DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Mondays, May 4, 11, 18 & June 1 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.
HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE
Friday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover how you can develop habits that help happy people maintain positive thoughts, emotions and actions. Join Carol Palmer, BA, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, to learn about the new science of happiness and how happiness improves our health, relationships and resilience to life's ups and downs. This program, for those ages 60 and older, will take place at the Monmouth County Library – Eastern Branch located at Route 35 in Shrewsbury. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH OF DIMES 2015 JERSEY SHORE MARCH FOR BABIES
Sunday, May 3 – Registration begins at 10 a.m., walk begins at 11 a.m.
Each year, more than half a million babies are born prematurely and more than 120,000 babies are born with serious birth defects. This year, join the Monmouth Medical Center Team as they walk to support and promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. This event takes place on the Asbury Park boardwalk. For more information or to register, visit www.marchforbabies.com. Free.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, May 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.
This is a special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society for female 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 Cancer Support Community Meeting Room, ST-007, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345. Free.
Tuesday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
May is National Stoke Awareness month. The best way to protect yourself and loved ones from stroke is to understand personal risk and how to manage it. Stop by the MMC Stroke Center table in the Lobby of Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch, on May 5 or attend an informational seminar on May 6 at Hazlet Public Library, located at 251 Middle Road in Hazlet. For more information for this program, call 732-264-7164. Both programs are free.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, May 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 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.
LADIES NIGHT OUT: EMPOWERING WOMEN TO LIVE HEALTHY
Thursday, May 7 – Doors open at 5 p.m., presentations begin at 6 p.m.
This annual event features health information tables, giveaways, door prizes and a panel of Monmouth Medical Center physician experts who will discuss today's most vital women's health issues and offer an overview of the latest technological advances. Light fare and beverages provided. This event will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 700 Hope Road in Tinton Falls. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123 or by emailing email@example.com. Free.
Thursday, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 1 to 2 p.m.
By integrating physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention, Qi-Gong can help to reduce stress, build stamina and increase vitality. Join Maxine Guenther as she guides attendees to restore balance and re-establish the body/mind/spirit connection. This event takes place at Monmouth Medical Center's Cancer Support Community Meeting Room, ST-007, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For more information or to register, please call 732-923-6090. Free.
DO YOU HAVE HIP OR KNEE PAIN?
Friday, May 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Join us for this free program offering the latest information on hip and knee replacements including robotic-assisted partial knee and total hip replacement. Presented by David L. Chalnick, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center at Monmouth Medical Center, this session will help you 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. The program will take place at the Marlboro Recreation Center located at 1996 Recreation Way in Marlboro. Registration is required by calling Denise Barry at 732-617-0100 x1332. Free.
LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES
Wednesday, May 13 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Millions of people in the U.S. have diabetes – many of them don't even know that they have the disease. Although diabetes is a serious health problem, with proper care, it can be managed. Instructor Autumn Dempsey, RN, CDE will discuss how to recognize the signs and symptoms of diabetes and the important role that diet plays in controlling this disease. This program, for those 60 and older, will be held at SCAN in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
ASSISTING THOSE IN EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL HEALTH CRISES
Thursday, May 14 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This program, presented by Jim Romer, MA and Director of Monmouth Medical Center Crisis Services, will discuss how to recognize the signs and symptoms of emotional and mental health crises, how to take advantage of mental health services without stigma and how to get through overwhelming crisis situations. The event takes place at St. Mary's Parish Center, located at 1 Phalanx Road in Colts Neck. For more information, call Jim Romer at 732-923-6940.
Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join Nicole Cerillo, RD from the Monmouth Medical Kogan Celiac Center for an informational lecture on the symptoms, causes and dietary therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This program, for those ages 60 and over, takes place at the Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Membership is not required. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500 ext. 2554.
FIFTH ANNUAL FINN FEST
Sunday, May 17 from 2 to 6 p.m.
The Finn Family has pledged to use funds raised from their annual Finn Fest event to support the Joe Finn Music Therapy Program at the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center. The day is one of music, dancing and laughter with people who start as friends and end up as family. Join Monmouth Medical Center in honoring the memory of Joe Finn by helping others. Finn Fest takes place at the Norwood Inn in Avon-by-the-Sea. For tickets or more information, contact Megan Mihelic at 732-923-6885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CREATING HEALTH: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND OVERCOME 10 HIDDEN OBSTACLES TO LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Tuesday, May 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 Garaffa, 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, 1stfloor conference room, located at 2 Centre Plaza in Tinton Falls. Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 732-460-5328. Free.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH FAIR
Wednesday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monmouth Medical Center with SCAN (Social Community Activities Network, New Jersey Natural Gas/Save Green, Atrium at Navesink Harbor, Comfort Keepers of Central New Jersey, Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the Monmouth Mall, Beacon Health & Social Services and Garden Hill co-sponsors the "Take Control of Your Health Fair," which covers everything you need to know about healthy aging through various vendors, demonstrations and health screenings. There will be prizes and giveaways. This event takes place at the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. For more information call, 732-542-1326. Free.
JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, May 28 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Do you have hip or knee pain? 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 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.
N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, May 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 email@example.com. Free.
Free Summer Health Screening
Friday, May 29 from 9 a.m. – noon
Summertime is right around the corner, are you up to date on your health screenings? Join us on the Pier Village boardwalk at the Gold's Gym in Long Branch for free blood pressure, skin cancer and body composition screenings. Registration is encouraged by calling 1-888-724-7123 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Saturday, May 30 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.