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.

 

cookie walk boxwoods VNA cookie walk

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

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

View and print event flyer

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

VIEW AND PRINT COURSE FLYER

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.

VIEW AND PRINT FLYER

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

Coping with Behavior Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease

United Way of Northern New Jersey Caregivers Coalition invites you to attend a free Munch & Learn dinner presentation addressing Behavioral Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease. The program is being presented by Alzheimer’s New Jersey. View and print flyer

DATE: Thursday, July 20, 2017

TIME:
5:30-6:30PM: Mingle and enjoy dinner
6:00-7:15PM: Presentation

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

PROGRAM SUMMARY:
Behavioral changes in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can pose concerns for family caregivers. As the disease progresses, behavior often becomes the primary way people with the disease communicate their needs. Learn why people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia experience behavior changes, what those behaviors mean, and how to cope when behaviors are challenging.

TO REGISTER:
Space is limited. Please register in advance by email to Stephanie. Howland@UnitedWayNNJ.org or call 973-993-1160, x534