LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, March 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 Monmouth Medical Center's Radiation Conference Room, 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, March 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.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, March 7, 14, 21 &28 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m
Mondays, March 17, 24 & 31 and April 7 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.
COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS
Tuesday, March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and curable form of cancers when detected and treated promptly. Testing can find non-cancerous colon polyps or colon cancers early, when they can be easily removed or cured. Join Roy M. Dressner, DO, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about prevention, risk factors and recommended screening tests for colorectal cancer in this session. This program, for ages 60 and older, will take place at Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road. Registration is required by calling 732-923-4500, Ext. 2554. Free.
FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursdays, March 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.
JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Join Mark W. Gesell, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, for this free program 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, 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, Stanley Wing, Room 206 located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.
LET'S CELEBRATE THE SPRING EQUINOX
Thursday, March 20 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
"Equinox" means "equal night" in Latin. But even if the name suggests it and it's widely accepted, it isn't entirely true that day and night are exactly the same on the equinox all over the world – only nearly. Join Barbara Restuccio, RN, HNBC, HTPA, a Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, for this free workshop where you will learn what an equinox is, how many there are and what this means to each of us cosmically. This program will take place at Thompson Park's Visitor's Center, Tulip Room, located on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. Registration is required by calling 732-842-4000, ext. 1. $18 per person.
Saturday, March 22 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.
BREAK FREE FROM PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS (PFDs)
Tuesday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Pelvic floor disorders (PDFs), 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. Light refreshments will be provided. This program, for all ages, is open to the public and will be held at the Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500, Ext. 2554. Free.
Weight loss institute of new jersey at monmouth medical center: NEW PATIENT weight loss surgery Lecture
Thursday, March 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.
Developing resilience in challenging times
Thursday, March 27 from 7 to 8:30 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 Thompson Park's Visitor's Center, Tulip Room, located Newman Springs Road in the in Lincroft. Registration is required by calling 732-842-4000, ext 1. $18 per person.
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.