Administrator honored at Kennedy Health System

Linda A. Carrick, vice president for patient care services and the chief nursing officer at the Kennedy Health System, has been named one of the New Jersey Institute for Nursing's "Divas and Dons."

The award honors men and women in nursing leadership in the state who set high standards of excellence and who make a notable difference in the lives of so many. Carrick was one of 11 honorees.

Vineland student wins cooking competition

Mike Inferrera of Vineland won the Student Seafood Challenge at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College to qualify for the state competition at the college Jan. 15.

Each of the nine students who competed - including Carlie Worden of Sewell - had two hours to prepare two original dishes, a "Down the Shore" platter and a signature dish. Inferrera won with a dish he called Jersey Cioppino and with black bass con prosciutto.

Counseling center opens in Moorestown

The Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association has opened a community counseling center at 300 Harper Dr. in Moorestown.

The center, off Route 38 near the Moorestown Mall, offers counseling to all South Jersey residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment in the evening.

It serves adults, teenagers and children, and provides a range of therapeutic interventions. Counseling and treatment include, but are not limited to, services for those coping with addictions and substance abuse, anxiety and stress, anger management, behavioral issues and depression. Grief support groups and individual grief counseling also are available.

For more information, call 856-380-1070.

Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association is a nonprofit home- and community-based health-care provider serving families in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.

Veterans committee swears in officers

Officers of the Gloucester County Veterans Advisory Committee recently were sworn in by Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Giuseppe "Joe" Chila, liaison to the county's Office of Veterans Affairs.

George Diem, who represents the American Legion, was sworn in as commander; Don Burkhard, Semper Fidelis Detachment of the Marine Corps League, first vice commander; Don Feldman AMVETS, second vice commander; Ann Polk, POW-MIA Awareness Committee, adjutant/paymaster; and Tony Halas, South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Association, chaplain.

Nutrition support offered in Gloucester County

The Gloucester County Women, Infants and Children Special Supplemental Food Program, known as WIC, offers free health screenings, nutrition education and counseling, breast-feeding support services, referrals to other health and social services, and vouchers for nutritious foods and infant formula to county families.

The federally funded nutrition program is for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children under 5 years old. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria for participation.

Gloucester County WIC program locations and hours are:

Gloucester County Offices at East Holly; 204 E. Holly Ave. in Sewell; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening hours are by appointment.

Williamstown-Monroe Township; 125 Virginia Ave. in Williamstown; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays.

Paulsboro site; Gloucester County Health Department, 1000 Delaware St. in Paulsboro; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and some Thursdays. Evening hours are by appointment.

For more information, call 856-218-4116.