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Rutgers Provides Free Health Screenings to Veterans on Veterans Day

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Monday November 9, 2015

Rutgers Provides Free Health Screenings to Veterans on Veterans Day

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WHAT: Rutgers School of Nursing’s FOCUS Wellness Center provides veterans free health screenings for hypertension, diabetes, mental health and vision. Also offering nutrition and fitness education, Yoga and relaxation exercises.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

WHERE: FOCUS Wellness Center, 449 Broad St., Newark, NJ

WHO: Wilfred Rodriguez, social worker and military chaplain, manager of the FOCUS center’s Vet’s Interactive Project, organized the event. Rodriguez is a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve who was deployed to Iraq with the Marines for two tours of duty.

BACKGROUND: The FOCUS Wellness Center offers primary care, behavioral and mental health services; social work services; and medication management to Newark residents. The Vet’s Interactive Project, established in 2014 with a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, connects veterans and their families with these services. 

Contact Lynn McFarlane at lynn.mcfarlane@rutgers.edu: office: 973-353-3833; mobile: 201-306-0893.

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