3rd Annual Great New England Holiday Fine Craft & Artisan Show

3rd Annual Great New England Holiday Fine Craft & Artisan Shows. Largest and Finest Show on the Seacoast. Nov 19, 10-4  |  Nov 20, 10 – 3pm. The Rim Sports Complex – 311 Winnacunet Rd – Hampton. 125 Fine Craftsmen, Artisans & Specialty Food Makers. Food trucks | Cocktails | $100 Door Prize | Holiday Music. $5 Entry- valid both days – Ages 14 & under free of charge. Details and to join their email list – GNECraftArtisanShows.com

Cornerstone VNA Selected as The Fabulous Find Beneficiary for October

Cornerstone VNA Selected as The Fabulous Find Beneficiary for October

Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is delighted to be chosen as one of four recipients of proceeds from October sales at The Fabulous Find in Kittery, ME. The Fabulous Find, a 501c3 non-profit organization (listed under A Caring Community), is a beautifully merchandized boutique style resale shop, located at 139 State Rd (Route One) in Kittery, which partners with different worthy, local non-profit organizations each month.

According to Marcye Philbrook, The Fabulous Find Board President, “All profits are donated to whatever organizations are selected by our board for that month. Our overhead is low, and the more sales we do, the bigger the check to each nonprofit at the end of the month.” Philbrook adds, “We opened in mid-July of 2010, and with tremendous support from the community, we have given out over $2.3 million dollars to more than 150 local non-profits. Amazing!”

Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO of Cornerstone VNA remarks, “Cornerstone VNA truly appreciates being selected as one of the October beneficiaries alongside the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Triangle Club and Pro Portsmouth.”  Reynolds adds, “The quality of The Fabulous Find store and the money they raise to benefit local non-profit organizations is quite exceptional.”

Cornerstone VNA encourages community members and supporters to donate gently worn clothing, jewelry, and home décor, and also shop at The Fabulous Find all month long. Additional details on what the boutique accepts for donations can be found at www.thefabulousfind.org/donate.

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.

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteer Your Time

 

Kensington, NH – The Carriage Barn Equine Adaptive Therapy Programs is looking for volunteers to assist with Therapeutic Horseback Riding & Carriage Driving, Fundraising, Events, and Fun Activities.  Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the week to work with horses and clients. 

 

Teens, adults and retirees welcome (volunteers must be at least 14 years old).  Experience and horse knowledge is a plus, but not required.  Are you a student with a community service requirement (Honor Society, Scouts, 4-H, Graduation, etc)?  If so, we would love to hear from you!

 

Anyone interested in learning more can contact The Carriage Barn at 603-378-0140, email info.carriagebarn@comcast.net, or check out our website at www.carriage-barn.org.

 

The program offers services in Kensington, NH and seeks to promote the health and well-being of individuals of all ages with disabilities by enhancing their physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional healing and strengthening through equine activities.  The Carriage Barn is a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization, as well as a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International.

Seacoast Artisans 23rd Annual Holiday Fine Arts &  Craft Show

Seacoast Artisans 23rd Annual Holiday Fine Arts &  Craft Show on November 12th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth. Event Entrance Fee $5.00 Children 14 & Under Free. The show is totally handicap accessible. Lunch will be served. Everyone who enters the door will receive a Raffle ticket for a $250 cash door prize. You can shop, stop have lunch and shop some more!

A Matter of Balance

Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA is looking for volunteers to join their vibrant ‘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 November 1 and 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the 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. These programs take place over a 4-week period, with participants meeting two times a week for two 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 Tina Trevino, Cornerstone VNA Volunteer Balance Coach, “As participants opened up to each other and shared their concerns of falling they seemed to bond and even laugh and have a good time. I hope they continue to get together!”

 

If you are interested in joining this important 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/.

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