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From the Desk Of 
Caryl Greenberg, MSW, LSW 
 

March is Social Work Month

The official theme for Social Work Month in March 2018 is "Social Workers: Leaders, Advocates and Champions. Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society.
Have you ever wondered what social workers do? It’s our job to provide the foundation for growth and change in an individual, family and/or community. A central philosophy is to build on strengths that already exist. Social workers help people identify resources, capabilities, support systems and motivations to meet challenges and overcome adversity. Life is not without pain and challenges. A social worker is educated and trained to help people adjust to and navigate through the trials in life. Social workers are people who care about people- who want to make things better, who want to relieve suffering, who want their work to make a difference. Social workers are in various arenas throughout our community including, hospitals, schools, dialysis centers, non-profits, rehabs and the list goes on and on. Our roles are specific to the industry we work in however we all have the same code of ethics to follow. I have been a social worker for over 33 years and what can I say; Social Work Works!!!

Veteran Outreach Forum- Tuesday, April 10 at 10:30 am Please come and invite others who would
benefit from this forum.

Bereavement Group- Mondays, April 16th 10:45–12:00
will run six consecutive weeks. A minimum of four individuals for this group and a maximum of eight.
Please call Caryl to register at 732-329-4000 x7212.

Join A Group...


What's
 on Your Mind 

"What's On Your Mind" meets on Fridays at 2:15 p.m. to discuss current events and information that interests you. We welcome new members.  You can drop in anytime.  Call Caryl for more information. 


Monthly Bereavement Support Group
Ongoing support group which meets the first Monday of every month at 11:45. Participants offer mutual support to each other as we share our struggles and grief in a safe non-judgmental venue.

The Senior Center also offers a six week Bereavement Support Group when there has been a more recent loss of a significant other. Please call Caryl for more information.

Book Club
A weekly group using literature as a conduit for discussion. Participants share thoughts and feelings about what they have read and relate it ‘if applicable’ to their life experience. We meet every Thursday (except the first Thursday of the month) at 10:30 am. Please call Caryl for more information.

VISION LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Meets the first Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room.  This is an opportunity to meet new people, share information and benefit from mutual support. 

Veterans 

Veterans age 55 + meet monthly to share stories and strive to re-create the camaraderie that is experienced when sharing a common bond. This group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:45 a.m.

Social Work Services
As more individuals are choosing to ‘age in place’, the senior center offers ‘home visits’ by the Social Worker to the HOMEBOUND elderly. We can provide limited case management services, emotional support and counseling. Many issues include loss, care giving concerns and tensions, coping with health problems, relationship issues, independence, depression, substance abuse, isolation and more.  The Social Worker also sees individuals and couples on site. Please contact Caryl Greenberg for further information. 

Notary

I am now a NOTARY PUBLIC in the state of NJ. If you need something to be notarized, free of cost, to ensure you are not disappointed please call first to make sure I am in.

Office on Aging
Christine Wildemuth

Director
Senior Center
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7670
or
732-438-0918
(rotary phones)
Transportation
732-329-4000 x7363
Center Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.