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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*Schedule

2014 Healthy Home Class Schedule

Date                Time                                  Location  

                       

Sept. 29           11:30 a.m. – noon             LakeComo

                                                                  Borough Hall

                                                                  1740 Main Street

                        6 – 7 p.m.                          Eatontown

                                                                  Borough Hall

                                                                  47 Broad Street    

Oct. 1              10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                Marlboro

                                                                  RecreationCenter

                                                                  1 Recreation Way

Oct. 2              11 a.m. – noon                  Howell*

                                                                  SeniorCenter

                                                                  245 Preventorium Road

Oct. 9              10 – 11 a.m.                      Howell*

                                                                  Howell Villages

                                                                  Highway 9 & Wyckoff Road

Oct. 27            noon – 1 p.m.                    Matawan

                                                                  Community Center

                                                                  201 Broad Street

Oct. 30            10:30 – 11:30 a.m.            Keansburg

                                                                  BayshoreSeniorCenter

                                                                  100 Main Street

* Classes and screenings at Howell locations are open to Howell residents only.