Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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

09/28/2015

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION

Classic Yoga
Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
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. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information or to register, call 1.888.724.7123.

Self-Defense for Men & Women of All Ages

Thursdays, October 8 and 22 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, October 13 and 27 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.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesdays, October 14, 21 and 28 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.

SUPPORT

Bereavement Support

Tuesdays, October 13 and 27 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.

AND Tuesdays, October 13 and 27 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. Call the Barnabas Link to Register; 1-888-724-7123.

Caregivers Support Group

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 from noon to 2 p.m.

AND Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28 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, October 7, 14, 21 and 28 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.

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