Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Learn about Medicare/Medicaid, Veterans’ services, energy savings, affordable housing and more at annual October forum.
From visiting physicians to mobile dentistry, Native American flute playing, jewelry from buttons, to care givers/care giving and everything in between. Oct. 20 will be a day of discovery. Listen and learn current information about Medicare/Medicaid; Veterans’ services; energy savings; affordable housing; blind, deaf and hard of hearing assistance; choosing the right care giver; transportation; end of life planning, legal, financial and emergency preparedness and more from more than 30 experts. The annual October FORUM, “Preparing Today for Tomorrow” at the South Brunswick Senior Center, in the Municipal Complex on Rte 522 W in Monmouth Junction is open to all, and will be of particular interest to young adults and their parents. Dr. …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
How you can prepare for the dreaded question "what if?"
Too many young seniors turn a deaf ear when they hear words such as “aging,” “senior,” “elderly,” and many respond too quickly stating, “that’s not me,” or “I’m not ready to hear that!” Some smile politely and move on. I respond stating, “we’re all on the same journey, just in different places in time, but remember we are all on this journey.” Some will stop and listen and before long they recount an episode with a grandmother, an aunt, a neighbor and I can actually see the lights go on in their eyes and I know they are on the path to getting it. No one wakes up on a given day and says I think I’ll have an accident today, or I expect I’ll get a call from the hospital telling me dad or mom has had a heart attack. I get local and long …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Community cars to serve South Brunswick residents age 60 and up or developmentally disabled people of any age seeking help to get to work.
April 1, 2012 is the start date for a new Community Car Service, part of the Aging in Place PARTNERSHIP (AIPP) transportation plans for a seamless transit service. Created in partnership with the long time established, non-profit EZ RIDE organization from North Jersey, this project is the first pilot for a community such as South Brunswick. To reach its potential, the Community Car program is seeking volunteer drivers over 21 years of age to drive cars provided, insured, gassed and maintained by EZ RIDE, which will be parked in strategic areas within the Township. Drivers can sign up for any four-hour time slot that meets their personal schedule, once a week, a month, bi-monthly, etc. To begin with service will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Program to discuss transportation issues affecting the community.
South Brunswick residents will have a chance on Thursday to meet county, township and Aging in Place Partnership representatives to discuss important transportation issues affecting the community. The workshop is geared for: Be sure to plan to attend this major transportation event on March 8. It is open to the public of all ages. Attendes will learn more about: The event will be held on Thursday, March 8th at 12:15 p.m. at the South Brunswick Senior Center.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Community cars are scheduled to begin operating in April.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jacque Rubel
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Pat Kay, Aging in Place PARTNERSHIP Board Facilitator for Transportation, has championed the community cars pilot project since she learned of its potential more than a year ago. “As a socially, active blind person, this is a vital addition to the existing transportation services not only where I live but would be in most communities, especially those serving the 55 and over population,” she said. “With Community Cars scheduled to begin in April, 2012, we are poised to become a state leader in transportation services for townships like South Brunswick. “I treasure my independence and ability to make choices as to my lifestyle and look forward to April when I can extend my options.” With this added transportation resource, AIPP has taken a …