Friday, May 10, 2013
The 7th annual Senior Summit took place on May 8.
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Friday, May 10
The following information was provided by the Township of Woodbridge. Senior Month 2013 Continues in May with Special Township-Wide Programs & Events Senior residents from throughout Woodbridge Township attended the 7th Annual “Mayor’s Senior Summit” where Township senior’s expressed opinions on a diversity of topics and offered ideas and suggestions on how to improve senior-related programs and services throughout the community. The 2013 “Mayor’s Senior Summit” engaged senior residents in an exchange of ideas in an open discussion on topics ranging from expanding and improving services, programs and facilities at the new Woodbridge Community Center (WCC), Evergreen Senior Center in Colonia, and other Township senior facilities… to …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The township-wide summit will be held at the Woodbridge Community Center.
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Tuesday, May 7
The following information was provided by the Township of Woodbridge. YMCA Active Older Adults Expo Offers Programs for Senior Residents Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac will host the 7th Annual Woodbridge Township Senior Summit & Forum where senior residents have the opportunity to offer suggestions, comments and ideas directly to Mayor McCormac, members of the Municipal Council, the Administration, and senior program representatives. The 2013 Mayor’s Senior Summit joins the YMCA Active Older Adults Day Expo to inform Township Senior residents of upcoming events, wellness & health programs, and community and service programs. The Mayor’s Senior Summit is part of the Woodbridge Township Senior Month Program. It will take place at the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Get all green this Earth Day at the Woodbridge Community Center, where a host of eco-friendly vendors will set up this Saturday.
This Earth Day, you can learn a lot about how to help the planet, and have some fun while doing it. The Woodbridge Township Environmental Commission will be holding an Earth Day Fair this Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Woodbridge Community Center. The fair will feature eco-friendly vendors, community and education groups, information on recycling, solar energy, and parks. The Earth Day Fair, the commission said, "provides an avenue for community outreach to educate about ecologically friendly options." The township will be using the Earth Day opportunity to discuss its green leadership with hybrid vehicles, open space acquisition - like the Colonia Country Club - and the installation of solar panels on public buildings. Ciel Power, …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The first weigh-in for the dieting program with prizes starts today at the Woodbridge Community Center
The "Spring Into Shape" Weight Loss Challenge - a 12-week weight loss program for Woodbridge residents - starts today with a weigh-in at the Woodbridge Community Center. Mayor John McCormac, who recently suffered a broken appendage during a basketball game, is said to be attending the event. Residents who vounteer for the weigh-in pay a $30 entry fee, and at the end of the program, cash prizes will be awarded for the biggest losers, along with other prizes and awards. The $30 fee includes a pedometer, a tee-shirt, workout classes at the community center, and nutrition classes. The weigh-in today is from 12 noon to 3 pm; a second session will be held on Monday, April 8, from 7 pm to 9 pm. For more information, call 732-634-4500. Follow …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Kids of all ages are invited to attend the Sunday event and dress as their favorite Star Wars character
You are never too old to adore 'Star Wars' - and if you're a fan, Sunday's your day. Woodbridge Township is planning a 'Star Wars Spectacular', to be held Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Woodbridge Community Center. It's all part of the new township promotion, the Woodbridge Family Series, designed to help sell the community center and boost its economic fortunes. The gym at the center will be "transformed into a galaxy far, far away" as the program features favorite Star Wars characters. Both children and adults will enjoy games, tattoos, cookie decorating, light saber demonstrations and free pictures, courtesy of Walgreens, of fans with their Star Wars favorites. There will also be video games, toys, and Star Wars memorabilia for sale. …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The American Cancer Society will be in the township to study people who have never had cancer, in the hope of finding out how to prevent the disease in the first place.
If you can't cure cancer, how about doing the next best thing? Helping prevent it in the first place. That's the goal of a new American Cancer Society study. They're hoping to recruit adults who've never been diagnosed with the disease, and then follow them around to find out what they're doing - or not doing - that can have an impact on getting the disease in the first place. Participants for the study, known as Cancer Prevention Study 3 - or CPS-3 for short - are being recruited by the Central New Jersey region of the American Cancer Society this spring. One of the places where study subjects will be recruited is the YMCA at the Woodbridge Community Center. That happens on May 23 between 3 pm and 6:30 pm. Eligible participants include …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Jean Donato died in a bizarre accident a year ago during the township-promoted exercise event. A year later, her death is still ignored by officials- but the shakefest has been renamed and toned down.
A year after a freakish accident claimed the life of a longtime Woodbridge Board of Education employee, the township-sponsored exercise event that cost the woman her life has quietly disappeared. Instead, it's been revamped into a presumably safer 12-week dieting and exercise event, called the "Mayor's Spring into Shape Weight Loss Challenge." Residents who pay a $30 fee will get a t-shirt with Mayor John McCormac's fat fighting slogan, "Shape Up Woodbridge!" on it. They'll also receive a pedometer, nutrition education classes, and workout sessions at the Woodbridge Community Center. Big losers will win cash prizes, said McCormac in a statement on the event. In 2012, the exercise event was known as "Moves Like Woodbridge." The idea was …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Got sports stars in the family? Save their skins this Saturday at a free seminar at the Woodbridge Community Center.
Got kids who are athletes, who engage in competitive sports, or who just want to join in? To keep them healthy and safe, attend a Sports Medicine Symposium, being held this Saturday, March 16, from 9 am to 12 noon at the Woodbridge Community Center. Coaches, trainers, and parents are all invited to attend the free event. Sponsored by the Human Motion Institute of Raritan Bay Medical Center, experts will discuss injury prevention detection, and treatment; recognizing and managing concussions; and peak conditioning for the competitive athlete. Hear an expert panel of physicians and surgeons discuss these issues and more. Light refreshments will be provided, and there will be free giveaways and prizes. For more information, call the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Join the WYLC tonight for a few hours of skating for a local cause
The WYLC is hosting a skating party tonight at the Arenas at Woodbridge in the Woodbridge Community Center. The skating takes place from 7 pm to 9 pm. Entrance to the event is $10, along with an additional $4 for skate rental. A portion of the proceeds will be given to a local charity. For more information, call 732-596-4103. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Woodbridge YMCA is holding a series of classes to spark children's imaginations
The YMCA of Woodbridge, located at the Woodbridge Community Center, is hosting a variety of classes to engage the imagination of children. The programs include Messy Art, Crafty Kids, Crazy Legos and Art YOUniversity for kids from ages 5 through 12: Messy Art: Sat. 9:30-10:15 AM (Member: $40 Non-Member: $56) *Ages 18-36 Months This class is designed for parents and children to have fun exploring texture, color, and various art mediums. Participants play with paint, playdough and more. The class finishes with storytime. Crafty Kids: Wed. 4:00-4:45PM (Member: $40 Non-Member: $56) *Ages Kindergarten-8 years Using a variety of materials, children will have fun creating craft projects that are tailored to their abilities. Crazy Legos: Thurs. 4…