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Monmouth Medical Center Presents December Community Health Education Programs

11/18/2013

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, December 2 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, December 3 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 GLOUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursday, December 12 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information, call 732-923-5025. Free.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Mondays, December 16, 23, 30 & January 6 from 5-7 p.m.
OR Fridays, December 27 & January 3, 10 & 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.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.

WEIGHT LOSS INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, December 19 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.

SAFE SITTER
Monday, December 30 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, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 1-888-724-7123. $50 per child.

JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Call for schedule.

Do you have hip or knee pain? This program, presented by Monmouth Medical Center orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the latest surgical techniques, will offer the latest information for those considering hip or knee replacement surgery including robotic-assisted partial knee replacement. Learn what to expect before and after surgery, how to prepare yourself to achieve the best possible outcome and an overview of The Joint Replacement Center program. This program takes place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling the clinical coordinator at 732-923-7971. Free.

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
.

Date: November 18, 2013

Contact: Elizabeth Brennan
732-923-5005
ebrennan@barnabashealth.org

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