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An Area Tradition: 27th Annual Cookie Walk This Sat. to Benefit VNA Adult Day Center

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Thousands of home baked cookies attract lines of fans for each holiday season's annual Cookie Walk at the Visiting Nurse Assn. of Somerset Hills in Basking Ridge. Credits: Courtesy of the VNA of Somerset Hills
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ  – Doors will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 for the 27th Annual Cookie Walk at the VNA of Somerset Hills, 200 Mt. Airy Road in Basking Ridge. A holiday tradition among generations of families and a festive event for community members of all ages, the sale benefits the Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills. The Cookie Walk is hosted by volunteers from the Friends of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills, a philanthropic group dedicated to supporting the mission of the VNA through fundraising and increasing awareness of its programs and services.

Both first time and returning Cookie Walk shoppers will be impressed with the wonderful and unique selection of homemade cookies and baked goods, including decorated varieties, traditional favorites and international recipes available for sale. In addition to stocking up on treats, shoppers can enjoy the “White Reindeer Shop” holiday boutique and purchase lovely boxwood Christmas tree centerpieces sold by members of the Basking Ridge Garden Club.

The sale takes place at the Adult Day Center, providing an opportunity to see the excellent facility and gain a better understanding of how dollars raised are helping local residents and families. Serving over 1,000 community members since its founding in 1988, the Adult Day Center provides a warm and welcoming setting that enhances the quality of life for people who will benefit from companionship during the day, including those with Alzheimer’s, moderate dementia, or functional impairments due to stroke or chronic illnesses. Caregivers also receive a much-needed break from their stressful daily routine, allowing time for work and other non-caregiving responsibilities while feeling confident their loved one is safe and not lonely. The care provided at the Center may help delay need for placing a loved one in an assisted living or nursing facility.

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A wonderful variety of handmade cookies and baked goods await shoppers at the 27th Annual VNA Cookie Walk, to be held Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the VNA of Somerset Hills in Basking Ridge, NJ. Proceeds benefit the Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and its subsidiaries provide individuals and families with comprehensive, quality-focused, cost-effective home and community healthcare services, regardless of ability to pay, using partnerships where appropriate.  The VNA is a charitable, tax-exempt home health agency and hospice certified by Medicare, accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Credentials include recognition as a 2017 HomeCare Elite® Top Agency

For more information about the organization:

Web: www.visitingnurse.org

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