MEDIA CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137
FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR TRAINING - Thursday, July 11th, 10:00 to noon
This course is designed for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.  Knowing CPR may one day save the life of one of your loved ones.  Sign up for this free class offered by Capital Health Emergency Medical Services.  Participants will be taught how to perform CPR on adults, children, infants, and how to help people who are choking.  Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
FERTILIZING THE HOME GROUNDS - Tuesday, July 16th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Using the right fertilizer on your flowers, vegetable garden and lawn is essential if you want healthy, fast growing plants.  But, using the wrong fertilizer can be damaging to both your plants and the environment.  Presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
MEDICARE FRAUD WASTE AND ABUSE - Thursday, July 18th, 10:30 to noon
This presentation will provide a better understanding of the source of Medicare fraud and abuse and explain how to read your Medicare Summary Notice and recover money lost to Medicare fraud.  Guest speakers will be:  Tunde Akinrolabu and Brenda Christian, Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
INTERFAITH CAREGIVERS - Tuesday, July 23rd, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Interfaith Caregivers, and Interfaith Coalition, is dedicated to promoting the independence and dignity of homebound elderly and people with disabilities by matching them with caring volunteers who assist with the tasks of everyday life.  Services offered include shopping, transportation to appointments, friendly visits, minor household repairs, telephone reassurance, and much more.  Interfaith Caregivers also helps recruit, train and match volunteers who provide non-medical support services free of charge.  Learn how you can become a volunteer and work directly with clients. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
CONSUMER AFFAIRS - Tuesday, July 30th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Experiencing difficulty with a local business? Do you need information on how to avoid Credit, Home Improvement, Automotive, or Internet Fraud? Have you had problems with purchases or unreliable repairmen? The Chief of the Mercer County Consumer Affairs Commission will be here to answer all of your questions. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
N.J. NOTARY OATH FILING - Thursday, July 11th, 3:00 to 7:30
New and renewing New Jersey notaries can be sworn in here upon receipt of your commission.  The cost is $15 and payment can be made via check, money order, or credit card.  No cash is accepted.
SHIP volunteer counselors provide free assistance to NJ Medicare beneficiaries, who have problems with, or questions about, their Medicare insurance. Call 609-890-9800 for an appointment.
Many older adults struggle each day to stay afloat.  They face rising housing and health care bills, diminished savings, and often job loss.  Many people are not aware of all the programs available to help them achieve economic security.  The NCOA offers a free confidential benefits check-up to those 55 or older to help them find the programs for which they may be eligible.  Call 732-367-7111 for information.
Upcoming Events…
WILLS AND POWER OF ATTORNEY - Wednesday, August 7th 10:00 to 11:30
LAWN RENOVATION AND ESTABLISHMENT - Tuesday, August 13th, 10:30 to 12:00
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING - Wednesday, August 15th, 10:30 to 11:30
Mercer County Connection is located on Route 33 at Paxson Avenue, in the Acme Shopping Center, Hamilton. (609) 890-9800.