New Jersey is one of only three states that are on track to contain Covid-19. Gov. Phil Murphy has been adamant about the importance of wearing masks during the pandemic, mandating on Wednesday, July 15th, that they be worn outdoors nearly at all times. New Jersey flattened the curve with masks. Other states didn’t. The premise behind wearing masks is that they contain small respiratory droplets, making it less likely you could spread the virus to others. The governor's executive order on masks excludes children younger than 2 years old, those partaking in some sports activities, people who are eating and drinking, as well as those with underlying health conditions. Wear a mask. Social distance. Get tested.
To help senior citizens who are living in homes without air conditioning or other means of cooling this summer, Camden County is distributing free fans to seniors. The Division of Senior and Disabled Services will be hosting a contactless drive-thru distribution on Wednesday, July 15th, beginning at 11 a.m. Qualifying seniors can receive their fan while maintaining a physical distance. Camden County residents ages 60 and older with an income of $25,000 or less are eligible. Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Division of Senior Services reports, “We have already distributed dozens of fans this summer and are prepared to get even more in the hands of seniors who need them.
The princess has spoken at The Juice Bar! Good health is the mind, body and soul living in harmony as one and it fills our hearts with joy to see children enjoy a healthy drink. In our continuing effort to provide you with the most nutritious and delicious juices, we are transitioning to bottled cold pressed juice only. Cold pressed juice protects & preserves the nutrients of the fruits & vegetables which means you get 100% of the vitamins, minerals, & nutrients in each juice! Cold pressed juices also have a longer shelf life so you can save your juice for up to 5 days (refrigerated) without worrying about losing any of its flavor or nutrients! Juices will be available to grab and go in our front refrigerator! Business hours - Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call 856-324-0436 to order ahead for safe pick-up.
Join us at Aradia's Treasure Metaphysical Shop for a sacred circle gathering to celebrate Lammas / Lughnasadh, The Harvest of First Fruits. With grateful hearts we will gather in the courtyard to celebrate our many blessings. This is a day to celebrate the beginnings of the harvest, when the grain and corn is gathered. It's also a time, in some traditions, of honoring Lugh, the Celtic craftsman god. Here are some ideas for dressing up your altar for your Lammas (Lughnasadh) celebration. Sign up on our website under the event/classes tab. Space is limited. Cost $5.00. This event includes: Circle Gathering, Celebration of the Celtic Deity Lugh, Meditation of Gratitude, refreshments and merriment. Remember to check out other Workshops, Health & Wellness Events in Merchantville.
The Borough will host another American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue, on Tuesday, July 14th from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Appointments are preferred. To make an appointment online sign up at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: "Merchantville Community". Save time on the day of the donation and visit www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to check donor eligibility guidelines, donation tips and tips to boost your iron. Area hospital patients are counting on you so, don’t forget to hydrate and bring your ID.
There's an Emergency Meal Plan Program in place for Camden County residents over 60 years old temporarily during this pandemic. Individuals who are already receiving home-delivered meal services will AUTOMATICALLY get a week's worth of meals delivered once a week, a mix of frozen and fresh meals, dropped off on their porch or, if they live in an apartment complex, it will be delivered to the lobby. The driver will then call the person and let them know the meal is there. They will be doing this every week for the next 3 weeks. For those who are not already receiving home-delivered meal services, they can call 856-374-6325 and arrange to have emergency meals delivered. They do not have to be in the home delivered meals program to receive this temporary service during the pandemic. Please call above number to apply directly and arrange to have emergency meals delivered.