News Transcript Business Briefs, Oct. 10

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Livoti’s is conducting its first Vetsgiving. During the next six weeks, community members may visit Livoti’s Facebook page, Livoti’s Old World Market (@livotisoldworldmarket18) or email [email protected] and nominate an active or retired military family. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Livoti’s will pick 100 nominees to receive a Thanksgiving meal delivered to their door in time for Thanksgiving. Livoti’s is encouraging members of the community to nominate someone who deserves an extra “thank you” this year.

For the seventh year, Stop & Shop grocery stores will support the fight against breast cancer through a series of actions benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. From Oct. 5-21, Stop & Shop will collect donations via its “Pink Ribbon” campaign. Upon checkout, customers at the company’s 136 New York and New Jersey stores can personalize a donation of $1, $3 or $5 by hanging an official pink ribbon donation card in the store, honoring loved ones who have fought cancer. This is the seventh year of Stop & Shop’s “Pink Ribbon” campaign, which has raised nearly $1.5 million since 2012.

Monmouth Crossing in Freehold Township, CentraState Healthcare System’s senior assisted living community, has received its seventh consecutive Advanced Standing distinction from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Designed to elevate quality, the Advanced Standing program is a voluntary program open to all licensed assisted living facilities and comprehensive personal care homes in New Jersey. Monmouth Crossing received this distinction by demonstrating compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and submitting quality data that reached benchmarks set by its peers. Quality standards that assisted living facilities must demonstrate to receive this distinction include ongoing employee training and high resident and family satisfaction scores. Only those facilities that meet these qualifications are eligible for the certification.

Nadia Batchelor has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township. Batchelor, of Manalapan, currently serves as managing director and Global Head of Corporate Access at Jefferies, LLC, in New York City. Batchelor earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass.

The Turning Point restaurants will host a weekend fundraiser on Nov. 3-4 to benefit LADACIN Network. The Turning Point locations in Manalapan, Long Branch, Little Silver, Holmdel, Brick Township and Sea Girt will host “Eat, Drink and Be Caring … Serving the Mission of LADACIN Network.” This will be the 13th event hosted by the Turning Point. LADACIN Network provides educational, therapeutic, social, residential and support services. The Turning Point restaurants are owned by Kirk and Pam Ruoff. In return for a donation of $25 or more to LADACIN, the Turning Point offers gift cards to guests for free entrees on a future visit. LADACIN Network serves more than 3,500 infants, children and adults with complex physical and developmental disabilities or delays in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance program. In tax year 2017 the Monmouth district provided tax preparation services at 11 sites and prepared more than 4,000 federal tax returns, essentially all of which also included a New Jersey return. Volunteers are needed for the following roles: counselors work directly with taxpayers to prepare tax returns using on-line software; client facilitators welcome taxpayers, help organize their paperwork and manage the overall flow of service; technology coordinators manage computer equipment, ensure taxpayer data is secure and provide technical assistance to volunteers. AARP membership is not required of volunteers or clients. Tax training starts in November. Prospective volunteers may email [email protected] for additional information.