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Cornerstone VNA Celebrates 105 Years
 
Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cornerstone VNA, a Rochster-based nonprofit home health and hospice care organization serving Strafford, Rockingham, Belknap and Carroll Counties in NH and York County in Maine, celebrated its 105th anniversary on Jan. 5.

In 1913, the Rochester Women’s Club, lead by president and philanthropist, Norma Snow, and the Ladies Aide of the First Church Congregational founded the VNA to provide homecare services. Susan Gaudiello, Cornerstone VNA board president says, “We are so proud of all the staff who have sustained the mission of the organization and cared for so many, all while keeping up with the changing health care needs of our community.”

According to Erika Lee, director of advancement, “I had the privilege of connecting with Norma Snow’s family in 2016 when we launched a new Legacy Society in honor of founder.” Lee adds, “It was really wonderful to hear stories about Norma from her grandchildren and to learn more about this remarkable woman who continues to inspire us today.”

For more than a century, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages, so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end of life care. As a full service home care organization, Cornerstone VNA provides skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work as well as volunteer and support services through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care.

Julie Reynolds, CEO, states, “Over the last century, times have changed from where and how care is provided and will continue to evolve.” Reynolds adds, “I am certain that our founder, Norma Snow, would be quite amazed to see how far we’ve come and how advanced technologies and clinical specialties play an important role in the high quality care we provide to our patients each and every day.”

Cornerstone VNA cares for more than 3,000 community members annually and provides support to their family members and caregivers.

 


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