Reformed Church Home senior living community, Old Bridge, will host a seminar on March 1 at 6 p.m. for aging veterans and their families. The speakers will be Gary B. Garland, of Garland Law Offices, Manalapan, and Glenn A. Freeman, of Freeman Funeral Home, Manalapan and Freehold. Topics include the Aid and Attendance Benefit available to veterans to assist with costs of medical expenses; expected changes to the benefit and why now may be the best time to apply for it; estate planning for the veteran and his/her surviving spouse; and funeral trusts/Medicaid burial trusts. The program is free and is beneficial for those who have questions about the financial aspects of caring for an elderly family member who has served in the military. Register by Feb. 28 by calling 732-607-9230, ext. 100.
Kathy Lo Bue, managing director, Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC, will host “Seva Acupressure for Self-Care” on March 9 in the St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Center, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township, from 7-9 p.m. Seva, a Sanskrit word that means selfless, compassionate service is simple to learn, easy to perform and profoundly supportive for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Attendees will learn how to use the Seva Acupressure protocol for self-care, addressing needs from general relaxation and well-being to shock and stress. No bodywork experience is needed. Guest speaker is Regina Rosenthal, a physical therapist, teacher and author who has taught professional seminars nationally and internationally and has presented community seminars on self-help for chronic pain and stress. The series is free, non–sectarian and open to the community. All are welcome. To reserve a seat, call 732-866-6660.
JAR of Hope, a local foundation fighting a very rare fatal disease that only strikes little boys, has signed the second participant in its new Round-Up program for local retailers. Round-Up affords customers the chance to contribute whatever change they receive to a worthy cause. Jackie Barber, the owner of Signarama at Ashley Plaza, Manalapan, has announced that her store will now participate in the Round-Up program to fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. JAR of Hope was founded by Jim and Karen Raffone of Manalapan in 2013 after their then 4-year-old son James Anthony was diagnosed with Duchenne. There is no cure for the disease. Merchants interested in the Round-Up program may call 732-620-6868 for details.
Approximately 50 physicians from the CentraState Healthcare Partners have joined with Partners In Care Accountable Care Organization to better serve the Medicare community. CentraState Healthcare Partners is a for-profit limited liability company whose members are CentraState Medical Center physicians and select physicians who are on the CentraState medical staff. Partners In Care Accountable Care Organization provides health and care management services to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Details: 732-431-2000.
Turning Point Restaurants will again partner with the Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) to hold the seventh annual fundraiser “Great Food for a Great Cause” on Feb. 27-28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all 11 Turning Point locations, including Manalapan. Guests at Turning Point who donate a minimum of $25 to KRF on either day will receive a Turning Point gift card good for two entrees to be used any time in the future. Last year the event generated more than $51,000 for the KRF, which raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
LeTip of Manalapan meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Battleground Country Club, 1 Covenhoven Road, Manalapan. Several positions for local businesses are still open. Details: Jeff Weiss, 732-536-8800, or Brian Wong, 908-581-6288.
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