Better Health members were recently invited to a “mocktail”
party on the patio at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. This members-only
event brought together more than 70 attendees from several local senior
living communities, including the Renaissance, Four Seasons, Leisure Village
East, Leisure Village West, River Pointe and Lake Ridge, as well as seniors
who are living independently in Lakewood, Jackson and Forked River.
At the start of the evening, members were invited to enjoy a couple of
brief presentations about programs and services offered by Monmouth Medical
Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC). Judy Colorado, Chief Nursing Officer,
MMCSC, discussed the Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) and Acute Care
for the Elders (ACE) Units as well as the development of the Geriatrics
Institute and array of outpatient services. Laura Gallo, Special Projects
Manager of Cancer Services, MMCSC, provided an overview of the new services
offered at the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center’s new location.
After the presentations, members had the opportunity to take a brief tour
of one of the newly renovated private rooms at the hospital.
Better Health members also enjoyed healthy drinks, such as the “mockarita”
and “grapeopolitan,” and a variety of hors d’ oeuvres
on the MMCSC patio. The party featured a cooking demonstration from celebrity
chef Diane Henderiks, who is well-known for her nutritious and healthy
recipes, and served as a social event for Better Health members to experience
the hospital’s campus and staff.
Better Health is a free membership program offered to seniors 55 and older
who want to improve their health and well-being. Membership benefits include
preferred scheduling and parking, social events, lectures and much more.
To learn more about becoming a Better Health member and starting a journey
to wellness, visit
www.barnabashealth.org/betterhealth, call 888.726.2362 or attend a community outreach event.