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What Causes Menopause?

The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:

Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.

Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.

Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.

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Depression

If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.

Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:

  • Mood Swings
  • Inappropriate Guilt
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Too Much or Too Little Sleep
  • Lack of Interest in Life
  • Overwhelming Feelings

Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.

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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.

Symptoms of hot flashes include:

  • Sudden, Overwhelming Feeling of Heat
  • Anxiety
  • High Heart Rate
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.

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Mood Swings

Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.

The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.

Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Allendale, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.

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Weight Gain

Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?

  • Estrogen: During menopause, estrogen levels are depleted. As such, the body must search for other sources of estrogen. Because estrogen is stored in fat, your body believes it should increase fat production during menopause. Estrogen also plays a big part in insulin resistance, which can make it even harder to lose weight and keep it off.
  • Progesterone: Progesterone levels are also depleted during menopause. Progesterone depletion causes bloating and water retention, while loss of testosterone limits the body's ability to burn calories.
  • Ongoing Stress: Stress makes our bodies think that food is hard to come by, putting our bodies in "survival mode". When this happens, cortisol production is altered. When cortisol timing changes, the energy in the bloodstream is diverted toward making fat. With chronic stress, this process repeatedly happens, causing extensive weight gain during menopause.
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Low Libido

Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Allendale, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?

The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.

Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.

Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.

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Vaginal Dryness

Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.

Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.

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Fibroids

Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.

Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.

Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.

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What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.

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Benefits of Sermorelin

Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.

  • Benefits of Sermorelin include:
  • Better Immune Function
  • Improved Physical Performance
  • More Growth Hormone Production
  • Less Body Fat
  • Build More Lean Muscle
  • Better Sleep
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What is Ipamorelin?

Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.

Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.

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Benefits of Ipamorelin

One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.

When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:

  • Powerful Anti-Aging Properties
  • More Muscle Mass
  • Less Unsightly Body Fat
  • Deep, Restful Sleep
  • Increased Athletic Performance
  • More Energy
  • Less Recovery Time for Training Sessions and Injuries
  • Enhanced Overall Wellness and Health
  • No Significant Increase in Cortisol

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Latest News in Allendale, NJ

Too many variances. Allendale says no to a second cell tower

ALLENDALE — The borough's Land Use Board denied an application to install a second cell pole 172 feet from the first one, off West Crescent Avenue after two hearings this week.The 180-foot pole was proposed by World Class Wireless, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jump Trading. The pole was intended to hold parabolic antennas to facilitate line-of-sight microwave transmission of data between Secaucus and the Ne...

ALLENDALE — The borough's Land Use Board denied an application to install a second cell pole 172 feet from the first one, off West Crescent Avenue after two hearings this week.

The 180-foot pole was proposed by World Class Wireless, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jump Trading. The pole was intended to hold parabolic antennas to facilitate line-of-sight microwave transmission of data between Secaucus and the New York Stock Exchange in Mahwah.

The installation was proposed on property owned by Borst Landscaping at 240 W. Crescent Ave. in the industrial park west of the intersection at West Crescent and Myrtle avenues. The World Class application states it made "numerous attempts" to rent space on borough property for the pole, but that officials "stopped responding to our requests."

The Borst location was considered the best of five alternate sites explored by World Wide, including a vacant warehouse in the same industrial park, a water tower off Leigh Court, the borough salt shed south of the railroad tracks at 260 W. Crescent, and the Orange & Rockland substation at the end of Heights Road.

The Boroline Road industrial park and the cell tower on East Allendale Road west of Route 17 in neighboring Saddle River were discounted as too low and were dismissed as possible sites, witnesses testified.

However it was the nine variances requested to install the pole at the proposed site that drew objections from members of the borough's Land Use Board, a combined planning and zoning board. They included:

"I'm concerned with the number of variances," Chairman Kevin Quinn said. "If it was the right plan it wouldn't need so many."

Maria Sullivan of Crestwood Mews questioned the radiation impact from the tower a half-mile away. However, borough planner Ed Sneikus testified that radio frequency levels were under the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission.

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The American Cancer Society's policy on cell tower transmissions is that "there’s no strong evidence that exposure to RF waves from cell phone towers causes any noticeable health effects." Health-related concerns are not admitted as evidence in judging the placement of cell towers in New Jersey.

Phoenix Adds Six to 2023 Recruiting Class

ELON, N.C. – The Elon University softball team and head coach Kathy Bocock announced their 2023 signing class on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The Phoenix welcomes the six-member class of Teagan Baulsir, Anna Dew, Peyton Fitzpatrick, Greta Hessenthaler, Lia Miller and Ella Roberson to its program beginning in the fall of 2023."We are very excited about this incoming class," said Bocock. "The...

ELON, N.C. – The Elon University softball team and head coach Kathy Bocock announced their 2023 signing class on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The Phoenix welcomes the six-member class of Teagan Baulsir, Anna Dew, Peyton Fitzpatrick, Greta Hessenthaler, Lia Miller and Ella Roberson to its program beginning in the fall of 2023.

"We are very excited about this incoming class," said Bocock. "They are a very athletic and talented group of young ladies. They are also very focused on the educational side at Elon in which our softball program has always taken a lot of pride in."

Teagan Baulsir • Catcher/Corner Infielder • Glen Allen, Va. • Deep Run High School • Hanover Hornets

• Is a member of the Deep Run High School softball team under head coach Chuck Wade • Two-time VHSL All-Region 5B at catcher (2021, 2022) • Earned VHSL All-Metro honorable mention in 2022 • Set the school-record for home runs in a single game with three in 2021 • Named Richmond All-Metro honorable mention at catcher in 2021 • Played for the Hanover Hornets 18u National club team under head coach Christian Simmers • Two-time Scenic City All Star in 2020 and 2021

Personal • Daughter of Jonathan and Debbie Baulsir • Intends to major in exercise science

Anna Dew • Pitcher • Harrisburg, N.C. • Hickory Ridge High School • Bandits Webster

• Competes as a member of the Hickory Ridge High School softball program under head coach Justin Davies • Selected as the two-time conference Pitcher of the Year in 2021 and 2022 • Batted .372 during her junior year while also recording no strikeouts in 78 at bats • Selected All-District while helping team to a pair of conference championships • Plays as a member of the Bandits Webster club team under coach Rick Webster

Personal • Daughter of Ronald and Eileen Dew • Plans to major in psychology

Peyton Fitzpatrick • Catcher/Utility • Canton, Ga. • Creekview High School • Georgia Impact

Plays at Creekview High School under head coach Jennifer Maloney • Batted .326 her senior season and committed no errors • Earned a region gold glove award during her sophomore campaign • Helped her program to a regional championship the last four years and advance to the Elite Eight three out of her four years • Plays for the Georgia Impact club team under coach Jason Janney • Has a .300-plus career batting average with her club team

Personal • Daughter of Press and Janelle Fitzpatrick • Intends to major in marketing and business

Greta Hessenthaler • Middle Infield/Third Base • Liberty, N.C. • Southern Alamance High School • Bandits Elite Premiere

• Competes at Southern Alamance High School under head coach Jonathan Russell • 3A All-State Player of the Year-West • 3A All-Region Co-Player of the Year • All-State, All-Region and All-Conference honors in 2021 • Three-time All-Conference in volleyball • Plays on the Bandits Elite Premiere club team under head coach Rick Webster • Played in the All-Star game in Colorado with her travel ball team

Personal • Daughter of Fritz and Wendy Hessenthaler • Intends to major in business

Lia Miller • Pitcher/First Base • Allendale, N.J. • Northern Highlands Regional High School • Hudson Valley Hurricanes

• A member of the Northern Highlands Regional High School softball program • Three-year varsity letterwinner • Two-time second team All-League Pitcher (2021, 2022) • Plays on the Hudson Valley Hurricanes travel ball team under head coach Sammy McDonald • Club team was a member of the Triple Crown International Challenge, Team Italy in 2021 and 2022

Personal • Daughter of Jamie and Loren Miller • Plans to be a pre-med major

Ella Roberson • Utility • Bristow, Va. • Patriot High School • Team SC Mid-Atlantic

• Currently a member at Patriot High School under head coach Francis Wolf • First-team All-District at both shortstop and in the outfield in 2021 • Named All-Region in the outfield in 2021 • Two-time All-District Player of the Year Runner-Up • Team captain since her sophomore season • Plays for the Team SC Mid-Atlantic club team under coach Ryan McQueeney

Personal • Daughter of Brian and Catherine Roberson • Intends to major in kinesiology/exercise science

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Field hockey: No. 19 Northern Highlands holds off Chatham - North Jersey Group 3 semifinals

Senior Belle Bennett and sophomore Shannon Arber each had a goal in the first quarter as second-seeded Northern Highlands, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, held off third-seeded Chatham 2-1 in the semifinal round of the North Jersey Group 3 Tournament in Allendale.Northern Highlands will next visit top-seeded North Hunterdon for the sectional title in the final on Thursday.Junior Elizabeth Lobo and sophomore Alexa Birch had an assist apiece for Northern Highlands (19-2), which won its third straight game after back-to-back losses f...

Senior Belle Bennett and sophomore Shannon Arber each had a goal in the first quarter as second-seeded Northern Highlands, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, held off third-seeded Chatham 2-1 in the semifinal round of the North Jersey Group 3 Tournament in Allendale.

Northern Highlands will next visit top-seeded North Hunterdon for the sectional title in the final on Thursday.

Junior Elizabeth Lobo and sophomore Alexa Birch had an assist apiece for Northern Highlands (19-2), which won its third straight game after back-to-back losses for the first time this season. Northern Highlands had jumped out to a 16-0 record to kick off the campaign. Junior goalie Abby Sardo made five saves.

Junior Kitty Garrett scored for Chatham (16-2-1), which lost for the first time in 13 games. Senior goalie Mackenzie Wilson had two saves.

“I’m extremely proud of the composure and skills we displayed today,” said Northern Highlands coach Jordan Paton. “This was a very strong team win and we can’t wait to take on the championship game this Thursday.”

“It’s a very talented matchup between both teams and every player will be playing with the drive to win a championship,” Paton said. “I can’t wait to step foot on the field Thursday!”

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5 Questions with Hasbrouck Heights Council Candidate Ron Kistner

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Leading up to the November 8 General Election, TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro will publish profiles on the candidates running for Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge Councils and Boards of Education. These candidate profiles will feature a brief personal biography and set of five questions.Ron Kistner (Republican), Candidate for Hasbrouck Heights CouncilI have lived in Hasbrouck Heights for over 30 years. Over the years, I was the organizer of the Corpus Christie Boys...

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Leading up to the November 8 General Election, TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro will publish profiles on the candidates running for Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge Councils and Boards of Education. These candidate profiles will feature a brief personal biography and set of five questions.

Ron Kistner (Republican), Candidate for Hasbrouck Heights Council

I have lived in Hasbrouck Heights for over 30 years. Over the years, I was the organizer of the Corpus Christie Boys Basketball program with Michael Ciano. Executive Board Member for many years of the HH Little League. HH Rep and League President of the Meadowlands Football League. Proud participant of the volunteer group that installed the lights at the Gary Depken Field. A past recipient of the Bergen County Volunteer of the Year Award

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I am a graduate of St. Peter's University '83, Past Director of the Bergen County Parks Department, and Current Borough Administrator to Allendale, NJ. Both my daughter Amanda and son Robert "Coach Bob" are graduates of Hasbrouck Heights High School

1. Why are you running for office (or another term)?

Hasbrouck Heights has been the home to my family for over 30 years. It has been important to me that I give back to my community and continue to make it a great place we can be proud to call home.

2. If elected (or re-elected), what are the one or two things you’d like to accomplish?

As the Fire Commissioner, I want to continue to work with our HHFD to maintain our reputation as one of the most respected departments and one of the most counted upon (mutual aide) in the County.

To continue to support the HH Dept. of Public Works in their efforts to provide our residents with outstanding services such as garbage pickups, snow removal, and street sweeping.

3. What are one or two things you’d like to change or improve about the borough?

To provide better communications with our residents through social media to better inform them of what is happening in town, what our hard-working borough employees are accomplishing, and what excellent services we have.

4. Do you think the business district is healthy and successful? What changes, if any, would you like to see or make?

We are extremely lucky to have a vibrant Chamber of Commerce, and I'm proud to be the Council Liaison too. It has been great to see the enormous growth of this group. I can remember years ago working with Ray Vorisek of Heights Florist as we would be running around to set up the holiday parade, scrambling to find funding. Now we have a terrific Chamber that meets regularly for the benefit of our business community.

I would like to have more Boulevard Stroll Events to showcase our vibrant downtown and bring our community together.

5. Why should residents vote for you?

I am proud of my proven track record as a volunteer in town and serving on the Council. I want to continue to make our town a safe place we all call home with great services and amenities.

NJ's longest Midlife Crisis? This Allendale band is still rocking after 30 years

ALLENDALE — After 30 years, there's one midlife crisis in the borough that shows no signs of ending.In fact, the eight Allendale musicians who comprise the Midlife Crisis Band say they'll continue their quest for rock perfection "until we're 80," health and interest permitting.Most of the band ? lead singer Dan Manning, lead guitarist Gene Getto, bass player Jim Onesios, drummer Bill Jaremko, saxophonists Bruce Firkins and Mark Weidner and trumpeter George Piltz ? have been playing together since ...

ALLENDALE — After 30 years, there's one midlife crisis in the borough that shows no signs of ending.

In fact, the eight Allendale musicians who comprise the Midlife Crisis Band say they'll continue their quest for rock perfection "until we're 80," health and interest permitting.

Most of the band ? lead singer Dan Manning, lead guitarist Gene Getto, bass player Jim Onesios, drummer Bill Jaremko, saxophonists Bruce Firkins and Mark Weidner and trumpeter George Piltz ? have been playing together since 1992, when they met as members of an Allendale Newcomers dinner group.

After comparing notes on youthful musical experiences during Friday night sunset picnics at Crestwood Lake, they finally agreed they should get together and jam. Their combined talents were confirmed when they won the 1994 Allendale Centennial Battle of the Bands.

With a lineup now in their 60s and 70s, Midlife Crisis has carved out a place in the hearts of borough music fans, after years of playing local bars, birthday parties, backyard barbecues and charity events.

The group will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Crestwood Lake, part of Allendale's "Events at the Lake" series, which is open to the public.

"The key to staying together all this time is that we don't take ourselves too seriously," Firkins said. "We stay grounded."

The band's name is frequently questioned, said lead guitarist Getto, since the performers are now mostly retired with grandchildren. But suggestions of shortening their name to a hipper "Crisis" have fallen by the wayside.

"We had a conversation about it," Getto said. "We decided if the Rolling Stones hadn't changed their name in 50 years, why should we?"

Diverse backgrounds

The members come from diverse musical backgrounds.

Getto's first band, "Central Nerve," included drummer Andrew "Babe" Pace, who eventually scored a big hit in 1990 with C&C Music Factory's "Everybody Dance Now." Weidner played with the University of Illinois Marching Illini − "at least the first time I was enrolled as a student."

Manning says he was recording and playing gigs with a band at age 14 when his manager was arrested on embezzlement charges at an airport as they arrived home from a road trip.

"We said to the agent, 'How are we getting home? We can't drive!'" Manning said. "The agent said, 'Call your parents, kid' and left. We never saw the agent again."

Jaremko played guitar in high school and college but switched to drums when advised that the band's guitar section was full. Weidner said he, Piltz and Firkins had to talk their way into the group.

"When we first suggested the band needed a higher 'voice' they said 'uh no, we're a guitar band,'" Weidner said. "But they took us."

Ellie Linder, who calls herself "Allendale's piano teacher," is the band's newest member playing her first concert with them July 16. She was recruited to fill the keyboard vacancy by Jaremko, whose daughter had studied with her.

Linder declines to say where she falls on the midlife crisis age spectrum, but says her musical talents evolved along more classical lines, including "viola, horribly," and flute.

60s playlist

Of the 34 songs in the band's two-set list, 21 are from the the 1960s and nine from the 70s. The Beatles constitute the largest segment, with seven songs, followed by Van Morrison with five. Manning's wife, Joyce, has repeatedly urged them to add more modern songs.

"We have new material," Manning said, waving at the list. "We've added Beatles songs we haven't played before."

The band's one bow to the 21st century is their version of Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Their oldest song is Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago" from 1936, best known in the version performed by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in the 1980 movie "Blues Brothers." But the band cites inspiration from Eric Clapton's version of the song.

They don't take requests, Manning said. Firkins added they also don't allow impromptu audience participation.

"We've found over time people can't sing, or don't know the words," he said.

Midlife Crisis has seen at least one crisis: At one Memorial Day weekend party a group of British rugby players tried to take over the band's instruments.

"We had to say, 'hey guys, these aren't toys,'" Firkins said. "They were pretty good about it."

An ongoing joke in the band concerns the identity of their "leader." Manning says he most often gets the title because "I talk the most," and he sings about half the group's songs. Others agree "Dan thinks he's the leader," but that the duties are more spread out.

"Gene keeps track of the music, Jim is our technical person who keeps everything wired, and Mark keeps track of the brass section," Firkins said.

While the group takes inspiration from the Rolling Stones, not one of the septuagenarian rockers' songs graces a Midlife Crisis concert. What gives?

"It's hard to do Mick Jagger," said Manning, the lead singer.

Borough Council President Amy Wilczynski calls the band "a long time staple of fun and great music in Allendale."

"They are a fan favorite and draw hundreds of people to their concerts with everyone singing and dancing throughout the night," Wilczynski said.

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