Parent Education Series: Mindfulness

Please join us for the next session in the Parent Education Series on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in the UMS Media Center from 7-8:30pm.

 

This interactive  workshop, “An Introduction to Mindfulness”, will be presented by Stefanie Lachenauer, 7th and 8th grade teacher at UMS, Certified MBSR-T Instructor, Certified Little Flower Yoga Teacher, and is currently completing the Mindful Schools Year-Long Certification.

Ms. Lachenauer’s focus for the evening will be on mindfulness strategies for parents. Many thanks to the Montgomery/Rocky Hill Municipal Alliance for sponsoring this event. Space is limited.

Register Here.

Free Rabies Clinic

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Pennington Borough Public Works Garage

301 N. Main Street, Pennington

DOGS:  9:00 am – 10:00 am

CATS:   10:00 am-11:00 am

For Safety’s sake

Please, no children under age 7.

Dogs must be on a short, sturdy leash—No retractable leashes!

Use of a soft muzzle is encouraged.

Dogs must be under control of an adult at all times.

Cats must be in a carrier

 

For more information, call

Montgomery Township Animal Control 908-359-8211, x247.

Shared Services Provider for Pennington Borough

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid – Join the Movement

YMHFA flyer March 2018

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help.

Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider. Anyone 18 or older can take this course. Recommended for parents, teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens those who regularly interact with young people ages 12 –18.

WHEN: Sat, Mar 17th AND Sat, Mar 24th
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Participants must attend both sessions to be certified First Aiders

WHERE: Bernards Township Library
Program Room A
32 South Maple Avenue Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

COST: $50 – Includes all program materials, certification, and light refreshments.

Safe Medication Disposal – Drive-Thru Drop Off

Safe, Convenient, Anonymous Disposal of Medication

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet!

WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018
10 AM TO 1 PM
WHERE: Bernards Twp Police Dept.
1 Collyer Lane
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Accepted:
– Unused and expired prescription /over the counter medications
– Only solid medications, pills, patches, inhalers, and similar objects
NOT Accepted:
– Liquids, medical waste (including oxygen tanks) or syringes.

For more information, visit: http://www.bernardsalliance.org/ or
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Calendar

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer affects both men and women, is the second leading cancer-related killer in the United States and is the third most common cancer in men and women, but it is preventable and outcomes are better when cancer is found at an early stage.

Several screening methods are available, including take-home options. Many public and private insurance plans cover colorectal cancer screening and local resources are available to help people who are uninsured.

The Morris-Somerset Regional Chronic Disease Coalition (RCDC) is encouraging residents to add fiber-rich foods to their diet through its “Fiber Matters: Fiber Fridays” initiative by designating Fridays during March as a jumping-off point to a more healthful lifestyle. For additional information on free educational programs offered in both counties during the month of March, contact RCDC Coordinator Lucille Talbot at (908) 203-6077 or ytalbot@co.somerset.nj.us.

Somerset County residents can learn if they are eligible for low-cost or reduced-cost medical care, including exams and screenings, by calling Zufall Health Center in Somerville (hablamos espanol) at (908) 526-2335.

 

 

Rabies Clinic April 1st

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pennington Borough Public Works Garage

301 N. Main Street, Pennington

DOGS:  9:00 am – 10:00 am

CATS:   10:00 am-11:00 am

For Safety’s sake

Please, no children under age 7.

Dogs must be on a short, sturdy leash—No retractable leashes!

Use of a soft muzzle is encouraged.

Dogs must be under control of an adult at all times.

Cats must be in a carrier

For more information, go to Animal Control’s Rabies Immunizations webpage or call Montgomery Township Animal Control  908-359-4308.