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Happy Thanksgiving
Most Camden County offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 in observance of Thanksgiving. Please plan any business you may have with the county accordingly. Although most offices are closed, you can still access county services by going to to get information and interact with the Freeholder Board.

Saluting Our Veterans
Hundreds of veterans and their families attended the Freeholder Board’s annual Veterans Day observance on Veteran’s Island in Cooper River Park on Sunday, Nov. 11 Veterans Island serves as a lasting tribute to Camden County’s Veterans from all wars. The County created this park as a tranquil place to reflect on the contributions of the men and women, past and present, who have faithfully served our nation. The ceremony was co-sponsored by the Freeholder Board’s Office of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with the Camden County Veterans Advisory Committee. Click here for pictures from the event.

Disaster Recovery Center

If you or someone you know has suffered damage to a home or business as a result of Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Camden County Office of Emergency Management has partnered with FEMA to open a Disaster Recovery Center to assist those impacted by the storm at the Camden County Public Works Complex, 2311 Egg Harbor Road in Lindenwold. The center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week for as long as it is needed. Those wishing to meet with FEMA representatives are requested to bring their insurance policies, proof of ownership of residence, receipts and cost estimates. For more information, please call (800) 621-FEMA (3362). 

Senior Citizen Legal Workshop
The Camden County Freeholder Board’s Division of Senior & Disabled Services and the Surrogate’s Office will hold a free legal workshops for senior and disabled residents to receive a Last Will and Testament, an Advance Directive for Health Care (Living Will) and Power of Attorney at the County Store at Voorhees Town Center on Nov. 19. Please register at (856) 566-2920.

Medicare Open Enrollment 
If you are one of the thousands of Camden County residents that have questions about Medicare open enrollment, please join us for a special workshop on Wed, Nov. 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Camden County Store on the second floor of the Voorhees Town Center. Those wishing to attend the free event should call (856) 858-3220 to register as space is limited. You may also call to schedule an appointment with a counselor at the Camden County Division of Senior & Disabled Services, 700 Browning Road, Suite 11, West Collingswood, NJ 08107. For more information on programs and services for Senior and Disabled residents, please call the Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services at (877) 222-3737.

Senior Prize Bingo Dec. 10
The Senior Citizen Prize Bingo that was canceled on Oct. 29 due to Hurricane Sandy has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 10. The free event sponsored by the Freeholder Board’s Division of Senior and Disabled Services is being at the Gloucester Township Senior Citizen Center at the municipal complex on Chews Landing Road. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and Bingo begins at noon. Light refreshments will be served. Senior Citizens interested in attending should call (856) 858-2986 to reserve a seat. Space is limited.

Camden County Freedom Medal
The Freeholder Board is accepting nominations for the Camden County Freedom Medal. The award is presented to extraordinary citizens of Camden County who have unselfishly contributed their time and effort to better their community and continue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of bringing people together. The nomination form is here: The deadline is Nov. 30.

Camden County Concert Series
Don’t miss a special intimate acoustic evening with Dave Mason on Nov. 24 and Arlo Guthrie on Nov. 30 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. For a list of all upcoming events,

Public Works Construction Updates
The Camden County Department of Public Works is making great progress on road projects across Camden County. Updates and pictures of the construction at Kings Highway in Cherry Hill, West Park Boulevard in Haddon Township and the Baird Boulevard and State Street Bridges in Camden can be found at

Report a Road Problem
To report a downed tree or other issues on County roadways, call the Camden County Department of Public Works at (856) 566-2980 or online at Report a Problem.

As you can see, there is a lot going on in Camden County this week. We know that you will find something of interest to every member of your family. Please take advantage of the programs and services available, and be sure to tell your friends and neighbors to sign up for this update.


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