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PALISADES MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD – Palisades Medical Center is one of only nine hospitals in the nation and the only hospital in Hudson and Bergen counties to receive the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (ICBLC) Care Award for excellence in lactation care. Palisades Medical Center earned the award in recognition of its efforts in staffing professionals who hold the IBCLC certification and providing a lactation program that is available at least five days a week for breastfeeding families. In addition, Palisades Medical Center provides breastfeeding training for medical staff that care for new families, and regularly conducts activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. From left in photo: Palisades Medical Center employees Robin Petrick (IBCLC, ICCE, parent educator/lactation consultant), Deborah DiMauro (RN, parent educator), and Maureen Coccaro (RN, director of the maternity department).
PALISADES MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD – Palisades Medical Center is one of only nine hospitals in the nation and the only hospital in Hudson and Bergen counties to receive the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (ICBLC) Care Award for excellence in lactation care. Palisades Medical Center earned the award in recognition of its efforts in staffing professionals who hold the IBCLC certification and providing a lactation program that is available at least five days a week for breastfeeding families. In addition, Palisades Medical Center provides breastfeeding training for medical staff that care for new families, and regularly conducts activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. From left in photo: Palisades Medical Center employees Robin Petrick (IBCLC, ICCE, parent educator/lactation consultant), Deborah DiMauro (RN, parent educator), and Maureen Coccaro (RN, director of the maternity department).
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North Bergen partnering with North Hudson Community Action to offer Obamacare Seminars

North Bergen Township and North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC) are partnering to present free informational seminars on the Affordable Care Act to residents. The seminars are run by a certified outreach specialist employed by NHCAC and give participants a chance to learn about the law and how it affects them, see what kind of tax credits or assistance they are entitled to, and sign up for insurance coverage.

The next informational seminar will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Bergen Library’s Kennedy branch, 2123 Kennedy Blvd. The final seminar will be on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Bergen Township Hall, 4233 Kennedy Blvd.

Free classes in the performing arts

Due to the recent snow storms, The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. is extending the registration period for its professional theatre training program for children ages eight and up. The academy offers free classes in ballet, hip hop, salsa, rap/rhythm, singing, and acting. Classes are open to all residents of Hudson County. All of the instructors are professional performers. Adult classes in Salsa are also offered at no cost.

Registration is held from Monday through Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jose Marti Freshman Academy, 1800 Summit Ave., Union City. To register, kids must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Registration fee is $30 per student. All classes are free. No special clothing or equipment is needed.

For information, visit www.GraceTheatre.com.

10th Annual Guma Foundation “Casino Night” on Feb. 22

The Guma Foundation will host its tenth annual Casino Night on Saturday, Feb. 22 at LaReggia’s Restaurant in the Meadowlands Plaza Hotel at 40 Wood Ave. in Secaucus. Tickets to the event, which starts at 7 p.m., cost $100 per person and entitle the bearer to an evening of casino-style gaming with casino chips, live music performed by “the Fez,” open bar and buffet, and prizes. Attire is business casual with jacket optional.

The Guma Foundation honors the lives of the late Ralph Guma Sr. and Ralph Guma Jr. Ralph Guma Jr. was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of nine and survived 23 years, during which time he attended local schools and earned a college degree.

Youngsters with brain tumors are the main recipients of The Guma Foundation’s donations. To date the Guma Foundation has contributed over $100,000 to the Tomorrows Children’s Fund at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC).

Proceeds from the Casino Night will benefit The Tomorrows Children’s Fund and children with brain tumors. To purchase tickets or for further information about the Foundation, visit www.gumafoundationinc.org.

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