Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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

03/23/2016

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION

Chair Yoga
Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Join the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus on Fridays to “get fit while you sit” as they present Chair Yoga, an exercise class for seniors. Relax your mind and body from a seated position, without the worry of getting up and down on the floor. Learn how to improve muscle tone, increase flexibility and circulation and alleviate stiff joints, all while increasing your overall health and well-being. This program will be held at the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Each session costs $5.

Glucose Screenings
Tuesday, April 5 from 9 to 10 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 two hours before your test. Screenings are offered at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.

Balance Presentation
Tuesday, April 5 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

We all know a fall can have life-changing consequences; however, falling can be avoided! Join us for a practical, interactive discussion about some of the most common causes of accidental and unexplained falls and how they may be avoided. The presentation will include a demonstration on the safest way to get up after a fall as well as free balance screenings. The Balance Presentation will take place at the Howell Senior Center located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. This presentation is free but registration is required by calling the Senior Center at 732.938.4500.

Drive Defensively
Monday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus presents Drive Defensively, a one session workshop, offered by the Ocean County Department of Safety. This National Safety Council refresher course is perfect for drivers of all ages who need to sharpen their driving skills. Completing this approved workshop will eliminate two points from you NJ State Driver’s record. This class will be held at the Center for Healthy Living, 198 Prospect St., Lakewood. The Basic Defensive Driving course costs $8.00 (make check or money order payable to County of Ocean) with an additional $10.00 by money order ONLY should be made payable to the National Safety Council. Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.

Living Heart Healthy
Tuesday, April 12 at 10 a.m.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Approximately 42.2 million Americans age 60 and older have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. This program will discuss living heart healthy and some easy changes you can make to lower your risk of heart disease. Living Heart Healthy takes place at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center located at 311 Georgia Tavern Road in Howell. Registration is required by calling the Monmouth County Park System at 732.842.4000 ext. 1.

Self-Defense for Older Adults
Tuesdays, April 12 and 26 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Learn to protect yourself from future falls through exercise, balance and strength training. At Self-Defense for Older Adults, 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.

Look Good, Feel Better
Monday, April 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program is coming to Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. Look Good, Feel Better is a free program designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. You will learn specific techniques to help make the most of your appearance while undergoing treatment. Workshops will take place at the Center for Healthy Living, 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling 1.800.227.2345.

Top Tests That Can Save Your Life
Tuesday, April 19 at 12:45 p.m.

When you think about all the tests available to keep you healthy, it can be overwhelming. But there aren’t as many as you think! This program, discussing the top tests to save your life, will be held at the Jackson Township Senior Center located at 45 Don Conner Blvd in Jackson. For more information or to register, please call the Senior Center at 732.928.2313.

Lunch & Learn: Understanding Medicare and Your Options for Comprehensive Coverage
Wednesday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Medicare can be complicated – There are a lot of choices, deadlines and confusing advertisements. This educational presentation will give attendees a clear picture of Medicare Health Insurance choices, as well as the basics of Medicare benefits, how Part “D” drug coverage works and where Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans fit in. This event takes place at the Center for Healthy Living located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.

Osteoporosis 101 and Free Bone Density Screenings
Thursday, April 28 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Osteoporosis can potentially affect men and women of all ages and races. Join staff from the Center for Healthy Aging as we share the nature and risk factors, as well as recognize the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis. This informative workshop taking place at Bartley Healthcare, 175 Bartley Road, Jackson, will be followed by optional, complimentary bone density screenings. Dinner will be provided at Bartley at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required by calling 732.370.4700.

Lunch & Learn: Under Pressure – Healing Problematic Wounds with Oxygen presented by Dr. Johnny Larsen
Friday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m.

Better Health members are invited to lunch with Johnny Larsen, DO, Medical Director, Hyperbaric Medicine, as he discusses the strategies and equipment available in our Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. This event takes place at the Center for Healthy Living located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123 or the Barnabas Health LINK at 1.888.726.3262.

Self-Defense for Men & Women of All Ages
Thursdays, April 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 will teach 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.

SUPPORT

Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from Noon to 2 p.m.

AND Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and the Ocean County Office of Senior Services, this ongoing weekly support group is open to anyone who is caring for a person age 60 or older living in Ocean County. 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, April 6, 13, 20 and 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, April 12 and 26 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.

Learn what to expect in the grieving process as well as how to deal with your expectations and the expectations of others in this Bereavement Support 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.

6-Week Tobacco Quit Program
Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

If you are thinking about quitting or are ready to quit, Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention will give you the tools and support you need to succeed. Participants in the Tobacco Quit Program will receive the following: treatment with certified tobacco specialist; a quit smoking plan to meet their individual needs; ongoing individual, group and/or family counseling; up-to-date information about the latest prescription and over-the-counter smoking cessation medications including Zyban, Chantix and the Nicotine Patch, Gum, Inhaler, and nasal spray; effective tools to reduce withdrawal symptoms; weight and stress management strategies. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus in Conference Rooms D & E at 600 River Avenue in Lakewood. The cost is $25 per session (if paid in full on first night, the total is $125). Registration is required by calling 732.914.3815.

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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