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November 14, 2017, is part of National Caregivers Appreciation Month. The theme for this year’s celebration is, “Caregiving around the clock.” Caregiving can be a nonstop job for some people. A senior with Alzheimer’s or a child with special needs requires care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thank the caregiver in your life today for their hard work and sacrifices.

This Today in NJ feature is sponsored by the Garden State Wine Growers Association.


Caregivers of NJ in Brick offers advocacy, support, training and events. They also have volunteer opportunities. For more information, call 877-265-6360.

Homewatch CareGivers serves Somerset County. They offer home healthcare services including at-home physical therapy, pain management, prescription management, help preparing meals, help with errands and more. For more information, call 908-595-0115.

United Way Caregivers Coalition in Morristown offers monthly meetings, educational events, respite and support events and more. For more information, call 973-993-1160.

New Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving is a program that provides many care services and support for elderly residents that require assistance with their daily activities, such as eating, bathing and dressing. For more information, call 877-222-3737.

November 14 is also International Girls Day, World Diabetes Day and World Orphans Day.

For similar celebrations, check out Today in NJ: National Certified Nurses Day and Today in NJ: National Nurses Day.


Today in NJ, 2016: World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2016, is World Diabetes Day. This year’s theme, “Eyes on Diabetes,” focuses on the importance of screening for early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment. In 2015, there were 415 million adults living with diabetes, making prevention imperative (source.) Listed below are some of New Jersey’s best diabetes resources to take advantage of today.

Diabetes, Endocrinology, Metabolism Specialists in Clifton specializes in “endocrinology, thyroid disorders, diabetes management, endocrine issues of pregnancy, bone health and more.” They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 908-273-4300.

Diabetes Center in Edison is an out patient service that provides personalized meal planning, support groups, weight management, supermarket tours, skills training, and more. For more information, call 732-744-5944.

Novo Nordisk Diabetes Treatment Center in Freehold offers one-on-one assessments, education classes, and ongoing evaluations. For more information, call 732-294-2574.

Virtua Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Care in Moorestown specializes in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, nutrition counseling, cardiovascular health, wound healing and more. For more information, call 856-291-8660.

November 14 is also International Girls Day, Operating Room Nurse Day, and World Orphans Day.


Today in NJ, 2015: Pickle Day

November 14, 2015 is Pickle Day. Today celebrates the culinary history of pickles. About 5,200,000 lbs of pickles are consumed each year in the US. Pickles have actually been a popular food for a long time, dating back to 2030 B.C. They are low in calories and a good source of vitamin K, making them a great snack. You can enjoy a pickle as a snack or condiment when you visit one of the New Jersey businesses listed below.

Pickle Licious in Teaneck sells pickles by the gallon, quart, pint, and even on a stick. They also carry olives, nuts, salsa, and candy. They are open Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday from 10:00 am to one hour before sundown, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 201-833-0100.

In A Pickle in West Deptford offers sandwiches, soup, salads, and also fried pickles. They are open Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information, call 856-853-0044.

Moore’s Tavern is a tavern and sports bar in Freehold. They serve fried pickles, wings, soup, burgers, pizza and more. The dining room is open Monday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm. For more information, call 732-863-0555.


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