For Your Health

Trenton Health Team, a community health care collaborative, is offering free cancer screenings, including cervical cancer screenings, during the month of January for cervical health awareness month.

The screenings are available to Mercer County residents whose income is at or below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and either don’t have health insurance or are under insured.

Screenings will take place Friday, January, 24 at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, 750 Brunswick Avenue in Trenton, and Friday, January 31, at the Pennsauken Diagnostic Center, 1245 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 403, Hamilton. Appointments are required. Call 609-888-6189.

Scholarships

The Dr. Joseph M. Blum Trust is accepting applications for interest-free loans for Jewish students pursuing their degree in healthcare.

The trust provides need-based financial aid of up to $7,500 a year to Jewish students pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, pharmacy, nursing, or any of the allied health professions. The loans are interest free for 10 years.

The loans are available to students from Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, Monmouth, and Burlington counties in New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Applicants must provide documentation of their Jewish heritage, a copy of their FAFSA form, a recent college transcript, and a current tuition bill. Loan applications are considered on a rolling basis. For more information or an application, visit https://BlumTrust.com.

The Simon Youth Foundation is inviting members of the class of 2020 to submit an application to its National Scholarship Program.

Each year the foundation offers one-time scholarships of $1,500 to students who live in and around communities that are home to a Simon Mall, Mills, or Premium Outlets center, such as the Quaker Bridge Mall and Philadelphia Premium Outlets. Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s academics, financial need, written response, work experience, volunteer, and extracurricular activities.

Applications are due Wednesday, February 19. For more information, or to apply, visit www.syf.org/scholarships.

Become a Notary

Notaries and those interested in becoming a notary public, a state-appointed officer who attests to signatures and witnesses the signing of documents, are invited to attend a class being offered by the Mercer County Clerk.

The class will cover the duties and the liabilities of the notary public. There will also be information on new technologies available to assist current notaries with their duties and how to become a notary public.

The class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, February 20, in the conference center at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. There is a $15 registration fee. To register call 609-989-6820 or visit www.mercercounty.org.

Call for Volunteers

Beginning next month, CONTACT of Mercer County, a non-profit organization whose volunteers provide emotional support to those in crises or distress, will hold a spring training session for volunteers.

The class will cover topics such as listening skills, telephone crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and other skills needed to be a CONTACT volunteer.

The volunteer training course will take place Tuesdays, February 11 through April 12. There is a $35 registration fee, and registration is required. For more information or to register call 609-737-2000, or visit www.contactofmercer.org.

Rotary District 7475 will hold three “End Hunger 3.6” events in March to package 500,000 meals to help fight food insecurity in local communities. Rotary Clubs from Mercer County and the surrounding area will host an event at the College of New Jersey on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to pack 150,000 meals, and sponsors are sought for their community service effort. Distribution of the food will be made by the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and the Salvation Army. To register for one of the six meal-packing sessions, including a “Team Challenge” for groups of volunteers, or to donate, visit the Robbinsville Hamilton Rotary Club at www.rhrotary.org/end-hunger-3-6/.

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