On Friday, September 19 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s “Blue to You” van will make its quarterly stop at the Manchester Branch Library from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. You will be able to learn about local wellness activities and initiatives and use the van’s touchscreen TVs to look up healthcare information and watch informative videos. If a nurse is available, wellness checks for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and BMI can also be provided. Additionally, Horizon members will be able to meet with a company advisor concerning recent claims, billings, or other account issues. All this plus more will be offered right from the “Blue to You” van in the parking lot on a first come, first serve basis.
At 10:00 am, staff from the van will give a talk in the library’s meeting room, “Managing Diabetes; Taking Control.” The presentation will provide a comprehensive overview as well as a summary of the disease, its causes, symptoms and associated complications. Participants will learn the importance of diet, exercise, and blood sugar management for controlling diabetes. They will also be given helpful tips for interpreting food labels to determine whether or not a food is good for a diabetic to eat and how to incorporate it into their daily meal plan.
The “Blue to You” service is being offered as part of the “Chapters of Health” program series and is the result of a partnership between Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and the library. It is open to the adult public, free of charge. You do not have to be a Horizon subscriber to take advantage of the van’s educational and wellness offerings.
The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township. For more information call 732.657.7600.