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Monmouth Medical Center Presents May Community Health Education Programs

05/04/2016

EIGHTH ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT
Thursday, May 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center will host the Eighth Annual Ladies Night Out to showcase physician experts who will discuss today’s most vital women’s health issues and offer an overview of the latest technological advances. This annual event features health information tables, giveaways, door prizes, Lord & Taylor beauty mini makeovers and an interactive session with a panel of Monmouth Medical Center physician experts who will discuss today’s most vital women’s health issues. Panelists will be addressing frequently asked questions in their areas of expertise, and participants are encouraged to come prepared with their own questions for the doctors. This event features a variety of free health screenings including balance, bone density, cardiology, body mass index and peripheral artery disease. Light dinner and beverages provided. This event will take place at the Double Tree Hotel, located at 700 Hope Road in Tinton Falls. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or
Mondays, May 9, 16, 23 and June 6 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.

COMMUNICATION TIPS AND TECHNIQUES IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Wednesday, May 11 from 2 to 3 p.m.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, people with the disease lose their ability to use words to communicate. This program is designed for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and will provide information about identifying verbal and non-verbal messages at each stage of the disease. This event will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, Stanley Room 206, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For more information and to register, call 1-888-280-6055. Free.

DEVELOPING RESILIANCE IN CHALLENGING TIMES
Wednesday, May 18 from 1 to 2 p.m.

In today’s rapidly changing world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged by events out of our control. This program, presented by Carol Palmer, BA, Monmouth Medical Center Instructor, will discuss practical coping skills and attitudes that can help us feel better, overcome inertia and empower us to take positive action. This event will take place in the SCAN auditorium, located on the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

SAFE SITTER
Saturday, May 21 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.

HOW TO ACT FAST FOR STROKE
Wednesday, May 25 from 1 to 2 p.m.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and are a major cause of adult disability. The best way to protect yourself and loved ones from stroke is to understand personal risk and how to manage it. This program, led by Erin Winkels, RN, BSN, Stroke Coordinator from Monmouth Medical Center Stroke Center, will educate the public about signs and symptoms of stroke and what to do in a stroke emergency. Attendees will learn about prevention and how to act FAST for stroke and discuss nutrition for stroke prevention as well as the importance of weight management with our dietitian and nurse practitioner. This event will take place in the SCAN auditorium, located on the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 and 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, May 26 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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