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Imagine Offers Support Groups for Caregivers

September 20, 2017

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 ...

Volunteer Opportunities Exist for 55+-RSVP Information Sessions

ELIZABETH, NJ-The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Union County will hold two information sessions for all adults 55 and older in Union County.

Opportunities exist throughout the county for volunteers in friendly visiting, community gardens and school-age tutoring and more.

The information sessions will take place at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian ...

Youth Suicide Rates Doubling--Working to Reduce the Trend With Suicide Prevention Leader-Holmdel's Dr. Christine Moutier

HOLMDEL, N.J. - When one would guess what the second leading cause of death is for young people in the U.S. ages 15-34, most people are shocked to hear that the answer is death by suicide.  Tragically, that is a fact. Almost 45,000 Americans die every year by suicide.

 

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), on average there are 121 suicides a ...

Springfield Board of Health Explores Ordinance to Deal with Grease Trap Concerns

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Grease traps, and their larger cousins, grease interceptors, if not maintained properly, can allow oil and grease to travel into the township's wastewater systems and create possible health problems.

The Springfield Board of Health, during its last few meetings, has been hammering out an ordinance to regulate how local food establishments and larger organizations ...

Springfield Board of Health Seeks More Local Focus in Community Health Needs Assessment

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—A group of non-profit health organizations known as the North Jersey Health Collaborative has presented a 50-page “Community Health Needs Assessment” for Union County for 2016. The assessment was prepared for the group by the Center for Population Health Sciences at Atlantic Health System—the parent organization of Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

The ...

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 ...

Pet Store Ordinance Brings Opposing Views on Pet Stores to the September 12, 2017 Township Committee Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Proponents and opponents to ordinance 2017-12 voiced their views on it at the September 12, 2017 Springfield, NJ Township Committee Meeting.

The ordinance, which was up for second reading at Tuesday’s meeting, sought to restrict the sources from which pet stores can obtain dogs and cats for retail sale. Under the ordinance, pet stores can only obtain cats and dogs from ...

Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

WESTFIELD, NJ — If you bought Trader Joe’s Chicken Breakfast Sausage and you have a soy allergy, check the label. DiLuigi Foods Inc., makers of the product, is recalling approximately 3,448 pounds of it due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday, because it contains soy lecithin ...

Blood Donations Desperately Needed During Labor Day Holiday

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC), is urging the public to donate blood as we head into the Labor Day holiday. New Jersey roads are packed with cars heading to the beach and the mountains. With so many people on vacation, blood donations drop significantly the last week of August into the first ten days of September as parents and ...

Rutgers Predicts Record Ragweed Season

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ragweed season has begun in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with the sighting of the first grain of pollen on August 17 by Leonard Bielory, M.D., National Allergy Bureau-certified pollen counting station and a specialist in allergy and immunology with the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The major ...

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'Self-Care' Event at UMC Summit Oct. 1

September 24, 2017

Self-Care Event - Sunday, October 1, from 1 - 3 p.m.

Seeking resources to bring more peace, more balance, more focus to your life?

As the fall gets underway, it is easy to get caught up in the whirl of our busy lives, and we risk losing touch with the things that are most important to us. The event will include tools to reflect on the things that give you meaning and ...