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Yoga and Meditation – September 25th, 2019
In the continuing effort to support women, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Department on Economic Development’s Office on Women is presenting a women’s empowerment yoga and meditation event in celebration of the fall season on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m., at Masker’s Barn in The Deserted Village of Feltville, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation at 9 Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights.
The Office on Women is collaborating with Girls Helping Girls Period (girlshelpinggirlsperiod.org) in their mission to donate a year’s supply of feminine products to women in need. To assist with the supply of these items, participants are asked to bring a box or bag of feminine products to the event. All supplies collected will be donated to Girls Helping Girls Period.
“This program is designed to help women engage with their strengths and capabilities through yoga and guided meditation. It is a good opportunity to recharge and refresh as a new season begins, while also contributing to a good cause,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski said.
The program will include:
- Networking time.
- A short talk and introduction by Jennifer Erdos, Office Coordinator of the Union County Office on Women.
- Yoga session and guided meditation by Betsy Sanders (RYT 220, Reiki master, meditation teacher, yoga 4 cancer certified, Yin certified).
The event is free of charge and open to residents age 16 and older. Beginners and experts alike are welcome. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for yoga, and bring their own yoga mats as well as any feminine products they’d like to donate to Girls Helping Girls Period. Space is limited and pre-registration is required online using the form above.
As the first county-based office of its kind in New Jersey, the Office on Women aims to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives, in education, in employment and business, health and in the social fabric of Union County, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County. For additional details contact Jennifer Erdos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The women of Union County are some of the most accomplished women in history. The Union County Women Making History Video (below) is Mrs. Marion Johnson, Plainfield. Thanks to Mrs. Johnsons’ groundbreaking work at Boeing, where she was hired just after college, she was help to the United States to land the first person on the moon. This video not only celebrates Mrs. Johnsons’ achievements but shows us how Union County has its own ‘Hidden Figure’.
Margaret (Peggy) Salisbury
On behalf of the Union County Commission on the Status of Women and the Union County Office on Women we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of 2017’s The Union County Women of Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement recipient and Union resident, Margaret (Peggy) Salisbury. Peggy’s significant contributions will not be soon forgotten and her outstanding and unwavering dedication to the people of the entire Union County community will always be remembered. You will be very much missed, Peggy.
Union County Women Making History Video Series – Judy Jenkins Gaudino
The Union County Board of Freeholders is proud to announce that the Union County Office on Women has created a new series of videos highlighting women of achievement and leadership here in Union County, NJ. The new video series is called “Union County Women Making History.”
This video is for the final celebration of Women’s History Month here in Union County and features Judy Jenkins Gaudino, a Summit resident. Judy served in the Vietnam War as a civilian Special Services Recreation Employee. Her story is another look into the Vietnam War and the women that were there serving their country.
The Union County Women Making History video series highlights the achievements of the women of Union County and their contributions.
Jennifer Erdos, Coordinator
The mission of the Office on Women is to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives, in education, in employment and business, health, and in the social fabric of Union County, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County.
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce the development of the new Office on Women. Established under the Department of Human Services, the Union County Office on Women is the first County government office of its kind in New Jersey.
“The Office on Women will provide a platform for leadership and advocacy on the needs of women of all ages, and serve as a catalyst for awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact women’s lives,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.
The new Office on Women serves women in all walks of life throughout Union County. Through analysis, research and strategic collaboration the Office on Women will work to ensure that local programs and services support women’s leadership, equality and advancement in the home, at work and in the community.