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Intergenerational Mentoring Program Launches at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

The Berkeley Heights YMCA is proud to be launching an Intergenerational Mentoring Program. This six-week pilot program brings high school teens and seniors together to share experiences and expertise with each other.  As a group, they will brainstorm and complete a community project together as well. This mentoring program will be led by an experienced group facilitator who will guide the group through the process.  The program will have its first meeting Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 4:30-5:15 PM at the Berkeley Heights YMCA.

Intergenerational programs bring both younger and older generations together where talents and resources are shared that benefit both the individuals and the community.   Interacting with older adults enables youth to develop social networks, communication skills, problem-solving abilities, positive attitudes toward aging, a sense of purpose and community service.   According to AARP, students who worked with seniors for a single school year saw more than 60 percent greater gains in literacy skills than those who didn’t participate. 

On the flip side, seniors learn new innovations and technologies from the younger counterparts while feeling a sense of belonging and purpose which leads to greater self-esteem.  According to a recent Harvard University article, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests people who give their time to others might also be rewarded with better physical health—including lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan.  Both the younger and older generations benefit tremendously from this connection and experience.

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For more information about this program, please contact Maria Nolting at the Berkeley Heights YMCA at (908)464-8373 x2024.  Registration is required.

The Summit Area YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. The Intergenerational Mentoring Program benefits all community members with the stepping stones needed to build a better tomorrow.

The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501c3 organizations. Our programs and services are open to all through our financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of our members, donors, staff and partners. To help us help others, please make your donation today at www.thesay.org.

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Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights is Given a 5 Star Rating by the Center's for Medicare and Medicaid Services

July 20, 2017

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, a skilled nursing facility located in Berkeley Heights, NJ, has earned an overall 5 Star Rating, in accordance with the standards set forth by the State of NJ and the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Several years ago, the CMS enhanced its Nursing Home Compare public reporting site to include a set of quality ratings for each ...

Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Series Schedule

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Free Concerts in the Park series are held on Wednesdays at Memorial Park from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the concert series at Memorial Park located at the corner of Park and Plainfield avenues. Kids can also enjoy the newly installed playground at the park. 

The Suburban Chamber of Commerce of Berkeley Heights is ...

Cindy Gelormini Brings Sounds of Country, Blues and Rock to New Providence Family Fun Night Summer Concert Series

Starts: 07/13/2017 at 7:00pm

Ends: 07/13/2017 at 8:30pm

Address: Centennial Park

City: New Providence

Zip Code: 07974

State: NJ

Phone: newprovbiz.com

Gov. Livingston Alumni Association Field Banner Program Big Hit with Highlander Baseball, Booster Club, and Local Business Community

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Alumni Association partnered with the local business community in a sponsored advertising effort to benefit Gov. Livingston athletics, while providing additional alumni scholarship funds for graduating seniors. Earlier this year, the Berkeley Heights Board of Education agreed to allow the GL Alumni Association to administer ...

New Providence’s First of the Summer Family Fun Night Series Was a Big Success Despite the Rain

July 16, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Asbury Fever Springsteen Tribute Band was forced inside the Recreation center for the second consecutive year by threats of thunderstorms, but once again they attracted nearly one hundred residents who congregated inside the gym to hear the 7-piece band perform music by Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Southside Johnny.

The first Family Fun Night of the summer managed ...

US Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...

Tell Me a Little Bit About Yourself

 

Are college interviews still a thing?  Why yes, yes they are.  While some colleges have shied away from the practice due to the sheer volume of applicants the encounter each year many will still grant them to the inquiring student.  Remember how we talked about demonstrating interest last month?  An interview is an amazing way to make a very personal plea to a ...

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Thu, July 20, 9:30 AM

Berkeley Heights Community Pool, Berkeley Heights

Yoga & Meditation at the BHCP at the YMCA!

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Thu, July 20, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Heights Public Library, Berkeley Heights

Summer International Film Festival: "A Tale of ...

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Fri, July 21, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Heights Public Library, Berkeley Heights

Shakespeare in the Park(ing Lot)

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Are You A Near-Sighted or A Far-Sighted Investor?

Are you a Near-Sighted or a Far-Sighted investor? If you’re a near-sighted investor, you probably check your investment balances frequently (even several times a day) and you feel good when your investments are higher…conversely, you may worry or feel regret when your investments are lower. If you’re a far-sighted investor, you’re knowledgeable ...