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WELL DESERVED -- Margot Harris of North Bergen received a special award for her years of volunteer service at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen. See briefs.
WELL DESERVED -- Margot Harris of North Bergen received a special award for her years of volunteer service at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen. See briefs.

Free community health fair

The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation is offering a free Community Fair on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St. in West New York. Residents of West New York, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and Guttenberg are welcome to attend. During the fair free bags of groceries and baby supplies such as diapers and wipes will be distributed. There will also be free blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, information about health insurance, vouchers for free mammograms and prostate exams, and more. For additional information, please call (201) 617-4484 or visit

PMC head honored for work with homeless shelter

On Tuesday, May 21, the Palisades Emergency Residential Corporation (PERC), which runs a homeless shelter in Union City, is hosting its annual gala. This year’s gala theme, “You Change Lives,” honors Bruce J. Markowitz and Palisades Medical Center for their continued commitment and support to all residents of Hudson County. The event is being held at the Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen.

The evening will include a reception, dinner and awards, plus a silent auction and raffle. Tickets will cost $125. For more information on the event, visit

Palisades Medical Center recognizes North Bergen’s Margot Harris and other local residents for volunteer service

Palisades Medical Center celebrated National Volunteer Week by holding a special luncheon recently at The Waterside in North Bergen to recognize its dedicated volunteers for their tireless efforts.

During the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, Margot Harris of North Bergen received a special recognition award for her many years of volunteer service at Palisades. Harris has been an active volunteer at PMC since 1986. Throughout her time at PMC, she has provided much-needed clerical support in PMC’s Finance Department.

“Margot holds a special place in the hearts of our employees and medical staff. She has always been well respected for her commitment to Palisades Medical Center and our local communities,” said Palisades Medical Center President and CEO Bruce J. Markowitz. “We are proud to honor her for her years of dedicated volunteer efforts.”

During the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, Palisades Medical Center staff also presented commemorative pins to several volunteers to recognize their cumulative hours of service.

More than 100 volunteers offer their time and energy in almost every department of the medical center. Volunteer activities at Palisades Medical Center include assisting the nursing staff and patients, working in the Gift Shop, performing clerical duties, and organizing special fundraising events. “Our volunteers play a vital role in helping Palisades Medical Center provide high quality care for our community,” said Markowitz. “They truly exemplify what it means to make a strong commitment to caring for our neighbors each and every day.”

Volunteer positions offer flexible hours, including nights and weekends. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Denise Whitley, coordinator of volunteer services, at (201) 854-5011.

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