MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township flu clinic will be held on Saturday, October 19, from noon to 2 p.m. in the large Committee Room in Town Hall. Barnabas Health will also be here to do a Stroke Risk Assessment - free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol tests will be done.

Suicide Awareness walk, Sunday October 20

The Township of Maplewood has formed a team to participate in the West Essex Walk Out of Darkness walk with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP). If you would like to walk with us or donate, please register or donate here: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=233342. To find out more about AFSP and their goal to reduce suicide deaths by 20% by 2025, please watch the video here: “Talk Saves Lives: Introduction to Suicide Prevention”.

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The entire month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Schedule your mammogram today and remind a friend to schedule one too!

For breast cancer resources, like where to find  free breast and cervical cancer screenings, go here.

For any questions, please contact the Maplewood Public Health Division, Candice Davenport, RN, BSN, MPH, MCHES, HO, Asst. Health Officer, Public Health Nursing Supervisor, Health Educator, (973) 762-8120 x4300, or cdavenport@twp.maplewood.nj.us.