Health & Wellness

June 3, 2020

UNION, NJ -  Save a life; give blood.  The Union Elks Lodge #1583 is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, June 25, from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Those interested in donating blood must call 201-251-3703 to make an appointment.  There will only be two donors every fifteen minutes.   For the safety of ...

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UNION, NJ – The Township of Union will be giving away free face masks starting Monday, June 1, until Friday, June 5. The drive-through giveaway for Union residents will run from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. each day, while supplies last.  Face masks can be obtained by driving to the back parking lot at Town ...

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UNION, NJ – COVID-19-related cases in Union have reached 1,711, with 67 deaths, as reported on Tuesday.  That’s an increase of 12 positive cases since Friday, with no additional deaths reports.  In New Jersey there are 155,764 positive cases with 11,191 deaths.  In Union County, there are at least ...

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UNION, NJ - These are tough times for all but especially for older adults dependent on family caregivers and the families that take care of them. In addition to the physical and economic value of caregiving, there is an unquantifiable psychological toll. Join the Union Public Library online on ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union family is pitching in, using their knowledge, skills and creativity to help in the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Facing the very real risks of working in an environment with limited PPEs, Arman David, his wife Joyce Andes-David, and their five children have ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Senior Center is ensuring Union's seniors are not alone during the COVID-19 crisis. “We are there for our seniors,” said Senior Center Director Phyllis Monguso.  “They know how to handle a crisis.  When you say stay in, they stay in.  They’ve been great.” Monguso said ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union County-run COVID-19 drive-through testing facility has been set up in the parking lot of Kean University in Union, set to begin testing on Monday, March 23. Testing at the facility, established by the county freeholders with governmental, educational and healthcare partners, ...

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UNION, NJ – Union has instituted a town-wide Senior Citizen Wellness Check in light of the COVID-19 Throughout the week, Township of Union personnel will place phone calls to Union residents age 62 or older. If the resident is not home, a message will be left and a follow-up call will be ...

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UNION, NJ – A business owner in Union has been reported to have the COVID-19 virus.  This is the first, and currently only, case of the coronavirus reported in Union. The man, a professional business owner who lives in New York, is self-quarantined at his home, said Union’s Health Department ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Health Director provided information to residents about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, via a CodeRed alert and social media postings Thursday evening. The information comes on the heels of a health information forum  that took place Tuesday night, hosted ...

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UNION, NJ – The Township of Union schools is closely monitoring updates regarding the Coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control, said Superintendent Gregory Tatum, in a letter sent to district parents Saturday. According to the letter, the New Jersey Department of Health is working on ...

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UNION, NJ - A Health Info Session, hosted by Senator Joe Cryan, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, and the Union County Freeholders, will be held on Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event, at the Union Senior Center, Bonnel Court, will provide information about the Coronavirus, flu ...

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UNION, NJ -  Did you ever think that learning about heart health could be fun? It can. A Heart Health Fair will be held at the Union Public Library, sponsored by the Raritan (NJ) Chapter of LINKS and Dress for Success Northern Chapter.  Attendees will receive free giveaways, refreshments, ...

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UNION, NJ — Local health officials are advising the public to take basic precautions to avoid contracting a new virus that started in Wuhan, China, and has become a serious public health concern in the United States. Coronavirus is a respiratory infection that spreads much like cold virus and ...

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UNION, NJ - Painting, stress relief, brunch, giveaways, sisterhood, education, and chair massages will all be included in this free event for breast cancer survivors. The event is set for Saturday, February 29, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Union.  Location will be provided upon registration.  To ...

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UNION, NJ – About 20 women, from teens to adults, attended a free Women’s Self Defense Seminar with Union UTA Martial Arts last week.  “Around this time of year, crimes like assault, robberies, and muggings statistically go up,” said Robert Nichols, owner and chief instructor of Union UTA ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Special Improvement District (SID) is hosting a free Women's Self Defense Seminar on Thursday, November 14. The event will be held at Union UTA Martial Arts at 2020 Morris Avenue.  All attendees will receive one free month of self defense classes from Union UTA Martial ...

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UNION, NJ -  Signing up for Affordable Health Care can be confusing but Union Public Library can help. A trained and certified Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigator will answer individual questions and help patrons enroll in the 2020 health plan, at the Library, on Thursday, November 14 from 12:00 ...

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UNION, NJ - Free adult yoga classes are being offered by the Union Recreation Department, starting October 30. Classes will be held at Battle Hill School with instructor Bernadette Burke.  There are two 45-minute classes:  6:45 and 7:45 p.m.  The program is for Union residents, 18 years of age ...

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UNION, NJ – Residents from the 20th Legislative District attended a panel discussion with representatives from the area’s water supplier and governmental agencies focused on water safety, specifically on concerns about lead levels in the area's drinking water. “Water has created an incredible ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A free Women’s Health Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Atrium at Liberty Hall Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, in Union. The event is sponsored in partnership with Atlantic Health System/Overlook Medical Center. The event includes ...

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UNION, NJ - A presentation on the oversight and testing of the drinking water in the 20th Legislative District will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Union's Town Hall. The 20th Legislative District includes the Township of Union, Elizabeth, Roselle and Hillside.  Hosted by State Senator Joseph ...

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UNION, NJ - Union residents seeking reliable information about services for adults age 60 and older can come and speak in person with experienced staff from the Union County Aging and Disability Resource Connection, a division of the Department of Human Services at the Union Public Library on ...

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UNION, NJ – Union resident, Board of Education member, and ovarian cancer survivor Mary Lynn Williams accepted a proclamation from the Township Committee recognizing September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month at Tuesday night’s committee meeting. “We would like to call attention to a disease ...

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UNION, NJ – A self-defense course is being offered to Union residents 55 years of age and older. The event, set for Wednesday, October 9, will teach some life saving techniques and help attendees gain useful knowledge on how to avoid bad situations.  The session be taught by Team Nava’s Krav ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's Annual Senior Center Health Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 18. Flu shots and pneumococcal vaccinations will be available.  A continental breakfast will be served.  The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Union Senior Center is located at 968 Bonnel ...

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UNION, NJ – To help friends, classmates, and families cope with the tragic loss of Jeremy Maraj, the 12-year old boy killed in the Wednesday night hit and run accident, Holy Spirit Church will be open on Saturday for counseling and assistance. Maraj was set to be a seventh-grade student at ...

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UNION, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Union and surrounding areas.  Heat index values are expected to reach 105 to 110 on Friday and up to 115 on Saturday and Sunday. Union residents will be able to beat the heat at a cooling station at the Union ...

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UNION, NJ - Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe.  But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. According to the Humane Society of the United States, on a warm day, the temperature in a car can exceed 120° in a matter of minutes—even with the windows partially open. Your pet can ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A free self-defense training session, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with the Union County Office on Women and the Union County Sheriff’s Office, will take place on Wednesday, June 26. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in ...

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