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Fighting Addiction-Prevention Links Receives National Grant to Support Recovery Services

September 20, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - A national $600,000 Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) grant has been secured by Prevention Links to bolster its recovery support efforts. The grant comes through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

In 2016, President Barak Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act or CARA. This is the first major federal addiction legislation in 40 years ...

Imagine Offers Support Groups for Caregivers

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine is offering support groups for adult caregivers under 60 who are living with a family member’s chronic or terminal illness. The groups are safe spaces in which people can express their feelings, and gain support from fellow caregivers. 

The criteria for participation includes: caring for any person with a diagnosis of physical illness, injury or ...

Seniors and Caregivers Invited to Discuss Service Needs for Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ-A public meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue in Elizabeth. Caregivers and seniors are invited to attend, participate and express their views on the service needs of seniors.

“This public hearing is a good opportunity for residents to request services in areas such as caregiver support, ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Unveils the New Gary S. Horan Emergency Department

ELIZABETH, NJ – In an opening ceremony held last evening at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, a brand new and expanded $18.7 million dollar Emergency Department was unveiled.

The Medical Center’s new department now has 45 rooms for treating emergency visits. It also has a new state-of-the-art scanner which speeds diagnosis and is essential for delivery of patient ...

Three Roselle Schools Make List of “America’s Healthiest Schools”

ROSELLE, NJ - Three Roselle schools were recently named to the 2017 list of “America’s Healthiest Schools.”

The list, published by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, identified 323 of the nation’s healthiest schools based on the school’s ability to meet a rigorous set of criteria – including serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

Child Health Conference Program Available for Roselle Residents

ROSELLE, NJ - Have your children received their immunizations before they head off to school? The Borough of Roselle is offering monthly services through their Child Health Conference program. 

The program provides free immunizations for school aged children, as well as health education, TB Testing Screenings, and much more.

These services are by appointment only. For more information ...

Trinitas Sets the Bar for Food and Nutrition Among Health Care Providers

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas sets the bar for food and nutrition among health care providers
American Heart Association honors the organization as the first in New Jersey to incorporate healthy workplace toolkit.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently honored Trinitas Regional Medical Center for its impact in increasing standards in food and nutrition among health care systems in New ...

Help with Daily Tasks is Available to Eligible Union County Residents

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Residents with permanent physical disabilities may be eligible for assistance under the Personal Assistance Services Program, a statewide program designed to foster independent living.

The Personal Assistance Services Program provides funding for trained assistants to help with essential tasks of daily living. These can include dressing, bathing, meal preparation, light ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

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