Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Presents February Senior Community Programs

01/28/2015

FREE Bone Density Screenings
Tuesday, February 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus 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 the Ocean County Mall, located at 1201 Hooper Avenue in Toms River. For more information, call 732-575-0452.

Get Heart Healthy Luncheon
Tuesday, February 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, causing about 600,000 deaths in the United States every year. To help bring awareness to heart disease and in recognition of American Heart Month, the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, in cooperation with the hospital's Pharmacy Department, will host a lunch and learn on heart disease prevention strategies and treatments. Led by Barbara Greenberg Schwartz, RPh, CCP-Community Outreach Pharmacist, the discussion will cover the top five heart medication classes and their functions. In addition, Jennifer Klein, RD, of the ShopRite of Manchester, will provide a cooking demonstration that will include delicious, heart-healthy ingredients. Attendees are encouraged to wear red in support of heart health month. Lunch will be provided at this program taking place at the Center for Healthy Living located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling 732-657-7600.

Get Heart Healthy
Tuesday, February 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Approximately 42.2 million Americans age 60 and older have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. In recognition of American Heart Month, the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, in cooperation with the hospital's Pharmacy Department, will host a discussion on heart disease prevention strategies and treatments. Led by Barbara Greenberg Schwartz, RPh, CCP-Community Outreach Pharmacist, the discussion will cover the top five heart medication classes and their functions. In addition, Jennifer Klein, RD, of the ShopRite of Manchester, will provide a cooking demonstration that will include delicious, heart-healthy ingredients. Attendees are encouraged to wear red in support of heart health month. This program takes place at the Ocean County Library Manchester Township Branch located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester. Registration is required by calling 732-657-7600.

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.

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