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
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.