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December 3, 2019  

WORDS! BOOKSTORE Transitioning to Member-Run Cooperative

words! Bookstore is the brainchild of Jan Sparrow and Scott Asalone, who also run ASGMC — a management consulting venture founded in 1999 that works to coach, train and motivate middle to senior-level members of the nonprofit and business community via TLC — a teamwork, leadership and communication program.

December 3, 2019  

Affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse gets harder to find

A report published by Milliman, a risk management and health-care consulting company, found that patients were dramatically more likely to resort to out-of-network providers for mental health and substance abuse treatment than for other conditions. The disparities have grown since Milliman published a similarly grim study two years ago.

November 23, 2019  

There's now a hotline specifically for caregivers

Now the Caregiver Action Network is trying to provide help by launching a hotline specifically for caregivers.

They say it's not just for how to handle things like doctor’s appointments, medication or finances. They provide emotional support as well.

November 20, 2019

Monmouth County Parks Winter Programs

The Winter edition of the Monmouth County Park System Parks & Programs is available now! From pottery classes to nature walks, programs and activities are a great way to meet people and explore new interests. Be sure to check out our Open Gym & Drop-Ins Schedule at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center!

November 15, 2019

Transgender Awareness Week

Celebrated each year, Transgender Awareness Week is a vital opportunity to advocate for the visibility, protection, dignity and rights of trans, non-binary and gender-expansive people around the world. The week culminates on November 20 with Transgender Day of Remembrance.

November 5, 2019

Open Enrollment For Health Coverage 

Open Enrollment For Health Coverage  Ends on December 15th. It's time to choose health coverage for next year. Nearly 8/10 NJ residents purchasing coverage on the Marketplace got financial help last year. Check out your options & see if you qualify for a tax credit to lower the cost of your plan. 

October 31, 2019

A New Definition of Addiction Announced

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has updated their definition of addiction. The new definition takes into account the complex biological, social, psychological and environmental aspects of the disease in an attempt to help others better understand it.