Cornerstone VNA Seeks Hospice Volunteers

Cornerstone VNA Seeks Hospice Volunteers

 

Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is looking for individuals who are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer. Currently, the greatest need for volunteers is in the seacoast and southern Maine areas. For as little as 3-4 hours per week, volunteers can offer companionship, respite care and their own unique skills to patients and family members in their community. Volunteers receive a comprehensive 8-week Hospice Volunteer Training program that focuses on how to provide comfort, support and a reassuring presence to Hospice patients and their families. No medical or volunteer experience is necessary to make a positive difference.

 

Current Cornerstone VNA Hospice Volunteers recently shared, “Hospice volunteering has been the most rewarding and humbling experience of my life”, “It is extremely rewarding, knowing that I am doing something that eases the burden of the family” and “Hospice visiting has shown me how to be present.” Cornerstone VNA invites individuals to be a part of this enriching and meaningful volunteer experience.

 

To register for an upcoming training or for more information about the Hospice Volunteer Program, please contact Catherine “Katie” Scanlon LeBlanc, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator/Chaplain at 603-332-1133 x1153 or cleblanc@cornerstonevna.org.

 

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.

Cornerstone VNA Honors Laars with the 2022 Cornerstone Award

Cornerstone VNA Honors Laars with the 2022 Cornerstone Award

 

Rochester, NH: There are many businesses within the community who are quietly engaging with, and generously supporting, local nonprofit organizations. Laars Heating Systems in Rochester is one of those businesses who really stands out as a partner, supporter, and friend to Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider.

 

Every year, Cornerstone VNA awards the Cornerstone Award to a local business, community member, volunteer, or staff member to recognize their dedication and commitment to advancing the mission of Cornerstone VNA. This year, the Cornerstone Award was awarded to Laars Heating Systems during a special donor appreciation event held at Cornerstone VNA on June 7th. Mark Farrell, Director of Manufacturing Operations at Laars, who was unable to attend the event in person, proudly accepted the award virtually. Mark shared, “You’re near and dear to Laars Heating Systems hearts. All of our employees know of Cornerstone VNA and have used many of your services, including myself and my family members. It’s a joy to work with an organization like Cornerstone VNA. We look forward to continuing our relationship and growing it even further. Thank you for this, it is truly appreciated very much by Laars.”

 

According to Julie Reynolds, President/CEO of Cornerstone VNA, “Laars first joined our donor family in 2016 when they became a sponsor of our annual dinner and silent auction event. Every year since, they have sponsored our fundraising events and have been present at many community and donor events.”

 

In addition to participating in and supporting events, Laars has been partnering with Cornerstone VNA to coordinate wellness clinics for their employees such as cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose screenings, as well as flu clinics. Erika Lee, Advancement Director at Cornerstone VNA adds, “We are grateful for their support, as well as their efforts to partner with us to support the health and wellness of their employees.” Lee continues, “We truly value this relationship we have developed. Laars is a shining example of a business making a difference in their local community, and we are honored to give them this special award.”

 

About Cornerstone VNA:

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, 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.

Cornerstone VNA Names Kathryn Howard as LNA of the Year

Cornerstone VNA Names Kathryn Howard as LNA of the Year

 

Rochester, NH: Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, has named Kathryn Howard as their Licensed Nursing Assistant of the Year. Howard, who joined Cornerstone VNA in February 2021, is known for her high standard of performance and high-quality care. She performs her job exceptionally, cares for patients with respect and dignity, and is an asset to Cornerstone VNA and her local community.

 

According to Stacey Genest, RN, MSN, Home Care Team Manager, “Kathryn has a unique skill set and utilizes it to create therapeutic connections, making her an exceptional LNA.” Genest continues, “Kathryn is always excited to learn new skills, she is proficient in assisting with installing and removing telehealth equipment in the patient’s home, providing simple wound care, and blood checks for patients on Coumadin, a blood-thinning medication. These additional skills bring value to her LNA role within the agency.”

 

Kathryn goes above and beyond and ensures patients are provided the best quality care with a positive experience. She has high ethical standards and expertise in home care, hospice, and acute care that enables her to be an excellent mentor to new staff. She is a great resource for her peers and a role model within Cornerstone VNA. She shows concern for the well-being of others and is always looking for solutions to problems.

 

Genest adds, “Quality patient care is Kathryn’s mission, and it is evident that healthcare is her passion. She enjoys serving others and expresses her appreciation to others for their efforts.”

 

Licensed Nursing Assistants, like Kathryn Howard, provide basic patient care, assist with nursing procedures, and often include helping with “activities of daily living,” including personal hygiene, meal preparation, and assistance with self-administration of medicine. For seniors and adults with disabilities, LNAs are often the unsung heroes who provide the care needed to help individuals age in place in their homes.

About Cornerstone VNA:

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, 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.

1st Annual Cornhole For A Cure tournament

Come join the Dover, Rollinsford and South Berwick (DRSB) Lions Club for our 1st Annual Cornhole For A Cure tournament . DRSB is proud to have teamed up with the Dartmouth Cancer Center and Dartmouth Health Children’s in support of treatment and research for pediatric cancer research (www.facebook.com/dartmouthcancer) .

This event is limited to 100 Cornhole teams of 2, competing on August 20th, 2022 at 10am for great prizes and of course, bragging rights! This event is hosted in partnership with Hilltop Fun Center in Somersworth, NH. The entry fee is $50 for pre-registration, or $60 day of the event, per team ($25-30/person). Space is limited so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Enjoy food, drinks and music and tons of great corn hole while you play! Come show off your backyard cornhole skills and support a great cause while you do it .

Registration & donations are a 100% tax deductible. In order to minimize fees on all registrations to maximize donations we ask registrants to pay via check, Venmo, or Paypal. For questions or other accommodations, please contact Caleb Allen at 207-450-1900.

Thank you for your support of your local Lions Club and our mission to take action in the battle against Childhood Cancer! We’ll see you in August!

Barrington 300th Parade

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!!! The information you have been waiting for!!!! Save the Date: Saturday July 23,2022

The Barrington 300th Parade Plan: it starts at 1 pm, July 23rd 2022. Rt 9 / Franklin Pierce Highway will be shut down at 12:15. Mallego road will be shut down approx. 12:45. The parade will end approx. at 2:30 pm. The parade starts at Turbocam on route 9, travels past the public safety building, cemetery, turns right on Mallego road and ends at the back exit of the Barrington Elementary School. Lot’s of things going on including displays demonstrations and shuttles to get you around. See our Facebook page at Barrington, NH Tricentennial Celebration to see all the details.

The StoryWalk© at Marston School

The StoryWalk© at Marston School runs from June 27th thru August 26th. For all Ages. Take a walk. Read a book. Have an adventure! Read Land Shark by Beth Ferry while you take a walk on the Marston School trail. Take a picture of the QR code at the end of the storywalk to have a chance to receive a special prize. The only thing Bobby wants for his birthday is a pet shark. So you can imagine his disappointment when his parents get him…a puppy.

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