MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER BLOOD DRIVE
Monday, January 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Support your local blood bank – donate your blood and make a difference. Donors should drink plenty of water before donating and must present signature ID, be healthy, be 17 years of age or older and weigh at least 120 pounds. Sponsored by Central Jersey Blood Center, this blood drive will take place at Monmouth Medical Center in the Community Meeting Room, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To schedule an appointment, call 732-923-7352.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, January 7 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, January 9 & 23 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 #A001 in the Maysie Stroock Pavilion, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information, call 732-923-5025.
HEART SAVER AED CPR PROGRAM
Saturday, January 11 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 1-888-277-2281 or online at www.cprtrainingnj.com . $60 per person.
HEART SAVER FIRST AID
Saturday, January 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.
This is a credentialed course intended for individuals with a duty to respond to a first aid emergency. The course contains information on how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Note that CPR is not part of this program. Techniques learned from the course can be tailored for both adults and children. The program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-277-2281 or online at www.cprtrainingnj.com .
$50 per person.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Mondays, January 13, 20, 27 and February 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
OR Fridays, January 24, 31 and February 7 & 14 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. It 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.
LIVING SMOKE FREE
Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4 & 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This five-week, drug-free program, with a follow-up free support group, will help you stop smoking and develop nourishing ways to live smoke free with emphasis on stress management including meditation. Participants will learn calming techniques and craving control. This workshop will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. $75 per person.
Thursday, January 16. Call to schedule an appointment
We understand that grief is a process that is difficult to experience alone; everyone mourns differently and at different rates. Free, individual counseling is available on the third Thursday of the month at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Call Barnabas Health Hospice at 973-322-4817 for details or to schedule an appointment.
JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Presented by David L. Chalnick, MD, Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon and Medical Director of Monmouth Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Program. Join us for this free program offering the latest information on hip and knee replacements including robotic-assisted partial knee and total hip replacement. Learn what to expect before and after surgery, how to prepare yourself to achieve the best possible outcome and receive an overview of the The Joint Replacement Center program. The program will take place at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, 3 Centre Plaza. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.
WEIGHT LOSS INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, January 23 from 6 to 7 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 is presented by Frank Borao, MD and Steven Binenbaum, MD, board-certified, laparoscopic-fellowship-trained surgeons who will offer 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.
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. For dates and times or to register, call the clinical coordinator at 732-923-7971. Free.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Call for schedule.
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. For dates and times or to register, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345. 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.