Preferred Home Health Care Presents Elderfest Expo

Free Screenings, Pet Contest, Giveaways, and More

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, with headquarters in Eatontown, is presenting Elderfest, a free expo sponsored by New Jersey Natural Gas, that highlights more than 40 vendors, food samplings, and free health and wellness screenings; a Pet Contest* with a grand prize of $500 sponsored by Rose Garden Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Toms River; free BINGO with prizes; a $100 gift card giveaway every 30 minutes; and more on Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Clarion Hotel, 815 Route 37, Toms River, N.J.

The public will have a chance to meet syndicated WOBM-AM radio hosts Joel Markel, the president and CEO of Preferred, and Marianne Levy. The featured guest is Linda Shields, The Jersey Shore Medium®, who will offer medium readings.

Any type of pet—bird, cat, dog, ferret, snake, etc.—is eligible to enter The Pet Contest. The pet can be cute, pretty or even silly, according to the judges’ choice.  A Pet Contest entry card can be picked up any day between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the front desk of Rose Garden Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1579 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, 08753. Winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m. at Elderfest and must be present.

For more information about Elderfest or Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at or call 732-547-9886 or visit

*Pet Contest Rules: Contestants must be 18 years old to participate; use the designated entry card; submit only one entry card per pet. A pet can only be entered one time (Multiple entries of the same pet will be disqualified.) Entrants cannot submit multiple pictures of the same pet.

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