DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, April 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or
Mondays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 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.
HOWELL SENIOR CENTER HEALTH FAIR
Friday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This event, open to Howell residents ages 60 and older, features free
screenings including oral, balance, vision, podiatry, blood pressure and
more. This event will take place at the Howell Senior Center, located
at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Pre-registration is required by calling
732-938-4500 ext. 2554. Free.
MONMOUTH COUNTY HEALTH FAIR
Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This event features free screenings, health information and more to improve
knowledge of health services. Stop by Monmouth Medical Center’s
information tables for free blood pressure screenings, bone density, Safe
Kids and many more. This event will take place at Southard Elementary
School located at 115 Kent Road in Howell. For more information, call
732-431-7456 ext. 5814. Free.
CARDIAC AND CONCUSSION SCREENINGS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES
Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will
provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes
at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch.
The cardiac screening, available to the first 130 young athletes who sign
up, is open to those ages 6 to 18. The concussion baseline screening,
available to the first 80 who sign up, is for young athletes ages 12 and
older. Screenings are free of charge and a parent or guardian is asked
to be present. Registration is required. To register and schedule an appointment
time, parents/guardians are asked to email
COLOR YOUR STRESS AWAY
Tuesday, April 19 from 11:15 to Noon
Join the growing trend of adult coloring! Experience this former childhood
activity with fresh eyes as you de-stress, unwind and enjoy the relaxation
and health benefits that coloring offers. This class, presented by Linda
Grimes, RN at Monmouth Medical Center, includes a coloring book and set
of pencils. Color Your Stress Away takes place at the Keyport Senior Center,
located at 110 Second Street in Keyport. Registration is required by calling
WEFORUM HEALTH AND WELLNESS CONFERENCE
Wednesday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WEforum, a Women’s Education Forum, targets women because they’re
often the guardians of health maintenance for their families, as well
as for themselves. The day-long conference, designed to provide an opportunity
for participants to gain a fuller understanding of caring for their health
and that of their family’s through education and early prevention,
will include approximately 30 different workshops led by experts with
the latest information on specific health and wellness topics, free health
screenings and a vendor fair featuring local medical practices, health
care facilities and businesses in the fitness, food, cosmetics and wellness
education fields. To learn more about the event or register, contact Davina
Feingold at 732.923.7521 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Saturday, April 23 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.
N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER:
NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, April 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
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.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health
facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth
Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals
and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College
of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical
Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many
technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other
minimally invasive techniques.
U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology,
neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit