National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, April 29th 2017 from 10am-2pm
This initiative encourages people to dispose of their old and unused prescription drugs at their local police station. In addition, it serves as an education to the public regarding the potential for abuse related to prescription and over-the-counter medication. Residents are invited to visit disposal sites at 19 police departments throughout Essex County. Residents are also urged to dispose at 16 locations that have permanent collection sites where they can dispose of medication 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
PLEASE NOTE: Verona will not be participating on April 29th, but will have a drop-off site at the Verona Green Fair on Saturday, May 20th 2017 from Noon to 4pm.
Family Night – Thank You!
The volunteers of VMAC would like to thank the Township of Verona, Board of Education and local restaurants for another successful Family Night. The purpose of Family Night is to emphasize the importance of parental engagement fostered during frequent family dinners which is an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free.
Family Night is to remind parents that Dinner Does Make a Difference!
We would also like to thank this year’s H.B. Whitehorne Middle School Family Night Poster Contest winners: Kaitlyn Dunn and Carly Renna.
The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) provides educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona. Its funding comes from a grant through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with matching funds from the Township of Verona. VMAC was authorized by the Township of Verona in 1989 to promote the prevention efforts of the State of NJ at the community level.
VMAC sponsors programs in collaboration with the Board of Education, Verona Community Center, Health & Recreation Departments, Verona Police Department and local community groups.
VMAC has organized a Safe Homes program since the 1980’s. Parents who sign the pledge commit to providing a safe, alcohol free environment.
Since 2003, VMAC coordinates Family Night in October and March, a night free of schedules so families can enjoy some down time with each other. Dinner Does Make A Difference!
VMAC programs include school clubs, parent workshops, senior citizen wellness, coach trainings, and Ropes Course Challenge.