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
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
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
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.