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Joe Piscopo

Joe Piscopo for Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Legendary entertainer and #HipNJ native, Joe Piscopo, has a special place in his heart for Trinitas Regional Medical Center of Elizabeth!

Joe knows about the importance this hospital’s Emergency Department has on the Greater Elizabeth community. As Joe said: “Where the inner cities go, so goes the state, so goes the nation, so it’s our responsibility to donate!”

Helping Trinitas expand their Emergency Department will allow them to continue their high standard of care and compassion. You never know when YOU may need their services; not only do they serve the Greater Elizabeth area, but they also provide support to the NJ Turnpike and Newark Airport!

Donate today to the Trintas Health Foundation and have your gift QUADRUPLED! http://www.TrinitasRMC.org/gt

Healthy Giving Day

HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley is hosting Healthy Giving Day on Saturday, November 5 at Paramus Park Mall in Paramus.

Through this event, the Hospital hopes to raise awareness about preventive health and staying on track during the holiday season, as well as generate funds for charity partner, Table to Table. Table to Table is a community based food rescue program that serves millions of hungry residents in Northern New Jersey.

#HipNJ spoke with social media and yoga powerhouses Masumi Goldman and Kate Alexander of Two Fit Moms about their role. They each will be leading their own demonstration, aimed at bringing the body, mind, and spirit together.

Goldman will be demonstrating the act of a “five minute self-imposed timeout.” She will provide tips to help people relieve stress during the holidays, to stop their mind from racing, and to bring relaxation. Through breathing techniques and meditation, Goldman states that she hopes to encourage everyone to “find a few minutes out of the day to do something good for ourselves.”

Alexander will be leading a food demonstration which will provide information on creating their own healthy granola bar. “Not only can people make their own granola bars, but they can be made easily,” she says. She will encourage guests to look at alternative ingredients to make a traditional recipe healthier. “Substitutions can be made that won’t change recipe all that much.”

“The hospital is going to have a lot of different demonstrations, but one thing that we really believe is that when you share your gift, it is gratifying for you and for other people who receive the messages,” Goldman says. “Whenever you do something for yourself, you always feel good. It is Important to take a moment to take care of ourselves. We are all busy, and it’s hard to carve out the time. But when you do, you are happy that you did it,” Alexander states.

To learn more about Two Fit Moms, check out their website and follow them on Instagram.

We also spoke with Dawnn Depalma, Patient Experience Manager and Advocate of Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley about their Bedside Consierge Program, as well as their involvement with Healthy Giving Day.

Through this program, which enables a patient to use their iPhone or other technological device to request nonclinical services to their room, an efficient way to reeducate the patient is created, and another opportunity to explain the patient’s medication and care instructions following discharge arises. The services offered through this program include access to the patient’s health records, the option to request to have an Uber to pick them up, pet therapy, and music therapy.

Attendees will have the chance to have their blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels screened, and also consult with HUMCPV physicians, like podiatrist Dr. Jackie Sutera, who will talk about foot health and choosing the right shoes.

To learn more about Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley, check out their website.

“Healthy Giving Day is all about community, health and wellness,” commented Emily Holliman, CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley. “We are thrilled to be able to offer preventive care and wellness services to the Bergen County community, and are also excited to be supporting Table to Table — for every person that signs up for a screening at the event, the Hospital will donate $1 to the organization.”

For more information about this event, click here.


Dr. Urvashi Puri

#HipNJ Welcomes Dr. Urvashi Puri From India

Hip New Jersey is honored to welcome Dr. Urvashi Puri from New Delhi, India for a special weekend of events at Pure Barre Florham Park. Dr. Puri is a Reiki teaching master, nutritionist, and yoga teacher who shares her knowledge all over the world!

Dr. Urvashi Puri

On Saturday, October 22nd at noon, Dr. Puri will be hosting a special discussion for growing families. This private discussion will uncover topics such as:

-Gifts of Pregnancy
-Nourishing your baby through your inner pharmacy
-Your experiences, emotions and feelings
-Emotional clearance & conscious listening
-Weathering the changes
-Understanding your experience in meditation
-Fatherhood fundamentals
-Healing the world, one child at a time
-And More!

Tickets are $50 can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Dr. Urvashi Puri

On Sunday, October 23rd at 1pm, Dr. Earn your Reiki Level 1 Certification with this special intensive workshop! In this eight hour course you will learn:

-4 attunements to start the flow of Reiki energy
-How to “tune-in” to Reiki
-Reiki’s history and the philosophy behind Reiki
-What is healing?
-See, feel, and work with Auras
-The Chakra balancing
-Energy cleansing techniques
-The 21-day clearing process
-The 27 hand positions
-How to conduct a Reiki self treatment
-How to give a Reiki treatment to others
-Reading the problem
-Simple steps to meditate
-Reiki and me
-The Reiki Principles
-Using Reiki in daily life
-Using Reiki at work
-Reiki FAQs
-As part of the course, you will receive
-Detailed course manual
-21 days support with distance healing
-And more!

Course sizes are limited to 15 people. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

If you have further questions about these two exciting events, call #HipNJ at 973-521-7159. For more on Dr. Puri, visit her website!