EYE CARE AS WE AGE
Tuesday, June 2 from 11:30 a.m. to noon
Your eyes are the windows to the world, and as such they require care to ensure they function properly. This presentation will provide information on keeping your eyes healthy and how to recognize when to get an eye exam. This event, for ages 60 and older, will be hosted by the Keyport Senior Center and will take place at 100 Second Avenue in Keyport. Registration is required by calling 732-264-4916.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, June 2 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.
STRATEGIES FOR HEALTHY AGING
Wednesday, June 3 from 1 to 2 p.m.
While growing older offers challenges, it also provides rewards. To help attendees live happier and healthier lives, this program, co-sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), will discuss how to maintain mental clarity and physical function, fall prevention, financial planning and memory loss. This program takes place in the SCAN auditorium in the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown. For more information, please call 732-542-1326. Free.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Thursday, June 4 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Every woman should have an action plan for breast health. Although we don't know how to prevent breast cancer, we do know that with early detection chance for successful treatment is greatest. This program, presented by the Jaqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, will discuss the importance of mammograms, screening guidelines for early detection and other recommendations for breast cancer awareness. The program takes place at the Marlboro Senior Center, located at 1996 Recreation Way in Marlboro. Registration is required by calling Denise Barry at 732-617-0100, x1332. Free.
Thursday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Did you know that one in three older Americans falls each year? Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people ages 65 and older and can result in hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries. Even falls without major injury can cause you to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult to stay active. This program, co-sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), takes place at the Freehold YMCA, located at 40 Center Street on the corner of Jackson and Center, and will discuss fall prevention techniques and what to do if you fall. Parking is available in the strip mall directly across the street on Jackson. For more information or to register, please call 732-542-1326.
CANCER SURVIVORSHIP DAY
Sunday, June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual Celebration of Life. On this day, thousands of people will gather to show the world that there is life after a cancer diagnosis – and it's something to celebrate. This celebration will feature light dinner and beverages, giveaways and door prizes as well as Lord & Taylor beauty mini makeovers and 107.1 The Breeze and Thunder 106.3 live on site. There will also be fun family events including carnival games and crafts. This program is free but registration is required by calling 888-724-7123. Free.
LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FOR THE CAREGIVER: LATE STAGE
Mondays, June 8 (Part I), June 15 (Part II) & June 22 (Part III) from 6 to 8 p.m.
This three-week program is designed for caregivers of people in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. There is no fee for attending the program, however, pre-registration is required by calling the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900. Free.
Wednesday, June 10 from 1 to 2 p.m.
The best way to protect yourself and loved ones from stroke is to understand personal risk and how to manage it. This program will inform attendees about the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke and how timing in getting medical treatment is crucial to saving lives. The program, sponsored by SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), takes place at the SCAN auditorium in the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown. For more information for this program or to register, call 732-542-1326.
Thursday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Commonly known as acid reflux, GERD is often associated with many gastrointestinal diseases and conditions. It can also be a symptom experienced from medications we take. The best way to manage GERD is through dietary, lifestyle and stress management techniques. This program will highlight those techniques. The program will take place at the Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Drive in Howell. Registration is required in advance by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.
TINTON FALLS HEALTH FAIR
Friday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This health fair, hosted by the Monmouth County Health Department and the Borough of Tinton Falls, will focus on healthy diets, obesity awareness and prevention, diabetes awareness, heart health and wellness for minority communities. There will also be free cardiovascular health assessments as well as blood pressure and Dermaview skin cancer screenings. Representatives from Monmouth Medical Diabetes Education and Cancer Services teams will also be on hand to provide helpful information. This program takes place at the Tinton Falls Borough Hall, located on Tinton Avenue. Free.
Monday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Come and learn about the benefits of acupuncture. Lecture by Mikhail Borkin of Soul Focus in Eatontown. Held in ST-007, the Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center, registration is required by calling 732-923-6090. Light refreshments will be served.
JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, June 17 at 5 p.m.
Do you have hip or knee pain? This free program for those considering hip or knee replacement surgery 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 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.
NATURAL WAYS TO MANAGE DEPRESSION
Wednesday, June 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Are you experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness and fatigue, feeling recession depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? You may be experiencing depression. Depression can impact your energy, sleep, appetite and physical health. This program, presented by Carol Palmer BA, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, will discuss natural approaches that may help you feel better. You will also learn ways to recognize and deal with these issues, challenge automatic negative thoughts, increase energy and bring more enjoyment to life. This program will take place at SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
CLIMB OUT OF THE DARKNESS
Saturday, June 20
Postpartum Progress' Climb Out of the Darkness™ is the world's largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, postpartum bipolar disorder, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Join Lisa Tremayne, RN, CEE, CBC and the Monmouth Medical Center's Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Program Team by following this link: https://www.crowdrise.com/lisabicknellmadden-COTD2015. For more information, call Lisa at 732-923-5573 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJMBI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, June 25 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 email@example.com. Free.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, June 26 & July 3, 10 & 17 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.
Saturday, June 27 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 732-923-6992. $50 per child.
PEDIATRIC PRE-OPERATIVE TOURS
Call for schedule.
Tours are available for pediatric patients preparing to have a surgical procedure in the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center at Monmouth. 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.
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.