I recently celebrated another birthday. A really big one, I might add, but, unlike many past birthdays, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Not because of the surprise party my family set me up for or even because of the nice gifts I received from everyone who came. No, I had a great birthday this year because for the first time, in a very long time, I prepared myself for the arrival of the day I would officially be deemed ‘old’.
A balanced diet is the key to health and vitality. But what makes up a “balanced” diet? The body’s needs change as it ages, and the nutritional needs of seniors’ bodies are different than when they were younger.
NEWARK — July 2010 has gone into the history books as one of the hottest Julys on record, with 21 days of temperatures exceeding 90 degrees. This compares to one day above 90 last year. In addition, June 2010 had 13 days above 90 degrees versus zero days last year.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS — While the economy is receding, the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is expanding its opportunities for the musically inclined this 2010-2011 season.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four County parks.
I received the following in an e-mail: “Hi Diane, My husband Robert LaRouche grew up in Elizabethport until his mother died when he was 9. He was then passed around by the New Jersey social service system and ended up living with a family in Kenilworth –his ‘brother’ was Hans Friedrichsen.
Dear EarthTalk: I know that local food has health and environmental benefits, but my local grocer only carries a few items. Is there a push for bigger supermarkets to carry locally produced food? — Maria Fine, Somerville, MA
CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, Aug. 4, with a performance by Doctor K’s Motown Review. This free concert of Motown favorites, begins at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Park in of Clark.
Did you know that childhood obesity is the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking? Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood.
RAHWAY – In conjunction with Rahway’s Aug. 5 National Night Out event at The Union County Arts Center at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway PBA Local 31 is sponsoring a blood drive from 6 to 9 p.m.