Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Fridays, April 26, May 3, 10 & 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
OR Mondays, May 6, 13, 20 & June 3 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.
STROKES, TIAS AND TREMORS
Wednesday, May 1 from 1 to 2 p.m.
As Medical Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Monmouth Medical Center, Neil Holland, MD, leads a multidisciplinary team of specialists in providing the latest advances in the diagnosis, treatment and therapies for disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system. During this one-hour session, Dr. Holland will address strokes, TIAs (transient ischemic attack) and tremors. This workshop will take place at SCAN Learning Center, Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
MANAGING MOTHER’S AND FATHER’S DAY DURING A TIME OF LOSS
Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
As Mother’s and Father’s Day approach a son or daughter who has lost a parent may feel especially sad reflecting on memories of their cherished relationship(s). Presented by Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center at Monmouth Medical Center, this session, open to adult children and their surviving parent, will be held in recognition of these important days and the emotions that may accompany them. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center in Stanley 212, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is preferred by calling 973-322-4817. Free.
NJ MARATHON HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
Friday, May 3 from 1 to 7 p.m. & Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Stop by the Monmouth Medical Center tent at this free health and fitness expo, open to all marathon participants and the public. The event will include speakers on racing, nutrition, hydration, health and injury prevention and recovery tips and techniques to help make your racing safe and enjoyable. Free exercise and yoga classes available. This event will take place at Monmouth Park Racetrack, located on Route 36 in Oceanport.
BARNABAS HEALTH FAMILY FESTIVAL AND KIDS RACE DAY
Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Monmouth Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital and Newark Beth Children’s Hospital will be featured at the Barnabas Health booth. This event will include races, clowns, face painting, music, carnival games, crafts, refreshments and awards and will take place on the Great Lawn at the Ocean Promenade in Long Branch.
HEART SAVER AED CPR PROGRAM
Saturday, May 4 from 9 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.
Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to Noon
Parents and children will have fun learning the basic skills and rules of various sports including soccer, wiffleball, kickball, pillo polo and more in a non competitive environment. Stop by Monmouth Medical Center’s Safe Kids Youth Sports Safety information table for information on preventing concussions, dehydration, the importance of pre-participation physical exams and wearing the proper protective equipment for each sport. This program will be held at Dorbrook Recreation Area, located at 209 County Route 527 East in Colts Neck. For fee and registration information call 732-842-4000, Ext. 1.
NJ MARATHON RACE DAY
Sunday, May 5
Long Branch Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay start 6:50 a.m.
NJ Marathon begins at 8 a.m.
Post-Race Celebration and Festival, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Barnabas Health is a major sponsor of the NJ Marathon. Monmouth Medical Center fluid station will be located in front of the hospital on Second Avenue. All races begin at Monmouth Park and end on the Long Branch Ocean Promenade, just north of Pier Village and the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. For more information visit www.njmarathon.org.
STROKE AWARENESS DAY AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER
Monday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to Noon
May is National Stroke Awareness month. Learn about the early warning signs and symptoms of stroke and how timing in getting medical treatment is crucial to saving lives. Representatives from Monmouth Medical Center’s Stroke Center and HealthSouth/Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls will answer your questions and tell you about available resources and support. This program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, ground floor lobby, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Free.
HIP AND KNEE ARTHRITIS
Tuesday, May 7 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
The hip and knee joints are two of the largest joints in the body. When arthritis affects either of these joints, movement can become painful and/or difficult interfering with almost all of your daily activities. Join David B. Dickerson, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about diagnosis and treatment options for hip and knee arthritis. This program, for ages 60 and older, will take place at Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Registration required by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, May 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.
LIVING SMOKE FREE
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 & June 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (7:30 to 9 p.m. on May 21)
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.
FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursdays, May 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 #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.
Thursday, May 9 at 1 p.m.
There are many types of heart and blood vessel diseases but there are also steps you can take to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack. Join Ajay Shah, MD, Non-invasive Cardiology, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about healthy lifestyle changes and screening tests that can help you control your risk for heart disease. This workshop, 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, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Families can bring their Cozy Coupe (or any similar self-propelled vehicle) to the park for non-competitive races for their 2 to 4 year olds. Stop by Monmouth Medical Center’s “In and Around Cars” display table to learn about car seat safety. This event will take place at Dorbrook Recreation Area, located at 209 County Route 537 East in Colts Neck. For more information, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com. Fee.
SCAN HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
Wednesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by SCAN Adult Learning Center at Monmouth Mall, this event features free screenings, health information, lectures and more. Stop by Monmouth Medical Center’s tables for free blood pressure screenings and DermaView facial scans to learn about the damaging effects of the sun and the importance of using sunscreen. Representatives from Barnabas Health Medical Group, Barnabas Health Hospice and Home Care and Monmouth Medical Center will be providing information about programs and services. This event will take place at Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36, Eatontown. Free.
FIFTH ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT: EMPOWERING WOMEN TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES
Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.
This annual event features health information tables, giveaways, door prizes and a panel of Monmouth Medical Center physician experts who will discuss today’s most vital women’s health issues and offer an overview of the latest technological advances. Light fare and beverages provided. This event will take place at Cervino’s at the Holiday Inn Hazlet Hotel, located at 2870 Highway 35 South in Hazlet. Pre-registration by May 9 is required by calling 1-888-724-7123.
Saturday, May 18 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.
NUTRITION AND BRAIN FITNESS
Wednesday, May 22 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Our brains need a healthy diet just like our bodies. But for brain health, it’s not just what you eat - it’s also what you don’t eat that matters. During this program, Monmouth Medical Center dietitian, Gale Walker, RD, will discuss nutritional tips to boost your brainpower and reduce your risk for dementia. This program will take place at SCAN Learning Center, Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
Weight loss institute of new jersey at monmouth medical center: NEW PATIENT weight loss surgery Lecture
Thursday, May 23 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. Join Frank Borao, MD and Steven Binenbaum, MD, board-certified, laparoscopic-fellowship-trained surgeons, who will present a candid discussion about the latest in surgical options for weight loss. 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.
SKIN CANCER AWARENESS
Wednesday, May 29 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers. Fortunately, it is also one of the most curable. Join a health care representative from Cancer Services at Monmouth Medical Center to learn about risk factors, prevention, treatment and the importance of early detection. Program will be followed by free DermaView facial scans. The DermaView is a completely safe way to allow people to actually see first hand the damaging effects the sun has on their skin and reinforces the importance of using sunscreen. Please Note: This is not a skin cancer screening. This program will take place at SCAN Learning Center, Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326.
TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT AND SPINE SURGERY CENTER INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, May 29 at 4:30 p.m.
This program, presented by David Chalnick, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, will offer the latest information for those considering hip or knee replacement surgery or spinal surgery. Learn what to expect from surgery, how to prepare for it and what is necessary to achieve an optimal outcome. This program will take 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.
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.
April 22, 2013