Cornerstone VNA Achieves “We Honor Veterans” Partner Level Four

Cornerstone VNA Achieves We Honor Veterans Partner Level Four

Rochester, NH:  Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is proud to announce that their Hospice Care program has achieved Level Four status with the We Honor Veterans program, the highest recognition level of this important program.  This special recognition reflects Cornerstone VNA’s commitment to ensuring veterans have access to quality end-of-life care. According to Kelly Doherty, RN-C, MSN, ARNP-BC, ACHPN, Hospice & Palliative Care Director at Cornerstone VNA, “This hospice specific program allows us to better care for Veterans at end-of-life.” 


We Honor Veterans is a national Hospice provider awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Cornerstone VNA is better prepared to build organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans and to strengthen partnerships with veteran organizations. In addition, they strive to increase access to hospice and palliative care for veterans living in their community and to network with other hospices across the country to learn about best practice models.


According to The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Hospices can “earn their stars” and matching logo by completing activities for each of four levels of commitment. This allows VA staff and Veterans to easily identify hospices that have made a commitment to offer veteran-specific care and services provided by a competent and highly skilled workforce.


According to Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Nicolazzo, “At Cornerstone VNA, we are privileged to do whatever we can to honor veterans and their family members, and to express our gratitude to them for their gallantry at the end of their lives.” Cornerstone VNA has many Hospice Volunteers, including Paula Carr and Brue Larrabee, who are both veterans.  According to Bruce Larrabee, “Veterans aren’t looking for a handout, they’re looking for a hand.” As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Cornerstone VNA is proud to give veterans a helping hand and the support they need at end-of-life.  


For more information about the We Honor Veterans program at Cornerstone VNA, contact Nancy Nicolazzo, Chaplain/Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 603-332-1133 x1239 or


Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 107 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit or call 800-691-1133.

Pop-Up Shop

Pop-Up Shop on March 21st in the Fellowship Hall of the Newmarket Community Church, on 137 Main Street in Newmarket, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. A variety of retail shops featuring local art, jewelry, health and wellness, fine crafted accessories, and so much more!

Durham Public Library Movies

The Durham Public Library presents Civil Rights and the Women’s Movement film screenings on Mondays from 6:00-8:00 pm. Upcoming dates. February 24th:One Woman, One Vote, March 2nd: Evanston’s Living History. Then Filmmaker Craig Dudnick presents Alice’s Ordinary People on Tuesday, March 3rd at 5:30 pm. The story of Alice Tregay and her five decades of effecting extraordinary change for human rights and continuing the relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Popcorn is provided

50th anniversary of The Beatles Abbey Road

Join Imagine Studios and Pamela Means in celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Abbey Road album and honoring its influence on generations of musicians, herself included, and millions of people.

Pamela Means, singer-songwriter and jazz musician, performs the iconic album, in its entirety, in order, solo acoustic. One woman One guitar One voice Seventeen songs 50 years- Abbey Road!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 (7:30pm)
Imagine Studios’ Gabriel’s Rainbow Coffeehouse Series
@ THE PEOPLE’S CAFE, People’s United Methodist Church
64 Purchase St., Newburyport MA 01950
Doors are at 7pm. Showtime is 7:30pm.

Refreshments available
Tickets: All Ages! $15 adv / $20 door

Co-presented/Ticketing by CFC Productions
Advance Tickets:CFC Productions
More info:

Pamela Means’s Abbey Road (one minute) Promo Video

PAMELA MEANS, “Gods of Indie Guitar,” “Folk Artist of the Year,” and “Female Vocalist of the Year,” are just a few of the awards piled up for this singer-songwriter with nine independent albums and a penchant for protest songs and conservatory-trained musician fronting her own jazz quartet on the sly.

“I learned the whole thing [Abbey Road] a few years ago to challenge myself … and this year being the 50th anniversary of the album, I’m realizing a tiny dream to perform it,” Means said in a recent interview. “…It just sounded ‘badass’ to do it. And I was intrigued with the surprise element of an entirely solo acoustic approach, and maybe flipping the expectations of what an audience thinks I, a biracial lesbian with a penchant for protest songs, would present.”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, Pamela Means recently performed that whole Beatles album, in order, solo, on acoustic guitar. Means has the skills and the artistic vision to pull off this kind of feat with aplomb. Best known for her folk music career she is also a fine jazz singer and social activist. Originally from Milwaukee, she moved to Boston and now lives in the Pioneer Valley. Curve Magazine called her “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted singer-songwriters in the music industry today.” Her latest recording, the driving, Impeachment Now! pulls no punches. “The president, is incompetent, an embarrassment, im-peach-ment now.”
-Green River Fest (presented by Signature Sounds), Greenfield MA July 2019
“She’s got more chops than the gentle pickers of her ilk will ever have.”

Oregon Live (Portland OR)

“Means sings, lightly striking her strings for Michael Hedges-style harmonics that sparkle like stars in a hilltown sky.”
Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton MA)

“Singer-songwriter and demigod, Pamela Means, is one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted [singer-songwriters] in the music industry today… With [Pamela Means Jazz Project Vol. 1] Means takes her rightful place among contemporary superstar jazz vocalists such as Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones.” Curve Magazine

A New Hampshire Yankee in a Consumer World

A New Hampshire Yankee in a Consumer World
Create a Sustainable Life
Monday, January 27, 2020—Victory at Home
7 p.m.
at the Jeremiah Smith Grange

The program, presented by Ruth Eifert, Lee Library Director, will focus on a
historical perspective of Lee during the First World War, home economics, liberty gardens and home industry efforts. Sarah Cox and others will discuss food security and gleaning.
Sponsored by the Lee Agricultural Commission, Backyard Farming Initiative, the Lee Public Library and the Lee Sustainability Committee.

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