Hopewell Township Health Happenings for March 2019

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. 

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day: Wednesday, March 6, 11am-4pm, Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington. Featuring the Rollin’ Colon a giant inflatable human colon will be on-site at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, home to the Capital Health Cancer Center and Center for Digestive Health, to highlight a day filled with information and free giveaways to raise awareness about colorectal cancer risk factors and screening guidelines. Walk through The Rollin’ Colon and learn more about what conditions affect the human colon and how cancer can develop. Wear blue for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Pick up free blue giveaways and digestive health-related information.

The Short of It – Lorrie Moore: Wednesday, March 13, 2pm, Mercer County Library-Hopewell, 245 Pennington Titusville Road, Pennington. The short story — short in length, but full of content! Each month we read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month’s author is Lorrie Moore and her short stories, “You’re Ugly, Too,” “How to Talk to Your Mother,” and “Willing.” No registration necessary.

 55+ Breakfast Series: Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk Factors, Screening Guidelines & Treatment Options: Friday, March 15, 8:30am, Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, NJ Pure Conference Center, One Capital Way, Pennington. s part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, attend our free breakfast discussion about colon cancer — risk factors, screening guidelines, and treatment options — led by fellowship trained gastroenterologist DR. MARION-ANNA PROTANO from Mercer Gastroenterology. Melissa Phelps, a registered dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition at the Capital Health Cancer Center, will also discuss nutrition guidelines to promote the health of your colon. Call 609-394-4153 to register.

Vaccines for Older Adults: Wednesday, March 20, 10am, HV Senior Center. 395 Reading Street, Pennington. As we age, our immune system weakens and it is more difficult to fight infections. Vaccines are especially important for older adults. Join us as Capital Health Pharmacy presents Vaccines for Older Adults, come learn about the various vaccines that are recommended for older adults, including Flu, Pneumonia, Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis), Shingles etc. Getting vaccinated helps keep not only you healthy but your family, friends and community!

Swift Reach: New Hopewell Township Emergency Alert System: Wednesday, March 27, 10am HV Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Join us to discuss the Hopewell Township new Emergency Notification System known as Swift Reach Learn how the system works and how to sign up! Make sure you are in the know when emergencies happen.

Treating GERD (Acid Reflux)and Barrett’s Esophagus: March 27, 2019, 6 pm, Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell NJ PURE Conference Center, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 DR. JASON ROGART, director of Interventional Gastroenterology and Therapeutic Endoscopy at Capital Health Center for Digestive Health, will discuss medical, endoscopic, and surgical treatment options for GERD, as well as radiofrequency ablation for the eradication of Barrett’s Esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition that can result from chronic acid reflux.

Blood Pressure Screenings:

Tuesday, March 5,10-1am, Blood Pressure. Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Bring your own machine and we can make sure it is working properly.

Tuesday, March 19, 10am – 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 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


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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