Opioid Crisis: A Panel Discussion At Montclair Women’s Club, 11/16

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Women’s Club hosts a panel discussion on the Opioid Crisis this Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m. for refreshments). This event is free and open to the public.

YMCA of Montclair Offers Mental Health First Aid Training

BY  |  Sunday, Nov 05, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

In November the YMCA of Montclair is offering two Mental Health First Aid courses: November 11th, Mental Health First Aid training to aid adults; and November 18th Mental Health First Aid to aid youth. This groundbreaking 8-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

One in 5 Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late. Continue Reading

Third Annual Bloomfield 5K Spirit Run To Benefit Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 2:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The third annual 5K Spirit Run kicks off this Saturday, October 28th at 8:00 am at the Bloomfield Town Green, 71-127 Broad St. The race is organized by Sacred Heart Church, Bloomfield’s oldest Catholic parish, and proceeds go toward maintaining Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The first annual 5K Spirit Run took place on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, with 200 runners participating.

“Sacred Heart Church envisioned this race as a fun community building event for a good cause–maintaining the cemetery that Father Nardiello founded over 100 years ago,” said Spirit Run Coordinator Nancy Plate. “We pride ourselves on maintaining a beautiful cemetery out of respect for those buried at Mt. Olivet and their loved ones. Your participation in the Spirit Run helps to ensure that one of Essex County’s oldest continuous final resting places will not fall into disrepair. Thank you for participating in the preservation and care of this Sacred Ground.”

Mt. Olivet, which is maintained by the Sacred Heart Church, was founded by Bloomfield Priest Joseph Nardiello in 1883. It is the resting place of several hundred U.S. combat veterans including veterans of the Civil War and a Medal of Valor recipient.

The 5K Spirit Run course is USATF-NJ certified, which means USATF members gain points which they can use to register for longer races. The course begins and ends at “The Green” on Broad Street and Park Place across from Sacred Heart Church, and runs down Liberty St. to JFK Drive N. to James St. through Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Sections of JFK Drive N. and nearby streets will be closed during the time of the race, though residents will have access to their homes. Oakes Pond gates will remain open to allow neighboring residents of the Spring St. area additional parking.

Registration costs $30. Parking will be offered in the Sacred Heart School parking lot at 12 State Street and 683 Bloomfield Avenue. Participants may register online at compuscore.com or runsignup.com or by contacting Nancy Plate at 973-743-4061. Same day registration begins at 7:15 am on race day. Medals will be awarded to first place finishers in each age category: Male and Female 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, and every 5 year age span.

Mountainside Medical Center To Hold Breast Health Update for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017 12:08pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center will be joining the effort to raise awareness by holding a free Breast Health update on October 18 from 6 -7 p.m. at 1 Bay Avenue in Montclair. Presented by Michelle O’Shea, M.D., breast surgeon with Mountainside Medical Group and Mountainside Medical Center, the workshop will highlight the latest treatment options for women and men.

Dr. Michelle O’Shea

Risk factors for developing breast cancer are age, family history, and being overweight. About one in eight women will be impacted by breast cancer in her lifetime, and more than 50 percent of women will experience breast lumps. While every lump requires investigation, more than 80 percent are diagnosed as benign and noncancerous. Sophisticated diagnostic tools can detect asymptomatic breast cancer in its earliest stages. The survival rate for patients with early stage breast cancer exceeds 90 percent. Continue Reading

New Multiple Sclerosis Program At The YMCA Of Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Sep 11, 2017 10:30am

In northern New Jersey, there are more than 5,500 people who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. That’s why as a service to the community, the YMCA of Montclair is offering One Step At The YMCA in partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to help those with MS manage the disease.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society says exercising is helpful in managing and calming many MS symptoms and minimizing the risk of certain complications. One Step is designed to help those with all four major types of MS — Relapsing-remitting, Secondary-progressive, Primary-progressive and Progressive-relapsing.

The inaugural cohort of One Step started in June and completes its first run in mid- September. It was launched thanks to a generous $7,500 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation.

“Donations such as this one from The Provident Bank Foundation help make life changing experiences possible for those in our community,” says Tim Weidman, Interim President and CEO of the YMCA of Montclair. “Their gift helps support the Y and enables us to provide this new addition to our chronic disease management programs, which also include LIVESTRONG for cancer survivors and a Diabetes Exercise Program.”

Regular participants in the 12-week One Step program showed increased flexibility, leg strength, arm strength and balance. Participants also say they feel good and look forward to class so they are around people dealing with the same physical, mental and emotional issues that accompany the disease. Continue Reading

Glow After Dark Event Hits The YMCA of Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Sep 01, 2017 8:00am

On Saturday, September 16, the YMCA of Montclair is holding Glow After Dark, a healthy way for those over age 18 to get their glow on. From 7-10pm, at the Y’s Park Street Branch (25 Park Street in Montclair) attendees, can glow in the dark while doing their best Standing Climb, Downward Dog or Merengue. Tickets are $10 per person and open to the community.

The event includes Glow In The Dark Cycling, Yoga & Zumba. It also includes an opportunity for attendees to enjoy a water exercise class, swim clinic (for triathletes and those who want to improve their overall swim time) or experience the Y’s lap swimming. Lights will be on for aquatic activities and swim caps are required for participation.

After exercising, attendees can socialize over mocktails and appetizers and will be entered into a raffle to win prizes.

Suggested dress is white or neon to help attendees who want to get their glow on under the black lights. Upon arrival, participants will also receive free glow sticks and body paint to help them glow during their workouts. Continue Reading

Free Yoga in Verona Park

BY  |  Friday, Aug 04, 2017 3:13pm

The Verona Mayor’s Wellness Campaign has teamed up with Verona Yoga to bring you complimentary yoga classes outside in Verona Park for the month of August. Classes are taught at the absolute beginner level but are appropriate for all levels.

Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings starting August 9th from 6:30pm-7:15pm. If you have your own mats, please feel free to bring them otherwise some will be provided for you. Please meet at 6:20pm at the corner entrance of Bloomfield Ave. and Lakeside Ave.

Organizers ask that you send a quick email to Steven Neale at [email protected] to register for the program. Please read this Yoga in the Park Flyer for additional information.

A New Helpline For Geriatric Mental Health Issues

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 02, 2017 1:15pm

The Integrative Geriatric Services at Mountainside Medical Center, a community-based resource devoted exclusively to the needs of seniors with behavioral disorders, has a new helpline, (973) 429-6073, tailored for the elderly population (ages 65 +).

This helpline provides consultation for support of the older individual who may be experiencing behavioral health concerns.

Support is provided by clinical team specializing in the field of geriatric mental health health issues. The confidential helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Grill Safely This Summer

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 11:45am

We love summer grilling, but please do it safely. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, grilling-related accidents cause an average of 8,900 fires and explosions annually, resulting in more than 16,000 emergency room visits, including some deaths. Although charcoal is generally considered safer than propane, both types of grills must be handled responsibly. Here are some grilling safety tips from Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center: Continue Reading

Free Outdoor Yoga Class Shuts Down Church Street in Montclair, 6/15

BY  |  Monday, Jun 05, 2017 3:00pm

Have you ever done yoga outside with 300 of your yogi friends and neighbors? If you have, you know it’s incredible. If you haven’t, just wait till you experience the fresh air, outdoor sounds and amazing energy of the crowd in the 6th annual Yo-Tiki yoga class on Church Street in Montclair on Thursday, 6/15 at 7 pm. Continue Reading

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Sad. Let's hope that this is not its "Last Tango." One of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in town. Valentino, Garbo, Keaton must have played there.

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