DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, October 31 & November 7, 14, 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Mondays, November 17, 24 & December 1, 8 from 5 to 7:00 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. Please note, dates are subject to change.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, November 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 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.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, November 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.
BREAK FREE FROM PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS (PFDs)
Wednesday, November 5 at 5 p.m.
Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), 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, M.D., 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 is open to the public and will be held at Monmouth Medical Center's Borden Auditorium, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.
SCAN'S SECOND ANNUAL BRAIN FITNESS FAIR
Friday, November 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Save the date for SCAN's (Social Community Activities Network) second annual Brain Fitness Fair! The fair will provide an opportunity for people of all ages to experience a wide array of fun and creative activities designed to promote brain wellness. The event, featuring prizes and healthy snacks, takes place at Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN at 732-542-1326.
FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS TO QUALIFYING MEN
Monday, November 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.
New guidelines from the American Urological Association recommend that men, ages 54 to 70, undergo prostate cancer testing every two years. It can often be treated successfully, but early detection is key. Free prostate cancer screenings will be performed by Monmouth Medical Center urologists for these men and those 40 and older who are African American or have a father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 65 and have not undergone a prostate examination or prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing within the past two years. This program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center's Institute for Advanced Radiation Oncology, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123.
FREE HIGH-RISK LUNG CANCER SCREENING
Tuesday, November 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. In an effort to help identify those who may be at high risk for developing lung cancer, the Leon Hess Cancer Center will provide free lung cancer education and offer no-cost lung cancer screenings to those who qualify. To qualify for a free, low-dose CT lung scan, you must be between 45 and 74 years of age and be a current or former smoker who quit smoking less than 15 years ago and complete a screening profile with a registered nurse. Light fare and spirometry screening will be available as well. These screenings will take place at the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-7966. Free.
FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursday, November 13 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.
Saturday, November 15 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.
CREATING HEALTH: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND OVERCOME 10 HIDDEN OBSTACLES TO LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Tuesday, November 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Most people believe if they just had more time, money, willpower or motivation, they would eat healthier or exercise. If you find yourself saying "I know what I need to do, I just can't seem to do it", consider attending this informative and enlightening class to understand the underlying reasons why you may be struggling to make healthier choices. Jill Garaffa, OTR/L, PCC, ELI-MP, licensed occupational therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience and professional certified life coach will teach you how to close the gap between knowing what to do to make healthier choices and actually doing it. You will leave this class with a shift in your mindset, a feeling of empowerment and set of practical tools you can put into immediate action to begin making healthy lifestyle changes. 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.
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT
Thursday, November 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
According to the American Cancer Society, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. On November 20, the American Cancer Society encourages all smokers to quit or make a plan to quit. By quitting, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life- one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Stop by our information table for information about Monmouth Medical Center's smoking cessation program and support group. There will also be a representative from the Lung Cancer Screening and Lung Nodule Program. This event takes place at the SeaBreeze Café at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch.
N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, November 20 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, M.D. and Steven Binenbaum, M.D., 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.
JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Call for schedule.
Do you have hip or knee pain? This program will offer 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 and receive an overview of The Total Joint Replacement Center program. This informative session will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-7971. Free.
PEDIATRIC PRE-OPERATIVE TOURS
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Tours are available for pediatric patients preparing to have a surgical procedure in the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center at Monmouth Medical Center. 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 calling 732-923-6525. Free.