Plainfield YMCA Held Its Healthy Kids Day®

April 29, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Area YMCA welcomed kids of all ages to its Healthy Kids Day® on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.  The community event was meant to inspire parents and children to stay active by featuring a variety of activities that stimulate the mind and move the body.

The event was well attended by area residents who enjoyed swimming in the pool, jumping in a fun ...

Healthy Food Tasting Event at Isabelita Market in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - EZ Ride, in partnership with the Plainfield Health Department and Rutgers Snap-Ed, will host a health screening at Isabelita Market in Plainfield.

Get your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose level checked, and learn more about healthy eating through The Healthy Corner Store Initiative, which connects corner store owners and community partners with the resources ...

Plainfield: Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelopment Plan on Planning Board Agenda

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Planning Board will meet on Monday evening to discuss the JFK Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelopment Plan that was prepared by Heyer, Gruel & Associates of Red Bank, NJ.

In a public meeting in early March with members of the Joint Land Use boards, Carlos Sanchez, the Director of the Office of Economic Development, stated that in 2014 the land was declared an ...

Greta’s Run 5K Honors Memory of Westfield Teen, Raises Money to Help People with Special Needs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Almost 1,000 people participated in the fourth annual Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday. The 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities is held in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died 2002 after a large tree branch fell on her during lunch.

“Greta was a beautiful person inside and out,” Greta’s ...

Canine Therapy Brings Comfort to Patients and Loved Ones at Center for Hope Hospice

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., April 21, 2017 – Rio, Atlas, Coco and Karl are a special breed of volunteer at the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. The canines bring their comforting presence and the benefits of animal therapy to patients and their loved ones at both of the Center’s two residences—Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in ...

More Than 1,000 Expected to Participate in Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greta’s Run, a 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann takes place this Sunday at Roosevelt Intermediate School.

Online registration ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $30.

Greta was Westfield High School freshman in 2002 when she died from injuries after a large tree branch fell on her ...

Plainfield Workshop: Resources to Age in Place

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A workshop on living longer and living smarter will take place at UCC Congregational Church in Plainfield.  Learn about resources available to you to age in place.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Topics will include:

Differences between Medicaid and Medicare, and the ins and outs of both programs
Durable ...

Pogany of Plainfield's Rapps Pharmacy to be Honored by Bridgeway

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Peter Pogany, owner of Rapps Pharmacy in Plainfield, is to be honored at Bridgeway’s 2nd Annual Chairman’s Dinner on April 19th at Kean University, hosted by the Board of Trustees.

Pogany has been a dedicated volunteer with Bridgeway for over ten years, and he currently leads their annual fundraising efforts. This year, the Annual Bridgeway Golf Classic will take ...

Plainfield Workshop: Drug Addiction and the Family

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A workshop on drug addiction and the family will take place in May at Plainfield's New Covenant Church.

Faith Leaders as Champions of Change: Addiction is not a Moral Failing, but an Illness will feature guest presenter Derrick Watkins, MSW, at the two-part workshop:

Part I - Thursday, May 11th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Part II - Thursday, May 25th, 6:00-8:30 pm

There ...

Plainfield Families Invited to YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, April 29th, from noon until 3 pm, the Plainfield Y is holding a free community event to inspire parents and kids to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long.

The Plainfield Y’s Healthy Kids Day® is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being of kids and families, and features activities such as Zumba®, Karate, ...

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5th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play Fundraiser At ESCNJ Aquatics & Fitness Center

April 25, 2017

The Educational Services Commission of  New Jersey (ESCNJ) Aquatics & Fitness Center’s annual fundraiser on behalf of  Autism New Jersey has led the way in raising funds the past two years,  and this year’s effort promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Held in conjunction with National Autism Awareness Month, the 5th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play ...