Maplewood: Free Health Screenings at the Hilton Library and City Hall; Nutritional Month Kickoff

Source: Essex News
The Overlook Van will visit the Maplewood library’s Hilton Branch, 1688 Springfield Ave., throughout the year to provide free health screenings, educational materials and individual counseling:
Body mass index and blood glucose screenings and sleep and nutrition educational materials on Thursday, March 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Blood pressure and oral cancer screenings and educational materials on Thursday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m
Blood pressure and blood glucose screenings and stroke awareness materials on Thursday, May 22, from noon to 2 p.m.
Bone density screening and men’s health educational materials on Thursday, June 13, from noon to 2 p.m.

The Maplewood Health Department will hold free health screenings throughout the year. Screenings will be held at Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St. from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays:
March 8
April 12, May 10, June 14
July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13
Oct. 11 , Nov. 8, Dec. 13
The screenings will include medication, weight and health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening; and a diabetes risk assessment.
These screenings are free and open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. They are staffed by Maplewood Health Department nurses. Drop-ins are welcome.
For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 973-762-8120, ext. 4300.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Nutrition Month, join the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School and author C.C. Minton, a West Orange resident, to hear the story of Daddy’s Greek Potato Pie on Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood.
Students in kindergarten through fourth grade will learn about science, math, weighing, measuring and problem-solving while mixing, mashing and preparing their own Greek potato pie to take home. The young chefs will learn about and use ingredients from all five food groups recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There will also be a special appearance by 6-year-old Maplewood resident Elisha Wasden, who was the inspiration for one of the main characters in the book.

Admission is charged. To register, click here or call 973-378-7620.

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