Old Bridge, NJ – July 15, 2016 – Local residents will have an opportunity to explore a variety of health and wellness related programs this summer at the Old Bridge Public Library.

On Tues. Aug. 2nd, there will be a “What is a Life Coach” presentation by licensed Life Coach Judi Turkheimer at 7pm. The founder of Color Your Rainbow Coaching, Turkheimer will address how people often benefit from the guidance and support of a mentor to handle the multitude of choices and stresses of everyday life. She will also provide insight as to what to expect from such a life coach.

In addition, the Library will offer a six-week Diabetes Self-Management Program beginning on Tues. Aug 2 from 1-3:30pm. It will be presented by Shailja Mathur M.S. M.Ed., RDN of the Department of Family and Community Health Services at Rutgers Cooperative Extension. The program will teach participants how to manage symptoms, communicate effectively with physicians, maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and manage fear and anger issues.  Classes will continue on Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Sep. 6, 2016; participants must attend all sessions to complete the program successfully.  The workshop is sponsored by the Middlesex Country Office of Health Services. Registration is necessary by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online at www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

On Thurs. Aug 11th at 7pm, there will be a Stress Management for Successful Living program presented by Dr. Ken Freedman, founder of Freedman Chiropractic Center, LLC in East Brunswick. The session will discuss the three general types of stress and provide tips on how people can safeguard themselves to function better in today’s highly stressful world. For over 35 years, Dr. Freedman has provided guidance to children and adults on how to improve the body’s ability to self-heal and optimize quality of life. He has served as President of the East Brunswick Advisory Health Council for 25 years and is Chairman of the Middlesex County Health and Wellness Council.

Lastly, on Thurs. Aug. 25th at 7pm, the Library will host a program entitled, “Solutions to Sugar Cravings.”  Topics discussed will include why sugar cravings occur at certain times, successful tips on how to stop the cravings, getting cravings under control, how and what to eat and how frame of mind helps determine how food is processed within the body. The program will be presented by Personal Trainer and Nutritionist Francesca Locicero, who is certified by The American College of Sports and Medicine and The Holistic MBA Institute for Health Coaching.

The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted “Best Public Library 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 can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.