Monmouth Medical Center Presents June Community Health Education Programs
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, June 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.
This is a special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society for women cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Learn to cope with the side effects of treatment and feel comfortable with changes in your appearance by receiving a personal makeover by cosmetology professionals. This program will be held at the Jacquelyn M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 2nd Ave., Long Branch. Registration is required by calling the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345. Free.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BREAST CANCER RISKS
Thursday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Women at high risk for breast cancer usually have a strong family history of the disease or are known to have a mutation in a breast cancer gene. Learn to recognize your risks, understand the clinical management and modalities for surveillance, comprehend risk reduction strategies and understand when to seek genetic counseling and its implications during this program, which features light fare and is presented by Debra Ray, MD, hematology and oncology and Sherry Grumet, MA, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor. It will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 2nd Ave., Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123, option #4. Free.
Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Mondays, June 11, 18, 25 and July 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
OR Thursdays, June 14, 21, 28 and July 5 from 9 to 11 a.m.
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 and will be held at The Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center in the Maysie Stroock Pavilion located at the corner of Pavilion and Second Avenues, Long Branch. For information and to register for classes, call 732-923-5025. Program attendees will need a doctor’s prescription and will be billed to Medicare or your insurance carrier.
CHINESE MEDICAL PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS
Wednesdays, June 13 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you only speak Chinese, the Chinese Medical Program at Monmouth Medical Center is here to help. The bilingual Chinese staff is committed to serving the needs of Chinese patients and providing easy access to high quality inpatient and outpatient care. The personal care coordination serves as an important link between the Chinese patient and Monmouth Medical Center. Stop by our information table to receive more information and have your questions answered. This will be held at Monmouth Medical Center’s ground floor lobby, located at 300 Second Ave., Long Branch. For information, call Angela Lee, Chinese Medical Program Hotline at 732-923-5057. Free.
SUSAN G. KOMEN “REACH OUT FOR LIFE” INITIATIVE
Wednesday, June 13 and 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stop by an information table to learn about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure “Reach Out for Life” initiative and see if you are eligible to receive a free breast screening mammogram. The program is open to females in Monmouth County age 40 or older who are uninsured or under-insured and meet income eligibility requirements. A representative will provide information and answer your questions about the program, offered through the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center. This will be offered at Monmouth Medical Center’s ground floor lobby, located at 300 Second Ave. in Long Branch. For more information, call the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at 732-923-7700. Free.
MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER SUMMER SAFETY FAIR
Wednesday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June is National Safety Month. Being safe is part of living well, so stop by our summer safety fair to learn about home safety, fireworks safety, childhood injury prevention and more. The fair will be held at Monmouth Medical Center’s ground floor lobby, located at 300 2nd Ave., Long Branch. Free.
TINTON FALLS’ INAUGURAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Thursday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tinton Falls presents its inaugural Community Health Fair, focused on navigating the healthcare system. Stop by the Monmouth Medical Center information table to learn more about our programs and services at Tinton Falls Borough Hall, located at 556 Tinton Avenue in Tinton Falls. Free.
FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursdays, June 14 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A simple finger stick to test blood sugar to determine if glucose level is elevated. The test will be performed by a registered nurse. This program will be held at the Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center in classroom #A002 in the Maysie Stroock Pavilion, located at the corner of Pavilion and Second Avenues in Long Branch. For information or to register, call 732-923-5025. Free.
Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Presented by certified Safe Sitter instructors, this program teaches 11- to 13-year-olds to be responsible, creative babysitters with special emphasis on how to handle emergencies. This course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center. To register, call 1-888-724-7123, prompt #4. $50 per child.
BE WISE ABOUT YOUR MEDICATIONS
Wednesday, June 20 at 1 p.m.
Mary Mahoney, RN, Certified HealthEASE Instructor, Monmouth Medical Center will focus on medication management among those ages 50 and older. Learn the difference between generic and brand name drugs; recognize how aging body changes affect medications; discuss allergic reactions, side effects and adverse drug events and how to avoid common drug/drug or drug/food interactions. This program will be held at SCAN Learning Center at the Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 & 36, in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.
Weight loss institute of new jersey at monmouth medical center: NEW PATIENT weight loss surgery Lecture
Wednesday, June 27 from 7 to 8 p.m.
If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, you can’t afford to miss this educational lecture which will explain everything you need to know about weight-loss surgery. Join Frank Borao, MD and Steven Binenbaum, MD, board-certified, laparoscopic-fellowship-trained surgeons, will present a candid discussion about the latest in surgical options for weight loss. This program will be held at Central Jersey Specialty Surgical Associates, located at 10 Industrial Way East, Suite 104, in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123, prompt #4. Free.
MAXIMIZING MEMORY: KEEPING YOUR MIND SHARP
Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
Recognize the effects of normal aging on the brain, improve brain function and prevent “senior moments” with brain exercises presented by Carol Palmer, BA, Certified HealthEASE Instructor, Monmouth Medical Center. This class will be held at Thompson Park Visitors’ Center on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. To register, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1. $20 per person.
SHINGLES VACCINATION PROGRAM
Call to schedule an appointment.
The FDA approved a shingles vaccine for people age 60 and older which may cut your risk of developing shingles in half. You can now obtain the shingles vaccine through Barnabas Health’s Shingles Vaccine Program at Monmouth Medical Center. The vaccine is available by appointment at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 2nd Ave., Long Branch. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-724-7123. For more information, call Cynthia Laracuente, Pharm. D., RPh, Monmouth Medical Center Pharmacy at 732-923-6111.
TOBACCO DEPENDENCE TREATMENT PROGRAM
Call to schedule an appointment.
Take advantage of this ongoing program for individuals who wish to quit smoking and consent to a free nicotine dependence assessment and NRT counseling. The program is offered by the Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention at Monmouth Medical Center, Stanley Wing, Room 214, located at 300 2nd Ave., Long Branch. For more information or to schedule a free assessment appointment, call Helene Long at 732-886-4149. Cost is $15 per session; free initial assessment.
TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT
Call for schedule.
Join these group classes for those contemplating a total hip or knee replacement surgery to decrease anxiety, answer your questions and provide referral information. Tour the orthopedic unit, meet the staff and bring your questions. This will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 2nd Ave. in Long Branch. To register, call the clinical coordinator at 732-923-7971. Free.
NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS MEET AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, LOCATED AT 300 SECOND AVENUE, LONG BRANCH, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
For questions or more information, contact The Community Health Education Department at Monmouth Medical Center at (732) 923-6990.