VNA Hospice Spiritual Care Coordinator is Ordained

Congratulations to VNA of Somerset Hills Hospice Spiritual Care Coordinator, Karen Lewis, on being ordained as Deacon of the Episcopal Church. We are truly fortunate to have Reverend Lewis on our hospice care team. She is dedicated to her role as patient advocate, and to providing emotional support and companionship to our patients and their families.

The ceremony took place at St. Luke’s Church in Gladstone, NJ, and was officiated by the Right Reverend William Stokes, the Episcopal Bishop of New Jersey. During the service, a special offering of the congregation was collected to benefit the VNA of Somerset Hills, in recognition of her affiliation with the VNA and role as Hospice pastoral counselor.

Adult Day Center Open House

200 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ

Take a tour and learn more about this valuable program benefiting caregivers and their loved ones. Drop-ins Welcome!

About Our Adult Day Center
Since 1988 the warm and welcoming setting of the Adult Day Center has been enhancing the quality of life for older adults who can benefit from socialization and supervision, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Feel confident that the well-being, dignity and safety of your loved one is our highest priority.

We are pleased to offer this event in celebration of our 30th anniversary providing adult day services to the community!

For more information: 908-766-0180

Healthy Aging: Tips for Your Body and Brain

Over the past several decades, researchers have explored how lifestyle factors may affect our physical and cognitive health. Diet, exercise, stress, sleep problems, and other factors may influence age-related physical and cognitive decline. Learn about the latest research on lifestyle changes and how to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine.

Presented by Alzheimer’s NJ

View and print the program flyer

Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:30am Light refreshments
10—11am Program

Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills
VNA of Somerset Hills
200 Mount Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ

There is no fee for attending this program, however, pre-registration is required.
You can register online at alznj.org or call the VNA at 908-766-0180

VNA Rummage Sale and Far Hills Share Decades of Partnership

Shopping event unites home care agency and town to benefit community

BASKING RIDGE, NJ (May 4, 2018) Since their first fundraising event at the Far Hills Horse Show in 1921, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills has shared a successful partnership with the Borough of Far Hills. Every May and October, the VNA Rummage Sale takes place at the Far Hills Fairgrounds, drawing thousands of attendees to the area from across the tristate region and beyond. Thanks to cooperation between the VNA and borough officials, proceeds from the Rummage Sale benefit patients, families and caregivers through the home care agency’s home health, hospice care, adult day and wellness clinics, and health education programs.

“As Mayor of the Borough of Far Hills, I am very proud of our long standing relationship with the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and to support the good work you do,” said Mayor Paul J. Vallone, M.D, Borough of Far Hills during a pre-sale visit with volunteers and VNA staff at the Fairgrounds. “I want to commend all the Volunteers who give of their time and contribute greatly to the success of this event; and to all the nurses and caregivers of the VNA who provide necessary medical services to those in need and do so in a kind, caring and compassionate manner. We in Far Hills look forward to supporting the VNA, now and in the future.”.

“Thanks to Mayor Vallone and the support of other Borough officials and departments, the VNA Rummage Sale remains a biannual tradition among merchandise donors, shoppers and volunteers. Through even the most inclement weather, we can feel confident that the Borough is focused on the safety, security and enjoyment of all involved with the sale and in the local community,” said Dan Powell, President and CEO, VNA of Somerset Hills.

VNA of Somerset Hills President and CEO, Dan Powell (left) and Borough of Far Hills Mayor, Paul. J. Vallone, M.D., enjoy a pre-sale visit with volunteers at the VNA Rummage Sale, which takes place at the Far Hills Fairgrounds in Far Hills, NJ.

VNA Rummage Sale at Far Hills Fairgrounds Takes Place May 4-6

Bargain shopping event benefits NJ home care patients and caregivers

BASKING RIDGE, NJ (April 30, 2018) A renowned regional shopping tradition for over 90 years, the VNA Rummage Sale returns to the Far Hills Fairgrounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 4, 5 and 6. Bargain hunters, collectors, and thrift store fans will find 26 departments of merchandise at the sale, located in picturesque Somerset County, at the intersection of US Route 202 and Peapack Road in Far Hills, New Jersey. Hours are 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine.

The Rummage Sale boasts an exceptional variety of well-organized and high quality items, all sorted, cleaned and sold by a dedicated team of more than 450 volunteers. Merchandise includes clothing for women, men and children; fashion accessories; furniture; home goods; decorative, novelty and collectible items; pet supplies; artwork; toys and games; sporting goods; fine and costume jewelry; antiques; kitchenware; appliances; electronics; lighting fixtures; books; cameras; vintage items; musical instruments; vinyl records; video games; fabric, sewing accessories and yarn; holiday decorations; costumes; gardening supplies; outdoor furnishings; and more.

Through their purchases, shoppers will make a heartfelt impact on the lives of patients, families and caregivers throughout the community. Proceeds from the sale help provide home health, hospice care and the home care agency’s full range of healthcare services, including important and innovative programs uncompensated by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. Additionally, shoppers and merchandise donors can feel confident that by working with a carefully vetted group of charities following the sale, unsold items help those in need whether in the local community or around the world.

What to Know:

  • Rain or shine.
  • Parking and admission are free. Handicap parking is available.
  • Credit cards (Mastercard and Visa), cash, and checks accepted in all departments. Photo identification may be required for credit cards and checks.
  • Short walking distance from the NJ Transit Far Hills Station.
  • Food is available for purchase, cash only.
  • Strollers, shopping carts and pets are welcome on the grounds but, for safety reasons, not allowed inside any of the tents or departments.

For more information and to connect with the Rummage Sale:

On the web: http://www.visitingnurse.org/news-and-events/rummage
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vnarummagesale

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.

 

27th Annual Cookie Walk

Purchase 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 boxwoodsVNA cookie walk

Annual Golf Outing Raises Funds to Support Healthcare Agency

VNA Golf Classic Benefits Home Care Patients and Caregivers

On Monday, September 18th, more than 90 golfers enjoyed a beautiful Fall day at the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ. Between registration fees, sponsorship dollars, live and silent auctions, and other contributions, a record-setting $75,000 in proceeds will support the home care agency’s home health, hospice and palliative care, adult day and community wellness services.

“We are grateful for the generosity of all the players, sponsors, volunteers, and others who helped make this year’s event such a great success,” said Daniel Powell, President and CEO, VNA of Somerset Hills. “Through their contributions, our patients and their caregivers can feel peace-of-mind knowing that life-changing healthcare and support services will continue to be available from the agency, when needed.”

Co-chairs Carolyn Fahey of Bernardsville, NJ, and Anthony Frisoli, MD, of Basking Ridge, NJ, led the 2017 VNA Golf Classic Committee. Special thanks go to gold sponsors ABC Supply Co., Inc., Robert M. Gardiner, and The Meridian Group/UBS Private Wealth Management. Photos from the 2017 event are available on www.facebook.com/vnaofsomersethills. The 2018 VNA Golf Classic will take place on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Neshanic Valley Golf Course.