Bergen Community Collegeâ€™s Division of Continuing Education will offer free information sessions on the CFP Â® Professional Educational Program on Thursday, September 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room A-113 of the Pitkin Education Center, Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ. The event is open to the public but reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat, please call Ria Bloss in the Division of Continuing Education at 201-447-7466.
In 1975 just as I started my professional career I met a man named Jerry. Jerry was the most decent, gentle, affable, hard working, well rounded man I had ever met. He was also the most humble. He was a clerk for the company I worked for but there was something about him that made me always feel there was much more. Iâ€™d like to tell you what I learned over the next twenty years about a hero.
As I entered the automatic doors of the Comfort Inn on Rte 17 South, I asked the pretty receptionist for Fernando. "He's not in." she replied. Swallowing a gasp (the weather was boiling hot), I mentioned that I had an appointment with him. She immediately got on the phone and then assured me that it was no problem, Sean would be out in a few minutes. I was assured that he would be able to help, that Fernando had called in sick.
I would have paid $50.00 to see this show was a comment given to Councilwoman Concetta (Connie) Wagner last night by a member of the audience as he was leaving. There were approximately 400 people present last evening for this free entertainment and the Mahoney Brothers kept them entertained with their wide variety of songs and artists, music for everyone.
One would never surmise that the latest National Night Out was put together at the last minute. Requiring a change in location did not bother the committee. Despite the sweltering weather, many Paramus residents came to the 5 to 8 PM presentation. They were treated to golf cart transportation from their cars, Police display of armament and a tour of Police Headquarters, Rescue Squad equipment, Aerial fire trucks, a State Police helicopter, County Police equipment and local organizations who had displays. There was even a water spray for the youngsters.
The Paramus Board of Health, in cooperation with Pascack Valley Hospital Laboratory, will conduct its annual Blood Chemistry Program on September 16, 2006. â€œThe purpose of the programâ€ according to John Hopper, Borough Health Officer, â€œis to identify individuals at risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes, and to prevent the associated premature death and disability associated with these diseases.â€
Once again, the fee for a basic health profile with a complete blood
count, HDL and LDL cholesterol level will be $24.00. PSA testing for
men will cost an additional $28.00. PSA is a blood test that screens
for prostate cancer and other prostate disease, and is recommended for
men 50 years and over by the American Cancer Society.
Wahoo gets its name from the sound that divers yell when they leave the board and enter the water. The catchy name was picked upon to designate the fundraiser contest held annually at the Paramus Municipal Pool to benefit a young resident who needs medical help. This yearsâ€™ recipient will be Matthew Frohnapfel a 6 year old Paramus resident who is being treated for Leukemia through Tomorrow s Childrenâ€™s Institute in Hackensack New Jersey. Matthew is an upbeat, optimistic and cheerful young boy. Matthew is one of two children. When one member of the family becomes ill with such a devastating illness, the entire family is affected.
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ As the effect of the new Medicare lawâ€™s coverage gap (aka the â€œDonut Holeâ€) is beginning to be felt nationwide, United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced legislation today to improve the law by eliminating the coverage gap.
The Lautenberg â€œMedicare Part D Coverage Gap Elimination Act of 2006 Actâ€ would prevent Medicare Part D providers from offering plans with a coverage gap and require plans to offer only uninterrupted drug coverage. (Accelerated coverage for â€œcatastrophic careâ€ would remain at current levels under the Lautenberg bill.) The text of the legislation is attached.