Eight to 10 social services organizations are expected to be present at a four-hour health fair scheduled for Saturday, August 9 on Red Bank’s West Side.

The Red Bank Family Support Center is organizing the open-air event in the parking lot of the Siena Grille at Shrewsbury Avenue and Herbert Street. The lot is opposite the RBFSC’s new offices at 140 Shrewsbury Avenue, and the occasion is a way to mark the grand opening, says Dr. Ana Monique Oesterheld, the center’s director.

She tells redbankgreen that the event is a “bare-bones” affair structured so that clients can walk through and see what services the borough and county have to officer in the way of healthcare and family and child-welfare programs.

Organizers are working on bringing a health-screen van and a dentist to the event, but Oesterheld cautions that that these have yet to be confirmed.

Food and and music will be provided, and there’s no rain date for the event, which is free. It runs from 10a to 2p. Agencies wishing to participate should contact the center at 732-747-5790 or

The Red Bank Family Support Center is a locally funded organization that works within schools by providing case management and social work resources; and with local agencies and organizations to help strengthen family support systems, assist families in crisis and provide referrals to available services. Its parent and fiscal agent is the Regional Perinatal Consortium of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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