WHAT’S IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET?
Wednesday, October 5 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Do you know how to properly store your medications? Join Mary Gayle Flannelly,
pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn
earn about proper medication storage, proper disposal, accidental and
intentional diversion and compliance. This program will take place in
the SCAN classroom in the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, located on
Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
BREAST CANCER SCREENING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
Saturday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to Noon
This program, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will feature
screening mammograms with same-day mammogram read for women. Attendees
will have the opportunity to meet breast surgeon Sumy Chang, M.D. and
to undergo an assessment for the High Risk Cancer Program. The event will
also include information on breast health, jewelry and free refreshments,
chair massages and giveaways. This event will take place at the Jacqueline
M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, located at Monmouth Medical Center.
Mammograms and clinical breast exams for women without insurance will
be paid for by the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program,
Monmouth County (NJ Ceed). Screenings are limited to 50 appointments so
early registration is suggested. Please have insurance information available
at time of registration. For an appointment, call 732-923-6509. Attendance
for this event is free; however, screening services will be billed through
JOURNALING FOR EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL WELLNESS
Wednesday, October 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Journaling can be a release, a stress reliever, a way to express your
dreams and aspirations, and a means to reflect on the journey of life.
Join Angela Brathovde, MSN, BC, HNB-BC, and discover the healing power
of journaling. The program will be held in the SCAN classroom in the lower
level of the Monmouth Mall, located on Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown.
Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
Thursday, October 20 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Is there a baby in your future? Whether you’re already pregnant
or plan on becoming a parent someday, you are invited to this free community
event for expectant and prospective parents. Here’s your chance
to talk with health care professionals about the childbirth experience,
maternity choices or any other topics that are important to you. Join
us for a tour of the Eisenberg Family Center and nursery. Refreshments
and free gifts will be offered. This program will be held at Monmouth
Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. No children
under 14. To register, call 1-888-724-7123. Free.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, October 21 & 28 and November 4 & 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Mondays, October 17, 24 & 31 and November 7 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.
IS IT A COLD OR FLU?
Wednesday, October 26 from 1 to 2 p.m.
With flu and cold season arriving, it is important to know the signs and
symptoms of both. Join RuthAnn Ruhnke, RN, to explore the myths and facts
of cold and flu treatment and discover what really prevents a cold and
flu. The presentation will take place in the SCAN classroom in the lower
level of the Monmouth Mall, located on Route 35 and 36 in Eatontown. Registration
is required by calling 732-542-1326. 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.