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Monmouth Medical Center Presents March Community Health Education Programs

02/26/2016

GERMBUSTERS
Tuesday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to Noon

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands properly. This program, presented by Paula Ross, RN, Monmouth Medical Center, will help determine if you wash your hands effectively and discuss other ways to protect yourself from infections. Germbusters takes place at the Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or
Mondays, March 14, 21, 28 and April 4 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.

WEAR BLUE DAY AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER
Friday, March 4

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Monmouth Medical Center encourages all employees, visitors and guests to wear blue to help spread awareness about the disease and to take action to live longer, healthier lives. Free.

DANGERS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Thursday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to Noon

The American Heart Association states that about 80 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. In an effort to help change this statistic, Laura Brynildsen, RN, Monmouth Medical Center , presents the Dangers of High Blood Pressure. This program will discuss the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) lifestyle, a healthy plan aimed at lowering blood and cholesterol levels. The program will take place at the Matawan Public Library, located at 165 Main Street in Matawan. For more information or to register, please call 732-583-9100. Free.

ADULT COLORING FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT
Thursday, March 10 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.

INSOMNIA
Tuesday, March 15 from 11:15 a.m. to Noon

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.

2016 ATHLETE SPORTS SYMPOSIUM AND FAMILY NIGHT OUT
Thursday, March 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Barnabas Health and the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes Invites the community to the 2016 Athlete Sports Symposium and Family Night Out! This event, for athletes ages 10 and older, will help enhance your knowledge through education programs and learn about hot athlete topics such as sports nutrition, concussion and sport safety. Former offensive lineman for the NY Giants, David Diehl, will be onsite for a meet and greet. This event will feature door prizes, giveaways and a chance to win an iPad mini. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. This event, sponsored by Barnabas health and the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes takes place at Brookdale Community College in the Warner Student Life Center, located at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. Pre-registration is required by emailing teamlink@barnabashealth.org.

COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENINGS
Friday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and curable form of cancers when detected and treated promptly. Testing can find non-cancerous colon polyps or colon cancers early, when they can be easily removed or cured. Stop by the information table outside the Seabreeze Café to speak with an oncology nurse about colorectal cancer on how it is preventable, treatable and curable. There will be free take home screening kits with instructions for all attendees. This event takes place at the Seabreeze Café at Monmouth Medical Center located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Free.

SAFE SITTER
Saturday, March 19 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.

ARBOR TERRACE SHREWSBURY HEALTH FAIR AT PETER COOPER VILLAGE
Wednesday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to Noon

Monmouth Medical Center, in collaboration with Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury, will host a health fair providing free health screenings. Prizes and light snacks will be provided to participants. This event will take place at Peter Cooper Village, located at 200 Forest Street in West Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-784-2400, ext. 492. Free.

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