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Monmouth Medical Center Presents January Community Health Education Programs

12/21/2015

UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, January 5 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 half-hour session, Jill Giraffe, 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, for those ages 60 and older, will take place at the 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, January 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or
Monday, January 18 &25 and February 1 & 8 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.

JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Tuesday, January 12 from 11 a.m. to noon

Do you have hip or knee pain? Join Andrew Harrison, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Central Jersey Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, 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 Joint Replacement Center program. This program will take place at the Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.

CREATING HEALTH: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND OVERCOME 10 HIDDEN OBSTACLES TO LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Tuesday, January 19 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 Giraffe, OTR/L, PCC, ELI-MP, a 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, 1st floor conference room, located at 2 Centre Plaza in Tinton Falls. Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 732-460-5328. Free.

N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, January 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.

If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, you can’t afford to miss this physician-led educational lecture which will explain everything you need to know about weight-loss surgery. For those considering a bariatric procedure, this program, presented by Frank Borao, MD and Steven Binenbaum, MD, board-certified, laparoscopic-fellowship–trained surgeons, 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 or by emailing teamlink@barnabashealth.org. 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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