Winter is the most bittersweet of seasons. Sure, it’s full of wonderful holidays that bring people together — from the holiday season of Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah to celebrations such as New Year’s and Valentine’s Day — but it’s also full of terribly cold weather and equally terrible head colds. To help you make it through the winter season as unscathed as possible, we’ve rounded up our best winter health & safety guides.

From tips on how to survive cold & flu season to a millennial’s guide to health insurance, these features are filled with thoughtful insight that will hopefully make your winter less of a chore. For those interested in learning about how best to prepare for the snow, we’ve filled our NJ Preparedness story with plenty of crisis management and snowstorm prep information. There’s even something for the kids; don’t forget to check out our cold weather survival guide, which offers a list of great indoor places families can go to escape the weather.

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Winter Health & Safety Features

Sick child boy lying in bed with a fever, restingParents’ Guide to Surviving Cold & Flu Season

Winter with kids is amazing when you’re all snuggled up together and drinking hot chocolate, or when you’re building a snowman, Elsa-style, during the season’s first snowstorm. Winter is miserable, however, when your kids get sick, and then every member of your family proceeds to get sick as well…

Truck with snowplow clearing road during snowstormNJ Preparedness: The Best Winter Weather Tips

Now that the colder temperatures have arrived, snow and ice are right around the corner. While the kids may be psyched to have a day off from school, for the adults in the home, winter weather means a messy commute to work, the stress of preparing for storms and the dreaded act of snow shoveling…

Two young people with smart phonesMillennial’s Guide to Health Insurance

When it comes to being a millennial, parents just don’t understand. Here we are, living in the moment, while the adults in our lives constantly remind us to look ahead to the future. It seems like not a day goes by we aren’t coaxed into a conversation about money management, career advancement and, of course, health insurance…

A child looks out the window.Cold Weather Survival Guide: The Best Indoor Places for Kids

Winter in New Jersey can be beautiful — until it’s the third freezing-cold day in a row, and you and your kids are going stir crazy. If this sounds like what winter has in store for you and your brood, don’t panic: New Jersey has plenty of indoor places to for the whole family to go…

Winter Health & Wellness Events

Senior Hatha Yoga

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Senior Kundalini Yoga

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Senior Yoga Classes

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Senior Strength Classes

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Thursday, December 8, 2016


Senior Strength Training 10:45am

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Senior Strength Training Thursday

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Thursday, December 8, 2016


Senior Zumba Lite

Township of Plainsboro Municipal Building: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Thursday, December 8, 2016


Senior Chair Exercise

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Friday, December 9, 2016


Creative Therapy for Seniors

Township of Plainsboro Municipal Building: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Saturday, December 10, 2016


Advanced Senior Strength

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, December 5, 2016


Yoga - Parent

Community Center: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Friday, December 16, 2016


Zumba Classes - Senior Zumba

Township of Plainsboro Municipal Building: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, December 5, 2016


Tumbling - Parent

Sussex Recreation Department: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Sunday, December 18, 2016


Yolates - Parent

Community Center: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Saturday, December 17, 2016


Senior Fitness - Parent

Community Center: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Thursday, December 29, 2016


STEM Classes - STEM Smart

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Friday, September 16, 2016 - Friday, December 2, 2016


Total Body Circuit

Baird Center: Monday, September 19, 2016 - Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Yoga Classes - Chair Yoga

Baird Center: Monday, September 19, 2016 - Monday, December 12, 2016


Fitness Classes - Senior Fitness

Baird Center: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Total Body Circuit

Baird Center: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Yoga Classes - Yoga Strength

Township of Plainsboro Municipal Building: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Thursday, December 1, 2016


Inspirational Boot Camp

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Friday, December 2, 2016


Fitness Classes - Senior Fitness

Baird Center: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Friday, December 16, 2016


Total Body Circuit

Baird Center: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Friday, December 16, 2016


Zumba Classes - Morning Zumba

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Friday, September 30, 2016 - Friday, December 9, 2016


Healthy Bones for Seniors

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Wine and cheese

10 LBS Down - Monday PM Session 7

Maplewood Women's Club: Monday, October 31, 2016 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Group Fitness Punch Card

Sussex Recreation Department: Monday, October 31, 2016 - Saturday, December 17, 2016


10 LBS Down - Monday late PM Session 7

Maplewood Women's Club: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016


10 LBS Down - Wednesday PM Session 7

Maplewood Women's Club: Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Thursday, December 8, 2016


Boot Camp Beginner

Kennedy Center: Monday, November 7, 2016 - Friday, December 23, 2016


Dementia Wise Caregiver Skills

The PeopleCare Center: Monday, November 7, 2016 - Monday, December 12, 2016


Fitness Event - Boot Camp

Kennedy Center: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - Sunday, December 18, 2016


Inclusive Messy Fingers Messy Hands-Session II

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Saturday, December 10, 2016


Camp FIT 5:30 AM - 12-week Fitness Challenge

Newton Recreation Center: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - Thursday, February 16, 2017


Pilates Strength & Yoga Stretch

Township Of Pemberton: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - Friday, January 20, 2017


Fitness Bootcamp - December

Newton Recreation Center: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016


Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market

Grove Street PATH Plaza: Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market features various NJ and NY metro area farmers, bakeries and artisan food, health …


Take Control With Exercise - Dec - 1X per week

Newton Recreation Center: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Thursday, December 29, 2016


Yoga - December

Newton Recreation Center: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Friday, December 30, 2016


Getting Creative, Bending the Rules, Kicking the Problem: Workaround Behaviors and the Clinical Management of Health Policy

Institute For Health, Health Care Policy And Aging Research(Ifh): Thursday, December 1, 2016
Campus: College Avenue Room: 1st floor conference room 120 Contact Name: Peg Polansky Contact Phone: (848) 932-8413 Description: Nancy Berlinger, …


Acupuncture for Balance & Well Being

Lourdes Little Portion: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016 REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS: please call 1-888-LOURDES (568-7337) With Lydia Reese, M.S. L.Ac.


SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Headquarters Branch, Monmouth County Library System (Manalapan)

Headquarters, Monmouth County Library System (Manalapan): Thursday, December 1, 2016
SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether …


Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program Seminar - Dr. Melinda Rostal - "A One Health Approach to Understanding the Dynamics of Emerging Infectious Diseases"

Marine Sciences Building: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Campus: George H. Cook Room: Alampi Room Contact Name: Marsha K. Morin Contact Phone: (848) 932-3213 Description: E&E seminars are …


SENSE OF SELF Holiday Event

Tapeo: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Bath Blessings invites you to our year-end HOLIDAY EVENT! Take a break from your holiday errands and unwind with friends …


MY LIFE. MY STORY. PI Patient Support Program

Patrizia's: Thursday, December 1, 2016
MY LIFE. MY STORY. PI PATIENT SUPPORT PROGRAM Hear from other adults with primary immunodeficiency (PI) about their first-hand experiences …


The Tuberculosis Preventorium - Lecture

Howell Branch, Monmouth County Library System: Thursday, December 1, 2016
A look at the nation's first tuberculosis preventorium for children opened in 1907 in Howell Township and located on Preventorium …


GriefShare

South Ridge Community Church: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Griefshare is a grief recovery support group that meets worldwide. It includes video teaching & sharing, and is for anyone …


Cooking: The Basics

Davison Hall: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Want to learn how to cook easy, healthy food? Come join the Nutrition Advocates in a very special Cooking: The …


Wonderfully Made

Bayside Chapel: Thursday, December 1, 2016
For youth with special needs, that encompasses the whole family unit. Parent and sibling support groups offered at the same …


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