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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Community Programs, Classes and Support Groups for January 2016

01/05/2016

Start your new year off healthy and join us at any of the below no cost classes offered at the new Community Health and Wellness Center, The Diabetes Center, The Center for Geriatric Health Care, The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Center all sponsored by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

Classes at the new Community Health and Wellness Center:

Healthy Cooking on A Budget
Learn to make a healthy meal for a family of 4 for $10 or less!
Saturday, January 9, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration required. 973-926-7371, mofallon@barnabashealth.org

Cooking With Cancer-Fighting Foods
Learn to cook with nutritious foods to help you live long and strong!
Tuesday, January 12th
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Registration required. 973-926-7371 mofallon@barnabashealth.org

Geriatric Nutrition Club
Meet with other members of the Center for Geriatric Health Care to discuss nutrition topics to help keep you feeling young and energized!
Friday, January 15, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-7371 mofallon@barnabashealth.org

Healthy Hearts Cooking Class
Learn how to keep your heart healthy with fresh, tasty foods that are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-7371 mofallon@barnabashealth.org

Cooking For Diabetes
Help manage your blood sugar with recipes designed just for you!
Friday, January 22, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-7371 mofallon@barnabashealth.org

Deep Breathing and Meditation
In this class you will learn how to relax your mind and breathe your way to a more peaceful, relaxed state.
Tuesdays
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-7371 mofallon@barnabashealth.org

National Diabetes Prevention Program
Wednesdays
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A 16-week program for those who have not been diagnosed with diabetes who may be high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Designed to help attendees make real lifestyle changes, eat healthier and include physical activity into their daily lives. For more information or to sign up call or email: Brenda Brown 973-926-2096 BrBrown@BarnabasHealth.org

Senior Fitness/Just Getting Started?
This motivational class will give you the tools to become fit inside and out. Learn simple exercises for both the body and the mind!
Thursdays
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-7371 mofallon@barnabashealth.org

Life Is Better Healthy Challenge
Thursdays
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Register for our 10 week health lifestyle class series hosted in collaboration with the transitional care center. Classes will be led by registered dietitians, pharmacists, nurses and exercise physiologists. Class topics will include how to make healthy food choices, read food labels, healthy cooking techniques, shopping on a budget, safe exercises, and managing your medications.
Registration required: 973-926-3312

Classes at the Center for Geriatric Health Care at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center:

Caring For You, Caring For Me Caregivers Support Group
Are you caring for an adult or child, relative or friend? If you answered YES, then you are a caregiver and need to care for yourself too.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Center for Geriatric Health Care - Lower Level
156 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Learn about available resources and reducing frustrations and barriers faced in care-giving.
Recognize that you are not alone—others share similar feelings and concerns.
Registration required. 973-926-6771

Eating Your Way to Good Health Nutrition Club
Make a healthy decision to join the nutrition club led by Karen Basedow, Registered Dietician.
Good Nutrition for Healthy Eyesight
Friday, January 15, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-6771

Fifty + Fitness + Free = Feeling Good
If you are 50 or older you can improve your endurance, strength, and flexibility. Join us for a variety of low-impact exercises to improve your health and build up your energy level. Instructor: Denise Clark, Manager and Celestia Conway, Outreach Fitness Instructor.
Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28
11 a.m. - Noon
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, A-4 Family Room
201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-6771

Additional Classes:

Childbirth Education
Join Newark Beth Israel Medical Center labor and delivery nurses for information and open discussion. Topics include understanding prenatal tests, when to come to the hospital, early labor at home, pain management, skin to skin, breastfeeding in the early days, and more. Bring your questions! Expectant mothers at any stage of pregnancy and their significant others are invited to join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Classes are free. Registration required. 973-926-7343 srecalde@barnabashealth.org


Breast Cancer Support Group
Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 (Third Thursday of each month)
5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (Third Wednesday of each month)
10:00 a.m.
208 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
For details call Amanda Lipschik 973-926-7976

Take Good Care-The Basics About Diabetes
A class covering medications, diet, blood sugar monitoring and diabetes management
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 and February 10, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Diabetes Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Ave., Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-3218

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group:
For patients and their caregivers
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Najam Wasty Conference Room, Cardiac Catheterization Patient and Family Waiting Area
201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-3178 ldispinseri@barnabashealth.org

Lung Transplant Support Group
For patients waiting for a lung transplant, lung transplant recipients and caregivers
Monday, January 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Najam Wasty Conference Room, Cardiac Catheterization Patient and Family Waiting Area
201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-3178 ldispinseri@barnabashealth.org

New Group!

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Support Group
For patients and their caregivers
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program Conference Room, L4
201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Registration required. 973-926-3178, 973- 926-7205 ldispinseri@barnabashealth.org

To learn more or register, please visit: www.barnabashealth.org/Newark-Beth-Israel-Medical-Center/Events

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and beyond with over 1,000 physicians, 3,200 employees, 150 volunteers, over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. It is home to the nation’s third largest heart transplant center, Barnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including TAVR, than any other center in the State. The robotic surgery program is the broadest and most experienced in northern New Jersey. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and new Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment options. Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center cares for children from newborn to adolescent years, with over thirty specialized pediatric services as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. The Children’s Heart Center has a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. For more information, visit us at www.BarnabasHealth.org/NewarkBeth
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