Shore Medical Center’s Wellness program includes a number of health and wellness initiatives each month. Here is a complete listing of activities and offerings for February 2018. Unless indicated otherwise, all events will take place at Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ, 08244. Specific location is listed with each event.
**FEBRUARY HEART MONTH SPECIAL EVENTS***
Keeping Your Heart Healthy: A Community Education Event: Penn Cardiology and Shore Medical Center experts are joining together to offer a free heart health education event at Greate Bay Country Club, featuring a keynote presentation by Penn Cardiologist Dr. Millee Singh, DO, FACC, and a continental breakfast.
Date: Feb. 21
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Rd., Somers Point, NJ
RSVP: Call 609-653-3527 by Feb. 19
2018 Cardio Challenge: Penn Cardiology and Shore Medical Center are teaming up with Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness in Somers Point to offer Shore’s second annual Heart Month Cardio Challenge, open to the entire community, including those who do not have a Greate Bay membership. Fitness trainers will oversee the challenge, offering options for beginner, intermediate and advanced participants. Prizes will be awarded. Date: Feb. 28 Times: Anytime between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., or between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Location: Greate Bay Racquet& Fitness, 90 Mays Landing Rd., Somers Point, NJ More information: Call 609-653-3527
The Shore Medical Center Speakers Bureau is available to promote healthcare awareness and quality of life for all members of the community. Speakers are available to discuss a variety of topics, including neurosciences, diabetes, cardiovascular health, sleeping disorders and more. For more information, please call 609-653-3671.
Cancer Screenings – The NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection Program provides free cancer screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer for people who are uninsured or underinsured (high deductibles or out of pocket expenses). For more information, call the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection Program at Shore Cancer Center, 609-653-3484.
The Center for Family Caregivers
Shore Medical Center is pleased to introduce the Center for Family Caregivers, a free, public resource dedicated to the support and well-being of the family caregiver. The center is open Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and is located on the Lower Level, West Zone. For more info, call 609-653-3969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NEW* Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Group
Designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. The support group at Shore Medical Center is held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. RSVP by calling 609-653-3969.
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Center for Family Caregivers at Shore Medical Center, Lower Level
*NEW* Family Caregiver Support Group
Are you caring for a loved one at home and in need of support? Then join us for our monthly Family Caregiver Support Group held the first Thursday each month. To RSVP and for more information, call 609-653-3969.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 1
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Center for Family Caregivers at Shore Medical Center, Lower Level
COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
American Heart Association Training for Healthcare Providers: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Classes offered monthly. For a complete schedule of available courses and fees, visit www.ShoreMedicalCenter.org/trainingcenter. For more information, call 609-653-3962.
Shore Senior Socials – Seniors are invited to attend a FREE social and educational event hosted by Shore volunteers on the third Wednesday of each month, featuring free “Bingo” for prizes, complimentary refreshments, and an educational session hosted by a Shore health expert or community partner. For a list of upcoming topics, visit: https://shoremedicalcenter.org/shore-senior-socials. To RSVP or to learn more, call 609-653-3543.
February Senior Social
Date: February 21, 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: DiOrio Hall, 2nd Floor
Medical Explorers – For high school students interested in medical careers. Must be 14 years old and at least a freshman. The program is held on the first Wednesday of each month, October through June. Call 609-653-3748 for more information and to register.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 7
Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Lamaze-Inspired Childbirth Class – A one-day class providing expectant parents the skills needed for a healthy, successful childbirth and delivery. For more information and to register, call 609-653-3238. Date: Sunday, Feb. 3 Time: 9 am to 3 pm Location: 4th Stainton Classroom Fee: $125
Balance Disorder Information Session
Do you experience dizziness, vertigo or other difficulties in balancing? Did you know many balance disorders can be corrected through vestibular rehabilitation therapy? Shore’s Balance Center, located at the Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation, is offering free bimonthly information sessions where you’ll complete a balance assessment, learn how balance disorders can lead to falls and other serious health problems, and how vestibular rehabilitation therapy can help you become steadier on your feet.
Date: Feb. 15
Time: 11 a.m.
Shore Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation
710 Centre Street
Somers Point, NJ 08244
For info and to RSVP: 609-653-3512
SURGICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery education programs provide comprehensive educational opportunities to learn more about what will be involved in your care at Shore. Meet with nurses, physical therapists, social workers and discharge planners. Sessions are designed to educate you about each phase of your surgery and recovery. Sessions are held in the 2nd floor surgical conference room in the Surgical Tower.
Neck and Spine Surgery Education Program
Second Thursday of every month. To register for the class, call 609-653-4600.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 8
Time: 4 pm – 5pm
Joint Replacement Education Program
First Monday and third Wednesday of every month (except for major holidays). To register, call 609-653-4600.
Date/Time: Monday, Feb. 5, 10am; Wednesday, Feb. 21, 5pm
TOBACCO PREVENTION & TREATMENT PROGRAM
Shore’s Tobacco Prevention & Treatment Program offers counseling with trained tobacco dependence treatment specialists. You will receive individualized planning sessions focused on tips, strategies and relapse prevention, plus updated information on nicotine replacement therapies. For information, call 609-653-3440.
OUTPATIENT NUTRITION COUNSELING
Shore offers outpatient nutrition counseling led by registered dietitian nutritionists who translate the science of nutrition into real-world solutions for healthy living. Most insurance plans are accepted. A physician referral is required by most insurance plans for coverage. To schedule an outpatient nutrition appointment, call 609-653-4600, option 5.
CANCER RECOVERY AND SUPPORTIVE CARE SERVICES
The Shore Cancer Center offers a full range of supportive and continuing care services. Please call the Cancer Center at 609-653-3585 for information on supportive care, education for patients and their families, survivorship programs and services in our community.
SHORE BEGINNINGS: PRENATAL AND WELLNESS
Breastfeeding Support (Outpatient Appointments or Group Sessions): Shore’s lactation consultants are available to teach new and expecting moms about the importance of breastfeeding, along with techniques to be successful in your breastfeeding journey. To learn more, call 609-653-3238.
PHYSICIAN REFERRAL SERVICE
Need a doctor? Finding the right physician who fits the needs of you and your family is essential. Shore’s Physician Referral Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.shoremedicalcenter.org/doctors. This is an online physician finder that lets you search our staff of more than 250 skilled physicians by specialty, location, language and more, with information including insurances accepted, office locations, hours and educational background. Please confirm the location and other details by calling the physician’s office directly.
About Shore Medical Center At Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, NJ, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication. People are the foundation of this modern medical center where advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate care. Shore Medical Center attracts the area’s best physicians, nurses and clinicians, and is the first and only hospital in New Jersey and one of 86 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received seven consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score since Fall 2014. Shore Medical Center is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric care. Shore’s affiliations include Penn Medicine, Onsite Neonatal Partners, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions. In addition, Shore is a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network and has physicians on staff from the Rothman Institute. In 2011, Shore opened its Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and its state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. The Shore Medical Center Planned Giving & Development team, which includes the Auxiliary, creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center (www.GivetoShore.org). For more information about Shore Medical Center, visit www.ShoreMedicalCenter.org.