Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Kimball Medical Center Presents January Community Health Education Programs

12/23/2013

Glucose Screenings at the Center for Healthy Living
Tuesday, January 7 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Do you have diabetes? The disease affects 25.8 million people – and 7 million are unaware they have diabetes. Learn your risk by joining the Center for Healthy Living at Kimball Medical Center for free glucose screenings by a registered nurse who is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Fasting is not required, but please do not eat two hours before your test. Screenings are offered at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Sponsored the Center for Healthy Living at Kimball Medical Center and the Ocean County Office of Senior Services. Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.

Diabetes Self-Management Education
January 8, 15 and 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
January 9, 16 and 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

More than 25.8 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Learn how to manage your diabetes with this program, taught by registered nurses and registered dietitians – all certified diabetes educators. Offered by Kimball Medical Center, this program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and held at Kimball’s Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123. Program attendees will need a doctor’s prescription and will be billed to Medicare or your insurance carrier.

Self-Defense for Men & Women of All Ages
January 13 and 27 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Don’t be a target. This ongoing program is for men and women of all ages who want to learn to protect themselves from personal assaults, street attacks and abductions. A black-belt instructor teaches participants to use leverage and balance to stay safe. Offered by Kimball Medical Center, this class is held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. The cost is $15 for five one-hour classes. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.

Self-Defense for Older Adults
Tuesdays, January 14 and 28 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Learn to protect yourself from future falls through exercise, balance and strength training. A black-belt instructor will teach participants to ward-off assaults and attacks using leverage. Offered by Kimball Medical Center, this class is held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. The cost is $15 for five one-hour classes. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.

Drive Defensively
Monday, January 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This national Safety Council refresher course is perfect for drivers of all ages who need to sharpen their driving skills. Completing this approved workshop eliminates two points from your New Jersey driver’s record. Cost for the basic defensive driving course is $8, payable by check or money order to County of Ocean and an additional $10 money order made payable to the National Safety Council. Presented by the Ocean County Department of Safety, the course will be held at Kimball’s Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Space is limited, and registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123. For questions regarding traffic points, please call 732-929-2130.

Classic and Gentle Yoga for All Ages
Fridays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Classic: from 9 to 10:15 a.m.
Gentle: from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Men and women of all ages can enjoy the benefits of increased flexibility, range of motion, energy and relaxation by participating in Friday morning classic or gentle yoga. Gentle enough for beginners and seasoned practitioners, classic yoga includes the sun salutation warrior pose and shoulder stand, and gentle yoga includes the full range of basic yoga stretches and positions. Offered by Kimball Medical Center, the classes are held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Cost is $5 per class, and space is limited. For more information or to register, call 1.888.724.7123.

About Kimball Medical Center
Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, is a fully accredited acute care hospital dedicated to providing high quality medical and healthcare services to the residents of Ocean County and southern Monmouth County. In addition to offering a full range of innovative diagnostic and treatment services, Kimball Medical Center offers an array of wellness programs. Its ever-growing series of health education programs, lectures, screenings and support groups aim to promote wellness among all age groups. For more information about Kimball Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.

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