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Monmouth Medical Center Presents February Community Health Education Programs

01/28/2014

SAFE SITTER
Saturday, February 1 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.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, February 3 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 in the Community Meeting Room 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, February 4 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.

HEART HEALTH FAIR AND WEAR RED DAY
Wednesday, February 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In honor of American Heart Month, Monmouth Medical Center will host a community heart health fair featuring information about heart disease, heart failure, heart healthy diets and exercise as well as an overview of MMC's cardiology programs and services. Free blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, body mass index and body composition analysis will be available. MMC is asking all employees, visitors and guests to wear red on this date in honor of heart health awareness. The health fair will take place on Monmouth Medical Center's ground floor lobby, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Free.

SECRETS FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING
Wednesday, February 5 at 1 p.m.
Join Shira Goldberg, MD, Geriatrics, Monmouth Medical Center, for an informative presentation discussing the key strategies to help maintain independence and grow old gracefully. This program, co-sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), will take place at Boscov's third floor auditorium, Monmouth Mall located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN at 732-542-1326. Free.

LIVING WITH A SLEEP DISORDER
Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Feeling tired every now and then is normal. However, it is not normal for sleepiness to interfere with your daily life. Join Matthew J. Davis, MD, Neurology, Monmouth Medical Center, for an overview of sleep disorders, the latest treatment options and the important influence these disorders have on your medical health and quality of life. This program, co-sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), will take place at Boscov's third floor auditorium, Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN at 732-542-1326. Free.

HEALTH INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE DON'T GO THERE
Friday, February 7 from 11 to Noon
There is a lot of health-related information on the Internet, but do you know how to access reliable, trustworthy and accurate information? Join Fred C. Pachman, AHIP, director of Altschul Medical Library of Monmouth Medical Center for an informative session on how you can find reliable information on the internet. Bring your favorite story from the web and its URL for discussion. This session will be held at the Long Branch Free Public Library, Technology Center, located at 328 Broadway in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-222-3900. Free.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Mondays, February 17 &24 and March 3 & 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.
OR Fridays, February 7, 14, 21 &28 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.

ANXIETY DISORDERS
Tuesday, February 11 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Anxiety disorders affect more than 25 million Americans. Although fear and nervousness are a normal part of life, when these fears don't go away or get worse over time, there could be an underlying anxiety disorder. Join James Romer, MA, MDiv, NJ State Certified Psychiatric Screener, and Director of Mental Health Crisis Services, Monmouth Medical Center, for a free informative session to learn about the different types of anxiety disorders, symptoms and treatment options. This session, for ages 60 and over, will take place at the Howell Senior Center located at 251 Preventorium Road. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.

HEALTHY EATING ACROSS THE AGES
Wednesday, February 12 at 1 p.m.
Proper nutrition is important for all ages and getting the right nutrients is essential for maintaining good health. Join our dietitian, Lauren Dorman, MS, RD, Certified Diabetes Educator, Center for Diabetes Education for a free presentation to learn important nutrition facts for people of all ages. This program is co-sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) and takes place at Boscov's third floor auditorium, Monmouth Mall located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN at 732-542-1326. Free.

DO YOU HAVE HIP OR KNEE PAIN?
Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for this free program offering the latest information on hip and knee replacements including robotic-assisted partial knee and total hip replacement. Presented by Mark W. Gesell, MD, Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Monmouth Medical Center, this session will help you learn what to expect before and after surgery, how to prepare yourself to achieve the best possible outcome and receive an overview of The Joint Replacement Center program. The program will take place at Boscov's third floor auditorium, Monmouth Mall located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN at 732-542-1326. Free.

FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursday, February 13 & 27 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. Free.

HEART HEALTH FAIR AND WEAR RED DAY
Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us at the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown, for a special American Heart Month event featuring screenings, heart healthy activities and giveaways. Free.

MAKOPLASTY® INFORMATION SESSION
Tuesday, February 18 – Registration begins at 6 p.m., program begins at 7 p.m.
Monmouth Medical Center is the first hospital in central and southern New Jersey to introduce robotic arm assisted or MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement procedures performed with the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Join orthopedic surgeons David Chalnick, MD and David Gesell, MD to learn about the benefits of MAKOplasty® and for an on-site demonstration of the robot. This session will take place at The Atlantic Club located at 1904 Atlantic Avenue in Manasquan. Registration, robotic demonstrations and refreshments will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., with the program beginning at 7 p.m. Registration for non-Atlantic Club members required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Atlantic Club members can register at the front desk or by calling 732-223-2100. Free.

MIND YOUR MEDS: KEYS TO SELF-MANAGEMENT OF MEDICATIONS
Wednesday, February 19 at 1 p.m.
Join Michelle Schork, PharmD, GCP, Monmouth Medical Center, geriatric certified pharmacist, for a discussion on knowing and managing your medications in a effective and thoughtful way. This program, co-sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), will take place at Boscov's third floor auditorium, Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36, Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN at 732-542-1326. Free.

HEART HEALTH: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW GUIDELINES
Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone can take steps to help prevent cardiovascular disease. Join Delia Dobrescu, MD, Cardiology and Electrophysiology, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about the causes and risk factors that lead to heart disease and take steps toward prevention and treatment. New guidelines recently issued by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology for preventing heart attack and strokes will be discussed. This program, co-sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), will take place at Boscov's third floor auditorium, Monmouth Mall located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN at 732-542-1326. Free.

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING
Thursday, February 20
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. Free.

HEART SAVER CPR/AED PROGRAM
Sunday, February 23 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
Sunday, February 23 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.

THYROID HEALTH AND YOU
Wednesday, February 26 at 1p.m.
The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. Join Smita N. Kargutkar, MD, Endocrinology, Monmouth Medical Center for a free, informative session on the thyroid and how it can impact our lives. The program, co-sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), will take place at Boscov's third floor auditorium, Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 & 36, Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN at 732-542-1326. Free.

DO YOU HAVE HIP OR KNEE PAIN?
Wednesday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Join David Chalnick, MD, Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon and Medical Director of Monmouth Medical Center's Joint Replacement Center, for a presentation 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 as well as how to prepare yourself to achieve the best possible outcome. This informative session 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.

BREAK FREE FROM PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS (PFDs)
Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Pelvic floor disorders, which include bladder control problems, bowel control problems and pelvic organ prolapse, impact one in three women at some point in their lives. Join Martin P. Michalewski, MD, FACOG, Monmouth Medical Center Urogynecologist for an informative session about PFDs and treatment options that might just change your life. This program, co-sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), will be held at Boscov's third floor auditorium, Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 & 36, Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN at 732-542-1326. Free.

Weight loss institute of new jersey at monmouth medical center: NEW PATIENT weight loss surgery Lecture
Thursday, February 27 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.

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.

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