Health & Wellness

September 12, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – On Saturday, My Gym New Providence was filled with children of all ages, from just a few months old, to 10 years of age, parents, instructors, giggles, guffaws, smiles and laughter. The occasion was the annual My Gym Open House – an event that encourages parents to come in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On September 14 to 16, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) will host its first ever Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest, with events to be held each day in different locations around Berkeley Heights. Through Vegan Fest, the BHEC hopes to raise community awareness ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Little ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department, which serves Westfield, Chatham Borough, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park and Summit, is asking adult residents to take an online survey to help identify which topics it should focus on to improve public health ...

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. It is also the month Ricky Godoy passed away. Brother, son, cousin, creative visionary and disrupter, he shared his personal battle with mental illness and decided he wanted to #shatterthestigma. " My vision is to bring in to ...

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The Brooke Healey Foundation Caring 'Til It's Cured #DIPG NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation is hosting their 5th annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 20 at Royce Brook Country Club in Hillsborough. This event has been held in honor of five year old Brooke, daughter of Stefani and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 21st annual Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race and Fitness Walk generated $17,000, with nearly 450 runners and walkers took to the township streets on Sunday, September 17, 2017. “Bright sunshine and crystal blue skies continued to bless us this year for our 21st ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Luminous MedSpa and Salon is proud to introduce their NEW second location, “About Face” by Luminous.   “About Face” is under the strict medical direction of Dr Richard Maggio, Medical Director, and Master Aesthetician Heather Hoffman. “About Face” by Luminous specializes in ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Contractors and employees spent the past week polishing, training and putting the finishing touches on the interior of Arbor Terrace Mountainside. On Monday, July 16, the first residents will be moving in. On Thursday, July 12, Senior Care Counselor Maria Owens gave TAPinto a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA is bringing back free Wellness Wednesdays this summer at its main facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Members of the community are invited to enjoy the Y’s land and water group exercise classes, swim assessments, open gym and open swim times as well ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Michael Strusiak, a kidney and pancreas recipient, has never forgotten his donor, Kristen Theresa O'Hara, who passed away almost 11 years ago. In her honor, Strusiak and his bride, Lisa, chose to exchange vows at NJ Sharing Network's Landscape of Life Meditation Garden, ...

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  SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit received a $15,000 grant from Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) to support its signature community outreach project, GRACE’s Refrigerator. These funds will be used to purchase fresh, healthy foods for families that would not otherwise be able to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Peter DeSarno, of New Providence, was recently among recipients of a "NJCPA Volunteer Award" by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants at their annual statewide convention in Atlantic city.  A release by the NJCPA said, "Peter is the very definition of what ...

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CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May ...

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The Mountainside Active Retirees ended their 2017-2018 meeting schedule this past May 23 with the induction of board members by Mountainside Senior Citizen Coordinator Kim Moriak. The Induction and luncheon was held at The Grillestone restaurant on route 22 in Scotch Plains. The affair was ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Adult Mosquitoes tonight, Thursday June 7, between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting. In Berkeley Heights – Snyder Avenue, Columbia Avenue, Berkeley Avenue, Bolton Boulevard, Plainfield Avenue near Little ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although the forecast moved this year's Relay for Life inside for the second consecutive year, the message was heard loud and clear throughout the night through the halls and gymnasiums at Gov. Livingston High School. Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights joins communities ...

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  SUMMIT, NJ – Mountainside Rescue Squad's Saverio Zipeto was one of 17 first responders honored by Overlook Medical Center at its 22nd Annual Excellence in EMS Awards. Held during 'National EMS Week', the event celebrates the important role of EMS first personnel in the communities they serve, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.   Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tara Colandrea, owner of Kindness Counts Therapy in Westfield, and a member of Divorce Dynasty - a female powerhouse group of professional women including therapists, lawyers, and realtors, who are each a champion of their respective roles in the divorce process for this series ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – It appears the Mountainside Active Retirees (MAR) have collated their last newsletter for borough’s recreation department. For many years, the newsletter arrived in mailboxes four times a year with information on upcoming recreation and senior activities in the town. The last ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Drawing a record crowd, Family Promise of Union County -- in partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and a host of volunteers -- hosted its third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford / Elizabeth, welcoming more than 200 attendees to an event that featured free ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Heather Hoffman, owner of Luminous MedSpa Salon in New Providence welcomed Teresa Giudice, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey to sign copies of her latest book, Standing Strong, all to raise money for her Reborn Foundation.  Giudice, the veteran cast member and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Skin Deep Salon and Spa is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winners of their BEST MOM essay contest: New Providence 8th graders, Anthony and Christopher Wippich, who wrote in about their mom Rose.  Mom will enjoy a Signature Spa Retreat valued at $240, a European facial,  ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - We all need and deserve a vacation. With Summer approaching, Autumn Lake is offering a reduced rate for Respite Care starting May 1 through Sept. 1, 2018 for your elderly loved ones. Minimum two night stay at our beautiful facility for $300 per night.  We provide three ...

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