Ten years ago this week, high schooler Tina Witowsky suffered a massive brain injury in class. She has not only relearned how to walk and talk, but also how to sing -- and just as she did before her trauma struck, she is entertaining people again.
Mercer County-based City of Angels has been no stranger to our airwaves in the last several months, but a few exciting developments over the summer are helping the group expand its advocacy even further.
The correlation between music and the brain has been well-documented, and for the last year it's served as a learning experience for music students who've been working with "adopted" elders suffering from various stages of dementia.
A series of outdoor walks which started in Point Pleasant Beach this past weekend and will continue next month in Jersey City, Princeton and Paramus could bring in more than $1 million for New Jerseyans affected by Alzheimer's disease.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month as well as National Recovery Month, but continuing stigma about mental health disorders and suicide are prompting New Jersey groups to redouble efforts to discuss these sensitive issues.
When an entrepreneur started taking note of charitable donation bins in darkly-lit, abandoned gas stations and convenience stores, he wanted to make them into locations that would benefit donors, the charities, and surrounding communities alike.