DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Mondays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Fee billed to insurance. Learn how to manage your diabetes by attending
this four-session diabetes education program focusing on diet, nutrition,
meal plans, glucose monitoring, medications, 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. Program attendees
will need a doctor’s prescription, and fees will be billed to Medicare
or your insurance carrier. For information and to register for classes,
WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE
February 8 from noon to 1 p.m.
Free. Cardiologist Ajay Shah, MD, will discuss the symptoms and risk factors
of heart disease in women. The talk will be held in the Joel Opatut Cardiopulmonary
Rehabilitation Center of the Maysie-Stroock Pavilion at Monmouth Medical
Center (Pavilion & Second Avenue, Long Branch). Registration is required
by calling 732-923-7454.
DANCE FOR YOUR HEART
February 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free. Dance your way to a healthy heart. This event celebrates heart health
and features dance, fitness, health screenings and overall cardiac risk
and health information. There will be giveaways, prizes and raffles. This
event will take place at the Monmouth Mall, Town Square in front of Macy’s,
located at the intersection of Routes 35 and 36, Eatontown. For more information,
FOURTH ANNUAL “GO RED” INITIATIVE
February 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free. Knowing your numbers can save your life! February is American Heart
Month, so learn how to stay heart-healthy. This event is sponsored by
Black Professional Women, Monmouth County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority and Concerned Black Nurses with participation by Monmouth
Medical Center. Free health screenings will be offered during this event
at the Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank. For information
call 732-747-2343. Registration not required.
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS: CARDIAC RISK FACTORS AND SCREENINGS
February 22 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Free. Everyone should know their risk for heart disease. Join Paula Ross,
RN, for cholesterol and blood pressure screenings and to discuss topics
including the preventative measures you can take to stay healthy, what
your risk is for heart disease and the difference between good and bad
cholesterol. Presentation and screenings will be in the SCAN classroom
in the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, intersection of Routes 35 and
36, Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326.
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.