Cornerstone VNA Offers Free Event for Family Caregivers

Cornerstone VNA is pleased to announce the return of Caregivers Connect, a special event underwritten by Federal Savings Bank, which focuses on providing support, relaxation and education for caregivers.  Family caregivers are invited to attend this free event, which will take place at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Dover on May 9th from 2 – 5:00 pm.  During the event, trained staff and volunteers from Cornerstone VNA will be offering on-site respite care to support caregivers who wish to attend.

“We know our caregivers are usually operating in crisis mode and as a result, they often become disconnected with their community and their spiritual life,” states Janice Howard, Director of Life Care – Private Duty at Cornerstone VNA.  Howard adds, “Our focus this year is to help our caregivers learn to take care of their mind, body, and soul.”

Attendees will hear from featured speaker Adrienne Cress, LCMHC, REAT, a registered expressive arts therapist with Seacoast Expressive Arts. Since 2007 she has been delighting in the practice and teaching of the expressive arts as a way of holding space for healing, personal transformation and discovery. Caregivers will participate in therapeutic, mindful and interactive activities. The event will also include a presentation by Sandy Powers, RN, Wellness and Gerontology nurse at Cornerstone VNA.  Powers will share wellness tips with caregivers.

“Federal Savings Bank is incredibly proud to continue our support of this important event,” said Sharla Rollins, Federal Savings Bank AVP, Branch Administrator and Cornerstone VNA Board Member. “I am most impressed with Cornerstone’s unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life in the Seacoast region. The ability to provide such comprehensive health care and lifestyle resources to individuals and families in our community is invaluable,” she added.

To register or to learn more, call 800-691-1133 x109 or online at cornerstonevna.org.

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