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 Merchantville Medical Wellness Center encourages you to get a "jumpstart on a healthy 2020". Dr. Jennifer Phillips ND, heads the team as a Naturopathic physician in guiding clients to a natural approach to medicine. Her personalized approach to health care offers an alternative to disease management and covers specialties including food allergies, women’s health, digestive & GI issues and chronic pain. Dr Jen is especially fond of beginning wholistic care for children as this is where a life time of good health starts. Dr. Phillips has the support of other physicians in the community if necessary for the purpose of physical examination, lab testing, and referrals.


Sweet Soul Synergy TV brings you inspirational, motivational, and transformational videos on you tube and Facebook. In this quick little episode, Jeannie Francis, owner of Spirit to Soul Connection in Merchantville explains what reflexology is, and shows us her skills using this type of therapy that involves the massaging of the feet to treat and heal an individual's entire body. Jeannie is an Herbalist, Reflexologist and Reiki and focus on the health of the body, through detoxification and her business is a center for healing, enlightenment and fun..

St. Peter Parish is hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair this Sunday, October 13th after the 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses in Pastor's Hall to meet and talk with vendors who offer services that promote healthy living and disease prevention. There will also be representatives from facilities and organizations that help people maintain their optimal well-being and prepare for life events. Flu shots will be available courtesy of Merchantville CVS. Make sure you check out the amazing Bake Sale while you’re there!

Join in the fun while getting in shape at Zumba® classes, hosted by Jacqui Wiseman from Zumba Fitness. Classes start January 7th at 6:00 p.m. and class passes are $10 for 1, $40 for 5 or $75 for 10 and will be held on Tuesday evenings at Ryan's Retail, 22 North Centre Street, Merchantville. Jacqui loves helping people get and stay fit teaching Zumba® - founded in 1998 by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Pérez, an aerobics instructor. It's choreographed using all or some of the sixteen core steps from four basic rhythms: salsa, reggaeton, merengue and cumbia. Class passes can be purchased online.

Meet Sarah Licata, a Merchantville resident who's passionate about creating seasonal recipes for the everyday cook inspired by New Jersey farm-fresh produce and blogging about them at Her affection for food was learned watching her family cook, reading countless cookbooks and through plenty of trial-and-error. She's lived in New Jersey her whole life where she's discovered the difference that using local, seasonal, farm-fresh foods can make in a healthier body and mind. Oatmeal is one of the healthiest choices you can make in the morning, and this cranberry orange baked oatmeal is filled with warm spices to start your day right! Follow Sarah on twitter to learn how to shift your focus back to market-driven home cooking..

A "Twerk Til You Drop Dance Fitness" event will be held on Wednesday, September 18th at 22 North Centre Street in Merchantville from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Come twerk, shake, bounce and burn some calories by dancing to the latest trap music with instructor Keon Murray. Throw on your favorite workout outfit, grab a bottle of water and a towel, and join us to experience the most fun you can have while working out. Spaces limited, passes based on availability.Attendees must be 18 or older. Tickets: $15 before September 18th and $20 at the door. Register here.


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