N.J. Health Care Networking Group to Meet June 12

Posted on May 27, 2019 By

The monthly meeting of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services, is Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Communities, 460 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108.

The N.J. Health Care Networking Group provides an opportunity to build relationships among health care professionals, market events, and promote business. Membership is free; however, register to take advantage of member benefits, such as posting to N.J. Health Care Networking Group’s website all health care and marketing events, training information, employment listings, and access to a member directory.

For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, 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. Meetings take place in a different New Jersey county each month.

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Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County to Honor Joel Markel, President of Preferred Home Health Care

Posted on May 23, 2019 By

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) will be honoring Joel Markel at its ONE Community Gala 2019 to mark 50 years of serving the community, Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at Classical Caterers, 1001 Finnegan Lane, North Brunswick.

Joel Markel, the founder and president of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown, will be honored as Community Business Leader for his leadership in the home health care industry, and for his commitment and support throughout the years to various organizations like JFS, the Jewish community, the people JFS serves, and his tireless efforts to help improve lives through his work.

            Jack Goldberg, Immediate Past President, JFS, said, “Joel’s dedication and enthusiasm to all programs at Jewish Family Services is extraordinary.  His ‘good deeds’ make Joel stand out as a leader in our community.”

            More than 300 local professionals, businesses, and supporters will recognize Markel and two other outstanding community leaders for their valuable support of the community that has enabled JFS to help more than 25,000 seniors, Holocaust survivors, individuals, and children this past year through wide-ranging services, such as a hot meal, citizenship classes, computer training, socialization programs, and a food pantry to help families put food on their tables.

            Other honorees are Vickie Solomon, JFS President Emeritus, who will receive the Jewish Community Leader, Lifetime Achievement Award; and Lina Llona, president of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, who will receive the Greater Community Leader award.

            Black tie optional event tickets cost $180 and include a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing with the Avi Maza Orchestra, auctions, and featured speaker Art Shamsky of the 1969 Miracle Mets who will talk about the Mets’ season 50 years ago.

For sponsorships, journal ads, or more information, call Judy Cavaliere, JFS administrator, at 732-306-0218 or visit www.jfsmiddlesex.org.  Contact Lisa Gallicchio, Preferred’s director community relations, at 732-547-9886 or lisa@preferredcares.com . For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, visit PreferredCares.com.

About Preferred Home Health Care: PHHC, which has locations throughout New Jersey, several in Pennsylvania, and one in Delaware, provides a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care. PHHC, accredited by CHAP* (Community Health Accreditation Partner), works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. *an accrediting organization for the home health care industry.

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.

About Joel Markel: Joel Markel has also served on the board of Circle of Life Foundation, a New Jersey-based organization whose mission is to provide palliative care for seriously ill and dying children, and support for families.

Markel, the son of a Hungarian Auschwitz survivor, had long desired to contribute to the field of Holocaust memory to honor the experience of his mother and the millions of victims of the Jewish genocide. It was during a tour of the Roman Ghetto in 2004 that Markel first heard the story of Kappler’s Gold Extortion.  Markel wanted to bring this story to an American audience. As a result, Markel, the founder and executive producer of Ottimo Films, created Oro Macht Frei (Gold Will Set You Free), a 70-minute documentary that tells the story of the Roman Jewish experience during the Nazi occupation of Rome, September 1943 through June 1944. Oro Macht Frei won Best International Documentary out of 15 submissions at the 13th annual Garden State Film Festival (GSFF), Atlantic City.  He is a member of Chhange – Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education.

Markel, who speaks English, Spanish, and Hebrew fluently, grew up in Bensonhurst, New York. He graduated from CUNY Brooklyn with a B.S. in accounting.  

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Dr. Jones Appointed Supervisor of Instruction at the Gateway School

Posted on May 23, 2019 By

Dr. LeRoi Jones recently joined the staff as a supervisor of instruction and a teacher at the Gateway School, Carteret, one of three RKS Associates private special education schools approved by the N.J. Department of Education for students with special needs and disabilities.

Dr. Jones, who has 15 years of educational and special education experience, will provide administrative support and instructional expertise to teachers and paraprofessionals. John Gonzalez, the previous supervisor of instruction, has become principal of the Alpha School, Jackson, N.J.

Prior to accepting the position at the Gateway School, Dr. Jones was the principal of the Lehmann School LADACIN Network, Lakewood, N.J.  Dr. Jones is also an adjunct professor at St. Peter’s University, Jersey City.

Dr. Jones was graduated from Monmouth University, Long Branch, with two Master’s degrees, one in educational leadership; the other in psychological counseling.  In 2011 Dr. Jones earned his Ed.D., a doctoral degree, in educational leadership from Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.

A native of Red Bank, N.J., Dr. Jones was known as an accomplished and distinguished member of the Rowan University football team during his undergraduate days.  He made the All-American first team and in his final year was selected as Defensive Player of the Year.  After graduation Dr. Jones signed a contract with the Connecticut Coyotes and played with this professional team for one year.

The Alpha, Harbor, and Gateway schools each offer a twelve-month program with a wide range of services, including speech, occupational and physical therapy; counseling; music; computers; physical education; and vocational training. 

For more information or for school enrollment questions, Dana Giblin at 732-544-9394.             

About RKS Associates and the Gateway School: RKS Associates, made up of The Harbor School, Eatontown; Alpha School, Jackson; and the Gateway School, Carteret, provides a twelve-month program of education, and therapeutic and behavioral support for children from many New Jersey counties and more than 70 school districts who have challenges, such as being multiple disabled; cognitively impaired; and have autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury; behavioral disorders, or other health impairments, such as multiple disabilities, cognitive impairments, autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, or other health impairments.

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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N.J. Health Care Networking Group to Meet June 12

Posted on May 23, 2019 By

The monthly meeting of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services, is Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Communities, 460 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108.

The N.J. Health Care Networking Group provides an opportunity to build relationships among health care professionals, market events, and promote business. Membership is free; however, register to take advantage of member benefits, such as posting to N.J. Health Care Networking Group’s website all health care and marketing events, training information, employment listings, and access to a member directory.

For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, 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. Meetings take place in a different New Jersey county each month.

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Monmouth Day Care Recognizes Honorees at Its Jubilee Celebration This June

Posted on May 10, 2019 By

Monmouth Park Charity Fund and United Methodist Church of Red Bank will be honored at the Monmouth Day Care Center’s (MDCC) 50th Celebration on June 8, 2019, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., at the Navesink Country Club, 50 Luffburrow Lane, Middletown, NJ 07748.

 The public, including local businesses, past board members, MDCC alumni and their parents, community partners, and long-time supporters are invited to celebrate. Tickets cost $175.00 each and include hors d’oeuvres, open bar, carving stations, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more.

Heidi Zaentz, executive director of MDCC, said, “The United Methodist Church of Red Bank is where we began. They provided us space for one classroom in the basement of the church in 1969.  We eventually grew too large for the space and moved into our current residence on Drs. James Parker Boulevard. 

“What I love about the church, is that even though we moved out, they have always supported us. Year after year, the church donates money to Monmouth Day Care Center.  And one of our most special bonds with the church is The Backpack Crew, a new partnership housed inside the church. They provide food on the weekends for seven of our neediest families. We’ve come full circle with them and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”

Zaentz said, “The Monmouth Park Charity Fund has been including MDCC in their grant distribution since almost the beginning. What I love so much about them is they help many nonprofits with diverse missions in Monmouth County.  The Monmouth Park Charity Fund is an asset to Monmouth Day Care Center and we appreciate their support year after year.”

The proceeds will benefit Monmouth Day Care Center programs, students, and families. Purchase tickets and sponsorships at www.bidpal.net/50thcelebration. Sponsorships range from $1000 to $15000.  For more information visit www.monmouthdaycarecenter1969.org. or contact Amy Thomas at athomas@monmouthdaycare.com.

Monmouth Day Care Center serves families with diverse socio-economic backgrounds from more than 25 local communities.  MDDC offers scholarships and fees on a sliding scale for families who qualify.  Families who do not qualify for government support but cannot afford the full cost of care receive tuition assistance based on a sliding scale fee due to substantial community fundraising efforts of the Board. Call 732-741-4313 with questions or for more information.

About Monmouth Day Care Center:  Monmouth Day Care Center, a nonprofit licensed by the State of New Jersey, is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., has eight classrooms; two playgrounds; a multi-purpose room that also serves as an indoor gym;  a library; and provides breakfast, lunch and snacks. Children from two months to five years old, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, who come from families with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds can attend full- or part-time. Contracts for tuition are maintained with the Division of Family Development, including Work First New Jersey Program and New Jersey Cares for Kids.

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Alpha School to Promote New Principal in July

Posted on May 9, 2019 By

John Gonzalez, East Brunswick, a supervisor of instruction at Alpha School, Jackson, N.J., one of three RKS Associates private special education schools approved by the N.J. Department of Education for students with special needs and disabilities, will become the principal of the Alpha School this July, replacing Principal Monica DeTuro who is retiring after 20 years as principal.

Gonzalez, who joined the Alpha School staff in 2018, brings 17 years of experience working with exceptional children in the Jersey City Public Schools. Gonzalez received his B.S. in Management from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, in 2000; and a M.A. in Special Education and Educational Leadership from New Jersey City University, Jersey City, in 2006.

The Alpha, Harbor, and Gateway schools each offer a twelve-month program with a wide range of services, including speech, occupational and physical therapy; counseling; music; computers; physical education; and vocational training. 

For more information or for school enrollment questions, Dana Giblin at 732-544-9394.              

About RKS Associates and the Harbor School: RKS Associates, made up of The Harbor School, Eatontown; Alpha School, Jackson; and the Gateway School, Carteret, provides a twelve-month program of education, and therapeutic and behavioral support for children from many New Jersey counties and more than 70 school districts who have challenges, such as being multiple disabled; cognitively impaired; and have autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury; behavioral disorders, or other health impairments, such as multiple disabilities, cognitive impairments, autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, or other health impairments.

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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Home Health Care Company Opens Newest Branch in Jersey City

Posted on May 9, 2019 By

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown, N.J., opened a home health care branch in Jersey City, New Jersey, at 26 Journal Square, Suite 1002.  

PHHC, which has locations throughout New Jersey, several in Pennsylvania, and one in Delaware, provides a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care. PHHC, accredited by CHAP* (Community Health Accreditation Partner), 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.

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

*an accrediting organization for the home health care industry

Photos:

#1 Ellen Stone, Education Dir. for Preferred; Lisa Gallicchio, Dir. of Community Relations;

Angie Bonelli, Community Liaison

#2 Steven Chencharik, Branch Mgr.; Joel Markel, President and CEO of Preferred; Nina Collins, Dir. Nursing

#3 Steven Chencharik, Branch Mgr.; Nina Collins, Dir. Nursing; Joyce Waterman, Councilwoman-at-Large; Joel Markel, President and CEO of Preferred; Lisa Gallicchio, Dir. of Community Relations

#4 Councilwoman Joyce Waterman interviewed and Joel Markel, President and CEO of Preferred on the City of Newark’s TV station about Preferred and the services that are offered

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), 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.

PHHC has 14 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, Main Street, Eatontown; Elmwood Park; Galloway; Jersey City; Mt. Laurel; North Brunswick; Robbinsville; South Orange; Toms River; and Wyckoff Road, Eatontown. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.     

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Assemblyman Ned Thomson to Speak at May 17 Ocean ELC Meeting

Posted on May 9, 2019 By

Assemblyman Ned Thomson, 30th Legislative District, will be discussing NJ’s fiscal situation and the upcoming budget battle at the Ocean County ELC (Employer Legislative Committee) meeting and breakfast Friday, May 17, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, N.J. Assemblyman. 

Assemblyman Thomson serves as a member of the Assembly Budget, Education and Telecommunications and Utilities Committees.

Frank Robinson, VP of NJBIA (NJ Business and Industry Association) will be updating attendees about business-related topics from Trenton and their affect on businesses and the local community. 

The registration fee, including a buffet breakfast, is $20.00. R.S.V.P. to mpangelini@ preferredbehavioral.org or call 908-309-5395. Pay at the door or mail checks, payable to Ocean ELC, to Mary Pat Angelini, P.O. Box 517, Oakhurst, N.J. 07755.

The Ocean County ELC is sponsored by Holman Frenia Allison, PC; New Jersey Natural Gas, and NorthStar Strategies in partnership with the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

About Assemblyman Edward H. “Ned” Thomson, Assemblyman Thomson, a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, began his legislative career in 2017 and was subsequently re-elected in the fall of that year.  He represents 14 towns in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Prior to joining the Legislature, Assemblyman Thomson was Trustee of the New Jersey Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) for more than 20 years.  He also served on the Wall Township Committee for a decade where he was twice elected Mayor.  In addition, he was a member of the Wall Township Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.

An enrolled actuary, Assemblyman Thomson is the owner of E.H. Thomson & Company, Inc. Consulting Actuaries where he administers more than 500 pension plans.  He is a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and a member of the Society of Pension Actuaries and the American Academy of Actuaries.  He is also a certified Continuing Education provider for the New Jersey Board of Accountancy and the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.

Assemblyman Thomson is an experienced pilot who volunteers with Angel Flights which provides free trips for patients with serious illnesses for treatment at hospitals.  In addition, he volunteers for the Junior Olympics and other major youth and intercollegiate sailing events and is a race official with U.S. Sailing.

Assemblyman Thomson attended Neptune High School and Blair Academy and continued his education at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the College of Insurance.  He has three grown children and resides in Wall Township with his wife.

About ELC: Employer Legislative Committees: The ELCs, established by NJBIA in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members or local officials will discuss important issues pertinent to business. Attendees also receive a briefing from one of NJBIA’s government affairs experts on legislative and regulatory issues affecting employers.   About NJBIA:  The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Trenton, N.J., provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA is the nation’s largest statewide employer association. Its members, as a group, employ more than one million people and represents every industry in the state, including contractors, manufacturers, retail and wholesale businesses, and service providers of every kind. Visit www.njbia.org for more information.  

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Whole Beauty Bar Opens in Forked River

Posted on May 6, 2019 By

Everyone knows that beauty is more than skin deep. At the new Whole Beauty Bar Wellness Studio and Spa, Forked River, 44 Manchester Avenue, Suite K, you will find services and products that focus on ALL of you – inside and out – even for those experiencing the side effects of cancer treatments.

 At the official opening of Whole Beauty Bar, Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. meet the owner Caroline Dorick, Pine Beach, a licensed esthetician who is also oncology certified to treat men and women suffering from the side effects of various cancer treatments, such as dryness, loss of elasticity, and rashes, among other issues.

At the opening, guests can tour the new studio; see a treatment demo; and get a complimentary skin care consultation. They can also enjoy light refreshments, eprizes, raffles, gift bags, and a book signing with Chef Brian Dorick. At 1:00 p.m. Forked River Mayor McDonald and a representative of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce, among other officials, will cut the ribbon.

A 1992 graduate of Manalapan High School, Manalapan, N.J., Dorick attended Stockton University, Pomona, studying criminal justice. Prior to opening the Beauty Bar, Dorick worked as an esthetician in Toms River, providing skincare, makeup, and facials, among others services.

Dorick was inducted into the National Who’s Who of Distinguished Professionals and awarded the Woman of Excellence for 2015.  In 2017, Women of Distinction magazine recognized Dorick as a leading authority in the beauty industry. She became a founding member of the Esthetics Council in 2019. Dorick is a member of the Greater Toms River Chamber and the Small Business Association.

About Whole Beauty Bar – Whole Beauty Bar provides holistic care, inside and outside. All products are cruelty and gluten free; vegan; 98-100 percent natural; organic; fragrance free; and eco-friendly. Hours: Mon to Fri 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday by appointment only. Call 609-339 2553.  For more information visit www.wholebeautybar.com or email wholebeautybar@gmail.com

            

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Summertime at the Shore — It’s Not Official until Chamber’s Kickoff!

Posted on May 3, 2019 By

The start of summer with all its sun and fun is not considered official until the Jersey Shore Chamber’s Summer Kickoff event at four Shore hotspots on Friday, May 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

The 5th Annual Summer Kickoff hosted by the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce (JSCC), Wall Township, N.J., is open to the public. Attendees can either take a luxury bus for a total of $10 or drive to a location where they can enjoy a free, light buffet at Klein’s Fish Market, 708 River Rd, Belmar, 1:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Fratello’s Italian Restaurant & Lounge, 810 The Plaza, Sea Girt, 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.; River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar, 1600 NJ-70, Brick Township, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.; and Oasis Pool & Day Club at The Headliner, 1401 NJ-35, Neptune City, 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.

Each location will either offer a cash bar or drink specials. Included throughout the event are also prizes and giveaways; social media exposure; and a professional photographer and videographer.

Kellyann Skorupski, chairwoman of the Summer Kickoff and co-owner of Chores with Stephanie Marsh, said, “The event is set up as a very informal and exciting networking event. Visiting four of our chamber’s restaurants brings them additional exposure as they, too, kickoff the summer season.”

For sponsorships and packages, ranging from $2500 to $50, and bus tickets, visit www.jerseyshorechambernj.com or call Evelyn Mars, executive director of the JSCC, at 732-280-8800.

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