Letter To The Editor:

The South Plainfield Mayor’s Health and Wellness Fair in conjunction with St. Peter’s Healthcare System was held on Saturday, October 19,2019 at the South Plainfield Senior Center from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  David Jaipersaud, Director of St. Peter’s Children Hospital organized the St. Peter’s Staff, the free flu shot program, which was hosted by AristaCare at Cedar Oaks, South Plainfield, NJ and Co_ Steven Isaac.  70 plus free flu shots were given and 30 additional flu shots will be obtained for 65 and older adults to be given at a future date at the South Plainfield Senior Center.  Thank you to David Jaipersaud Jr. for all your help directing the staff.  

Dr. Fran Pelliccia and Coordinator Andrea Nunez were on hand for “Ask The Doctor”.  Luis Ramos, Manager of the Pediatric Clinic at St. Peters’ University Hospital was in charge of the flu vaccines that were administered by his staff. Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol screenings were available for all guests along with Dietary counseling.  The South Plainfield Green Team - Dr. Alice Tempel and Chairman Bob Longo were present, the South Plainfield SRO Officers Justin and Zack Melanson and Anthony Louise conducted fingerprinting for the children and discussed their presence as SRO’s in the schools, arranged by Det. Sgt. Christopher Colucci.   Marie D’Urso of doTerra Essential Oils discussed the benefits of doTerra as well as Paul and Michele Billich of IDLife.  Yoga and Healthy Bones instructor Pat offered a yoga demo.  The South Plainfield Eduction Foundation participated along with Cathy Herman of Touchstone and “Sparkle Tattoos “ hosted by the girls SPHS Soccer Team.  Mayor’s Wellness Water bottles hosted by SPASA were available to the guests along with navy canvas zip bags.  Green Olive Market donated a multitude of fruits for refreshments.  Bagels, butter and cream cheese were supplied by Mayor’s Wellness.  Thank you Tree Olano, Director of the South Plainfield Senior Center, Sharon Ciullo and Angelo Paradiso and the Mayor’s Wellness Committee members who set up tables, cut fruit, helped the St. Peter’s staff and clean up - Stephanie Bartfalvi, Ali Gibson, Joe Scrudato and Joan Dickason who stopped by.  Thank you to Matt Victoria DeeJay for announcing.

Debbie Boyle, Chairwoman Mayor’s Wellness Committee