By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 18 2010 @ 01:54 PM EDT
Bergen Regional Medical Center, New Jersey’s largest hospital and largest licensed nursing home, is accepting applications for volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of programs including the horticultural therapy program, front desk concierge program, friendly visitor program, pastoral care, recreational therapy and other hospital programs. BRMC volunteers come from all walks of life, ranging from high school students to adults and retirees. The goal of the Hospital’s volunteer department is to match prospective volunteers’ interests with opportunities at the hospital.
For more information, contact Susan Burkhardt at 201.967.4615 or visit http://www.bergenregional.com/abtVolunteer.html
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 18 2010 @ 01:44 PM EDT
Tween Girls Seek out Storybook Characters; Men Get Silly, or Do as They’re Told
Sexy Halloween costumes are top sellers for women this year, according to the State Fair Halloween Superstore, a retailer specializing in costumes, accessories and decorations in Belleville, N.J. Even teen and “tween” girls are seeking out sexy storybook characters such as Alice in Wonderland and the Fairy Princess, although teen sexy is a toned-down version of women’s costumes.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 18 2010 @ 01:22 PM EDT
A recent survey from Carrabba’s Italian Grill, conducted by Wakefield Research, found that 87% of Americans count "eating meals as a family" among their most cherished memories but over half of them (53%) wish they had more time to actually sit down together. In a busy time of year, full of school, work, sports, and after-school activities, Carrabba’s is making it easier to come together around the table with an enticing lineup of new menu offerings, sure to please each member of the family – from “bambini” to “nonna”.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 18 2010 @ 09:35 AM EDT
Bergen Community College took the wraps off its newest location today at 1280 Wall Street West in Lyndhurst: Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands. Joined by government, business and nonprofit leaders at an afternoon ceremony, College officials dedicated the five-story, 125,000-square-foot facility that will serve southern Bergen County students, businesses and jobseekers. An evening open house for prospective students, corporate partners and nonprofit organizations followed the dedication.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 18 2010 @ 09:10 AM EDT
Real Weather Girls™, the first mobile application to offer daily original video content, will be available on Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad today.
For the first time ever, App users can take a two minute vacation every day from London to Honolulu.
The Application will follow the lives of 12 fascinating women in 12 cities across the globe (Los Angeles, New York, Miami, DC, London, San Francisco, Dallas, Honolulu, Boson, Chicago, Seattle, and Las Vegas, with new cities to be added.) App buyers will get up-to-the-minute local, national, and international weather updates, radar maps, and the 7-Day forecast via the App itself while the women share daily video excerpts of their lives. Think of it as the first reality show/choose her own adventure show.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, October 17 2010 @ 07:09 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, October 17 2010 @ 06:20 PM EDT
By Care Plus NJ Sunday, October 17 2010 @ 02:25 PM EDT
Paramus, NJ Care Plus NJ invites the public to attend Mental Health First Aid: A Toolkit to Assist Veterans and Others on October 27, 2010. The workshop is designed to increase mental health literacy and encourage early mental health interventions among Veterans.
The statistics are surprising. Nearly 33% of those who have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan will experience mental health issues. Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD rank among the most common. With the Mental Health toll rising for US War Veterans, Care Plus NJ recognizes the need to address early intervention for our dedicated service members.
By Press Release Saturday, October 16 2010 @ 02:17 PM EDT
Think www.socialsecurity.gov first!!!
Under the Law No Social Security COLA for 2011
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 58 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2011, the Social Security Administration announced today.
The Social Security Act provides for an automatic increase in Social Security and SSI benefits if there is an increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) from the third quarter of the last year a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was determined to the third quarter of the current year. As determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is no increase in the CPI-W from the third quarter of 2008, the last year a COLA was determined, to the third quarter of 2010, therefore, under existing law, there can be no COLA in 2011.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 15 2010 @ 06:01 PM EDT
The Teaneck International Film Festival is proud to have on its roster of films this year Media That Matters Short Film Festival, the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. According to TIFF executive director Jeremy Lentz, “This ties in perfectly with our theme, Activism: Making Change, by engaging diverse audiences – local, global, online, and in communities around the world – and inspiring them to take action.”