UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATIONTuesday, September 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.
PEDIATRIC PRE-OPERATIVE TOURS
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Tours are available for pediatric patients preparing to have a surgical procedure in the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center at Monmouth. Tours are designed to reduce anxiety giving children a hands-on experience with medical equipment and visitation to areas they will encounter on the day of their surgery. Meet in the Pediatric Playroom of the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by Tuesday for Thursday tours by calling 732-923-6525. Free.
Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Fridays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
OR Mondays, September 23 & 30 and October 7 & 14 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.
PLAYING IT SAFE: FREE CARDIAC AND CONCUSSION SCREENINGS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES
Saturday, September 7 from 8 a.m. to Noon
Experts recommend cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes every two years. This event will feature cardiac screenings for young athletes ages 6 to 18, open to the first 150 athletes, and concussion screening for young athletes, 12 and older, open to the first 80 athletes. Screenings are offered through the Matthew J. Morahan, III Health Assessment Center. This event will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue, Long Branch. An appointment is required by calling 1-888-724-7123.
SECOND ANNUAL MONMOUTH PEACE OF MIND CONFERENCE: MAINTAINING BRAIN HEALTH AS WE AGE
Wednesday, September 11 at 5 p.m.
Monmouth Medical Center experts will discuss common brain disorders and offer an overview of the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment and therapies of disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system. The evening will feature giveaways, prizes, free screenings including memory, sleep apnea and blood pressure, and information about Monmouth Medical Center programs and services. Light dinner and beverages will be provided. The conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, located at 700 Hope Road in Tinton Falls. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.
FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursdays, September 12 & 26 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.
HOW TO QUIT SMOKING
Friday, September 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Willpower is not enough. Managing stress, meditation and self-hypnosis are some of the effective ways to help you release your smoking habits. Join Carol Palmer, Certified Smoking Cessation Instructor, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about these and other proven techniques. This program will be held at Thompson Park, located on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. Registration is required by calling 732-842-4000, ext. 1. $20 per person.
Tuesday, September 17 from 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that can affect you in many ways. The first symptom is usually memory loss. When memory loss begins to affect your life, there could be a problem. Join Shira Goldberg, MD, Geriatrics, Monmouth Medical Center to learn the common symptoms of Alzheimer’s, the methods for diagnosis and the latest treatment options. This program, for ages 60 and older, will take place at the Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.
LIVING SMOKE FREE
Tuesdays, September 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15 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.
LUNG HEALTH: SAVING LIVES THROUGH EARLY DETECTIONWednesday, September 18 at 1 p.m.
Effective screening tools such as mammography, PSA and colonoscopy have led to earlier diagnosis and higher survival rates for breast, prostate and colon cancers. This lung health program, co-sponsored by Social Community Activities Network (SCAN), will explore how low-dose CT scans can detect lung cancer in its earlier, most curable stage. Loki Skylizard, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery and Assistant Program Director for Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, will discuss the relationship between research and survival and the advantages of a minimally invasive approach, including robotics, to thoracic surgery. This program will take place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium at Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS
Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer, but it can often be treated successfully. More than 2 million men in the U.S. consider themselves prostate cancer survivors. Join Mark A. Perlmutter, MD, Urology and Robotic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, for an informative program discussing the incidence, diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer. The latest in surgical treatment options – robotic surgery – will be addressed. This program, cosponsored by Social Community Activities Network (SCAN), will take place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium at Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
THE BENEFITS OF HEALING TOUCH OR REIKI
Thursday, September 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
We have unseen “life force energy” flowing through us. These practices help clear, balance, and energize the human energy system. This supports physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being allowing the person to promote their own self-healing. Come experience the value of techniques for stress reduction and relaxation that also promote healing. Join Barbara Restuccio, RN, HNBC, HTPA, Special Program Instructor, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn how these integrative techniques work well with traditional medicine or as stand-alone treatments. This program will be held at Thompson Park, located on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. Registration is required by calling 732-842-4000, ext. 1. $20 per person.
Saturday, September 21 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.
MARLBORO TOWNSHIP SENIOR HEALTH FAIR
Wednesday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This community health fair offers free health screenings including cholesterol, body composition analysis, PAD and balance screens as well as health information and vendors. The event, for those ages 60 and older, will take place at Marlboro Township Recreation Center, located at 1996 Recreation Way. For information, call 732-617-0100. Free.
ADVANCED TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR WOMEN: UROGYNECOLOGY AND GYNECOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR INCONTINENCE, FIBROIDS AND UTERINE, BLADDER OR RECTUM PROLAPSE
Wednesday, September 25 at 1 p.m.
Urinary incontinence, prolapse, pessaries, bleeding, pain or fibroids all diminish a woman’s daily life. From impacting exercise to wearing pads to inhibited sexual function, women may feel that they have to accept these conditions and never seek medical help. Join Martin P. Michalewski, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy and Urogynecology, Monmouth Medical Center to learn about significant advances and multiple new medical treatment options now offer women relief and require only a few hours, allowing you to return to work and daily activities in a few days in most cases. This program, cosponsored by Social Community Activities Network (SCAN), will take place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium at Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT
Wednesday, September 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Join David Chalnick, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, for the latest information for those considering a hip or knee replacement surgery. Learn what to expect during total joint replacement, how to prepare for it, how to obtain referral information 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. Free.
Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
Increasing age, a lifetime of improper body mechanics and everyday wear and tear make back pain a common problem for older adults. Join Praveen Yalamanchili, MD, Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about age related changes that occur in the lower back and how they contribute to back and leg pain. This program, cosponsored by Social Community Activities Network (SCAN), will take place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium at 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, September 26 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. This event, presented by Frank Borao, MD and Steven Binenbaum, MD, board-certified laparoscopic-fellowship-trained surgeons, will provide the most up-to-date information on gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. Attendees are invited to join the monthly support group meeting 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.
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: August 14, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Brennan