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Both LRGHealthcare hospitals acheive NICHE designation

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare announced that both Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) and Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH) have received designation as NICHE hospitals. The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates a hospital's commitment to elder care excellence.

The NICHE designation signals LRGHealthcare's dedication to providing patient-centered care for older adult patients. Through their participation in the NICHE program – a leading elder care nursing program – LRGHealthcare is able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences, and improved care for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction rates for patients, their families, and staff.

"LRGHealthcare shows a tremendous commitment to meet the most critical challenge of our times – quality care of older adults," says Barbara Bricoli, MPA, and Managing Director – NICHE. "The hospital's dedication to drive continuous improvement processes and enhance care marks them as a leader in the field."

The mission at LRGHealthcare Senior services is that the staff of Senior Services will continuously strive towards compassion, excellence and professionalism in their nursing practice. Through a unified effort in conjunction with LRGHealthcare, Senior Services pledges to deliver care that will assist their patients in achieving their optimal level of wellness, functional abilities and comfort. Their primary focus is the maintenance of dignity and independence for physically and cognitively impaired individuals who are at the crossroads of their lives. They pledge to provide emotional support to the patient and family as the need arises.

Amy Thornton, RN- Director of LRGHealthcare Senior Services states, "The implementation of the NICHE program will allow the nursing staff of LRGHealthcare to have the tools they need to provide evidence-based nursing to the population they are dedicated to caring for."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:25

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More than 30 businesses donated to Moultonborough House Tour raffle

MOULTONBOROUGH — As June 26th rapidly approaches, the Moultonborough Friends of the Library are working diligently behind the scenes to make the 2014 House and Garden Tour a special day for both visitors and volunteers.

Funds raised from the tour support cultural and educational programs for adults and children and provide supplemental furnishings and equipment for the library. President, Jane Harrington, and Vice President, Sherry Weene, are the co-chairs for this year's event. Additionally, there are many unspoken heroes also working behind the scenes to bring this event to successful fruition. They include Mary Kahn in charge of sponsors, Marianne Rapp and Linda Ridenour in charge of gifts and refreshments, Noel Ainscow in charge of the raffle, and Ann Marie Welch in charge of tickets. Many thanks as well to the library staff and Bayswater Books who graciously handle ticket sales for this event. The Friends are also most appreciative for the generosity of Cargill Construction Co, LLC, Stephen's Landscaping Professionals LLC, At Your Service NH, and The Magic Foods Catering Company who have so graciously offered to sponsor this year's House and Garden Tour. In 2014, over 30 local merchants have also stepped forward to offer gift certificates for the raffle. Raffle tickets may be purchased during the house tour for $5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10.
One of the homes on this year's tour greets visitors with a magnificent stone archway original to the property and bedecked with flowers: it is truly a gateway to paradise. Newly renovated 10 years ago, this home has a large fieldstone fireplace centering the Great Room and creating a warm and inviting gathering spot for family and friends. Sweeping walls of windows provide the room with sunny, natural light as well as glistening water views: this superbly appointed home has views from virtually every room.
This spectacular Adirondack style retreat is welcoming and beautifully appointed for lakeside living. Purchase a ticket for $35 at the library or Bayswater Books in Center Harbor and visit this little piece of paradise on Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:22

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Laconia VFW hosting meat bingo on Friday

LACONIA — The Laconia VFW is hosting a meat bingo event on Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

There will be food to enjoy and a lot of great meat prizes as well as a 50/50 and winner take all.
The proceeds will be going into the building fund to build a smoking area, as the post has gone non-smoking as of June 1.
This event is open to the public, all are welcome.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:06

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Local author guest reader at Alton library Friday

ALTON — Local author & illustrator Cheryl Bloser will be guest reader at Children's Story time at the Gilman Library on Friday, June 6 at 9:15 a.m. Cheryl published her first book forty years later than she had anticipated. As a high school student four decades ago, she was strongly encouraged by her English teacher to publish a story written as a class assignment. Despite being excited at the possibility of publishing, Cheryl at the time did not have the confidence or direction to pursue it. In 2012 with the encouragement of family and friends, "Little Mouse and the Muddy Feet" went into publication.

Although not the same story written earlier, the little mouse stories were inspired and written for her grandchildren. It did take forty years to realize her aspirations, but Cheryl has found pursuing this endeavor well worth the work and courage it required.

Cheryl has released her second book in the little Mouse Adventures. This book has been particularly significant because she authored and illustrated her new book. Combining her skills as an author with her abilities as an artist she engaged in a new challenge bringing "Little Mouse and the Big Green Frog" from a story board to reality. This new mouse tale continues to use the art of storytelling to instill character building lessons with whiskers, a curly tail and always a smile.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:02

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