Northampton Township Parks and Recreation

Northampton Township Parks & Recreation offers ongoing programs, camps, classes, discount tickets and special events for individuals of all ages and interests.

The Recreation Center, located at 345 Newtown-Richboro Road, is a hub for most classes and programs. This indoor facility houses a multi-purpose area, dance room, art room, pre-school and classrooms. An all-sport court surface accommodates basketball, floor and roller hockey, soccer, volleyball, and aerobics. The facility is available for party room and gym rentals.

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HealthLink focuses resources and efforts on expanding its free dental clinic

submitted by Raquel Braemer, Director of Institutional Advancement, HealthLink

In 1999 Eugene Jackson created HealthLink, a free clinic – modeled after the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Chester County – to meet the medical and dental needs of low-wage earning, uninsured adults. His goal was to “bridge the gap” between qualifying for Medicaid coverage and having the ability to afford healthcare coverage.

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What’s in your cold and flu arsenal?

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Every year, millions of dollars are spent on cold and flu remedies. Lately, more and more health conscious consumers are choosing products that actually prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place. Here are some of the most effective products on the market:

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Five myths about losing weight this year


by Ginny Grimsley,
 National Print Campaign Manager, News and Experts

More than a third of adults in the United States, 35.1%, are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly 70% are at least overweight, and obesity in adolescents has quadrupled in the past three decades.

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Hepatitis B Foundation

The Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) – established in 1991- is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. A world-class research center, their commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness while supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and providing information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community and the general public.

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Doylestown Hospital and the Doylestown Health System

Doylestown Hospital was founded in 1923 by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA), a forward-thinking women’s civic organization founded in 1895 that recognized the need for emergency and maternity services early in the 20th century. The VIA established a visiting nurse service prior to the founding of the original hospital, an eight-bed facility located in Doylestown Borough. Today, the VIA still oversees the governance of Doylestown Hospital, which is licensed for 232 beds at its West State Street location.

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The Doylestown Farmers’ Market – An exceptional shopping experience

A flourishing canopied open-air market in the heart of Doylestown Borough, the Doylestown Farmers’ Market is a worthwhile venue to visit and may just keep you going back week after week. The Buckingham Township Civic Association (BTCA) will celebrate the 40th season of the Market this upcoming spring.

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Pennsbury LYFT

Pennsbury LYFT, a program of the United Way of Bucks County, is a community prevention coalition dedicated to encouraging the healthy development of students in the communities of Lower Makefield, Yardley, Falls and Tullytown, the municipalities that comprise the Pennsbury School District.

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Central Bucks Family YMCA

Central Bucks Family YMCA is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Bucks County with a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, & Social Responsibility.

Membership at Central Bucks Family YMCA provides full access to the Y facility. Membership includes a wide variety of programs including free group exercises classes and member rates for fee-based programs, including swim classes and camp. The national AWAY Program allows access to over 2000 YMCAs across the country when traveling.

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Middletown Township Parks and Recreation

Middletown Township’s Parks and Recreation Department has many exciting new programs, which will keep children, teens and adults active through the winter months. They also offer several educational seminars for the community.

Adults can start the New Year off healthy with exercise programs: Beginning, Gentle or Chair Yoga, Strength Training for Women, Toning & Sculpting, Zumba, Pilates and Fab Abs. If you like playing cards, you will want to try their new Bridge class: they offer beginners and intermediate levels. Crocheting and Knitting are great winter classes to participate in as well.

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