Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Presents October Community Health Education & Support

09/30/2014

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION

Diabetes Self-Management Education
Wednesdays, October 15, 22 and 29 from 3 to 6 p.m.
More than 21 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes. The Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education program staffed by knowledgeable health professionals who provide comprehensive information about managing diabetes. Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, this program offers education for those living with diabetes on managing the disease so they can maintain healthy, active lives and reduce their risk for complications. Taught by registered nurses and registered dietitians – all Certified Diabetes Educators – the program also includes a presentation by Christopher Blakeslee, DPM, a podiatrist at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. The sessions are held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. A doctor's prescription is required. Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123

Classic and Gentle Yoga for All Ages
Fridays, October 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 Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 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.

Glucose Screenings at the Center for Healthy Living
Tuesday, October 7 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Do you have diabetes? The disease affects 29.1 million people – and 8.1 million are unaware they have diabetes. Learn your risk by joining the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus for free glucose screenings by a registered nurse who is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Fasting is not required, but please do not eat at least two hours before your test. Screenings are offered at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Sponsored by the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and the Ocean County Office of Senior Services. Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.

Self-Defense for Older Adults
Tuesday, October 14 and 28 from 10:15 to 11:15 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 Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 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 Men & Women of All Ages
Tuesday, 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 Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 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, October 20 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 Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus' 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.

Flavors of the Jersey Shore – Food & Wine Tasting
Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Presented by the Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, the Flavors of the Jersey Shore – Food & Wine Tasting is a fundraising event to benefit the Cancer Services at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation. General admission tickets allow access to the event at 6:30 p.m. and are $75 and VIP Preview tickets are $125 per person. VIP tickets include early admission from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a Food Salon Experience by Celebrity Chef Joe Leone. Valet services will be provided. For tickets, more information or sponsorship opportunities, please call Maria Nelson at 732-886-4438.

Free Breast Education and Screening Program
Thursday, October 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.

This program will feature free clinical breast exams and screening mammograms with same day mammogram read for uninsured women. There will also be assessments for the High Risk Cancer Program and breast health education, as well as refreshments and giveaways. Screenings for uninsured women are made possible by a grant from the Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. If insured, insurance information will be required at time of registration. These programs are limited, so early registration is suggested. This program, open to both insured and uninsured women, will be held at the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, located at 500 River Avenue, Suite 200 in Lakewood. For an appointment call 732-923-7700, option 1.

SUPPORT

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Offered by Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, this free ongoing support group helps participants learn and share with others facing the unique challenges of being a "grandfamily." Facilitated by Kathleen Holahan, MSW, LCSW, this group is held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. For more information, please contact Kathleen at 732-730-9112.

Bereavement Support
Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.
AND Tuesdays, October 7 and 21 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Learn what to expect in the grieving process and how to deal with your expectations as well as the expectations of others in this group, sponsored by Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and the Ocean County Office of Senior Services. Facilitated by Kathleen Holahan, MSW, LCSW, this group is held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. For more information, please contact Kathleen at 732-730-9112.

Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from noon to 2 p.m.
AND Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.
This ongoing weekly support group is open to anyone who is caring for a person age 60 or older living in Ocean County. It is sponsored by Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and the Ocean County Office of Senior Services. Facilitated by Kathleen Holahan, MSW, LCSW, this group is held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. For more information, please contact Kathleen at 732-730-9112.

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