The Berkeley Times, February 17, 2018, Page 9
COMMUNITY NEWS C LUB N EWS , A CTIVITIES , E VENTS & A NNOUNCEMENTS
FLU: Area Hospitals Restrict, Instruct Visitors
By Jennifer Peacock JERSEY SHORE – To protect patients from contracting the flu during the height of the season, area hospitals are placing restrictions on visitors, or at the very least asking them to wash their hands. Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune are all owned by Hackensack Meridian Health. Visitor guidelines have changed because of the flu season; all visitors must be at least 12 years old or older, even if they’ve had the flu shot. Anyone with a fever and cough is being asked to stay home. Healthy visitors are reminded to wash their hands, cover any coughs, and ask for a mask if they are ill but must visit.
Community Medical Center in Toms River and Monmouth Medical Center, with campuses in Long Branch and Lakewood, are owned by RWJBarnabas Health. They are asking that anyone who is sick with a cough or respiratory illness to refrain from visiting the hospital. They suggest calling or using social media applications to visit. Healthy visitors are reminded to wash their hands before and after their visits. CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold has no listed restrictions at press time. The Centers for Disease Control has reported that those seeking medical attention for influenza has increased from a baseline of 2.2 percent to 6.6 percent at January’s end and is the highest reported since the 2009 pandemic.
Holiday City South Women’s Club Trips & Events
BERKELEY – On March 13 come out for Doolan’s “Ireland to America”. This event includes lunch and a one hour open bar. The cost is $77 per person. On April 18 we will take a trip to the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre in PA to see “Jesus”. Trip includes bus transportation and Shady Maple Smorgasbord and show tickets. We will leave at 8 a.m. The cost is $118 per person. On June 20 we will take a trip to see the award
winning Broadway show “Come From Away.” The trip includes bus and lunch on your own at Harold’s New York Deli. The cost is $125 per person. On June 27 we will take a trip to Longwood Gardens. This trip includes transportation, lunch at Mendenhall Inn, and a garden tour. The cost is $77 per person. For more information, call Alice Patrizio at 732-286-2751.
Monthly All You Can Eat Breakfast
BAYVILLE – VFW Post 9503 and Boy Scout Troop 9503 invite you to attend their monthly breakfast at the VFW Post located at 383 Veterans Blvd, Bayville from 8:30-11 a.m. on Sunday, February 25. This month’s special is blueberry pancakes
with assorted eggs/omelets, sausage/hash, potatoes, toast/biscuits, tea/coffee, and tomato/ orange juices also on the menu. Adults are $8 and kids under 12 are $4. Military eat free! Join us and meet our Boy Scouts serving the breakfast.
Save The Dino Fundraiser Planned
By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – A fundraiser for the restoration of the Bayville dinosaur will be held on Feb. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the storefront where the dinosaur is located, Heritage Square Unit 2 at 510 Route 9. The iconic dinosaur has looked out over
Route 9 for decades, and is in need of repair. A $10 suggested donation to the Berkeley Township Historical Society is recommended, with “Save the Dino Fund” written on the check. There will be wine, soft drinks, hot appetizers, cheese, coffee and desert.
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