Hopewell Township Health Happenings for March 2018

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

    Osteoporosis, Wednesday, March 21, 10am at HV Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington

    Dr. Marc T. Chianese, from Your Health Now LLC, returns with a presentation on osteoporosis and falling. For adults over the age of 65 years of age, falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries and are the most common cause of non-fatal trauma in the ER. At the presentation, you will learn what osteoporosis is, complicating factors, and ways to help your body become healthier.  Whether you have chronic pain, an acute injury, or are simply not satisfied with your current level of health, come and learn to be in control of your health.  It is never too early or too late to get healthier. If you want something you don’t have, you need to change what you’re doing. Learn how.

    Cooking for Empty Nesters, Wednesday, March 28, 10am at HV Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington

    Join us Elisa Sautter discusses how to make and freeze meals for one or two people and how to make and freeze smoothies. We will make a smoothie to sample during the presentation.

    Baby Boomer: Senior Center Discussion Group, Wednesday, March 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Pennington Public Library, 30 N. Main Street, Pennington

    This discussion is for our Baby Boomer generation who uses the senior center infrequently or not at all. The discussion will provide an opportunity for you to voice your opinions about what you would use and like to be included in the design of the new Hopewell Valley Senior Center. Information from this discussion group, combined with input from other discussion groups throughout the valley will help guide the planning for the new center. Please come and help us understand what is needed, wanted and dreamed for in the new senior center. Please RSVP to Liz, 609-537-0257 by Wednesday, March 21st if you are interested in attending. We are asking that each resident attend only one discussion group.

    Hip & Knee Screenings, Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9–11am at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell Cancer Center, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ

    Have you been experiencing hip or knee pain? Wondering if you are a candidate for joint replacement? Meet one-on-one with orthopedic surgeons DR. ARJUN SAXENA or DR. PAUL MAXWELL COURTNEY of Trenton Orthopedic Group at Rothman Institute who will conduct a free screening and recommend next steps. Please wear shorts or loose clothing. Call 609.394.4153 or register online at capitalhealth.org/events.

    Blood Pressure Screenings
    • Tuesday, March 6, 10-11am, Blood Pressure screening at HV Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Bring your own machine and we can make sure it is working properly.
    • Tuesday, March 20, 10am-12 noon, Blood Pressure screening at Lower Level, Hopewell Township Municipal Building. Bring your own blood pressure machine and we can make sure it is working properly.
    Healthy Bones, Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am at the Court Room at the Hopewell Township Municipal Building at 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville

    Ongoing classes to build bone strength and prevent osteoporosis. Space is limited. Call 537-0236 to sign up and confirm enrollment in the class.

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