Health Department offering healthy home classes

FREEHOLD, NJ – Springtime is here and so are the spring showers that come with it. Is your home in a flood zone or prone to flooding during storms? If so, you may wonder what you can do to keep your home and family healthy from the effects of flooding.

The Monmouth County Health Department and the Central New Jersey Lead and Healthy Homes Coalition will offer four 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 Christopher Merkel, 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. To ensure that you receive a tool kit, you must register for the class.

To register, or for additional information, call the Monmouth County Health Department at 732-431-7456, or log onto 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 attached.

April 2015 Healthy Home Class Schedule

Date                Time                                  Location  


April 15           2 – 3 p.m.                          Neptune

                                                                  MonmouthCounty Connection

                                                                  3544 State Highway 66

April 16           6:30 – 7:30 p.m.                Leonardo



                                                                  945 State Route 36          

April 20           7 – 8 p.m.                          UnionBeach

                                                                  UnionBeachTown Hall

                                                                  650 Poole Ave.

April 27           6:30 – 7:30 p.m.                Manalapan

                                                                  ManalapanTown Hall

                                                                  120 County Route 522