CCNJ Celebrates 10 Years

CCNJ Celebrates 10 Years

Who would have thought that March of 2020 would be the start of such changes in our industry? From the way we care for our residents, clients, and patients to the way we do business with one another, everything came to a screeching halt back in March when they were...
Happy 10th Anniversary, CCNJ!

Happy 10th Anniversary, CCNJ!

Happy Anniversary Caring Connections of New Jersey and Pennsylvania! We cannot believe it’s been 10 years since Caring Connections of New Jersey and Pennsylvania was born! No one could not have imagined the growth that this organization would have had in 2011...
CCNJ Cares amidst the Coronavirus Outbreak

CCNJ Cares amidst the Coronavirus Outbreak

SENIORS: If you are a senior in need of food or medication pick up, we do have some volunteers willing to help. Please email your need to sheli@caringconnectionsnj.org and we will try to get someone to assist in your time of need. Wash your hands frequently and be...
CCNJ Kindness Crusade

CCNJ Kindness Crusade

We are on a mission to create societal change by teaching emotional awareness, empathy, community building, and most importantly, the development of a healthy self-image through the CCNJ Kindness Crusade. On February 14, 2020, CCNJ kicked off its first annual kindness...
Thankful for a Thankless Job

Thankful for a Thankless Job

Everyday, everywhere you turn, scores of Americans are putting in work caring for our elders and fellow citizens with disabilities, and today, across the nation, caregivers are being celebrated for the amazing difference they make. It wasn’t until I started taking...
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Ends March 31st-What you need to know.

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Ends March 31st-What you need to know.

You may have heard of Medicare Open Enrollment that begins on October 15th and ends on December 7th that allows you to make changes for the following year. There is another “Open Enrollment” period for you to be aware of. The Medicare Advantage Open...
Six Things to Look for When Visiting Your Aging Loved One This Season

Six Things to Look for When Visiting Your Aging Loved One This Season

Sometimes we don’t see our parents or aging loved ones as much as we would like. Life gets in the way and our responsibilities pull us in many directions. We speak to mom or dad on the phone and they tell us everything is just fine. But is it? With the holidays here,...
CCNJ Asks What Are You Grateful For?

CCNJ Asks What Are You Grateful For?

This is the season where we will reflect on for what we are thankful. Research shows that we should be in touch with our gratitude even when the leaves aren’t changing or when the air is crisp. So many studies have been done to show the benefits of feeling grateful....
Grieving the Living

Grieving the Living

Grief is described as deep sorrow, usually after someone dies. We’ve all lost loved ones at one point or another and the stages of emotions that people go through when grieving are those of denial, anger, guilt, depression and acceptance. These are not necessarily in...
Creativity for Your Health-by Linda Mundie, Vice President of Caring Connections of New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Creativity for Your Health-by Linda Mundie, Vice President of Caring Connections of New Jersey and Pennsylvania

When we think of wellness and the habits that are vital to our wellbeing, we immediately think of diet, exercise and sleep as the standards of health.  An overlooked aspect of wellness is creativity.  Researchers are starting to investigate some of...
August is Wellness Month

August is Wellness Month

August is Wellness Month and August 15th is Relaxation Day. Every day should be thought of as “Wellness Day”, but the truth is that caregivers rarely put themselves first. Sometimes our lives are so busy that we simply feel there is no time for extra steps...
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. We ask that you join us through the month of June to wear purple to show support for the millions of people worldwide struggling with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. It’s also a time to recognize the caregivers...
May is Older Americans Month-Connect with CCNJ and Your Community!

May is Older Americans Month-Connect with CCNJ and Your Community!

May is Older Americans Month Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. This year the 2019 theme is Connect, Create, Contribute so we are encouraging older adults in New Jersey to: Connect with...
Grey Market Risks and How They Will Impact You and Your Family

Grey Market Risks and How They Will Impact You and Your Family

According to The Institute on Aging, in the year 1900 only 100,000 Americans reached the age of 85. By 2050, the 85+ year-old age group will reach 19 million, which is 5 percent of the total population. These numbers are scary when you look at the amount of qualified...
Loving Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

Loving Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

Valentine’s Day is a little over a month away and I am lucky enough to be surrounded by so much love in my life. Love from my husband and children, other family members, my friends, even my colleagues. Traditional spouses are planning to buy chocolate and flowers for...

Simplify What it is to Be Thankful-A Five Year Old’s View

Gratitude is something that I practice on a regular basis and something that I try to share with the people I’m closest to as well as the seniors that I educate. It’s so easy to let a bad day take us over to the point where we may feel very little...

Never Give Personal Information to Get Personal Information.

When I was a caregiver for my mother, I juggled a full-time job, two children, a relationship, and trying to be the best caregiver I could be. When the time came that I needed help, I would hop on the computer at night and Google information. This was a daunting task....
OLDER DRIVERS

OLDER DRIVERS

Imagine what it would mean if suddenly, you couldn’t drive any more.  The loss of independence is a terrible blow to a senior citizen who, because of health problems or physical limitations, can no longer drive safely. Statistics from the federal government show that...

YOU Can Help Raise Awareness of the Power of Music in Those with Dementia.

When you hear the song You Are My Sunshine, does it make you think of a family member? A resident? A patient? Does it bring up a childhood memory? A memory of your own children, perhaps? You Are My Sunshine is a song that my grandmother sang to my mother. My mother...
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