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Monmouth Medical Center Presents June Community Health Education Programs

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, June 2 from 1 to 3:00 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 Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345. Free.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES 
Mondays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Fridays, June 6, 13, 20 &27 from 9:30 to 11:30 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. It will be held at The Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in 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. Free.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, June 3 at 4 p.m. 
It can be overwhelming to choose the right level of therapy for yourself or a loved one during a hospitalization for a stroke, fracture or other life-altering event. During this one-hour session, Jill Garaffa, OTR/L, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, will discuss all levels of therapy including home therapy, in-patient acute and sub-acute rehabilitation and out-patient rehab and prepare you to make the best decision on rehabilitation for yourself or a family member. This program will take place at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, 1st floor conference room, located at 2 Centre Plaza in Tinton Falls. Registration is required by calling 732-460-5328. Free.

BREAST HEALTH AND SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY
Wednesday, June 4 at 1 p.m.
Every woman should have an action plan for breast health. Although we don’t know how to prevent breast cancer, we do know that successful treatment is greatest with early detection. Join Sumy Chang, MD, Surgery, Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Cancer at Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about the importance of mammograms, screening guidelines for early detection and other recommendations for breast health awareness. This program will take place at SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) at Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS NEW PATIENT LECTURE
Wednesday, June 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The N.J. Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (NJBMI) at Monmouth Medical Center has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. This accreditation assures patients that all surgeons have proven that their clinical practices, patient outcomes and facilities meet rigorous national standards. The NJBMI at Monmouth Medical Center is dedicated to help you make an informed decision about whether surgery is right for you. Join bariatric surgeons Frank J. Borao, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Michael L. Bilof, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Steven J. Binenbaum, MD, FACS and Basil M. Yurcisin II, MD and the other members of the multidisciplinary NJBMI at Monmouth Medical Center team to learn about the latest options in weight-loss surgery. This program will take place at the Radisson Hotel of Freehold located at 50 Gibson Place in Freehold. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.

ART IS GOOD HEALING ARTS WORKSHOP
Sunday, June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.
This healing arts workshop offered by The David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center is not therapy for those whose lives have been impacted by the diagnosis of a brain tumor, but rather a form of expression either through creativity, friendship or just being. Appointments with a social worker are available upon request. This workshop takes place at Surf Taco located at 1003 Main Street in Belmar. For more information or to register call 732-450-8111 or email jchism@foundationsthatmatter.org .

GLUTEN-FREE DIET
Tuesday, June 10 at 11:30 a.m.
A gluten-free diet is one that excludes the protein gluten found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale. This diet is used to treat celiac disease to control signs and symptoms and prevent complications from gluten. Join Nicole Cerillo, RD, Celiac Program Clinical Manager, Kogan Celiac Center, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about the benefits of a gluten-free diet and how to eat a healthy, balanced diet if considering a gluten-free one. This session, for those ages 60 and older, will take place at the Keyport Senior Center located at 100 Second Avenue in Keyport. Registration is required by calling 732-264-4916. Free.

NATURAL WAYS TO MANAGE DEPRESSION
Wednesday, June 11 at 1 p.m.
Are you experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness and fatigue, feeling recession depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? You may be experiencing depression. Depression can impact your energy, sleep, appetite and physical health. This program, presented by Carol Palmer BA, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, will discuss natural approaches that may help you feel better. You will also learn ways to recognize and deal with these issues, challenge automatic negative thoughts, increase energy and bring more enjoyment to life.  This program will take place at SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) in the Monmouth Mall located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown.  Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursdays, June 12 & 26 from 11 a.m. to Noon
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 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information, call 732-923-5025. Free.

HEART SAVER CPR/AED PROGRAM
Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Babysitters, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend this course that provides automated external defibrillator (AED) training to laypersons and also teaches how to recognize a medical emergency, adult, infant and child CPR, first aid for choking victims and the use of barrier devices to reduce the risk of infection. This class will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-277-2281 or online at www.cprtrainingnj.com . $60 per person.

HEART SAVER FIRST AID
Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.
This is a credentialed course intended for individuals with a duty to respond to a first aid emergency. The course contains information on how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Note that CPR is not part of this program. Techniques learned from the course can be tailored for both adults and children. The program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-277-2281 or online at www.cprtrainingnj.com. $50 per person.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Wednesday, June 18 at 1 p.m.
Racing thoughts, upsetting feelings and unpleasant events can disturb our inner peace and increase anxiety and depression. New brain science has discovered how mindfulness mediation can give control over levels of stress, depression, anxiety, chronic and acute pain. This session, presented by Carol Palmer, BA, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, will teach attendees simple techniques to restore inner calm and balance stress with present moment awareness. This program will take place at SCAN (Social Community Activities Network), in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown.  Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326.  Free.

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING
Thursday, June 19. Call to schedule an appointment.
We understand that grief is a process that is difficult to experience alone. Everyone mourns differently and at different rates. Individual counseling is available on the third Thursday of the month at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Call Barnabas Health Hospice at 973-322-4817 for details or to schedule an appointment. Free.

SAFE SITTER
Saturday, June 21 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, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $50 per child.

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Stop by the Monmouth Medical Center tables at the Second Baptist Church Community Health Fair to receive health information and receive free health screenings and giveaways. This program will be held at the Second Baptist Church, located at 93 Liberty Street in Long Branch. Free.

HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE
Wednesday, June 25 at 1 p.m.
Discover how you can develop habits that help happy people maintain positive thoughts, emotions and actions. Join Carol Palmer, BA, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, to learn about the new science of happiness and how happiness improves our health, relationships and resilience to life's ups and downs. This program takes place at SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) in the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown.  Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326.   

N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, June 26 from 6 to 7 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. For those considering a bariatric procedure, this program will offer the most up-to-date information on gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. Attendees are invited to join the monthly support group following the lecture. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.

POSTPARTUM PROGRESS “CLIMB OUT OF THE DARKNESS 2014” GROUP CLIMB
Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m.
Come support Monmouth Medical Center’s team as we raise awareness and honor the struggle of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. This climb will take place at Thompson Park in Lincroft. For more information, to join our team or to make a donation, contact lmadden@barnabashealth.org.

JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Call for schedule.
  
Led by orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the latest surgical techniques this free program offers the latest information on hip and knee replacements including robotic-assisted partial knee and total hip replacement.  Learn what to expect before and after surgery, how to prepare yourself to achieve the best possible outcome and receive an overview of The Joint Replacement Center program. This program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch.  Registration is required by calling 732-923-7971.  Free.

NOTE:  ALL PROGRAMS MEET AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, 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.

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