AUGUST 2019


This Issue:
Clinical Corner -  New Jersey State Nurses Support Multi-State Nursing Compact
Empower Parents Enable Breastfeeding 
A ugust is Psoriasis Awareness Month
Gastroparesis Awareness Month
August Things to Do in New Jersey Top Ten 2019 
Creamy Corn Chowder Recipe
August Fun Family Activities
 
   
CLINICAL CORNERNew Jersey State Nurses Support Multi-State Nursing Compact

On Friday, July 19, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill approving state's participation in the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact, becoming the 34th state to join the NLC. The implementation date is still to be determined.

The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) is in full support of the multi-state nursing compact, which allows more portability of nurses that will improve access to care for patients. "New Jersey did not initially go into the compact because the initial compact requirements were not as strict as ours, there were concerns that other states did not have the standards for vetting a nurse that New Jersey has," said Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN, president NJSNA. "The compact requirements have been elevated to include fingerprinting and background checks that New Jersey requires of its nurses. Now that this has been done, we are in support of it."

To read complete article: 
https://njsna.org/new-jersey-state-nurses-support-multi-state-nursing-compact/




Make a difference in a family's life - You can help!!!!

Open Cases
 

Lakewood:
Help bring this wonderful baby girl home from the hospital for the first time! Seasoned trach/ vent nurses are encouraged to apply. Nevertheless, if you want to gain knowledge and experience on this complex case, training is provided. With the support of her large family, the nurse will help assist the family with nursing needs for this child. House is well-equipped. Baby will stay in separate nursery with attached bathroom. Orientation will be provided by nursing supervisors. All shifts available!
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 102

Phillipsburg:
Looking for a NICU Nurse to care for baby who has dwarfism. Administration of oxygen, PRN, enteral feedings, and close monitoring of weight gain, important for the growth and development of this baby. Day and night shifts available for NICU Nurses looking to supplement their salary and experience a variety of skills. Full and part-time hours available. 
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 102

Egg Harbor Township:
18 month old female with Astral Trach/Vent. Looking for nights 7 days/week. Very sweet family. Baby is home from the hospital for the first time .
Contact Samantha 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Bridgeton:
4 month old with TPN and G Tube. Looking for RNs only. Will train on the equipment. 7 days/week, day shifts and night shifts available.
Contact Samantha 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Sicklerville, Camden County:
School Age Female with Trach and Vent (Trilogy), GJ Tube, CPap , Wheel Chair
Coming home from the hospital for the first time since Trach and Vent. We are looking to provide full coverage to make a smooth transition home and assist this family the best we can.
Hours Available:
Friday's: 11p-7a
Saturday's: 11p-7a
Sunday's: 11p-7a
Fill Ins: 11p-7a
Contact Morgan 856- 669-0211 Ext. 200318

Medford, Burlington County:
Adult Male with GJ Tube, Nebulizer, Suction, Pulse Ox, O2, Ambu Bag, Cough Assist, Wheel Chair, Ceiling Track Lift . Newly re-modeled home with top of the line equipment. Only son to caring parents looking for a reliable nurse to join their team of compassionate nurses.
Hours Available:
Wednesday's: 430p-830p
Thursday's: 430p-830p
Friday's: 3p-9p
Contact Morgan 856- 669-0211 Ext. 200318
Nurses Needed in: Washington, Holmdel, Morris Plains, Flemington, Howell, and Trenton.






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This year's World Breastfeeding Week slogan is 
"Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding"



World Breastfeeding Week begins each year on August 1 and runs right through until August 7.  Set every August for the first seven days of the month, World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies, as well as a wider push for maternal health, focusing on good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security.

The event organized every year by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding around the world, works with the World Health Organization and Unicef to get its aid to the right people in the right communities.

This year's World Breastfeeding Week slogan is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding".

The #WBW2019 slogan was chosen to be inclusive of all types of parents in today's world. Focusing on supporting both parents to be empowered is vital in order to realize their breastfeeding goals.
Empowerment is a process that requires evidence-based unbiased information and support to create the enabling environment where mothers can breastfeed optimally. Breastfeeding is in the mother's domain and when fathers, partners, families, workplaces, and communities support her, breastfeeding improves.
We can all support this process, as breastfeeding is a team effort. To enable breastfeeding we all need to protect, promote and support it.

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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month!  


Here are some resources for treating and managing psoriatic disease to empower you to take control of your health. Each week, we'll unlock a new challenge to test your knowledge and provide you with everything you need to live a full, vibrant and active life.
NPF is committed to forming a coalition of Psoriatic Psuperheroes to create a movement to spread the word that psoriasis isn't contagious-awareness is!   Click Here for the challenge.

Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease, affects the lives of 7.5 million Americans, or 2.2 percent of the population. Around the globe, the disease affects 125 million people, and 10 to 30 percent of the global population develops psoriatic arthritis. Additionally, psoriasis disproportionately affects more Caucasians than any other race, reports the  National Psoriasis Foundation . August is  Psoriasis Awareness Month .

Let's take a look at some common questions surrounding psoriasis.

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month


August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. IFFGD works to focus attention on important health messages about gastroparesis diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues. The goals include improving understanding of gastroparesis to help patients and families manage the condition, and encouraging preventive strategies.

With sponsorship by IFFGD, Gastroparesis Awareness Month was listed on the U.S. National Health Observances Calendar* beginning in 2016.

How you can get involved
Here are a few things you can do to help educate yourself and others and raise awareness for gastroparesis in your community:

Check out these commonly asked questions:

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August Things to Do in New Jersey Top Ten 2019 
Seasonal Attractions and Places to Visit
https://www.new-jersey-leisure-guide.com/august-things-to-do.html


You'll find lots of interesting things to do in New Jersey in August 2019. This is a great time of the year with warm summer weather still in effect and the end of the peak vacation season nearing the end.

It's also a great time to of the year to visit many of the cultural festivals.

1- PLAN A WEEKEND GETAWAY OR 
VACATION TO OCEAN CITY
Ocean City  is a Jersey Shore beach resort that sets itself apart from other beach front towns in going all out to insure that its reputation as " America's Greatest Family Resort" is true to its motto. This family resort destination has many attractions and accommodations that are family oriented and reasonably priced. Lodging including motels, bed and breakfasts, hotels, and vacation home rentals; family oriented restaurants, both sit in and take-out; shopping, including clothing, T-shirts, souvenirs, and antiques; and of course its beautiful beach and fun filled boardwalk.



2 - GET OUT AND ENJOY THE OUTDOORS AND SOME EXERCISE WITH A SCENIC BIKE TRIP
Best Bike Trips  New Jersey has great terrain and scenery and offers a wide variety of trails for a wonderful cycling adventure for beginners to advanced cyclists. 
Some favorites include: Island Beach State Park - Ride adjacent the sea shore, dunes and wildlife sanctuary - 16 miles round trip - Easy
The Pine Barrens  - Traverse pristine pine & oak forests, blueberry fields and cranberry bogs and 3 major rivers. - 43 miles - Easy


Creamy Corn Chowder

INGREDIENTS
8 ears of corn
2 Parmesan rinds (about 4 ounces; optional)
4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and reserved, caps cut into ¼-inch pieces
2 sprigs thyme
1 bay leaf
Kosher salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup dry white wine
4 ounces thick-cut bacon, cut into ¼-inch pieces
1 pound russet potatoes, peeled, cut into ½-inch pieces
3 shallots, thinly sliced
1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely grated
2 Fresno chiles, seeded, finely chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon chopped marjoram
Chopped parsley and crushed oyster crackers (for serving)
 
RECIPE PREPARATION
  • Cut kernels from cobs and place in a large bowl. 
  • Place cobs in a medium pot and add Parmesan rinds(if using), mushroom stems, thyme, bay leaf, 2 tsp. salt, and 8 cups water. 
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until broth is fragrant and reduced by half, 40-50 minutes. 
  • Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl; discard solids and set broth aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat 4 Tbsp. butter in a large heavy pot over medium-high. 
  • Add corn kernels, season generously with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until corn is tender and juices have evaporated and browned on the bottom of the pot, 12-15 minutes. 
  • Reserve ½ cup corn for serving; transfer remaining corn to a medium bowl.
  • Add wine to pot and cook, scraping up browned bits, until liquid is syrupy, about 2 minutes. Scrape into bowl with remaining corn. 
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. butter in same pot over medium and cook bacon until golden brown and fat has rendered, about 6 minutes. 
  • Add potatoes, shallots, leek, garlic, and chopped mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened but haven't taken on any color, 12-15 minutes. 
  • Add chiles and cook until fragrant and softened, about 3 minutes. 
  • Stir in flour and cook until nutty and fragrant, about 1 minute. 
  • Add reserved broth, bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are fork-tender, 10-15 minutes. 
  • Add cream and corn mixture and cook, stirring, until chowder has thickened, 5-10 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in marjoram. Let sit 15 minutes before serving.
  • Divide chowder among bowls. Top with parsley, oyster crackers, and reserved ½ cup corn; season with pepper.




August Fun Family Activities



 
August 1, 2019
Elf the Musical, Jr. presented by Voorhees Theatre Company
10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; August 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and August 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets for all performances are $11, and are available at www.voorheestheatre.org. Voorhees Middle School is located at 1000 Holly Oak Drive in Voorhees. Contact info. 856-206-3554
The performances are the culmination of the theater company's summer camp program,
involving 140 children from communities throughout South Jersey. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf, a human raised as an elf at the North Pole, in his quest to find his true identity.

August 1, 2019
CHPL Girlfriends Night Out
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.CHPL Girlfriends Night Out. Ladies, come enjoy an evening with the girls, as you take part in a truly fun fundraiser
because primping, pampering and partying is always a good time. All proceeds will help provide additional Library programming for all patrons. Thank you for your support.
Tickets:
Early Registration - $15 each
Registration After July 18 - $20 each
Check www.chplnj.org for more information or contact Meredith Meyer at mmeyer@chplnj.org
or 856-903-1234

August 3, 2019
Kid's Safety Event - Hosted by Chili's Grill & Bar (Mount Laurel, NJ) and Mount Laurel Fire Department
12:00-3:00 PM
4162 Church Rd, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
Fun Kids' Activities, Photo ops with local Heroes, the Mt. Laurel Fire Department, Child ID Kit and more!
Plus tell your server you are here to support the Fire Department and we will donate 15% of the sales back to them! (see voucher in event posts)

August 04, 2019
2019 8th Annual ARTS & AUTHORS EXTRAVAGANZA
3pm-9pm
Crowne Plaza- Cherry Hill
2349 Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ. 08002
$5 in advance, $10 at the door. OPEN to the Public
Indoor Art Show ~ Book Signings ~ Raffles/Drawings~ Spoken Word ~Live Band- Q & A Panel
Live Indoor Art Show, Live Band, Book Signings and Readings, (WE WELCOME ALL GENRES) Prizes and Drawings, Spoken Word, Music & Entertainment, Light refreshments and Cash Bar!

August 9, 2016
Pop Up Story Time in the Park with CHPL
10:00 AM
Stroll over to your local park for a special outdoor story time brought to you by Cherry Hill Recreation and Cherry Hill Public Library! Join us each week for stories and fun as your children's Librarians pop up throughout the city. Weather permitting. All ages.

August 13, 2019 at 03:00 pm
Kid Klub Bowl Free All Summer Long at The Big Event!
Kids ages 4-17 can enjoy 2 free games of bowling everyday from 3-9 pm starting May 1 - September 30th!. Just stop in and pick up the Big Event Rewards card, 1 card per family. 2 free games per day
The Big Event Entertainment Experience, 1536 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034, Cherry Hill, NJ

August 21, 2019, 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
South Jersey Kids Expo
JOIN THE SUN NEWSPAPERS AND CAMDEN COUNTY PARKS AND REC FOR OUR ANNUAL KIDS EXPO AT COOPER RIVER PARK ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 (RAINDATE: AUGUST 28). EXPECT FUN, GAMES, AND MORE FROM EXCITING VENDORS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS. More information on vendors and activities coming soon! For vendor opportunities, email events@newspapermediagroup.com.

August 24, 2019 2:00 PM
MTC Presents "Broadway Kids V"
Hope Community Church
235 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057
MTC's fifth all-pre-teen summer cast will present a new musical revue with songs from such favorite musicals as Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast, Finding Nemo, Frozen, The Greatest Showman, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Moana, Once On This Island, among many others.

PAWS DISCOVERY FARM!
1105 HAINESPORT-MOUNT LAUREL ROAD
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ 08054
Open 10AM to 4 pm Monday - Friday
10am to 6pm Saturday & Sunday 
Enjoy acres of family fun! Paws Discovery Farm promotes a special relationship between people, their local history, and their environment, with an emphasis on reaching out to children. Learning is designed to be fun at PAWS DISCOVERY FARM!
We offer classes and story hours, animal programs and birthday parties, as well as special events throughout the year. All visitors enjoy and learn from many interactive exhibits and over 80 birds and animals housed here.
 
Paint a Treasure
615 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
856-617-0602
For ages 5 and up. Come in and get creative anytime during our normal walk in studio hours.  You choose how to play - Pottery Painting or Canvas Painting!  Reservations are suggested for groups of 4 or more.  
Wednesday:  10am - 5pm 
Thursday - 10am - 9pm
Friday:  10am - 9pm
Saturday:  10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12 - 5pm
 (Closed Mon. & Tues. for Private Event Bookings)
 
We Rock the Spectrum
3111 NJ-38, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USA
856-242-9354 
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through our nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, we provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.
 
Miller Farms -Horseback Trail Rides & Lessons in Camden County!
Come enjoy the beautiful scenery at the only horseback/trail riding available in Camden County. Trail riding is offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm year round (Weather permitting). Children must be at least 7 years old to trail ride. Cost is $30/person for approximately an hour-long trail ride. Hand-led rides are also available for those younger than 7 and cost $5.
Reservations are strongly suggested.
We offer a great place for family fun, birthday parties, girl scouts and youth groups. Summer horse camp, riding lessons, and horse drawn wagon rides are also available.
1 Hour Trail Rides are $30 Per Person | Call for reservations | Trail Rides Sat and Sun Only | Open Year round
Miller Farms
134 N. Grove Street, Berlin, NJ 08009
856-728-3500
 
ISC - ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill
650 Kresson Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Classes: Sports
Camps: All, Sports
HOURS: Our offices are open 9 AM - 5 PM daily. Give us a buzz for more information!
CALL: 856-428-8588  
MORE DETAILS: ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill is any family's destination for fun!
Located off of Kresson Road (behind the 7Eleven) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we offer skating, a FunZone & Inflatable (10 & Under), and an arcade. Our facility also includes a cafè with pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, drinks and more!
ISC Cherry Hill offers activities for all ages, no matter the season.
Our youth & adult sports leagues run year round and include:
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Field Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Roller Hockey
ISC Cherry Hill also offers School & Summer Camp programs for ages 3 ½ through Grade 8. Call for more information!

Jellybean Jungle
Crispin Square Shopping Center  
230 North Maple Ave
Marlton, NJ 08053
Open Play Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 5:00  
Thursday 9:30 - 6:00  
Friday  9:30 - 8:00  
 Saturday  9:30 - 2:30  
Sunday - Closed for Private Parties  
Jellybean Jungle is a play and learn adventure that is exclusively for  children 5 and under. Our facility is a bright and stimulating environment  created just for your little ones.
Jellybean Jungle was designed by a New Jersey Early Childhood certified  teacher. Safe, age appropriate equipment has been selected for your  children's enjoyment. We offer a large variety of imaginative and  developmentally appropriate activities that will lead your child on an adventure  of social exploration! As your child plays, you will gain insight into their  development, as well as enjoy a great time of bonding.

Adventure Aquarium 
Mon. - Sun.: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CALL:  (856) 365-3300  
1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103 PH: 844-474-FISH (3474)
Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the  Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only 
aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition.

Sensory Friendly Movies at AMC
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie  showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theater listings for specific show times, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Battleship New Jersey 
62 Battleship Pl, Camden, NJ 08103-3302
866-877-6262
Located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, across the Delaware River  from Center City Philadelphia the Battleship New Jersey Museum and  Memorial offers guided and self-guided tours. Climb inside the 16" gun  turrets, learn explore the captain's cabins and crew's quarters and  discover what life was like for a Battleship sailor. Group packages and  educational programs are available for school. You can rent space  aboard the Battleship for meetings and social events. Families and  youth groups can spend the night aboard the Battleship as part of the  overnight program. 


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