Dear Senior Members,

These last four months has been hard for so many of us. The anxieties and fears caused by the COVID19 virus are real and palpable, and it is normal to have a range of emotions in response. Our lives have been disrupted, at the least we have been inconvenienced and the aggravation is difficult.

But for some, the suffering is far greater. Throughout the pandemic, there are those who have lost loved ones, both to COVID and to other causes. The death of anyone in your life is never easy, but the times we are living through now brings unique challenges and distress.

Losing someone thorough this crisis, without the ability to hold hands in a hospital or hug your family for comfort at a funeral has got to be more difficult than I can even put into words. If this resonates with you, my heartfelt condolences to you. The pain you feel must be immeasurable and that is why we will be starting a bereavement group.

This group will be virtual for now but talking with others who have been in your shoes could be an important part of grieving. You do not ever 'get past' or 'move on' after the death of your soulmate but you do 'move forward'. It's understandable if it's hard to believe that as your read this but you will have joyous experiences again. Please email our social worker Dawn Neglia to discuss being part of this group or call her at 732.329.4000 x 7212.

We are here for you, we care about you, and we want to help you .
Please reach out.
In the next couple of weeks, you will hear about and hopefully partake in some added virtual programs that we we will be offering. For example, who wouldn't want to be part of a recipe discussion group or listen to an art lecture? These and many other are programs Jill Ann Foxxe (x7675)will be forming but, we need your help. We would love your ideas for future programs and we want to hone in on your talents and skills so that they can be shared with others.

For example- are you able to teach a language? Perhaps Intro to Hindi, Spanish or Arabic? Any people out there that like to 'tinker': can you fix a leak with your eyes closed and want to talk about it? What about current events? Are you able to lend foundation to some of the national, local and global issues while staying neutral?

Please sign up to be part of our Facebook group and find many programs, games, quizzes and brain teasers.

We look forward to hearing from you.

My best,
732.329.4000 x 7682
No one wants to live in pain, but you should not put your health at risk to be pain free. In some situations, dosed appropriately, opioids are an appropriate part of medical treatment. However, the risks of opioid use include depression, overdose, addiction and withdrawal upon stopping use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages the reduction of opioid use in favor of safer options, like physical therapy , for effective management of common conditions like knee pain, low back pain & fibromyalgia. Importantly, opioids often mask the pain by blocking the pain pathway to the brain; physical therapy, on the other hand, aims to treat & conservatively manage pain through movement, hands-on care, and patient education. Pain is personal and often debilitating. Luckily, we look forward to tackling it together! 
If you are suffering from back, neck or joint pain that is affecting your quality of life, please give us a call at 609-497-2230
 
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Are you 60 or older, live in Middlesex County and have an income of 185% or less of the Federal Poverty Guidelines? You might be eligible for farm market vouchers totaling $30 or $60 for a couple. For one person an annual income of $23,606 and a couple $31,894 are the guidelines this year. Please reach out to Darlene at 732 329. 4000 x7676 with questions or to fill out a form. All virtual no contact application Limited vouchers available.

South Brunswick Library - Offers fantastic virtual programs.