Five Local People with Disabilities Achieve CPR Certification

July 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - When Lyman Thompson worked for Roselle Park, he saw a lot of people needing help. Then one day, he was one of those people.

"I had a heart attack five years ago," Thompson said. "I flat lined and one of my coworkers brought me back with CPR. That inspired me to take the training myself."

Thompson, a person with developmental disabilities and member of ...

Groundwork Elizabeth Receives $200K Grant for New Youth Health Initiative

ELIZABETH, NJ - A non-profit organization that supports healthy and environmentally-friendly projects in the city was one of 10 groups in the state to receive a $200,000 grant.

Groundwork Elizabeth plans to use the grant to select 20 city residents from the ages of 14 to 21 over a period of about 3 years to brainstorm, train and develop a community event addressing a health challenge in the ...

Trinitas Hospital Recognized for Employee Health Programs

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has earned national recognition for its commitment to the health of its employees, especially when it comes to helping them stop smoking.

The hospital has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for offering its employees programs including a one-time reimbursement to those who successfully complete smoking cessation ...

Senior Services Info Sessions To Be Held At Union County Libraries

ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff from the Union County’s Department of Human Services on Aging will be on hand at several libraries throughout July to answer residents’ questions about senior services.

The department’s Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) will be at the Elizabeth Main Brain Library at 11 South Broad St. from 10 a.m. to noon on July 26. The informational sessions will also be held ...

SNAP Recipients Can Double Their Dollar at Elizabeth Avenue Farmers Market

ELIZABETH - Those who use federal nutrition benefits, like the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), will be able to double their dollar at a weekly farmers market.

The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) received a $500 grant from City Green -- a nonprofit working to improve access to fresh, locally grown food in underserved communities -- to participate in the Garden State Good ...

Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs to be Held Saturday, June 24

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites people with special needs to participate in the first Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs this coming Saturday, June 24, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, New Jersey. The event is free of charge and will run from 10 am until 1 pm.

The fishing derby is open to all ages and fishing poles will be ...

Trinitas Comprehensive Caner Center Host Annual “Survivors Day”

ELIZABETH, NJ – Cancer survivors, family and friends mingled with their care givers and physicians while celebrating “Survivors Day”. The annual event, held every June in the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center located at 225 Williamson Street in Elizabeth mixes food, prizes, friendship and camaraderie between staff and those that have battled cancer or blood related ...

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