Home Expo and Financial Seminar on March Calendar

Also, Urgent Care Now Donates EMS Jackets
Mar 14, 2018

The Barnegat Waretown Chamber of Commerce is kicking off spring with an expo that will attract residents from the entire area. The third annual Spring Fling Home and Family Expo will take place March 24 at the Barnegat Recreation Center.

Admission to the expo is free and open to the public, with crafts, garden displays, merchants, a gaming trailer, pictures with the Easter Bunny, kids’ activities, food, and indoor and outdoor displays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Several special attractions make the expo a good place to bring the whole family for a Saturday activity.

The rec center is located at 900 West Bay Ave. in Barnegat behind the police station.

To inquire about available space for vendors and exhibitors, find all the registration forms at barnegatchamber.com.

At the expo, businesses and organizations reach out to the residents of the area while the residents learn about a variety of products, services and activities.  

Ameriprise Financial Adviser and Attorney

To Present Seminar Workshop March 20

Two specific topics of importance to finances will be discussed at a seminar on Tuesday, March 20. “Prepare for the unexpected: how extended care costs can impact retirement plans” will be presented by Daniel Covell, financial adviser and vice president at RM Financial Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., based in West Creek. Also, “Protecting assets while qualifying for Medicaid” will be presented by Colleen Clark, Esq., from The Matus Law Group.

The workshop will take place from noon until 1:30 p.m. at The Matus Law Group office, 81 East Water St., Suite 2C, Toms River.

Space is limited. RSVP to Lisa Goble at 609-318-8000 by March 19.

More details are provided in the workshop description: “Join us to learn from Daniel Covell ... what extended care is, what the costs for extended care are – both financial and emotional – and what your options are.

“Colleen Clark, Esq.  will show you Medicaid eligibility requirements, pre-need asset planning and how to maximize exempt assets.

“Vincent Gargione, Account Liaison at Heartland Hospice, will also be present to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding hospice care.”

Lunch will be provided by Chef Geoff Johnson.

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Partners in a Healthy Community –

Urgent Care Now Donates EMS Jackets

Urgent Care Now has been providing quality care to the Southern Ocean County community since 2005, now with four locations; Manahawkin, Little Egg Harbor, Lanoka Harbor and Toms River. The Lanoka Harbor location makes the business column news with its recent donation of jackets to Lacey Township EMS Squad 23.

Urgent Care Now’s Community Engagement team visited the station and delivered custom squad jackets to each of the squad members.

“Urgent Care Now is proud to support Lacey Township EMS. We wanted to show our thanks and gratitude to Squad 23 for all that they do to help our community,” expressed Jim Jones, Urgent Care Now’s director of engagement.

Along with its sister company in Lanoka Harbor, Lacey EMS performs over 2,000 calls a year, the highest level in the state for towns that have 100 percent volunteer squads.

Jones, along with Urgent Care Now staff members William Recevuto and Megan Lange, stopped by Lacey EMS during a monthly meeting to talk with the squad and present the members with the jackets.

Lacey Township EMS Vice President Kimberly Barker welcomed the Urgent Care Now staff to their meeting, and Line Captain Ray Benedetti discussed the framework of the squad and day-to-day operations.

The Emergency Medical Service of Lacey Township has over 40 highly trained men and women who respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As the Urgent Care Now staff pointed out, “They are people who are part of our community, servicing our community.”

“This is especially symbolic to Urgent Care Now because that is who we are, as well,” Jones said. “Urgent Care Now staff is comprised of people who live in the community and service our neighbors and our friends. It is important for us to partner with groups like Squad 23 of Lacey EMS to build and maintain a healthy community.”

As their website states, the volunteers of Lacey Township EMS do not see what they do as a 9-to-5 timeframe, or a job, but rather as a calling.

“It’s something that people take for granted in any town,” Urgent Care Now’s Megan Lange noted. “We all need to thank our town emergency medical service volunteers for their hard work and dedication.”

The interaction indeed spurs a reminder to anyone who wants to donate needed funds or time to their volunteer EMS organizations in their town. The web pages list contact information and the pertinent details about training or other ways for those of a wide age range to get involved.

The four locations of Urgent Care Now are: 12 East Bay Ave., Suite 22B in Manahawkin; 1395 Route 539 in Little Egg Harbor; 539 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor; and 970 Hooper Ave. in Toms River.

For more information, including hours and directions to each of the urgent care centers, see the website at urgentcarenownj.com or call 609-978-0242.

— Maria Scandale


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