Holly Day Market: A Holiday Boutique Shopping Event

VNA Holly Day Market November 4 & 5, 2017 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.

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

Your purchases will benefit the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills.

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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Hospice Volunteer Training Program Offers Rewarding Opportunity

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is offering an opportunity for men and women to train as hospice volunteers. Volunteers provide much needed joy, support and assistance to patients and their families dealing with life-limiting illness. For over 30 years, the agency has trained volunteers to be vital members of the interdisciplinary hospice care team. A hospice volunteer provides support to patients and caregivers. Responsibilities may include companionship visits, running errands, pet therapy visits, respite for caregivers, or help with administrative work at the agency. No previous hospice or healthcare experience is necessary.

Beginning October 12, 2017, the free training program will run for four consecutive Thursdays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the VNA headquarters at 200 Mt. Airy Road in Basking Ridge. Volunteers will gain an overall understanding of the hospice philosophy and the volunteer’s role. The curriculum, presented in a supportive environment, includes introduction to hospice and palliative care, patient and family care, communication, and grief and bereavement.

“Volunteers are invaluable members of the hospice care team at the VNA,” said Kristin Pirich, Coordinator of Volunteers at the VNA of Somerset Hills. “In addition to providing respite and comfort to others, our volunteers find that participation in the program offers them a deeply rewarding and life-changing experience.”

Pre-registration is required and is open now through September 21, 2017. For more information, contact Kristin Pirich, Coordinator of Volunteers, at 908-766-0180 ext. 115 or email kpirich@visitingnurse.org.

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2017 Golf Classic

Somerset County ParksOn September 18th, we will be returning to the Neshanic Valley Golf Club for the 2017 VNA Golf Classic.

The course has received numerous awards for design and play. We promise a great day of golf, food, prizes, and camaraderie with men and women who, like you, enjoy the game of golf and want to support the VNA.

Playing and non-playing sponsor opportunities are available.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Golf Classic brochure and sponsor information

Hospice Volunteer Training Opportunity

Free VNA Hospice Volunteer Training Available for Community Members

For over 30 years the VNA of Somerset Hills has trained volunteers to be vital members of our interdisciplinary hospice team. A hospice volunteer provides support to patients and caregivers. Responsibilities may include companionship visits, running errands, pet therapy visits, respite for caregivers, or help with administrative work at the agency.

WHEN:
Begins Thursday, October 12, 2017
12:30-3:30 pm
Continues for four consecutive weeks

WHERE:
VNA of Somerset Hills
200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Men and Women Needed!

Pre-registration is required.

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For more information contact:
Kristin Pirich, Coordinator of Volunteers
908-766-0180, ext. 115 or email kpirich@visitingnurse.org

Grant from CR Bard Supports Music Therapy at the Adult Day Center

The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNA) has received a $5,000 grant from the C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc. to support the music therapy program offered at the Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills, a service available through the nonprofit home care agency. Using evidence-based methods, professionally trained and certified music therapists develop programs that promote cognitive stimulation, social interaction, and emotional well-being. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, research shows that music can enrich the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

“The VNA and Adult Day Center extend our thanks to the C. R. Bard Foundation for their generous support,” said Marie Sperber, VP of Business Development & Philanthropy at the VNA of Somerset Hills. “Music therapy is a valuable component of the specialized programming offered at the Center. Regardless of cognitive ability, every member has the opportunity to benefit from an individualized social and sensory experience.”

The Adult Day Center provides a warm and welcoming setting that enhances the quality of life for people who will benefit from companionship during the day, including those with Alzheimer’s, moderate dementia, or functional impairments due to stroke or chronic illnesses. Caregivers also receive a much-needed break from their stressful daily routine, allowing time for work and other non-caregiving responsibilities while feeling confident while their loved one is safe and not lonely. The care provided at the Center may help delay need for placing a loved one in an assisted living or nursing facility.

C. R. Bard, Inc. headquartered in Murray Hill, NJ, is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products.

VNA Receives Grant from Enterprise Holdings Foundation

The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNA) has received a $1,000 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to support the nonprofit home care agency’s home health, hospice and palliative care, adult day services, and community wellness programs. By bringing healthcare services into homes and onsite at community locations, The VNA of Somerset Hills helps make high quality, cost-effective healthcare accessible, and eliminates obstacles that can delay timely care, slow recovery, and an increased risk of a health emergency, even when services are not reimbursed by Medicare or any insurance.

“We are enormously grateful for the generosity of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and its support of our mission,” said Marie Sperber, VP of Business Development & Philanthropy at the VNA of Somerset Hills. “Its grant makes it possible for the agency to continue promoting safe and independent living, assist with recovery from illness or injury, help people struggling to balance caregiving with other responsibilities, and preserve dignity for those coping with life-limiting illness.

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which, through its independent regional subsidiaries, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

Enterprise grant to VNA

Accepting the grant check from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation are (left to right) Marie Sperber, VP of Business and Philanthropy at the VNA of Somerset Hills; Jose Jalandoni, Account Manager, Enterprise Fleet Management; and Nick Kouyialis, Vice President of Finance and Business, at the VNA of Somerset Hills. Funds will support home health, hospice and community wellness services provided to residents of Morris and Somerset counties in New Jersey.