The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community
Union County residents can learn about the local impacts of the national opioid crisis first-hand from representatives of the Union County Prosecutor, Sheriff, Police Division and other professionals by attending a free public meeting hosted by the Public Safety Committee of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders titled, The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the McManus School auditorium, at 300 Edgewood Road in Linden. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required.
“Opioid abuse impacts the entire community, and that is why we are providing the public with an open discussion about the scope and nature of opioid abuse in Union County, and an assessment of the tools that are available to fight it,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “I encourage all concerned citizens to come and learn how public resources are deployed to fight this epidemic.”
“Although the most recent numbers are encouraging, now is the time to bear down and get to the root of the crisis,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak, who is the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. “We are looking forward to hearing from professionals on the front lines of the battle against opioid abuse, and sharing this information with the public.”
The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community will include:
- Overview of facts and trends about the opioid epidemic in Union County
- Details about the County Prosecutor’s Operation Helping Hands program and CLEAR, a collaborative program including the Union County Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Union County Sheriff, the nonprofit organization Prevention Links, and the Union County Department of Human Services
- Prevention Links presentation on prevention, treatment and recovery featuring personal stories and Recovery Coaches
- Information on Naloxone lifesaving assistance presented by First Responders
- Office of the Union County Sheriff K-9 demonstration and discussion about the impact of fentanyl on drug detection
- Discussion of statewide efforts to combat the opioid epidemic by representatives from the New Jersey Department of Health and Department of Human Services
A question and answer period will follow the presentations.
For more information contact Karen Dinsmore, Assistant Director, Union County Department of Human Services, [email protected]
Yoga on the Green with Gina Pachkowski
Come support the Westfield High School Girls Ice Hockey Team!
Please join us for our third annual Yoga on the Green at Shackamaxon Country Club! All levels welcome to this course side class with Gina Caruso Pachkowski! Overlook the rolling greens under the big blue sky! Visit the Westfield High School Girls Ice Hockey team website to purchase tickets, event-related tank tops, money-saving packages, and an optional poolside dinner following Yoga. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $30, but we are encouraging everyone to buy their tickets in advance. We expect to sell out! All ages welcome. Dinner registration will be unavailable after 9 pm on May 20th. Online yoga registration will be unavailable after 9 pm on June 4th. In person registration for yoga only will still be available at the event on Wednesday. (100 Tillinghast Turn, Scotch Plains) Bring a mat!
*Rain date June 6th
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FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND ALUMNI, IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN TO BE A PART OF OUR
ANNUAL HOCKEY GOLF OUTING. THIS YEAR WE WILL CHANGING LOCATIONS WHICH WILL
ALLOW US TO PLAY ON A SUNDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. THE MEADOWS GOLF CLUB IN
LINCOLN PARK, NJ HAS MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A WEEKEND AFTERNOON SHOTGUN
START AND IS THRILLED TO HAVE US THERE. THIS ANNUAL EVENT IS THE LARGEST EFFORT
FOR BOTH THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAMS TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR PROGRAMS
TO OFFSET THE LARGE COSTS OF EACH TEAM FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON. WE ALSO HAVE
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO
CONTACT ROB MARTINEZ WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE @ 973-655-3336. THANK YOU
AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE.
Come support the Cranford High School Hockey team on January 12th when the Devils take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 pm.
A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to support the hockey program. After the game join us as we will be going down on the ice to take a photo around the Devils logo.
With any questions please contact Sam Burgasser at 973-757-6401 or [email protected]
SENIOR NIGHT CELEBRATION TONIGHT! Monday, February 3 @6:35pm at Warinaco Ice Skating Rink your Varsity team will take on Watchung Hills. Come join us to celebrate our seniors.