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Monmouth Medical Center Presents February Community Health Education Programs

01/22/2016

YOUR HEART AND ELECTRIAL DISTURBANCES
Wednesday, February 3 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Your heart has its own electrical stimulator – the sinus node – which generates electrical impulses that flow through your heart. If something goes with the sinus node or the flow of electrical impulses, an arrhythmia can result causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or in an irregular fashion. Led by Delia Dobrescu, MD, Cardiology and Electrophysiology of Monmouth Medical Center, this session will cover the various types of irregular heartbeats, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. This program takes place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY IN WOMEN’S HEALTH
Wednesday, February 3 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Join Martin P. Michalewski, MD, FACOG, a specialist in female pelvic medicine, urogynecology, pelvic reconstructive surgery and advanced laparoscopy at Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about pelvic floor disorders and corrective non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures that pertain to women’s health. This program takes place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or
Mondays, February 15, 22 &29 and March 7 from 10 to 11 a.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.

WEAR RED DAY AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER
Friday, February 5

In recognition of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement to save lives and raise awareness about heart disease, Monmouth Medical Center is providing free blood pressure screening to the public. Information about heart disease, heart healthy diets and exercise, Monmouth Medical Center’s cardiology programs and services as well as the HeartCaring® and Spirit of Women initiatives will be provided. All employees, visitors and guests are encouraged to wear red to bring attention to heart disease and to take action to live longer, healthier lives. Free.

SAFE SITTER
Saturday, February 6 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.

HEARTCARING® DAY OF DANCE
Saturday, February 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, will host their third annual HeartCaring® Day of Dance, a free women’s health event to raise awareness of American Heart Month. The event features Tai Chi demonstrations and a special appearance by the dance teams from Long Branch Elementary and High School Teams. Free screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure and overall cardiac risk, health information. Giveaways, prizes and a free raffle will be offered as well. HeartCaring® Day will take place at Town Square in front of Macy’s at the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Free.

JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Tuesday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to noon

Do you have hip or knee pain? Join Andrew Harrison, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Central Jersey Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, 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 the Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.

FIGHTING THE WINTER BLUES, ISOLATION AND LONELINESS
Wednesday, February 10 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Winter can be a depressing time filled with loneliness sand sadness. This discussion, led by Mary Jane Maser, PhD, SPN, clinical director of Stepping Stones Outpatient Program, will discuss the ways to help prevent the winter blues. This program takes place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

RESPIRATORY MANAGEMENT DURING THE WINTER
Wednesday, February 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Chronic lung diseases can make it difficult to breathe, particularly during cold weather. This program, led by Judy Jacobs, RRT, AE-C, respiratory therapist from Monmouth Medical Center, will discuss things that you can do to manage your condition and improve your quality of life. This program takes place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

ADULT COLORING FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT
Thursday, February 11 from 4 to 5 p.m.

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 Jill Garaffa, OTR/L, professional certified life coach at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, includes a coloring book and set of pencils. Adult Coloring for Stress Management takes place at the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, 1st floor conference room located at 2 Centre Plaza in Tinton Falls. Registration is required as seating is limited by calling 732-460-5328. Free.

CHINESE NEW YEAR
Sunday, February 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Join the Chinese Medical Program at Monmouth Medical Center to celebrate “Year of the Monkey!” This festive celebration will feature Lion and Dragon dances, Chinese orchestra, folk dances, Chinese calligraphy bookmark making, Chinese knotting demonstration and much more. This event takes place at the Monmouth Mall’s Town Square in front of Macy’s, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Free.

CREATING HEALTH: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND OVERCOME 10 HIDDEN OBSTACLES TO LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Tuesday, February 16 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 Giraffe, 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.

ACT IN TIME
Wednesday, February 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Presented by Carol Chriss, RN, Cardiac Services at Monmouth Medical Center, this session will discuss the early warning signs for stroke and heart attack. This program takes place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

THIRD ANNUAL GO RED INITIATIVE
Saturday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hear the latest information to stay heart healthy. This program takes place at the Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 172 Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank. For more information, please call 732-747-2343. Free.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY RELIEF
Wednesday, February 24 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Racing thoughts, upsetting feelings and unpleasant events can disturb our inner peace and increase anxiety and depression. New brain science has discovered how mindfulness mediation can give control over levels of stress, depression, anxiety, chronic and acute pain. This session, presented by Carol Palmer, BA, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, will teach attendees simple techniques to restore inner calm and balance stress with present moment awareness. This program takes place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

KEEP YOUR HEAD ON TOP OF YOUR BODY – YOUR FEET BELOW
Wednesday, February 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Balance is a reflex our brains perform with information from the body. This program, presented by Paula Ross, RN, Monmouth Medical Center, will discuss how to improve the brains’ sources of information and how to train our brains to maintain balance as our bodies age. It will also review situations that increase “Risk to Fall’ to identify what can be done to reduce the risk. Technology will be used at the conclusion to measure your current ability to balance with individualized feedback about your vulnerabilities. This program takes place at Boscov’s third floor auditorium in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, January 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.

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