Senior Joke-A-Thon: Still Laughing After All These Years

BY  |  Friday, Oct 09, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ~ e. e. cummings

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” ~ Proverb attributed to King Solomon

Senior Joke-A-Thon

Still Laughing After All These Years is an oganization that believes laughter is truly the best medicine for a long and happy life. They will host the first ever Senior Joke-A-Thon on October 15 at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ. Featuring over 100 senior men and women telling joke after joke to make each other laugh, the program has been empowering seniors for over a year and this event will feature the largest group of senior joke tellers and audience members ever together in one place!

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Freeholder Gill Ordinance Prohibiting Smoking in County Parks Passes

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (9)

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Yesterday, Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill announced that the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed the Essex County Parks and Building Exterior Smoke Free Air Ordinance he sponsored that would prohibit smoking in Essex County Parks.

“It’s our priority to ensure the children and families utilizing Essex County’s parks have a safe and healthy environment to enjoy, and this resolution takes a significant step in that direction,” said Freeholder Gill. “The dangers that tobacco and second hand smoke pose are well-documented, so we must take every step possible to ensure that Essex County residents have access to the basic right of clean air. I remain committed to working with great organizations like NJGASP to continue creating safe spaces for the people of Essex County to enjoy.”

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Two Local Breast And Ovarian Cancer Awareness Events

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

breast cancer awareness

30 Days of Teal is held each September to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Join two local ovarian and breast cancer awareness fundraising events in our area to raise awareness, funds, and have some fun while doing it:

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Montclair Woman Discusses Mental Health Issues at This is My Brave Show on Sunday

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

This is My BraveOne in four people face mental health issues. That means that nearly every family in America has been touched by this treatable but challenging issue. Yet, the conversation on the subject still remains muted and the sufferers closeted. Montclair recently became a “Stigma Free” town joining others in spreading awareness.

This Is My Brave aims to make change too. In the theater show, cast members share their stories through essays, poetry and music of being affected by mental illness. The goal is to open the conversation and end the stigma.


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10th Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day

BY  |  Monday, Sep 28, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

annual health screeningsTomorrow, Tuesday, September 29, is the annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day. Free and open to all Essex County seniors, the event offers health screenings, exercise demonstrations, musical entertainment, free refreshments and bagged produce. Plus, visitors will get free admission to Turtle Back Zoo.

Essex County Senior Wellness Day
Tuesday, September 29 from 10 am – 2 pm
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex / Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ



Sponsored: Last Call—Don’t miss out joining for FREE!

BY  |  Friday, Sep 25, 2015 2:30pm

Is your September off to the right start?

School’s back in session, which means the holidays are just around the corner – that’s why the YMCA of Montclair is giving you a reason to make time for yourself today.

Now through September 30, we’re waiving the Joining Fee and offering your third month free to new adult Members. That’s right, you’ll enjoy access to all the great benefits of a YMCA of Montclair membership to help you feel fit, fabulous and FIERCE – for FREE during your third month! (New adult members only, restrictions apply.)

Whether it’s before work, on your lunch break or after the kids are in bed, we’re here to help connect you with others, adopt healthier habits, or, simply, burn off the day’s stress. As a YMCA of Montclair Member, you’ll discover that by fulfilling your own needs, you can continue taking care of everyone else with more energy and strength.

But, there are only 5 days left to get in on this deal, so don’t wait. With tons of programs, unlimited access to 150 + group fitness classes weekly, swimming and babysitting available while you work out, there’s no better time to join the Y.

This fall, transform with us!

Please visit the Welcome Center at our Park Street Branch to learn more. And since working out is more fun with others, you can also share this great deal with friends and family.

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CANCELED: Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)


Update: Event has been CANCELED.

Do you remember Hurricane Floyd, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy? What about the Blizzard of 2010 or the “Snowcado”? Were you ready then? Are you ready now? MAU’s Be Ready! Montclair program can teach you the steps to take to be more prepared in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

Montclair Ambulance Unit’s (MAU) Be Ready! Montclair will be hosting an emergency preparedness seminar on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Main Branch of the Montclair Public Library from 10:30 AM to Noon as part of National Preparedness Month.

This seminar will include a lecture on emergency preparedness as outlined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), free literature on emergency preparedness, a free “hands only” CPR demonstration and practice and a chance to win a “Be Prepared Go Kit”. Continue Reading

Montclair Becomes “Stigma Free Town,” Helping To Eliminate Barrier to Mental Health Treatment

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

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You might have seen some bright green signs (we spotted this one on Bellevue near Brookdale Park) announcing that “Montclair is a Stigma Free Town.”

The Stigma Free Town movement is the brainchild of The Codey Fund for Mental Health, established in 2012 by Governor Richard Codey and his wife Mary Jo. The program aims to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health illness–the biggest barrier between the people suffering with mental health disorders and the treatment that can change their lives. The campaign was first adopted in Hoboken, with Paramus, West Caldwell and Maplewood, among the towns participating. Continue Reading

YMCA of Montclair Open House Week

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Enjoy too may frozen Margaritas this summer? Eat one too many ice cream cones? Laid around the pool too much? Then perhaps, you’ll want to get back in shape. The YMCA of Montclair will host its Open House Week  from Monday, September 14 through September 20 at their Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair.

Many know the Y for their equipment and pools, but they also offer programs aimed at chronic disease prevention, obesity and nutrition. The community is welcome to experience how the Y helps people of all ages, abilities and incomes reach their potential.

During Open House Week:

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United Way of Bloomfield Hosts Healthy Green Market Today

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Healthy Green Market

Head on down to the Bloomfield Library Plaza today between 11 am – 3 pm to enjoy the Healthy green Market hosted by United Way of Bloomfield. There will be fresh produce from Brookdale ShopRite, free water, samples of chick pea salad from a resident dietitian, health screenings, plus Greener Bloomfield educating about sustainable living.



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