Allentown Village The Initiative (TAVI) invites residents to participate in a special effort to patronize local businesses. Sign up at www.allentownvinj.org to receive a weekly e-mail with shops and restaurants in Allentown. Email will showcase unique products, services and specials offered by entrepreneurs in Allentown and Upper Freehold Township. There is no fee to participate. Visit www.allentownvinj.org for registration and more information.
Join NJ Health Care Networking Group for February 10 Zoom meeting 9:30 am to 10:30 pm The networking group is a free organization for everyone in the healthcare industry, including those providing ancillary products and services. Harmony Village in CareOne Jackson hosts the February 10 meeting. To enroll, email Lisa@PreferredCares.com to get the Zoom code to join the meeting. For more information, visit www.njhcnet.com. Meetings are held once a month.
• A webinar, “District Government: Everything You Should Know You Didn’t Know ”, to be presented by the Women’s Voters Association at 3pm on January 31, Monmouth County Executive Teri O’Connor will explain the responsibilities of district departments and services, including the role of COVID testing and vaccines. Residents can register on LWVsmc.org in advance. Click the big red button “Forums and Webinars”. This debate is part of an ongoing series of hot topics produced by the Monmouth County Women’s Voters Association to increase understanding of issues and policy.
Ocean County Library Projects for adults, teenagers and children can be taken home with a “Buy and Do” project. “Buy and Make” projects are designed to be useful, new and decorative. No special skills are required. “Buy and Make” materials are packaged from each library branch and in specially marked bags that are not limited to stocks. Explanations in the library’s online brochures and events calendar inform users of any extra equipment needed, such as scissors or glue. During January, customers have a choice of 45 “Buy and Make” projects at Ocean County Library branches. You can view a complete list of all Ocean County Library take-home projects and entertainment packages at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
• “Next Relationships Dr. The COVID-19 Pandemic, a Zoom Talk by Jay Levin, will be presented by the Freehold Town Monmouth County Jewish Heritage Museum. February 21 at 2 pm. Admission is $ 7 for museum members and $ 10 for non-members. For reservations ca ;; 732-252-6990. A Zoom link will be provided by email during registration.
The Moms Online Group is a peer-led group for mothers seeking mutual support, coping strategies, self-care tips and wellness resources. It meets weekly via Zoom on Wednesday at 20:00 or by phone. Virtual attendees use zoom./us/join and meeting ID 932 2282 2193. Telephone participants call 929-205-6099. Presented by the Mental Health Association in Ocean County – New Jersey. Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
• “Creativity Released” is a weekly online group; Participants explore art as an outlet for expression and a way to develop positive mood and emotions. No artistic skills are required. It meets at 2 am on Sunday, online or by calling. Use this link zoom./us/join and meeting ID 933 5544 9291. Call option is 929-205-6099. Presented by the Mental Health Association in Ocean County – New Jersey. Details: Email email@example.com
• “Coping With Depression” It is a weekly support group for individuals dealing with and living with depression; peers provide support, strategies and understanding. Welcomed on Monday at 19:00 with Zoom./us/join, meeting 989 0902 6160 or by calling 929-205-6099. Presented by the Mental Health Association in Ocean County – New Jersey. Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberty Oak Choir With Zoom, she invites women of all ages to the “Sing in the New Year” guest series on January 28, 19:15. Meet the faces and voices of the first champion choir of Sweet Adelines International Greater New York / New Jersey Region. Guests will learn about the art of singing in cappella / barber style. Book a place today by contacting Carol Meaney at Carol@Meaney.com. Details: www.LibertyOakChorus.org
Dove Hospice Services of New Jersey is seeking volunteers to support hospice patients and their families in Monmouth County. Volunteers visit patients at least once a week in their homes, which can be nursing and / or assisted living facilities. Visits can also be virtual and can be made during the day or early evening. Details: Deborah Adams, 732-405-3035 or email email@example.com
Monmouth County The library offers a weekly virtual mourning meeting for everyone
who lost loved ones, navigate the labyrinth of emotions and try to make decisions in a new way. Virtual meetings provide an opportunity for people to share their experiences, feelings and ideas. Sessions are conducted on Webex and it is possible to register at Eventkeeper for information on how to access meetings held on Wednesdays at 18:45 Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Embroiderers’ Guild of America – The Monmouth Chapter is dedicated to teaching and sharing the joys of needlework. The organization welcomes sewing workers of all levels. Evening stitchers will meet via Zoom on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 PM Daytime stitchers will meet via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 Details: Toni, 732-462-5540 or visit www.mcega . organ
• Families and individuals Seeking help with autism-related issues can access a database through the Ocean County Library website. The OCL Autism Resource Center offers links to groups that help those on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. There are links to services provided through New Jersey state government agencies and local, state-wide and national autism-related organizations dedicated to education, employment education, housing assistance, therapy, medical practices, multiple services, information and referral, safety and legal issues. . Details: www.theoceancountylibrary.org/autism.
• struggling residents If she has substance use issues, she can call 1-844-ReachNJ to speak with counselors ready to offer assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ReachNJ is a free, confidential helpline that provides immediate help and treatment referrals to individuals’ or a family member’s concerns about substance use. The hotline is always answered by a live expert.
• Mental health The Association in New Jersey – Ocean County has expanded community outreach with new health initiatives, group meetings and discussion groups on mental health and recovery. The agency provides support with a special focus on the epidemic. Interested participants can connect to a virtual group meeting using a cell phone or computer; video is optional, not required. The groups presented at various times on weekdays and weekends. Participation has no cost. The days and hours of the virtual meetings are on Facebook, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey – Ocean County; Instagram OceanMhanj; or by calling 732-244-0940.
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