UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, July 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.
Friday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Join Monmouth Medical Center, a corporate sponsor of Oceanfest, for one of the biggest Independence Day Celebrations in New Jersey! The event will include entertainment, food, crafters, free giveaways and more. There will even be a giant fireworks display! Don't forget to stop by the Monmouth Medical Center tent to help "Roll Out the Ribbons" to unite the community in the fight against all types of cancer. This event takes place at the Long Branch Boardwalk. Free.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, July 7 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 at 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.
ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM
Tuesday, July 8 from 11:15 a.m. to noon
A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding, but many do not know what this is. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. During this program, Mark Hirko, MD, board-certified vascular surgeon and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, will discuss symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options. This program, for those ages 60 and older, takes place at the Howell Senior Center located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. No membership necessary but registration is required by calling 732-938-4500 ext. 2554. Free.
DEVELOPING RESILIENCE IN CHALLENGING TIMES
Wednesday, July 9 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back quickly, and while it comes naturally to some people, it can be learned by others. This program, presented by Carol Palmer, BA, a Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, will offer an insightful session discussing practical coping skills and fresh perspectives to help us respond more gracefully to life's ups and downs, release stress, feel more peaceful and empower us to take positive action. This program will be held at SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) in the Monmouth Mall, located at 180 Highway 35 South in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursdays, July 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, Classroom #A001 in the Maysie Stroock Pavilion, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information, call 732-923-5025. Free.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or
Mondays, July 28, August 4, 11, & 18 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. Free.
Tuesday, July 15 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Statistically speaking, about 80% of chronic diseases and conditions can be prevented and managed through lifestyle choices. While most of us know intellectually that we need to eat healthier, get more exercise and manage stress, there's a gap between having good intentions and actually finding the time and energy to make it happen. Attend this empowering class to begin to shift your mindset and create momentum to transform your lifestyle behaviors to improve your health. During this program, Jill Garaffa, OTR/L, PCC, ELI-MP, will give you the practical tools and strategies to get you started. This program will take place at the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, 1stfloor conference room, located at 2 Centre Plaza in Tinton Falls. Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 732-460-5328. Free.
RETURNING TO A SOCIAL LIFE AFTER THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE
Thursday, July 17 at 1 p.m.
We understand that grief is a process and that everyone mourns differently and at their own pace. The emotions surrounding grief will be discussed and normalized. Join Maria Graminski, LCSW, Social Worker and Bereavement Counselor and Jade Spinelli, LSW, Social Worker and Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center, to learn coping skills and strategies to assist you to deal with upcoming events, holidays, anniversaries and social activities. This program, for those ages 60 and older, takes place at the Marlboro Senior Center located at 1996 Recreation Way. No membership necessary but registration is required by calling 732-617-0100. Free.
2014 JERSEY SHORE UNDY 5000
Saturday, July 19 - On-Site Registration at 7 a.m., Start Time at 8 a.m.
Join team Monmouth Medical Center as the Colon Cancer Alliance and local partners in a 5K fundraising run/walk raise funds for local prevention efforts, research initiatives and patient support services of colorectal cancer. Help celebrate and create a supportive community for survivors of colorectal cancer and their families, caregivers and others impacted by this disease and encourage people to get screened for colorectal cancer. Participants are encouraged but not required to draw attention to their bottoms – and colorectal cancer – by running in their underwear. This event will take place at the Great Lawn at Pier Village in Long Branch. Register online at www.undy5000.org.
UROLOGIC CONDITIONS IN MEN AND WOMEN
Monday, July 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The urinary and reproductive tracts are closely linked and disorders of one often affect the other. This program, presented by Pierre Mendoza, MD, Urology, and Martin Michalewski, MD, Urogynecology, will focus on urinary disorders as well as the latest treatment options including minimally invasive treatments and robotic surgery. Dr. Mendoza will address male issues such as urinary tract infections, bladder or prostate cancer and incontinence, while Dr. Michalewski will address female issues such as bladder and bowel control issues and pelvic organ prolapse. Lunch will be provided. This program will be held at Kensington Court, located at 864 Shrewsbury Avenue in Tinton Falls. Registration is required by calling 732-784-2492 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, July 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, July 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.
CHOOSE YOUR COVER: FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS
Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon
Sponsored by Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance, health care professionals from Monmouth Medical Center will provide full-body skin cancer screenings under a tent on the Long Branch Boardwalk. No appointment necessary. 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.