Free Women’s Yoga and Wellness Class at Warinanco Sports Center, Sept. 21

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a free yoga and women’s wellness event will be held in celebration of the 2018 International Day of Peace on Friday evening, September 21, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park.

As a suggested donation, participants are invited to bring a box or bag of feminine hygiene products. The donations will be given to the organization “Girls Helping Girls. Period,” in support of women in need.

“This event is an opportunity for women in Union County to connect with their peers, recharge their energy for the fall season, and raise awareness that many women and girls struggle to afford basic necessities that are often taken for granted, here in the U.S. and around the world,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

The International Day of Peace event is the latest in a series of popular wellness sessions for women offered through the Union County Office on Women, part of the Division of Outreach and Advocacy in the Department of Human Services.

The evening includes:

  • A networking session with a short talk and introduction by Jennifer Erdos, Coordinator, Union County Office on Women.
  • Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.
  • Guided meditation ceremony by Betsy Sanders

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m. It is open to women age 16 and older, at any level of yoga skill from beginner to expert.

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for yoga, and bring their own yoga mats.

The event is free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

For more details about the event email Jennifer Erdos at jerdos@ucnj.org or call 908-527-4216.

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Previous Event – Free Yoga and Wellness Class Offered in Celebration of Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through Department of Human Services Union County Office on Women presented a free yoga class and wellness event, “Empowering Union County Women to Go Out and Make History” on Friday evening, March 3, at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of Feltville. The event was open to all, from beginners to experienced practitioners.

“Women’s History Month recognizes the distinctive contributions that women have made to our nation and our communities,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “This event is designed to help County residents engage with their strengths and capabilities through yoga and guided meditation. It is an excellent opportunity to recharge after a long and difficult winter.”

The evening included:

  • Guided meditation ceremony by Danielle DeCostello of Bella Organici Studio in Cranford.
  • Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.
  • Wellness and self-care session by Arielle Cassidy of the Juice House in Garwood.

“Empowering Union County Women to Go Out and Make History” is open to ages 16 and older.

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Large group of County employees came out to learn about women health issues.

Previous Event – Wellness Seminar

Life Coach consultant Ashley Burke gave an interactive presentation in regards to women’s health.

Previous Event – Birthday of Suffragette Susan B. Anthony

On Wednesday, February 15 the Union County Department of Human Services Office on Women celebrated the birthday of Suffragette Susan B. Anthony, who was born on the same date in 1820. Recognizing that February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month, the event included a session on the important contributions that Anthony made toward achieving equal rights for women and African-Americans in the U.S. and abroad. She was a prominent activist in the abolitionist movement as well as a founder of the Suffragette movement, which lead to the enfranchisement of women in 1920. She was also instrumental in establishing the International Council of Women.

Susan B. Anthony passed away in 1906 but the legacy of her impact on our nation’s history lives on in celebrations large and small.

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