Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

  by Andrew Greenberg, LAc. MSAc All machines, all systems—unless energy is added—eventually wear down and fall apart, whether it’s your car, your cell phone, your toaster, the company you work for, or you. Unless energy is added, chaos takes over.  Acupuncture, is the source of energy to your body.  I actually am offering you, the patient, a gift.  The gift of life's energy, the gift of feeling better, the gift of reducing your pain, the gift of healing. Acupuncture, or more generally, Chinese Medicine, is based on a simple principle, "Illness cannot live where there is good Qi".  Qi, according to ancient Chinese, is the energy that sustains us all.  Good Qi comes and occupies the body, thus protecting the body from illness moving in.  Chinese Medicine makes room for the Qi to move in.  The core of Chinese Medicine is when there is flow you have health, if no flow, you have pain and illness. Acupuncture has become as commonplace in Boston as in Beijing.  People assume that current Western medicine has a unique handle on the Truth and that all else is superstition.  But many other people are looking for alternatives to the pill pushing Dr's of America. 

By | 2018-06-14T11:56:23+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Toms River Green Team sponsors “Spring Six” Parks Challenge

      Contact:  Stacy Proebstle                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Information Officer                                                                         Friday, March 23, 2018 Township of Toms River (732) 341-1000 Ext. 8234   Toms River Green Team sponsors “Spring Six” Parks Challenge (Toms River, NJ) Love the outdoors?  Whether you enjoy playing sports, the water or simply taking in a breathtaking view, you can do it all at Toms River’s beautiful parks. From March 30 – April 8, the Toms River United Sustainability Team (TRUST), is challenging residents to get out and get active in six of Toms River’s beautiful parks. The Toms River United Sustainability Team is proud to partner with Keller Williams Realtors “The O’Shea Group” and Dakan Homes to provide over $450 in prizes.  Awards will be provided for Best Individual Photo, Best Video, Best of All 6 Parks (photo or video), Fan Favorite (most likes) per age category for elementary, middle and high school students.  In addition, prizes for all around categories will be awarded for Best Promoter (most tags back) and Best Group/Team Picture. To join the challenge and be eligible for prizes, go to the TRUST Facebook page @sustainableTRNJ, and sign up for the event by clicking “going” on the event page.  Then

By | 2018-03-26T19:07:18+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Toms River Green Team sponsors “Spring Six” Parks Challenge

“What SUP?” BBP Re-donates Funds to Texas Estuary Programs

Mary Judge, BBP Program Assistant, took the photo (right) of Jim Vasslides, BBP Program Scientist, as he paddled “SUP the River.” Karen Walzer, BBP Program Outreach Coordinator, snapped the pic (below) of a group of paddlers launching out into the “deep.” The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2nd Annual SUP the River 2017 Fundraiser on Sept 16 at the Toms River Country Club. A portion of the proceeds was originally earmarked to benefit the BBP. However, due to the catastrophic damages suffered by coastal Texas after Hurricane Harvey, BBP opted to forward these funds on to its sister National Estuary Programs, with $500 going to the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (Corpus Christi) and $500 to the Galveston Bay Estuary Program (Houston) to help with the massive recovery efforts.  (Estuary programs also generously contributed to BBP post-Hurricane Sandy.) “For the second year in a row, this event was blessed by great weather and an incredible turnout. What a fantastic way to kick-off National Estuaries Week on the Toms River, one of the major tributaries to the Barnegat Bay. Thanks to the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce for organizing such a great event. We appreciate the generous donation by BHI

By | 2017-10-24T19:39:29+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Chamber News, Events, Lifestyle|Comments Off on “What SUP?” BBP Re-donates Funds to Texas Estuary Programs

Veteran’s Family is Keeping the Memory of the USS Randolph Alive in 2017

By Noelle Carino September 7, 2017 Toms River, NJ – Gary Santos of Lindenhurst, NY visited Toms River, NJ earlier this year.  While he was here, he visited the site of the USS Randolph’s anchor near Huddy Park.  If you have been to the site, you will remember that the anchor is surrounded by personalized pavers - an initiative of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce decades earlier.  Mr. Santos and his family wanted one of those pavers for a very special reason.  When he reached out to Craig Ambrosio, Director of Toms River Parks, Buildings, and Grounds, for more information about securing one, Craig connected him with the Chamber.     The request was simple:  Mr. Santos wanted a personalized paver.  The meaning was deep:  his recently deceased father had served on the USS Randolph.      The challenge was that the downtown paver project had been completed years and years earlier, and it was not clear how anyone could resurrect it - if only for the Santos family.   The request kicked-off months of collaboration between the Township and the Chamber to see that a man’s wish to honor his father’s memory became a reality. The USS

By | 2017-09-08T18:29:43+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Chamber News, Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Veteran’s Family is Keeping the Memory of the USS Randolph Alive in 2017

SUP the River Fundraiser proceeds re-donated by the Barnegat Bay Partnership to the Texas National Estuary Programs

Date:                August 31, 2017 For:                 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Re:                   SUP the River Fundraiser proceeds re-donated by the Barnegat Bay Partnership to                           the Texas National Estuary Programs Contact:          Noelle Carino Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce 732-349-0220 noelle@tomsriverchamber.com   The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2nd Annual SUP the River 2017 fundraiser on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Toms River Country Club.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barnegat Bay Partnership* at Ocean County College.   However, due to the catastrophic damages suffered by coastal Texas after Hurricane Harvey, with the enthusiastic approval of the donor (BHI Insurance, Toms River), the Barnegat Bay Partnership has opted to forward these funds on to its sister National Estuary Programs, the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (Corpus Christi, TX) and Galveston Bay Estuary Program (Houston, TX) to help with the massive recovery efforts in their area.  (Estuary Programs throughout the United States also generously contributed funds to the Barnegat Bay Partnership post-Hurricane Sandy.)   So grab your paddleboard and come out to support the Greater Toms River Chamber of

By | 2017-09-08T18:13:33+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Chamber News, Events, Featured, Lifestyle, Non-Profit, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SUP the River Fundraiser proceeds re-donated by the Barnegat Bay Partnership to the Texas National Estuary Programs

Ocean Mental Health Services/OceanCares Foundation

  Ocean Mental Health Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, mental health agency, established in 1959, serving all of Ocean County, NJ.  In 2015 we received the WAVE award as the’ Non-Profit Business of the Year’ by the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce.  With 34 programs and 14 various locations throughout Ocean County, Ocean Mental Health Services, Inc. provided 1.1 million service encounters, 50,685 meals to consumers, and served 8,862 adults, children and families with mental illness in fiscal year 2016.   The Ocean Mental Health Services' mission is to offer a comprehensive continuum of mental health services that promotes full participation in community life.  We live this mission every day as we address the mental health needs of the residents of Ocean County.  Our wide variety of services provides assistance to people throughout the mental healthcare continuum.  We provide the support and guidance needed as people dedicate themselves to mental health wellness and recovery.  We believe together we can build a better tomorrow. Our vision is that citizens of Ocean County understand mental health is essential to overall health, services are consumer driven, and everyone receives excellent mental health services. Oftentimes when people think of health they consider

By | 2017-05-04T11:22:25+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Chamber News, Featured, Lifestyle, Non-Profit|Comments Off on Ocean Mental Health Services/OceanCares Foundation

Ocean County College Foundation

Ocean County College Foundation College Drive, PO Box 2001 Toms River, NJ 08754-2001 (732) 255-0492 go.ocean.edu/foundation Incorporated in 1965, the Ocean County College Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects.  The Foundation works in partnership with the College to further its efforts to make higher education accessible to all Ocean County residents, to enhance the academic environment, and to continue to provide enrichment programs which have established Ocean County College as a cultural, recreational, and learning center in Ocean County. Since its inception, scholarships have been the main focus for the Foundation.  Each year, the costs of college tuition, books, supplies, and general expenses are increasing across the United States.  Despite Ocean County College’s best effort to contain costs, many students still have a tremendous need for financial assistance.  It is the Foundation’s goal to help ensure bright futures not only for OCC students but for Ocean County, as well.  In that spirit, the Foundation has raised and distributed millions of dollars in scholarship support in the last fifty years.  Last year alone, it distributed over $500,000 to support deserving Ocean County College students.  Ocean

By | 2017-04-05T12:04:30+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Ocean County College Foundation

Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey

Is there anything more challenging, both physically and emotionally then caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia?  The mission of the CVCJ Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program (ARCP) is to ease the burden and enhance the quality of life for the family member struggling with this overwhelming journey. This is accomplished through a program of training and matching volunteers with families in need. Our Volunteers provide weekly visits up to 3 hour. This time is spent engaging the individual with dementia so that the family member can have some time for themselves. This time also enables them to provide relief to the caregiver in the form of socialization, education, resources and emotional support. A recent match brought us to Charlie and Louise (who is calls his Angel) have been married over 50 years. Louise is in the later stage of Alzheimer’s disease and is now confined to a bed. Charlie is dedicated to her and is determined to never leave her alone for a minute.  Having our volunteer, Mary, spend time with Louise means that Charlie can make plans to visit with some of his buddies once a week and enjoy some time away from

By | 2017-03-08T15:15:14+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Lifestyle, Non-Profit|Comments Off on Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey

The Gift of Memories Makes Great Holiday Gifts

Fall is here and soon the holidays will be right around the corner before you know it. If you want a hint as to the best kind a gift to give this season, consider the gift of cherished memories. You’ve probably been putting off transferring those old movies, videos and photos stored in the closet. They have to be transferred sooner or later or else those memories will be lost forever. Then there are those old wedding and family portraits that might need a little repair or to be reproduced to share with other family members. What about sharing multiple copies of that family heirloom photo or video with the family so that it can be enjoyed by the next generation? One of the problems that some people encounter when they want to display multiple photos is how to frame and display them. In the past, an expensive custom made matt with multiple openings or those cheesy readymade multi-opening frames where the only choice. Now, by using digital technology, photo collages can be created in a single photograph for you. There are so many things that can be done today using digital imaging including removing backgrounds, colorization and combining images.

By | 2017-01-04T20:40:42+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Gift of Memories Makes Great Holiday Gifts
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