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

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

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

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.

Space is limited. Please register in advance by email to Stephanie. or call 973-993-1160, x534

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.


Golf Classic brochure and sponsor information

VNA Annual Meeting

Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), will provide the keynote address, “Changes in Home-based Care” at the VNA of Somerset Hills Annual Meeting on May 17, 2017.

RSVP by May 10th: 908.766.0180 or

Communication Tips and Techniques in Alzheimer’s Disease

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, people with the disease lose their ability to use words to communicate. Learn how to enhance communication at each stage of the disease, including how to recognize behavior as a form of communication. Topics include how to identify verbal and non-verbal messages and tips on how to maintain your relationship with your loved one as Alzheimer’s disease brings changes.

Laura Hawkins, MSW, LSW
Director, Program Outreach
Alzheimer’s New Jersey

There is no fee for attending this program, though pre-registration is required.
Register online at or call 888-280-6055.

View and print a flyer for this program.

Rummage Sale Donations

Huge variety of clothing, household merchandise, sporting goods, toys and other items is accepted.

Click here to view the most current list of acceptable and unacceptable items

For more information about the Rummage Sale and making donations, click here.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run sale will provide home health, hospice care and wellness services to community members and their families without adequate insurance or financial resources. In addition, dollars raised will help enable the VNA to offer important wellness services not covered by any insurance.


26th 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

Holly Day Market: A Holiday Boutique Shopping Event

Our inaugural 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.

HDM flyerNOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2016

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

Admission $5.00

Your purchases will benefit the Adult Day Club of the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, where the warm and welcoming setting is like a home away from home for people who will benefit from companionship during the day.

A & J Designs
August Designs
Bay Head Bags
Basking Ridge Garden Club
Calvert Life
Cherry Daydream
Coming Up Roses
Creative Designs and Gifts
Dagny Scout
Friends of the VNA of Somerset Hills/Cookie Walk
Margaux NY
Nantucket Sweaters
Meg Carter Designs
Peaceable Hill Paperie
The Personalized Party
The Posh Shop
Ride and Reflect
Secret Garden Soap
Silver Oaks Organics
Stanton Sweets
Tassot Apiaries
Ward Vintage
Zwikker and Zacher


Walking Home: Planning Your End of Life Journey

walking-home-flyerSaturday, November 5th
9:00 am to Noon
Registration starts at 8:30am

Senior Wellness Center
202 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Topics include:

  • Let’s Start the Conversation!
  • Documenting Your Wishes – Legal Advice
  • Addressing Spiritual Concerns
  • Navigating Hospice & Palliative Care

Reservations: 908-766-0180 or

FREE and Open to All!!

This program is presented in partnership by the VNA of Somerset Hills, Bernards Township Health Department and the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services