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Have Questions About Your Personal Device? Attend Tech Program at the Senior Wellness Center

BERNARDS – The Senior Wellness Center, located at 202 Mt. Airy Rd., will hold an interactive technology program at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Registration is requested by Friday, July 31.

Representatives from AT&T will be on hand to conduct an educational program about personal electronic devices (for instance smart phones and tablets), discuss how they work and offer tips on how to select a device for purchase. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to talk to the experts, show them their personal devices and ask questions. Participants need not be AT&T customers.

One of seven centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, the Senior Wellness Center is a multipurpose facility that offers a variety of educational, recreational and entertaining activities for active older adults, including wellness programs and health screenings. The center is accessible to individuals with disabilities. 

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Somerset County senior centers offer a wide range of experiences designed for lifelong enrichment in a social and uplifting atmosphere, intended to positively impact overall health. Many of these programs are funded, in part, through the Older Americans Act.

Help the Office on Aging and Disability Services improve existing services by taking a Needs Assessment Survey ( The purpose of this survey is to get the opinions of residents on what services are needed to ensure quality of life for older adults. We will use this information to guide decisions about the provision of community-based senior services in Somerset County.

For more information or to register, contact Senior Center Manager Kristen Grieco at (908) 204-3435.

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Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

July 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

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