On Saturday, October 27th, Gathering Time, a New York based folk-rock trio, will perform at the Inter-Lakes High School community auditorium. The concert benefits Central NH VNA & Hospice. Gathering Time has wowed crowds throughout the Northeast with songs from the era of civil rights, peace, and social concern. Think Peter Paul and Mary, add some CSNY and a little Pete Seeger and you can imagine the wonderful music you will hear. Some selections may include Turn Turn Turn (The Byrds), Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (CSN), If I Had My Way (Peter, Paul & Mary), Ripple (Grateful Dead), City of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie), and Teach Your Children (CSN). To hear some of their original songs, click here.
The concert is hosted Temple B’Nai Israel of Laconia. Now in their fifth year, this is the 10th benefit concert they have organized to raise much needed dollars for our community. Central VNA feels lucky to have been chosen as the recipient of their generosity. Doors open at 7pm. You can enjoy complimentary refreshments, lovingly prepared and donated by Temple volunteers, until the concert begins at 7:45.
Every year the We Honor Veterans group from Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, consisting of a team of dedicated veteran volunteers, Jennifer Legassie, Hospice Director and Chief Clinical Nurse, Randy Macdonald, Volunteer Coordinator and Maria Babineau, MSW come together to honor veterans of the past and present by displaying a tree draped in red, white and blue at the Bank of New Hampshire, Laconia and Huggins Hospital lobbies.
Friends and family are invited to visit the tree and write the name of their veteran loved ones on ornaments to hang proudly. Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice strives to always respect and honor those who have selflessly given of themselves to protect this country and all who call it home.
The staff at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice wish to give a special thank you and salute to all who have served and continue to serve our country.
Jennifer Legassie, RN, Hospice Director, Chief Clinical Nurse
Every year come springtime, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice has its Service of Remembrance to honor those who have passed under the care of hospice in the preceding year. It is also a pivotal time for friends and family to come and re-connect with hospice staff they know while sharing memories of their loved ones.
This year, the service was held at The Congregational Church in Wolfeboro. The Tides of Harmony Choral Group of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice sang lovely and comforting melodies while the names of those who have passed were read aloud and a candle was lit in their honor.
Staff members took time to talk with families and offer support and comfort while inviting them to enjoy some of the many baked goods provided by generous Hospice Volunteers.
In Laconia, the Service of Remembrance is held every November and also honors those who have passed in the preceding year.
Hospice Director and Chief Clinical Nurse Jennifer Laramie speaks of the service as “A truly moving experience as names are read and loved ones come to light their candles. It is a form of healing while also still mourning. It is one of the many ways we connect with loved ones within our Hospice program”.