Wellness

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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Vaccination Where? When?

Currently in New Jersey, vaccines are available to paid and unpaid healthcare workers, residents and staff of long-term and congregate care facilities, first responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals, individuals over 65, and individuals 16-64 with certain medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, as defined by the CDC. If you are eligible to receive a vaccine, there are multiple ways to get vaccinated: pre-register and make an…
Published in COVID-19, Wellness

Blood Drive Monday

The Borough of Merchantville will host another American Red Cross Blood Drive at Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue, Merchantville, NJ on Monday, February 1st from 2:00-7:00 p.m. 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. Stay tuned for weather updates!

Published in Notices, Wellness

Vaccination Professionals Needed

As our community prepares for an unprecedented effort to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to hundreds of thousands of residents in 2021, the Camden County Department of Health is providing vaccination information and seeking registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and medical professionals to support this once-in-a-century undertaking. All candidates for this…
Published in Camden County, Wellness

Blood Drive 11/30/20

The American Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue, on Monday, November 30th from 2:00-7:00 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.

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Boxes of LOVE

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! 

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Free NJCEED Cancer Screenings

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.

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Juice Away That Extra 15

Have you gained that "Quarantine 15"? A juice cleanse is a great opportunity to take a break from unhealthy eating habits. A juice cleanse can help to refocus your diet with a variety of fresh fruits & vegetables that aim to detox, energize, repair, & hydrate you from the inside out! A cleanse supports the body’s natural detox process, breaks the cycle of craving unhealthy foods, reduces your appetite, increases your energy, eliminates foods that cause problems for many people (dairy, wheat, gluten), helps balance the gut microbiome, and blasts your body with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Please call ahead to order a juice cleanse from The Juice Bar, 22 South Centre Street.

Published in Dine, Wellness

County Flu Shot Schedule

Seasonal Flu Shots will be offered to county residents by the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services who 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…
Published in Camden County, Wellness

Wellness Center Adds Practitioner

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 https://naturopathynj.com/

Published in Wellness, Boro

Experts Agree on Masks

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.

Published in Wellness, COVID-19
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