Keansburg, NJ, September 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center is happy to help inform the public about Child Health Day this October 7, 2013. This day of national observance was established by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, when it was observed on May 1st. That lasted until 1960, when it was transferred to the first Monday of October.
Healthcare companies and groups interested in child health are invited to join together on Child Health Day to help increase the public’s knowledge of child health issues such as prenatal care, adolescent health, injury prevention, immunizations, healthy eating and healthy lifestyle.
Healthcare organizations across America mark the day in different ways, but what is most important is getting the necessary information out to the public. The Health Resources and Services Administration provides educational resources for parents and schools about important topics such as child obesity prevention. Nowadays, according to the Center for Disease Control, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Obese children are of course at a much higher risk for health problems when they are older.
“All of us here at Laurel Bay are happy to spread awareness of Child Health Day to the community at large. Yes we are in the geriatric field, but we recognize the need to improve the health of all Americans,” commented Jennifer Horath, Administrator at Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center is a 123-bed skilled nursing facility providing top notch short-term rehabilitation and long-term care to the residents of Keansburg, NJ. Located on beautiful Sandy Hook Bay in Monmouth County, Laurel Bay has been providing high quality, comprehensive 24-hour care to its residents for over 25 years.
Laurel Bay's team of highly trained physical, occupational and speech therapists develop specialized treatment plans for each of its residents. Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center offers a unique Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program with a board-certified Pulmonologist on staff as well as a state-of-the-art Pulmonary Gym. In addition, Laurel Bay provides Alzheimer's/Dementia Care to its residents.
For more information on Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center, please contact Jennifer Horath, Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 732-787-8100. The facility is located at 32 Laurel Ave, Keansburg, NJ 07734. Kindly visit their newly redesigned website at www.LaurelBay.net. Like them at Facebook.com/LaurelBayRehab and Follow them at Twitter.com/LaurelBayCare.