Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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

03/25/2015

Get Heart Healthy Luncheon
Wednesday, April 1 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. Lunch will be provided at this program taking place at the Center for Healthy Aging located at 500 River Avenue, Suite 200 in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling 732-597-6075.

Basics of Diabetes
Mondays, April 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14 at 10 a.m.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest study, diabetes is becoming more common in the United States with the number of diagnosed Americans tripling from 5.6 million to 20.9 million. To spread awareness and educate people about diabetes, its risk factors and how to manage the disease, the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus presents Basics of Diabetes, with Irene McNamara, MSN, RN, WCC, CDE who will discuss prevention and treatment options as well as provide blood glucose screenings free of charge to attendees who have fasted for two hours prior to the test. The April 13 program will take place at the Ocean County Library's Jackson Township branch located at 2 Jackson Drive in Jackson. Registration for this location is required by calling 732-928-4400. The April 14 program will take place at the Ocean County Library's Brick branch located at 301 Chambersbridge Road in Brick. Registration for this location is required by calling 732-477-4513. The April 20 program will take place at the Ocean County Library's Manchester Township branch located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester. Registration for this location is required by calling 732-657-7600. Free.

HealthEASE: Move Today Program
Every Thursday, April 19 through July 16 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Move today for a healthier tomorrow! Health coaches from the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus invite seniors age 60 and older to this free, non-aerobic, simple 12-week exercise program in a fun, motivating environment. Throughout the sessions, you will increase strength and flexibility, improve balance and posture, relieve tension and stress and reduce the risk of falls and injury. The program will take place at the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. To register, please call the Barnabas Health Link at 1-888-724-7123.

What's in Your Medicine Cabinet?
Tuesday, April 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Prescription drug-related deaths outnumber deaths from heroin and cocaine combined, according to a recent report released by the Trust for America's Health. With just one out of 10 Americans receiving treatment for prescription drug addiction, prevention is key. To help fight the prescription abuse epidemic in Ocean County, the Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, in partnership with the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and the Ocean County DART Coalition, will present What's in Your Medicine Cabinet. A prescription drug drop off will be available during the program taking place at the Ocean County Library's Point Pleasant Borough branch located at 834 Beaver Dam Road in Point Pleasant. Registration is required by 732-295-1555. Free.

Age-Related Hearing Loss
Wednesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon
The Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Audiology at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus have teamed up to present Now Hear This: Age-Related Hearing Loss. Join Sue Ellen Boyer, MD, FAAA, as she discusses facts about hearing aids, common signs of hearing loss and tips on hearing loss prevention. A Hearing Health Quiz will be offered free of charge as part of the program and light refreshments will be served at this event taking place at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, located at 331 Georgia Tavern Road in Howell. Registration is required by calling 732-842-4000 or visiting www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

Age-Related Hearing Loss Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Audiology at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus have teamed up to present Now Hear This: Age-Related Hearing Loss luncheon. Join Sue Ellen Boyer, MD, FAAA, as she discusses facts about hearing aids, common signs of hearing loss and tips on hearing loss prevention. A Hearing Health Quiz and light lunch will be offered free of charge as part of the program taking place at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, located at 331 Georgia Tavern Road in Howell. Registration is required by calling 732-842-4000 or visiting www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

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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