Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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

12/23/2014

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION

Classic and Gentle Yoga for All Ages
Fridays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
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, January 6 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.

Diabetes Self-Management Education
Wednesdays, January 7, 14 and 21 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. 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.

Tai Chi
Thursdays, January 8, 15 and 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.

The Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is proud to announce the return of instructor Kit Lau, who has been teaching Tai Chi for more than 10 years and will instruct participants on the fine art of Tai Chi moves from both standing and sitting positions. This class is offered to all seniors despite medical conditions. Cost is $40 for eight sessions, all 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.

Qigong for Health, Longevity, Weight Loss & Stress Reduction
Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 11 a.m. to noon

Anyone can exercise, even without equipment. Qigong for Health is excellent for seniors or the physically challenged as it can be done anywhere – lying, sitting or standing. This Chinese medical therapy consists of mental and physical maneuvering, which simultaneously adjusts body posture, breathing and the mind. Qigong, taught by Dr. Martin Eisen, requires very little flexibility or coordination, making it easier to learn than Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi. These classes are offered at the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.

Self-Defense for Men & Women of All Ages
Thursdays, January 8 and 22 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.

Self-Defense for Older Adults
Tuesdays, January 13 and 27 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.

SUPPORT

Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27 from noon to 2 p.m.
AND Wednesdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 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.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
Wednesdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 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.

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