Petition for One Seat Direct Train Ride to New York City

Watch The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition‘s video highlighting the importance (and convenience) of having a one-seat train ride directly to New York City. We encourage you to sign the RVRC’s online petition with the hope they’ll get local legislators to encourage NJ Transit to make the one-seat train ride a permanent reality.

The one-seat ride service is currently available during some off-peak hours. The ultimate goal is to have one-seat ride during peak hours. It’s time. [Read more…]

Rightsizing Your Life

Maureen Majewski presents Rightsizing Your Life at The Chelsea at East Brunswick, NJ, Feb. 23, 6-7pm

There’s no time like the present to start rightsizing your life and begin the transition to a less cluttered existence.

Our very own Mavin expert on sorting and decluttering, Maureen Majewski, is giving a talk to help you decide what stays and what goes as you prepare to downsize or declutter. Don’t miss this presentation, which will be chock-a-block full of valuable tips.

When: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Where: The Chelsea at East Brunswick, 606 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

RSVP: Randi Goldberg at The Chelsea, 732.651.6100. [Read more…]

Aging Insights: Coping with Dementia

NJFA Aging Insights

Left to Right: Melissa Chalker, with guests, Kristine Allen and Cynthia Green

The New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA) announces the release of a new episode of Aging Insights called Coping with Dementia (watch the YouTube video below). On the show, NJFA talks about Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, as well as caregiver issues related to the disease.

Aging Insights shows are broadcast on more than 60 public access stations and may also be seen on NJFA’s website and on their YouTube Channel.

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Where to Go Sledding and Cross-Country Skiing Near Westfield

Children's sleds in snow at Westfield NJ home

Now that Westfield has about 2 feet of snow on the ground, I’m sure your children (and you?) are anxious to get outside to go sledding or cross-country skiing. The good news is, there are five parks in Union County designated sledding and three for cross-country skiing.

Children sledding - where to go sledding in Westfield and Union County NJ

Where to Go Sledding

Here are the five parks in Union County that are designated for sledding:

  • Brian Park in Summit, NJ (71 Springfield Avenue, Summit)
  • Echo Lake Park in Westfield, NJ (“Summer Arts Hill” area near Springfield Avenue, Westfield)
  • Lenape Park in Cranford, NJ in areas not close to waterways (130 Kenilworth Boulevard, Cranford)
  • Geisel Park in Springfield, NJ in the Dention basin area (238 Meisel Avenue, Springfield)
  • Unami Park in Garwood (2 Lexington Avenue, Cranford)

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4 Winter Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

Miller Cory House Museum in Westfield NJ - Snow covered

Miller-Cory House Museum’s Winter Activities

Don’t let the cold (or not-so-cold weather!) keep you and your family inside this winter. Sign up or stop by for Miller-Cory House Museum’s winter activities, including cool crafts, tempting tea, maple sugaring, and Easter traditions.

Let It Snow! — Winter Crafts

January 17, 2–4pm
Days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and, soon, winter is here. Snow covers the ground. But what happens when the season, instead, has been unusually mild? How does this affect the animals that live around us? The program features an afternoon of children’s crafts and storytelling focusing on our animal friends’ lives during the winter, cold weather or warm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission: $4 13 and older; $3 3-12; free 2 and younger. [Read more…]

17 Holiday Safety Tips that Could Save a Life

Fireplace burning out of control - holiday hazardHolidays and winter are a wonderful time of year. It’s also a time of year when family and friends may visit with young children. Take time now to read about potential holiday hazards and how to prevent your loved ones from accidental poisoning.

Add “prevention” to your gift list for loved ones and guests this holiday season by following these safety tips:

Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor, cocktails)

If accidentally swallowed by children and/or pets, leftover cocktails can be fatal! Alcohol affects children and pets differently than it does adults, so even ingesting a small amount can be very toxic. Always empty beverage glasses and place them up high and out of reach of curious children and pets.

Artificial Snow Spray

This product can irritate lungs if inhaled. To avoid injury, follow the directions. Be careful when spraying artificial snow. It may also strip paint off of painted surfaces. [Read more…]

How Do You Measure Loneliness?

Millions suffer from loneliness, but how do you measure loneliness? What is the day-to-day impact of living alone? Channel 4 News interviews two elders to find out what it feels like to be old and living alone. Watch:

It feels as though you’ve been dumped in the deep end and there’s nobody there to rescue you.” – Roy Croucher

It’s everyday company she [Margaret Nickless] misses.”

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92-Year-Old Shares Her Poem The Gift-Wrap and The Jewel

92-year-old Wanda B. Goines wrote a poem about aging. Inspired by the words in the poem, Wanda’s caretaker video taped her reciting the wise words. Watch now — have a tissue handy!: [Read more…]

Susan Devaney to Receive Entrepreneurship Award

Please join us at the 2nd Annual Rutgers Business School Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event will be held on November 18 at 4:30 pm at Rutgers Business School. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Susan Devaney to Receive Entrepreneurship Award

We’re proud that our very own Susan Devaney will be honored at this event for:

  • demonstrating outstanding entrepreneurial success
  • showing a commitment to helping other entrepreneurs succeed
  • proving a commitment to helping the community
  • motivating and empowering her staff

This event is free to attend. Click here to register, deadline is November 11th. See you there! [Read more…]

House for Sale: 235 Lincoln Ave, Highland Park NJ

235 Lincoln Avenue, Highland Park, NJ

House for Sale: $390,000

235 Lincoln Avenue
Highland Park, NJ

Welcome to this classic 5 Bedroom, 2 Bath Colonial, with gracious wrap-around front porch in Highland Park. Its professionally landscaped oversized lot and gracious wrap-around front porch are the perfect welcome to family and friends. A spacious foyer opens to the sunny living room with bow window, fireplace that opens to both the formal dining room and four-season sunroom via twin French doors. The sunroom also features a fireplace and a back garden exit via another French door. The eat-in kitchen is loaded with function with a center island, built-in desk, a formal butler pantry, sliders to the back deck and private yard, and  updated appliances. Other features include open second and third floor landings, with 3 bedrooms and a bath on the second floor and two bedrooms and another full bath on the third floor. A wonderful opportunity not to be missed!

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