Healing Heats Camp 2019

June 7-9, 2019

A free weekend, overnight camp in the beautiful Poconos for families who have lost a loved one to cancer. Fun recreational activities are combined with therapeutic grief activities to provide emotional support.

WHERE IS IT?

Malibu Dude Ranch

Milford, PA 18337

www.malibududeranch.com

WHO CAN ATTEND? : Families or guardians with children and teens ages 4 and up, who lost  a loved one to cancer within the past two years.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Horseback riding, fishing, swimming, games, a campfire and remembrance ceremony. Activities begin Friday night and end Sunday afternoon.

Space is limited, and on a first come first served basis. We encourage you to call to register with us today.

For more information, contact Claire Grainer, LCSW at 201-301-6811 or cgrainger@cancercare.org or Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 201-301-6809

Program is sponsored by Eisai.

Click here for flyer with additional information.

Free Skin Cancer Screening

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As part of a national public service program, a Penn Medicine Princeton Health board certified dermatologist will perform full-body skin examinations by appointment. Nationwide, this annual program has conducted more than 2.5 million screenings and detected over 250,000 suspected skin cancer lesions and more than 28,000 suspected melanomas.

This program is provided in support with the Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care. Princeton Medical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).

Thursday, May 16, 6 – 8 pm

Princeton Medical Center

Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center

One Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ

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Prepare for Extreme Cold

Temperatures are expected to plunge into the single digits tonight, with high winds and wind chills below zero.

Montgomery Township Health Department wants you to stay safe in cold weather.

Otto Kaufman Community Center will be available as a warming center from 8AM to 9PM if you have no heat. It is recommended that residents think ahead of a plan, perhaps to stay with a relative, neighbor, or friend, in the event that your home loses heat.

If you are a renter, and have no heat, call your landlord and the Health Department at 908-359-8211 x 227 to file a complaint, if needed. We will investigate and work with your landlord to get the heat restored. In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Remember these safety tips:

Personal Safety

  • Stay indoors when weather is extremely cold, especially if winds are high.
  • If you must go outdoors, make trips outside as brief as possible.
  • Dress in layers of warm clothing. Protect your head, neck, hands and feet from the cold by wearing a hat, scarf, gloves and socks.
  • Drink lots of water and non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Be alert for the warning signs of hypothermia: shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech and/or drowsiness.

Family & Neighbors

  • Offer to help people in your neighborhood who may have limited access to heat.
  • Check frequently on seniors and people who are ill.
  • Do not leave pets outside.
  • Children, the elderly and people with disabilities or special medical needs are especially vulnerable to the cold. Extra precautions should be taken.

Be Safe at Home

  • If you use an outdoor generator at home, place it at least 10 feet away from all doors and windows to avoid exhaust gases entering the home.
  • Stoves, barbeques and ovens can produce carbon monoxide gas, which can be deadly when used to heat a home. Never use these appliances in place of approved heaters such as electric, natural gas or fireplaces.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home to reduce the risk of poisoning.
  • Take steps now to prevent water pipes from freezing: https://www.consumerreports.org/home-maintenance-repairs/how-to-keep-pipes-from-freezing/
  • While power outages are not anticipated, it is good to be prepared. Report outages at: 1-800-880-PSEG (7734).
    Sign up for MyAlerts at:
    https://www.pseg.com/home/customer_service/myalerts/index.jsp
    so you may receive updates by text and report outages by texting “Out” to 4PSEG. Visit the PSE&G Outage Center to view a map of area outages.

Link to more info at CDC Winter Safety Website: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/guide.html

January is Radon Action Month!

Montgomery Township Health Department has designated  January as Radon Action Month,  in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Radon Program.

In announcing Radon Action Month, Stephanie Carey, Health Officer said, “Radon is a serious health risk. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer — and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. But because radon is invisible and odorless it is easy to ignore this potential hazard in our own homes.”

Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when uranium and radium break down in the soil and in rock formations. Radon gas moves up through the soil and finds its way into homes through cracks in the foundation and openings around pumps, pipes and drains.

“A significant number of homes in Central New Jersey are predicted to be above the acceptable limits for radon,” Carey said. “We would like to see as many homes tested as possible, to reduce the radon risk in our communities.

During Radon Action Month,  Montgomery Township Health Department will provide Free Radon test kits and education, while supplies last. Kits are available at :

  • Montgomery Township Health Department: 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead.
  • Hopewell Borough Hall: 88 East Broad Street, Hopewell Borough
  • Pennington Borough Hall: 30 North Main Street, Pennington Borough

Radon is measured in picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. The average U.S. indoor level is 1.3 pCi/L. At 4 pCi/L, the risk of lung cancer from radon is greater than the risk from fire or other home accidents. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the DEP recommend that action be taken to reduce radon levels if the level in the home is greater than or equal to 4 pCi/L.

Testing for radon is simple and inexpensive. The free test kit program is made possible by a grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP Radon Program can also provide a list of certified companies that provide testing services or do-it-yourself test kits – residents can contact the Program at (800) 648-0394 or www.njradon.org. Test kits can also be obtained from many hardware stores.

If the test indicates a radon problem, radon mitigation systems can be installed at a cost similar to that of other home repairs. A list of certified mitigation companies is also available from the Radon Program.

For more information on radon, contact us at (908) 359-8211 x227 or the DEP Radon Program at (800) 648-0394 or visit www.njradon.org.

Join AARP in Caring for Desi Caregivers

Take a Break! November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP New Jersey is celebrating by hosting a day of fun and education for Desi caregivers on Saturday, November 17.

Click here for flyer.

This lunch and learn event will feature speakers on a variety of topics including financial and community resources and healthcare. We’ll also have Tai Chi and Zumba! If you’re currently a caregiver or you might be one in the future, you won’t want to miss this!

Did you know?

The Asian-Indian population is almost twice as likely to care for elders as the general population. It’s a labor of live – but caregiving can be overwhelming. AARP is here to support family caregivers with resources and information. We look forward to seeing you on November 17!

Saturday, November 17, 2018
10 am – 2 pm

FairBride Hotel & Conference Center
195 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

RSVP online at aarp.cvent.com/DesiCaregivers or call 1-877-926-8300.

Lunch will be served and free parking is available.

 

Rabies Clinic

Protect your pet (and your community)!

Protect your pet and community! 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Hopewell Borough Train Station
2 Railroad Place
Hopewell Borough

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

For Safety’s sake

Please, no children under age 7.

Dogs must be on a short, sturdy leash—No retractable leashes!

Use of a soft muzzle is encouraged.

Dogs must be under control of an adult at all times.

Cats must be in a carrier

For more information, call Montgomery Township Animal Control 908-359-8211 x247