Old Bridge, NJ – Sept. 4, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library will continue its wide array of informative health and wellness sessions this September. Registration is only required where noted.

Nutrition For Healthy Aging: Wednesday, September 12th @11am. This useful session will provide helpful tips about how to eat healthy, manage weight, and prevent diseases.  It will examine healthy eating for some common medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, nutrition for older adults, and how to make healthy food choices at home and when eating out.  Catherine Chan, RD, Outpatient Dietitian, Nutrition & Diabetes Education Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will lead the session.

Support Group for Women with Diabetes: Thursday, September 20th @10:30am. This support group exclusively for women, sponsored by Diabetes Sisters, offers an inclusive environment for 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 diabetes poses.  The group will meet on the third Thursday of every month.  Women with all types of diabetes (prediabetes, gestational, type 1, type 1.5, LADA, type 2, etc.) are welcome. More information can be found at www.diabetessisters.org.

Balance and Gait Training for Fall Prevention: Tuesday, September 25th @11am. Victoria Larkin, Director of Out-Patient PT and OT at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, presents an interactive session about the risk factors of falling. She will also offer tips on how to best prevent falls. Registration is required for this program by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online at: www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

Ayurved and Holistic Medicine: Wednesday, September 26th @7pm. Dr. Bhavya B. Doshi will present this program on Ayurvedic medicine, a system of healing that originated in ancient India, defined as the “knowledge of living” or the “science of longevity.” Ayurvedic medicine utilizes diet, detoxification and purification techniques, herbal and mineral remedies, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, and massage therapy as holistic healing methods. An Ayurvedic diet consists primarily of whole or minimally processed foods and includes guidelines for how to eat to boost health, prevent or manage disease, and maintain wellness.

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 is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.     



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