Free Narcan Training – Hopewell Borough on July 15

Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. All participants will receive treatment voucher for 30 days of free substance abuse treatment, at JSAS Healthcare, Inc., to use or distribute to any person that needs medication-assisted treatment. In addition, education will be provided on how to administer Narcan (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose.

Click here for flyer

Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Hopewell Borough Courtroom: 88 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Program brought to you by Hopewell Borough, Montgomery Township Health Department, and JSAS Healthcare, Inc.

Montgomery Trails Day 2019

2019 Montgomery Trails Day

*FREE*

  Sat. June 1, 2019

 Noon – 3:00 pm

Trails at Stonebridge

(103 Montgomery Rd, Skillman)

Guided Hike: 12:15 pm or 1:15 pm

*Wear comfortable shoes and bring water *

The MONTGOMERY PATHWAYS
system is over 37 miles of trails
throughout the Township.

 

Discover the hidden gem of the trails around the Stonebridge community, consisting of about 2.5 miles of natural trails through forest, along the Bedens Brook & Millstone River, and thru agricultural fields.  The width and surfacing of the trail is not suitable for strollers or walkers.  There are paved pathways around the Stonebridge community that can be used by those who prefer a more stable surface.  This event meets @ the parking area across from the main Stonebridge entrance on Montgomery Road (GPS address:  103 Montgomery Road, Skillman).

Scavenger Hunt: While taking the hike, find hidden items along the trail. Complete the scavenger hunt and enter the raffle to win a prize!

For more details on pathways & this
event or to access the self-guided tour:  www.twp.montgomery.nj.us

Questions? Contact
LWasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us

 This trails day event is brought to you by: Montgomery Township, Montgomery Pathways, Girl Scouts, Montgomery Township Health Department, Montgomery Recreation, & Montgomery Friends of Open Space. 

Health Walks in May

Click here for flyer: RWJ Somerset May 2019

Wednesday, May 1 @ 10am: RWJ HealthHike Meeting: AMC Theaters

Join us for a monthly meeting of the HealthHike Walking Program and enjoy a light breakfast and presentation by Stephanie Wei, PharmD, informatics pharmacist on “Vitamins and Supplements…A Prescription for Wellness”. Participants are encouraged to walk independently in the Mall’s safe, climate controlled environment as early as 6:30am from Monday through Saturday and 9:00am on Sunday. Each lap around the 2nd & 3rd levels is a 1/2 mile and the 1st level is a 1/4 mile. Please register for the HealthHike Meeting at 888-724-7123.

Saturday, May 4 @ 9:00 am: Bridgewater Commons

Join us in the food court of the Bridgewater Commons Mall for the next RWJ HealthPro Hike. Uzma Imran, MD with RWJ Physician Enterprise will give a brief presentation before leading the group on a 2 mile walk around the 2nd and 3rd levels of the Mall.

Saturday, May 11 @ 9:00 am: Duke Farms

Learn about the Duke Farms property and family history from an experienced docent as we explore the beauty of the grounds while enjoying the fresh air and camaraderie of group exercise. We will meet at the Farm Barn Orientation Center at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 11 for 2-3 mile walk along paved and gravel paths. The Farm Barn Cafe is open 8:30 – 11:00 am for anyone interested in a post-walk coffee with friends.

Saturday, May 18 @ 9:00 am: Skillman Park

Discover the newest park in the Somerset County Park System with an expert Park Ranger leading our group walk around a 2.25 mile paved loop trail at Skillman Park, Main Boulevard, Skillman (off of Route 601 in the Skillman section of Montgomery Township). We will meet in the parking lot A. Please refer to the Somerset County Parks website for directions and a park map http://somersetcountyparks.org

All events are FREE.

The Nico-Teen Generation

Ridge Against Alcohol & Drugs (RAAD) presents:

  • An interactive education program for parents
  • Hear all the facts straight from peers
  • View real vaping devices up close

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 7pm

Bernards Township Municipal Building – Warren Craft Room

1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Info & To RSVP:

www.bernardsalliance.org – 908-204-2523

 

 

Heating Oil Discharge into Beden’s Brook

Yesterday evening (4/8/19) MTPD and Somerset County Haz Mat responded to a complaint of fuel oil odor and sheen on Bedens Brook at Mountain View Road.

The Haz Mat team traced the source of the material to a home heating oil tank off of Great Road.  An estimated 600 to 900 gallons of home heating oil escaped from the tank.  The tank has been pumped of the remaining material.  However, a significant amount of oil remains in the ground.

NJDEP and Somerset County Haz Mat have placed a series of booms across Bedens Brook from the source downstream to Mountain View and to Cherry Hill Road.  Clean-up and the soil remediation continues.

We are asking residents to report any fuel oil odors, or sheen on the brook, to the Health Department during regular business hours, or to MTPD after business hours so we can follow up during daylight.  Particularly important would be reports of odor or sheen downstream  (East of) Cherry Hill Road, as that would indicate further movement.

MTHD recommends that people not wade or play in the Bedens Brook  between Great Road and Cherry Hill Road until further notice.

Please call the Health Department during regular business hours at (908) 359-8211 to report any fuel oil odors, or sheen on the brook.

April is National Public Health Week

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP RESOLUTION  2019:  RECOGNIZING NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK 2019

Whereas, the week of April 1-7, 2019, is National Public Health Week, and the theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.”;  and

Whereas, since 1995, the American Public Health Association, through its sponsorship of National Public Health Week, has educated the public, policymakers and public health professionals about issues important to improving the public’s health; and


Whereas,
good health requires making healthy choices that improve our health, setting an example for our family and friends;  as well as supporting efforts to improve the factors that affect everyone’s health and limit the ability for many people to make healthy choices; and

Whereas, during National Public Health Week, we celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system, and

Whereas, It is only when we come together that we are strong enough to create the healthiest nation in one generation.

Now therefore, be it resolved this 21st Day of March, 2019, that the Township Committee of the Township of Montgomery joins with its Board of Health and its Health Department in celebrating National Public Health Week 2019, and its focus on building safe, healthy communities.