By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 12 2010 @ 12:53 PM EDT
On Sunday, October 10th, 2010 we will hold our third annual "Walk for Wellness", a non-competitive 5K (3.1 miles) walk in Johnson Park in Piscataway NJ. We are walking to raise awareness about the stigma associated with mental illness, publicize the hope of recovery, and promote the importance of mental health for everyone in the community. All funds raised will be used to continue and enhance the advocacy, community education, training. and wellness and recovery services provided by MHANJ. Perhaps you are familiar with some of our services like the NJ MentalHealthCares HelpLine, the Peer Recovery WarmLine, Consumer Connections, the Mental Health Players and others. For information about all our services, visit the MHANJ website.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 12 2010 @ 11:51 AM EDT
In lieu of helmets, hoses, and axes, New Jersey’s bravest will instead don aprons, barbecue tongs, and basting brushes when they compete in Fairway’s Firefighters Food Face-Off, a grilling “throwdown” that will pit several of New Jersey’s firehouses against one another to prove which one’s barbecue is best, on Wednesday, August 18 at noon
in the parking lot behind Fairway’s Paramus store location, Fashion Center Mall on Route 17 in North Paramus, NJ. (RAIN OR SHINE)
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, August 11 2010 @ 05:41 PM EDT
The Day-long Event will take Place at the Famed Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus
The annual NAIOP NJ-Jeffrey J. Siegel Golf Classic is on tap for September 20 at the renowned Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus. The day-long event will be replete with lunch, a golf clinic, cocktail reception and networking buffet dinner. Ridgewood Country Club will host the prestigious Barclay's Golf Tournament featuring the world's top golf pros just three weeks before the NAIOP NJ-Jeffrey J. Siegel Golf Classic.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, August 11 2010 @ 05:10 PM EDT
The Angels of Hope Foundation, which benefits Women’s Health at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), has been chosen as the select charity of choice at this year’s PGA Tour Barclay’s FedEx Cup event. The Barclays FedEx Cup Golf Tournament will be held August 26 – 29 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, August 11 2010 @ 02:33 PM EDT
The Allendale Community for Mature Living recently hosted a special Country Western-themed day for all three levels of senior living at the community. In the spirit of the celebration, residents and staff dressed in true country attire by wearing denim, straw hats and bandanas.
Country music floated from the speakers as residents and staff put on a festive show. Allendale Nursing Home residents (L-R) Gertrude Mack and Elizabeth Jacobus eagerly await the afternoon performance.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, August 11 2010 @ 02:27 PM EDT
Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, recently hosted an Emergency Services Appreciation Barbeque for the town’s emergency response personnel. The community invited members of the Teaneck police and fire departments, volunteer ambulance corps, and Holy Name Medical Center’s EMS unit to enjoy summer barbeque fare and some social time with Heritage Pointe residents and staff.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, August 10 2010 @ 04:56 PM EDT
New Law Offers One-Time, $250 Rebate Checks for Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries in the Medicare Part D Donut Hole
Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the third round of one-time, tax-free $250 rebate checks have been mailed to eligible Medicare beneficiaries whose drug costs are so high they have reached the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole.” Experts estimate that more than a quarter of Part D enrollees hit the donut hole and often stop following their drug regimen as a result of the added cost burden. The $250 rebates will go a long way in preventing seniors from having to make such difficult and almost certainly harmful health decisions.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, August 08 2010 @ 01:39 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, August 07 2010 @ 11:09 AM EDT
By Sophie Stone Friday, August 06 2010 @ 04:16 PM EDT
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Paramus
invites all area residents to SonQuest Rainforest – Vacation Bible School 2010, to be held on August 23-27, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
SunQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School: Come on a quest with us as we embark upon a journey to the rainforest! We are very excited about this year's VBS program at Trinity Presbyterian Church: "SunQuest Rainforest -- Follow Jesus on a Life-Changing Adventure!". The children will have five days of discovery through stories, songs, crafts, games, and even snacks! It will not only give them the knowledge of God's Word, but also the opportunity to respond to his truth by living out their Christian faith. We would like to invite you to join us in making this year's program a wonderful experience.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 06 2010 @ 12:50 PM EDT
The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the financial health of the Social Security Trust Funds and the long-range outlook remains unchanged. The combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds will be exhausted in 2037, the same as projected last year. The Trustees also project that program costs will exceed tax revenues in 2010 and 2011, be less than tax revenues in 2012 through 2014, and then permanently exceed tax revenues beginning 2015, one year earlier than estimated in last year’s report. The worsening of the short-range outlook for the Social Security Trust Funds is due in large part to the recent economic downturn.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 06 2010 @ 12:16 PM EDT
Poker Club Members Meet Three Times a Week for Camaraderie and Card Games at Full-Service Retirement Community
It began with casual conversations over breakfast and dinner in the dining room. Before they knew it, several residents at Heritage Pointe of Teaneck, a full-service rental retirement community, discovered a shared love of all things poker, and the Heritage Pointe Poker Club was started. Gerry Wagner, who came to Heritage Pointe last year, got the Poker Club rolling last fall, and today, six men meet three times a week in the community’s card and billiards room to play their favorite game.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 05 2010 @ 06:17 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 05 2010 @ 06:12 PM EDT
Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that TIAA has signed a 147,000-square-foot office lease at Morris Corporate Center III with Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The 540,000-square-foot, Class A corporate park, located at 400 Interpace Parkway in Parsippany, N.J., will be the new home for Watson's administrative headquarters. The Jones Lang LaSalle leasing team of Susan Mason, Ken Flynn and Fred Hyatt represented TIAA in the transaction. Watson Pharmaceuticals was represented by the Cushman & Wakefield team of John Minervini, Tom Giannone, Mitti Liebersohn, Bill Brown and Josh Cohen.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 05 2010 @ 06:10 PM EDT
Social media provides new channels to marketers but staying current on developments takes some legwork, a new survey by The Creative Group confirms. Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of advertising and marketing executives interviewed said it’s at least somewhat challenging to keep up with social media trends. According to 23 percent of respondents, the best resource for staying up to speed on this topic is conferences or seminars. Attending networking events or industry association meetings was the second most common response, cited by 18 percent of those polled.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 05 2010 @ 06:04 PM EDT
Assemblyman Ralph R. Caputo and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner on Thursday said ideas such as bidding the operations of the Meadowlands Racetrack, Izod Center and Xanadu and asking the public to approve the governor’s plan for taking over parts of Atlantic City are among concepts that should be considered by the Democratic gaming summit.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 05 2010 @ 05:56 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health, in cooperation with Medical Laboratory Diagnostics, will conduct its annual Blood Chemistry Screening on Saturday, September 25, 2010. “The purpose of the program” according to John Hopper, Borough Health Officer, “is to identify individuals at risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes, and to prevent the associated premature death and disability associated with these diseases.”
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 05 2010 @ 05:52 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health, in conjunction with the Diabetes Foundation, is sponsoring a public education meeting entitled “Urological Problems and the Diabetic” on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Life Safety Building on Carlough Drive. Our guest speaker will be Andrew Siegel, MD., Honorary Medical Staff Retired, Department of Internal Medicine, Chief Emeritus, Diabetes Section at Hackensack University Medical Center.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 05 2010 @ 05:50 PM EDT
Nichelle Weems and Chikara Iwuagwu
Nichelle Weems of Beacon, NY, and Chikara Iwuagwu of Englewood, NJ, both seniors in the Joint Bachelor of Science Ramapo-Englewood Hospital Nursing Program, have been chosen as this year’s scholarship recipients by the Friends of W.F. Willoughby of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
The students will be feted at the 57th Annual Garden Party of the Friends on Sunday, September 26 at 4PM at the Medical Center.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, August 05 2010 @ 05:48 PM EDT
Hundreds of construction workers and principals of owner/dev-eloper Related Companies and construction manager Tishman Construction Corporation today celebrated the topping out of 440 West 42nd Street, as the final bucket of concrete was lifted to the roof, where it became part of the building’s structure. The project is a new, $800-million, 60-story mixed-use complex designed by Arquitectonica and Ismael Leyva Architects. It will contain more than 800 units of rental and for-sale residences, including 163 affordable units, and Manhattan’s first Yotel hotel. It will also house the Signature Center, an off-Broadway theater complex designed by Frank Gehry.