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Monmouth Medical Center Presents April Community Health Education Programs

03/23/2016

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 teamlink@barnabashealth.org.

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 732-264-4916.

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 dafeingold@barnabashealth.org or visit www.weforumgroup.org.

SAFE SITTER
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 teamlink@barnabashealth.org. 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.

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 www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.

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