CDC-Center for Disease Control: Facts about COVID-19

CDC-Center for Disease Control: Facts about COVID-19: Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.

  1. Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity:

People of Asian descent including Chinese Americans are no more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.

2. The risk of getting COVID-19 in the U.S. is currently low.

Some people who traveled to places where many people have gotten sick with COVID-19 may be monitored by health officials to protect their health and the health of other people in the community.

3. Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people

4. You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Seek medical advice if you have traveled to China in the past 14 days and feel sick. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

5. There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.

*Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

*Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

*Stay home when you are sick.

*Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash.

Disclaimer: This information comes from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases and I give them full credit for it. Please check out their website for more information.

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Project Child Find: Is a Child in your life Developing Differently or having leanring Problems?

Project Child Find: Help is Available!

Is a Child in your life developing differently or having learning problems?

Including migrant and homeless children (children 3-21)

If you are concerned your child is developing or learning differently and you live in New Jersey, call your public school district at the number below.

*A free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of youth with a delay or disability from birth through the age of 21.

*Is a child in your life developing differently or having problems learning? If so, help is available for eligible children in New Jersey.

How to get help for Special Education and 504 Services.

If your would like to request an evaluation for your child, send a written request for an evaluation to your public school district special education department. Include your child’s name, age, address and suspected disability and your contact information.

After receiving your written request, the district will contact you to set up a meeting. At this meeting, you and the team will decide if an evaluation is needed and what the evaluation will include. Evaluation, professional guidance and an education program (if needed) are all available at no charge through the public school in the town where you live.

Regional V Council for Special Education (201) 599-0585

Bergenfield (201) 385-6956

Cresskill (201) 227-7791 (x1202)

Dumont (201) 387-3086

Hackensack (201) 646-8012

Maywood (201) 845-9110

New Milford (201) 261-0640

Oradell (201) 261-1153

Ridgefield (201) 261-1993

River Dell (201) 599-7220

Rochelle Park (201) 843-3126

Tenafly (201) 816-4534

Teaneck (201) 833-5490

Call for more information on Special Education and 504 Services

Additional information can be accessed at the following web address or phone number:

http://www.state.nj.us/njded/specialed

https://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/childfind/

1-800-322-8174

TTY: (609) 984-8432

Toll free hours a day

Infants and toddlers (under age three)

If your child should be crawling, walking or talking but is not, call for information about resources and services for your child under the age of 3: New Jersey Early Intervention System Statewide toll-free number: 1-888-NJ-EI-INFO, 1-888-653-4463.

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Project Child Find pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call them directly for more about the program.

 

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Maywood, NJ Police Department First in the Country to offer FREE Scent Collection Kits to At-Risk/Disabled Residents

Maywood, NJ Police Department first in the country to offer FREE Scent Collection Kits for at-risk/disabled residents.

The Maywood, NJ Police department K-9 Unit is the fist in the country to partner with Find ‘Em Scent Safe’s, an organization that provides an all-in-one, do-it-yourself human scent collection kit for at-risk/disabled persons.

The MPD has the only scent-specific bloodhound in Bergen County, who will utilize the scent kit if the resident ever goes missing, which will aid in the rapid and safe return of that person.

Simultaneously, the MPD will update its at-risk/disabled resident registration. Such things that are included in the registration form are emergency contact information, special consideration, hide-a-key locations etc.

Residents/family members can obtain a registration form at the Police headquarters 24/7/365. Those who qualify for a FREE scent kit will be contacted for pick-up upon return of the registration form.

Find’Em: Helping you locate your loved one:

The Maywood, NJ Police department forms that first law enforcement partnership in the country with Find’Em Scent Safe, a proven third-party tested scent collection and storage system of person’s unique scent. FREE to Qualified Individuals..

For information, registration and to obtain your FREE Find’Em Scent safe, Maywood Residents contact:

Detective Chris Nichols at (201) 845-2900, Ext. 145 or email cnichols@maywoodpd.org.

Eligibility for a FREE Scent safe Maywood residency and one of the following:

*Elderly

*Disabled

*Otherwise at risk for wandering

Non-residents can purchase a scent kit at http://www.findemscent.com

Find’Em facts:

*Scent discrimination means that every person has their own scent and a dog can tell the difference.

*The dog will follow one person’s scent, exclusively. This is critical when looking for a lost loved one.

*The better the scent item, the clearer the trail.

*Scent discrimination K9s are recognized by the court as material witnesses.

Statistics:

*An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2018-Alzheimer’s Association.

*Nearly half of parents reported that a child with ASD has attempted to wander or run away at least once after age 4-autismspeaks.org.

*Law enforcement sources say that 3 hours is the critical time window for location a missing person.

For more information on the Find’Em Scent Safe, please visit FindemScent safe.com.

Disclaimer: This information comes from the Maywood, NJ Police Department and I give them full credit for the information on the program. Please contact them directly for more insights to the program at the numbers or email above.

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Alliance for Positive Change: Willow @ The Alliance

Alliance for Positive Change: Willow @ The Alliance

Willow@The Alliance

WILLOW is a CDC DEBI For HIV+ women 18 and over who have known their HIV status for at least 6 months?

Workshop Topics Include:

*Gender Pride & Social Support

*Healthy, Unhealthy Relationships

*Condom Use

*Coping Skills

Willow is a 4 session intervention

Dates: February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 2020  10:00am-4:00pm

Metro cards and snacks provided daily. Registration Required. Must complete all 10 sessions.

For more information, contact Yvonne Gooden, Markeyda Jordon@(212) 645-0875 ext. 309, 387.

The Alliance for Positive Change

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Go Go Grandparent: Get a ride with Lyft or Uber without a Smartphone!

Go Go Grandparent” Get a ride with Lyft or Uber without a Smartphone!

Go Go helps your use Lyft or Uber with just a phone call. Call and go in minutes!

Call 24/7 from over 11,000 cities.

Up to 25% less expensive than a tax!

Rides are monitored by 24/7 operators to make  sure you get there every time.

Request a ride just 15 minutes in advance no pre-scheduling required!

Call 1 (855) 913-1110

http://www.gogograndparent.com

How does it work?

*Call and Press 1 to request a Lyft to pick your up at your home.

*Call and Press 2 to request a Lyft to pick you up where you were dropped off last.

*Press 0 to speak with an operator

How much does it cost?

We order rides that are usually up to 25% less expensive than a cab. No charge for extra passengers (up to 4 total riders).

Have more questions?

24/7 operators are waiting by the phones. Call 1(855) 464-6872. We’re also happy yo mail you a free information brochure with no obligation.

Call Now!

1(855) 913-1110

http://www.gogograndparent.com

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Go Go Grandparent pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the number for more information.

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Peace of Mind with Lifeline

Peace of Mind with Lifeline

https://www.lifeline.philips.com/

*Peace of Mind for you and your family

*Support when no one else can be there-24 hours a day

*Prompt help at the push of a button

*Allows you to remain safe at home

*Costs about $1 per day

Peace of Mind with Lifeline 1-800-LIFELINE ext. 3050

How Lifeline Works to get you help fast:

Step One:

*Personal Help Button: whenever you need help, just press your Personal Help Button to activate the Lifeline home unit. Your button can be worn as a necklace or around the wrist.

*Lifeline Home Unit: the home unit dials the Lifeline Response Center and establishes two-way voice communication with a caring, fully trained Lifeline Associate.

Step Two:

*Professional Process: with your complete profile on hand, the Lifeline Associate learns about your  situation before carefully assessing your needs.

Step Three:

*Appropriate Response: the Lifeline Associate then contacts a neighbor, loved one or emergency services to come to your assistance based on your needs.

Step Four:

*Closed Loop: The Lifeline Associate follows up to ensure that help did arrive and that you’re being cared for.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Lifeline pamphlet and I give them full credit for this information. Please call them directly for more information.

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Concerned About Public Benefits & Immigration? NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Concerned About Public Benefits & Immigration? NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

*Don’t stop using public benefits unnecessarily

*Call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 and say “public charge” if you have any questions or concerns about how the rule might impact you.

It is important to know:

*The ‘public charge’ rule does not change eligibility requirements for public benefits.

*The ‘public charge’ rule does not affect everyone. There is no ‘public charge’ test for a green card holder who apply for citizenship.

*Free legal help is available. If you have questions or concerns, consult a free, safe immigration legal service provider. Call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 and say ‘public charge’.

*If you are sponsoring a family member abroad or will be traveling abroad to apply for a green card or visa, call ActionNYC for free, safe immigration legal services to understand how’public charge’ might impact you.

*The City will keep fighting to stop the ‘public charge’ rule. Stay up to date at NYC.gov/PublicCharge.

*This information is for general educational purposes and is not legal advice.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from a flyer from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and I give them full credit for it. Please call the office directly for more information.

 

 

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Alliance for Positive Change: Linkage to Insurance

Alliance for Positive Change: Linkage to Insurance

Our dedicated team at Alliance for Positive Change can help New Yorkers enroll in health-insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals who are:

* New York State residents

*19-64 years old

*Self-Employed

*Immigrants

*Families/Children/Pregnant Women

What’s Covered?

*Free preventive care

*Inpatient care

*Outpatient service

*Maternity and newborn care

*Emergency services

*Lab and imaging

*Prescription drugs

*Mental health and substance use disorder services

*Wellness and chronic disease management services

Alliance locations:

Midtown 64 West 35th Street NY, NY

CASA (Washington Heights) 2036 Amsterdam Avenue NY, NY

Keith Haring (Harlem) 315 East 104th Street NY, NY

Pelham Grand (Bronx) 1870 Pelham Parkway NY, NY

LESHRC (Lower East Side) 25 Allen Street NY, NY

LLOC (East Village) 150 1st Avenue NY, NY

For more information, contact the main office at (212) 645-0875 or:

Marcia Deer (646) 418-8568

Shanaleigh Mejia (917) 699-3318

James Rivera (917) 882-1368

Diamond Walters (646) 771-6870

*Available on Saturdays by appointment only.

The Alliance for Positive Change

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Alliance for Positive Change Pamphlet and I give the full credit for it. Please call the Alliance for Positive Change directly for more information.

 

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Alliance for Positive Change: Women Healing Women

Alliance for Positive Change: Women Healing Women

Dates: March 2nd-April 1st, 2020

Mondays & Wednesdays

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location:

Midtown Central

64 West 35th Street

New York, NY  10001

The Women Healing Women Group seeks to help women become stronger and move forward in their lives.

Women Healing Women helps women skills to deal with current life develop problems and past traumas, such as domestic violence, abusive, accident or assault.

Women Healing Women addresses: Self-Esteem, self-soothing, setting limits and self-reflection.

To participate, you must be female, living in stable housing, in recovery six months or more and complete a preliminary interview. Must complete all ten sessions.

Metro Cards & Incentives will be provided. For more information, please call Yvonne Gooden at (212) 645-0875 ext. 309 or Markeyda Jordon at ext. 387.

The Alliance for Positive Change.

Disclaimer: This information was taken off of a pamphlet published by the Alliance for Positive Change and please call the above numbers for more information.

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The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey: There is power in every G.I.R.L.

The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey: There is power in every G.I.R.L..

Unleash it at Girl Scouts. Discover what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) and change the world. Girl Scouts practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace new challenges like a risk-taker and show empathy like a leader.

Join, volunteer or donate today at gsnnj.org Have questions? Call us at (973) 248-8200 or visit us at http://www.gsnnj.org. For more details on Girl Scout’s impact and benefits visit girlscouts.org/research.

Why Girl Scouts?

Studies show that to create positive, sustainable change in our complex world, we need collaborative leaders who value diversity, inclusion and teamwork. And yet too few leaders today embody these qualities. If we want stronger leaders, we need more girl scouts.

Since March 12th, 1912, when the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, organized the very first Girl Scout troop in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, Girl Scouts has provided girls of all ages and backgrounds with thousands of unique, girl-led experiences that challenge them, teach them, connect them and encourage them to take meaningful action at every turn.

We’re not stopping until every girl is prepared to empower herself for a life time of leadership, adventure and success.

Her Girl Scout Experience:

As a Girl Scout, your girl will participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience-a one-of-a-kind program where she will…

*Engage in healthy activities.

*Find her entrepreneurial spirit and learn financial literacy!

*Explore the great outdoors!

*Connect with girls around the world!

*Take on meaningful community service projects!

Every step of the way, she’ll lead her experience and learn by doing. And at Girl Scouts, she’ll have plenty of opportunities to jump in and make amazing things happen, all while being supported by her peers and caring adults.

Girl Scouts are prepared for a lifetime of leadership.

*90% of all female U.S. Astronauts

*80% of all female tech workers

*76% of all female U.S. Senators

*100% of female U.S. Secretaries of State

were all Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scout Difference:

Research shows that Girl Scouts can be the difference between thriving and surviving for girls.

These are the facts:

*Although it’s common for a girl’s sense of self to decline in middle school, a Girl Scout’s sense of self increases during this period.

*During middle school, non-Girl Scout’s interests and involvement in their communities decreases, whereas Girl Scouts’ desire to solve problems in their communities rises.

*A Girl Scout is more likely than her non-Girl Scout peers to participate in leadership activities-she truly believes in the power of G.I.R.L.

The Skills girls learn through Girl Scouting prepare them for a lifetime of leadership. Girls Scouts have better grades, aspire to higher levels of education and are more confident about their futures than non-Girl Scouts.

Have any questions? Call us at (973) 248-8200 or visit us at http://www.gsnnj.org.

https://www.gsnnj.org/

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Girl Scouts pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email them directly for more information.

 

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