Memory Loss Seminar in Montclair Tomorrow

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

purple-ribbon6Alzheimer’s New Jersey, in conjunction with the Montclair Health Department’s Lifelong Montclair program, will host a free memory loss seminar tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27, from 1 – 1:30 pm at Edgemont Park House (280 Valley Road, Montclair).

Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of aging. This program explores the difference between normal age-related memory changes and abnormal changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, including some of the common warning signs. Continue Reading

Women’s Empowerment Week: Intrepid Gym Fundraiser for SAVE of Essex

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 2:19pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


In support of Women’s Empowerment Week, Intrepid Gym of Montclair will be fundraising for SAVE of Essex at all 7 p.m. classes from July 25-28 and July 30. SAVE of Essex, a program of Family Service League, is the state’s designated rape care center for Essex County and is in danger of closing from an acute funding shortage. Intrepid Gym, located on Bloomfield Avenue, offers high intensive training and spin classes.

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Fleet Feet Montclair Presents The Midland Mile to Benefit MPL

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


The Midland MileTree lined, newly paved, flanked by historic homes with great front porches, Midland Avenue is the center of Montclair. Get acquainted with one of American’s most walkable, attractive downtowns with a lively arts, shopping and restaurant scene than to join Fleet Feet Montclair’s 1 Mile Run on Sunday, August 21 at 5 pm!

With multiple divisions and a summer block party atmosphere this event is for everyone.

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Wellness on the Waterfront at Essex County South Mountain Reservation

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Essex County South Mountain Reservation

A series of free fitness classes will take place this month in the Clipper Pavilion near the Orange Reservoir paddle boat dock in Essex County South Mountain Reservation, Cherry Lane, West Orange. It’s all part of Essex County’s celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month.

On Monday evenings in July, Exercise on the Waterfront will present free all-level exercise classes for adults. It’s a great way to get fit and enjoy nature.
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Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey Expands Cutting-Edge Tech Program to Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Friday, Jul 01, 2016 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

CaptureVision Loss Alliance of New Jersey will offer its cutting-edge iPhone/iPad training program at the Montclair Public Library starting in September.

“This is part of our strategic plan to bring more programs to communities, closer to participants’ homes,” Vision Loss Alliance Executive Director Kris Marino said. The program teaches adults with profound vision loss how to use the accessibility features, practical functions and specialized apps to stay organized, informed and connected. Beginner, intermediate and advanced training are offered. Continue Reading

The Max Challenge: My Big Fat Fitness Obsession

BY  |  Monday, Jun 27, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Annette, center, with her 8:30 a.m. class after completing her challenge.

Annette, center, with her 8:30 a.m. class after completing her challenge.

Behind ACME supermarket, in the former location of a Chinese restaurant, a new fitness business, The Max of Montclair, is changing lives. Baristanet’s Annette Batson donned her workout gear — learned what a burpee was — and discovered how a combination of cardio and camaraderie, weight training and kickboxing, turns into such a transformative (and fun!!!) experience.

I’m a Max disciple. Now in my 15th week, I can’t adequately explain what an empowering, life altering, spirit awakening and effective physical strength building program this is.

Annette, (center) with her Max workout friends.

Annette, (center) with her Max workout friends.

I’ve been dieting on and off for 50 years, have tried all the diets and exercise trends, with dubious short-term success. What I now know is that our DNA, our own biology fights against weight loss and makes it hard to keep off anything we do lose. It’s all about metabolism. All calories are not equal; hours of exercise will not necessarily be productive. Right when I started the Max of Montclair’s 10-week fitness challenge, the New York Times published a discouraging report on how difficult is to keep those pounds off, especially if we continue to eat and age. Guilty of both — but tell me who isn’t. Continue Reading

Free Program For Cancer Survivors at the YMCA of Montclair

BY  |  Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 12:36pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

LIVESTRONGLIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a program that helps adult cancer patients and survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. This is a FREE 12 week program that meets twice a week in a small and supportive environment. A few spots are left in the YMCA of Montclair’s next evening program.

The program includes:

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Run For Your Beer At Annual Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run

Lace up your running shoes or just go cheer for the runners at the annual Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run to benefit the Glen Ridge Community Fund on Sunday, June 26.

The Lager Run 5K Course is a FAST, NET DOWN HILL route along the beautiful tree-lined, gas-lit streets of Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Fast track finish, USATF Certified. The Zeuner Mile is a double loop, net down hill course with a fast Hurrell Field track finish. USATF Certified.

After the races, the party happens! Fitzgerald’s 1928 will serve water, soda, pretzels and beer from the Brooklyn Brewery — it’s called a “lager” run after all.

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Author Discusses Her Memoir, ‘Awakening Through Menopause,’ in Montclair on Thursday

BY  |  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:16pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Awakening Through Menopause

When one thinks of menopause, they tend to think of mood swings, hot flashes, insonomia, and a long list of uncomfortable side effects. Never in a million years could Olivera Milojkovic have imagined that menopause would be the catalyst to her inner transformation and very powerful spiritual awakening.

In her new memoir Awakening through Menopause: An Opportunity to Transform Your Life, former Montclair resident, Milojkovic highlights the signs and reveals insights from her personal spiritual awakening. The author will discuss more at Watchung Booksellers this Thursday, June 2.
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Montclair “Stoop Time” Returns for a 5th Year

BY  |  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:15pm

stoop timesThe Montclair Health Department will once again partner with Leah Johnston-Rowbotham, MS, APRN, BC to facilitate a Stoop Time group for Montclair residents. Stoop Time is a place for “mature” women to discuss the ups and downs of life throughout its different phases with a small group of others who are experiencing similar changes.

The Department will host one Stoop group which will meet for five weeks on Friday mornings, at 11 am, beginning June 3 and continuing through July 1. Sessions will be held at the Edgemont Park House, Valley Road, Montclair.

Some women may be experiencing a loss of a significant other, others may have lost a pet, a neighborhood, a job, a familiar home, adult children moving away or other changes in life. Robotham notes that Stoop Time can help one feel less isolated in the happenings of everyday life.

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