Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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

01/25/2016

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION
Diabetes Self-Management Education
Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. to noon

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.

Day of Dance
Saturday, February 6

Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, will present this free women’s health event featuring Tai Chi demonstrations as well as a special appearance by dancers from Long Branch High School; 107.1 The Breeze and Thunder 106.3 radio personalities; healthy cooking and CPR demonstrations; health screenings and information; giveaways; prizes; and a free raffle for a Jawbone Fitness Tracker. Day of Dance will take place in two locations. One event will take place at the Town Square at Monmouth Mall in front of Macy’s on Rte. 35 in Eatontown from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the other will take place at the Ocean County Mall located on Hooper Avenue in Toms River from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

Drive Defensively
Monday, February 8 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.

Self-Defense for Older Adults
Tuesdays, February 9 and 23 from 10 to 11 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.

Self-Defense for Men & Women of All Ages
Thursdays, February 11 and 25 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.

Wholehearted Health: Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, February 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and atrial fibrillation don’t have to take the flavor out of your life! This seminar will discuss the current perspectives on diagnosis, treatment options and other ingredients for Wholehearted Health. It will emphasize awareness of risk factors and what can be done to combine medical care with lifestyle changes to optimize heart health. This program is held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. For more information or to register, please call the Barnabas Health LINK at 1.888.724.7123.

Wholehearted Health: Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, February 24 at 5 p.m.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and atrial fibrillation don’t have to take the flavor out of your life! This seminar will discuss the current perspectives on diagnosis, treatment options and other ingredients for Wholehearted Health. It will emphasize awareness of risk factors and what can be done to combine medical care with lifestyle changes to optimize heart health. This program is held at Bartley Healthcare located at 175 Bartley Road in Jackson. For more information or to register, please call Bartley Healthcare at 732.415.6049.

SUPPORT
Bereavement Support
Tuesdays, February 9 and 23 from 2:15 to 3:30 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 call the Barnabas Health LINK at 1.888.724.7123.

Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 from noon to 2 p.m.

AND Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 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, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 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.

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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