This Issue:
Clinical Corner 
Top Qualities of an Exceptional Nurse
November is National Family Caregivers Month
The Great American Smokeout
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
GERD Awareness Week
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Recipe - Mac and Cheese Baked in a Pumpkin
November Fun Family Activities
 


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Clinical Corner 



Friendly Reminders & News


Found on NJ Board of Nursing Website.

Alert!
 
The Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) is warning all licensed professionals about individuals impersonating New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) investigators, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, DEA investigators, New Jersey Drug Control Unit investigators, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators, and other law enforcement personnel, as part of an extortion scheme.
 
The impersonators are contacting licensees by telephone, stating that they are the subject of an investigation. The callers are demanding money to clear up the matter, or threatening to revoke the individual's license.   Please be advised that the Division of Consumer Affairs will not contact licensees by telephone to discuss investigations or demand money.
 
Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be any of the abovementioned individuals seeking money, should refuse the demand. We encourage you to report the call to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at FTCComplaintAssistant.gov. You may also report the call to the Division at AskConsumerAffairs@lps.state.nj.us.
 


The Impact of E-Cigarettes on the Lung

E-cigarettes are a relatively new tobacco product that have been sold in the U.S. for about a decade The e-cigarettes currently in the U.S. marketplace have not been systemically reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration to determine their impact on lung health. While much remains to be determined about the lasting health consequences of these products, the American Lung Association is very troubled by the evolving evidence about the impact of e-cigarettes on the lungs. 


 


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Top Qualities of an Exceptional Nurse 
Robin. L. Ihde

Being a nurse is not an easy job. The best nurses are considered exceptional because they have a thirst for knowledge, continual skill development and lots of experience.

What makes a good nurse is more than practical knowledge - their  personality traits are every bit as important. Nurses understand how much time and energy they devote to their career, so they feel a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment when they make a profound difference in the lives of the patients they touch. Exceptional nurses not only use their knowledge and expertise to help their patients cope with illness, they also give a piece of their heart to each and every patient under their care.


Here are the qualities of a great nurse: 
1. An exceptional nurse is compassionate
Patients are often fearful of how an illness may affect their lives and the lives of people they love. They may feel as if they have lost control of their situation and that they are either too ill or not informed enough to speak for themselves. Nurses must be their patients' voice, anticipate their needs and advocate for them when they are unable to do so for themselves.

2. An exceptional nurse is empathetic
Nurses are active listeners and make concerted efforts to really understand their patients' difficulties and challenges. This is done without judgment.  Nurses understand that everyone has their own set of values and life experiences to draw upon and they try to see the situation from the patient's perspective so that they can best meet the patient's needs.

 

https://www.herzing.edu/blog/herzing/top-qualities-exceptional-nurse







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

Open Cases
 

Bridgeton, Cumberland County (Higher Rates)
NEW CASE! This sweet baby is coming home for the first time! Looking for compassionate RNs to help this transition go as smooth as possible! Reach out TODAY to be part of the team that shows this family what being a true champion of caring is all about!
7 Month Female - TPN, G-Tube
Available Hours:
Monday's:7a-3p (Fill-ins)
Tuesday's: 7a-3p (Fill-ins)
Wednesday's: 7a-3p (Fill-ins)
Thursday's: 7a-3p (Fill-ins)
Friday's:7a-3p (Fill-ins)
Saturday's: 7a-3p
Contact Samantha at 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Gloucester City, Camden County
S.F. is a little cutie! The family is sweet and compassionate and you will enjoy every minute of working with them! Beautiful and organized house... Great case all around! Reach out TODAY to get an orientation scheduled!"                           
4 Year Old Male - G-Tube, PD Catheter
Available Hours
Saturday's: 9p-9a
Sunday's: 9p-9a   
E/O Monday's: 9p-9a    
Contact Samantha at 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Penns Grove, Salem County
A little cutie looking for night angels to help him sleep comfortably through the night. This family is really appreciative for all your help! Please reach out TODAY to sign up for an orientation and to meet the family!
7 Year Old Male-G-Tube, Cough Assist, Pulse Ox, O2, Suction
Available Hours:
 Monday's: 8p-6a
Tuesday's 8p-6a
Wednesday's: 8p-6a
Contact Samantha at 856-669-0211 ext. 200282

Flemington, Hunterdon County Cases:
15 year old Male: Wheelchair, Seizure Precautions
Available Hours:
Monday: 7A-10:30A and 2:30P-7:30P
Tuesday: 7A-10:30A and 2:30P-7:30P
Wednesday: 7A-10:30A and 2:30P-7:30P
Thursday: 7A-10:30A and 2:30P-7:30P
Friday: 7A-10:30A and 2:30P-7:30P
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Flemington, Hunterdon County Cases:
10 year old Female: Seizure Precautions
Available Hours:
Monday: 4p-9p
Thursday: 4p-9p
Saturday:10a-6p
Sunday: 10a-6p
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Morris Plains, Morris County Cases:
64 year old Male: PEG Tube, uristomy, colostomy
Available Hours:
Monday: 9a-3p
Tuesday: 9a-3p
Friday: 9a-3p
Saturday: 9a-3p
Sunday: 9a-3p
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106

Phillipsburg, Warren County Cases:
Infant male: 24 wk premature, BPD GERD, G-Tube Feeds, Day shift Mon-Sun 10AM - 6PM
Infant female: Trach, G-tube; 11p-7a Mon-Sunand and 7a-3p On weekends
Infant female: NG Tube; Overnights
Toddler male: Trach, Vent, G-tube; overnights
Contact Alexa at 609-436-6420 ext 106  

Browns Mills, Burlington County
Teenage Female -  *GJ Tube, Pulse Ox, O2, BiPap, Suction, Nebulizer, Cough Assist, Wheel Chair, Hoyer
Work with a team of nurses that are supportive in helping you learn the care and routine. 1 dog.
Hours Available
Monday's: 5p-5a
Tuesday's: 5p-5a
Wednesday's: 5p-5a
Thursday's: 5p-5a
Friday's: 5p-5a
Saturday's: 5p-5a
Sunday's: 5p-6a
Contact Morgan 856- 669-0211 Ext. 200318

Sicklerville, Camden County
School Age Female -  *Trach & Vent (Trilogy), GJ Tube, Suction, O2, Pulse Ox, Nebulizer, Lift, Wheel Chair
Hours Available
Saturday's: 9p-7a
Saturday's 7a-5p
Sunday's 7a-5p,
Sunday's 9p-7a
First time home with a Trach & Vent - be the nurse to make a difference in their new transition. No pets. Patient has own care room on 1st floor, well organized. Ask about our scheduled Trach & Vent classes!
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.




For More Information 
Contact Hanna Begley 

November National Family Caregivers Month

Care-giving is a tough job. This November, we remember the people who lovingly give baths, clean houses, shop for, and comfort the millions of elderly, ill and disabled people who are friends and loved ones.
 
November is National Family Caregivers Month and this year's theme is "Caregiving Around the Clock." Check out the latest helpful hints and community resources because if you don't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anyone else.
 
How to Observe National Family Caregivers Month

Attend a caregiving conference or workshop
Since it's National Family Caregivers Month, do something to make an impact. Check with the National Alliance for Caregiving for the details but if you can't get away to Washington, attend a workshop instead. They have lots of practical advice. The main thing is to know that you are not alone.

Download a caregiving toolkit
Download the Circle of Care Mental Health Toolkit. Sponsored by the National Alliance for Caregiving, the toolkit covers topics including taking care of yourself, getting an accurate diagnosis, communicating with health professionals, finding community services, finding providers and more. This month, the resources you need are just a click away.

Take naps
One of the healthiest things you can do for yourself is to fit naps into your weekly schedule. Round-the- clock caregiving is never easy. But when your loved one takes a break, don't do another task - you take a break too. It's important not to wear yourself down or who will take care of you?
 
Why National Family Caregivers Month is Important

Caregivers need love, too
Caregiving while still holding down an outside job is exhausting. Much of caregiving is unpaid. National Family Caregivers Month in November provides resources for self-care, advocacy, and de-stressing for our caregivers. The month is dedicated to supporting caregivers as they care for others. This year's theme is "Caregiving Around the Clock."

Learn how to cope
National Family Caregivers Month features lots of vital information to help caregivers cope with a tough, and sometimes thankless job. There are tips for caregivers such as taking care of your own health, accepting offers of help from others, learning the skills to speak effectively with doctors, and being open to new, assistive technologies that can lighten your load. If you don't take care of yourself, who will?

Check yourself for depression
Watching a parent age or seeing someone change drastically due to illness can be devastating. Take some time to monitor your own well being. If you are not sleeping well, exercising, or feel yourself becoming reclusive, speak to a professional about depression. It can hit anyone at any time. There's no shame in feeling overwhelmed.
The Great American Smokeout®

Quitting smoking isn't easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don't have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on November 21 be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. You'll be joining thousands of people who smoke across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your cancer risk. Plus, the American Cancer Society can help you access the resources and support you need to quit.

WHY IS THIS EVENT IMPORTANT?
More than 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths. And more than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease. While the cigarette smoking rate has dropped significantly, from 42% in 1965 to 14% in 2017, the gains have been inconsistent. Some groups of Americans suffer disproportionately from smoking-related cancer and other diseases, including those who have less education, who live below the poverty level, or who suffer from serious psychological distress, as well as certain racial and ethnic groups, and lesbians, gays and bisexuals.

Quitting smoking improves health immediately and over the long term - at any age. Stopping smoking is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. Getting help through counseling and medications doubles or even triples your chances of quitting successfully.


HISTORY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT

What is the Great American Smokeout?
For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke -free lives - not just for a day, but year round. The Great American Smokeout provides an opportunity for individuals, community groups, businesses, health care providers, and others to encourage people to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and initiate a smoking cessation plan on the day of the event. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop smoking and helps people learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit.

It's hard to quit tobacco
Addiction to nicotine in cigarettes is one of the strongest and most deadly addictions one can have. Quitting is hard for many people who smoke. It takes commitment and starts with a plan, often takes more than one quit attempt, and requires a lot of support. Often, the younger one was when he or she started to smoke, the more intense the addiction.
We strongly advise people who smoke to use proven cessation methods, such as prescription medications and counseling, to quit smoking. It's a good idea to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to get their advice.
 
Research shows that people who smoke are most successful in their efforts to stop smoking when they have support, such as:
  • Telephone quitlines
  • American Cancer Society Freshstart Program
  • Nicotine Anonymous meetings
  • Self-help books and materials
  • Smoking counselors or coaches
  • Encouragement and support from friends and family members
  • Using 2 or more of these measures to quit smoking works better than using any one of them alone. For example, some people use a prescription medicine along with nicotine replacement. Other people may use as many as 3 or 4 of the methods listed above. Professional guidance can help you choose the approach that's right for you.             https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout/history-of-the-great-american-smokeout.html

GET HELP QUITTING SMOKING
Quitting smoking is not easy, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and remaining smoke-free, you need to know what you're up against, what your options are, and where to go for help.

EVENT TOOLS & RESOURCES
Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can take to quit smoking and provide quit-smoking programs, resources, and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully. To learn about the available tools, call us at 1-800-227-2345. You can also find free tips and tools below.

Prepare for your Quit Day
Here are some steps to help you get ready for your Quit Day:
  • Pick the date and mark it on your calendar.
  • Tell friends and family about your Quit Day.
  • Get rid of all the cigarettes and ashtrays in your home, car, and at work.
  • Stock up on oral substitutes - sugarless gum, carrot sticks, hard candy, cinnamon sticks, coffee stirrers, straws, and/or toothpicks.
  • Decide on a plan. Will you use NRT or other medicines? Will you attend a stop-smoking class? If so, sign up now.
  • Practice saying, "No thank you, I don't smoke."
  • Set up a support system. This could be a group program or a friend or family member who has been successful in quitting, and is willing to help you.
  • Ask family and friends who still smoke not to smoke around you, and not to leave cigarettes out where you can see them.
  • If you are using bupropion or varenicline, take your dose each day leading up to your Quit Day.
  • Think about your past attempts to quit. Try to figure out what worked and what didn't.
  • Successful quitting is a matter of planning and commitment, not luck. Decide now on your own plan
Click the link below for all the information and tools you need to quit smoking!

Lung Cancer Awareness Month


THE LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH COALITION
The Lung Cancer Awareness Coalition is a group of leading international research and advocacy organizations that partner each November in an effort to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients across the world. Unlike many other diseases, with lung cancer, there is a shocking lack of knowledge among both patients and physicians about effective risk reduction and treatment options. The Coalition seeks to fill this void, inspiring hope and achieving better results for patients in the process. Most of all, the Coalition strives to debunk the unfair assumptions and stigma associated with lung cancer by better educating the public on the disease and its causes.

The Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition (LCAMC) is composed of more than 30 global non-profits focused on thoracic cancers, led by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). During Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) in November, the Coalition unites to focus on improving outcomes for lung cancer patients by educating physicians and patients on potentially lifesaving treatment options. It also works to generate more awareness among the public about the impact of lung cancer and how we can collectively battle against the disease, which is the most deadly cancer.

SCREENING & EARLY DETECTION RESOURCES
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the US. With your help, we can significantly improve outcomes for patients with lung cancer. Research shows that if a patient's lung cancer is detected at an earlier stage, their 5-year survival rate can increase from as little as 4% to 55%, based on stage 1 versus stage 4 
(Source: American Lung Association).

IASLC Educational Webinars
IASLC webinars provide in-depth coverage on a diverse array of topics related to the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies - each complete with a question and answer session that allows you to interact directly with experts in the field.

The following are some past webinars:
  • Screening for Lung Cancer - What Clinicians Need to Know - IASLC On Demand Webinar
  • USPSTF Guide - Talking With Your Patients About Screening for Lung Cancer
  • ALA Lung Force - Should My Patient Be Screened
  • The Cost-Effectiveness of High-Risk Lung Cancer Screening and Drivers of Program Efficiency in Journal of Thoracic Oncology - Open Access Article
What is Lung Cancer?

GERD Awareness Week November 24, 2019 - November 30

Overview: Symptoms of GERD

Signs & Symptoms
Last Updated: 19 September 2019

Is it Simple Heartburn or Is it GERD?
Nearly everyone has heartburn now and then. But heartburn is also the most common symptom of  gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), so talk to your doctor if:


  • Your heartburn happens 2 or more times a week
  • Your heartburn gets worse
  • Your heartburn happens at night and wakes you from sleep
  • You've had heartburn now and then, but for several years
  • You have difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • Your discomfort or pain interferes with your daily activities
Symptoms and Characteristics of GERD
Signs Symptoms Overview 
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a very common disorder. Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and the esophagus. Reflux refers to the back-flow of acidic or non-acidic stomach contents into the esophagus. There is no known single cause of GERD. It occurs when the esophageal defenses are overwhelmed by stomach contents that reflux into the esophagus.

NOVEMBER IS AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH


The Basics: Overview
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it's not controlled.
One in 10 Americans have diabetes - that's more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk if they make healthy changes. Examples of healthy changes include eating healthy, getting more physical activity, and losing weight.
How can American Diabetes Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy changes.
Here are just a few ideas:
  • Encourage people to make small changes, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Talk to people in your community about getting regular checkups. They can get their blood pressure and cholesterol checked - and ask the doctor about their diabetes risk.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.
Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes increases the risk of serious health problems like:
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Nerve damage, which can cause you to lose a toe, foot, or leg
  • Kidney failure
The good news is that you can do a lot to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes, including:
  • Watching your weight
  • Eating healthy
  • Staying active
The Basics: Types of Diabetes

What is diabetes?
Having diabetes means glucose (sugar) levels in your blood are too high. Your body depends on glucose for energy. When you eat, most of the food turns into glucose. Your blood carries the glucose to other parts of your body.

When you have diabetes, your body has trouble turning glucose into energy. Instead of being used by your body, glucose builds up in your blood and your body is starved of energy. Over time, high blood glucose can damage almost every part of your body.

Diabetes is a chronic (long-term) condition.

What is type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. You're more likely to get type 2 diabetes if you're overweight and inactive - or if you have prediabetes.

Having prediabetes means your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for you to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

What other types of diabetes are there?
Type 1 diabetes seems to be caused by a problem with the immune system (the system that helps fight infection). Right now, there's no way to prevent type 1 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that some women develop during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes increases the risk of health problems for you and your baby. For example, gestational diabetes can make it more likely that you or your baby will develop type 2 diabetes later in life. Learn more about gestational diabetes. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/gestational.html
 
Mac and Cheese Baked in a Pumpkin

If you want to really impress your guests or add some fun to a family dinner, you can't go wrong with this pumpkin mac and cheese recipe! This satisfying casserole has ALL of your fall favorites. It's a meal prep DREAM.

I ngredients:

1 large pumpkin, about 11 inches in diameter, preferably with one flat side
Cooking spray
4 cups small elbow macaroni
6 tablespoons Cabot Salted Butter
6 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
½ teaspoon dry mustard
Large pinch ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 cups whole milk, heated
2 pounds Cabot Sharp Cheddar or Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated & divided (about 8 cups)
1 cup buttered bread crumbs
 
Directions:

 

PREHEAT oven to 375ºF.PLACE pumpkin flat-side-down or remove thin slice from one side so pumpkin will be stable. With sharp knife, cut pumpkin in half horizontally, slightly above stem, to form bowl.REMOVE fiber and seeds. With spoon or ice cream scoop, scrape out some of flesh so shell has a thickness of ¾ to 1 inch.

 

SPRAY top edge of pumpkin with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil, then place cut-side down on pizza pan or baking sheet. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until pumpkin still holds it shape but flesh is cooked and can be pierced easily with a toothpick.

 

COOK and drain macaroni according to package directions, while pumpkin bakes; set aside.

 

MELT butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle flour into butter and whisk constantly until you have thick, smooth paste with nutty aroma, about 5 minutes.

 

ADD mustard, red pepper and Worcestershire. Gradually whisk in milk and continue stirring until sauce thickens and returns to simmer.

 

REDUCE heat to low. Add 7 cups of cheese and stir until melted. Add macaroni, stirring until well coated; remove from heat.

 

TURN baked pumpkin over with oven mitts. Place in large shallow baking dish or leave on baking sheet.Fill pumpkin with macaroni mixture and top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. (Put any mac and cheese that won't fit in another small baking dish).

 

BAKE until filling is puffed and golden, about 40 to 50 minutes longer (smaller baking dish will be done sooner). Let stand for about 10 minutes to settle before serving.




November Fun Family Activities



 
11/2 through 12/29/19
Winterfest at Diggerland
Diggerland USA is located off Cooper Road via Route 73 in West Berlin, NJ.
Join us for Winterfest! Drive, ride and operate all of the amazing machines before the season ends. This is our exclusive winter festival where you can enjoy family activities, specialty food, plenty of fun and games. Don't miss it!
An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership/season pass or a general admission ticket grants you access to ALL our rides and heavy machinery attractions. Plus, the additional experiences and programming that encompass this month-long festival.
 
11/2/19
10 AM - 1 PM
Johnson's Corner Farm, Adoptions From the Heart
133 Church Rd, Medford, NJ
Please join Adoptions From The Heart's New Jersey office for our Fall Festival to celebrate National Adoption Month at Johnson's Corner Farm! Adoptive Families can purchase tickets to go on a hay ride, pick popcorn and sweet potatoes and tour the Animal Farm! Light snack will be provided but families can bring food as well as purchase fall treats at the farm!
 
11/9/19 and 11/10/19 
It's Polar Express Story Time!
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ
Come to Camden Childrens Garden for the Train Festival. Learn all about trains and ride the Polar Express through the Garden! Info

10/1/2019 - 11/16/2019 Weekly on Saturday
Collingswood Farmers Market
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Collings Avenue and Irvin Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Collingswood Farmers Market celebrates its 20th Anniversary. People come to walk, meet their neighbors, and socialize while they shop for their weekly produce and more. And it's not just farms' local food artisans that patronize Jersey Fresh farmers for their ingredients, Collingswood small food businesses, pie contests, fundraisers, kids' activities, live music, and an annual animal Adoptathon help make the Market a vibrant and fun destination every Saturday, May through Thanksgiving.
 
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

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. 


Newborn Nurses Newsletter 
The NBN Group
2 Pin Oak Lane
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 669-0211