News & Events

Journey of Hearts: A Balloon Release

April 14
1-2 PM

Please join us for an afternoon of celebrating your loved ones. Everyone in attendance will be able to write a memory, a sentiment, or a wish on a peaceful white balloon that will be released to the heavens from the grounds of our Washington Twp. location at 573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell. Fellowship and light refreshments will follow the release.

Registration is required. Kindly RSVP to Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, at 856.582.3800 (Monday through Friday) 9 am — 4 pm or by email anytime at by April 12 to ensure balloons will be reserved for your family. Seating is limited.

Free Community Shredder Event

April 14
9-11 AM

McGuinness Funeral Home is helping you shred your sensitive documents so that they don't wind up in the wrong hands. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing non-violent crimes in America. Proper destruction of confidential documents is a critical step in ensuring that you and your family members do not become victims of identity theft. We are teaming up with ProShred Security to ensure that your personal and confidential materials are securely destroyed in a state-of-the-art mobile shredding vehicle. The following items can be shredded: all types and colors of paper; staples, clips, metal fasteners; report covers. The following items cannot be shredded: any large and chunky plastic or metal items; any electronics (these can't be accepted for security purposes-- there is no way to trace the electronic back to the original owner to complete the chain of custody), binders, or X-rays.

So bring your confidential items to our upcoming Shredder Event, to be held at our Washington Twp. (Sewell) location--573 Egg Harbor Road! You can, with confidence, know that your materials will be securely destroyed! This event is free to the public! Limit: 5 boxes per turn in line.
If you have any questions, please contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director, Aftercare Coordinator, and Bereavement Counselor at 856-582-3800. 

Hearts Full of Memories Valentine's Day Lunch

February 14
11:30 AM

For folks enjoying their Golden Years (age 60 and over), we invite you to a free Valentine's Day lunch at the Whitman Diner! 
You must RSVP with your choice of entrée:

*rustic grilled chicken sandwich--grilled marinated chicken, roasted peppers, sauteed spinach, basil pesto, served on rustic bread with melted mozzarella 
*french dip--hot roast sirloin of beef, caramelized onions, melted imported swiss, served on rustic bread w/ natural au jus 
*grilled 3 cheese--Served on grilled sourdough w/ melted American, cheddar & mozzarella 
All options are served with French fries, cole slaw, pickle, and a beverage.

This very special lunch will be held at Whitman Diner on Wednesday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m.
4990 Black Horse Pike
Turnersville, NJ 08012

Seating is limited and RSVPs are required no later than Monday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. to Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Manager. Call 856-582-3800 or email to secure your spot. 

February Coffee Clatch​

February 13
2-3 PM

Please join us for a celebration

Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday are great reasons to prepare for Lent!
Join us for King Cake and Homemade Pizzelles!

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: McGuinness Community Events Room
573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell

February’s special topic is “Everything in Moderation.”
Contact Elisha Elliott to register or for more information 856-582-3800.
Contact Elisha Elliott to register or for more information 856-582-3800.

If you would like to help support Mother's Cupboard, please bring a non-perishable food item for our bin!

ShareLife Open House at McGuinness Washington Twp.​

February 2
2-5 PM

February 2 is "Wear Red Day!" and we at McGuinness want to treat you to some heart-healthy snacks as you tour our Washington Twp. location and see for yourself how we celebrate life and encourage you to do so, as well. 

573 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
Contact Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Manager, to register--856-582-3800.
Please RSVP no later than Thursday, February 1.

When it’s time to remember your loved one, McGuinness Funeral Home is the area’s only place to offer families ShareLife®, a truly unique way for you to recreate the special story of your loved one, using sight, scent and sound. Gathering in a room devoted exclusively for your remembrance, you can use ShareLife’s large projection screen to display photos or scenes that recreate some of your best memories together. Then, add music, sound effects and scents to enhance the experience, helping you and family members recall the good times you shared together. ShareLife allows you to personalize the funeral setting and celebrate a life well lived, making your remembrance one-of-a-kind…just like your loved one.

Register when you arrive and you'll be entered to win a heart-healthy gift basket of goodies!

Heart-healthy snacks will be provided by Washington Twp. Five Star Senior Living.

LifeSteps Grief Support Workshops​

January 17
7-8 PM

The unique 5-week LifeSteps workshops afford the surviving spouse, companion, parent, child, sibling, or friend of someone who has passed on the opportunity to come together with others who have experienced loss, in a small group setting.

LifeSteps™ is a set of five weekly workshops designed to encourage healing for those who have lost a loved one. In this small group setting, we will share practical tips and expert advice on healing through your own journey through grief. Pet therapy is available during each workshop courtesy of FurEver as Friends. 

Participants have found these workshops to be therapeutic and helpful on their journey to their “new normal.”

Where are the workshops held?
McGuinness’ Community Events Room: 
573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell, NJ 08080

Registering is easy. Workshops are free, but seating is limited. Please register by contacting:
Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Manager (856) 582-3800 or

Coffee Clatch Tuesdays​

January 16
2-3:30 PM

Tea at Ten is now Coffee Clatch Tuesdays! Start the new year off right by joining a brand new social group! Our monthly Coffee Clatches will enlighten, entertain, and give you that afternoon coffee fix most of us need!

When: Tuesday, January 16
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Where: McGuinness’ Community Events Room:
573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell, NJ 08080

January special topic is "Simple Yoga Moves You Can Do While Watching TV."

Please register by contacting:
Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Manager (856) 582-3800 or

FURever As Friends Pets Helping People Fundraiser

January - February 15

It's 2018! Time to clean our closets and start the year off fresh, while raising money for FAF! The more bags we collect, the more money is made for FAF. Clothing Drive is a charitable organization that collects clothes, toys, stuffed animals and household items by the bagful and sends them to needy folks here in the US and around the world (see

So, please gather some kitchen size trashbags full of stuff you no longer need and let us know! We can arrange to get them and donate them or give you a location drop off. 

The Drive ends February 15, so start clearing out!

Contact us at:

Impact100 South Jersey Collective Philanthropy Powered by Women

December 21

This information session, hosted by Marisa Betancourt of Care Right There, will be held in the Community Events Room at McGuinness Funeral Home.

Thursday, Decemver 21, 8:30 a.m.
573 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

Enjoy breakfast as you learn about this new and philanthropic group for women in business!
Space is limited and your response is required. Please register by going to Impact's website:

For additional information, please email

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

December 21

McGuinness Funeral Home, together with Caring Hospice, invite you to attend a special workshop: Coping with Grief During the Holidays.

There will be two identical sessions available. Please choose the one that best fits your schedule.

Monday, November 27, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm or
Monday December 11, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Both will be held at:
McGuinness’ Washington Twp. 
(Sewell) location: 573 Egg Harbor Road

Please RSVP to Elisha Elliott, Community Outreach Director for McGuinness at 856-693-3628 or

Registration is required. Please respond no later than November 24 for the first session and no later than December 8 for the second session.

December Tea at Ten on Tuesday

December 6

Join us on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for a Tea at Ten on Tuesday that’s full of GoodWill!
McGuinness Community Care~573 Egg Harbor Road~Sewell, NJ 08080

Tea, bagels, and fruit will be served during our presentation from Lorraine Melani, Director of Business Development for GoodWill of Southern New Jersey. Whether you donate undersized clothing or underused household items, a car, a computer or you make a financial donation to Goodwill, you can take immense satisfaction in knowing you are helping local residents with disabilities and disadvantages discover the pride of 
independence that accompanies the power of work! 

Our newest division Goodwill Home Medical located in Lawrenceville, NJ sanitizes and refurbishes donated medical equipment and unopened medical supplies.

Your donations fund education, job training and employment services that prepare individuals with special needs for competitive community employment.

Bring a TOY for Toys for Tots and enter to win a Wawa gift card!
Please RSVP to Elisha Elliott at 856-582-3800 or by December 11.

Coffee Talk with Miracle Ear

December 6


Come join a new group that will discuss different topics every month. Join us Wednesday December 6 to discuss grief and the holidays. We will be welcoming Elisha Elliott, Bereavement Counsellor from McGuinness Funeral home to discuss this very sensitive topic. Coffee/Tea and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP if you can attend, or just show up!

Miracle Ear 
245 Fries Mill Road
Ste. B
Turnersville, NJ 08012
RSVP 856-302-1506