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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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FountainView and BeThere24 Showcase Caring for the Elderly With Dignity

As our parents and loved ones age, we are often torn between keeping them safe and healthy, while affording them their independence, privacy and dignity. We live busy lives, raising families, carrying on professions and participating in our communities socially. Add to this the care and attention often needed by our aging loved ones. How

Reflections on a Monday Morning

As I drove to the hospital, I knew I would need to use my 45-minute commute as time to decompress from my personal morning stresses. My day is always unpredictable, but this time I knew that a Jewish family was waiting for me; specifically, they had requested prayers to be said for their dying loved one. Abe’s life was being

Five Great Ways to Reduce Stress

(StatePoint) The constant juggle of work, family and other responsibilities can cause anybody to feel stressed. And stress is not only unpleasant, it can have negative ramifications on your health, including stomach upset, fatigue, headache and even depression and drug abuse, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The State of Israel and Fertility Treatment

In honor of the period between Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim I would like to discuss the state of fertility in the State of Israel. This is a source of pride for many of us who live and work here in this field. When we travel to other countries, they are often jealous of the population growth in our young and vibrant

Women Get Stronger Together at FemmeFitness

Women who want to let their hair down while building their muscles up are finding their way to FemmeFitness in Hackensack. “It’s a safe place for women to be themselves,” says Director Nina Setia. “Women can get away from everything they deal with—kids, work, stress—and be real

How to Stay Healthy This Marathon Season

As the weather

warms, marathoners and bikeathoners across
New York prepare for their next challenge. New York hosts hundreds of marathons and bikeathons per year, with many occurring in the Spring and Summer seasons. Notably, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk occurred on

JFS Central Jersey Will Host Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group on Friday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. The group is free and open to Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers in the community and is run in accordance with the Alzheimer’s NJ guidelines.

JFS of Central NJ Sponsors ‘Overcoming Anger’ Workshop for Adolescents

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an eight-week therapeutic and educational group geared toward fostering appropriate management of anger and frustration for adolescents. The group will begin on Tuesday evening, May 9, at the JFSCNJ main office in Elizabeth, located at 655

Lifelong Elizabeth Plans ‘Senior Safety Day’ in Elizabeth for May 11

Elizabeth—Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will hold a “Senior Safety Day” as part of the Lifelong Elizabeth—Age Friendly City Initiative on Thursday, May 11, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna Street, Elizabeth. A second “Senior Safety Day” will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 9-11:30

Hebrew Free Loan of New Jersey Launches New ‘Building Jewish Families’ Program

Interest-free loans will be made available to qualified applicants who wish to build their Jewish family.

Hebrew Free Loan of New Jersey is proud to announce the launch of Building Jewish Families, a new initiative to help members of our community build Jewish families—one child at a time.

Understanding the Childhood Obesity Crisis

Here’s a trivia question for you: What percentage of children today ages two through 19 are overweight or obese?

  1. five percent
  2. 10 percent
  3. More than 30 percent

If you guessed c, you are right on target. The actual number

Confronting Ageism

Among the many blessings I count is having my mother-in-law in my life. She’s just turned 94 years young and she inspires me every day. Claire is the mother of five sons, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother (she prefers GG) to six more. Her family is close to her and to each other and there is no question of the love and