Wreaths Across America

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

December 19, 2020

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REMEMBER the Fallen. HONOR those who Serve. TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

On December 19 at 12:00 pm, 2020, navitend will be helping Long Valley Cemetaries to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Thank you so much for supporting the Long Valley Remembers (NJ0065) and Wreaths Across America!


To honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.


Long Valley, NJ

The Do’s and Don’ts of using your personal devices during a crisis

June 24, 2020
12:30 - 1:30

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Guest Speaker: Patrice Schaffer, Business Development Specialist at navitend
Topic of Conversation: The Do’s and Don’ts of using your personal devices during a crisis


Due to the unprecedented crisis, technology became the alternative. The healthcare industry had to pivot and introduce more "Telehealth" to the world. There are many new platforms and data is being shared via cellphones, iPads, tablets, etc. Come hear some of the recommendations when it comes to using "personal" devices while working in a crisis.


Virtual Zoom Meeting

navitend to host NJHCNET via ZOOM 5/13/2020

New Jersey Health Care Network is a FREE Networking group open to all business professionals

May 13, 2020
9:30am to 10:30am

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We are excited to host the next ZOOM Virtual Meeting with the NJHCNET.  On 5/13/2020 from 9:30am to 10:30am.  Come to our FREE networking event via ZOOM and meet and connect with some great professionals.  Build lasting relationships and engage and exchange thoughts, ideas, and concerns with other healthcare professionals.  This networking event is open to all business professionals (not just healthcare).  Come collaborate with others to learn and speak about issues that affect the healthcare community, more importantly the big discussion surrounding COVID-19.  


To meet others who are passionate about the healthcare field and to stay educated and up-to-date on new advancements. Great opportunity to look for job openings as well.



See you at LeadingAge NJ Annual Meeting & EXPO - BOOTH 161

2019 Annual Meeting & EXPO with LeadingAge NJ

June 11, 2019
Through Thursday June 13, 2019

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Come experience an interactive session with navitend and Sociavi at booth 161.
Quality of life is not only measured by good physical health, but also by meaningful social engagement.
The Sociavi Communicator helps seniors and their families to connect and interact instantly.

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Come learn about Cyber Security Tips and Tricks with navitend and Sociavi. 
As technology continues to advance, long term care providers, have become increasingly driven by digital data. Electronic storage of residents’ medical records and the virtual delivery of care have made it imperative for management to protect sensitive data.  The challenge is that many nursing homes and other senior or assisted living facilities may not have a response plan in place to shield themselves and their residents in the event of a cyber attack.  navitend specializes in Information Security & Technology for Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities.

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We've got a summer cooler to give away at booth 161. Be sure to Stop by and say "HI" to Patrice and Paula


Caesars Hotel Atlantic City, New Jersey

Technology Program For Seniors

Free presentation by Patrice Schaffer, navitend's Business Development Specialist. Technology topics covered will include: Email Basics, Social Media Tips, Common Scams, and Stay Safe On-line Tips.

January 09, 2019
9:00am - 10:30am program follows a continental breakfast

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Senior citizens are embracing the digital age in greater numbers every year. Fifty-three percent of adults ages 65 and older now use the Internet and online tools such as email and social media.  The internet helps senior citizens connect with society, bringing vital information and resources to them.

There are risks associated with being online, and, sadly, many scammers target senior citizens.

Come learn what to do: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. 

There will also be an At-Home Technology Support Company in attendance.


Seniors today are faced with a dilemma. They did not grow up during the era of computers and the internet, yet this age group now depends on this technology. As a result, seniors are learning more and using technologies for the first time. In general, technology is helping to give senior citizens an improved quality of life through increased connectivity and a sense of community.


Saint Clare's Denville Hospital, Urban Auditorium, 25 Pocono Rd., Denville, NJ 07834 - FREE VALET PARKING

Get Your Arms Around HIPAA and HITECH with CareOne at Teaneck

$25 Registration Fee (Pay at the door) Includes CEU Processing, Continental Breakfast and Course Materials CALA and LNHA CEU credits provided by the Education Committee of NJACHCA (NJ Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Administrators)

August 23, 2018
9am to 12pm

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Healthcare data security remains one of the top concerns for the vast majority of healthcare organizations housing sensitive data. We’ve seen an increase in breaches, attacks, and ransomware instances. And the attackers are getting bolder.

Learn the key elements of the "HIPAA Security Rule" including who is covered, what information is protected, and what safeguards must be in place to ensure appropriate protection of electronic protected health information (EPHI).

navitend, HIPAA Secure Now! and CareOne at Teaneck team up together at this Educational Panel Discussion called "Get Your Arms Around HIPAA and HITECH" - CEU's provided for LNHA and CALA (Licensed Nursing Home Administrators and Certified Assisted Living Administrators).


Today the digital healthcare framework has become a part of our everyday lives. More heathcare providers are using clinical applications to access electronic health records (EHR), radiology, pharmacy, and laboratory systems. Health plans are providing access to claims and care management, as well as member self-service applications. While this means that the medical workforce can be more mobile and efficient (i.e., healthcare professionals can check patient records and test results from wherever they are), the rise in the usage of these technologies increases the potential for more security risks.


CareOne at Teaneck, 544 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Vets Summer Fest 2018

navitend is sponsoring the Annual Vets Summer Fest which is an all Day Music Festival, Car Show, Craft Show, Direct Sales Vendors, FOOD TRUCKS, Non-Profit Displays, and a KIDZONE! FREE Event - Good Will Donations Accepted

August 11, 2018
11am to 8pm

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Many veterans are not prepared to leave the military and enter the civilian world and there is not enough done to give them the proper training and information regarding benefits they are eligible to receive once they separate.The problem can be exacerbated for those with little formal education or service related disabilities, post traumatic stress disorder, and other service related problems. Being homeless hurts, Operation Chillout helps! If you want to help, consider spreading the word to as many people as you can to attend our "Annual Vets Summer Fest" which 100% of the donations raised on this day will go to homeless veterans.


Vasa Park off Wolfe Rd in Budd Lake. GPS Address: 1 Vasa Dr. Hackettstown, NJ


The NJ Health Care Network is a FREE networking organization for all New Jersey health care professionals.

June 12, 2018
8:30am to 10:30am At The Visual Arts Center Summit NJ

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You're invited to our next monthly networking meeting hosted by navitend at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey located in Summit NJ.

NJ Health Care Network meets once a month, rotating among the 21 New Jersey counties.

Come connect with other local health care professionals.


We look forward to seeing you at the meeting! 

Still have questions?  Contact Patrice Schaffer @navitend.  973.448.0070 ext 312 for more information.


The NJ Health Care Network is a free networking organization for all New Jersey health care professionals, including those who provide ancillary products and services. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE.


Visual Arts Center 68 Elm St, Summit, NJ 07901

HIPAA Compliance and the Protection of Cyber Security

Breaches wreak havoc on healthcare organizations. One gap in your facility's infrastructure can leave private patient data wide open for those with malicious intent to take and use to their advantage. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) can be encrypted and made useless by hackers demanding a ransom and information can be sold to interested parties who can then use it for identity theft.

June 06, 2018
10:00am to 11:15am

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Frank Ableson, owner of navitend, a managed IT services provider will speak on HIPAA and Information Security to help you better understand how to identify and mitigate the risks your facility faces.  During this interactive discussion you will learn action items for practical controls and safeguards to put into place along with effectively managing your team in the face of digital threats.  The overall objective during this session is to help you improve the security posture of your organization.

Read through these common myths about risk assessments and then decide... should you attend this session?

1.  The security risk analysis is optional for small providers.  False. All providers who are “covered entities” under HIPAA are required to perform a risk analysis.

2.  Simply installing a certified EHR fulfills the security risk analysis MU requirement.  False. Even with a certified EHR, you must perform a full security risk analysis. Security requirements address all electronic protected health information you maintain, not just what is in your EHR.

3.  My EHR vendor took care of everything I need to do about privacy and security.  False. Your EHR vendor may be able to provide information, assistance, and training on the privacy and security aspects of the EHR product. However, EHR vendors are not responsible for making their products compliant with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. It is solely your responsibility to have a complete risk analysis conducted.

4.  A checklist will suffice for the risk analysis requirement.  False. Checklists can be useful tools, especially when starting a risk analysis, but they fall short of performing a systematic security risk analysis or documenting that one has been performed.

5.  My security risk analysis only needs to look at my EHR.  False. Review all electronic devices that store, capture, or modify electronic protected health information. Include your EHR hardware and software and devices that can access your EHR data (e.g., your tablet computer, your practice manager’s mobile phone). Remember that copiers also store data.

6.  I only need to do a risk analysis once.  False. To comply with HIPAA, you must continue to review, correct or modify, and update security protections. 


A healthcare facility's leadership must understand and treat cyber security as a high priority, taking an active role in its oversight and development. As your organization increasingly relies on sensitive data stored on corporate networks, cyber security and risk management become more intertwined.


2018 LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Meeting & Expo Harrah’s Atlantic City

Cyber Threats, Ransomware and Password Security - Oh My!

Information Security - A Lunch and Learn with Frank Ableson - navitend

January 23, 2018
11:45 AM - 1:15PM

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Join us to learn how you can navigate the risks of a digital world.  We'll discuss:

Free workbook for attendees: Information Security for the Busy Entreprenuer or Manager.

Morris County Chamber Members $30 (includes Lunch)

Guests (non-chamber members) are welcome to attend - Contact Angela@morrischamber.org


Did you know that the data you use to keep your business running smoothly could put you at risk for a ransomware attack? As technology evolves, businesses of all sizes have access to better tools to create and collect data, most of which is saved locally on computers and servers. This data, such as customer profiles, software, account numbers or sales records, is often crucial to business functions and can improve your competitive edge. But this data can be a risk in the case of a ransomware attack. Business owners and managers who are responsible for the flow of information in their organization should plan on attending this lunch and learn.


Morris County Chamber of Commerce 325 Columbia Turnpike Suite 101 Florham Park, NJ 07932

Sobel & Co. Nonprofit Annual Symposium

Frank Ableson from navitend will participate in an Information Security Panel on Fraud Protection, Detection and Response in Today’s Nonprofit Community: An In-depth Discussion on Financial Fraud and Cyber Security

January 17, 2018
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Join us for breakfast, power networking and great discussions about the serious impact of fraud on the staff, volunteers, donors, clients and communities served by nonprofit organizations.

Register online HERE


Nonprofits collect sensitive data, which can include donor information, health information, Social Security numbers, confidential emails, employee and volunteer records, and billing information. But, very few organizations can be confident that they do not store any of this information, so it needs to be protected.


APA Hotel Woodbridge 120 South Wood Avenue Iselin, NJ

FREE Event: Navigating Information Security for Businesses Today

There are many questions surrounding Cyber Security, Cyber Insurance, and Information Technology for businesses today. Come get answers to your questions and learn about Information Security, Legal Considerations, and Risk Transfer Considerations.

December 18, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm - Includes a continental breakfast

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Attendees Will Learn: 

Information Security Essentials - Fundamentals around risk, information managment and security posture

Legal Considerations for Intellectual Property - Legal considerations for intellectual property protection in the contemporary environment

Risk Mitigation and Transfer Strategies - Appropriate risk transfer strategies through both legal and insurance means

Pending approval for 1.5 NJ CLE credits and Approved for 1.5 NJ CPE credits. 


Panelist Bios:

Frank Ableson has run navitend since its inception in 2002. navitend provides Leadership and Technology Services to its clients across the New Jersey, Eastern PA and NYC markets. Frank holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He has obtained industry certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). In addition to day to day leadership of navitend, Frank works closely with a limited number of startup businesses, assisting them to bring their technology products and services to market.

Prior to running navitend, Frank consulted for a number of corporations including Nike, Schlumberger, Hewlett Packard, Barnes and Noble.com, Palm, Warner Lambert/Pfizer, Bausch & Lomb, Altria, BASF, Handango, Microchip, PrintMail, TAG Cyber and others.

In addition to publishing software development books for the Android operating system, Frank has contributed to IBM Developerworks and Linux Magazine.

Frank is a lifelong northern New Jersey resident, currently residing in Byram Township with his wife and seven children.

Khizar Sheikh chairs the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group at the firm Mandelbaum Salsburg. Khizar focuses his practice on cybersecurity, privacy, and data matters; and he counsels clients ranging from emerging growth companies to publicly-traded, global organizations, as well as clients from banking and financial services, consumer retail, healthcare, and education sectors.

Khizar works closely with his clients, providing advice on issues relating to data collection, storage, protection, use, and sharing. He assists clients in complying with their legal requirements for protecting personal and sensitive data arising from contracts, state, national, or international laws relating to data privacy, cybersecurity, digital advertising and marketing, virtual currencies, and social media. He is experienced in providing risk and “gap” assessments; drafting and negotiating contracts (including vendor and cloud agreements, and merger/acquisition documents) and providing ongoing training to staff,management, and boards of directors; as well as representing clients in data breach response and litigation matters involving data theft and misuse, intellectual property, and privacy torts and class actions. To assist his clients, Khizar works closely with data security, forensic, insurance, and public relations specialists. In addition to his corporate practice, Khizar also advises security researchers and “white hat” hackers on the unique legal issues that their work implicates, including counseling on contracts and threat reporting.

Glenn Tippy is Executive Vice President of the NJ office of Assured Partners, GWW Insurance Agency. Glenn has over 40 years of insurance experience, holding a variety of executive positions prior to joining GBW/AssurePartners. He is Past President of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey (PIANJ). https://pia.org/ . He was appointed to the NJ Insurance Commissioner's Producer Advisory Council.

He is also Vice Chair of the New Jersey Council of Trout Unlimited, and Past President of the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Foundation. He has served on the Boards of the New Jersey Insurance Underwriting Association and the Insurance Council of New Jersey.

Glenn holds the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) professional designations. He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and a member of the CPCU Society. He is a graduate of Yale University. He is a former Mayor of Mountain Lakes NJ and former President of its Board of Education. He has provided expert witness reports on a variety of topics. He has provided market consulting services to insurance companies as well as insurance consumers


Get a clear understanding of where you are from a cyber security perspective and a clear plan forward as technology continually changes the course.


The Morris County Public Safety Training Academy - 500 West Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960



October 12, 2017

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LeadingAge NJ Co-Sponsored - Free panel discussion covering - HIPAA/HITECH Requirements and security best practices. CEU's provided: Licensed Nursing Home Administrators/Certified Assisted Living Administrators [LNHA/CALA] continuing education credits in accordance with N.J.A.C. 8:34-7-3(a).

Certificates will be awarded to participants who attend the program and submit completed evaluations forms. The number of continuing education credits awarded will be based upon the number of program hours attended.


To highlight the administrative, technical, and physical security safeguard considerations that facilities must incorporate into their HIPAA security compliance plan.
To introduce questions that will help facilities define awareness and readiness of HIPAA compliance.
To help develop a Risk Assessment Strategy that will help facilities determine the value of the various types of data generated and stored.


Security Compliance is most often overlooked and can trigger compliance issues and penalties.


October 12, 2017 9AM-11:30AM | Green Hill, Inc., 103 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ


  • navitend’s approach to customer service is greatly appreciated here.  Ensuring that we are well protected from a technology standpoint provides us with peace of mind to continue our day to day operations and that they are looking out for our company's best interest. 

  • "Our company is more efficient and has grown as a result of navitend’s work. navitend helped us get to the next level."

    Greg Niccolai / Madison Insurance
  • "We've dedicated our lives to growing our retail and ecommerce business and it's a relief to have found a company like navitend who treats our business likes it's their own. navitend's personal approach to project management and problem solving are top-notch."

    Stamatis, Co-owner Twisted Lily, Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary
  • "I look forward to working with you again in the future. Once again, thanks to your organization for your prompt response."

    Luke Wolters / Luke Wolters Tax Consultants
  • "navitend has been a great IT partner for our company.  Their helpdesk response time is the best I have experienced in my 30 year career.  navitend has helped me to have great IT services without the need to have a full time, in house, technician at significant savings to our company."

    Bob Bradley, President, Bradley Graphics
  • "Thanks so much!  You are a class act!  
    You and your team have really done an excellent job on this!"

    Steve Van Ooteghem, The C12 Group in Houston, Texas
  • "Thanks so much again for taking care of everything in such an expedient manner. It's a pleasure to work with navitend and its staff as always!"

    Lawrence Wolfin / Textol Systems, Inc.
  • "I appreciate that they didn’t just build the application. They made it better by bringing ideas to the table that not only made for a better user experience, but also kept the development costs down."

    Andy Lynch / North Star Marketing
  • “Navitend’s expertise helped our firm over the past year to effectively elevate our I.T. game, powering our website into a highly interactive tool. Well done to Frank and his team!”  

    Chuck Steege, CFP®, CEP, President, SFG Wealth Planning Services, Inc.