Rural Health Week – Senior-focused Event for Plumsted Residents

Posted on October 16, 2012 By

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin; and the N.J. State Office of Rural Health are inviting the Plumsted Township residents to attend a kickoff event for National Rural Health Week 2012.

OHI will “Celebrate the Rural” in Ocean County with a senior-focused event by providing free health screenings,  health resources vendors, a presentation on Medicare 2013, a continental breakfast, and family giveaways, November 14, 2012, 10:00 a.m., at the Plumsted Municipal Building, Senior Room (lower level) 121 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, N.J.

National Rural Health Week was established to bring a countrywide focus to the approximate 60 million citizens who live in rural areas throughout the United States. These residents often face unique challenges, such as limited access to quality care, lack of health care providers, transportation limitations, and more. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural (NOSORH) annually sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day.

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About Ocean Health Initiatives

OHI, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; and 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; and 333 Haywood Road Manahawkin, provides comprehensive preventative and primary care, including pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, WIC, universal immunizations, and dental health to the area’s uninsured, underinsured, and undocumented residents on a sliding-fee scale, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call a representative in the Call Center at either 732-552-0377, Toms River, or 732-363-6655, Lakewood.  Visit for further information.