Board of Health

Board of Health

Allendale Senior Housing
Senior Housing is a housing complex that is located on Cebak Court. This complex is made up of eight single family units. The complex is managed by Madeline Corporation out of Palisade Park, New Jersey. For more information about Allendale Senior Housing or to get an application please call them at (201) 944-3222 or visit their website.

 
Community Meals

Community Meals, Inc. is a private, non-profit “Meals on Wheels” organization serving Allendale, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, and Waldwick.

Meals are prepared by The Valley Hospital’s Food and Nutrition Services Department.  Volunteers deliver hot and or cold meals between 11:00am and 12:30pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of major holidays.  The cost of the meal is nominal, with a sliding scale for those clients unable to pay the full amount.

Community Meals welcome new clients, people who are home-bound and unable, even temporarily, to prepare or obtain meals for themselves.

For further information call the office at (201) 447-8295, e-mail them at communitymeals@verizon.net, or visit their website.

 
Rabies Prevention

To prevent transmission of rabies to humans and their domestic pets, immunization and licensing of cats and dogs is required in Allendale.  Please be advised that Allendale residents must notify the health department and/or police department of all bites, scratches and other incidents involving domestic and/or wild animals, whether animal to human or animal to animal.

 
Medical Waste Removal

The Allendale Board of Health office has been contacted regarding the proper way to dispose of used needles and syringes generated in the home for medical purposes.

1. Needles and/or syringes must be placed in a protective container made of metal, tin, or hard plastic The lid must be placed back on, taped, and marked homecare-needle/syringes.  This is to be disposed of in your regular trash and not recycling.  Additionally, a Red Sharps Container can be purchased in your pharmacy.  All of the above can be disposed of safety in your regular trash pickup.

2. Englewood Hospital (201) 894-3189 and Holy Name Hospital (201) 833-3371 offer a program whereby sharps containers are provided to the individual.

Your cooperation is appreciated; improper disposal of the above poses a potential health hazard to our community. Should you have any questions, please call (201) 818-4400 x211.

 
5 Steps of Proper Disposal of Household Medication

1. Keep medicine in original container and cross-out personal information on prescription bottles.
2. Mix liquid medicine with undesirable substances like coffee grinds, cat little, or dirt.
3. Dilute pills with water, then add coffee grinds, cat litter or dirt.
4. Place bottles in an opaque container, like a yogurt container, and secure the lid.
5. Hide the container in the trash, do not recycle.

Improper disposal in your trash allows other to divert the substance and consume medication that was not prescribed to them.  Abiding by these steps prevents water pollution and promotes a healthy environment.  For more information contact the DEP Solid & Hazardous Waste Program at (609) 633-1418.

 
Wellness Check Program

The County of Bergen is pleased to announce this new program designed to check on the well-being of residents in need.  This program is available, free of charge, to Bergen County residents living alone, over the age of 60, homebound or disabled either on a permanent or long-term basis.

At approximate pre-specified hours, you will receive a free daily phone call from the Bergen County Wellness Check Program to check on your well-being.  The call will begin with the following pre-recorded message: “This is a phone call from the Bergen County Wellness Check Program.  Please press “1111 if you are okay.”  When you become a participant in the program, you will be asked to identify friends or family who may assist you in an emergency.  When the system cannot make contact with you, it will call the relatives or friends you have designated.

If your telephone line is busy or there is no answer, the system will call back two more times over the span of twenty minutes.  If there is not answer or if the line stays busy, your primary and secondary contacts will automatically be notified to check on you. The system will only respond to touch-tone telephones or through TTY, a device for the deaf and hard of hearing.

if you would like to enroll in this program, please contact Jean Manus at (201) 818-4400 x211 for an application.  Please complete the application and forward it to the address specified on the form.  You will receive a phone call prior to your first phone call to let you know your application had been processed.

 
Avoid the Dangers of Extreme Heat

With temperatures expected to hit the high 90’s on and off throughout the summer, residents are urged to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition and heat exhaustion can also require hospital care.  When the weather turns extremely hot and humid, it is vital to drink plenty of fluids, spend time in cool places and reduce or reschedule any physical activity.  Please remember to check on elderly family members and neighbors to make sure they are safe.

Listed below are some ways to avoid health complications from excessive heat:

-Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic beverages.
-Make sure children and the elderly are drinking water; ensure that persons with mobility problems have adequate fluids in easy reach.
-If you do not have air conditioning, spend time in air-conditioned places such as libraries, theaters, malls, or other public buildings during the hottest hours of the day.
-Wear loose and light-colored clothing; wear a hat when outdoors.
-Reduce physical activity or reschedule it for cooler times of the day.
-Don’t leave children, a frail elderly or disabled person or pets in an enclosed car – NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE – as temperatures can quickly climb to dangerous levels.
-Talk to your health care provider about any medicine or drugs you are taking.  Certain medications – such as tranquilizers and drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease – can increase the risk of heart-related illness.

Heat exhaustion is a milder illness that may take several days of high temperatures to develop.  Victims may have pale, clammy skin and sweat profusely.  They may feel tired, weak or dizzy and have headaches, or sometime cramps, but their temperature will remain close to normal.

 
Mosquito Borne-Viruses

Take the following precautions to protect against mosquito-borne viruses:

-When outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA registered active ingredient
-Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can lay eggs
-Install or repair window and door screens
-Support community based mosquito control programs

The telephone number for the Bergen County Mosquito Control is (201) 634-2883.

 
Tyco Animal Control

Tyco Animal Control is the Borough of Allendale’s animal control service.  They are the ones that will be taking care of any animal complaints with in the Borough of Allendale.  If you have any questions with regards to any animal complaints please call Borough Hall at (201) 818-440.

For additional information about Tyco themselves, please log onto their website.

 
Health Consultation Program

The Allendale Board of Health provides a free health consultation program that includes:

-Health history evaluation
-Blood pressure measurement
-Height and weight measurement
-Individualized counseling and education
-Referral and follow-up
-Confidential consultation with a public health nurse
-Audiology screening

You are invited to join us at Borough Hall from 1pm-3pm on any of the dates listed below:

March 27
June 26
September 25
December 18

 
Well Baby Clinic

Attention new parents, Allendale sponsors a Child Health Clinic in Waldwick.  This program provides continuous, preventative health supervision for the children of the community from birth to school age. Please note that children who are ill should be taken to their family physician.  A physician and a registered nurse are in attendance at each clinic to provide physical examinations, required immunizations, and nutritional assessments, without medical insurance coverage.  Waldwick Health Center can be found at 22 Whites Lane.   Appointments are to be made by calling Carol Shepard, M.S.R.N.C. at (201) 444-3914

 
Additional Resources

Bergen County Health Department

 
Board of Health Members

Maria Crean
Linda Morgan
Nadine Benoit
Christopher Marti
Bruce Beck
Robin Iversen
Susan Toron

 
2014 Meeting Dates

January 2nd
February 6th
March 6th
April 3rd
May 1st
June 5th
September 4th
October 2nd
November 6th
December 4th