First Farm to Table Dinner was a delicious success

farm to table

Pyareo's first seasonal Farm to Table dinner was served Sunday May 21st. Without a lot of fanfare, we had a full house of guests from the community, board members, staff and families.

The dinner featured a sample of the quality vegetarian fare offered to residents. It was prepared and served by the home’s kitchen Staff, Ann Matty, Pamela Prescott and Christina Nagel.
The menu featured a leek and garden pea soup, followed by a burst of spring spinach salad. The main course consisted of fresh asparagus quiche with roasted butternut squash with caramelized onions. Desert was a rhubarb crisp.

Local produce included asparagus and rhubarb from our friend Tim Gallagher. We had music by caregiver,  Sarah Frazier, and Bill Barnum read a number of his dramatic original poems.

Stay tuned for the next Farm to Table Dinner.

Pyareo Hires a new Nurse / Administrator

Press release sent to our local newspapers – February 17.

Pyareo Home Announces New Administrator

Sanbornton, NH – Peter Bacon, President of the Board of Directors of Pyareo Home assisted living has announced the appointment of Denise Haddocks as Administrator.  A resident of Sanbornton, Denise comes to Pyareo Home with an extensive background in nursing and administration.  Most recently Ms. Haddocks was the Director of Nursing and Clinical Services for a large home health care provider in New Hampshire.

Previously, Denise served as Director of Nursing and Clinical Services for Brookdale Home Health in Florida.  Prior to Brookdale, Denise was a geriatrics nurse for BayCare Health in Florida.  She began her nursing career at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro after receiving a nursing degree from New Hampshire Technical College in 1997.

As a nurse educator, Denise has taught pediatric open heart nursing as well as practicing pediatric open heart, critical care.

For the past fourteen years Denise Haddocks has volunteered with Heart Care International.  There she participates in mission trips to the Dominican Republic for pediatric open heart surgery.  Sixty open heart surgeries would typically be performed in two week periods, all with successful outcomes.

Denise also leads a volunteer group for We Care, a faith based organization that assists more than 200 elderly in need of fellowship in their homes, hospital, or rehab.

In commenting on Denise’s appointment, Peter Bacon said, “we are extremely fortunate to have someone with the breadth and depth of administrative and nursing experience that Denise has brought to our special place”.

When asked what brought her to Pyareo Home Denise Haddocks said, “From the moment of entering Pyareo Home I felt the peaceful, nurturing environment.  I now have the opportunity to make a positive impact in a very intimate environment while implementing best practices of nursing care.  The Pyareo Home values and principles are in alignment with mine, not only my professional values, but my personal values system. It is a great honor to serve as a nurse and administrator here in the Pyareo Home. “

 Denise Haddocks RN

Denise Haddocks RN