Cornerstone VNA Offers Successful Caregivers Connect Event

Cornerstone VNA proudly launched a new educational series last week titled Caregivers Connect, underwritten by Federal Savings Bank. Over 65 people attended the first session in the series, which took place on May 5th at the Governor’s Inn in Rochester. The afternoon included presentations from noted Alzheimer’s author A. Michael Bloom as well as Gerontologist, Dr. John Hopkins, owner and operator of Bellamy Fields and Watson Fields in Dover.

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The session concluded with a panel discussion facilitated by Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone VNA, which included noted experts in the field including Dr. Hopkins, Michael Bloom, Sandy Powers RN, Wellness Nurse and Holistic Health Coach and Janice Howard, Life Care Director at Cornerstone VNA. All caregivers in attendance received a free copy of Michael Bloom’s book The Accidental Caregiver’s Survival Guide. Trained staff and volunteers from Cornerstone VNA provided on-site respite care to loved ones in a safe and welcoming environment, for caregivers who attended the event.

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“We felt the pain, love and hope that these caregivers have each and every day in their journey as they do the best to care for someone with Alzheimer’s. Our presenters provided guidance and tools to help them get through. We received overwhelming positive feedback at the end and plan on another event this fall,” states Julie Reynolds RN, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone VNA. Find resources for caregivers on our new Caregivers Connect web page http://www.cornerstonevna.org/caregivers-connect/.

Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit home, health and hospice agency currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work as well as volunteer and support services through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For more than 100 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.

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