FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Health Department and the Central New Jersey Lead and Healthy Homes Coalition will offer seven healthy home classes and lead screenings for MonmouthCounty residents.
“It is important for our residents to understand the effects that your home can have on your health,” said Freeholder John P. Curley. “I encourage residents to take advantage of these classes being offered by the County at no cost.”
“The goal of the program is to educate MonmouthCounty residents on the seven principles of a healthy home in order to create and maintain safe and healthy homes in all our communities,” said Michael A. Meddis, MonmouthCounty’s public health coordinator.
The seven principles of a healthy home that will be explained are: keep it dry, keep it clean, keep it ventilated, keep it pest-free, keep it safe, keep it contaminant-free and keep it maintained.
“Each attendee will receive a healthy home tool kit to help them to start on their way to a healthier lifestyle,” said Curley.
The classes are free to attend for MonmouthCounty residents and no insurance is required.
For additional information, call the Monmouth County Health Department at 732-431-7456, or log onto www.visitmonmouth.com for the complete schedule.
The Monmouth County Health Department provides public health services for residents of the following towns: Aberdeen, Allentown, Asbury Park, AtlanticHighlands, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Englishtown, Eatontown, Farmingdale, Hazlet, Holmdel, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, LakeComo, Manasquan, Marlboro, Matawan, Millstone, NeptuneTownship, NeptuneCity, Oceanport, Ocean Grove, Roosevelt, ShrewsburyTownship and UnionBeach.
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2014 Healthy Home Class Schedule
Date Time Location
Sept. 29 11:30 a.m. – noon LakeComo
1740 Main Street
6 – 7 p.m. Eatontown
47 Broad Street
Oct. 1 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Marlboro
1 Recreation Way
Oct. 2 11 a.m. – noon Howell*
245 Preventorium Road
Oct. 9 10 – 11 a.m. Howell*
Highway 9 & Wyckoff Road
Oct. 27 noon – 1 p.m. Matawan
201 Broad Street
Oct. 30 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Keansburg
100 Main Street
* Classes and screenings at Howell locations are open to Howell residents only.