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Associates in Hearing HealthCare Associates in Hearing HealthCare has served the South Jersey community for over 30 years. We offer a full range of diagnostic and preventive hearing healthcare services. These include hearing screenings, evaluations, hearing aid sales and rehabilitative and preventive counseling. We are committed to offering our patients the latest technology and keep abreast of the advancements throughout the hearing industry. We are pleased that we are able to offer Remote Care and Home Visits. You would be able to have your hearing devices adjusted remotely by one of our providers from the comfort of your home or office. Associates in Hearing HealthCare promotes improved quality of life through better hearing and superior patient experience. Our audiologists and staff provide comprehensive and professional hearing

health care, from prevention to rehabilitation, for those with hearing concerns, regardless of age. Our patient care will be unique to each individual and reflect the concern and attention required to allow each person success in the goal of improved quality of life through better hearing. As part of our complete hearing healthcare, we are pleased to offer Personal Cognitive Screenings using the Cognivue ThriveTM. We offer this service because several recent studies have shown that hearing aid use may slow the progression of cognitive decline. Additionally, we offer video otoscopy to check your ear canals. If we find excessive ear wax, we are able to remove it for you in the office using our cerumen management system, the EarigatorTM. We promise to work closely with you to discover where you are having difficulty communi-

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ost often, there is an emotional element associated with selling a long-time home. As a prior hospice liaison and home care business owner, Val Gallagher has the knowledge and experience to assist seniors and their families, who are downsizing and need to sell their home, or assist them in finding the perfect new one. Her deep compassion and patience, along with her professional business acumen, make her highly sought after by families who want the confidence and trust that their realtor has their loved ones best interests at heart. Gallagher’s experience in hospice, owning her own home care agency being a featured expert on major Philadelphia TV networks, and now real estate, allows her to be a resource for aging adults and their families. These are some of the services you will be provided when you work with Val Gallaher as

a Senior Real Estate Specialist. • Coordinate all facets of the move. • Referrals to senior specialists vetted by her team. • Help with clearing out the house. • Feedback from prospective buyers. • Professional photos to sell the home. • Multiple listing service for the property. • Automated showing requests which will be coordinated through our team. • Repairs and inspections needed to make settlement. When you hire Val, her integrity, compassion, and excellent customer service provides for a smooth transaction. For more information to work with a Senior Real Estate Specialist and a NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award 2019, 2020 or a complimentary consultation call me at 856-9047785. ■

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Is Inflation On The Horizon?

he specter of inflation has long been absent from the American economy. In fact, inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), has remained below 4% since 2008, has averaged only 1.74% in the past 10 years, and came in at a tepid 1.36% for 2020.1 Rather than inflation, policy makers in recent years have been more concerned with the prospect of deflation -- a drop in prices -- especially at the outset of the pandemic, when the inflation rate dipped below zero for three consecutive months. But the tide may be about to shift. With the end of the pandemic in sight, renewed fears of inflation have emerged, as fiscal stimulus kicks in and the economy bounces back. • The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond has increased 71 basis points since the start of the year, from 0.93% on December 31, 2020 to 1.64% on March 12, 2021, stoked in part by inflation fears.2 • A post-pandemic surge in demand is expected by many economists, as vaccinated consumers come out of hibernation and the economy reopens. • Restaurant, travel, and entertainment businesses are poised to bounce back, and then some, as people celebrate their refound freedoms and make up for lost time. • Huge stimulus packages have injected trillions into the U.S. economy, with the latest

topping $1.9 trillion in aid. • Record low mortgage rates have helped bring about a thriving housing market, and all the spending that goes with it. • A booming stock market has made investors feel richer and more likely to spend. • Oil demand is set to tick up as people start commuting and traveling again. • Major infrastructure spending, a top priority of the Biden administration, is in the wings and would add further stimulus. Not So Fast While all these factors point to possible price hikes, a return to a 1970s-style inflationary cycle is not likely. For one thing, the U.S. economy still has a ways to go before fully recovering from the pandemic. Unemployment remains above 6%, and GDP is still well below its pre-pandemic level. A full recovery is generally not expected until 2022. For another, different structural factors have conspired to keep inflation low in recent years, and they likely will help contain a rise in the future as well. • Global competition in goods and labor markets has had a negative effect on prices. • Technological advancement has brought down the price of goods and services. It’s also increased labor productivity, reducing unit labor cost.

• An aging population has helped keep prices in check, in that elders tend to spend less in general. • The Federal Reserve has shifted away from its inflationhawk policies, and kept interest rates low. • Since inflation has been so low for so long, inflation expectations are low, and businesses are less inclined to increase prices as a matter of course. This is not to say that inflation won’t edge up in the coming months. Many economists predict a surge in late spring, when year-over-year comparisons will be magnified by the negative readings in 2020. But they also predict that inflation will eventually settle back toward the Fed’s 2% target. Staying Ahead of Inflation For many, inflation fears are less about an uptick in today’s prices than they are about an erosion in the value of tomorrow’s savings. Over time, even a moderate amount of inflation can take a toll on an investment portfolio. That’s why it’s important to maintain a growth element in your investment mix. Over the long run, stocks may provide the best potential for returns that exceed inflation. While past performance is no guarantee of future results, stocks have historically provided higher returns than other asset classes. Between 1926 and December 31, 2020, the annual-

ized return for a portfolio composed of stocks in the S&P 500 index was 10.34% -- well above the average inflation rate of 2.86% for the same period. The annualized return for long-term government bonds, on the other hand, was only 5.76%.3 Keep in mind that stocks do involve greater risk of shortterm fluctuations than other asset classes. Unlike a bond, which promises a fixed return if you hold it until maturity, a stock can rise or fall in value based on daily events in the stock market, trends in the economy, or problems at the issuing company. But if you have a long investment time frame and are willing to hold your ground during short-term ups and downs, you may find that stocks offer the best chance to stay ahead of inflation. Ana L Barnett, RICP® is a Financial Advisor and Retirement Income Certified Professional affiliated with LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer.* Ana specializes in Retirement Income Planning and Investment Management for Baby Boomer and Retirees and was recently named a 2020 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager as mentioned in New Jersey and Philadelphia Magazines.** If you have a question for Ana, you can contact her via email at ana.barnett@lpl.com. Ana L Barnett is a Registered Representative with, and secu-



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amily owned and operated since 1968, F&M Caterers and Deli has been a staple in the community. Offering homemade specialties like Corned Beef Brisket, Salads, Turkey and Hand Cut Lox to name a few. F&M Catering and Deli, has never been afraid to go outside the limits with food. From their kitchen to your table, their expert chefs will meet all your expectations and go beyond. Their menus are just a starting point. From the freshness of ingredients to the unique way your food is arranged and displayed, F&M will perfect every last detail. F&M will transform your dream and their passion to create an event that has been made just for you. F&M specializes in Weddings, Showers, Private Parties, Family Functions, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16 Parties, Holy Communions, Corporate

Events and more. Their new and unique approach to catering your event, with individual boxed lunches...where all selections are individually wrapped, including choice of sandwich or wrap, deli salads, and utensils so that your hands are the only hands that touch your food! “It’s been a hit with our customers”, says Joann Schley, owner of F&M. “We can offer traditional catering as well, but this is a great alternative during these trying times when people are so conscious of a safe way to host an event.” Call F&M today for more information at 856-235-7245. Their expert staff will be happy to answer any questions and help you to create a safe and successful event. Attention Seniors...Monday is Senior Citizen day at F&M. Receive a 10% discount off your entire bill! F&M Caterers and Deli is

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Be Mobile Again

llrite Mobility has been delivering results since we opened in early  2017.  Our goal is to provide tremendous value and a superior customer experience to all of our consumers. Our company has a knowledgeable staff experienced in all makes and models of electric scooters and wheelchairs. We want you and loved ones to ‘Be Mobile Again’ and are here to assist with all of your mobility needs. Here at Allrite we offer a wide variety of new, pre-owned and refurbished mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs, power lift chairs, power lift recliners, accessories and repairs.

We buy pre-owned mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs that are no longer needed or are not in use. Our technical staff rigorously tests each scooter and performs maintenance and repairs to refurbish it to work like new. Every mobility scooter we sell comes with the scooter manual, an electric charger and the added benefit of huge savings. Does your mobility scooter not hold a charge for as long as it used to? We also carry a wide range of Duracell mobility batteries in store from Deep Cycle, Gel and AGM that will have you up and running like new in no time at all.

Allrite Mobility performs repairs on all makes and models of electric and manual scooters and wheelchairs, from missing or bad armrests, worn out or replacement seats, replacement tires, brakes to repairing electrical systems. Do you have a favorite color or are you a big sports fan? We love when people make requests to personalize their scooter to better suit their needs! Visit us online at www.allritemobility.com to learn more about our products and services or stop by our showroom in historic downtown Maple Shade at 123 E. Main Street. ■

Jump into a bright tomorrow

Call for special offers There’s always something fun going on at The Evergreens in Moorestown, a premier Acts Retirement-Life Community. With beautiful living options, great neighbors and so many opportunities to stay active, you’ll enjoy a resort-like lifestyle where you’ll have time to make the most of each day. Best of all, with Acts Life Care® your savings will be protected even if needs change. Call today to discover how much fun you can have in the days ahead. MOORESTOWN, NJ

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Understanding Medicare and the confusing options can be a challenge. I am a local broker working with Seniors since 1985, and I would love the opportunity to guide you through this process. I promise to make the experience easy, and most of all, pleasant! You don’t need to navigate this alone…

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hether you are turning 65 and transitioning into Medicare, already enrolled but considering a plan change, or curious if it is time to leave your employer’s healthcare plan, RD Shaara Inc. can help. Robert Shaara, president of R.D. Shaara, Inc., has been an independent medical insurance broker for over 35 years. Since 1985, Bob has built an extensive network of carriers and relationships that allow him to focus solely on what is best for the individual client. Bob’s emphasis is educating his senior clients on the 4 parts of Medi-

care (A, B, C, D) and the many Medicare Supplement options available. “Guiding people through the Medicare maze is extremely gratifying. People are going from a system they have been accustomed to for decades, to a totally new way of managing and funding their healthcare. For many, this transition is scary and often confusing. Too many critical mistakes are made without proper guidance. While my approach is very thorough, it is my goal to make this experience easy and even please see MEDICARE, page 10

Bradley Funeral Home


he Staff of Bradley Funeral Home continues to think of our community as we navigate these still unprecedented times. The COVID19 pandemic has touched our world, our country, our community and our families, all in some manner. If you experienced the death of a loved one due to this virus our hearts go out to you. We wanted to make sure you were aware of a new program that Congress enacted that may allow your family to be reimbursed for some of your funeral expenses. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and

the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will provide financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. This program is available through FEMA and they started accepting applications on April 12, 2021. When FEMA opened its Funeral Assistance Hotline for coronavirus-related deaths - the agency says they were immediately overwhelmed with calls on the first day. If you were trying to get through, you may have been met with nothing more than a busy signal. Please be patient as they work to correct these please see BRADLEY, page 10

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ur beautiful addition, Mausoleum of the Saints, will provide a safe, peaceful and reflective final resting place to our area residents. Take advantage of our excellent pre-construction pricing and outstanding interest free financing by contacting us at (856) 829-3553 or visiting our beautiful 85-acre grounds. Lakeview Offers Guidance & Counsel Life never quite prepares us for loss. The choice of a final resting place can often be filled with emotion and confusion when prior arrangements were not made. At Lakeview, we understand the process. Our role is to provide empathy, guidance and counsel for family. Please allow us to provide for friends and loved ones in a personalized manner. Preparing Ahead Throughout life, experience reminds us of the wisdom of foresight and planning. The foresight to purchase a cemetery lot, a mausoleum crypt or a cremation niche is one way to lessen the stress on loved ones at the time of loss. Making decisions about a final resting place during life guarantees that your wishes are met without depending on others who, by necessity, may have to make decisions colored by grief and not governed by reason. ■

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Our beautiful addition, Mausoleum of the Saints, will provide a safe, peaceful and reflective final resting place to our area residents. Take advantage of our excellent pre-construction pricing and outstanding interest free financing by contacting us at (856) 829-3553 or visiting our beautiful 85-acre grounds. LAKEVIEW OFFERS GUIDANCE & COUNSEL Life never quite prepares us for loss. The choice of a final resting place can often be filled with emotion and confusion when prior arrangements were not made. At Lakeview, we understand the process. Our role is to provide empathy, guidance and counsel for family. Please allow us to provide for friends and loved ones in a personalized manner. PREPARING AHEAD Throughout life, experience reminds us of the wisdom of foresight and planning. The foresight to purchase a cemetery lot, a mausoleum crypt or a cremation niche is one way to lessen the stress on loved ones at the time of loss. Making decisions about a final resting place during life guarantees that your wishes are met without depending on others who, by necessity, may have to make decisions colored by grief and not governed by reason.



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4 Ways Older Adults Can Manage Chronic Pain By: Jacquie Miller, Marketing and Sales Director, United Methodist Communities at Collingswood


id you know that nearly 20 million people in the United States are living with chronic pain? Those who suffer from it know that pain levels vary from mild to severe. When you’re experiencing a flare up, it can make simple everyday tasks difficult. Chronic pain can be especially hard for seniors who may already be experiencing limited mobility or who live alone. If you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain, here are four tips to help manage it. • Identify the stressors in your life and try to manage them. Stress contributes negatively to many existing health conditions and can make chronic pain worse. While it’s not possible to eliminate stress from your life, it is possible to manage it using methods like medi-

tation, stretching, or listening to calming music. • Review your diet with your doctor. The foods we consume have a huge effect on our body and foods that cause inflammation can contribute to flare ups and other health problems. Write down everything you eat for the next two weeks and review the list with your doctor. They can identify any potential inflammatory foods and recommend changes. • Stay active. It’s very tempting to remain sedentary when experiencing chronic pain, but remaining active, even if it’s a very light exercise, can help. Search YouTube for different low impact exercises like chair yoga, that can be performed in the comfort of your own home. • Look into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With the help of a therapist, CBT teaches people with chronic pain to redirect their thoughts

during periods of intense pain. CBT is used for a wide range of mental and physical health issues and improves the overall regulation of emotions associated with pain. Senior living communities

are well prepared to manage chronic pain in older adults. As mentioned above, stress can make chronic pain worse, so these communities work to meet resident’s needs, minimize their stress, and provide a

comfortable living space. For more information about senior living, please contact United Methodist Communities at Collingwood at 856-854-4331 or visit our website, Collingswood. UMCommunities.org. ■

Nexxt Level Aquatics Center


ake A Splash here at Nexxt Level Aquatics Center in Voorhees! Beat the hot summer heat with all of our cool classes, clinics and activities! At NL Aquatics, we are a community! Our passionate and energetic instructors strive to make each class fun and engaging while also catering the instruction to your personal fitness goals. We offer a wide variety of classes in our brand-new, state-of-the-art warm water pool, and our zeroentry ramp makes our pool accessible to all!

With our Two Pools, we have Plenty of space for all of your swimming needs. We at NL Aquatics have teamed up with The Gravity Vault to Give your children a one of a kind summer experience! with Coliseum Camps Rock climbing, swimming, and many other activities that can be found all in one space! With a flexible schedule and discounts for every family, make the best of the summer without breaking the bank! Aquatic exercise and therapy is a fun and safe way to improve muscle strength, flexibil-

ity, and balance without impact on your joints or risk of injury. That's why NL Aquatic Center now offers Aqua Jog classes Every Monday and Friday! Gain value instruction from one of the area's leading masters swimming and triathlon coaches, Deb Kassekert! Classes are limited to 10 participants each day, so reserve your spot soon! NL Aquatic Center is located behind the Coliseum at 333 Preston Ave, in Voorhees, NJ. Want to sign up now? Visit us online at www.nlaquatics.com or call us at 856-335-3007 ■

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United Methodist Communities at Collingswood has been part of Collingswood since 1891. Our longevity is a result of our expertise in serving seniors and their families. When the time comes to seek care for your loved one, choose the community that Collingswood has trusted for over 100 years. To learn more about United Methodist Communities at Collingswood or to schedule a tour, call 856-421-5276 or visit Collingswood.UMCommunities.org.

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Viking Casual Furniture

ince 1955, Viking Casual Furniture has been Delaware Valley’s premier source of quality patio furniture, dinettes, wicker furniture, mattresses, bars and barstools. Always prepared for the latest trends, Viking is ready to update your backyard this spring with 2021’s most in-demand outdoor furniture and accessories. Last year’s trends saw intimate and cozy backyard areas furnished with conversation fire pits. This year, those spaces are growing larger and becoming outdoor rooms. Complete with sectional sofas surrounding fire pits, these rooms are tied together with complementing weatherproof rugs and throw pillows. Dining al fresco will once again remain a standard favor-

ite, which means comfortable yet functional tables and chairs within close proximity to the BBQ grill are a must. Companies such as North Cape, DWL Garden Furniture, Telescope Casual, Kingsley Bate and Tropitone (all lines carried by Viking) are filling the demand for all your outdoor furniture needs by providing a variety of styles that are durable, weather-resistant, comfortable and casual. North Cape specializes in high-quality all-weather wicker furniture with thick cushioning in a full spectrum of colors. DWL Garden Furniture is famous for its classic lines and durable cast-aluminum frames. And Tropitone brings you sleek styles with plush seating in a contemporary look. If you feel

you’re fully furnished, you can still freshen up your outdoor spaces with current trending colors. The bold, bright tones from 2020 are being replaced this year with softer, slightly muted colors. Buttery hues are supplementing lemon yellow, lime green is being taken over by avocado, and those brilliant reds are tempered down into rust or gray tones. All furniture from Viking comes fully assembled and they offer hassle-free delivery throughout the Midlantic Region, including down the shore. As an added bonus, if you hurry in now, you’ll be able to take advantage of some special pre-season pricing. Visit us at 123 E. Main St. in Maple Shade. ■

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Acacia Hospice and Homecare

hen someone is facing a life-limiting illness, there are many challenges to overcome. Acacia Hospice and Home Care is focused on the care of the whole person when medical treatments may no longer be a viable option.  We offer the physical, emotional and spiritual support that all of our patients deserve, so they can live out  the rest of  their lives in comfort, with honor and meaning.   Since 2007, Acacia has been providing in-home care to persons residing in Burlington, Camden, Mercer and Gloucester counties as well as in assisted living and long-term care facilities.  We are a not-for-profit organization supported by the Masonic Charity Foundation. What makes Acacia different? Acacia not only provides all

services required of a hospice provider, but as a smaller program it offers greater personalized care with the added benefit of including a home care program to meet all of our patients’ needs. We have achieved 4 Star status with the We Honor Veterans Program, which recognizes our dedication to treating and honoring veterans with the dignity and respect to which they are entitled.  Most importantly, our hardworking staff is a committed, compassionate team of healthcare professionals who strive to optimize this challenging life-care journey. Please visit our website for more detailed information about our program at Acaciahospice.org.  Or call us at 609-589-4444. Acacia is located at 902 Jacksonville Rd, Burlington, NJ 08016 ■

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issues. It is helpful if you have your documents ready when you call. There is no deadline to apply and all applicants will have the ability to open a case. Here is the website which has helpful information for you: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/ funeral-assistance There are eligibility requirements and the death certificate must indicate that the death was attributed to COVID-19. To apply for these funds, you must call the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line at 844684-6333 Monday-Friday from 8am-8pm Central time. You will be asked to set up an online account and submit the required documentation through your portal. We hope this information is helpful. Bradley Funeral Home has been fortunate to serve South Jersey since 1921 and in our Marlton location since 1968. The Bradley Family and the Bradley Funeral Home staff appreciate the trust you place in us. We continue to be an available resource for you today. Stay safe and be well. ■


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Hearing Center Of Mount Laurel


EARING CENTER OF MOUNT LAUREL won “Best of Burlington County” awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Located on Route 38, our office is committed to providing the highest quality hearing healthcare. Mark Halford and Teresa Jackson recognize their responsibility to the community to develop and implement comprehensive and cost-effective hearing healthcare which benefits our patients. Hearing Center of Mount Laurel works with top hearing aid companies Starkey and Phonak to offer standard or rechargeable hearing aids that provide outstanding sound quality, background noise reduction and tinnitus management. They can stream calls and other media directly from phones and TV’s. We also have mini-microphones and remote controls for patients with more difficult situations. Starkey’s top hearing aid, the Livio AI, was named "One of the Best Inventions of 2019" by Time magazine. Livio AI features integrated sensors and


artificial intelligence for superior sound quality and the ability to track both body and brain health. Phonak’s newest aid, Paradise, offers personalized noise canceling, speech enhancers and universal Bluetooth connectivity to multiple smart TV’s and cell phones at the same time. Save up to $1,000 on a pair of rechargeable Starkey or Phonak devices when you bring in our ad from this newspaper. Our practice offers free hearing tests, consultations and demonstrations to people who want to hear and understand better. We help them identify the hearing aids that best suit their lifestyle, budget and hearing loss. Hearing Center of Mount Laurel provides ongoing service and support as our patients start their journey to a better quality of life. See our ad in this paper for more information. If you or a loved one is struggling to understand, please call Mark and Terry at 856-234-8844 for an appointment. ■

Casual Bridge Opportunities

njoy playing bridge but break into a sweat at the thought of timeclocks, masterpoints, and tournaments? Game Friendzy & Bridge Center has a remedy for you. You’re invited to hop online and join in the casual bridge pick-up games that Game Friendzy runs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10-11:30 am. Come with a partner, come with friends, or come alone. It’s a great way to meet new people, make new friends, and socialize. The sessions are facilitated by Game Friendzy owner Ber-

nadette Hennessy May, who organizes players into foursomes, runs the games, and is available throughout the sessions to offer guidance and answer questions. Participants “meet” online on Zoom and then “head to the tables” on Shark Bridge, both free internet programs. The fee is just $5/player. Partners are not required, and once on the pick-up game email list, players can “drop in” and start bidding in any session without reservations, as the Zoom link to join is always the same. The play is fun, easygoing, and pressure-free. please see BRIDGE, page 14

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Assisted Living 661 Delsea Drive Sewell, NJ 08080 Ph.:856-256-1776 Terraces at Parke Place has provided assisted living for South Jersey seniors for 21 years. Our newly renovated community provides traditional assisted living and a secure special needs unit for those residents who require a higher level of supervision and care. We have consistently been awarded the Advanced Standing Designation by the NJ Department of Health. Please call us at 856-256-1776 to find out more about the services we can provide.


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continued from page 2 portant decisions you will ever make. The personal relationships you will develop with our staff at Associates in Hearing HealthCare will continue long after your initial appointment. We understand that ongoing counseling, periodic adjustments and regular hearing aid cleanings are vital to your continued satisfaction with your investment in better hearing. We are committed to supporting your every need. If you or your loved ones are noticing hearing issues, want to treat hearing loss or need some more information about hearing, get in touch with our team today! We have two locations to serve you: Barrington, NJ and now open in Voorhees, NJ. Visit us online at www.ears4you.com or call 1-888-EARS-4YOU (1-888327-7496). ■


continued from page 2 highly trained packing engineers know the safest way to pack every item possible. We have shipped high value pieces of artwork, designer dishes, expensive jewelry, classic automobiles, cars, and so much more! Other services include: Packing Materials/Custom Packing, Specialty Freight Crates, Greyhound Bus GPX , Mail Forwarding, Estafeta shipping to Mexico, Polenz deferred shipping to Europe, UMAC shipping to the Philippines, Shipping to Hawaii/Alaska/Guam. As well as Business Shipping Accounts and Special Business Discounts. Safe Ship Specialty Shipping is located in the Kingsway Plaza at 300 S Lenola Rd., Ste 4, Maple Shade NJ 08052. 856-318-2773. https://mapleshadepacknship. com/ ■

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Mathis Funeral Home


ur Funeral Home built in 1896, is located at 58 N. Main Street in the Historic Village of Medford, New Jersey. In 1956, Art and Kathy Mathis purchased and converted this residence into The Mathis Funeral Home, which has now served the community for over 60 years. In 1993, Art Mathis passed away and his daughter Kathy became licensed and continued her family’s legacy serving each family as if it were her own. In 1993, Kathy began extensive renovations to the funeral home to make it handicap accessible, and add on to their already spacious chapel. There are three public restrooms, a children’s area, coffee lounge, on site casket display room and a cremation options and prearrangement/pre-planning area. In 2001, the Moore family took over ownership of the funeral home and continued to work side by side with Kathy to grow and add to the business.

Carl Hasson joined the family in 2002, and has continued their service of excellence in the community. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1995, and in the year 2000, he earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service, Inc. A select few have distinguished themselves among their peers within the funeral service profession as they continue their education to exceed the highest standards of care. At Mathis Funeral Home we have committed to a program of lifelong learning to serve you and the families in your community with a level of excellence expected of a CFSP. We wish to thank all of you who have allowed our family the privilege to serve your family in your time of need. Call us at 609-654-2439, for any of your needs, or to schedule a tour of our facility. ■

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E Z Pantry


Delivering peace of mind along with your groceries

Z Pantry is a grocery shopping and delivery service here in the community for over 30 years. Customers call in their order over the phone with a helpful operator who will answer any questions they may have. So while they deliver groceries to area residents, what they really offer is peace of mind. Some people struggle to grocery shop during the winter months, or when they're not feeling well. Now the Covid-19 virus is a huge concern for anyone at high risk, which means getting groceries can be a challenge. Thankfully, E Z Pantry's services offer a perfect solution for everyone at a very reasonable cost. There’s no obligation, customers are free to call as often or as little as they’d like. With a low minimum order of only $50 dollars and delivery fees of

$14.50, this can be your weekly resource, or the occasional back up plan. Shopping with E Z Pantry is done over the phone, no computer necessary! To place an order, you simply make up a grocery list and call 856-767-0555 before 2 pm. One of the friendly operators will take your order and total up the bill. The next day, your groceries are carried to the kitchen counter while payment is made to the driver with Cash, Check, Debit or Credit Card, and they accept EBT cards as well. To make things even easier, every new customer gets a copy of the “Grocery Shopping Catalog” to shop from. E Z Pantry offers a wide selection of items including Fresh Produce, Dairy and Meats. They have a complete line of Frozen Foods, Household Goods, General Grocery and Pet Products all at

reasonable prices, along with a 100% satisfaction guarantee on everything you purchase. E Z Pantry has been serving the community for over 30 years. They offer an easy, reliable way to get groceries, especially in the winter weather. Grocery shopping is a necessity for us all, and now thanks to E Z Pantry, it can be safe and convenient giving you plenty of peace of mind. ■ Yvette Katogir E Z Pantry Inc. 856-767-0555

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Navigating Medicare Insurance Supplements


rian Zimmerman has been in the Insurance business since 1989, helping small business owners, Individuals and seniors get Health and Life Insurance. Purchasing a Medicare plan can be extremely confusing. Every time you turn on the TV there's a Medicare commercial or your

mailbox is full of advertisements. If your turning 65 It’s almost impossible to figure out what plan to go with. Some of you may need help picking up Part B. I’ve been doing this for over 32 years and I represent all the carriers. I’ll make sure your doctors, Hospitals are in network and your prescriptions

are covered. I listen to what your needs are like Dental, Vision, hearing aids and gym membership . If your income is low you may be eligible for extra help on RX or Medicare part B. I get paid by the insurance company so my help cost you nothing. After your enrolled I’m there to answer all


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your questions. In addition to that many of my clients need life insurance, long term care Insurance or have to roll over a 401k. I can help navigate that as well. Call Brian Zimmerman 609-238-2911 or go to http:// www.medicarenj.net ■

Leonard Financial Solutions

eonard Financial Solutions is an insurance agency located in Moorestown, New Jersey. It was founded in 2017 by Jonathan Leonard out of his strong desire to improve the lives of everyone he meets. For the majority of his career, Jonathan had worked for non-profit companies and in church ministry. Seeking a change of career but still passionate about helping people, Jonathan branched into the insurance industry to provide his clients with education and truth to how wealth accumulation and distribution actually works - and that everyone has an opportunity to have a completely tax free retirement - and during their lifetime have access to use and save their money at the same time.

We specialize in: • Medicare • Life Insurance • Disability Income Insurance • 529 Planning for Children • Social Security Planning • Retirement Planning It is Jonathan's main focus to build his practice based on honesty and integrity. He cares more about serving his clients' best interests than making a sale. If you have an existing policy that already suits your needs, Jonathan will always let you know instead of trying to sell you a new policy. He prides himself on ensuring every client he meets finds value in investing their time with him. Schedule an appointment with Jonathan today at 856-4445433, and see what we mean! ■

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continued from page 11 Don’t know what to bid after 1NT? Not sure of the best opening lead? Wondering if you could have made your contract? Hennessy May will be there to help. It’s a great opportunity to learn some new bridge strategy tips in a low-key atmosphere. Besides having fun and interacting with others, you’ll also give your brain a cognitive workout! Bridge is easy to learn but challenging to master, which is what makes it so entertaining, enduring, and popular. Players can enjoy bridge at whatever level they are at, from beginner to advanced. Ask questions, get details, and sign up for the pick-up sessions to receive the Zoom link by contacting Game Friendzy at 856-795-PLAY (7529) or info@ gamefriendzy.com. If you’d like to brush up your bridge skills or even learn bridge, new online classes are regularly forming. See the Game Friendzy calendar at www.gamefriendzy.com/calendar for details. Private group or individual online lessons are also available, and for those who want to brave tournament play, Game Friendzy also hosts weekly online American Contract Bridge League tournament games. ■

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Terraces at Parke Place Assisted Living


erraces at Parke Place Assisted Living is Celebrating 21 Years of Service to Seniors! 661 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080 When life becomes a little harder to manage on your own, Terraces at Parke Place Assisted Living offers all the comforts of home in a location that is easily accessible to all major roads. As a family – owned community, we carry on a unique tradition of neighbors helping neighbors. We truly value our residents and take pleasure in helping with all things big and small, to help you live life to the fullest. Here you’ll enjoy very large living suites equipped with kitchens including full size refrigerator, microwave and emergency call system. Terraces also offers multiple living rooms with fireplaces, libraries and sunrooms for socializing, a hair salon, Physical Therapy center and large front porch and covered patios. Our services include weekly housekeeping and laundry service, three restaurant style

meals each day, 24 hour onsite nursing and pharmacy services. At Terraces we understand the challenges that may occur when caring for a loved one with advancing memory impairments or physical needs. Our “Special Needs Neighborhood” is for those residents who require a secure living environment due to memory impairments, as well as, for those residents who have higher medical needs but who do not need the care provided in a nursing home. The New Jersey Department of Health has consistently awarded Terraces at Parke Place with the distinction of “Advanced Standing”. Not all assisted living communities in New Jersey achieve this recognition. The New Jersey Department of Health bestows this distinction upon an assisted living community that successfully complies with all state, federal and local regulations that pertain to assisted living communities. For More Information Call Joanne at 856-256-1776 . ■



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