Donald A. Eberly, MD, FACS, has been appointed Chair of the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Board of Directors for 2017-2018. Eberly, a long-time resident of New London, retired in 2016 after 36 years as a general surgeon at New London Hospital. He also served on the New London Hospital Board from 1990-1998. Eberly received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and attended medical school at the University of Florida. He brings not only a great depth of knowledge and experience in health care, he also has an exceptional commitment to the wellness of our community. Joining Dr. Eberly on the Executive Committee are Deanna Wilson, Vice Chair; Maynard Goldman, Treasurer and Bo Quackenbos, Secretary. The agency also welcomed three new members to its Board: Lisa Richmond of Claremont; Daniel Junius of Sunapee; Dr. Gregory Curtis of Etna. “We are proud to have such strong Board leadership and membership. Our Directors’ diverse backgrounds are vital as we continue to meet the challenges of caring for our region,” shared Jim Culhane, President and CEO of LSRVNA. For more information, contact Cathy Raymond at 603-526-4077 or email@example.com.Read More
May 17th Luncheon Details
SAVE YOUR SEAT for the 18th annual Women Who Make A Difference Luncheon on May 17, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. $40 per person. Call or email today to reserve your seat!
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FEATURED SPEAKER, Dr. Marion Hardy, an osteopathic physician and retired US Air Force Colonel, who will provide us with her inspiring message of "Empowering Women at Every Stage of Life."
BE A SPONSOR and help the event raise vital funds for the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Pediatric Program. Sponsorship opportunities.
NOMINATE an area woman you know for her extraordinary volunteer community service. Nominations due no later than April 14, 2017.
For reservations or questions, contact:
603-526-4077 x 231
Two very deserving individuals were honored at the Lake Sunapee VNA Annual Meeting held on March 7 in Newport. Claudia Lewis was announced as the winner of the 2017 “Joanne Hughes Volunteer Excellence Award” for her incredible dedication to The Renaissance Shoppe since 2005. The 2017 “Imagine the Possibilities Staff Award” was presented to Beth Eldridge, RN Case Manager, who has been quietly, competently and compassionately caring for members of the community and supporting her fellow staff for more than eight years.
Members of the Board of Trustees were also recognized at the meeting. Newly appointed members include Dr. Gregory Curtis, Dan Junius and Lisa Richmond. Sheldon Boege is stepping down as Board Chair, but will still remain on the Board. He was thanked for his leadership and guidance by Jim Culhane, President & CEO, and Dr. Donald Eberly, incoming Board Chair.
The more than 80 attendees were also treated to an engaging presentation by Dr. Alan Kono of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart & Vascular Center. Dr. Kono spoke on “The Role of Palliative Care in the Treatment of Advanced Cardiac Disease.” He stressed the importance of discussing and including palliative care measures much sooner in an individual’s disease process, which is a strength of the Lake Sunapee VNA’s Palliative Care Team. For more information about palliative care, call 603-526-4077.Read More
Are you caring for someone with memory loss?
Good Day Respite is a day program run by Lake Sunapee VNA that supports adults with mild to moderate memory loss and their caregivers. A Licensed Nursing Assistant oversees the program, which meets throughout the year on Mondays and Thursdays at Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London and on Fridays at United Methodist Church in Lebanon.
Participants are dropped off by their caregivers at 10am, and throughout the day, enjoy discussion, games, lunch, crafts, entertainment and more. Volunteers help facilitate these activities, all of which provide stimulation and socialization for the program participants until their caregivers return to pick them up at 3pm. During the program’s five hours, caregivers of the participants have time for errands, activities and a much needed break, knowing their loved ones are in a safe and supportive place.
Each location can take up to 12 participants, and there is a nominal fee with scholarships available for those in need. If you care for an individual with memory loss, let Lake Sunapee VNA determine if the program is right for you. For more information, call 603-526-4077.Read More
Dr. Kono from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart & Vascular Center to speak at Annual Meeting
Alan Kono, MD, FACC, of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart & Vascular Center, will be the featured speaker at the LSRVNA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 7th. Dr. Kono is Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy program and Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Critical Care unit at DHMC. His clinical and research interests are focused on advanced heart failure, diastolic heart failure, cardiology-oncology, hypothermia in sudden cardiac arrest, and palliative care and translational medicine in delivering optimal care. Dr. Kono, who works collaboratively with the LSRVNA Palliative Care Team, will speak on "The Role of Palliative Care in the Treatment of Advanced Cardiac Disease."
Free and open to the public, the LSRVNA Annual Meeting will be held in the Sugar River Bank Community Room at 10 North Main Street in Newport from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. In addition to Dr. Kono’s presentation, the meeting will include remarks by the agency’s CEO and Board Chair, as well as the presentation of two very special awards. Lights refreshments will be served.
Heidelberg Lodge IOOF #92 (a.k.a. Oddfellows) of New London continues its long-standing support of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice
New London Oddfellows open their hearts again
Heidelberg Lodge IOOF #92 (a.k.a. Oddfellows) of New London continued its long-standing support of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice by presenting its annual donation, which was gratefully accepted by Jim Culhane, President and CEO, on January 12. The Lodge supports local needs with the significant funds raised at its annual Christmas Auction, a 22-year tradition.
Heidelberg Lodge hails from the fact that before it was incorporated as New London, the town was originally called Heidelberg. Oddfellows have followed the guiding principles of friendship, love and truth in their service to the community and people in need. With approximately 10,000 Oddfellows Lodges in 26 countries, the New London Lodge, founded in 1895, is proud to be among them!Read More
Donate While You Dine!
Lake Sunapee VNA will be the fortunate recipient of the “Thursday’s Child” proceeds at the Coach House Restaurant on January 19th. Simply call the restaurant directly at 526-2791 to make a reservation for that evening. Then enjoy an elegant dinner with family, friends or colleagues, while supporting vital home care and community services…50% of the evening’s profits come back to Lake Sunapee VNA!
November Events to Benefit Hospice Care
November is Hospice and Palliative Care Month, which means the 11th Annual Craft Fair and the 28th Annual Hospice Dinner are right around the corner. Both events are held each year to benefit Hospice Care at Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA).
This year’s Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church at 82 King Hill Road (Route 11) in New London. The event will feature unique crafts for every taste, raffles, food, music, a cookie walk and a silent auction, all in support of Hospice Care. Event organizer and LSRVNA employee, Cheyrl Fogwill, encourages everyone to “come check out our new look this year!” For more information, call 526-4077.
The annual Hospice Dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 pm at The Millstone at 74 Main Street in New London. This elegant evening to honor and benefit Hospice Care is $50 per person and includes hors-d’oeuvres, dinner choice of salmon, beef or vegetarian, and a complimentary cocktail. RSVP to 526-4077 by November 11.
For more information about the Hospice Care available through LSRVNA, go to https://lakesunapeevna.org/services/hospice.Read More
Ledyard's 25th Anniversary Video Contest: The results are in!
It's all good! Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) ended in 4th place in the Ledyard Bank 25th Anniversary Video Contest and received an unexpected and much appreciated $1,500 cash award in recognition of our exceptional work!
A reception was held by Ledyard Bank on October 28th to celebrate LSRVNA and the other four local non-profit organizations entered in the contest.
WE HAVE SO MANY REASONS TO BE PROUD:
- LSRVNA was one of just five local non-profits (among a long list of choices) selected by Ledyard Bank staff to be part of this very special contest.
- LSRVNA was selected because of the amazing work our staff and volunteers do every day.
- LSRVNA received lots of wonderful and free publicity throughout the region during the month of October.
- LSRVNA video was watched by hundreds of people who learned more about the vital services we provide and some of the lives those services impact.
- LSRVNA video is now posted on our website for others to see!
Thanks to everyone who “liked” and “shared” our video!
To view the LSRVNA video, go to https://lakesunapeevna.org/
To see highlights from the October 28th Ledyard Bank Reception, check out YCN News at https://ycnnow.com/2016/10/31/ledyard-bank-celebrates-25th-anniversary/Read More
The 11th Annual Craft Fair to benefit LSRVNA Hospice Care will be held at the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church at 82 King Hill Road (Route 11) in New London on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Crafters are sought to participate in this festive day, which will also include a Cookie Walk, Silent Auction, entertainment, food and more.
The fee per space is $40, and spaces are ten feet wide. Participants can set up on November 4 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and November 5 starting at 7:00 a.m. Upon arrival, each crafter will receive a coupon for a free coffee and pastry.
For more information, contact Cheyrl Fogwill at 526-4077.Read More