Aug
04

Chester Library Zoom Lunch n Learn

September 14th at 12 noon

Author // Martha Toledo
Posted in // News

ANDREA CAPITA, ESQ. PRESENTS:
LEARNING THE IMPORTANCE OF
ESTATE PLANNING FROM COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of
American into a state of heightened awareness
regarding their health and safety. We have all learned
that pandemics do not discriminate against age and we
all need to assess our legal, financial, and most
importantly, medical affairs.
Now more than ever, Americans need to consider
adding the protections that a Healthcare Directive, Living
Will, Financial Power of Attorney and Last Will and
Testament provide you and your loved ones.

This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all. The session will be held live over ZOOM. Please register with the Chester Library to receive a link to attend. 

Aug
04

Washington Twp. Library Zoom Lunch n Learn

AUGUST 24TH AT 12 NOON

ANDREA CAPITA, ESQ. PRESENTS:
LEARNING THE IMPORTANCE OF
ESTATE PLANNING FROM COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of
American into a state of heightened awareness
regarding their health and safety. We have all learned
that pandemics do not discriminate against age and we
all need to assess our legal, financial, and most
importantly, medical affairs.
Now more than ever, Americans need to consider
adding the protections that a Healthcare Directive, Living
Will, Financial Power of Attorney and Last Will and
Testament provide you and your loved ones.

This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all. The session will be held live over ZOOM. Please register with the Washington Twp. Library to receive a link to attend. PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email william.haggis@wtpl.org so it can be resent.

Jul
18

Chester Library Zoom Lunch n Learn – August

Please stay tuned for more information regarding our Chester Library Zoom Lunch n Learn coming in August.

Jul
03

Washington Twp. Library Zoom Lunch n Learn – July

Lunch ‘n’ Learn: “Fighting Food Waste – Helping the Environment & Your Food Budget”Monday, July 27 at Noon Surprisingly, food waste contributes 10% of greenhouse gases. Food in our kitchens that is wasted often ends up in plastic garbage bags decomposing in landfills releasing methane gas. Methane is a much more potent contributor to global climate change than carbon dioxide. Importantly, food waste costs us money too. Join Cathy Segal to learn how to save money in your food budget with 5 simple strategies that reduce what we are throwing away in the trash. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all. The session will be held live over Zoom. Please register so we can send you a link to attend. Click here to sign up: http://wtpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=18047.

Jun
24

Stay tuned for our next Zoom Lunch n Learn – July

I am very happy to report that our first virtual Lunch n Learn was a great success. A great big thank you to Will from Washington Township Library for hosting and to Cathy Segal for another great presentation.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding our July Virtual Lunch n Learn

Jun
03

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Ginny a wife, mom, grandmother, retired teacher from Long Valley Middle School and an active member of the Senior Resource Center in Chester wanted to do something to help first responders who were irritated by the elastic of face masks around their ears.  She saw a design for an extender which allows the elastic bands to attach, not to the ears,  but with a buttoned strip behind the head.  She began making them for family and friends, and when they were a hit, soon was making many more for workers at several hospitals in New Jersey and North Carolina.

Ginny said that this project has helped get her through this trying time, and it has surely helped others feel more comfortable and less stressed during their long hours of service.  She added that without the help of neighbors donating buttons and helping to sew them on the extenders she wouldn’t have been so successful in this joint effort.  We thank her for her acts of kindness.

Although Ginny does not have any more buttons to distribute completed extenders, she does have plenty crocheted strips.  If you or anyone you know would like the strips (buttons not included), please contact the Senior Resource Center in Chester at (908) 879-2202

In addition, please contact the Senior Resource Center if anyone would like to donate buttons, Ginny is in need of ¾ to 1 inch flat buttons.  

Apr
21

SRC staying together in a time of social distancing.

Hi All, as we are all dealing with the effects of the coronavirus, social distancing has become our “norm,” but here at the SRC distancing just feels unnatural.  The SRC has always rallied around each other during difficult times and these times are no different.  Let’s come together! 
We want to bring our SRC community together on social media and say THANK YOU to all those considered frontline workers: nurses, doctors, hospital staff, first responders, pharmacy staff, police officers, fire fighters, EMT’s, delivery drivers, restaurant workers, truck drivers, grocery employees.
If you would like to be involved, here’s how:

  • Take a picture or video of you and/or your family holding up a colorful and creative sign or saying a few words saying thank you to our healthcare and front line workers. 
  • Submit your photo/video to marthatoledo@srcnj.org 
  • All photos/videos will be shared on our Facebook & Website.

Please help us say THANK YOU to all those who are helping us get through this!

Below is the very first photo submitted by Gay Carole and Arlene & Dave Klavens. Thank you all!

Mar
30

PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in Covid-19 Pandemic presented by Dr. Jeffrey Van Wingen.

PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in Covid-19 Pandemic presented by Dr. Jeffrey Van Wingen from Michigan. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDuwc9KBps&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0f5PdSBToxlN2RrYQUFbwyLoWt63SBd0mK8ua3i2T8ovf8-4X28Yb4eVI

Mar
23

Important contact for Senior Assistance during the Coronavirus

Any request for senior assistance please contact the following….

Chester Township –  908-879-5100 ext: 390

Chester Borough –    908-879-3660 ext: 2128  or email at jacki7680@aol.com  or 973-876-3181

 

Washington Township

Local stores have begun to specify times for elderly and high risk individuals to shop safely.  Please visit township website for updates.

Target         Wednesday           8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     908-452-9251

Walmart     Tuesday                6:00 AM – 7:00 AM      908-979-9651

ShopRite – Chester   Daily      7:00 AM – 8:00 AM      908-879-5836

Mar
19

Need help picking up groceries???

Need help picking up groceries or your medication? Call 879-3660 ex. 2128 and leave a message with your need. Local assistance is available from volunteers. See attached message from Mayor Hoven with more information.
Municipality of the Borough of Chester
March 13 at 4:20 PM ·
To the Chester Senior Community,
Many of you have generously offered to assist our senior friends and neighbors in Chester by delivering groceries and medications to them. To facilitate this process, the Borough is working with the Chester/Mendham Food Pantry as the Food Pantry has a list of volunteers who will make these deliveries. If you are a senior or if you know a senior who will need assistance, please call 908-879-3660 ext. 2128 and leave a message with your need. This line is being monitored and the information will be shared with the Food Pantry. The Senior Bus has been temporarily suspended as it is best for the seniors to practice “social distancing.” If you are a senior and feel that you have an emergency situation, please call 911.  The Food Pantry is also working with CASH and offering the same service to our senior friends residing there. If you would like to volunteer to assist, please PM the Chester/Mendham Food Pantry.
Thank you all for being such a caring community.
Mayor Hoven

Volunteers Wanted

The Senior Resource Center (SRC) is always searching for community members interested in assisting with the daily operations of our great program.  Contact us here.


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