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Cooking Demonstration Provided by Wegmans

ACI wishes to thank Wegmans and Chef Jeff for his terrific cooking demonstration this past Friday. Participants learned how to make a delicious summer salad with fresh Jersey-grown ingredients. Everyone received a Wegmans bag filled with everything needed to make simple salad at home. Thank you to Wegmans for their support to our independent living program and we hope to have Jeff back soon!

Posted on August 3, 2018 and filed under Workshop, Health.

Beating the Summer Heat at ACI's Smoothie Party

At ACI's Smoothie Party, participants learned how to make smoothies from healthy, fresh ingredients! Everyone worked together to create and sample smoothies in flavors such as strawberry banana, pineapple mango, and "very berry". Some groups even created their own recipes! It was a great way to cool down on a hot summer afternoon.

Posted on July 27, 2018 and filed under Health.

Practicing Mindfulness During the Month of May

During the month of May, ACI friends, volunteers, and staff gathered together on Fridays to practice relaxation and mindfulness techniques. These included guided meditation, origami, coloring, and more! It was a relaxing way to end each week on a positive note!

Posted on May 25, 2018 and filed under Health.

Auditory Screenings and Caption Display Phones

Thank you to St. Peter's University Hospital's Community Mobile Health Services for conducting auditory screenings at our office on April 25th. 15 people got their hearing checked by Betsy and Jenn, Community Mobile Health Services staff. We would also like to thank Terry Hurley of ClearCaptions for providing information on the company's caption display phones for people experiencing hearing loss.

Posted on April 25, 2017 and filed under Health.

Rutgers Master Gardeners Showcase the Health Benefits of Gardening

On the evening of Friday, April 21st, Rutgers Master Gardeners Jerri Barclay and Anne Ryder presented a wonderful program about the health benefits of various vegetables, fruit, and herbs. They explained the benefits of each plant and answered questions about how to care for them. Anne and Jerrie gave tips about how to use parts of certain plants to continue to grow more! The session ended with a great hands-on activity of potting and decorating a lavender plant. Thank you Jerri and Anne for showing us how to be a bit healthier!

Posted on April 25, 2017 and filed under Health.