27th Annual Cookie Walk

Cookie Walk 017Purchase homemade cookies, baked goods, holiday boutique items, and handcrafted boxwood Christmas trees during this unique and delicious fundraising tradition sponsored by the Friends of the VNA of Somerset Hills!

Proceeds benefit the Adult Day Club of the VNA of Somerset Hills.

 

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Annual Golf Outing Raises Funds to Support Healthcare Agency

VNA Golf Classic Benefits Home Care Patients and Caregivers

On Monday, September 18th, more than 90 golfers enjoyed a beautiful Fall day at the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Between registration fees, sponsorship dollars, live and silent auctions, and other contributions, a record-setting $75,000 in proceeds will support the home care agency’s home health, hospice and palliative care, adult day and community wellness services.

“We are grateful for the generosity of all the players, sponsors, volunteers, and others who helped make this year’s event such a great success,” said Daniel Powell, President and CEO, VNA of Somerset Hills. “Through their contributions, our patients and their caregivers can feel peace-of-mind knowing that life-changing healthcare and support services will continue to be available from the agency, when needed.”

Co-chairs Carolyn Fahey of Bernardsville, NJ, and Anthony Frisoli, MD, of Basking Ridge, NJ, led the 2017 VNA Golf Classic Committee. Special thanks go to gold sponsors ABC Supply Co., Inc., Robert M. Gardiner, and The Meridian Group/UBS Private Wealth Management. Photos from the 2017 event are available on www.facebook.com/vnaofsomersethills. The 2018 VNA Golf Classic will take place on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Neshanic Valley Golf Course.

Coping with Caregiver Stress

coping with caregiver stress nov 15thWe are proud to join forces with Alzheimer’s New Jersey as we host “Coping with Caregiver Stress” on November 15th. This educational program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. This program examines caregivers stress and offers coping strategies to become a healthier caregiver. This presentation is designed for caregivers and attendance is not recommended for persons with dementia.

Learn more and RSVP here

View and print a flyer for this program

Holiday Themed Gift Boutique on November 4 and 5 to Benefit Healthcare Agency

Second annual Holly Day Market in Basking Ridge hosted by the VNA of Somerset Hills

VNA Holly Day Market Commitee Photo

The VNA Holly Day Market boutique shopping event will take place November 4-5, 2017. Proceeds support healthcare services and wellness programs provided by the VNA of Somerset Hills. Pictured (left to right) are Committee members Rosemary Goodman of Basking Ridge, Diane Simon of Watchung, Amy Chatwin of Far Hills, Cynthia Wynant of Basking Ridge, and Ellen Christman of Bedminster. Not shown, Mona Gibson of Far Hills, Holly Day Market Chairperson.

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to host the second annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness for the myriad of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Sunday, November 5 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at the VNA of Somerset Hills, located at 200 Mt. Airy Road in Basking Ridge, NJ.

“After receiving an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to last year’s inaugural Holly Day Market, the VNA is pleased to welcome the community back to our headquarters and Adult Day Center for a second year of seasonal shopping to benefit the agency. This is a terrific opportunity to increase awareness of the vital healthcare services and resources that the VNA team provides to our patients, caregivers, partners, and to the communities we serve,” said Dan Powell, President and CEO, VNA of Somerset Hills. “Funds raised will support programs including in-home nursing, rehabilitation therapies, adult day services, hospice and palliative care, caregiver support and community education.”

“We are thrilled with the excitement community members have expressed for this event as demonstrated by over 1,000 people attending last year,” stated Mona Gibson, Market Chairperson and VNA of Somerset Hills Trustee. “A ‘can’t miss event,’ our boutique features exclusive vendors selling items such as custom shoes for women, fine jewelry, monogrammed gifts, beautiful clothing and accessories, table linens, sweets and treats, and much more. We welcome everyone to this special venue to help ensure the VNA of Somerset Hills, an invaluable treasure for our community, can continue providing services to all those in need.

Shops at the Holly Day Market include: A&J Accessories; Classic Home Christmas; Duende; Discovery Toys; Elyse Marie Botanicals; Estate Fine Linens; Everything is Rosey; JOTT; Just One Bite LLC; kk’s; Larger Cross; Lei-Lei; Peaceable Hill Paperie; Ride + Reflect; Secret Garden Soap of Madison; Stanton Sweets; Susan’s Jewelry; Sweet Meadow Studio; The Personalized Party; The Posh Shop; Three Wags; Thorn Hill; Tori Brown the Label; Ward Vintage; Windswept; and Zwikker and Zacher.

For additional information about the Holly Day Market:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vnahollydaymarket
Instagram: @vnahollydaymarket

VNA Rummage Sale at Far Hills Fairgrounds Takes Place Oct 6-8

Over two acres and 75,000 square feet of merchandise awaits bargain-hunting shoppers under the tents at the VNA Fall Rummage Sale. The sale takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 6, 7 and 8 at the Far Hills Fairgrounds, located at the intersection of US Route 202 and Peapack Road in Far Hills, New Jersey. The sale is open 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine.

Proceeds from the Rummage Sale support important VNA home health, hospice and palliative care, adult day, and wellness services that improve the health and quality of life of community members in need. In addition, at this a portion of the funds raised will be directed to relief agencies helping those impacted by the recent hurricanes in Florida, Texas and the Caribbean. “As a mission based organization with a tradition of community care, the VNASH understands the importance of providing on-the-ground, non-profit relief agencies with funds they can use to provide exactly the type of disaster relief supplies that are going to be most helpful,” stated Dan Powell, President and CEO, VNA of Somerset Hills.

The sale boasts of over 28 different departments of goods including: clothing; fashion accessories; furniture and home decorative items; pet supplies; artwork; toys and games; sporting goods; fine and costume jewelry; antiques and vintage items; kitchen supplies and cookware; appliances; electronics; lighting fixtures; books for all ages; cameras; musical instruments; vinyl records; video games; fabric and yarn; sewing accessories; holiday decorations; costumes; gardening supplies; outdoor furnishings; and more. Merchandise has been carefully sorted, checked for damage, cleaned, and organized for display by more than 450 volunteers.

What to Know:

  • Rain or shine.
  • Parking and admission are free. Handicap parking is available.
  • Credit cards (Mastercard and Visa), cash, and checks accepted in all departments. Photo identification may be required for credit cards and checks.
  • Flu shots (individuals over 18) will be available at the VNA information tent Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost per flu shot is $25 and is free for those covered under Medicare Part B (card required for verification.) No Medicare Advantage plans, private insurance, or Medicaid will be accepted as payment. Shots are also free for Far Hills residents with ID.
  • Short walking distance from the NJ Transit Far Hills Station.
  • Food is available for purchase, cash only.
  • Strollers and shopping carts are welcome on the grounds but, for safety reasons, not allowed inside any of the tents or departments.

Holly Day Market: A Holiday Boutique Shopping Event

Our Holly Day Market is a holiday themed gift boutique featuring exclusive vendors from across the country. Take care of your holiday shopping with a selection of unique items. Your purchases will benefit the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills.

NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2017
VNA OF SOMERSET HILLS
200 MT. AIRY RD, BASKING RIDGE

Sat  10:00am-5:00pm
Sun  10:00am-4:00pm

Admission $5.00

Holly Day Cafe 10:00am-4:00pm, Sat and Sun

A & J Accessories (hair accessories)
ABW Designs (jewelry)
Classic Home Christmas (holiday)
Duende (shoes/bags)
Discovery Toys (toys)
Elyse Marie Botanicals (skin care)
Estate Fine Linens (linens)
Everything is Rosey (clothing)
JOTT (clothing)
Just One Bite LLC. (food/cookies)
kk’s (clothing/accessories)
Larger Cross (home accessories)
Lei-Lei (clothing/accessories)
Peaceable Hill Paperie (stationary)
Ride + Reflect (fitness clothing)
Secret Garden Soap of Madison (soap)
Stanton Sweets (chocolate)
Susan’s Jewelry (jewelry)
The Personalized Party (stationary)
The Posh Shop (clothing)
Thorn Hill (accessories)
Tori Brown the Label (beach bags/hats)
Ward Vintage (jewelry)
Windswept (clothing)
Zwikker and Zacher (jewelry)

New to Caregiving

Please join us for a special presentation

DATE:                September 20, 2017
TIME:                 6:00 PM Mingle and light dinner, 6:45 PM Presentation
LOCATION:        Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills, 200 Mount Airy Rd, Basking Ridge
TO REGISTER:  908-766-0180 or email news@visitingnurse.org

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Speaker:
Adalin Ball, Eldercare Educator from the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services

What does it mean to become a caregiver or to experience role redefinition? The caregiving experience is characterized as a transition process or a period of ongoing focusing and de-focusing. The extent to which caregivers feel connected with others, redefine their personal use of time and feel comfortable with their new responsibilities indicates how they are managing this transition and how well they are achieving balance in their new role. The right planning and knowing where to get advice can make all the difference in one’s caregiving experience. The purpose is to understand the lived experience of individuals taking on the role as caregivers after an unexpected event involving a loved one.

This program is presented in partnership with the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services

Blood Drive

Donate blood and help save lives! In partnership with the Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, the VNA of Somerset Hills is co-sponsoring a blood drive at the Wellness Center. Appointments are preferred. Visit redcrossblood.org and enter the code somerset hills for more information and to register.

DATE: September 18, 2017
TIME: 9am-2pm
LOCATION: Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, 202 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Blood Drive Flyer

Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course

The VNA of Somerset Hills will be hosting a Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course facilitated by ANA Enterprise Nursing Knowledge Center. The 14 contact hour course will take place October 14-15 at the VNA headquarters at 200 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge.

For additional information:
Learn.ana-nursingknowledge.org, by calling 1.866.826.8746, or by emailing sales@ana.org
VNA of Somerset Hills contact: Gail Bechtold, RN – Gbechtold@visitingnurse.org

To register online: https://lnkd.in/dSs9xxg

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