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Monmouth Medical Center Presents November Community Health Education Programs

10/29/2015

SCAN’S ANNUAL BRAIN FITNESS FAIR
Friday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SCAN’s Annual Brain Fitness Fair will provide an opportunity for people of all ages to experience a wide array of fun and creative activities and interactive brain fitness stations designed to promote brain wellness. This event will feature prizes and healthy snacks, and will take place at SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), at Boscov’s third floor auditorium at Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

EISENBERG FAMILY CENTER TOUR
Sundays, November 8 or 22 at 3 p.m. and
Wednesday, November 18 at 8 p.m.

Tour the Eisenberg Family Center, which offers a comfortable, homelike environment for expectant mothers in our expanded labor, delivery and recovery unit, and spacious postpartum rooms for women recovering from childbirth. Tours will be conducted by a staff member who will answer your questions. Tours are held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 1-888-724-7123 or email teamlink@barnabashealth.org. Free.

FREE HIGH-RISK LUNG CANCER SCREENING
Wednesday, 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. It is most curable when diagnosed early. 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.

HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE
Thursday, November 12 from 2 to 3 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 will take place at the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library, located at 165 Main Street in Matawan. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123 or emailing teamlink@barnabashealth.org. Free.

GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT
Thursday, November 19 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. Free.

N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, November 19 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.

SAFE SITTER
Saturday, November 21 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. Participants will receive instruction materials, a program completion certificate and a subscription to Safe Sitter magazine. The class will end with a graduation ceremony, participants are asked to bring a mid-morning snack and a lunch. 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.

JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Saturday, November 18 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.

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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