Alpha School, Jackson, Hires Supervisor of Instruction

Posted on October 1, 2018 By

John Gonzalez, East Brunswick, has been hired as the Supervisor of Instruction for the Alpha School, Jackson, one of three RKS Association private special education schools, approved by the N.J. Department of Education for students with special needs and disabilities.

Gonzalez, who replaced recently retired Anne Marie Hall, will oversee classroom operations at Alpha School and work with the instructional staff on IEP planning and implementation, and behavioral intervention. Besides serving as the certified School Safety Specialist at the Alpha School, Gonzalez will also continue to work part-time at the Gateway School, Carteret, as the Supervisor of Instruction.

Before joining the staff at Alpha School, Gonzalez was a special education teacher and administrator in the Jersey City and Newark Public School systems for 14 years, working with students with mild to severe learning and behavioral disabilities. He also served as Summer Credit Recovery Coordinator and coached multiple sports there, including baseball, football, and soccer.

Born and raised in Jersey City, N.J., Gonzalez graduated from Marist High School, Bayonne. In 2000, he earned a B.S. from Rutgers University in Management and an M.A. in Special Education in 2006 from New Jersey City University. He also holds a Certificate of Eligibility as a School Business Administrator.

Gonzalez serves as a board member for two youth sports organizations in East Brunswick – St. Burt’s Buffalo’s Football and Cheer, and the East Brunswick Baseball League.

Gonzalez, an advocate and supporter of programs for children with disabilities, is also the parent of a child with an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Gonzalez said, “At least one time a year and generally more, I am sitting on the other side of that table in an IEP meeting discussing, evaluating, and planning my child’s educational program.”

For more information, contact Erika Casablanca at 732-541-4400 or ErikaC@thegatewayschool.com.                                                       ###         Publicize or Perish! ™        

RKS Associates Schools: Gateway School: 60 High Street Carteret, NJ 07008 (732.541.4400) https://thegatewayschool.com/; Alpha School: 2210 West County Line Road, Suite #1, Jackson, NJ 08527 (732.370.1150) https://alphaschool.com/ ; Harbor School: 240 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 (732.544.9394) https://harborschool.com/

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Preferred Home Health Care Presents Elderfest Expo November 1

Posted on October 1, 2018 By

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, with headquarters in Eatontown, is presenting Elderfest, a free expo sponsored by New Jersey Natural Gas, that highlights more than 40 vendors, food samplings, and free health and wellness screenings; a Pet Contest* with a grand prize of $500 sponsored by Rose Garden Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Toms River; free BINGO with prizes; a $100 gift card giveaway every 30 minutes; and more on Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Clarion Hotel, 815 Route 37, Toms River, N.J.

The public will have a chance to meet syndicated WOBM-AM radio hosts Joel Markel, the president and CEO of Preferred, and Marianne Levy. The featured guest is Linda Shields, The Jersey Shore Medium®, who will offer medium readings.

Any type of pet—bird, cat, dog, ferret, snake, etc.—is eligible to enter The Pet Contest. The pet can be cute, pretty or even silly, according to the judges’ choice. A Pet Contest entry card can be picked up any day between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the front desk of Rose Garden Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1579 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, 08753. Winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m. at Elderfest and must be present.

For more information about Elderfest or Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares.com or call 732-547-9886 or visit PreferredCares.com.
*Pet Contest Rules: Contestants must be 18 years old to participate; use the designated entry card; submit only one entry card per pet. A pet can only be entered one time (Multiple entries of the same pet will be disqualified.) Entrants cannot submit multiple pictures of the same pet.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1993, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry.

Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care can be provided in-house and is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, Main Street, Eatontown; South Orange; Robbinsville; Toms River; Galloway; Elmwood Park; North Brunswick; Wyckoff Road, Eatontown; and Mt. Laurel. Pennsylvania locations include Bala Cynwyd, Allentown, and Bensalem. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.

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Don’t Miss This Amazing Performance at the Strand, October 28!

Posted on September 25, 2018 By

One Lakewood High School graduate who has become world-renowned is William Goldstein a composer and pianist. To help raise money for the Lakewood Historical Museum, Goldstein is coming from Hollywood to the Strand Theater on Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. to perform for an audience of all ages.

What a fabulous opportunity for everyone, including students, parents, and budding and professional musicians to experience the musical talent and on-the-spot creativity of someone who is particularly interested in students!

One exceptional gift Goldstein is known for is “Instant Composition.” As someone reads a poem or a passage from a book, he instantly creates a musical composition!

Goldstein, a recording artist for Motown and CBS Masterworks, has scored more than 50 movie and television projects, including Fame, The Miracle Worker, Twilight Zone, and Shocker.

He is a pioneer in the use of computers and electronic music instruments, and runs music camps.

Student tickets with an I.D. are only $26. Tickets cost $50. All admissions include a Meet and Greet after Goldstein’s performance.  Purchase tickets at Strand.org/events or visit the Strand box office at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays.  Also, contact Robin Taylor-Wellet at 732-330-5384 for tickets or more information. For information about Goldstein, visit www.williamgoldstein.com.

About the Lakewood Historical Museum: The Lakewood Historical Museum, Pine Park, Lakewood, N.J., is housed in Kuser Hall, a two-story, 16,000 square-foot former classroom building. It is the last remaining building of five that made up the Newman School, an exclusive preparatory boarding school for boys, which closed in 1942 as young men left for the war. The building, which the township acquired in 1964 through Green Acres Funding, was the math and science center of the school. Through the volunteer efforts of members in the Historical Society and the Heritage Commission, the first floor of Kuser Hall has been transformed into a showcase, featuring six completed galleries of Lakewood memorabilia and artifacts. Funds are needed to restore the second floor of Kuser Hall, and to acquire and build an elevator.

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Who Succeeds at Work and Who Doesn’t? HR Meeting This October Explores the Forces at Work

Posted on September 21, 2018 By

Many factors can affect a person’s career advancement in an organization. Why is it some people’s careers seem to accelerate while others who work hard can’t get ahead?

The presentation “Creating an Inclusive Workplace” examines the forces operating in today’s workplace at the monthly meeting of JSAHR (The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), open to the public, Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

Learn the eight diversity-related forces, examine how they may impact an individual positively or negatively, discuss who is responsible to counteract these forces, and suggest strategies to counteract them.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $40.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students. Sponsorship for this meeting is still available.

Register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155. 

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Platinum Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. www.hrci.org

About Anthony Simmons: Anthony Simmons’ career in the fields of diversity and inclusion spans more than 25 years. He built one of the premier consulting firms that served Fortune 500 companies, law firms, governmental agencies, hospitals and nonprofits, including Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and DuPont. His passion is helping clients implement strategies that enhance business productivity and employee success.

Simmons was co-developer of the “Vectors” concept that provided a framework through which client organizations could communicate, analyze, and solve difficult diversity related challenges. As one of the foremost authorities in Diversity & Inclusion and talent management, the cornerstone of Simmons’ consulting success is his ability to guide his clients in implementing Inclusion strategies that deliver business results, penetrating diverse and global markets.

Simmons holds a degree from Baruch College in Industrial Psychology with a minor in Accounting. He is an Ambassador for the Middlesex County Regional COC and adjunct instructor at Cornell University’s ILR Center in NYC.

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N.J. Health Care Network to Meet October 9

Posted on September 20, 2018 By

The monthly meeting of NJ Health Care Network, a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services, is Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 265 NJ-73, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043.

The NJ Health Care Network provides an opportunity to build relationships among health care professionals, market events, and promote business. Meetings take place in a different New Jersey county each month.

For more information about NJ Health Care Network, email Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, at lisa@preferredcares.com, call 732-547-9886, or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events.

Membership is free; however, register to take advantage of member benefits, such as posting to Health Care Network’s website all health care and marketing events, news, training information, employment listings, and access to a member directory.

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Lakewood Township Recreation Department Announces Its Fall Schedule

Posted on September 20, 2018 By

The Lakewood Recreation Department has released the 2018 schedule of its fall recreation programs, including soccer, wrestling, open gym nights, and adult programs. All sport programs begin the week of September 24, 2018.

Fall co-ed instructional and league soccer play is Monday and Wednesday evenings for children ages 4 – 12. The schedule for children ages 4, 5, and 6 is 6:30- 7:15 p.m.; for 7 and 8 year olds from 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.; for 9 and 10 year olds from 8:00 to 8:45 p.m.; for 11 and 12 year olds from 8:45 – 9:30 p.m.

Fridays are reserved as make up time in case of rain. Register at the John Patrick Sports Complex, Vine Street, Lakewood. The registration fee is $10.00.

Students in grades 1 – 12 will learn the skills, conditioning, discipline, and techniques of “Escape” wrestling in the Lakewood High School wrestling room, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30–8:00 p.m. The registration fee is $10.00 for residents and $50.00 for non Lakewood residents.

Open Gym in the Lakewood High School gym for high school students and up will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and includes basketball, volleyball, weight room, and indoor track.  The fee is $2.00 for each visit. No charge for Senior Citizens. Students in grades 9 -12 must have a parental permission slip.

Only the instruction is free for adult arts & crafts, jewelry making, and crocheting programs, which meet in the Lakewood Community Center, Fourth Street. Bring your own supplies. Crochet instruction, beginning September 18, meets Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Jewelry Making, beginning October 15, meets Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Arts and Crafts, beginning October 17, meets Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Listen to WOBM for cancellations. For more information, call the Lakewood Recreation office at 732-905-3405 or visit www.lakewoodnj.gov.      

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Scary Things Will Be Happening at the Strand Theater in Lakewood – Be Afraid … Very Afraid!

Posted on September 18, 2018 By

The Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., is presenting “Screams at the Strand,” a first annual Halloween holiday bash for adults only, Friday, October 26, from 7:00 p.m. until Midnight.

Tickets cost $20 from September 17 to October 25 and include one free bar drink; live entertainment, featuring the Junk Rumblers; a Halloween costume contest with prizes for Best Couple, Scariest, Most Creative, Funniest, and People’s Choice; and a special screening of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, which begins at 10:00 p.m.

A cash bar and special Halloween cocktails will be available in the Strand Gallery. Food for purchase includes pizza, hot dogs, and popcorn, among others. Experience a coffin photo op!

Tickets at the door are $25. Movie only tickets are $10.00 each. Buy tickets at Strand.org. For more information, call Lori Gilmore at 732-367-7789.

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Webinar Examines Protecting Your Business When Employees Use Remote Access

Posted on September 14, 2018 By

Although remote access increases workforce efficiency, it also increases the risk of cyber intrusion. John Kalli, Marlboro, N.J., the CEO of the IT company Trinity Worldwide Technologies, LLC, and Robert Anderson, Esq. from the law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield, N.J., are presenting “Minimize Cyber-Risks of Remote Employees,” a one hour complementary webinar, Thursday, October 4, 2018, at noon (EST) to provide guidance for businesses and organizations that offer or plan to offer remote access.

Participants will learn about creating remote access policies; issues surrounding BYOD (Bring Your Own Device); the principles of “least privilege”; best practices for allowing remote access to your network, including remote desktop access; and how to easily create passwords that are hard to crack.

Anderson, a member of Lindabury’s Cybersecurity team, will highlight what policies are necessary when employees use their own devices. Kalli, who has managed technology service companies from start-ups to $300 million for more than 35 years, will focus on how to safely implement remote access.

To register for the webinar, visit Lindaburyevent.com. For more information about Trinity or John Kalli, email info@trinityww.com or call 732-780-8615. For more information about Lindabury or Robert Anderson, email randerson@lindabury.com or call 908-233-6800.

About Trinity Worldwide Technologies: Trinity, a cybersecurity and information technology services company, specializes in hardening networks and IT environments against cyberattacks; performing cybersecurity assessments; setting up servers and networks; ActivSurveillanceTM remote monitoring and maintenance; emergency IT support; spam filtering; virus and malware prevention and remediation; IT strategy planning, technology guidance, and other technology services for small- to midsized-businesses throughout New Jersey.

About Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., is a mid-sized general practice law firm in Central New Jersey. The firm provides litigation and transactional counsel to a broad spectrum of clients, including global private and public corporations, national commercial insurance firms, health care institutions, trade associations, employee benefit funds, banks and financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, privately held businesses, professional corporations, and individuals in the New Jersey and Mid-Atlantic region.

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Preferred Home Health Care Sponsoring a Job Fair for RNs, LPNs, and CHHAs

Posted on September 14, 2018 By

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services is holding a job fair for RN, LPN, and CHHA positions, all shifts, on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Toms River, 615 Main Street, 08753.

Immediate interviews will be given at the job fair. Preferred is also offering sign-on and referral bonuses, refreshments, and giveaways at the job fair.

Bring a resume, a driver’s license, social security card, and a license as either an RN, an LPN, or a CHHA. Applicants can also apply online at PreferredCares.com.

For more information about the job fair, call 732-840-5566. For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares.com or 732-547-9886, or visit PreferredCares.com.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1993, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry.

Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care can be provided in-house and is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, Main Street, Eatontown; South Orange; Robbinsville; Toms River; Galloway; Elmwood Park; North Brunswick; Wyckoff Road, Eatontown; and Mt. Laurel. Pennsylvania locations include Bala Cynwyd, Allentown, and Bensalem. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.

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Employee of Preferred Home Health Care Selected as Hispanic Leader Making a Difference in New Jersey

Posted on September 6, 2018 By

Kimberly Lamberty-Torres, Linwood, client services coordinator for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Galloway office, was selected as one of the “Hispanic Leaders Who Are Making a Difference in New Jersey.” The South Jersey Journal will recognize Lamberty-Torres, who has worked for Preferred for six years, with a profile about her contributions.

Lamberty-Torres volunteered in the campaign “Puerto Rico Strong.” After she arrived in Puerto Rico on October 6, 2017, the campaign raised more than $40,000 and was instrumental in shipping to Puerto Rico three containers of supplies, food, tarps, water, and many other items.

After the trip to Puerto Rico, Lamberty-Torres co-founded Latinos En Marcha, an active advocacy group that participated in the Unity March for Puerto Rico on November 19, 2017.

Lamberty-Torres said, “We had the largest contingent representing the state of Pennsylvania.”

Lamberty-Torres, Latinos En Marcha, and the Free Library of Philadelphia held a FEMA clinic for several weeks and assisted more than 100 evacuee families with FEMA applications and appeals. The group participated in a Woman’s March this past January to continue to highlight the plight of Puerto Rico and its people.

On a more local level, Lamberty-Torres and Damaris Esquea, Pleasantville, a certified home health aide for PHHC, recently made sure that Rosaline Glover, Pleasantville, a client of theirs, received a replacement motorized wheelchair through the One Wish program of PHHC when they found out that Glover couldn’t leave her home because her wheelchair was broken.

For more information, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred, at lisa@preferredcares.com or call 732-547-9886 or visit PreferredCares.com.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: : Since 1993, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry.

Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care can be provided in-house and is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, Main Street, Eatontown; South Orange; Robbinsville; Toms River; Galloway; Elmwood Park; North Brunswick; Wyckoff Road, Eatontown; and Mt. Laurel. Pennsylvania locations include Bala Cynwyd, Allentown, and Bensalem. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.                          ###    Publicize or Perish! ™

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