Talking With Your Doctor
Monday, August 3 from 2 to 4 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 program, 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 Ocean County Library's Manchester Township Branch Meeting Room located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester. Registration is required by calling the Manchester Library at 732-657-7600.
Joint Replacement Lecture
Tuesday, August 11 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
Do you have hip or knee pain? This free program for those considering hip or knee replacement surgery offers the latest information on hip and knee replacements including robotic-assisted partial knee and total hip replacement. Learn what to expect before and after surgery, how to prepare yourself to achieve the best possible outcome and receive an overview of The Joint Replacement Center program. This program, for Jackson Township seniors only, will take place at the Jackson Township Senior Center located at 45 Don Connor Blvd in Jackson. Registration is required by calling the Jackson Senior Center at 732-928-2313. Free.
Look Good, Feel Better
Monday, August 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.
This is a special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society for female cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Learn to cope with the side effects of treatment and feel comfortable with changes in your appearance by receiving a personal makeover by cosmetology professionals. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus' Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345. For more information, visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org. Free.
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.