Plans Kick Off To Improve Lives Of Children In Central New Jersey

Corporates and organizations play a huge role in the society. Now and then, they affect the lives of the communities they are involved in. Organizations such as Jewish Family Service, Great Metro West Able, Fulton Bank, and Zufall Health have taken the initiative to help improve lives of children in Central New Jersey area.

 

Helping Siblings with Special Needs

 

Collaborative efforts between Jewish Family Service and Great Metro West Able will see parents educated on creating and maintaining a positive environment for their children. They two organizations have launched a parenting workshop called ‘What About Me?’ whose aim is to help children with special needs. The meeting, which will be held in mid-November, aims to shed light on the neglect of children with special needs.

Studies have shown that parents give more attention to the children with special needs. Often the siblings of children with special needs are neglected and so Jewish Family Service of New Jersey wants to address that issue. This neglect affects the siblings of special needs children. They end up feeling unwanted. ‘What About Me?’ is a great program that seeks to help parents achieve balance at home. It will sensitize parents on recognizing and managing their children’s complex emotions.

 

Fighting Childhood Obesity

 

Fulton Bank and Zufall Health in New Jersey have come together to help children in the region fight obesity. The two companies aim to empower families to make healthy lifestyle choices. The program called ‘Andale’ will educate parents and children on the health implications of obesity. ‘Andale’ is Spanish for ‘let’s get moving’ targets young obese Latino children between the age of 7 and 12 years.

 

The three-month program will not only educate families on the risks associated with obesity but also give solutions to curb the problem. It will introduce methods that help families with obese members live healthy lives through proper diet. Health professionals from Zufall Health will be actively involved in reducing the body mass index of these children to improve their health.

 

Overcoming obesity will not only enhance the children’s health but will also boost their mental state. “Child obesity is a serious health concern and Fulton is supporting this program to help improve lives of at-risk families.” Said Fulton VC, Betsy Roberts. “We appreciate Fulton’s support in helping promote healthy lifestyles to obese children.” Said President and CEO of Zufall Health.