Health & Wellness

May 24, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ - The Red Cross is spearheading a regional effort to help hospitals give lifesaving plasma treatment for COVID-19.  New Providence resident and rising senior at University of Notre Dame, Rebecca Pappas recently donated plasma at the Red Cross donation facility in Fairfield, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Chris Tribuna and his annual “Christmas Spectacular” yard display on Shadow Lane in Berkeley Heights has helped mold the way that local Atlantic Health is conducting drive-through COVID-19 testing.  Back in March, in the “early days” of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Valerie ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - All Berkeley Heights residents are urged to walk outside onto their lawns on Friday at 7 p.m. when you hear the fire and police sirens to participate in the town-wide clap out to show appreciation for the health care workers at the long-term care (LTCs) facilities and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Arden Courts of Whippany showers Morristown Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room staff with some early summer lovin' on Monday by sponsoring a Kona Ice Cream truck for the healthcare workers. As the healthcare workers lined up outside the Emergency Room, they enjoyed the ...

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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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Spring Grove Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Coordinating Virtual Outreach to Foster Connection with Community at a Challenging Time NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Join an effort to brighten spirits at a local skilled nursing facility by sending an e-card to residents – it will lift your spirits, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- “We’re all in this together,” is more than a slogan for Jeff Mornan of Bridgewater. He and his family are living it, even though no one in the family has been directly impacted by COVID-19. When the family-owned company Diamond Enterprise on Locust Avenue in Berkeley ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When the local Chinese American communities in Berkeley Heights and New Providence learned of the shortage of personal protection equipment for healthcare and frontline workers in the Greater New York City area, they responded in a big way. "When the virus first started to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Craig Karczmer, Executive Director at Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living retirement community in New Providence, released a message on Friday advising their community of families of positive coronavirus test results within their campus. In addition, sadly, two residents ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Berkeley Heights sadly has experienced COVID-19 related death of four residents at one of the Township’s long-term care facilities. The residents, all in their 80s, lost their battle with the virus in the last 24 hours. “It is with a very heavy heart that I report the loss ...

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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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This is an uncertain time for us all. If you, or someone in your family, begins to experience symptoms that may be associated with COVID-19, it can be difficult to know what resources to call upon. As always, the BHVRS is here to partner with you. Please follow these ...

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NEW JERSEY - You think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have symptoms, you can use the self-assessment tool provided by the State of New Jersey COVID-19 website  https://self.covid19.nj.gov. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice.  For COVID-19 questions and inquiries please visit ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Jersey Sharing Network announced the New Providence 10th Annual Sharing Network 5K Celebation of Life has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 13, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please note: All registrations for the original date of June 7 will automatically be ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Health Department received confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in New Providence. "Our New Providence Public Health Nurse is following all related protocols issued by the State Department of Health for case investigation and contact tracing," the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As we all adjust to our new normal amid the spread of COVID-19, staff and residents at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights are making the most of their current situation.  On March 10th the facility decided to temporarily close their doors to outside visitors to ...

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Peace of Mind Yoga in Berkeley Heights is running free online yoga to our community-kids and adults. The kids will have a theme each week.  Go to njpeaceofmind.com.  We will be adding more classes as we go.  Peace of Mind Counseling is going fully online via zoom. Even intakes are being ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - All Summit Area YMCA facilities are closing effective Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29.  This includes all programs and services provided at Berkeley Heights YMCA, Summit YMCA and The Learning Circle YMCA. "To our knowledge, while no member or staff at our ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - What makes Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights special? Aside from their top ratings by US News and World Report "Best of" ranking -- it's important to meet the people behind these top ratings. TAPinto had the opportunity to sit with Autumn Lake Administrator Ben ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A 48-year-old Berkeley Heights resident is among the five new presumed cases of coronavirus, announced Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver in a press conference on Monday.  The outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus was first detected in China; the virus ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The first members to enter and use the Berkeley Heights YMCA when it officially opened at 5 a.m. on Feb. 6, were a couple of 15-year-olds who came in to shoot baskets in the gym before school. Executive Director Tiffany Escott said the youngsters “said they wanted to be the ...

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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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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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The new 40,000 square foot YMCA facility on Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights is set to open to the public on Thursday, February 6.  Be ready to be wowed by the expansive fitness and wellness center with state-of-the-art equipment, three fitness rooms, full-size basketball ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With recent cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) reported in several countries including the U.S., health officials are watchful for potential cases. Although this new virus in understandably a cause for concern, it is important for New Jersey residents to know ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As 2018 was getting ready to become 2019, a discussion about New Year's resolutions was being had between a few friends over drinks. Not the usual "I'm going to go to the gym more often" or "eat less dessert type of resolution," not when one of the participants is Mickey ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The residents of Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights enjoyed an abundance of holiday cheer this year thanks to visits from the local Daisies, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, dance studios, church choirs and many others that stopped by to entertain or share a gift and simply ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - This year's Rose Parade on January 1, 2020 marks the 17th year the Donate Life float will make an appearance in the parade. NJ Sharing Network along with its partners [Bridge to Life, Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes and Team Liberty] are sponsoring three New Jersey donor ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The continuing care neighborhood of Lantern Hill, a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living, has been awarded a Best Nursing Home designation by U.S. News & World Report. The Lantern Hill continuing care neighborhood earned the Best Nursing Home ...

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