Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course

The VNA of Somerset Hills will be hosting a Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course facilitated by ANA Enterprise Nursing Knowledge Center. The 14 contact hour course will take place October 14-15 at the VNA headquarters at 200 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge.

For additional information:
Learn.ana-nursingknowledge.org, by calling 1.866.826.8746, or by emailing sales@ana.org
VNA of Somerset Hills contact: Gail Bechtold, RN – Gbechtold@visitingnurse.org

To register online: https://lnkd.in/dSs9xxg

VIEW AND PRINT COURSE FLYER

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.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Golf Classic brochure and sponsor information

Hospice Volunteer Training Opportunity

Free VNA Hospice Volunteer Training Available for Community Members

For over 30 years the VNA of Somerset Hills has trained volunteers to be vital members of our interdisciplinary hospice team. A hospice volunteer provides support to patients and caregivers. Responsibilities may include companionship visits, running errands, pet therapy visits, respite for caregivers, or help with administrative work at the agency.

WHEN:
Begins Thursday, October 12, 2017
12:30-3:30 pm
Continues for four consecutive weeks

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

Men and Women Needed!

Pre-registration is required.

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For more information contact:
Kristin Pirich, Coordinator of Volunteers
908-766-0180, ext. 115 or email kpirich@visitingnurse.org

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

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

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

PROGRAM SUMMARY:
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.

TO REGISTER:
Space is limited. Please register in advance by email to Stephanie. Howland@UnitedWayNNJ.org or call 973-993-1160, x534

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 odaras@visitingnurse.org

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.

Speaker:
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 alznj.org 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.

 

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