CentraState Healthcare offers programs to keep fit

CentraState Healthcare System offers a variety of programs designed to improve health and wellness in the community. Preregistration is required for all events. Programs are held at either the Health Awareness Center in Freehold Raceway Mall or the Health Awareness Center at 65 Gibson Place, both in Freehold Township.

The following programs will be held at the Gibson Place location:

"Going to Kindergarten," a program to show youngsters what to expect on their first day of kindergarten, Aug. 21 from 10-11 a.m. and Aug. 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The fee is $7 per child.

"Choosing to Be Safe," which teaches children ages 10-12 how to be responsible when they are without adult supervision, Aug. 27, 7-8 p.m.; the fee is $7.

"Girls Grow Up," in which a health educator explains the physical, social, chemical and emotional changes experienced during puberty, Aug. 23, 10-11:30 a.m. The fee is $15 per girl, and there is no charge for parents.

In addition, the center offers CPR and first aid training, programs for expectant and new parents, Lamaze classes, and breastfeeding classes.

At the Freehold Raceway Mall location, a baby-sitting clinic will be offered Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for boys and girls ages 11-15. The fee is $25, and participants should bring a bag lunch.

To register for children’s programs at Gibson Place, call (732) 308-1850; for CPR, first aid, Lamaze and breastfeeding classes, call (732) 308-0570.

For programs at the mall location, call (732) 294-0011.