The "Love in Motion" youth group is collecting the following items to make thirty (30) boxes for local mutual aid. Items needed are: shelf stable rice, canned vegetables, canned chicken, baby wipes, hand wipes, bar soap and toothbrushes. The items can be picked up or dropped off before Friday, November 20th. If you have any items to be collected please contact Christina Aman or Kristen Fitzgerald by DM through their Facebook page or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As always, thank you so much for supporting us and our causes! 

The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program at Virtua is a cancer screening program for Burlington and Camden County residents who meet certain age and income requirements. To enroll in the program, you must be between the ages of 18 to 64, uninsured or underinsured, and not able to pay for the screenings you need. NJCEED provides breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer screenings for those who qualify. Clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap smears, pelvic exams, PSA blood tests (for prostate screening), and fecal occult blood testing (for colorectal screening) are among the services offered by the program. To determine eligibility for NJCEED, you must fill out an annual services form, consent form and a declaration of income and insurance status form. For additional questions, please call 856-247-7388.

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.

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 WorkshopsHealth & Wellness Events in Merchantville.

Merchantville Medical Wellness Center recently announced the addition of Houtaneh Houtan, NMD, who joins Dr. Jennifer Phillips in offering naturopathic medicine to area residents. Houtan studied biochemistry at Syracuse University as an pre-med undergraduate, where she discovered the need for holistic medicine alternatives then,g raduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2019 . Naturopathy focuses on the critical role that natural medicine can play in the realm of reversing disease. Her favorite medicines include clean nutrition, botanicals and homeopathy. The Wellness center is located at 5 W. Chestnut Avenue in Merchantville. For more information, call 856-488-7067 or

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.

Come dance *outside* with me, Jacqui Wiseman, beginning on Tuesdays at 6:00 at 22 North Centre Street, Merchantville. Bring extra water and a towel. Due to social distancing requirements, please reserve your spot in advance here. Class passes are $10 for one class, $40 for 5 classes, or $75 for 10 classes. Passes can be used on any date. If space permits, drop-ins are always welcome. Also check out other Workshops in MerchantvilleHealth & Wellness Events in Merchantville. I can't wait to dance with you outside!

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