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JERSEY CITY WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL

Hip New Jersey attended the One World Water Lantern Festival at Liberty State Park, Jersey City on July 20th. The festival brought people together to decorate and launch their lanterns as well as enjoy food, and music.

The festival had a full day of events and fun for all in attendance! With plenty of games, live performances from local bands and food trucks, there was something for everyone. There were also local vendors at the event for people to shop at.

In addition, guests were able to decorate and customize their lanterns however they wanted. Guests could see different designs  ranging from dedications to family, friends and loved ones to patterns resembling the lanterns from Tangled and so much more! Then came the launching of the lanterns into the water for a magnificent display, lighting up the water between New York and New Jersey.

Despite one of the  dates being postponed, the festival overall enjoyed huge success. Over 3,000 people were in attendance. People said the festival is beautiful with all the lanterns in the water and how unique the event truly is. The lanterns were made with wood and rice paper, making the festival environmentally friendly. The staff also makes sure to clean up all the lanterns after the festival is over.

The purpose of this event is to bring people together and promote peace and love among all of them. Furthermore, it was a time to celebrate hope, healing and happiness through the different experiences of everyone involved.

For more information on this event and others like it across the country, click here!

CareOne’s Elizabeth Straus Honored as a Leading Woman Intrapreneur

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino joined CareOne at Liberty State Park in Jersey City to celebrate New Jersey’s top leading women intrapreneurs, including CareOne executive vice president, Elizabeth Straus!

An intrapreneur, according to  Linda Wellbrock, CEO and Founder of Leading Women Entrepreneurs, is a “corporate executive who is innovative and advocates for women in some way, shape, or form.” Elizabeth, “excels in all the criteria and is a pillar example of what we’re looking for in an honoree,” Wellbrock explains.

For the past 9 years, Elizabeth Straus has overseen operations for her family’s senior care company, CareOne. In her role, Straus has transformed the 15-year-old company into multi-faceted provider of healthcare which spans the senior care continuum. Further, Straus has developed a model that is centered on providing exceptional care in exceptional settings. She has overseen over $30 million in new facility construction and is responsible for a workforce exceeding 10,000 employees throughout all of CareOne’s business. Under her leadership, CareOne has attained the highest ratings (5 Stars) in New Jersey from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, spearheaded dynamic clinical programs, and lead philanthropic efforts throughout her company which has produced over $10 million raised by CareOne for charitable causes.

Straus said it was “a real honor to be recognized with such incredible women” and that she was “taken aback by the women who are receiving the award as well.” She also commended her team who believe that nothing is impossible.

Great leadership achieves great things, and the key to doing so is by making people believe. “If you get people to believe, anything can happen,” says Straus.

For more information on Elizabeth Straus and CareOne, visit Care-One.com.

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#HipNJ Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s

Did you know that over 500,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including 175,000 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers? This scary fact is why we urge all of our #Hippers to support the Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s!

This series of four walks throughout the Garden State is the charity’s largest fundraising event. The first Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s raised over $750,000 in 2016, with 100% of walk donations supporting ANJ programs and services such as personal and confidential assistance, guidance, relief from caregiving, emotional support and education, safety awareness, and clinical trial opportunities. 

To get involved, find a Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® in your community. Click on the walk location for specific event details:

Southern Regional Walk – Arnold & Baltimore Aves., Point Pleasant Beach – Saturday, September 23, 2017

Liberty State Park Regional Walk – Liberty State Park, Jersey City – Saturday, October 7, 2017 

Central Regional Walk – ETS, 660 Rosedale Rd., Princeton – Sunday, October 22, 2017

Northern Regional Walk – Bergen Community College, Paramus – Sunday, October 29, 2017

For more information about Alzheimer’s New Jersey, visit ALZNJ.org.