Wellness

County Update 10/9-15

The Camden County Department of Health announced 694 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 5 deaths between Saturday, October 11th and Friday, October 15th. One hundred ninety-eight (198) new cases were among patients under 18 years old and the average age of the newly infected is 34 years of age. New cases this week include nine (9) in the Borough of Merchantville. Use the NJ Vaccine Appointment Finder to make an appointment for a COVID-19…
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FDA Shrimp Recall

More than two dozen shrimp products sold nationwide by retailers including Target and Whole Foods were recalled by the FDA on Friday in a salmonella outbreak that has stricken nine people in four states, hospitalizing three, federal authorities say. The recalled shrimp was sold coast-to-coast under multiple labels, such as…
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NJ Vaccination App

Need easy digital access to your vaccine record on your phone? The NJ Department of Health Apps provide consumers access to their personal or family COVID-19 Vaccination Record. The free New Jersey consumer access Docket app is now available in the App store or on Google Play in English or Spanish depending on Smartphone settings. The Docket App is now available in the App store or on Google Play in English or Spanish depending on…
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County Eyes Covid Uptick

The Camden County Department of Health announced 421 new positive cases of COVID-19, between Saturday, July 31st, and Friday, August 6th, including 4 in Merchantville, 41 in Cherry Hill, 17 in Pennsauken and 23 in Camden. “One week ago, we saw 50 new cases in a single day, the highest number we’d seen in months. Just seven days later and that figure has doubled to nearly 100 new cases today,” said County Commissioner Director Louis…
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7/30/21 COVID Update

On July 30, 2021, the Camden County Department of Health is announced 44 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 50,293 and 1,237 total fatalities. During the past week the county has averaged between 40-60 new cases a day. “New data from the CDC has shed light on just easily the Delta variant can be spread. Unfortunately, the fact is that this pandemic is not…
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Seniors, Disabled Survey

The Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services is conducting an assessment to identify the needs of seniors, persons living with disabilities, and caregivers. This survey is intended to enable Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services to understand met needs and unmet needs of the residents of Camden County. Camden County funds or provides the following programs such as: adult day care, mental health counseling, shut-in shopping, emergency food, installation of disabled assistive equipment and mortgage counseling and would like to know the services you are using and need. Please complete the online survey: https://sparkcreative.wufoo.com/forms/q1bdwjev0ejkfs1/. If you don't have access to a computer or tablet, access to one, as well as assistance in completing this survey, will be provided. A directory of services can be found at this link.

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Zumba Fitness Class

 

Give a big welcome to VisionFiTT who will be hosting our newest program at Ryan's Retail, 22 N. Centre Street, Merchantville. Come out and give it a try! Get fit - Stay fit - Dance fit. This group is intended to inspire every single member including me to do just that. The focus is on education and fitness, healthy living, healthy eating, community resources for healthy....and YOU! This Zumba Fitness event will take place on Sunday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. Your health is a journey. Find the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/visionfittness. $5.00 donation welcomed.

 
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Prenatal Yoga Workshop

Kate Holden from Soulflower Yoga has two amazing prenatal workshops coming up. Next week on Saturday, April 10th join her at @dharmayogawellnessstudio from1:00-2:00 p.m. for a beginners prenatal workshop to learn breathing exercises and yoga poses to help you connect with your body and your baby in a safe environment. This class is open to all levels, even those who haven’t done yoga before, and is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. On Saturday, May 10th, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. we will be diving into essential oils and a holistic approach to all things pregnancy and labor. We will share how to enhance your journey through pregnancy through essential oils and which oils to avoid to keep both you and baby safe. Enjoy creating your own rollerball blend to use through pregnancy and beyond! Pre-registration is required through links on our new website www.fullmoonwellnessandbirth.com.

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Fire Safety Tips

As the nicer weather is approaching please remember the safety practices when you are using outdoor fire places. Open, burning recreational fire and portable outdoor fireplaces can pose some safety hazards. Homeowners enjoy fire pits and outdoor fireplaces for warmth, recreation and cooking. Increase your enjoyment of outdoor fires by knowing you’re doing all you can to burn cleanly, safely, and responsibly for your family, neighbors and community. Here are ways you can enjoy them responsibly. Merchantville does not require homeowners to obtain a permit for fire pits however, a permit is required for commercial properties. Here are some tips from the Merchantville Fire Department and the EPA. If anyone has any questions regarding safe practices do not hesitate to contact us at (856) 662-0900.

Published in Boro, Wellness

Pilates & Pours Outdoors

Join Erin Chambers from Real Girl Method for a socially-distanced all-levels Pilates Mat class outdoors at Eclipse Brewing, 25 East Park Avenue, Merchantville, on Saturday, April 24th from 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Ticket price includes a one hour class and your first pour or flight. Attendees must be 21 or older to participate. No refunds. Please bring your own fitness mat, water bottle and you will be required to wear a face mask at all times unless you are on your mat, or at your table. Erin Chambers is a certified Pilates and Barre instructor in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area blending a style of the latest exercise science, meditation, movement, Lotte Berk Method, ballet, dance, pilates, yoga and strength training. Register here.

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Blood Drive 3/11/21

The Borough of Merchantville's Community Center will host another American Red Cross Blood Drive at 212 Somerset Avenue, on Thursday, March 11th from 2:00-7:00 p.m. March is Red Cross Month, a time to celebrate their mission of turning compassion into action. Appointments are preferred. To make an appointment please 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. Area hospital patients are counting on you! Don’t forget to hydrate and please remember to bring your ID. 

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