Cornerstone VNA Seeks Volunteer Balance Coaches

Cornerstone VNA Seeks Volunteer Balance Coaches

 

Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA is looking for volunteers to join their thriving ‘A Matter of Balance’ program as a volunteer coach.  This important program is designed to help people in the community manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. 

 

The next volunteer coaches training will take place on April 25 and 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the new Community Room at the Cornerstone VNA office on 178 Farmington Road in Rochester, NH. No previous experience is needed to become a volunteer coach. Once trained, volunteer balance coaches will be assigned in pairs to facilitate community programs that will take place over a 4-week period for 2 sessions a week at 2 hours each session. Volunteers are asked to facilitate at least two ‘A Matter of Balance’ programs per year.

 

During these sessions, volunteer balance coaches help participants become more confident about managing falls, identify ways to reduce falls, and lead exercises to help increase strength and balance. According to Judy Goodnow, Cornerstone VNA Volunteer Balance Coach, “Participants really enjoyed the class and felt that it helped with their balance and stability.”

 

If you are interested in joining this notable volunteer team, please contact Katie Michaud, MS, OTR/L at kmichaud@cornerstonevna.org or 603-332-1133 x1186.  You can also find additional details at www.cornerstonevna.org/volunteer/.

 

Cornerstone VNA currently serves 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 109 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 www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

Annual Egg Hunt

Our annual Egg Hunt is April 16th at Swasey Parkway beginning 10am for children preschool to grade 5. Six lucky winners will find special prizes. Bring your own basket. More info, call 603-773-6151.

Member Appreciation Mixer

All are welcome to join us for our Member Appreciation Mixer on Thursday, April 14th from 5-7pm where we congratulate all of our new members and honor our long-term members. Plus, anyone who brings a non-perishable food item for End 68 Hours of Hunger will be entered into a raffle to win various prizes!

We are very appreciative of NBA Member Fire and Spice Bistro for hosting this mixer and we look forward to seeing you there!

Reception for Hampton artist

Reception for Hampton artist Tracy Hines in the Lane Room/Weston Gallery on Saturday, April 16, from 11am-12pm. Her work is on display in the Weston Gallery of Lane Memorial Library. Tracy enjoys painting and finds nature, her garden, and fashion to be great subjects for her work. All are welcome!

 

Art Exhibition & Sale

The long awaited Art Exhibition & Sale benefitting the Great Bay Estuarine Research Reserve is happening the weekend of April 9 & 10th. The exhibit will be held at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center 89 Depot Rd., Greenland. The show is open to the general public Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM. See you there!

Students Raise Money for Cornerstone VNA’s Pediatric Fund

Students Raise Money for Cornerstone VNA’s Pediatric Fund

 

Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, recently received a generous donation of $484 from the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) students at the Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center at Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH. This donation is a result of a special bake sale that the students organized to support the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund at Cornerstone VNA.

 

The Kiddie Cornerstone Fund was established in 2016 to provide gifts for the organization’s pediatric patients to bring smiles to their youngest patients and to promote hope and healing at home. In addition to gifts, such as books, coloring books, and small toys, funds are also used to purchase gas cards to assist with transportation to medical appointments for families in need.

 

“Childhood illnesses are scary for young patients and their families, and the financial burden can be so overwhelming,” shares Erika Lee, Director of Advancement. “Thanks to donations to our Kiddie Cornerstone Fund, we can provide an extra layer of support in the form of toys and books, special equipment, gas cards, and even gifts over the holidays. We are very grateful to the students for their efforts to support our young patients.”

 

HOSA Co-President, Mia Baillargeon shares, “We are fortunate enough to have a great group of ladies [students] this year that are passionate about serving the community and reaching out to those who may need it most.  Of course we could have raised money for ourselves, but this was something more honorable, that makes an impact on others.” HOSA Advisor, Lisa Kumph adds, “Our HOSA group was very excited to be able to support the children in our community. The students and staff at Spaulding High School and the Creteau Tech Center demonstrated their generosity through support of the bake sale.”

 

For more information or to make a donation to the Kiddie Cornerstone Fund, visit cornerstonevna.org/kiddie-cornerstone-fund or call Erika Lee at 603-332-1133 x1203.

 

Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit 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 109 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 www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

Senior Summer Kick-off BBQ

Senior Summer Kick-off BBQ with the Exeter Parks and Rec Dept on June 2nd from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Live entertainment   by the bandstand in Swasey Parkway! Exeter Parks & Recreation will do the cooking, you enjoy the food, music and company. In the event of inclement weather, we will hold this event inside the Exeter Town Hall. Transportation available from Chestnut St, 277 Water St and 30 Court St. Registration is required, Please call us at 603-773-6151.

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