Section: Monmouth Medical Center News

Monmouth Medical Center Presents April Support Groups

03/25/2016

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY
April Monthly Programs

The Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center offers support, education and hope for those affected by a cancer diagnosis. Programs each month include relaxation and guided imagery; beading buddies; yoga; mindfulness meditation; exercise for strength; all blood cancers; coping with progression; metastatic and recurrent; and what to expect for the newly diagnosed and those who support them. For additional information on programs and registration, please call 732-923-6090.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 10 to 11 a.m.

This support group is run by a registered, board-certified lactation consultant with NICU experience. Topics covered will include newborn and growing infants, premature infants in hospital and at home, pumping and exclusive pumping, common challenges as well as all topics and issues related to breastfeeding. This group meets Monmouth Medical Center in Stanley 214, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6992. Free.

MOTHER TO MOTHER SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Once your baby arrives, join other new mothers to talk about what you’re experiencing. Discussions will be led by a registered nurse on topics including infant behavior, feeding, sleeping patterns and crying, as well as recovering from childbirth. Newborns up to age 6 months and fathers are welcome. The program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6992. Free.

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays, April 4 & 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

This professionally led psycho-educational group is for family members interested in learning more about mental illness. This group meets at the Alexander Pavilion at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For more information, contact Karen Sarles at 732-923-5250.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This ongoing monthly support group is for caregivers providing care for loved ones at different stages of illness – from diagnosis to hospice or end of life care. This group, facilitated by Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Registration is required. For more information or to register for this event, call Maria Graminski, LCSW at 732-923-6215. Free.

SHORE-AREA STROKE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays, April 6 & 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

This group, co-sponsored by HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, offers support and education for stroke survivors, their families, caregivers and friends who are coping with recovery from stroke. This support group, which features monthly speakers on stroke-related topics, is held at The Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls Cafeteria, located at 2 Centre Plaza. For information and to register, contact Shirley Maguire at 732-460-6743. Free.

GENERAL BEREAVEMENT DROP-IN SUPPORT GROUP
Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 3 to 4 p.m.

This free, ongoing weekly general bereavement group is facilitated by experienced professionals to provide a safe, supportive environment for all those who are grieving a loss. This group is held at Monmouth Medical Center’s 6th floor Meditation Room, Greenwall Wing, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For more information or to register for this event, call Maria Graminski, LCSW at 732-923-6215. Free.

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION (PPD)/ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP
Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
This support group is a safe, non-threatening group for moms or expectant moms experiencing any of the perinatal mood disorders including but not limited to sadness, anger, anxiety, OCD, intrusive/compulsive thoughts, panic or post traumatic stress disorder. Weekly meetings are facilitated by a maternal/child health RN who specializes in PPD. This group is co-sponsored by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium and is held at Maysie Stroock Pavilion at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information call Lisa Tremayne at 732-923-5573. Free.

KOGAN CELIAC CENTER SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Free. This professionally facilitated support group provides support, sharing of knowledge and coping skills for those seeking to manage a healthy, gluten-free lifestyle. The Kogan Celiac Center Support Group is free and open to participants of all ages. This group will take place at the Maysie Stroock Pavilion at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For registration and information, call 973-322-7272.

ADULT PULMONARY SUPPORT GROUP/BETTER BREATHER’S CLUB
Tuesday, April 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

This support group is cosponsored by Monmouth Medical Center and the American Lung Association of New Jersey for adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic asthma, asthma or bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung resection, scleroderma, pulmonary hypertension, alpha-1 antitrypsin and their families. This group will take place at the Maysie Stroock Pavilion, on the corner of Pavilion and Second Avenues in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123 or by emailing teamlink@barnabashealth.org. Free.

OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesday, April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For women diagnosed with cervical, ovarian, endometrial or uterine cancer. This group offers these cancer patients and their families an opportunity to actively participate in healing after a cancer diagnosis. This group meets in the Pauline Fromkin Family Living Room, second floor, at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling Leslie Shephard, RN, OCN at 732-923-6709. Free.

CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

This support group offers mutual support, education and information sharing for those with heart disease, cardiac patients and their families. This group will take place at the Joel Opatut Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center in the Maysie Stroock Pavilion, on the corner of Pavilion and Second Avenues in Long Branch. For registration and information, call 732-923-7454. Free.

SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH ORAL, HEAD AND NECK CANCER (SPHONC)
Thursday, April 14 from 6 to 7 p.m.

This patient-directed, non-profit, self-help organization is dedicated to meeting the emotional, physical and humanistic needs of oral, head and neck cancer patients and their caregivers. Monthly meetings offer information, support and encouragement to newly-diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends. For registration and information on meeting location, please call Rebecca Kopke at 732-923-6473. Free.

LIVING SMOKE FREE SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, April 14 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. Information about our quit program will also be provided. This group will take place 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.

MOMS OF MULTIPLES SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Come join the only Moms of Multiples Support Group in the area. Led by a registered nurse and a mother of multiples herself, topics will include feeding and caring for more than one baby, sleep patterns and behaviors, getting out of the house, relationship changes and more. Meet and network with other new moms whose situations are similar to your own. Babies are welcome. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6992. Free.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesday, April 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Co-facilitated by Jim Romer, Monmouth Medical Center’s Director of Crisis Services, and Lori Romer, RN, a psychiatric nurse and survivor of suicide, this ongoing support group is for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. This support group will be held at the Early Intervention Services Office, located at 3301 Highway 66, 1st Floor, Building B, in Neptune. For more information, call Jim Romer at 732-923-6940. Free.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, April 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

This group offers support to caregivers and family members coping with Alzheimer’s disease. It will be held in the Geriatric Conference Room at Monmouth Medical Center’s Maysie Stroock Pavilion, located on the corner of Pavilion and Second Avenues in Long Branch. Registration is required by contacting Robin DeNucci, CSW at 732-923-7560. Free.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, April 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.

This free, professionally run support group is for individuals who have undergone or are considering surgical weight loss procedures. Discussion will be led by multidisciplinary team members, including the program director, registered dietitian and clinical psychologist. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123 or by emailing teamlink@barnabashealth.org. Free.

ADULT ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (ADD) SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, April 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This support group is for adults with ADD and their significant others. It will be held at the SeaBreeze Café at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information, contact Dr. Robert LoPresti at 732-842-4553. 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.

Categories: In the News,Press Releases,Wellness