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Thank you for #StayingWithUs during these uncertain times.  We miss our members and can't wait to see you again!  As we await Governor Murphy's green light to re-open we want you to know that we are working hard to welcome you back safely just as soon as we can. 

Once we finalize our re-opening policies and procedures we communitate this to you via email and here on the website.  So please check back frequently and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

We have remained here for our community and continue to support those in need and at risk through food distributions, volunteering for those who need extra support and hosting emergency blood drives.  We will come back stronger, together!

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Adopt a neighbor

People who are at a higher risk, like adults over 60 and people who have chronic medical conditions or auto-immune diseases, should stay home as much as possible.

We have neighbors who need to remain in self-isolation and don’t have family around to help them. If you know someone like this, consider adopting them during this crisis. Shop for them either by going to the store, or online and having it delivered to their house.

Most pharmacies have delivery. But if they are not getting their medication delivered, you can help your neighbor sign up. This may be a good time to get the contact information of your neighbor’s relatives that lives out of state, in the event of an emergency. 

Those at the highest risk, need the most support. At times like these, it really does take a village. 

Talking to your Kids

With coronavirus being a concern for grown ups, your kids might also be worrying. Ridgewood psychologist, Dr. Mark Hatton, discusses how to talk about COVID-19 with your young children.

Dr. Mark Hatton received his PhD from Columbia University and is a Licensed Psychologist with a private practice in Ridgewood, NJ working with children, adults and couples. Dr. Hatton has appeared as an on-air live TV Psychology Expert for MSNBC, NBC, CNN and others, especially regarding issues impacting children. He is a Ridgewood YMCA Board member, serving for over 25 years.

coronavirus storybook

Not sure how your children are handling everything during this time of uncertainy? This great storybook will help your children gain a better understanding of what Coronavirus is, and help you find out how your kids are feeling.

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