Monmouth Medical Center Presents
April Community Health Education Programs
UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, April 1 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 WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FOR THE CAREGIVER: EARLY STAGE
Part I: Tuesday, April 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m
Part II: Tuesday, April 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m
This two part special educational seminar, cosponsored by Monmouth Medical Center and the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, will offer important information for caregivers to those with early-stage Alzheimers. The programs will discuss the diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimers, developing a care team, accessing community supports and resources and making legal, financial and safety plans or the future. The programs will take place in the Stanley Wing of Monmouth Medical Center, Room 206, located at 300 Second Ave in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 973-586-4300. Free.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, April 4, 11, 18 &25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m
Mondays, April 14, 21 & 28 and May 5 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. 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.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, April 7 from 1 to 3:00 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 in the Community Meeting Room at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 800-227-2345. Free.
LIVING SMOKE FREE
Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6 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 effective 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, April 10 & 24 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 #A001 in the Maysie Stroock Pavilion, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information, call 732-923-5025. Free.
Thursday, April 17. 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. 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. Free.
THE POWER OF JOURNALING
Thursday, April 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Journaling is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to accelerate your personal development. By getting your thoughts out of your head and putting them down in writing, you gain insights you'd otherwise never see. Presented by Barbara Restuccio, RN, HNBC, HTPA, Special Program Instructor, Monmouth Medical Center, this program will discuss the different types of journals and how each benefits us in their specific way. These techniques often bring unconscious thought to a conscious level which is a very powerful tool. This is quite different from a teenage diary. This program will take place in the Tulip Room at Thompson Park, located on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. To register call 732-842-4000, ext. 1. $18 per person.
SAFE KIDS DAY
Saturday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Join representatives from Monmouth Medical Center's Safe Kids Chapter as we celebrate Safe Kids Day! There will be fun games and activities like spin the Jeopardy Wheel and answering sports safety related questions to win a prize. We will be at the Sports FUNdamentals Clinics with information parents need to know to keep their little ones safe and up-to-date on all topics sports-related. Safe Kids Day will be held at Dorbrook Park located at 209 County Route 537 East located in Colts Neck. Free.
Weight loss institute of new jersey at monmouth medical center: NEW PATIENT weight loss surgery Lecture
Thursday, April 24 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.
Saturday, April 26 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 732-923-6990. $50 per child.
WARNING SIGNS OF A STROKE – WHAT ARE TIAS?
Tuesday, April 29 at 11 to 11:45 a.m.
A stroke is a medical emergency that happens when blood flow to the brain stops and brain cells begin to die. Join Neil Holland, MD, Medical Director, Neuroscience Institute at Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke and how timing in getting medical treatment is crucial to saving lives. "Mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) will also be explained. This program, for ages 60 and older, will take place at Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500, Ext. 2554. Free.
JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Call for schedule.
Led by orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in the latest surgical techniques this free program offers 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. This program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 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.