News & Events

COVID-19 Traumatic Grief Support Group

Brought to you by the Moorestown Visiting Nurses & Hospice
Mondays and Tuesdays
6:30 PM

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. 

Hope and Remembrance with Luminaria Nights

June 15-17, 2021
6-8 PM

Join us for a display of Hope and Remembrance with Luminaria Nights

This event will be indoors due to weather.

When: Tuesday through Thursday, June 15 through 17
Time: from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. each night
Where: 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell

Hundreds of glowing luminaria will line our Washington Township location. Walk among the soft glow of light and reflect. While you’re here, take a moment of silence to honor and pay tribute to a loved one affected by the global pandemic or as a symbol of your hope for the future.

Reservations are not required. However, if you would like to have a luminaria personalized with your loved one’s name, please call Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856-582-3800. 

Elder Abuse Awareness Presentation

June 17, 2021
4:30-6 PM

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. 

Please join Brightview Woodbury Lake for a presentation on the signs and prevention of Elder Abuse. Presented by Detective Robert Jones and Officer Adam Ziegler of the Deptford Township Police Department. RSVP by emailing mtunney@bvsl.net.

752 Cooper St, Woodbury, NJ

10 Warning Signs of Dementia (Virtual)

June 18, 2021
12-1:30 PM

An education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s causes changes in memory, thinking and behavior that are not normal aging.

Join to learn about:

  • The difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s.
  • Common warning signs.
  • The importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.
  • Next steps and expectations for the diagnostic process.
  • Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Latino Mental Health Association of NJ Virtual Event Registration: https://forms.gle/sfJgRVRV9dwUhcJ3A
Helpline 800.272.3900 or alz.org/CRF

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 2021.

Attendees can participate via computer or phone.

Register for a virtual support group today by calling 800-272-3900. Space is limited. 

Delaware Valley Chapter Webinars

No one should face dementia alone. Join the Alzheimers Association for their June series of virtual programming. All webinars are free and open to the public. Click a “register” link below or call 800.272.3900 to register to attend by phone or computer. For more information about Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, contact the 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 — 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. However some behaviors can present 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 dementia. 1:30-3:00 PM — Register

Thursday, June 10, 2021 — Women’s Health, Caregiving & Alzheimer’s: A Program in Honor of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis. Not only are they more likely than men to be caregivers, women are also more likely to develop the disease. Join us to learn from experts, and hear local caregivers share their stories and tips for caregiving. 6:00-7:30 PM — Register

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 — 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. However some behaviors can present 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 dementia. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM — Register

Thursday, June 17, 2021 — Effective Communication Strategies

Attend to understand how persons with dementia communicate using attitude, tone, facial expression and body language. Learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages and connect in new ways. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM — Register

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 — 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. 2:00-3:00 PM — Register

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 — 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. 4:00-5:00 PM — Register

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 — 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. 2:00-3:00 PM — Register