Carteret, NJ – Mayor Reiman has announced that the Carteret Health Department, working in conjunction with the Carteret Housing Authority, hosted the Borough’s 4th annual health fair on Saturday, August 4th.
The free, public event was held at the town’s Bishop Andrews Park (corner of Essex and Pershing Avenue), offering a number of health-related screenings, and community oriented attractions for visitors of all ages. These included:
- St. Peter’s Mobile Unit
- Blood pressure screenings, BMC (body mass index)
- Middlesex County Fire Safety Trailer
- Middlesex County Sheriff’s Dept. – fingerprinting
- Info Line of Central Jersey
- DYFSS – Division of Youth and Family Services
- Middlesex County Mosquito Commission
- NCADD (National Center Addiction and Dependency)
- Carteret Sportmen Cheerleaders
- Middlesex County Public Health Dept.
- Carteret Fire Department
- Fitness & Wellness of Rahway at Carteret
- Puerto Rican Action Board
- Woman Aware Program
- Adult Protective Services
- SHIP Program (State Health Insurance Program)
- 4- H Youth Development Program
The event coincided with a range of health programs and services introduced by the Reiman administration that have brought valuable health services to area residents at minimal cost. Such services have included medical screenings as well as vaccinations, home safety programs, and spaying and neutering for household pets. The Reiman administration also unveiled the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center in November, bringing a range of health and fitness amenities to Carteret within a state-of-the-art 44,000 sq. ft. facility.
Mayor Daniel J. Reiman said, “This event is one of the many ways my administration has sought to bring healthier living to Carteret and the greater community, while providing a fun-filled day of family oriented activities. Whether our visitors were out to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle, receive professional medical advice, or simply enjoy one of our many outdoor treasures, there were plenty of ways to benefit from our popular Health Fair.”
“We have gone to great lengths to increase the variety of health programs and services available to residents,” Councilman Skippy Sitarz added. “Our Health Fair makes valuable and cost-effective health resources available to residents when they may be needed most.”
For more information, visit www.carteret.net, or call the Carteret Health Department at (732) 541-3893.