Alaris Health at Cedar Grove and Essex Celebrate National Night Out

(Left to right: Administrator of Alaris Health at Essex Jason Gibbs, Mayor of Irvington Tony Vauss)

(Left to right: Administrator of Alaris Health at Essex Jason Gibbs, Mayor of Irvington Tony Vauss)

CEDAR GROVE, NJ, August 17, 2016Alaris Health continuously strives to serve and engage with each Member Center’s surrounding community, and National Night Out (NNO) last Tuesday was the perfect opportunity to get out and mingle with residents and business owners on a gorgeous summer evening.

The annual nation-wide event encourages residents from all communities to get outside for the evening as a show of community support and celebrate with block parties, crime prevention instruction from local police and fire departments and other fun, family-friendly activities.

The Cedar Grove Police Department hosted the NNO event in Community Park, and Alaris Health at Cedar Grove joined in on the festivities, chatting with visitors and handing out water bottles, rulers for the kids and mini note pads throughout the evening. They were part of a number of tents and stations, including a petting zoo, safety demonstrations, face painting, free hamburgers and zeppoles, a cookie decorating station and more.

national night out logoIn nearby Irvington, Alaris Health at Essex attended their own night out in front of Town Hall, handing out bags, pens, umbrellas and t-shirts to residents who were eager to learn more about Alaris Health. There was plenty to keep attendees occupied – kids’ games, tours of police cars and trucks, free food and more. Even the mayor of Irvington stopped by to chat and take pictures! About 400 to 500 residents attended the event, which like Cedar Grove, was organized by the Irvington Police Department.

With the national event gaining momentum each year, Helene Swank, regional director of marketing at Alaris Health at Cedar Grove, said, “The goal for next year is to get each facility involved in its own town or the town closest to them to participate in this wonderful annual event.” Jason Gibbs, the administrator of Alaris Health at Essex, agreed. “Our hope for next year is to educate residents about our new dialysis and ventilator unit that will be opening in 2017.”

The Cedar Grove and Irvington police departments did an excellent job of hosting the events and extended a special thanks to Alaris Health for participating.


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

CrossFit Comes to Alaris Health at Rochelle Park

Rochelle Park, NJ, August 1, 2016 – Alaris Health at Rochelle Park understands that physical health is just as important as mental health for maintaining and boosting residents’ overall well-being. As part of its ongoing health and wellness initiatives, the Center hosted a special CrossFit activity last month for both residents and employees.

Certified CrossFit coaches Jess Murden and Bill Shockley from CrossFit A.C.T. in Lodi, New Jersey brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the Center. They guided employees through a 30-minute workout followed by a nutrition discussion for employees and residents.

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(Employees began with a 30-minute introduction to CrossFit workout)

(Employees began with a 30-minute introduction to CrossFit workout)

(Resident Lilly N. (center) is all smiles with CrossFit instructors Jess (left) and Bill (right) and director Rikka Libatique (middle))

Instructors Jess and Bill explained the fundamentals of CrossFit and modified movements according to the group’s varying fitness levels, providing one-on-one assessment and instruction. The session was a huge hit, with 70 residents in attendance. Employee Josephine B., who said, “Our sweat was worth it! We also learned a lot about fitness.” Fellow employee Brigida added, “We were inspired to stay active and maintain a healthy diet.”  

The introduction to CrossFit was an excellent way for residents and employees to get their heartrates up and expand their fitness and nutrition knowledge. The Center plans on doing the program again in the fall, plus having Zumba and Dance Kinect classes in August. 

 

 

What is CrossFit?

what is crossfitCrossFit has quickly become an overwhelmingly popular group fitness movement that incorporates gymnastics, weight lifting and powerlifting to improve overall strength, endurance and agility.

 

 

 

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.