Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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

07/17/2015

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION

Diabetes Self-Management Education
Wednesdays, August 5, 12 and 19 from 3 to 6 p.m.

More than 21 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, August 4 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.

Classic Yoga
Fridays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28
Time: 10 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, classic yoga includes the sun salutation warrior pose and shoulder stand, and gentle yoga includes the full range of basic yoga stretches and positions. 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.

Drive Defensively
Monday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This national Safety Council refresher course is perfect for drivers of all ages who need to sharpen their driving skills. Completing this approved workshop eliminates two points from your New Jersey driver's record. Cost for the basic defensive driving course is $8, payable by check or money order to County of Ocean and an additional $10 money order made payable to the National Safety Council. Presented by the Ocean County Department of Safety, the course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus' Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Space is limited, and registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123. For questions regarding traffic points, please call 732-929-2130.

SUPPORT

Bereavement Support
Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.
AND Tuesdays, August 11 and 25 from 3:30 to 4:45 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, please contact Kathleen at 732-730-9112.

Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 from noon to 2 p.m.
AND Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 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
Call for schedule.
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.

Categories: Press Releases