Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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

04/22/2015

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION

Diabetes Self-Management Education
Wednesdays, May 6, 13 & 20 from 3 to 6 p.m.
More than 29 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.

Glucose Screenings at the Center for Healthy Living
Tuesday, May 5 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.

Self-Defense for Men & Women of All Ages
Thursdays, May 14 and 28 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, May 12 and 26 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.

Classic Yoga
Fridays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Time: 10am to 11:15 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. 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.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings
Thursday, May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Each year, more new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during the course of their lifetime. In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention and educate the public about its signs and symptoms, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is offering free skin cancer screenings performed by board-certified dermatologist Mordechai Tarlow, MD, FAAD. These screenings will take place at the Center for Healthy Living located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required as seating is limited by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.

SUPPORT

Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 &26 from noon to 2 p.m.
AND Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27 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, May 6, 13, 20 & 27 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.

Bereavement Support
Tuesdays, May 12 and 24 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.
AND Tuesdays, May 12 and 24 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Learn what to expect in the grieving process and how to deal with your expectations as well as the expectations of others in this group, 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 or to register, please contact the Barnabas Health LINK at 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouthsoutherncampus.

Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, May 27 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Living with diabetes can be challenging, but we can help. Join the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus for a free support group to learn how to manage your blood glucose and continue enjoying the foods you love. Share with others the challenges and victories of daily glucose management. This free group is supported by Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and partially funded by the Ocean County Office of Senior Services and will be held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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