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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.