Community Bulletin Board

Jackson library to host
program on hypnosis

Community Bulletin Board Jackson library to host program on hypnosis

Jackson library to host
program on hypnosis

The Jackson library will host a program, "The Benefits of Hypnosis," Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. The program will be presented by Robert M. Fried, a certified hypnocounselor and member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and The National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists. He will explore the practice, misconceptions and uses of hypnosis and explain the use of hypnosis for weight loss, pain control, phobias, cessation of smoking, stress management and memory enhancement. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Call (732) 928-4400.

Double Trouble State

Park adds 460 acres

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Coalition for Conservation have announced the acquisition of 460 acres of Pinelands watershed land that will be added to Double Trouble State Park in Berkeley Town-ship, Ocean County. The park previously encompassed 7,336 acres.

The $1.15 million acquisition includes a stream that drains to the Toms River, several lakes, forested areas of cedar swamp and a globally rare natural community of pitch pine-scrub oak barrens. The land also provides habitat for a number of threatened and endangered species, including the northern pine snake, bald eagle, Pine Barrens tree frog, two species of dragonflies and several rare insects.

The property is in a region the Pinelands Commission has designated as a special agricultural area, and active agriculture will continue on the land’s 50 acres of cranberry bogs.

Ned and Jeffrey Lipman sold the land to DEP so it would be permanently preserved in memory of their father, Edward V. Lipman, who purchased the tract in 1951. At that time, the cranberry bogs were already 105 years old.

New resource guide for

senior services available

A new resource directory containing information on programs and services for seniors living in Ocean County is now available.

The 2003-04 N.J. Ease Resource Directory is available by contacting the Office of Senior Services, 1027 Hooper Ave., Toms River, Building No. 2; by calling (732) 929-2091 or (800) 668-4899, or by visiting the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, Dover Township.

The 73-page directory includes information on benefits, consumer protection, education, health services, counseling, legal services, social services, cultural and recreational opportunities, and a host of other topics as they relate to the county’s senior population.

"With more than 130,000 senior citizens calling Ocean County home, good information is key to helping them maintain their quality of life," said Philip Rubenstein, executive director of the Office of Senior Services. "This directory contains information on a host of services provided by the county and other agencies to our senior citizen population."