Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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

04/03/2017

Community Health Education

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
Mondays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, every year more than 1.6 million older U.S. adults go to emergency departments for fall-related injuries. This free, eight-part series will benefit mobile adults by helping reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have this concern. The program is open to those age 60 and older who are concerned about falls, may have sustained a fall in the past, limit their activities because of concerns about falling or are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength. A Matter of Balance uses a variety of activities such as group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, videotapes, sharing practical solutions and exercise training to help seniors prevent falls. This program will be held at the Ocean County Library, Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester. To register or for more information, call 732-657-7600.

Bone Up on Your Health: Osteoporosis 101
Tuesday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to noon

Osteoporosis can potentially affect men and women of all ages and races. This presentation provides an overview of the nature and risk factors of osteoporosis as well as the signs and symptoms of the disease. We will also cover popular treatment options and practical things that you can do to protect your bones! Bone density screenings will also be provided at no charge. This program will take place at the Ocean County Library, Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. To register, call 732-928-4400.

Diabetes Self-Management Series
Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 10 a.m. to noon

Fee based. Learn how to manage your diabetes by attending this four-session diabetes education program focusing on diet, nutrition, glucose monitoring, medications, meal plans, prevention and treatment of diabetes complications, dining out and benefits of exercise. The program is taught by a registered nurse and a registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator. It will be held on the 3rd floor of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood. A doctor’s prescription is required. The course will be billed to Medicare or your insurance carrier. For information and to register for classes, call 732-923-5025.

Tai Chi for Returning Participants
Thursday, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Led by expert Tai Chi instructor, Kit Lau, this class is open to all who have completed at least one Tai Chi eight-week session. Payment of $50 is due to the instructor on the first day of the session. This event will take place in the 3rd floor conference room of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood. Registration is required by calling RWJBarnabas Health at 1-888-724-7123.

All Levels Yoga – Returning Students
Fridays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Yoga is great for all body types and levels of fitness. Led by Nicole Franchino, RYT, students will develop body awareness, posture alignment and core strength in basic poses. New and experienced students are welcome and will be encouraged to work at their individual ability and comfort level. Payment of $30 is due to the instructor on or before April 7. All students are required to bring their own yoga mat. To register, call RWJBarnabas Health at 1-888-724-7123.

All Levels Yoga – New Students – Better Health Members ONLY
Fridays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Yoga is great for all body types and levels of fitness. Led by Nicole Franchino, RYT, students will develop body awareness, posture alignment, and core strength in basic poses. New and experienced students are welcome and will be encouraged to work at their individual ability and comfort level. Class size is limited. All students must attend the first class and are required to bring their own yoga mat. To register, call RWJBarnabas Health at 1-888-724-7123.

Chair Yoga
Fridays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Relax your mind and body without worry of getting up and down on the floor. Improve muscle tone, enhance flexibility and increase circulation and your feeling of well-being. Fee of $5 per person will be due at the beginning of each class. The class will take place in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood. Space is limited and registration is required by calling RWJBarnabas Health at 1-888-724-7123.

Self Defense for Older Adults
Tuesdays, April 11 & 25 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Learn to protect yourself 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 198 Prospect Street, Lakewood, which is located directly on the hospital campus. The cost is $15 for five one-hour classes. Space is limited and registration is required by calling RWJBarnabas Health at 1-888-724-7123.

Lunch & Learn for Grandparents: Keeping your Grandkids Safe and Happy While in Your Care
Tuesday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to noon

Free. Things have certainly changed since many of us became new parents! During this program, we will discuss the current trends in child safety in the home, outdoors and on the road! This program is ideal for grandparents-to-be, new grandparents and grandparents to children who are 7 and under! Presented by Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and Safe Kids Monmouth/Ocean Counties. This event will take place in the 3rd floor conference room of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood. Registration is required by calling RWJBarnabas Health at 1-888-724-7123.

Open Health Screenings
Wednesday, April 12 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Free. Do you know your numbers? Come out and have your glucose, blood pressure, bone density and body mass index (BMI) tested. After your screening, enjoy a heart-healthy snack! This event will take place in the 3rd floor conference room of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood. Registration is required by calling RWJBarnabas Health at 1-888-724-7123.

Drive Defensively One-Day Class
Thursday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Community Health Education Department at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, presents Drive Defensively, a one-session, six- hour 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 your driving record. The cost for the Basic Defensive Driving Course is $18 for Ocean County residents; $8 (make check or money order payable to the County of Ocean) and an additional $10 (payable by money order only to the National Safety Council). Please bring a valid driver’s license and a pen to class with you. This class will be held in the 198 Prospect Street, Lakewood, building located on the Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. Register by calling RWJBarnabas Health 1-888-724-7123.

Self Defense for Men & Women of All Ages
Thursdays, April 13 & 27 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 198 Prospect Street, Lakewood, which is located directly on the hospital campus. The cost is $15 for five one-hour classes. Space is limited and registration is required by calling RWJBarnabas Health 1-888-724-7123.

Lunch & Learn: Five Wishes
Thursday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Presented by Claire Verruni, RN, CHPN, expert in hospice and palliative care. There are many things in life that are out of our hands. The Five Wishes document gives you a way to control something very important – how you are treated if you get seriously ill. It is an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want. Once it is filled out and properly signed it is valid under the laws of most states. This program will be held in partnership with Social Community Activities Networks (SCAN) at St. Andrew’s Church, 1528 Church Road, Toms River. For more information or to register, please call 732-542- 1326.

Summer Safety for Older Adults
Tuesday, April 25 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Let’s have SAFE fun in the sun! This discussion will include heat illness prevention, medication precautions and travel safety tips. We will also review the various types of skin protection available and the benefits of each. This program will take place at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, 331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell. Registration is required by calling 732-751-9453.

Healthy Kids Day at Ocean County YMCA
Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free and open to the community. Healthy Kids Day is a large, national initiative, bringing children and families together and providing the education, activities and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and healthy habits. As a result, youth and families achieve greater health and well-being for their sprit, mind and body. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and Safe Kids Ocean County will be on site to provide water safety education, games and prizes. The event will take place at the Ocean County YMCA, 1088 W. Whitty Road, Toms River. For more information, please contact JoAnn Kermick, 732-341-9622, ext. 4255.

SUPPORT

Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 from noon to 2 p.m.
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Offered 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 who is 60 or older living in Ocean County. Facilitated by Kathleen Holahan, MSW, LCSW, this group is held in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood. For more information, call Kathleen at 732.730.9112.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26 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 an “grandfamily.” Facilitated by Kathleen Holahan, MSW, LCSW, this group is held at the Center for Healthy Living, 198 Prospect Street, Lakewood. For more information, call 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. An RWJBarnabas 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 has converted to all private rooms, which makes 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/mmcsc.

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