Take Control of Your Health – Six-Week Series
Mondays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and July 6 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Those living with a chronic disease often struggle to control their symptoms. This engaging, six-week, chronic disease self-management workshop will teach older adults and their caregivers how to manage the day-to-day issues associated with chronic disease by focusing on a positive attitude and adopting healthier lifestyle patterns. Presented by the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, this program takes place at the Ocean County Library, Manchester Branch located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester. Registration is required by calling 732-657-7600.
Open Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings
Tuesday, June 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join health coaches from the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus to receive your free bone density and blood pressure screenings and learn more about your health. These free screenings will be offered at the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall, located at 1201 Hooper Avenue in Toms River. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call 732-575-0452.
Lunch and Learn: Talking With Your Doctor
Wednesday, June 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
As we grow older, it is important to talk often and comfortably with your physician. As the patient, you are the center of your health care team. During this informative lunch and learn, health coaches from the Center for Healthy Aging will explore what facts should go into the decision making process when choosing general practitioners and specialists, as well as how to prepare for an appointment, break down any information you receive at an appointment and discuss sensitive subjects. This program takes place at the Center for Healthy Aging located at 500 River Avenue, Suite 200 in Lakewood. Registration is required by contacting the Barnabas Health LINK at 1-888-724-7123 or visiting www.barnabashealth.org/monmouthsoutherncampus.
About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus:
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. A Barnabas Health facility, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership has also expanded patients' access to geriatric and pediatric emergency services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is in the process of converting to all private rooms, which will make it the only provider in the region with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org.