The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force is continuing to arm residents in the fight against opioids and other drugs in 2020. Beginning this month, the Task Force will begin hosting free Narcan training sessions where participants will learn how to administer naloxone to reverse a heroin or opioid overdose and will receive a free naloxone kit upon completing the training successfully. All trainings are held at the Living Proof Recovery Center located at the Center for Family Services, 108 Somerdale Road, Voorhees. This training equips you with the tools and skills you need to save a person’s life in the event of an overdose to reduce the number of overdose deaths in our community. Trainings require advance registration to participate and are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. monthly beginning on Tuesday, January 7th on the following dates.
The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services recommends everyone get a flu shot this flu season, especially children and seniors who are most vulnerable. The flu shots are provided for no-out-of-pocket cost. Flu vaccinations are provided for children age 9 and older at the flu clinic sites. Children under the age of 9 need to see their primary care physician. Download the Flu Shot Schedule or for more information, contact the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045. This coming week they will be offered in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, 10/30, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 1301 Springdale Road. Camden County also offers adult and child immunizations all year long by appointment at its Bellmawr and Camden sites. To make an appointment in Bellmawr, call (856) 931-2700. To make an appointment in Camden, call (856) 225-5128.
Come and get em! Zucchini, hot peppers, cucumbers, beans, squash, kale, turnips and tomatoes are available for free at Eclipse Brewing. At Incredible Edible Merchantville we love connecting people through food and food sharing. Although we're just getting our feet wet, there are many businesses in our community who are already doing extraordinary things. For some it’s about creating a garden, for others supporting food waste and food injustice. For some it’s about teaching people to grow and cook and for others it’s about ensuring people have that space to grow. For us all it’s about making sure our whole community can get involved. Eclipse Brewing and Park Place Cafe & Restaurant are business leaders in planting crops for food sharing and connecting to nature through locally foraged foods.