Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 04, 2014 12:00 pm
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Depression awareness group
The Matt McIntosh Foundation holds peer support meetings where friendship, education, introspection and a home-cooked meal are provided 5 p.m. every Friday night at the McIntosh family residence, 156 Tryens Drive in Mays Landing. The organization will be planning several events in the coming months to promote its cause, including car washes, beach cleanups, surf contests and awareness walks. Call Kevin Coopersmith at 609-457-3284.
Healthy Kids fitness program
The Choose to Move, Train and Lose program is designed for people who prefer a one-on-one class with a personal trainer on their own schedule. K-Loc Healthy Kids is offering a free fitness evaluation, and participants can be referred to a staff nutritionist for a consultation and evaluation. The class fee is $5 per session. Classes are held at the K-Loc Education Center and Personal Training Studio, 904 S. Main Str. in Pleasantville (American Legion Building). Call Kyle Lockett at 609-674-7605 or Vivian Lockett at 843-467-0068 to schedule an appointment.
The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is providing flu shots to those 18 years and older on a walk-in basis 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Fridays at the Stillwater Building, 201 S. Shore Road, Northfield; and 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays at 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Flu shots are $15, but there is no out-of-pocket fee for Medicare Part B recipients who present their cards. For information see www.aclink.org/publichealth. For questions call 609-645-5933.
Pilates will be offered9:30 a.m. Saturdays, May 3 and 17 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave. The programs are open to adults and teens, and registration is requested for each session. The free programs are presented by certified instructor Kristina Carr. Call 609-625-2776.
Yogathon to fight cancer
There will be a yogathon benefitting the American Cancer Society 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company Fire Hall, 1708 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, Egg Harbor Township. Donation $30 and includes daylong yoga classes and food at Clancy’s in the evening. Call 609-241-5059 or purchase tickets at the door.
Ricky McAvaddy Blood Drive
The fifth annual Ricky McAvaddy Blood Drive will be held 3:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 5 at the Shaner Elementary School, 5801 S. Third Street, Mays Landing. Sponsored by the Hamilton Township Education Association. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments can be made at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation, sponsor code Ricky
Do Smokefree AC Coalition
Join the Do Smokefree AC Coalition 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 5 at Atlantic Cape Community College, Room 204, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City for a discussion about the importance of making casinos 100 percent smoke free indoors to protect the health of workers and patrons. Admission is free.
M.S. support group
There will be a Jersey Shore multiple sclerosis support group meeting 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Preview of future speakers and programs. Call Jackie at 609-266-8561.
Joint replacement seminar
There will be a joint replacement seminar 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17 at Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. Lecture by Dr. Joseph Harhay. Free. Refreshments and giveaways. Call 609-748-9900.
Intro to t’ai chiwill be offered7-8 p.m. Mondays, May 19 and June 2 at the Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor for teens and adults. Introductory sessions will impart energy exercises that are easy to follow and remember. Participants are advised to dress in loose-fitting clothing and casual footgear, and to bring water. Free; advance registration required. Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.
2 Nurses Talk Nutrition
The 2 Nurses Talk Nutrition program will be offered 6-7 p.m. Fridays in May through June in St. Mary's community room, 118 W. Bayview Ave., Pleasantville. The topic is Your Body, Your Temple -- Better Health through Natural Choices. Upcoming topics are Weight Management: What Works for You, followed by Stretching Your Food Dollars with Nutrient-dense Foods. Families are welcome. Free coffee. Call 609 646-1604.
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Sandy Recovery Resource
Atlantic County residents seeking assistance for recovery from Hurricane Sandy can contact the Recovery Peer Outreach Support Team. Disaster Case managers will meet with individuals and determine what resources will best meet specific needs. Program is funded by grants from the American Red Cross and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Call the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County at 609-652-3800, ext. 318.
Mental illness support
‘Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind’ project
Parkinson’s exercise group
Body in Balance holds a Parkinson’s exercise program called Brain Change 2 p.m. every Saturday at 314 Central Ave., Linwood. Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s, many doctors advise patients to exercise. Open to people who have Parkinson’s and their loved ones. For information call 609-365-8499.
‘New to Medicare’ workshops
The Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services is sponsoring New to Medicare workshops at the Atlantic County Library Galloway Branch, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. The workshops address enrollment, Medicare Part A and B, Part D prescription drug coverage, supplemental coverage and Medicare Advantage Plans. There will also be information provided about programs that can help low-income beneficiaries offset the cost of Medicare premiums and co-pays. For information, contact Carolyn Conover at 800-426-9243 or 609-645-5965.
Free fall risk screening program
Med Rehab Therapy Center in Northfield is providing free screening with the Biodex Balance System for elderly patients that are at risk of falling Monday through Friday. Call to schedule your free screening at 609-645-2224.