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Caregivers Support Group at Imagine Starting November 1st

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Free support groups for adult caregivers caring for a family member with a chronic or terminal illness begin November 1st at Imagine in Mountainside.  

The criteria for participation includes:  caring for any person with a diagnosis of physical illness, injury or disease that significantly changes one’s day to day life. Caregivers must be 60 years old or younger. The groups meet every other Wednesday starting Nov. 1st from 6:30-8:00 pm at Imagine located at 244 Sheffield St. in Mountainside. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from joining Imagine’s Coping With Illness program, please contact Mandi Zucker, MSW, CT at 908-264-3100 or email mandi@imaginenj.org.

Imagine is a free year round grief support center providing support for children, teens, young adults and their parents who are coping with loss due to death or illness. 

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New Ice Rink Gets Green Light from Westfield Town Council

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Dear Editor:

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