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Monmouth County News Briefs, Dec. 1

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The Monmouth County Health Department has launched its new app which will look to provide residents and visitors to Monmouth County with real-time news and information about services available through the county health department.

“The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners is incredibly excited to announce the creation of the Monmouth County Department of Health app which is available for Apple and Android devices,” Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone was quoted as saying in a press release.

“Monmouth County continues to be at the forefront of government resources and services available to the public and this app will allow the county health department to engage people in a new way,” Arnone said.

“I would like to commend the county health department as they continue to serve our county every single day,” Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley said.

“The Monmouth County Health Department app offers a variety of information regarding the services they offer, including health-related clinics and events, emergency preparedness resources and so much more,” Kiley said.

The app is available in the Apple app store and the Google Play Store. For more information, call 732-431-7456 or go to www.visitmonmouth.com


The Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey (VNACJ) Community Health Center has received $204,808 through Round 2 of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

FCC funding will greatly improve the VNACJ Community Health Center’s telehealth services to provide connected devices, including laptops and tablets, to continue to provide direct patient care while minimizing exposure to COVID-19, according to a press release.

The FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program supports the efforts of healthcare providers to continue serving their patients by providing reimbursement for telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Round 2 is a $249.95 million federal initiative that builds on the $200 million program established as part of the CARES Act, according to the press release.

The VNACJ Community Health Center offers telehealth appointments via a smartphone or a computer with camera. Telehealth visits are covered by insurance with no co-pay charge, or a flat rate of $20 for uninsured patients. To schedule an appointment, call 732-888-4149.


The Monmouth County Park System will host the Creative Arts Center exhibit from Dec. 4 through Dec. 11 in “the Gallery” at the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.

This exhibit celebrates the original artwork of the Creative Arts Center’s students and instructors. Many pieces will be available for purchase, according to a press release.

Throughout the year, the Creative Arts Center hosts fine art and craft classes, including drawing, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting, jewelry making, knitting, sewing, basket weaving, photography, hand-building, raku and wheel throwing pottery.

To learn more about the classes, the Creative Arts Center, or the Monmouth County Park System, visit www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the park system TTY/TDD number is 711.


Kathy Lo Bue, managing director, Glen Eagle Advisors, and host/sponsor of the Discussion Series (free educational community programming), is inviting community members to join her on Zoom to welcome the holiday season and to celebrate six years of the Discussion Series presentations.

The program includes inspirational messages, prizes, fun and a thank you toast to the series’ loyal supporters, according to a press release. LoBue is looking forward to 2022 with gratitude and anticipation of good things to come – good health, peace and joy.

The Zoom event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Call 732-866-6660 for a Zoom
meeting link. Participants may let the sponsors know if they would also like them to send an invitation to a family member, friend or colleague so you can share these happy moments together.

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