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Lakes Region, Meredith, Laconia, VNA

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Touches the Local Community

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice spends a great deal of time doing many different kinds of Outreach: from partnering with churches for bereavement sessions and memorial services, to educating our community healthcare partners and providing free blood pressure clinics to radio broadcasts with pertinent home care and hospice information.

Recently; however, I’ve had the pleasure of a different kind of Outreach.  I am working with Dr. Marianne Jackson, a retired OBGYN from Northern New Hampshire who is dedicating her retirement to speaking with people all over Belknap and Carroll County about the changes in medicine over the last 100 years and why it is more important than ever to plan for the future.  Coincidentally, her presentation titled, “What Ever Happened to Natural Causes?  Historical Perspectives on Death and Dying Across 100 Years” coincides with our agency’s 100th Birthday.  The clarity with which Dr. Jackson communicates her desire to help the community embrace this difficult conversation is refreshing and incredibly important.  We are dedicating 2018 to reminding the communities in Central New Hampshire and the greater Lakes Region that our involvement and support in the local community is much more than home care and hospice services.  Partnering with Dr. Jackson has given us yet another way to make a difference in the lives of our local communities.  Please call us at 524-8444 if you are interested in scheduling a presentation.  By Angela Smith, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Community Liaison.