Free caregiver event, ConvenientMD opens in Exeter: Seacoast health news

Cornerstone VNA hosts free in person caregiver event

Vicki Kirby, APRN

Vicki Kirby, APRN

ROCHESTER — Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health provider, announces the 7th annual Caregivers Connect, a special event that focuses on providing support to local family caregivers. This free in-person event will take place at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Dover on Thursday, May 18, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., and is generously underwritten by First Seacoast Bank.

Attendees will hear from Vicki Kirby, APRN, of Victoria Kirby Wellness, who will speak on “Creating Calm & Fostering Resilience.” An integrative Nurse Practitioner from Bedford, N.H., Vicki will help caregivers rethink and reinforce self-care in a way that is attainable and meaningful and most of all simple. The first 50 registrants will receive a complimentary journal after their attendance is confirmed on the day of the event. Respite for loved ones is available upon request.

To register for this special event or to learn more, call 800-691-1133 x1109 or visit https://cornerstonevna.org/event/caregiver-connect-2023/.

ConvenientMD opens new primary care office in Exeter

Exeter Primary Care

Exeter Primary Care

EXETER — ConvenientMD has opened its third primary care location at 211 Hampton Road, Unit 2, in Exeter, N.H., offering same and next-day appointments with a comprehensive team approach focused on keeping patients of all ages healthy.

ConvenientMD Primary Care providers see fewer patients, with longer appointments, to allow them to better understand each person’s unique needs and health goals. Patients will also have the support of a comprehensive care team to help them with everything from specialist referrals to medication management to health coaching. As a membership-based primary care model, these services and on-site labs, X-rays, and urgent care visits at certain ConvenientMD clinics are provided at no extra cost to patients.

Dr. James Barlow and Andria Auger, FNP-BC

Dr. James Barlow and Andria Auger, FNP-BC

Dr. James Barlow and

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Cornerstone VNA achieves We Honor Veterans Partner Level 5

Members of the Hospice Care Team celebrate becoming a Level 5 Partner with the We Honor Veterans Program.

Members of the Hospice Care Team celebrate becoming a Level 5 Partner with the We Honor Veterans Program.

ROCHESTER — Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, announced that their Hospice Care program has achieved Level 5 status with the We Honor Veterans program. This is the highest recognition level of this important program.  This special recognition reflects Cornerstone VNA’s deep commitment to ensuring veterans have access to quality end-of-life care.

According to We Honor Veterans, Cornerstone VNA is the only partner agency that has achieved Level 5 status in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Maureen E. Steer MDiv, Holistic Disciplines Manager at Cornerstone VNA notes, “This honor is a reflection of the hard work that the entire team puts into ensuring our veterans are given the best level of care possible.”

For more information about the We Honor Veterans program at Cornerstone VNA, contact Maureen E. Steer MDiv, Holistic Disciplines Manager, 603-332-1133 x1152 or msteer@cornerstonevna.org.

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County hosting annual breakfast fundraiser

LEE — Community Action Partnership of Strafford County will host their 57thAnnual Meeting from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, at Flag Hill Distillery and Winery in Lee.

The event is a breakfast fundraiser that brings together community members, partners, and leaders for a celebration of CAPSC’s accomplishments over the last year and the accomplishments we have made together as a community.

They will also announce the winners of their prestigious annual awards: the Mission Award, which honors an outstanding CAPSC staff member; and the Champion Award, which recognizes an impactful community partner, organization, or individual.

This year’s keynote speaker is Haydin Simmons, New Hampshire’s 2023 Kid Governor. The Kid Governor Program is a statewide civics program for Granite

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