Our agency is reimagining its wellness programs for a virtual setting as Granite Staters continue to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. New programming was developed to support families facing limited or no in-person contact with loved ones due to visitation restrictions at skilled living facilities. Existing programming on topics related to aging, caregiver support and education, and bereavement, have been adjusted to accommodate virtual gatherings.
Current Virtual Programming Includes:
The Capital Area Memory Cafe, held on the third Wednesday of each month, is a safe, supportive, and engaging environment that provides an opportunity to be with others who understand and embrace the challenges of living with memory impairment. For more information, view our calendar. Underwriting is generously provided by Merrimack County Savings Bank.
Walk-In Wednesday, held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, gives community members an opportunity to connect with a social worker/notary public to discuss topics such as advance directives, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and/or Living Wills, and community resources. For more information, view our calendar.
A Caregiving Series is being held this fall in collaboration with Hooksett Public Library. Managing Caregiver Stress is Thursday, October 15 and The Emotional Side of Caregiving is Thursday, November 12. All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. and pre-registration is required.
Staying Safe at Home, a workshop led by Michelle Dow, PT, Concord Hospital, and Michelle Matson, OT, Concord Regional VNA, that explores common factors in the home that lead to falls and simple steps you can take to minimize your risk. The program is Wednesday, September 30 and pre-registration is required.
Aging Mastery Program® is a 10-week comprehensive and fun approach to celebrating longevity. Local experts present a host of topics such as exercise, sleep, healthy eating, and falls prevention. The fall session is on Thursdays beginning October 1. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week, evidence-based educational program offered by health care organizations nationwide. Concord Regional VNA is the only organization in New Hampshire to offer this program, which provides family caregivers with tools on how to take care of themselves while caring for a relative or a friend. The fall session is on Wednesdays beginning October 14. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
(un) Happy Holidays: Support for the Season, held on Tuesday, November 17 and Tuesday, December 15, will focus on helpful tips for navigating the holidays. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit our calendar.
Better Choices, Better Health™ helps adults learn how to more effectively manage their ongoing health condition(s). The program is on Tuesdays beginning January 5. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Underwriting is generously provided by Northeast Delta Dental.