Peaceful Parenting Workshop Series

The Community Well offers a series of four Peaceful Parenting workshops this fall, intended for parents of children who are toddlers through age 12. The series will be led by Kelly Burkett, LPC, therapist and parent coach. According to Kelly, “Peaceful parenting is a mindful, respectful and loving approach to parenting that is rooted in connection, empathy and unconditional positive …

Mercer County Community Health Assessment

By Carol Nicholas, Administrative Director, Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership Residents of Mercer County are invited to help shape the way health and wellness services are provided in the region, thanks to a new survey by the Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership (GMPHP). The survey is available online at www.HealthyMercer.org. It will also be available at most of the Mercer …

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Is it Time for Your Pre-Retiree Checklist?

Provided by Michael Leahy, Financial Advisor Like everyone, you want to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle when you retire. But a successful retirement doesn’t just happen – it requires a lot of planning. And that’s why it’s a good idea to draw up a “pre-retiree checklist.” Such a checklist might look like this: __Twenty years before retirement: Try to estimate a …

Do You Know These Important Risk Factors For Heart Disease?

By Karen Buda, Coordinator, The Community Well Men and women share most of the same risk factors for heart disease. Almost all of them are considered controllable. Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can Control Smoking – If you smoke, work to quit. Better yet, don’t start. And for women, if you smoke and take birth control pills, your risk is …

Heart Disease and Women – Know The Warning Signs

By Karen Buda, Coordinator, The Community Well The American Heart Association reports that heart disease claims the lives of close to half a million women in the US each year. In fact, it’s the Number 1 cause of death for American women. That’s why it’s critical that women attend to their heart health and know the most common warning signs …

A Community Well Partner: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater NJ

By Robyn Kohn, MA, Manager, Programs Alzheimer’s Association of Greater NJ The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. …

Can You Save for College AND Retirement?

By Mike Leahy Few of us have unlimited financial resources – which means that almost all of us need to prioritize our financial goals. Consequently, you’ll have some decisions to make if you’d like to help pay for your children’s college educations someday while, at the same time, saving for your own retirement. Your first step in addressing these objectives …

“Life’s Simple 7” for a Heart-Healthy Life

by Karen Buda, Coordinator, The Community Well Happy American Heart Month! Heart disease is still the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every February the American Heart Association (AHA) highlights the risks and warning signs of heart disease, and publicizes healthy lifestyle choices you can make to reduce your risk of heart disease. …

The Power of Purpose

By Julie Demaree – Student at Princeton Theological Seminary – Intern at Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville – Licensed Power of Purpose Mentor “Where there is a will, there is a why” ~ K. Bradford Brown I have taught The Power of Purpose several times and am always delighted by how each time is so different. The uniqueness of the people …

New Year’s resolutions for financial wellness

Improve your investment habits and your long-term financial picture We’ve reached the end of another year – which means it’s just about time for some New Year’s resolutions. Would you like to study a new language, take up a musical instrument or visit the gym more often? All these are worthy goals, of course, but why not also add some …