Old Bridge, NJ –  Jan. 16, 2020 – The Old Bridge Public Library will sponsor the following health-related programs in February, allowing patrons to start off the New Year with a focus on their well-being. Registration is not required for any of these programs.

Free Health Screenings: Thurs. Feb. 6th from 12:15-1:45pm. St. Peter’s University Hospital Community Health Services will be on-hand to offer screenings for blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Fasting is not required.

Stroke Support Group: Thurs. Feb. 13th from 12-1pm. Stroke experts from Hackensack Meridian Health will provide information and guidance to help stroke survivors and their families maximize their quality of life and navigate this journey. This group is sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center and meets on the second Thursday of each month. The discussions will be conducted in Spanish and English and light refreshments will be provided. Additional information is available at 1-800-560-9990.

Support Group for Women with Diabetes: Fri. Feb. 21st from 10:30-12pm. This support group, sponsored by DiabetesSisters, offers an inclusive, open space where women living with diabetes can find peer support.  At each meetup, participants are encouraged to focus on their own health and share their life experiences living with diabetes with women who understand the unique challenges the disease poses.  The group meets on the third Friday of every month.  Women with all types of diabetes (prediabetes, gestational, type 1, type 1.5, LADA, type 2, etc.) are welcome. More information about DiabetesSisters can be found at www.diabetessisters.org.

Remedies From the Kitchen: Sat. Feb. 22nd at 11am. Food Historian and Tea Specialist Judith Krall-Russo will present the history and folklore of some popular home remedies. The program will explore how people concocted their own remedies for everything from coughs and sore throats to hiccups and hangovers.  She will discuss how our ancestors relied mainly on everyday foods such as honey, spices, onions, garlic and herbs that could be found in the kitchen or garden.

The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about these and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch (temporarily closed) is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.


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