Tuesday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
We all know a fall can have life-changing consequences, but falling can be avoided! Empower yourself and join health coaches from the Center for Healthy Aging at Kimball Medical Center for a practical, interactive discussion on some of the most common causes of accidental and unexplained falls and how they may be avoided. The presentation will include a demonstration on the safest way to get up after a fall. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their balance screening free of charge. The Avoiding Falls discussion is presented in collaboration with the Monmouth County Parks System and will take place at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, located at 331 Georgia Tavern Road in Howell. Light refreshments will be served. This presentation is free but registration is required by calling the Monmouth County Parks System at 732-842-4000 ext. 1.
FREE Bone Density Screenings
Wednesday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
No bones about it – bone health is an important part of overall health. Join health coaches from the Center for Healthy Aging at Kimball Medical Center to receive your free bone density screenings and learn more about your bone health. These free screenings will be offered at the County Connection at Ocean County Mall, located at Hooper Avenue in Toms River.
Lunch & Learn: Safety for Seniors
Monday, April 21 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Join health coaches from the Center for Health Aging at Kimball Medical Center as they discuss the key things involved with senior safety and things you can do in your home to prevent a fall. Participants will learn how to safely get up from a fall and have access to complimentary balance screenings. Lunch will be provided at this free event taking place at the Ocean County Library's Manchester Township Branch Meeting Room, located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester. To register, call the Manchester Library at 732-657-7600.
Now Hear This!
Thursday, April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.
*Open only to residents of Jackson and/or members of the Jackson Township Senior Center.
The Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Audiology at Kimball Medical Center have teamed up to present Dr. Sue Ellen Boyer, MD, FAAA, as she discusses age-related hearing loss and facts about hearing aids. Dr. Boyer will also explore common signs of hearing loss and tips on hearing loss prevention. A Hearing Health Quick Test will be offered free of charge as part of the program and light refreshments will be served. This program will be held at the Jackson Township Senior Center, located at 45 Don Connor Drive in Jackson. To register, call Jackson Senior Center at 732-928-2313.
Lunch & Learn: What's in Your Medicine Cabinet?
Monday, April 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Are you unwittingly contributing to the heroin epidemic in Ocean County? Learn how to safely store and dispose of your prescription medicine. Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, in partnership with the Center for Healthy Aging at Kimball Medical Center and the Ocean County DART Coalition, will offer a lunch and learn at the Center for Healthy Living located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood to share ways you can protect your grandchildren, family and friends from the epidemic of prescription drug abuse. The Lakewood Police Department will be on hand to collect old, unused or expired prescription medication for proper disposal. The program is free, but registration is required by calling the Health Coach Peggy Lomerson at 732-575-0452.
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.