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CentraState and Freehold Township Partner to Achieve Healthy Town Designation

CentraState and Freehold Township Partner to Achieve Healthy Town Designation

By |2020-12-29T15:52:40-05:00December 15th, 2020|

The Freehold Township Mayors Wellness Campaign committee. From left: Maryellen Dykeman, CentraState Community Wellness Manager; Sara Kohn, The Jewish Home for Rehabilitation & Nursing; Linda Brown, Coordinator of Freehold Township’s Mayors Wellness Committee; Jeffrey Anderson, CentraState Nurse Manager; Tom Scott, CentraState Chief Operating Officer; Former Freehold Township Mayor Barbara McMorrow; Freehold Township Mayor Lester Preston; Kim Kelly, CentraState VP of Clinical Services; Margy Jahn Freehold Township Health Officer; Kim Simers, CentraState Assistant Vice President, Integrative Health.

Freehold Township was named a Healthy Town by the statewide Mayors Wellness Campaign of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute after strengthening collaborations with community partners like CentraState Healthcare System. This designation recognizes communities in which mayors have made healthy lifestyles a top priority and are actively engaging all members of their community through inclusive, evidence-based health and wellness programming, policies, and a culture of health.

In addition to serving on the Healthy Town committee, CentraState’s collaboration with Freehold Township includes the following initiatives:

Walk with the Doc

Coordinated with Prime Surgicare, a bariatric surgery group at CentraState, this program offers residents the opportunity to engage in physical activity with health professionals.

Park Rx America

Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center staff members “prescribe” participation in this park program designed to improve health and wellness for the community by promoting outdoor activity.

Healthy Food Initiatives

CentraState helps distribute food vouchers, fresh produce, and other healthy foods in the community, while sharing bilingual cooking videos and recipes.

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