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.

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.

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

Fast, Fall Family Meals

As the Fall season is upon us, many want to embrace the cooler weather with cozy and healthy meals, but who has the time!

During the workshop, attendees will review the nutritional benefits of fall veggies and other foods, talk about easy sides for the meals and make a quick dessert. There will also be demonstrations and tastings!

$10/person

Date:

Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm OR  Thursday, November 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location:

310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, NJ

Click here for the flyer!

2018 Fall Flu Clinics

Vaccinating ages 4 to 104

Offering more clinics for your convenience!

Free for Medicare recipients

The Centers for Disease Control recommends vaccination against influenza for all people over 6 months of age.  The flu shot protects you and those around you.  Flu can be especially serious in seniors, young children, pregnant women, and people with conditions like asthma and diabetes.

Kids need flu shots, too!  The Health Department also offers flu shots to children age 4 and up (accompanied by their parents).

Montgomery Township Health Department is offering the following flu vaccination clinics this fall:

Wednesdays, October 3, 10, & 17, 2018

Otto Kaufman Community Center
356 Skillman Road
Skillman, NJ 08558

Oct. 3rd  Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM AND 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Oct 10th Times: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Oct. 17th Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Wednesday, October 17

Pennington Borough Hall

30 North Main Street

Pennington, NJ 

Time:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Tuesday, October 23

Rocky Hill Borough Hall

15 Montgomery Avenue

Rocky Hill, NJ

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Vote & Vax

Tuesday, November 6

Hopewell Borough Hall

88 East Broad Street

Hopewell, NJ  

Time:  9:00 AM to 3:00PM  & 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

Walk-ins are welcome, but for faster service, make an appointment. To reserve your shot:

  • E-mail health@twp.montgomery.nj.us with your name, address, birth date, and phone number OR
  • Call the Health Department at 908-359-8211, x 227

 

The flu shot is Free with Medicare card

The flu shot is $25 for ages 4-64; Hardship fee waivers are available (uninsured, unemployed, Medicaid residents).

Contact Lens Health Week

When cared for properly, contact lenses can provide a comfortable and convenient way to work, play, and live for the 45 million people in the U.S. who wear them.

While contact lenses are usually a safe and effective form of vision correction, they are not entirely risk-free—especially if they are not cared for properly. During Contact Lens Health Week, this week, learn how taking care of your contact lenses can help you see better and keep your eyes healthy.

Healthy Habits = Healthy Eyes

What You Can Do

If you wear contact lenses, take simple steps to protect your eyes.

1. Don’t wear contact lenses while sleeping unless directed to do so by your eye doctor.

  • Studies have shown that wearing contact lenses while sleeping increases the chance of an eye infection by 6 to 8 times.

2. Don’t “top off” solution.

  • Use only fresh contact lens solution in your case – never mix fresh solution with old or used solution. Adding new solution to used solution can lower its germ-killing power.

3. Don’t swim or shower while wearing contact lenses.

  • Germs found in the water can stick to your contacts and cause a serious eye infection.

Visit CDC’s Healthy Contact Lens website to learn more tips and recommendations you can follow to protect your eyes.

Click here for more information. 

2018 Summer Heat Alert!

High temperatures exceeding 90°F  along with high humidity are expected in the next several days. The Montgomery Township Health Department is reminding residents to take steps to stay cool during this heat wave.

Hot temperatures and humidity are dangerous and can prove deadly. During heat waves like this one, it’s important to stay cool, hydrated, and informed.

Follow these tips to stay safe during extreme heat:

• Stay in air conditioning.  When possible, stay in air conditioning on hot days.  If you don’t have air conditioning, head to libraries, malls, and other public spaces to keep cool.

• Check on loved ones.  Be sure to check on older friends and neighbors who live alone and don’t have air conditioning.

• Avoid the hottest part of the day.  If you have to be outside, stick to the cooler morning and evening hours.  Wear light, loose clothing and take frequent, air conditioned breaks.

• Beware of hot cars.  Never leave a person or a pet in a parked car, even for a short time.  On an 80 degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes.

• Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water on hot days.  Avoid alcohol and hot, heavy meals.

• Stay informed. Watch your local weather forecasts so you can plan outdoor activities safely. Pay attention to any extreme heat alerts.

• Keep your pets cool. Be sure to give your pets plenty of fresh, clean water. Make sure they have a shady place to get out of the sun, or bring them indoors.

Hopewell Valley Come Outside and Play!

Hopewell Valley Come Outside and Play! Flyer 

This Hopewell Valley community-wide event was established to increase awareness of nature and an appreciation of time spent outdoors.  Families and community members are welcome to attend any of these activities. 

 June 7-9, 2018
Special Preview: National Trail Day activities June 2 &3

View all activities in the HVCO&P! Newsletter here 

Activities are at no cost and open to all ages, unless otherwise noted.
Registration is required for most activities. 
                   

Wellness Program for Kids!

These programs are open to all kids. Kids Marathon participants can earn 1 mile towards their 25 miles for each class attended. Registration is required and parents must accompany their children at the kids classes listed below.

Click here for flyer w/ additional details

Healthy Sport Drinks & Snacks
WED. May 23 (6 – 7 p.m.)

Kids Can Cook: Breakfast
WED. May 23 (6 – 7 p.m.)

Kids Boot Camp
THU. May 24 (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.)

Grow Your Own Veggie Garden
SUN. June 3 (2 – 3 p.m.)

Kinetic Kids: Kids on the Move
THU. June 7 (5:45 – 6:30 p.m.)

Pilates for Children
SUN. June 10 (2 – 2:45 p.m.)

Build a Better Snack! Nutrition for Kids
WED. June 13 (6 – 7 p.m.)

Sports Nutrition for Kids
SAT. June 16 (10 – 11 a.m.)