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Living Well in the Community Orientation
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Living Well in the Community Orientation

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ACI is currently recruiting participants for the fall Living Well in the Community program.

Living Well in the Community is a 10-session program developed by the the Rural Institute at the University of Montana that focuses on setting and maintaining goals to improve your health and wellness. Topics include: goal setting, staying on course, healthy communication, eating well, and physical activity. Participants must be 18 years or over to participate and be their own guardian (preferred).

The sessions are hands on, using videos and fun activities. Certificates of Completion are awarded to all participants at the final session.

Interested? We will be having an orientation session on Friday, September 13th at 10:00 AM. If you have any questions and to RSVP, please fill out the form below or contact Luke Koppisch at 732-738-4388 or lkoppisch@adacil.org.

Registration is required.

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Free Flu Shots
Sep
13
12:00 PM12:00

Free Flu Shots

ACI has partnered with St. Peter's University Hospital's Community Mobile Health Services to offer free flu shots! Staff from St. Peter's will be on hand to give out information.

NOTE: Please bring your health insurance card.

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Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screenings
Feb
22
11:00 AM11:00

Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screenings

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ACI has teamed up with Saint Peter's University Hospital, Community Mobile Health Program to conduct free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings as part of our series of health and wellness workshops.

Fasting is not required for this screening.

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ACI Smoothie Party
Jul
27
1:30 PM13:30

ACI Smoothie Party

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SUGGESTED DONATION: $3.00

Making a smoothie is a great way to stay cool in the summer while eating your fruits and veggies. Join us on Friday, July 27th from 1:30 to 3:00 PM as we learn how to make smoothies, sample different flavor combinations, and create our own recipes!

NOTE: Registration is currently full. Please fill out the form below to be added to the waiting list.

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The Survival Guide to Healthy Relationships
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

The Survival Guide to Healthy Relationships

Presented by Michael Pearson, Jr., Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project

The Survival Guide to Healthy Relationships is a free workshop that focuses on the different types of relationships that people will experience in their lives.

This workshop will examine the common characteristics of relationships, as well as how our behavior and communication style differs in each scenario. It will also provide information on boundaries, personal space, and appropriate greetings in different types of social settings. Important tips about electronic communication and social media will be provided to promote safety in online relationships.

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JourneyDance
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

JourneyDance

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COST: $3

JourneyDance moves us through deep, personal exploration into a loving, intimate relationship with body, mind, and source energy. This sensual and exhilarating union of dance, visualization, and ritual calls us to get funky and divine!

We are carried through an intentional and seamless flow of simple movement sequences and free expression. We are led with exuberance and compassion to a place of authentic communication with our creative spirit, where we discover our hearts’ desires.

We embody our physical temple. We explore our inner realms. We connect with our inner shaman creator to burn the mind’s clogging clutter and make space for the abundance of joy that is available to us. As we create this powerful ritual together-in community-we liberate old cellular memories, cleanse the body and mind with sweat and breath, and elevate our vibration.

About Joy Okoye
Joy Lynn Okoye is an experimental movement artist, JourneyDance Facilitator, Integral Yoga Teacher, and Transformational Wellness Coach. She is the creator of Body+Mind+Soul Wellness Coaching programs and workshops which use JourneyDance, creative arts, dramatic arts, and coaching techniques to bring forth a powerful environment for self-healing work. Her current artistic project, Lumina (The Beauty Wound Project), is an interactive and partially improvisational dance performance project that was inspired by JourneyDance and celebrates the diverse beauty of women’s bodies in soulful expression (and the stories that go along with them).

Learn more here: joylynnokoye.com

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National Public Health Week: Walk & Roll
Apr
3
11:00 AM11:00

National Public Health Week: Walk & Roll

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ACI is proud to partner with the American Public Health Association (APHA) for National Public Health Week!

During the first week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

Join us while we promote National Public Health Week by carrying signs and walking & rolling for our health! We will be meeting at the ACI office located at 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ 08837.

Want to help make signs? Meet us at the ACI office on March 22nd from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Pizza included!

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Rockin' to the Beat! ACI Drum Circle!
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Rockin' to the Beat! ACI Drum Circle!

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ACI and drum facilitator, John Toth, will be playing drumming games and drumming to music! This is a great way to reduce stress, improve your overall attitude, and have some fun!

Bring your own drum or share ours!

No experience needed!

Registration deadline is March 19th.

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Health Care Career Pathways Info Session
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Health Care Career Pathways Info Session

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Presented by the NJ Health Care Talent Network

Learn about various occupations in health care and how to jump start your training today! Apprenticeship opportunities available to earn while you learn.

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Nutrition for People with Disabilities
Oct
19
10:30 AM10:30

Nutrition for People with Disabilities

"Empty calories"...what are they?

Nutrition labels...what does all that information mean anyway?

Eating healthy? I'm not a fan of cooking, so how can I make more nutritious food choices?

Having some basic tools and information to help you make healthy choices and knowing how to prevent illness is a key part of staying well. Join us for some helpful tips on nutrition, meal planning, grocery shopping, making healthy substitutions, portion sizes and more. Presented by Colleen Roche of the NJ Division of Disability Services.

This workshop is intended for people with disabilities who may be living on their own for the first time and/or those who may not feel comfortable in the kitchen or grocery store.

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Zika is in NJ!
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Zika is in NJ!

Presented by ACI in conjunction with #NOZika and NJID.

Join us for an informative workshop on how you can protect yourself and others from Zika!

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Auditory Screenings
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Auditory Screenings

Get your hearing checked with a free auditory screening conducted by St. Peter's University Hospital's Community Mobile Health Program.

Featuring a presentation by ClearCaptions, manufacturers of communication equipment for individuals with hearing loss. Free caption phones will be distributed to those with hearing impairments who have trouble using conventional phones.

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Vision Screenings
Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

Vision Screenings

Have you gotten your eyes checked lately?

On Thursday, April 13th, the Alliance Center for Independence will host free vision screenings conducted by the Student Sight Savers program from the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers.

Light refreshments will be provided.

ABOUT NJMS STUDENT SIGHT SAVERS

  • What we do: We provide retinal screenings for visually threatening diseases in the community at local health fairs, conventions, etc.
  • What we can detect: We are able to detect early signs of pathology including, but not limited to: glaucoma, cataracts, retinal changed associated with diabetes. We also take measurements of visual acuity, intraocular pressure, and refraction to assess general visual parameters.

General guidelines on how to maintain optimal visual health:

  1. WEAR SUNGLASSES: According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, sunglasses should be worn at all times when outdoors especially during the summer, at the beach, when playing winter sports at high altitudes, and any medications that can cause light sensitivity.
  2. NUTRITION: high levels of cholesterol and blood pressure can result in damage to blood vessels in the eye resulting in the development of possible conditions such as glaucoma, macular edema that can compromise vision.
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Exercise & Nutrition Series
Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

Exercise & Nutrition Series

A healthy lifestyle starts NOW! Come join us to hear the tips and tricks you need to customize your exercise and nutrition.

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Health & Fitness Workshop
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Health & Fitness Workshop

Disability Health & Wellness Program Assistant, Gianna Marchesi, will be coming to ACI for a presentation on health and fitness for people with disabilities.

Topics will include:

  • Fitness tips
  • Healthy living as a whole
  • Review healthy foods (organic vs. non-organic)
  • Examples of exercises based on level of ability (with audience participation)
  • Free healthy snacks and guides for all participants!
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Sun Damage Screening
Jun
7
11:00 AM11:00

Sun Damage Screening

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Are you protected from the sun? ACI has partnered with St. Peter's University Hospital's Community Mobile Health Services to offer free sun damage screenings! Staff from St. Peter's will be on hand to give out information and advise on how to protect your skin during the summer months.

The DermaScan is an instrument that magnifies the image of your face using a black light. The black light will highlight the harmful effects of overexposure (sun damage) from the sun’s UV rays. The registered nurse will alert you to the areas of the face that are oily, dry or sun damaged. We will discuss and provide literature on the sun’s damaging rays and the importance of wearing sun screen. This is not a skin cancer screening.

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Men's Health Workshop
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Men's Health Workshop

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ACI's Men's Peer Support Group will be sponsoring a presentation on Men's Health, presented by MaryAnn Kokidis and Stephanie Rodriquez, Health Educators at Amerigroup Health Insurance. The workshop will cover: the importance of nutrition and physical activity as well as other behaviors that can improve health and reduce the risk of chronic disease and different forms of cancer (smoking cessation, colorectal screening, prostate screening, and annual well visits).

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Coloring for Adults
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Coloring for Adults

COST: $3.00

The newest growing trend among adults! Coloring books are said to help de-stress and unwind and are slowly taking off outside of Europe, and making its way here! Stores cannot keep these coloring books on their shelves!

Experts claim that coloring can lower anxiety, stabilize mood, increase attention span and serve as a sleep aid…so come unwind and color with us!

Register by filling out the form below.


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Stress Relief & Positive Thinking Workshop
May
1
11:30 AM11:30

Stress Relief & Positive Thinking Workshop

Come out and learn about some ways to help handle and reduce stress! There will be a presentation given by Domanique Davison, a student a Rutgers University majoring in  Exercise Science/Applied Kinesiology. Topics will include: stress management and positive thinking.

Please RSVP by filling out the form below.


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Roads to Recovery with Laughter Yoga
Apr
22
10:30 AM10:30

Roads to Recovery with Laughter Yoga

Beverly Burns, M.Ed., Director of Prevention Education at Advancing Opportunities will be presenting Roads to Recovery, a seminar on substance abuse and prevention. She will also be teaching a relaxation technique called Laughter Yoga, a Body-Mind Therapy developed by a physician in Mumbai, India. Come learn and laugh with us on April 22nd from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the ACI office.

Register by filling out the form below.


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