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Susan G. Komen Sets Bold Goal to Reduce U.S. Breast Cancer Deaths by 50 Percent in 10 Years

September 24, 2016

NATIONAL -- The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization has announced a bold plan to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years, by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved and enhancing Komen’s research focus on lethal breast cancers.

“We know that people die of breast cancer for two reasons: a lack of ...

Fanwood Residents Can “ASK” About Services for the Aging at Events on Weds, Sept. 21

FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County’s new mobile Aging Service Kiosk (ASK) will host a free information event at the Fanwood Memorial Library (5 Forest Road) on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. ASK events are designed to provide residents with a convenient, friendly way to find out about services for the aging, and for their families ...

Scotch Plains Health Fair and Breast Cancer Research Walk on Sat, Oct. 8

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains kicks off its annual Health and Wellness Fair on October 8, with a town-wide walk supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at 9:00 a.m.

Registration for the walk will start at 8:30 am. The walk covers approximately 1.5 miles (a route of the map can be found on the website www.scotchplainsnj.gov) along with information about ...

Union County Offers Training Opportunity to be a Home Health Aide

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Residents interested in becoming certified home health aides can apply to the training program that begins Oct. 31 and runs to Nov. 23, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced. Pre-enrollment interviews are required and are being conducted in September.

Anyone interested in the program should schedule an interview now. Space is ...

Support Group for the Divorced and Separated to Launch on Weds, Sept. 14

BERKELEY HEiGHTS, NJ - Are you separated or divorced?  Do you know someone who is?  The Divorced and Separated Ministry of the Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights is offering a twelve week support group designed to provide comfort and healing before, during, and after the divorce process. The group will begin meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7:30  to ...

Scotch Plains Presents Fitness at the Farmer’s Market

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Mayor's Wellness campaign and the Scotch Plains Business and Professionals Association Farmers Marketplace will present Fitness at the Farmers Market throughout the fall.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Boot Camp on the Green will be presented by Get In Shape for Women, celebrating its 5th Anniversary in Scotch Plains. This is an opportunity to try this ...

Super Heroes to Run in Fanwood 5K

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Recreation Department has added a new twist to the annual Fanwood 5K race.

This year runners are invited to reveal their true selves and come dressed as their favorite super hero. The Fanwood 5K Super Hero Run & Family Fun Run takes place on Sunday, Oct. 16, at La Grande Park in Fanwood.

The 5K Super Hero Run will begin at ...

Plan Ahead for Stormy Weather in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

UNION COUNTY, NJ – County officials are advising that residents to create a communications plan in advance of Tropical Storm Hermine, which is expected to impact New Jersey this weekend.

“This weekend we expect to see the after-effects of Tropical Storm Hermine, and it’s a timely reminder that our area has experienced some devastating storms in the past several ...

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Thu, September 29, 6:00 PM

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Falls Can Be Fatal For Older Adults

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on September 22, 2016 in conjunction with the 9th Annual National Council on Aging Falls Prevention Day,  showed that 29 million falls occurred in older adults in 2014 causing 7 million injuries resulting in 27,000 deaths.

For a summary of the report go to: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/313064.php

For the ...

What I Learned From The Precision Nutrition Certification

You cannot change your life without changing your behaviors. Sounds simple right? Sounds pretty obvious right? Well, after going through the Precision Nutrition Certification and then comparing it to the hundreds of adults we have spoken to and worked with over the years there is two very different philosophies at work here.

In this article I am going to shed some light on what I learned and ...

What I Learned From The Precision Nutrition Certification

You cannot change your life without changing your behaviors. Sounds simple right? Sounds pretty obvious right? Well, after going through the Precision Nutrition Certification and then comparing it to the hundreds of adults we have spoken to and worked with over the years there is two very different philosophies at work here.

In this article I am going to shed some light on what I learned and ...