Former NY Giant to Speak at Healthy Living Expo

Event at Ocean County Mall a ‘One Stop Shop’ for Health Matters

Former New York Giant and two-time Superbowl champion David Diehl will be the special speaker at a public health event at noon on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Ocean County Mall’s center court, Toms River.

Diehl will be there to commemorate Health Champions Month and the special event “3D: National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention/Always a Choice, Never an Accident.”

The event itself goes on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as the Ocean County Health Department’s annual Healthy Living and Education Expo. The noontime commemoration is part of bringing awareness to the importance of healthy living and an active lifestyle.

“Our Annual Healthy Living and Education Expo is a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ where the public can gain information on addiction, driving safety, healthy living, access to care, diabetes prevention and patient education,” the county health department announced.

Attendees can find:

  • clinic services, including screenings for glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and free educational materials;
  • the “Ask an Officer” program to answer questions;
  • information to “Improve your Health I.Q.”;
  • health professionals who can make an appointment for care;
  • demonstrations with the Fatal Vision Goggle;
  • DUI Stop simulations to participate in.

The commemoration at noon will also be attended by several dignitaries: Freeholder Gerry P. Little, freeholder liaison to the Ocean County Health Department; Daniel E. Regenye, Ocean County public health coordinator; New Jersey 9th District Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, county director of Administration and Program Development; Bradley D. Billhimer, Ocean County prosecutor; and Peter A. Curatolo, Ocean County Health Department chief of administrative services.

Taking part in the expo will be educators, students, local businesses, law enforcement, military members, RWJ Barnabas Health, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Hackensack Meridian Health and AtlantiCare.

—M.S.

Reposted from The Sandpaper, Feb. 5, 2020