Wellness Briefs – Week of Feb. 14, 2013

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Know the 10 signs

The Alzheimer's Association will be hosting "Know the 10 Signs" 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway. Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's are encouraged to attend the interactive workshop. Refreshments will be served. Supervised activities will be available for those they care for. RSVP by calling (800) 272-3900. 

 Tai chi/qigong class

A free tai chi/qigong class will be offered 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Somers Point Fire Hall on Bethel Road. To register call (609) 674-2666.


Discussion on ADD/ADHD

The Northfield Library will provide a speaker from Wellness Professionals to discuss natural health solutions to ADD/ADHD 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. All are welcome. Call (609) 646-4476 to register or stop by 241 West Mill Road, Northfield.


Strategies for Alzheimer’s management

A course on Dementia Possible Care: Practical Strategies for the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias with Lanny Butle will be offered 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Linwood Country Club, 500 Shore Road, Linwood. Registration is 7:30 a.m. Cost is $125; RSVP by Feb. 10. To register see www.RichardSimonFoundation.org; for information call (609) 641-4772.


Physical therapy evaluations

In an effort to support people who may be experiencing pain or discomfort as a result of the storm cleanup efforts, Ivy Rehab will be providing free physical therapy evaluations at its facilities in Somers Point, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway and Northfield. Call Colleen Zboray at (609) 425-6702 to be directed to a location or see www.ivyrehab.com for direct phone numbers.


Help for people with disabilities

The state Personal Assistance Services Program administered by the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services provides assistance to county residents age 18-65 who have permanent physical disabilities. Includes light housekeeping, bathing, dressing, meal preparation, shopping and general mobility to individuals who are employed, attending school or vocational training, or engaged in community volunteer service. Participants must be able to self-direct their services and program needs. Where applicable, the cost of services is based upon income. Call (609) 645-7700, ext. 4519.



Alcove adds individual therapy and corporate outreach

The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families is adding individual therapy and corporate outreach to its services. Therapy will be specific to grief and loss issues. Corporate outreach services will be provided to businesses and organizations affected by death. For information, referral to schedule an appointment call (609) 484-1133.


Yoga at Hindu Jain Temple

Yoga classes are held 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Vaikunth Hindu Jain Temple, 571 Pomona Road in Galloway. Hatha yoga weeknight classes are taught by Kalpana Contractor, and EgoFree yoga is taught by Stevee Wolos. For information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (609) 287-0955.




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