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Monmouth Medical Center Presents October Community Health Education Programs

10/03/2016

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 insurance.

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.

BABY FAIR
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.

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