Discover health and wellness events in Somerset County provided by our Partners and Coalition members. Partner With Us to learn more.

Do You Have a Good Pair of Lungs? Practical Pointers for Respiratory Health – Virtual

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The fall often prompts an increase in flu, COVID and pneumonia.  Discover strategies to good respiratory health, various lung conditions including cancer, causes of lung cancer, risk factors, diagnostic tools and the latest treatments, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS). Lee Gerson, MD, thoracic surgeon Alpeshkumar Bavishi, MD, pulmonologist   To …

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Eating Disorders-Patient Support

Online Support Group

This is a staff facilitated discussion open to anyone suffering with an Eating Disorder. Every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.                  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/355332573 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 355-332-573 For more information, call the Eating Disorder Unit at 908-685-2847.

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Eating Disorders-Family Support

Online Support Group

This is a parent facilitated discussion. Every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.                                            https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/501486981 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (408) 650-3123 Access Code: 501-486-981

Glucose and Blood Pressure Screenings

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset | RWJBarnabas Health 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville

A Registered Nurse and Dietitian will be available to answer questions about diabetes management and meal planning. Tarantino Promenade, free To schedule an appointment, call 908-685-2814. Fasting is not required.

Stroke Support Group

Online Support Group

All stroke survivors, their families and caregivers are invited to join our FREE monthly Stroke Support Group meetings. Our multidisciplinary Stroke Center team will provide educational information and answer your questions. We want to support you and your loved ones on your stroke recovery journey. To register, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=24569 For more information, call 908-704-3776.

Is Your Joint Health Weighing on You? – Virtual

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Understand the body mass index (BMI), the impact of weight on joint health, the various causes of joint deterioration, the benefits of weight loss, strategies to loss weight and strengthen joints such as physical therapy, diagnosis and treatment options including bariatic and joint replacement surgery. Marcella O’Herlihy, RN, BSN, total joint coordinator Sandra Calado, MSN, …

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Virtual Bariatric Support Group

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Anyone who is considering bariatric surgery as well as post-surgical patients are welcome to attend. The group will discuss topics such as healthy meal ideas; mindful eating; emotional eating; the importance of exercise; surviving the holidays; smart shopping and how to eat healthy while dining out. Tia Hagins, RD, community nutritionist Tuesdays:  October 12, November …

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Sickle Cell Disease: It’s All in the Blood

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Understand sickle cell disease, the various types, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, the difference between sickle cell anemia and sickle cell disease, diagnostic tools and the latest treatments, including the importance of medication management. Learn about programs for sickle cell patients and hear one patient’s story on how she overcame limitations to live a …

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Better Breathers’ Club

Online Support Group

Promotes the management of COPD and other chronic lung disease (i.e. asthma, pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer), offers a sense of belonging and hope and aims to improve quality of life.   To register, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=24573

Diabetes Support Group

Online Support Group

Diabetes Management Update Leon Shulman, MD, Endocrinologist and Diabetes Center Medical Director   To register, call 908-685-2846

HEALTHIER SOMERSET 
2021 EVENTS

MONTHLY COALITION MEETINGS

The Healthier Somerset Coalition meets monthly on the third Tuesday of every month except for the month of August virtually or in the RWJUH Somerset Community Health conference room.

DATES:  January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, September 21, October 19, and November 16  

ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS

The Healthier Somerset Advisory Board meets on the second Thursday of each month except August. Meetings are held from 9 to 10 a.m. virtually in the RWJUH Somerset Community Health conference room.  

DATES:  January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 8, July 13, September 9, October 14,  November 11, and December 9 

SOMERSET COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT& COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN KICK OFF

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset announces the kick-off of the 2022-2024 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) at a virtual meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 9:00 a.m. 

DATE:  March 16

ANNUAL HEALTHY WORKPLACE RECOGNITION AWARDS

Healthier Somerset’s Employee Wellness Breakfast is presented annually by the Worksite Wellness Committee. The breakfast features a keynote presentation on wellness programs and a panel discussion on best practices.  Previous keynotes include senior wellness directors from Sanofi U.S., Verizon Wireless, Norris McLaughlin, Affinity Federal Credit Union, and Johnson & Johnson.

DATE:  October 2021 (Date TBD)

ANNUAL MEETING AND RECOGNITION BREAKFAST

Healthier Somerset hosts its Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast each December. Program highlights include a review of coalition activity and recognition of notable accomplishments that advance Healthier Somerset’s mission.

DATE:  December 21

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