West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Once again, the West Orange community rallied to provide Thanksgiving meals to struggling families.  The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund distributed more than 120 baskets that included turkeys and trimmings, and West Orange Public Schools collected nonperishable food items for the fund. The Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry was able to purchase turkeys […]

Kessler community learns about wheelchair-accessible vehicles

Kessler community learns about wheelchair-accessible vehicles

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Every year, more than 17,000 individuals experience a spinal cord trauma and thousands more suffer a debilitating illness that results in reduced mobility. For these individuals, a wheelchair-accessible vehicle provides them a better life and an opportunity for freedom to go to work, school or just a trip to the park. […]

Chabad dinner highlights the amazing effects of kindness

Chabad dinner highlights the amazing effects of kindness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 people attended Chabad of West Orange’s annual dinner on June 13 to honor Rachelle and Richard Press, Lina and Felix Kanchik, and Regina and Ruslan Dimarsky. The theme of the dinner was “6.13, Do A Mitzvah!” In the Bible, God gives 613 commandments, or mitzvot, to the Jewish […]

SHU professors with Kessler consult on major motion picture

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University professor Lauren Snowdon and adjunct faculty member Maggie McNiece, both of whom also work at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, were presented with the opportunity to work on “The Upside,” a major motion picture, after giving a tour of Kessler to the movie’s producers and actor Bryan Cranston. […]

Kessler to host art exhibit on ‘Unmasking Brain Injury’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation will host an opening reception for a new art exhibit titled “Unmasking Brain Injury” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the hospital’s gallery, located at 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. The public is invited to attend. The exhibit features masks created by […]

WOHS seniors named Board of Education student liaisons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School seniors Aarushi Bhatnagar and Sessina Dani have been named as the first-ever student liaisons to the West Orange Board of Education. The two will attend board meetings, provide input, and present student reports to the board and public. Bhatnagar is an active member of the West Orange […]

Kessler to host annual Adapted Recreation Expo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation will host its annual Adapted Recreation Expo on Friday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kessler Conference Center, located at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. People of all abilities are invited to come and explore new sports, […]

Hauptman to discuss estate planning with Chamber guests

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Join the West Orange Chamber of Commerce for its August Lunch & Learn event to discuss estate and long-term care planning for business owners. Laurie Hauptman, partner at Hauptman & Hauptman PC, will speak at the chamber event from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Kessler Institute […]

Patient artwork on display at Kessler

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An exhibit featuring the acrylic abstract paintings of New Jersey artist and former Kessler patient Joel Krause will be on display at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, on Tuesday, May 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Krause’s paintings, which are vibrantly colorful and reminiscent of […]