Health & Wellness

May 4, 2020

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Emotional abuse hits deep; it instills a lifelong feeling of fear and you can never trust anyone again. An abusive caregiver can gaslight you crazy to the point where your perception of reality is distorted and you think everyone around you is lying to you…Ashna Gupta Banana ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ron DePasquale, Basking Ridge resident, is on the quest to buy more lunches for area essential workers, after raising enough money to buy all the employees at Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge lunch on April 14th.  “I initially set a goal of $500 to buy some staff ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Basking Ridge sisters Nikayla Karda-Marok (16), a sophomore at Ridge High School, and Adalia Karda-Marok (11), a fifth grader, have raised over $10,000 to feed healthcare workers and first responders. This sister act  was inspired by their friends Navleen (17) and Raj (14) ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards officials posted the news online and highlighted at its second virtual Township Committee meeting on Tuesday that a new COVID-19 drive-through testing site will open at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg on Thursday, April 16. Testing for ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township on Monday announced the launching of a Senior Help Line for older residents needing assistance with such tasks as groceries, meals, or obtaining other necessities during the current COVID-19 lockdown. The township will be working in coordination with ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Fellowship Senior Living has continued to act with an abundance of caution making the health and safety of their residents at Fellowship Village their most important priority, which has mitigated the spread of COVID-19. “Since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – As the sun was rising on a beautiful Tuesday morning, Fellowship Senior Living leaders lined up [while social distancing] in front of the Health Center at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge to “applaud” their heroes, their front-line team members from the Healthcare Center and ...

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BERKEEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A virtual community of volunteer mask cutters, sewers and delivery drivers, inspired by Berkeley Heights resident Amy Rudgard and Berkeley Heights business owner JoAnn Pravata of The Tailor’s Wife has grown to over 170 members.   “The Community Mask Factory Volunteer Group” ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After closing all Bernards Township parks as a way of "discouraging people from congregating," Bernards Townshp Mayor James Baldassare added on Sunday that the townshp will be "actively enforcing" the prohibition, while monitoring the growing number of COVID-19 at the township, ...

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Editor's Note: Have a TAP Tip? We want to hear from you! Click here. BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Elaine DiDario and her 16-year-old son, Dillion of Basking Ridge, created handmade masks for healthcare workers at Morristown Medical Center. The two were inspired by a Facebook post from Elaine Edge, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Looking ahead to the November election, Bernards Township Democrats also have endorsed two candidates for Township Committee prior to the upcoming June primary election. Those two candidates, Dr. Sophia Chadda and Jonathan Sandler, recently announced not only their candidacies ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – It’s all hands on deck when it comes to supplying the health care industry with the necessary Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) needed for health care workers throughout the nation and Fellowship Senior Living is on it. The premier senior living provider is putting out a call ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - A store employee has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bedminster Kings Supermarket located at 450 Route 206N and Hills Drive, according to signage at the location. “On Tuesday, March 24 we were notified that an individual working in the Bedminster store tested positive for ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Venturing into what they described as "uncharted territory," the Bernards Township Committee conducted a virtual public meeting via Zoom on Tuesday afternoon, during which they affirmed NJ Gov.'s Murphy's executive order calling for residents to stay at home. Officials also ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The owners of Pearly Whites & Childsmiles-Familysmiles respond to shortage of medical supplies in a big way by supplying local hospitals and police departments with medical supplies. Dr. Michael & Dr. Brooke Skolnick, owners of the family dentistry and orthodontic ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _  Bernards Township officials announced on Saturday that the Bernards Township health department, in conjunction with New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has confirmed its first case of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in Bernards Township. The Health Department is doing ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Next Tuesday's regularly scheduled Bernards Township Committee meeting as of now will remain an open public meeting, but the start time has been moved to 3 p.m. from the usual 8 p.m., township officials said on Thursday. The time change came about as a result of NJ ...

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Editor's Note: Bernards Township Mayor James Baldassare Jr. on Wednesday, March 18, posted the following plea to residents to more carefully comply with the township's guidelines for reducing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus. The letter was posted on the Bernards Township ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Fellowship Senior Living has taken action with an abundance of caution making the health and safety of their residents at Fellowship Village their most important priority. “Since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have continued to monitor this dynamic and fluid situation ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health announced Tuesday that a total of nine coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been confirmed in Somerset County. The New Jersey Department of Health is reporting 267 COVID-19 cases in the state. “We anticipate that there will be more cases ...

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Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of a video of Bernards Mayor James Baldassare addressing concerns about the COVID-19 virus that was released on Tuesday, March 17, on the Bernards Township website. On Monday, Bernards Township announced that the municipal building at 1 Collyer Lane and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ All locations of the Somerset County YMCA, including the Somerset Hills YMCA location at 140 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge, will be closed as of Monday, March 16, due to concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, the organization has announced. All Greater Somerset ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Another public gathering spot in town, the Bernards Township Library, will be closed to the public on beginning Monday, March 16, according to the library's website. "We hope to reopen on Monday, March 30," according to the website announcement that the library building will be ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Schools superintendent Nick Markarian on Thursday night announced that all district schools would be closed beginning after a shortened session on Friday, not to reopen until at least Monday, March 30, due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). The district will ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Trilogy Repertory Co. announced this week that Fellowship Senior Living has canceled all upcoming performances of "Arsenic and Old Lace" planned by the Basking Ridge-based theater company because of concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). Other scheduled performances by the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- In case it is necessary, Bernards Township schools are preparing for closing schools, which would entail providing students with remote class instruction, in the event that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus spreads fast and far throughout the state. Additionally, students ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Jennifer Kohan, Director of Membership Development for Fellowship Freedom Plans from Fellowship Senior Living was just recently selected Top Director of the Year for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and dynamic ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Fellowship Village Senior Living Chef Maxan Joudain received the "Stellar Story of the Year" award for his heroic action in saving a life when he performed the abdominal thrust to dislodge food from the choking resident.  He was finishing up dinner service in his household ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  Shock Room Fitness recently opened New Jersey's "first of its' kind" Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) group fitness studio located inside of Providence Health and Fitness at 18 South Street in New Providence. For a limited time they are offering any new client a complimentary ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Felowship Senior Living's President and CEO, Brian Lawrence, and Director of Clinical Operations, Laura Sharp, received the prestigious LeadingAge New Jersey Award and were honored at a ceremony at The Boathouse at Mercer Lake in West Windsor.  LeadingAge New Jersey members ...

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