Free seminars and programs offered throughout the month

NEPTUNE, NJ – The Monmouth County Connection will host informative programs for residents during the month of December on the nation’s new health care law and in-home gardening.

Everyone is wondering how their healthcare coverage will be affected with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what impact it will have on Medicare. Meet with insurance experts to discuss the changes that will take place and how the ACA will impact you and your family on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to noon. Learn about the new benefit requirements, taxes and fees, and rating guidelines.

As winter approaches it’s time to move the garden indoors. The “All About House Plants” workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will provide you with everything you need to know about having a successful garden in the comfort and warmth of your home. Learn about different types of house plants, which locations are best for which plants, and how to provide each plant with the care it needs to make it through the winter. 

The County Connection also offers the following recurring programs every month:

  • Meet with a Medicare Counselor every Wednesday by appointment.
  • Meet with a Monmouth County Surrogate representative on first and third Thursdays by appointment.
  • Meet with Monmouth County Veteran Services Office on second and fourth Thursdays by appointment.

All programs are free and open to all Monmouth County residents, but registration is required. To register, please call 732-303-2828. 

The Monmouth County Connection is located in the strip mall at 3544 State Highway 66 in Neptune, adjacent to the Home Depot and across the street from Walmart. The office offers a variety of services including passports, passport photos, free notary public, veterans’ IDs, election/voter information, senior and veterans’ services, public access computers and more.

The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The County Connection is under the direction of County Clerk M. Claire French and is supported by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.