Craft Fair and Hospice Dinner

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

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Ledyard’s 25th Anniversary Video Contest: The results are in!

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.


  • 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

To see highlights from the October 28th Ledyard Bank Reception, check out YCN News at

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Seeking Vendors for November 5th Craft Fair

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.

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Bereavement Support During the Holidays

In addition to its ongoing bereavement support groups, Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice has planned two special programs for the holidays. One is a two-part informational and learning program on how to handle the holidays after a loss. The other is the annual “Time of Remembrance” celebration to remember and honor the lives of loved ones who have died.

“Healing for the Holidays: How to Handle the Holidays After a Loss” involves two sessions to learn how to proactively manage the holidays after losing a loved one. Individuals can attend the program at the Lebanon Public Library at 9 East Park Street on October 24 and 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. or at LSRVNA in New London on November 3 and 10 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

“Time of Remembrance” is an annual event to celebrate the lives of individuals in the LSRVNA Hospice program and community who have died over the past year. This special ceremony will be held on November 8 at 6:00 p.m. in Foulkes Hall at Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London and will include readings, music and refreshments.

For more information or to RSVP for any of these programs, contact the LSRVNA Bereavement Coordinator at 526-4077.

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LSRVNA selected for Ledyard’s 25th Anniversary Contest and cash prizes!

Vote now and help us win the $10,000 grand prize!

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice is one of five local organizations that has been selected to receive a portion of Ledyard National Bank’s special anniversary gift of more than $20,000 based upon the number of votes they receive from YOU! The more votes we get, the better chance we have of winning the $10,000 grand prize!

Ledyard employees nominated and voted on the five organizations to include in their 25th Anniversary Contest and then asked each one to submit a 2-3 minute video about what the Ledyard tagline “Plan well. Live well.” means to them. The five videos are posted on Ledyard’s Facebook page, and votes are being tabulated by visitors to the page who like the page and like the video they are voting for. The video receiving the most likes from October 3-27 will be awarded the grand prize of $10,000. Cash prizes will also be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place winners, and all winners will be announced at Ledyard’s 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, October 28 from 3:00-4:30pm at the Courtyard by Marriott in Lebanon.

Next time you're on Facebook, go to Ledyard Bank's Facebook video page at, select the video for Lake Sunapee VNA and "like" it! Voting ends on October 27th!

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2016 Flu Clinics

Stay Healthy … Get Your Flu Shot!

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA), which reminds you to give yourself the gift of health, is offering Flu Clinics throughout the region starting the first week of September. The Centers for Disease Control recommends getting the flu vaccine as early as possible in the fall, as it takes about two weeks after being vaccinated to be fully protected.

A complete schedule of our 2016 Flu Clinics can be found here on our website - click here to view our calendar, in local newspapers or by calling 603-526-4077. If you are unable to attend one of the 35 pubic clinics to be offered in September and October, you may call 526-4077 and make an appointment to receive your flu shot at the LSRVNA office at 107 Newport Road in New London. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Individuals age 19 and older can take advantage of these clinics. LSRVNA will bill Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Replacement Plans. Please bring your insurance ID card(s). If paying with cash or check, the cost is $30.

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Bereavement Support Groups Help People Grieve Well

Loss is an inevitable part of life, but no one needs to go through it alone. Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) offers several bereavement support groups to help community members grieve well.

“Clay Mosaics: Exploring Emotions of Grief” is part of the 2016 Art & Bereavement series. This two-part workshop will be led by artist Chris Bowditch and bereavement counselor Deb Dumond and will be held on September 8 and 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at LSRVNA in New London. No prior art experience is necessary.

“People at Work” is a support group specifically for widows and widowers. It meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at LSRVNA. A second “People at Work” group was recently added to the schedule and is held on the third Sunday of every month from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Claremont Senior Center.

“Widow to Widow” is another group that allows women to gather in a supportive environment to learn about the grief process. It meets on the first Monday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at LSRVNA.

There is no fee for any of these bereavement groups. For more information or to RSVP, contact Deb Dumond at 526-4077 or

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2016 Summer Fundraiser

A Time To Care

The 2016 Lake Sunapee VNA & Hospice summer fund raiser on September 14th at the Center at Eastman in Grantham - was a fun and successful event, with $30,000 raised to support vital home care and hospice services provided to thousands throughout the Lake Sunapee, Connecticut Valley and Upper Valley region of New Hampshire.

Among the evening’s highlights: “Chefs Delight” showcasing delicious food generously donated by 10 area restaurants; FUND-A-NEED Auction to raise money for essential Staff Education; music by East Bay Jazz Quintet; special video presentation featuring stories from patients and families about the care they have received from LSRVNA. We thank all the wonderful sponsors and donors, as well as the guests who joined us for this special end-of-summer celebration!

Lead Sponsor

  • Sheldon & Betsy Boege

Luminary Sponsors

  • Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation
  • Lake Sunapee Bank
  • Paul & Jan Sahler

"Chefs Delight" Participants

  • Bistro Nouveau, Grantham
  • Bubba’s Bar & Grille, Newbury
  • The Farmer’s Table, Grantham
  • Inn at Pleasant Lake, New London
  • Jane Solomon Catering, Wilmot
  • MacKenna’s Restaurant, New London
  • Marzelli Deli, Newbury
  • Millstone at 74 Main, New London
  • Peter Christian’s Tavern, New London
  • Suna Restaurant, Sunapee

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Join us at the 2016 CORNISH FAIR!

August 19, 20, 21
Cornish (NH) Fairgrounds
Town House Road

  • Animals galore!
  • 4-H Events
  • Dairy Show
  • Flying High Frisbee Dogs
  • Chain Saw Artists
  • Bingo
  • Art Show & Sale
  • Food
  • Midway Rides & Games
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Parade
  • Comedy Juggling

And so much more including:

Free Blood Pressure/Ask-a-Nurse Clinic sponsored by Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice

All 3 fair days from 12:30 - 4:30pm

Visit the Cornish Fair website for complete details.

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Golf Tournament Supports Families Facing Cancer

Sign up now for the Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament to be held Tuesday, July 19, 2016 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Lake Sunapee Country Club (LSCC) in New London. Proceeds benefit the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Palliative Care Program, providing comfort care and supportive services for seriously ill patients and their families.

All LSCC members and non-members are invited to participate in this mixed, male and female team event. Non-members pay $140, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch and a contribution to Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. In addition to a great day of golf, enjoy prizes, a raffle and an auction too. Call 526-6040 ext. 1 to register your own team, or allow the Pro Shop to create a team for you. Your participation will help patients and their families face a cancer diagnosis with dignity and enhanced quality of life.

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