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Kennedy Health Offers Free June 2015 ElderMed Programs

press release Gloucester-Transmission

Voorhees, NJ (– Join Kennedy Health for three free, informative ElderMed June programs on tropics ranging from medication safety to making better food choices when shopping.All programs are offered to the public free of charge; however, registration is necessary, as space is limited. Please visit or call 1-800-522-1965 to sign up.


Upcoming programs include:


  • June 3rd: “Secure and Dispose of Your Medications Properly”

No adult wants to think their child/grandchild is abusing or misusing prescription drugs, but research shows more than 4,300 youth nationwide start to abuse or misuse prescription drugs every day. Learn how locking up medications and safely disposing of unwanted or expired medications can help keep your kids safe.

                                Date:                     Wednesday, June 3rd

                                Time:                     11 a.m.

                                Speaker:              Kennedy Clinical Staff Pharmacist William J. Lynch Jr., BS Pharm, RPh

                                Location:              Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford, 18 E. Laurel Road, 3rd Floor, Room L


  • June 4th: Alzheimer’s Disease Forum – “Being a Caregiver:  I Should Have Asked For Superpowers”

Join our panel of experts, and have your questions answered. Topics of discussion include: coping strategies for reducing stress, empowering care partners through community resources, and creating meaningful interactions with those suffering from Dementia/Alzheimer's. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date:                     Thursday, June 4th

Time:                     10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Speaker:              Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter                           

Location:              West Deptford Library, 420 Crown Point Road


  • June 8th: “Shop with the Dietitian”

Grocery shopping can be a daunting task. Let ShopRite’s registered dietitian show you how to make better food choices, properly read labels, introduce you to new ingredients, pick out healthy on-the-go options, answer your food and nutrition questions and provide grocery shopping and meal planning tips. 

Date:                     Monday, June 8

Time:                     2 – 3 p.m.

Tour Guide:        Claire DiVito, RD, DTR

                                Retail Registered Dietitian, ShopRite of Glassboro and West Deptford

Location:              ShopRite of Glassboro, 201 William Dalton Drive, Nutrition Office (next to Pharmacy)


Kennedy is a health services delivery system serving the communities of southern New Jersey. Kennedy meets the community’s healthcare needs at its hospital campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ, and at outpatient facilities throughout Camden and Gloucester counties. Kennedy University Hospital is the Principal teaching hospital of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM). Kennedy is also a member of the Penn Cancer Network and the Jefferson Neurosciences Network (JNN).