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‘Cancer:Thriving and Surviving’

Post Date:03/05/2020

BEDMINSTER – Are you or a loved one living with cancer? Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health liaison, invites those who have been affected by cancer and their caregivers to attend a free six-week workshop titled “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving.” The workshop will occur on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m., on April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and continuing May 6, at Cancer Support Community Central NJ in the Dodie Loughlin Wellness Center, located at 3 Crossroads Drive, Bedminster. Preregistration is required.

In this workshop participants and their caregivers will gain a more positive outlook about their condition and learn how to improve their state-of-mind and overall health. Some of the topics that will be discussed include how to communicate effectively with family, friends and healthcare professionals and how to make appropriate decisions about treatment and choosing complementary therapies.

Attendees will also learn how to cope with negative emotions such as feelings of isolation, frustration and uncertainty and how to manage pain, poor sleep as well as the benefits of exercise to help increase flexibility and endurance.

This program is sponsored by the Morris-Somerset Regional Chronic Disease Coalition, the Somerset County Department of Health and Cancer Support Community Central NJ.

For more information, or to register call Lea Kimmelman at 908-203-6077 or email

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 Current SCDOH Situation Update

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.  To stay up-to-date on information, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the most current information.

Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH) is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Jersey State Department of Health, and other health partners in monitoring the evolving situation. Somerset County remains committed to providing accurate and timely information on this situation to our communities. Residents can call 908-231-7111 for a daily automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, New Jersey.

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COVID-19 Cases Total Deaths
Somerset County*  446** 12
New Jersey  22,255** 355
United States 186,101** 3,603
*All 21 municipalities 

**Includes both confirmed cases and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Presumptive positive cases tested positive at a state or commercial laboratory and are waiting for confirmatory testing by the CDC.

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