Health & Wellness Events

Jan
7
Mon
2019
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jan
8
Tue
2019
Chair Yoga for Seniors
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

At this series of 8 classes beginning on Tuesday, January 8, you will practice this ancient fitness routine that builds flexibility and strength, and relieves pain associated with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, back and neck strain.

A medical release form is required. To register call 1-888-9584.

Chanchal Arora, certified yoga instructor

Jan
9
Wed
2019
HealthHike Walking Program: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet….Practical Nutrition Tips for Healthy Living
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Your genes are not your destiny! Learn the foods that will lower your risks for developing heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. Mindful eating strategies for home and restaurants will also be discussed. Light breakfast included.

To register call 1-888-637-9584.

Laura Galinat, MD, MPH, FAAFP, DABOIM, CCMS, Board Certified in Family and Integrative Medicine, and Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
10
Thu
2019
Better Breather’s Club
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

These group meetings promote the management of COPD and other chronic lung disease (i.e. asthma, pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer). They offer a sense of belonging and hope with the aim of improving quality of life. To register call 1-888-637-9584.

RWJUH respiratory therapists.

Jan
15
Tue
2019
Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join bariatric surgeons at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset to learn about your weight loss surgery options, including detailed information about gastric banding, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass.

To register call 1-888-9584

Glenn Forrester, MD, bariatric surgeon

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Blast!: Babysitter Lessons and Safety training
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

This course provides teenagers ages 11+ with everything they need to know to care for younger children, including sitter tips for working with parents and kids, safety, caregiving and first aid. Each student receives a 2-year certification in Child and Babysitting Safety and a 2-year certification in Heartsaver AED (Adult Child Infant CPR, AED and First Aid).

Course materials and lunch are included. To register call 1-888-637-9584.

 

Jan
23
Wed
2019
National Child Health Day: Keeping Mom and Baby Healthy
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset recognizes the importance of early childhood prevention in promoting health and well-being. At this table exhibit, learn recommended strategies to keep mom and baby healthy. Mothers may obtain free blood glucose screenings and receive information on hearing and speech screenings for children.

Jan
25
Fri
2019
When Is It Mandatory To Report A Sexual Assault In New Jersey?
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The support of the school counselor can be very helpful to a student victim of sexual assault. Many victims worry about how their family and/or friends will react. It is important to let the student know right away that you care and want to help. This interactive workshop will provide important information for teachers, counselors, or anyone who works with youth.

The following will be covered:

  •  The Dynamics of Sexual Assault
  • Myths and Facts
  • NJ Sexual Assault Statutes
  • NJ Mandatory Law 
  • NJ Age of Consent
  • The Nature of Consent,
  • Date Rape
  • School protocol (for a minor disclosing sexual assault to school personnel)

The cost for the workshop is $20.00 which may be paid by cash or check. If paying by check please make the check payable to Friends of Somerset County Youth, a 501 (c) 3 Organization. To register contact Gretchen Craig at gcraig@co.somerset.nj.us .

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Jan
31
Thu
2019
See the Future: Innovations in Glaucoma Care
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Understand the different types of glaucoma, risk factors, strategies to prevent and/or delay progression, symptoms, MIGS and the various treatment options, including selective laser trabeculoplasty.

To register call 1-888-637-9584

Josepth Kaspareck, MD, opthalmologist

Feb
1
Fri
2019
Webinar – Women & Coronary Disease: Your Best Interest at Heart
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

During this webinar discover strategies to reduce risk factors for heart disease, the significance of prevention, the differences in signs and symptoms of a heart attack between men and women, causes of heart disease, diagnosis and treatments

Rachana Kulkarni, MD, cardiologist

Feb
4
Mon
2019
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Feb
6
Wed
2019
HealthHike Walking Program: Have a Big Heart? Enlarge your Understanding of Cardiomyopathy
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Understand cardiomyopathy, the different types (i.e. dilated, hypertropic, peripartum and restrictive), modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tools, the latest treatments and prevention strategies. A light breakfast will be served.

To register call 1-888-724-7123

Alpesh Patel, MD, cardiologist

Feb
7
Thu
2019
Stroke Support Group
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

No pre-registration is required.

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Making Youth Agencies Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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This presentation focuses on the critical but limited role agencies have in the suicide prevention process with emphasis on the following:

  • Empowering youth agency staff and volunteers through education and awareness
  • Understanding warning signs & risk factors for teen suicide
  • Reviewing strategies for dealing with at-risk youth and communicating concern with their parents
  • Local resources
  • Policy and protocol

A light breakfast will be provided, Professional development credits will be made available. To register for this free presentation, please email Gretchen Craig at gcraig@co.somerset.nj.us