Hopewell Township Health Happenings for April 2019

Hopewell Township Health Happenings contains news and events from Hopewell Township’s Health Department regarding the health of the community. 

Birthday Breakfast Friday, April 12, 9am at Hopewell Valley Golf Club, 114 Pennington Hopewell Road, Hopewell. Please join us for a birthday breakfast in your honor, along with other Hopewell Valley Seniors celebrating birthdays in the months from January-June. We welcome and encourage spouses and guests to attend at a cost of $15, which may be paid at the door. Registration is required, please call Liz, 609-537-0257 by Friday, April 5.

Healthy Outlooks for Older Adults – Alternative Approaches to Managing Pain Wednesday, April 17,10am at Hopewell Valley Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. In this free one hour presentation, you will learn about the risks of prescription medications (opioids) such as Vicodin, Oxycontin or Codeine. You will also learn about alternatives to pain management including acupuncture, yoga, physical therapy, chiropractics, massage, meditation, etc. In addition, you will gain insights into prescription medication misuse, safe practices and proper disposal. Free giveaways will also be available. We are asking to please register for this program. Please call, Liz at 609-537-0257.

Downsizing, Decluttering and/or Moving? Wednesday, April 24, 10am at HV Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Overwhelmed by the thought of downsizing, decluttering and moving? Don’t know where to start? John Walsh, Senior Move Manager and Founder of Princeton-based Walsh Senior Solutions will provide tips, tricks, and instructions to help you establish order and calm during the chaotic and stressful downsizing process. With the goal of how best to transition with your prized possessions to a smaller home, a 55+ Active Adult Community or a Senior Living Community, guidance will be provided on finding profitable solutions to your excess possessions through Estate Sales, Consignment, Online Selling, Donation or Discard, as well as reducing your moving bill and overall stress level.

Coffee Connections: Hopewell Theater Monday, April 29, 10am at Hopewell Borough Hall, 88 East Broad Street, Pennington. The Hopewell Theater has re-opened its doors once again! Whatever you are looking for, chances are you can view it at the Hopewell Theater, from movie screenings to live performances. Come and learn about what the Hopewell Theater has to offer our community! Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested, please call Liz, 609-537-0257.

GUT REACTION: Current Medical Management Options for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Monday, April 29, 2019, 6pm at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell NJ PURE Conference Center, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534.If you are living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – then you know about the belly pain, weight loss, and diarrhea that comes with it. What you may not know are some of the latest treatment options that can improve your quality of life. Join DR. ANIL BALANI, a fellowship trained gastroenterologist and IBD specialist at Capital Health Center for Digestive Health, for a discussion of current, new, and upcoming medical therapies for IBD. Call 609-394-4153 or visit www.capitalhealth.org/events  to register.

DOCS ON THE TRAIL: Enjoying the Outdoors While Managing Your Joint Pain@Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6pm at Hunt House Barn, Mercer Meadows197 Blackwell Road, Pennington, NJ 08534.If you’re living with arthritis or considering joint replacement surgery, join DR. ARJUN SAXENA from Trenton Orthopaedic Group at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute to learn how walking or biking can help you manage your pain and even help you recover from surgery. This will be followed by a two-mile hike into Rosedale Park led by DR. JILL YOUNG, a board certified family medicine physician at Capital Health Primary Care – Quakerbridge and trustee of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail. Call 609-394-4153 or visit www.capitalhealth.org/events  to register.

Blood Pressure Screenings: 

  • Tuesday, April 2,10:00 am-11:00 am, Blood Pressure. Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Bring your own machine and we can make sure it is working properly.
  • Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon, Blood Pressure. Lower Level, Hopewell Township Municipal Building. Bring your own machine and we can make sure it is working properly.
  • Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m., Healthy Bones: Ongoing classes to build bone strength and prevent osteoporosis. Court Room, Hopewell Township Municipal Building. Space is limited. Call 537-0236 to sign up and confirm enrollment in the class.

Hopewell Township Health Department, 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville NJ 08560

609-737-0120 – Vital records 609-737-0120 x 684 – www.hopewelltwp.org


Link to Health Services in Mercer County

Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership http://healthymercer.org/

Capital Health http://www.capitalhealth.org

Penn Medicine Princeton Health http://www.princetonhcs.org

Robert Wood Johnson Hospital http://www.rwjhamilton.org

St. Francis Medical Center http://www.stfrancismedical.com

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