Author Archives: jwatrel

About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.

PSE&G: Utility Residential Customer Bill of Rights

Please read the Utility Residential Customer Bill of Rights carefully as not all of these are permanent. Some will expire at the end of the year. Continue reading

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Life-Sustaining Equipment: PSE&G

Please call PSE&G directly for this very important service. Continue reading

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Senior Freeze: Property Tax Reimbursement and 2020 Eligibility Requirements

Please call the NJ Senior Freeze Hotline for more information on the program. Continue reading

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NJ SAVE: Your One-Stop Application for Benefits and Savings in New Jersey

Please call or email the NJ Department of Aging/Department of Human Services. Continue reading

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PSE&G: A Quick Home Energy Check-Up

Please call PSE&G for more information on this program. Continue reading

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“Parenting our Parents: Transforming the Challenge into a Journey of Love” by author Jane Wolf Frances

I highly recommend this book to any caregiver who is going though the stresses of taking care of an elderly parent. Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's and Parkinson Disease Programs, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Services, Disability Programming, Legal Assistance Programs, Men's Programming, Paid Sick Leave, Scamming and Fraud Programming, Senior Caregiver Programs, Senior Disability Programming, Senior Rehabilitation Programming, Senior Services, Support Services for Seniors, Woman's Programming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

AARP New Jersey 2021: 7 Ways AARP NJ Fought and Won for your Financial Security this Year

Please call AARP for more information on these programs. Continue reading

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Do you need help with your Home Energy Bills? The State of New Jersey offers Assistance Programs that can help.

Please call the various departments for more information on these programs. Continue reading

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Best Exercise Tips for Vision-Impaired Seniors by Trish Rooney

I hope readers enjoy this article by author Trish Rooney on Best Exercise Tips for Vision-Impaired seniors. Continue reading

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Fluoridex: the toothpaste prescribed by your dentist and preferred by you

Please check out the Fluoridex adds and websites for more information on the product. Continue reading

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