In recognition of National Health Center Week, CHEMED (The Center for Health Education, Medicine and Dentistry), a federally qualified health care center, 1771 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, is inviting the public to participate in two events on August 16 and 17.
The first event, CHEMED’s annual health fair, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is a free indoor event, open to all age groups. The second event, Thursday, August 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. is a free health screening. No registration is required.
Participants in the health fair include a bilingual representative from Amerigroup RealSolutions, with healthy eating props and a game for children; a bilingual representative from N.J. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (NJSNAP-Ed) who will provide a lesson about sugar and other nutritional information; Dermascan screening by Horizon NJ Health; face painting and giveaways by United Healthcare Community Plan; free five-minute chair massages by either a male and female masseuse; and information about Lakewood Resource & Referral Center (LRRC).
Aetna Better Health of New Jersey will be offering summer safety tips and providing information on how to avoid exposure to lead. In addition, a health educator and nurses from clinic services of the Ocean County Health Department will give free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings; giveaway bags; and educational brochures. The chief of administrative services from the Intoxicated Drive Resource Center and a public information officer will have fatal vision goggles and a small obstacle course mat for attendees. The Alzheimer’s Association and Mimex Bilingual Consultants will have representatives at the event.
On Thursday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., CHEMED in collaboration with Aetna Better Health of New Jersey will be holding health screenings, including free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings; and oxygen saturation, heart rate, and BMI monitoring. Robert Singer, 30th Legislative District, vice chairman of the Ocean County Board of Health, will present a proclamation from the Senate in honor of National Health Center Week.
National Health Center Week, August 13-19, 2017, recognizes the outstanding role of community health centers as a safety net for underserved populations by delivering comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay.
For more information, contact Emma, patient liaison to the Hispanic community at 732-364-2144 Ext. 8627.