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Monmouth Medical Center Presents September Community Health Education Programs

08/29/2016

Health and Safety Fair at Christ the King Parish
Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christ the King Parish will host a Health and Safety Fair for the community in the Parish Hall behind Holy Trinity Church. Monmouth Medical Center nurses will be on hand to provide free health screenings and the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of Safe Kids will also host a table with games, prizes and safety information. Holy Trinity Church is located at 408 Prospect Avenue in Long Branch. For additional information call 732-222-3216. Free.

Health Fair at St. Dorothea Church
Sunday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Dorothea Parish is hosting a Health Fair for the community. Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey (PNANJ) County Subchapter members and Monmouth Medical Center will be providing free health screenings. St. Dorothea Church is located at 240 Broad Street in Eatontown. For additional information, call 732-912-0823. Free.

Ready, Steady Balance
Wednesday, September 14 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Balance is a reflex our brains perform with information it gets from the body. Join Paula Ross, RN, Monmouth Medical Center, for this informational program on how to improve the brain’s sources of information train our brains to maintain balance as our bodies age. During the program, situations that increase 'Risk to Fall' will be reviewed to identify what can be done to reduce the risk and technology will be used to measure attendees’ current ability to balance and provide individualized feedback about specific vulnerabilities. The program takes place in the SCAN classroom in the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 and 36, Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety
Monday, September 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Racing thoughts, upsetting feelings and unpleasant events can disturb our inner peace, and increase anxiety and depression. New findings in brain science have discovered how mindfulness can give control over levels of depression, anxiety and even pain. On September 19, this program will take place at the Middletown Public Library, located at 55 New Monmouth Road. For more information call 732-671-3700. On September 28, this program will take place in the SCAN classroom in the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 and 36. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

Basics of Diabetes
Wednesday, September 21 from 1 to 2 p.m.

There are 29 million people in the United States living with Diabetes. Do you know if you are at risk? Type II Diabetes can be prevented or delayed by leading a healthy lifestyle. Join RuthAnn Ruhnke, RN, from Monmouth Medical Center to learn about the steps you can take to stay healthy longer and lower your risk of Diabetes. This program will take place in the SCAN classroom in the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 and 36, Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer – Breast Reconstruction
Wednesday, September 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This workshop will have information on breast reconstruction after a breast diagnosis. Join Monmouth Medical Center Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Negin Griffith, MD and Breast Surgeon Manpreet Kohli, MD, to learn how to make a decision that is right for you; medical factors that can influence your decision and how to prepare for and what to expect after surgery. This workshop will take place at the Sheraton Eatonton Hotel, located at 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown. Dinner will be provided. Registration required by calling 1-888-724-7123. 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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