NEPTUNE, NJ - The following programs are offered in May at Monmouth County Connection, 3544 State Highway 66 (In the strip mall next to Home Depot), Neptune, NJ 07753:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • 11:00 - 12:00 pm            ANNUALS: WHAT GROWS BEST IN NJ

Sponsored by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County

Starting a garden can seem like a daunting task. Let Master Gardener Cheryl Grant help you!  She will describe a wide variety of annual plants and provide basic descriptions, planting and growing information. Seasoned gardeners will enjoy the pictures highlighting annual flowers and their decorative foliage providing splashes of color around immature trees, shrubs and perennials. The program will also discuss: the difference between annuals and perennials; types of annual flowers; the importance of well-prepared soil; planting tips; and the best annual flowers for the Garden State.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • 10:30 - 12:00 pm            HEALTHY SENIORS SEMINAR

Presented by the Monmouth County Department of Health

Learn how vitamins and minerals can affect you and how they interact with medications, the five most important questions to ask their doctors, and other important facts to help you stay healthy. Speakers include: Dr. Jon Salisbury, the founder of Visiting Physician Services; and Terry Ruane, RN, Senior Public Health Nurse for the Monmouth County Board of Health.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • 6:00 - 7:00                    GENEALOGY 101: ORGANIZING RESEARCH

Sponsored by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office

Presented by the Monmouth Genealogical Society, in this informative lecture you will learn creative and efficient ways to best organize your family’s research. For genealogists of all levels and abilities!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • 11:00 - 12:00 pm          INTRO TO MEDICARE ADVANTAGE & PART D Sponsored by the Monmouth County Office on Aging

Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C...... ARGGGHHHHHHH!  How do you keep it all straight?  In this informative seminar you will get an introduction to Medicare Advantage Plans as well as Medicare Part D.  (It’s really not that confusing, we promise!)


All programs are free, but require advanced registration. Please call 732-303-2828 to register.



Every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. by appointment • Meet with Medicare Counselor

First and Third Thursday from 11:00 -7:00 by appointment • Meet with Monmouth County Surrogate’s Officer

Second and Fourth Thursday from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. by appointment • Meet with Monmouth County Department of Consumer Affairs