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 Black History Month Event
Feb. 16, 2021
Join us for a virtual Black History Month event focused on the importance of health equity & diversity in dementia research.
The Fundamental Role of Resources in the Pursuit of Health Equity for Dementia
Featured Speaker: Dr. Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H. Vice President, Scientific Engagement Alzheimer’s Association
Attend to learn:
- How dementia and related health equities impact diverse communities
- How the Alzheimer's Association is addressing dementia-related health disparities
- Ways to engage and partner with the Alzheimer's Association in this ever-important work
Registration is required at 800.272.3900 or https://action.alz.org/mtg/73063442
Alzheimer’s Association February 2021 Webinars
Join us for online programming in February 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, February 3 — 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.
10:00-11:00 AM — REGISTER
Tuesday, February 9 — Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body + Research Update
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. Special feature: hear how we are advancing the science and the most up-to-date information about Alzheimer’s and dementia research.
12:00-1:00 PM — REGISTER
Wednesday, February 10 — Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle Stage Caregivers (Part 1)
In the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, needs change and care partners become hands-on caregivers. Join us for part one 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.
10:00-11:00 AM — REGISTER
Wednesday, February 17 — 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.
10:00-11:00 AM — REGISTER
Thursday, February 18 — Legal and Financial Planning
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Join us to learn about important legal and financial issues and how to put plans into place. 12:00-1:00 PM — REGISTER Wednesday, February 24— Effective Communication Strategies Join us to explore how communication changes when someone is living with Alzheimer’s, learn how to interpret verbal and behavioral communication, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
6:00-7:00 PM — REGISTER
Wednesday, February 24— Effective Communication Strategies
Join us to explore how communication changes when someone is living with Alzheimer’s, learn how to interpret verbal and behavioral communication, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
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.
10 Warning Signs
Feb. 18, 2021 | 6-7 PM
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.