Hospital offers a fun and healthy night out with the girls
Manahawkin, NJ – Girls just want to have fun, and on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., sixth, seventh and eighth-grade girls and their moms/caregivers are invited to a fun evening devoted to their health and well-being at Hackensack Meridian HealthSouthern Ocean Medical Center’s “Healthy Choices” event. This free event will take place at Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Drive in Little Egg Harbor Township. Registration opens at 5 p.m. A light dinner, giveaways and door prizes will be offered.
This year’s highlights will include informative lectures and hands-on demonstrations by health experts and community resources who will highlight the importance of making healthy life choices. Lisa Vernon, M.D., obstetrician and gynecologist of Southern Ocean Medical Center, will talk about the physical and psychological changes girls experience at this age and how these changes can affect their health, self-esteem and social relationships. Other highlights will include: tips on internet safety and cyber bullying, improving communication, alcohol, tobacco, vaping and drug awareness, and self-defense demonstrations on how to protect yourself.
“One of the best investments we can make in our community is to cultivate tomorrow’s young adults and I am delighted we can help make a difference by offering events such as this to inspire young women to live healthier and happier lives,” said Regina Foley, Ph.D., MBA, RN, chief hospital executive of Southern Ocean Medical Center.
The event is sponsored by: Southern Ocean Medical Center, Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium, Long Beach Island Health Department, Family Planning Center of Ocean County, Gold Hawk Tae Kwan Do and LEH, Tuckerton and Eaglewood MAC.
Registration is required. For more information and to register, call 1-800-560-9990 or visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org.