Hopewell Township Health Happenings for February 2019

Hopewell Township Health Happenings for February 2019

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Hopewell Township Municipal Building (photo: M. Galioto)

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

BROWN BAG LUNCHEONFriday, February 1 at Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street. Pennington.

Come join us to hear about the Mercer County Library System’s Caregiver Backpack Program. The program is designed to provide family caregivers with information to assist them through the process of caregiving. The program speakers will be Dana Benner, Mercer County Library System Social Media and Marketing Librarian, and Anna Van Scoyoc, Reference Librarian. Bring your sandwich. Beverage and dessert will be provided. Lunch is at 12:30pm, and the program will begin at 1pm.  All are welcome.

HEART HEALTH: Wednesday, February 20, 10am, HV Senior Center. 395 Reading Street, Pennington.

Join us as Karen Avila, the cardiovascular outcomes coordinator from Capital Health, reviews heart failure, its symptoms, questions to ask your doctor, what kinds of lifestyle changes to make if you are diagnosed with heart failure, and how to manage the symptoms by using a self-check plan and symptom tracker. Register by calling 609-394-4153.

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART: A CONVERSATION ABOUT AFIB, Tuesday, February 26, 6pm, Capital Health Hopewell, NJ Pure Conference Center, One Capital Way, Pennington.  Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that can cause heart palpitations and shortness of breath. As the most common type of heart arrhythmia, it affects millions of people in the United States and can increase your risk for heart attack and stroke. Join DR. Harit Desai, interventional cardiologist at Capital Health–Heart Care Specialists, for a discussion of symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options to help you manage your condition.

COMMUNITY HEALTH LISTENING/DISCUSSION GROUP, Wednesday, February 27, 10am HV Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Come join the Health Department to learn about the current state of health in your community. We want to know what matters to you most when it comes to your health, whether you want to be involved, and what you would like to see in your community. Presented by Montgomery Health Department.

BLOOD PRESSURE/BLOOD GLUCOSE SCREENINGS: 

Tuesday, February 5, 10am-11am. Blood Pressure/Blood Glucose screening (fasting or 2 hour post for accurate result). Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Bring your own machine and we can make sure it is working properly.

Tuesday, February 19, 10am – 12noon. Blood Pressure/Blood Glucose screening (fasting or 2 hour post for accurate result). Lower Level, Hopewell Township Municipal Building. Bring your own machine and we can make sure it is working properly.

Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am, 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

LINKS 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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