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Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is a proud member of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) Program.

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is a proud member of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) Program. In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, our hospice team is working hard to improve care available to dying Veterans and their family caregivers.

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice has achieved its level four recognition as a WHV partner. This is the highest recognition possible. Countless hours of education to the community, as well as staff, on the various needs and concerns of veterans at the end of their lives has been done and is an ongoing mission.

Attendance by our Veteran Volunteers and staff at veteran events throughout the communities we serve is pivotal in continuing this mission of recognizing those veterans in need of specialized care and their caregivers in need of special support.

Our veteran hospice patients receive a personalized certificate and pin along with a unique red, white and blue handcrafted blanket to recognize their service to our country. Each presentation is done by a veteran volunteer within the same military branch the patient belongs to. Another important goal of the We Honor Veterans Program is to assist veterans in understanding and gaining access to valuable resources through the VA system.

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Over the past year, we have been able to erect a flag pole at the Laconia branch location to truly celebrate and recognize our country and those who have and are serving in our armed forces.

Starting in November each year, a celebration in Wolfeboro and Laconia occurs that is titled the Tree of Heroes. The WHV team decorates trees in red, white and blue and leave ornaments for loved ones to write the names of their military heroes on to be hung on the tree. It has become a much loved event at both locations.

At Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, quality end of life care for our veterans is not only a mission but a passion and we will continue to strive to serve this patient population with honor, respect, dignity and quality. They deserve nothing less.

Jennifer Legassie, RN, Hospice Director, Chief Clinical Nurse

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice

 

 

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Central New VNA & Hospice Home and Garden Tour 2017

 

This years Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Home & Garden Tour on Wednesday, July 12th from 10:00 AM to ­4:00 PM showcases 4 homes from very different era’s. The farmhouse built during the time of the Revolutionary War dates 250 years earlier than the exquisite lake home just completed. In addition to these two homes, you will also visit two homes built in the 1950’s. One is a charming country cape and the other the lakeside home of a master builder and his artist wife.  All the homes are either located in Wolfeboro or Tuftonboro. Tickets for this popular event are $40 and are available at Black’s Gift and Paper Store in Wolfeboro and at the Hospice offices in both Wolfeboro
and Laconia. While purchasing your tour ticket, consider purchasing an additional luncheon ticket for $15. This year’s luncheon will be held at O Bistro at The Inn on Main from 11:30 to ­1:30.  Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance. There will also be a Dine Around Raffle. Purchase raffle tickets the day of the event or Saturday mornings at Harvest Market in Wolfeboro and you could win a gift card to various local restaurants. Come enjoy a summer day appreciating the architecture and unique qualities of these beautiful homes, meander through their gardens and enjoy a view of the lake and you will be supporting your community hospice as well.

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice We Honor Veteran’s Ceremony at Taylor Community

The We Honor Veteran’s team at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice recently joined with the Taylor Community to honor those residents that served our country. Veterans from all branches of the United States military were represented. The Hospice Acapella Group, Tides of Harmony sang three wonderful military style songs while Chaplain, John Davies led the group in a prayer. Hospice Director and Chief Clinical Nurse, Jennifer Legassie announced the names of those selfless residents while they were presented with certificates honoring them for their service. A salute from one veteran to another solidified the respect and importance of this special event.  Many of the residents also shared stories from their times of service which filled the room with powerful emotions of pride and gratefulness.  To learn more about our We Honor Veteran’s Program tune in to our blog on July 3rd or the Meredith Bay Colony Club sponsored weekly radio show ‘Aging well’ on WEZS 1350AM.

 

 

“Thank You” to the dedicated Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Volunteers

Since the Hospice movement was started by volunteers, it is only fitting that Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice celebrate and thank our amazing volunteers who help serve our patients, families and community. On Tuesday, May 23rd, the annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner was held at the Taylor Community, Woodside. Over 50 volunteers along with Volunteer Coordinator, Randy Macdonald; Interim CEO, Christine Long; Chaplain, John Davies and Hospice Director and Chief Clinical Nurse, Jennifer Legassie enjoyed a wonderful dinner along with entertainment and education by bear enthusiast, Ben Kilham.

This event helps the agency honor those amazing people who continue to give of themselves to help those in need. Awards were given for 5, 10 and 15 years of service as well as the “Essential Piece of the Puzzle” award that recognizes the one volunteer who has gone above and beyond by taking on several volunteer roles to help complete the puzzle of patient and family needs. This year the award was presented to Ginny Caple who is on the Bereavement team, the Spiritual Care team as well as the We Honor Veteran’s team.

CONCERT IN TUFTONBORO TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CENTRAL NH VNA & HOSPICE

Come enjoy the music of local bands Clark Hackett and “Just Plain Country” and The New England Country Boys on Saturday, June 17th at the Tuftonboro United Methodist Church, 129 Mountain Road.  There will be a BBQ prior to the concert starting at 3:30 PM with the concert to follow around 5 pm. Other refreshments will be available and there will be raffles in the fellowship hall to participate in as well.

This is a yearly benefit spearheaded by Harold Chamberlin with all of the proceeds generously being donated to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice in thanks for the volunteer care that they provide to the loved ones of this tight knit community.

The evening will culminate with both bands joining forces on the last set for one big jam session.  Come enjoy this community event and support the volunteers that give their time to your community and other communities around Central New Hampshire.  For more information about the event call 603-569-4296.

 

TEMPLE B’NAI ISRAEL IN LACONIA TO HOST TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

Temple B’Nai Israel in Laconia, an integral part of the Laconia Community and a supporter of the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice for different events over the years, is hosting 2 important events over the next two weeks: On Saturday, May 27th at 7:45 pm one of America’s top vocal impersonators, Jay Gates, will […]

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Thousands of individuals throughout Central New Hampshire benefit from the highly skilled nursing staff at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. Each of the 50,000 home visits made last year brought compassion and a calming presence to those in need. May 6th to the 12th is National Nurses Week. This year is designated as “The […]

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