October 1, 2023


Free For All Food

Rutgers’ food stuff travel fumbles the ball | Letters

I found somewhat disturbing the recent “Rutgers Sports Insider” posting by Keith Sargeant about a “friendly competition” amid the university’s athletic groups to obtain foods for the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus food items pantry.

Is it not ironic that though quite a few college students dwell on peanut butter and white bread daily, the college spends millions on athletic dorms and unlimited food for its athletes?

No mention is produced in the posting about the amount of money of food stuff thrown out day-to-day at the athletic dining halls. No point out is created of the $100 million-as well as that Rutgers spends on its athletic programs although non-athletes go hungry and operate up big personalized deficits. No point out is built of the money compensated by these hungry college students to guidance the privileged athletes’ ingesting behavior.

Maybe the athletic department need to contemplate sharing its training tables and considerable foodstuff materials with the fewer-privileged pupils as a substitute of continuing to suck money from them.

Octavio de los Reyes, Barnegat

Menendez-sponsored legislation will fight elder abuse

Approximately 1 in 10 seniors age 60 and more mature have expert some variety of elder abuse, but the prevalence for seniors with Alzheimer’s sickness and other dementia-connected sicknesses is as higher as 50%, in accordance to the U.S. Senate Committee on Growing older.

The Alzheimer’s Basis of America (AFA) applauds U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., for co-sponsoring a new legislation to better protect from elder abuse senior citizens who reside with dementia.

The Selling Alzheimer’s Consciousness to Protect against Elder Abuse Act, handed with unanimous bipartisan assist in Congress, was signed into regulation Dec. 22 by President Donald Trump. This will boost education about Alzheimer’s and other dementias for legislation enforcement, wellness providers and other frontline gurus who assess and respond to elder abuse. This more coaching by means of the Office of Justice will assist them greater serve men and women affected by these ailments and guard them from damage.

The selection one particular worry for each individual spouse and children that is impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementia-relevant health problems is the security of their beloved a single receiving treatment. AFA thanks Sen. Menendez for his leadership, and all of New Jersey’s federal reps who supported this new regulation.

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., president and CEO, Alzheimer’s Basis of The us, New York Metropolis

A resolution problem

In the past, the media have questioned the validity of the new year’s resolution, with promises that most people split their resolutions. Though this is accurate to a degree, what about the men and women who keep their resolutions?

Let’s explore the resolution obstacle from a constructive viewpoint. Who is very likely to adhere to their resolutions? It is the men and women who select a resolution linked to their values and beliefs. Why? It’s mainly because our values depict our intent and meaning.

What really worth does a resolution have if it is not dedicated to a value?

Joseph Wardy, Rockaway

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