News & Events
COVID-19 Traumatic Grief Support Group
Brought to you by the Moorestown Visiting Nurses & Hospice
Mondays and Tuesdays
To register, call (856) 552-1300 between 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday. Ask for our Hospice Team. Dial-in instructions will be available when you register.
Talking about your loss and grief experience, and listening to others can reduce anxiety, guilt, regret, and feelings of disconnection especially during this time of isolation. In this group, we will explore our feelings about the loss and impact of the death during this extraordinarily difficult period. The group will provide a safe way to share stories and feelings, and to learn positive ways to cope with grief.
The Phone-In facilitator is Bereavement Coordinator, Andra Vasko, BA, MPS, CTRS from the Hospice of Moorestown VNA. Andra has been providing grief education and support in hospice for over twenty years. An experienced and compassionate counselor, currently she facilitates grief support groups for adults who have lost a family member, for widows and widowers, for the LGBTQ community, and for children ages 7-14. Andra also serves as Co-Director of Moorestown VNA's Camp Firefly for children who have lost a loved one.
For those who desire individual counseling, the Community Counseling Center of Moorestown VNA is open and accepting new clients for telehealth therapy sessions. Contact us at (856) 380-1070 to learn more or to make an appointment. Most major insurances accepted.
Virtual Holiday Remembrance Event
Thank you for joining us from the comfort of your home for our Holiday Remembrance Event, featuring musicians Ian Hoblitzell, Amber Mecke, and Brigitte O’Dowd.
During the holiday season, it is important to celebrate both our joy and our grief. This holiday season may be particularly challenging, and we invite you to join us in remembering those that we have lost.
South Jersey Virtual Food Drive
The Food Bank of South Jersey is hosting a virtual food drive and we'd love for you to join the cause! We're raising money for families in South Jersey who need our help. Join our team, donate, or share our page: https://donate.foodbanksj.org/McGuinness
Delaware Valley Virtual Support Groups for Dementia Caregivers
As we take precautions to keep all staff, volunteers and constituents safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter continues to offer VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS for dementia caregivers throughout January 2021. Attendees can participate via computer or phone. Register for a virtual support group today by calling 800-272-3900. Space is limited.
Virtual Dementia Seminar
March 25, 2021
Join the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley, Greater New Jersey and Greater Pennsylvania Chapters for a free, half-day Virtual Dementia Symposium featuring local speakers and six important brain health and wellness presentations.
Registration is required at 800.272.3900 or https://action.alz.org/MTG/73042947.
Alzheimer’s Association March 2021 Webinars
Join us for online programming in March from the comfort and safety of home.
Register today by clicking the links below or visiting alz.org/crf. For information about other Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, contact the 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900.
Wednesday, March 3 — 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
This program will help people recognize common signs of the disease. We’ll explore typical age-related changes, explain the importance of early detection and the benefits of diagnosis, and identify helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.
10:00—11:00 AM — REGISTER
Tuesday, March 9 — Dementia Conversations
When someone shows signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations to address common issues. Topics include going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.
12:00—1:00 PM — REGISTER
Wednesday, March 10 — Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle Stage Caregivers (Part 2)
In the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, needs change and care partners become hands-on caregivers. Join us for part two of a three-part-series to hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.
10:00—11:30 AM — REGISTER
Tuesday, March 16 — Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
12:00—1:30 PM — REGISTER
Wednesday, March 17 — Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Attend to learn the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Explore what happens in a brain impacted by the disease and understand risk factors and three general disease stages. Learn about FDA-approved medications for treating symptoms, hear about the latest research, and become familiar with Alzheimer’s Association resources.
10:00—11:30 AM — REGISTER
Wednesday, March 24 — Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
6:00—7:00 PM — REGISTER
Third Thursday Online Education Programs
Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.
Get empowered and educated. Take advantage of online webinars from the comfort and safety of home.
Registration is required. Visit alz.org/crf or call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. For information about other Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter programs and services, visit alz.org/delval.
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
March 18, 2021 | 6-7 PM
Effective Communication Strategies
April 15, 2021 | 6-7 PM
Community Shredding Event
April 10, 2021
Please join us for a shredding event supporting Angels Community Outreach!
Help us to help a local non-profit organization! Bring a donation for Angels Community Outreach! Donations can include: Body Lotion & Shower Gel, Books (New/Gently Used), Hand Sanitizer, Feminine Products, Shampoo, Conditioner, Birthday Plates and Napkins (for children), Fleece Blankets, Easter Basket items, Bar Soap, Deodorant.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
9 AM-11 AM
573 Egg Harbor Rd, Sewell, NJ
Enter the parking lot off Egg Harbor Rd
Why shred your documents?
-Combat identity theft. Over 20 million cases are reported each year in the US with over 75% of these cases resulting from paper documents.
-Conserve the environment; all shredded documents are 100% recycled.
WHAT CAN BE SHREDDED: personal and business confidential
documents AND hard drives. We will also dispose of your old computer equipment. No need to remove paperclips, staples, hanging file folders, etc.
For more information or questions, please contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director for McGuinness Funeral Home, at 856-582-3800.