LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, August 5 from 1 to 3 p.m.
This is a special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society for women cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Learn to cope with the side effects of treatment and feel comfortable with changes in your appearance by receiving a personal makeover by cosmetology professionals. This program will be held at the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345. Free.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, August 6 at 4 p.m.
It can be overwhelming to choose the right level of therapy for yourself or a loved one during a hospitalization for a stroke, fracture or other life-altering event. During this one-hour session, Jill Garaffa, OTR/L, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, will discuss all levels of therapy including home therapy, in-patient acute and sub-acute rehabilitation and out-patient rehab and prepare you to make the best decision on rehabilitation for yourself or a family member. This program will take place at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, 1st floor conference room, located at 2 Centre Plaza in Tinton Falls. Registration is required by calling 732-460-5328. Free.
FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursdays, August 8 & 22 from 11 a.m. to Noon
A simple finger stick to test blood sugar to determine if glucose level is elevated. The test will be performed by a registered nurse. This program will be held at the Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center in classroom #A002 in the Maysie Stroock Pavilion, located at the corner of Pavilion and Second Avenues in Long Branch. For information, call 732-923-5025. Free.
HEART SAVER AED CPR PROGRAM
Saturday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Babysitters, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend this course that provides automated external defibrillator (AED) training to laypersons and also teaches how to recognize a medical emergency, adult, infant and child CPR, first aid for choking victims and the use of barrier devices to reduce the risk of infection. This class will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch; Registration is required by calling 732-923-6990. $40 per person.
NATURAL WAYS TO MANAGE DEPRESSION
Thursday, August 15 at 1 p.m.
Are you feeling down, felling recession depression or experiencing mood changes? Some natural approaches may help you feel better. Join Carol Palmer, BA, Program Instructor, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn ways to recognize and deal with these issues, challenge negative thoughts, increase energy and bring more enjoyment into life. This program, for ages 60 and older, will take place at Marlboro Senior Center, located at 1996 Recreation Way in Marlboro. Registration is required by calling 732-617-0100. Free.
Saturday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Presented by certified Safe Sitter instructors, this program teaches 11- to 13-year-olds to be responsible, creative babysitters with special emphasis on how to handle emergencies. This course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center. To register, call 1-888-724-7123. $50 per child.
COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS
Tuesday, August 20 from 11:15 a.m. to Noon
Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and curable form of cancers when detected and treated promptly. Testing can find non-cancerous colon polyps or colon cancers early, when they can be easily removed or cured. Join Deanna Tiggs, RN, MS, AOCNS, Director, Oncology Data Center and Clinical Research, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about prevention, risk factors and recommended screening tests for colorectal cancer in this session. This program, for ages 60 and older, will take place at Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road. Registration is required by calling 732-923-4500, Ext. 2554. Free.
Weight loss institute of new jersey at monmouth medical center: NEW PATIENT weight loss surgery Lecture
Thursday, August 22 from 7 to 8 p.m.
If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, you can’t afford to miss this educational lecture which will explain everything you need to know about weight-loss surgery. For those considering a bariatric procedure, this program offers the most up-to-date information on gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. Attendees are invited to join the monthly support group following the lecture. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.
Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Fridays, August 23 & 30 and September 6 & 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. OR Mondays, August 26 and September 9, 16 & 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Learn how to manage your diabetes by attending this four-session diabetes education program focusing on diet, nutrition, glucose monitoring, medications, meal plans, prevention and treatment of diabetes complications, dining out and benefits of exercise. The program is taught by a registered nurse and a registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator and will be held at The Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information and to register for classes, call 732-923-5025. Program attendees will need a doctor’s prescription and will be billed to Medicare or your insurance carrier.
NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS MEET AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, 300 SECOND AVENUE, LONG BRANCH, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
For questions or more information, contact The Community Health Education Department at Monmouth Medical Center at (732) 923-6990.