Mayor's Column
mayor On April 3, I was honored to be part of the grand opening of The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness at Cooper located in the Main Street complex. The Center is named in honor of the Ripa Family, long time Cooper supporters and Voorhees residents.

Founded in 2007, The Ripa Center was designed to meet the unique needs of women of all ages and at all stages of life. Created by women for women, the Center provides access to “one stop” comprehensive medical care by the world-class physicians and staff at Cooper. The Center also offers complementary programming to nurture the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of women.

The Ripa Center offers a wide array of specialized programs and services for women in the areas of obstetrics, gynecology, maternal health, imaging services, psychiatry, psychology, counseling, a headache program, childbirth education and breast feeding education.

The Center seeks to serve as a resource for women in addressing the social, emotional, environmental, spiritual and' mental health dimensions of wellness. Other clinical offerings include fitness classes, nutrition education and cooking classes, healthy aging seminars, parenting education classes and other signature events. The Ripa Center strives to streamline healthcare access for women and provides health education through urban outreach to improve the health of women in our community and surrounding communities. The Center also provides undergraduate and graduate medical education to doctors focused on the specialized needs of women.

The Center offers free, convenient parking. Its one centralized phone number (856) 673- 4912 allows connection to all of Cooper’s resources. The Center also offers complimentary computer cubicles for use during wait time and a programming and event coordinator to answer questions about classes and special events. Representatives at an information station are available to answer all questions and provide complimentary coffee.

For more information about The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness at Cooper, visit www.cooperhealth.org/women. Voorhees is proud to have The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness as part of our ever-growing medical community!

** Spring Leaf Collection will begin shortly with signs posted at the entrance of each development prior to the scheduled week. Dates for collection are available on Channel 19 for Comcast, Channel 38 for Verizon, on the municipal website at www.voorheesnj.com and on our Voorhees Township Facebook page Leaf collection is as follows: Tuesday trash day 4/14/14 – 4/18/14; Wednesday trash day: 4/21/14 – 4/25/14; Thursday trash day: 4/28/14 – 5/2/14; Friday trash day: 5/5/14 – 5/9/14. Leaves and grass can always be disposed of in cans or biodegradable bags placed curbside to be picked up on Monday.

** The Voorhees Town Center will again host a Spring Carnival to benefit the Nephcure Foundation from May 1 – May 11. The Carnival will be located in the Star Group/Food Court Parking Lot. There will be even more rides than last year and all the same foods including cotton candy and funnel cake. For more information visit www.VoorheesTownCenter.com.

**The Voorhees Township Rabies Clinic will be held on May 3, 2014, from 9am to Noon at the Lions Lake Complex, 101 Dutchtown Road. County resident pet owners can bring their dog or cat for a free rabies vaccination and obtain their yearly license at the same time. The deadline to obtain a 2014 pet license is May 10, 2014.
Voorhees, New Jersey
2400 Voorhees Town Center
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: (856) 429 - 7174
Fax: (856) 429 - 3766
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