MEDIA CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137
CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Monday, Feb. 10, and Monday, Feb. 27, noon to 3 p.m. Experiencing difficulty with a local business? Do you need information on how to avoid credit, home improvement, automotive, or Internet fraud?  Have you had problems with purchases or unreliable repairmen? The Chief of the Mercer County Consumer Affairs Commission will be at the County Connection to answer all of your questions. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
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CHECKLIST FOR EARLY SPRING
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spring is the time of year when you need to survey winter damage, devise a plan, prune perennials, fertilize flowers and lawns, plant and transplant. County Horticulturist Barbara Bromley will share what needs to be done in your garden this spring, and when to do it. Presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
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10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss of changes in behavior of thinking skills, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection, diagnosis, and intervention are vital because they provide the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning. Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
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WELCOME TO MEDICARE WORKSHOP
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Everyone with Medicare has different needs. With all the options and choices you have today, it can be difficult to figure out what’s best for you and your family. Come to the County Connection and get clear, straightforward answers to your questions about Medicare, provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Aging and Community Services. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SEMINAR
Thursday, February 20, 6 to 7 p.m. Join us for a free community forum to learn about our new healthcare choices including:  What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you, what is the Marketplace and how can you enroll, and what impact does the Affordable Care Act have for families, small businesses, freelancers, young adults, entrepreneurs, and early retirees.  The seminar will be presented by Argelys Morel, Member Engagement & Outreach Associate, Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey.
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MERCER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION FREE LEGAL CLINIC
Thursday, March 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m. This free 15-minute consultation with an attorney is sponsored by LAWYERS C.A.R.E.  Everyone is seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Attorneys will answer questions regarding Family Law, Real Estate Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Personal Injury Law, Wills and Estates, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law and Municipal Court Law. Please call (609) 890-9800 to reserve your seat.
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Recurring Events…
 
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N.J. NOTARY OATH FILING
First Thursday of Every Month, 3 to 7:30 p.m. The Mercer County Clerk sends staff here monthly to swear in new and renewing New Jersey notaries. The cost is $15 and payment can be made via check, money order, or credit card. No cash is accepted.
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THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
By appointment only. SHIP volunteer counselors provide free assistance to NJ Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, their Medicare insurance. Call 609-890-9800 for an appointment.
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