Drug Prevention Family Night; Free Colorectal Screenings; Diabetes Management Meeting

Source: GMN News

Jan 25, North Brunswick: Drug Prevention Family Night Out

Family Night Out is a seven-session program made available through the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. It works with the Wellspring program to help children aged 10 to 14, their families and caregivers to address preventing behavioral problems substance abuse at the Livingston Park Elementary School, located on Ridgewood Avenue in North Brunswick.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m, the evening starts with a free family meal. Then the parents and children meet separately with Wellspring preventionists and staff.
The adults learn and discuss parenting techniques including parental love and limits, making rules, encouraging good behavior, using consequences, protecting against substance abuse, and getting help through community resources. Meanwhile, students discuss their goals and dreams, appreciating parents, dealing with stress, following rules, dealing with peer pressure, and reaching out to others. Then both groups come together to play games and work on activities such as skill building.
Subsequent sessions will follow on Feb. 1, 8, 22, 29, March 7 and 14, with a booster session to be offered April 28. Free childcare is available for children under age 10. A gift card will be provided to each family at the conclusion of the program with good attendance.
To register, contact Johanna Pagan at 732-254-3344 ext. 111 or via email at pagan @ wellspringprevention.org.

Jan. 27, Freehold: Free Prostate/Colorectal Screenings

CentraState Healthcare System is offering free prostate and colorectal cancer screenings on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center, 901 W. Main St., Freehold.
The screenings are for men 40 years of age and older who have never had a PSA blood test and have no previous diagnosis of prostate or colorectal cancer. The screening will consist of a blood draw for a PSA level as well as a rectal exam. You also will be given a collection kit to take home as a part of the colorectal screening.
The screening is free, but space is limited. Visit CentraState.com/HealthPrograms or call 732-308-0570 for more information.

Jan. 27, Woodbridge/Edison: Diabetes Management Meeting

Diabetes Sisters of Central New Jersey invites Woodbridge and Edison-area residents to attend its upcoming meeting on Jan. 27 from 7-9 p.m.
Diabetes Sisters offers a range of education and support services to help women of all ages with all types of diabetes live healthier, fuller lives. Meet others who know what it’s like to juggle diabetes along with family, friends, work and activities. This forum provides a safe space to freely share information, helpful tips, and stories of hope.
Space is limited. For location information and reservations, call Anne at 732-887-5229.

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