County Organizations Provide Disaster Ready-Go Bags for Vulnerable Populations in Time for Winter Storms

Atlantic Highlands Herald Partners of the Monmouth ACTS initiative are working hard to ensure that some of the most vulnerable members of the population – seniors and people with disabilities – are prepared before winter storms hit. A joint partnership between the Monmouth County Aging Disability Resource Connection and the Monmouth County Senior Advisory Council, in partnership with the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), has produced and launched new disaster “Ready-Go” Bags, and are providing them to Monmouth County residents free of charge at several sign up events in coastal communities this early winter season. Read more here.
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‘Ready-Go’ Bags Offered To Seniors, Disabled In Monmouth County

Freehold Patch Senior citizens and people with disabilities are being provided with "ready-go" bags to help them be prepared when a disaster hits that forces people to leave their homes, thanks to a group of Monmouth County organizations. The bags, which are being provided at no charge, are 14 inches by 18 inches and made of blue canvas and are designed for people to think about what they need to take at a moment's notice and gather it into one easy-to-grab bag, a news release from Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services), which is a coalition of county organizations and…
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County Organizations Provide Disaster Ready-Go Bags for Vulnerable Populations in Time for Winter Storms

Colleen Smith, Caregiver Specialist; Sue Moleon, Director, Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services; Inhyoung Chae, Aging & Disability Resource Connection Coordinator; Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone; Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden; Sam Pandure, Senior Accountant; Pat Scinto-Krosinski, Director, Long Branch Senior Center; and Freeholder Susan M. Kiley at a recent Ready-Go Bags distribution event in Long Branch. FREEHOLD, NJ – Partners of the Monmouth ACTS initiative are working hard to ensure that some of the most vulnerable members of the population – seniors and people with disabilities – are prepared before winter storms hit. A joint partnership…
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Revamped advisory council will address county’s human services efforts

CentralJersey.com The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has replaced the Monmouth County Human Services Council with the Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council (MAAC). The freeholders took the action during a meeting on Nov. 26. In a resolution, the freeholders said that “in an effort to continue to improve and enhance the services provided to the community, (the county) commissioned a human services needs assessment to examine the needs of county residents, and the strengths, capabilities and interests of residents and community stakeholders.” Read more here.
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Monmouth ACTS helps connect residents with community garden

CentralJersey.com When administrators at the Freehold Community Garden on Lloyd Street in Freehold Borough noticed a decline in the number of applications for a garden bed, they took action. Gardener Jeanne Patterson tapped into her network with Neighborhood Connections To Health (NCTH), a coalition comprised of individuals who have a vested interest in improving the health and well-being of Freehold residents, to learn more, according to a press release from Monmouth County ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services). Read more here.
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Monmouth ACTS in Action: County Organizations Work Together to Help Spanish-Speaking Residents Flourish at Freehold Community Garden

Freehold resident Karen works with her daughter to tend the pole beans she grows at the Freehold Community Garden. Karen and her friend Sara grow vegetables in their shared garden plot to supplement their groceries. FREEHOLD, NJ – When administrators at the Freehold Community Garden noticed a decline in the number of applications for a garden bed, they took action. Gardener Jeanne Patterson tapped into her network with Neighborhood Connections To Health (NCTH), a coalition comprised of individuals who have a vested interest in improving the health and well-being of Freehold residents, to learn more. “Neighborhood Connections shared with me…
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County Organizations Work Together to Help Spanish-Speaking Residents Flourish at Freehold Community Garden

Freehold resident Karen works with her daughter to tend the pole beans she grows at the Freehold Community Garden. Karen and her friend Sara grow vegetables in their shared garden plot to supplement their groceries. When administrators at the Freehold Community Garden noticed a decline in the number of applications for a garden bed, they took action. Gardener Jeanne Patterson tapped into her network with Neighborhood Connections To Health (NCTH), a coalition comprised of individuals who have a vested interest in improving the health and well-being of Freehold residents, to learn more. “Neighborhood Connections shared with me that Freehold Borough…
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Monmouth County Kicks Off Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council to Support Human Services for Residents

Teri O’Connor, Monmouth County Administrator; Mary Pat Angelini, Chair, Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council (MAAC) and CEO, Preferred Behavioral Health Group; Ginger Mulligan, Co-Chair, MAAC Executive Committee; Freeholder Susan M. Kiley; and Jeffrey Schwartz, Director, Monmouth County Department of Human Services and Co-Chair, MAAC Executive Committee, celebrate the kickoff of the Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council, which will set goals and objectives for Monmouth ACTS. FREEHOLD, NJ – Representatives from Monmouth County announced the kick off of the Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council (MAAC) to better serve the needs of residents and to support Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services). This Advisory Council…
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Vaccination Clinics For Manasquan, Belmar Residents

Manasquan-Belmar Patch The Monmouth County Health Department is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center (VNACJ CHC) to provide immunizations to Manasquan and Belmar residents during the month of August at multiple health locations. "Every August, the Health Department gets inundated with phone calls from parents about scheduling vaccination appointments for their children before the school year begins," said Freeholder Susan M. Kiley, liaison to MCHD and the Department of Human Services. "The county is thrilled to know that parents are preparing accordingly and adding vaccinations to their back-to-school checklists. Through the county's partnership with…
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