Health & Wellness

April 23, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Graduating high school and college seniors can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 in time for in-person graduation ceremonies, announced Morris County officials. In an initiative launched today, April 21, Morris County in partnership with Atlantic Health System can now schedule ...

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“Most days Mom just sat in her armchair in front of the TV with a glazed look in her eyes. I tried to perk her up by talking about what was on the news or what I was cooking for dinner, but she didn’t seem interested. With her Alzheimer’s, I’m not even sure she understood what I was saying.” One ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The HOPE ONE van will be making several stops in Morris County this month, including an April 17 visit to Roxbury. The remaining April schedule for the van is as follows: April 14; Super Savor Liquor in Mount Arlington; 9 am - 2 pm April 15; Jefferson Diner in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Morris County Sheriff's Office Hope One van, which offers critical support for persons struggling with addiction, is coming to Roxbury next week. Hope One travels twice a week to locations throughout Morris County, bringing services to persons in need. The Roxbury visit will ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Findings from two national surveys appearing in the Alzheimer’s Association “2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report reveal that discrimination is a barrier to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. According to the report, more than one-third of Black Americans (36%) and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Girl Scout Katherine Gardner’s goal in pushing for early-childhood full eye assessments is not just to attain her Girl Scout Gold Award; it’s also personal. Chances are good that Gardner, 18, would not be blind in one eye had she received a full eye assessment when she was an ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – With help from her family, a Roxbury teacher who lost her husband to COVID-19 is spearheading a campaign that urges people to get vaccinated in honor of someone, or something, they care about. Marla Sarrel, who teaches at Franklin School in Succasunna, said she and her family got ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Township officials are trying to help Roxbury residents find nearby places to get the COVID-19 vaccination, an effort proving to be tricky as sites open and close. The township is endeavoring to provide, on its website, the latest list of vaccination sites. This can be found by ...

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NEW JERSEY — All six of New Jersey’s vaccine mega-sites will remain closed on Tuesday, Feb. 2 due to the winter storm, announced Gov. Phil Murphy. The announcement came after he announced that New Jersey will remain under a state of emergency in response to the winter storm. All vaccine mega ...

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ROCKAWAY TWP. - Due to the lack of vaccine supply, the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Rockaway Townsquare Mall will be closed Saturday Jan. 30 and Sunday Jan. 31. In anticipation of the shortages, there were no appointments scheduled. The center, in the former Sears ...

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NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening. The first-ever TAPinto ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials will try harder to help older residents, especially those without computers, who have questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccination, they promised Tuesday. The issue was raised at the meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council by Roxbury Councilman Mark Crowley.

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ROXBURY, NJ – You can’t get much these days for only 15 cents, but Retro Fitness in Kenvil is one exception: Membership joins for just 15 cents. The limited-time discount is being offered in honor of the 15th Anniversary of the Retro Fitness low-price, high-value health club brand. An ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury residents can receive free, in-person COVID-19 testing at the County College of Morris in Randolph beginning tomorrow, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Requirements: You must present proof during the appointment that you live or work in Morris County. You must schedule ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, welcomed Morris County's first baby of 2021 at 12:36 a.m. The baby girl, named Blake Noelle Sabino weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and is 20.5 inches long. Blake joins parents Nicole Barbour and Jason Sabino of ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Morris County will modify its no-cost COVID-19 testing efforts by next week to focus on the walk-up service provided by appointment-only at the County College of Morris and phase out at-home-tests for all but homebound, symptomatic residents. Municipal leaders throughout the ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In the wake of the shortest day of the year, better known as the winter solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) has begun preparing for The Longest Day, an annual worldwide initiative that brings thousands of people together to “fight the darkness of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Flu shots will be offered to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities through a partnership between Atlantic Health System and Morris County's Office on Aging, Disabilities and Community Programming.  There will be no cost for qualified recipients; however, supplies are ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It’s been a tough year for the beleaguered brain of Landing resident Amanda Walker. The first knock to her noggin happened in July when she fell to the pavement while walking her dog in the Mount Arlington School parking lot. The second came in a September car accident when ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County on Friday launched an at-home, no-cost COVID-19 testing program. A portal through which qualified Morris County residents and workers can apply for testing materials to be sent to their homes may be found on the Morris County’s Office of Health Management COVID-19 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Roxbury increased by 241 since Nov. 10, Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo said today, but he did not reveal whether this "very serious spike" in infections has led to a similar uptick in deaths. DeFillippo made his remarks at the outset of the ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Emergency kits, containing four shelf stable meals and a first aid kit will be available to Morris County Seniors and adults with disabilities. One of 500 free emergency supply kits will be available on November 23.  The distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - At-home and mobile COVID-19 testing programs for residents and workers will be available within the next week, Morris County announced today. The programs are a reaction to an increase in the number of new cases in the county, correlating with a spike in the virus statewide, said ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association expressed gratitude toward New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy this week after he signed a bill addressing social isolation in long-term care (LTC) settings. The organization also publicly thanked legislative champions Sen. Vin Gopal, Sen. Nellie Pou and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Home Instead Senior Care of Succasunna, a longtime supporter of the Northwest Walk to End Alzheimers, is hosting on its yard a colorful memorial in honor of those affected by the disease. The “Promise Garden” is situated at 109 Main Street, the company’s Morris County headquarters.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Determined to continue the fight to end Alzheimer’s despite the obstacles that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) is hosting its annual Essex-Hudson-Union (EHU) Walk to End Alzheimer’s digitally this year and ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Determined to continue the fight to end Alzheimer’s despite the obstacles that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) will host its annual Northwest Walk to End Alzheimer’s digitally this year and encourages residents of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Lasting concerns about COVID-19 have prompted The Lake Hopatcong Foundation to convert its annual October “Lake Loop” fundraiser into a virtual event that will span 11 days. The new format “allows participants to choose their challenge, set their goals, and ride, run, walk or ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Warrior Strong, a non-profit organization - founded by a Roxbury resident - that provides free fitness centers for veterans, is hosting an on online virtual 5K event next month. The goal of the Sept. 26 event is to raise money to help keep Warrior Strong up and running, said ...

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