Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Kimball Medical Center Presents October Community Health Education Programs

09/23/2013

Diabetes Self-Management Education
Tuesdays, October 1, 8 and 15 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 the 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.

Classic and Gentle Yoga for All Ages
Fridays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25
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.

Drive Defensively
Monday, October 7 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 the 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.

Self Defense and Exercise for Older Adults
Thursdays, October 10 and 24 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.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.

Self Defense and Exercise for All Ages
Mondays, October 14 and 28 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.

Free Weight-Loss Surgery Lecture
Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Learn the benefits of gastric bypass and gastric band surgeries directly from the experts – Michael Bilof, MD and Basil Yurcisin, MD, both of the Center of Excellence Bariatrics Program. Offered by Kimball Medical Center, this free lecture will be held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Register by calling 1.888.724.7123.

About Kimball Medical Center
Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, is a 350-bed, 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.

Contact: John Brand
Director, Marketing and Public Relations
732-886-4590
jbrand@barnabashealth.org

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