PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE
Wednesday, September 1 from 11:30 a.m. to noon
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels (both arteries and veins) located outside the heart and brain. The condition develops when the arteries that supply blood to the internal organs, arms and legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis. This program, presented by Peter Farrugia, MD, Barnabas Health Medical Group, will teach attendees the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment methods of this disease which affects about 5 percent of people over the age of 50. This event, for those 60 and older, will take place at the Keyport Senior Center, located at 100 Second Avenue in Keyport. Registration is required by calling 732-264-4916.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This health fair, co-sponsored by the Monmouth County Park System, will offer free health screenings. Spin the Safe Kids wheel for a chance to win prizes. This program takes place at former Ft. Monmouth Recreation Center on Hope Road in Tinton Falls. For more information or to register, call 1-888-724-7312 or email email@example.com. Free.
39th ANNUAL OCEANPORT SUMMER'S END FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 12 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Stop by Monmouth Medical Center' both for Safe Kid fun and child safety information. This fun-filled evening features food, music, demonstrations, balloon art, face painting, hot air balloon rides and fireworks at dusk. The festival will take place at Blackberry Bay Park, located at 450 Port au Peck Avenue in Oceanport. Free.
A TASTE OF ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS
Sunday, September 13 from Noon to 6 p.m.
Join the Monmouth Medical Center Community Health Education team while visiting all the wonderful restaurants in the area and tasting their great food. Local retail stores will also be offering goodies to sample. The Seatreak Ferry will be making special runs to bring attendees to town from New York City. For more information, call 732-872-8711. Free.
STRESS MANAGEMENT/CALMING EXERCIES
Wednesday, September 16 from 1 to 2 p.m.
There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress, but they all require change. Since everyone has a unique response to stress, there is no "one size fits all" solution to managing it. During this program, presented as part of the SCAN Catalog of Courses, attendees will learn about and try different techniques and strategies to find the best and most sustainable results in managing stress. This program takes place at Boscov's third floor Auditorium on Route 35 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
NON-INVASIVE TECHNIQUES FOR LOOKING YOUNGER
Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
We all want to look younger, but plastic surgery isn't for everyone. Join Gregory Greco, DO, Monmouth Plastic Surgery, PC, to explore non-invasive methods for keeping and maintaining a youthful appearance. This informative session will include a discussion on age-defying, over-the-counter products and is presented as part of the SCAN Catalog of Courses. The program takes place at Boscov's third floor Auditorium on Route 35 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
Thursday, September 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.
There are many things in life that are out of our hands. The Five Wishes document gives you a way to control something very important – how you are treated if you get seriously ill. This document is an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want. Once filled out and properly signed, it is valid under the laws of most states. During this program, sponsored by Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care, Claire Verruni, RN, CHPN, Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Liaison, will discuss this valuable document. This program, for ages 60 and older, will take 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.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, September 18 & 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Mondays, September 28 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. Fee based.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAL OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET
Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join the Monmouth Medical Center Community Health Education team while browsing a wide variety of vendors at the Municipal Harbor, located at 1 Simon Lake Drive in Atlantic Highlands. For more information, visit www.ahhistory.org/.
CREATING HEALTH: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND OVERCOME 10 HIDDEN OBSTACLES TO LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Saturday, September 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, 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.
LIVING SMOKE FREE 5-WEEK SERIES
Tuesdays, September 22 & 29 and October 6, 13 & 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
If you're thinking about going smoke free, are struggling to quit or have recently quit, join us for tips and support to help you maintain a smoke free life including stress management, and weight control. This program includes five sessions and a follow-up free support group. Information about our quit program will also be provided. This drug-free group will meet at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. $75 per person.
N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJMBI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, September 24 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.
SEVENTH ANNUAL LONG BRANCH BLOCK PARTY AND POOCH PARADE
Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop by the Monmouth Medical Center tent for this family-friendly event featuring crafters, children's activities, fire truck rides, touch the truck, soft play activities, scarecrow building, West End restaurants, a costumed pooch parade and more! The party and parade take place at Brighton Avenue, West End in Long Branch. For more information, call 732-222-0400. Free.
2015 SHORELINE HEART WALK
Saturday, September 27 - Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; Program starts 10 a.m.
Join the Monmouth Medical Center team for a community celebration encouraging people to get active while raising vital funds to support the American Heart Association's mission - building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes. The walk will take place at the First Energy Park, located at 2 Stadium Way in Lakewood. Register online at www.shorelineheartwalk.org. Free.
PALLIATIVE CARE: WHAT IS IT & WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE?
Wednesday, September 30 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Facing a serious illness can become burdensome. Join the Monmouth Medical Center Palliative Care and Hospice staff for this lecture discussing how, and when palliative care can provide pain, symptom and stress relief for the patient as well as how to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family. This program, presented as part of the SCAN Catalog of Course, takes place at Boscov's third floor Auditorium on Route 35 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, September 30 from 5 to 6 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.
Wednesday, September 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Do you find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep? Are racing thoughts or worries keeping you awake? Sleep disorders are more common than you think. Insomnia can sap your energy, affecting memory, mood, health and quality of life. This program will teach you proven ways to quiet your mind, neutralize anxiety and relieve tension to enjoy more restful sleep. The Insomnia program is presented as part of the SCAN Catalog of Courses and will take place at Boscov's third floor Auditorium, located on Route 35 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. 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.