Shore Medical Center’s Wellness program includes a number of health and wellness initiatives each month. Here is a complete listing of activities taking place in July 2017. 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.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
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 609-653-3670.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings – Nearly one-third of American adults have high blood pressure, and many don’t even know it. Make sure your blood pressure is right where it’s supposed to be with these free screenings held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Shore Medical Center Thrift Shop, Somers Point Shopping Center, Route 9.
Date: Wednesday, July 12
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
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.
*NEW* 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.
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 courses and fees, visit www.ShoreMedicalCenter.org/trainingcenter. For more information, call 609-653-3962.
American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid Course – This five-hour course will teach members of the community how to perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), how to work with an automated external defibrillator (AED) and the basics of first aid. For more information, call 609-653-3962 or visit www.shoremedicalcenter.org/trainingcenter.
Date: July 8
Location: Life Support Training Center
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
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:
July Senior Social
Date: July 19, 2017, 3pm-4pm Topic: Art is Healing
Location: DiOrio Hall, 2nd Floor
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, July 13
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, July 3, 10AM; Wednesday, July 19, 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.
NEW***FARMERS MARKET & CRAFT FAIR***
Shore Medical Center is proud to partner with The AC Hub and Somers Point – Community First to introduce Somers Point’s first weekly farmers market and craft fair. The market is every Friday, 2 pm – 6 pm, through September 8, located on the front lawn of the hospital on Bay Avenue between Medical Center Way and New York Avenue. The market will feature local produce, food and craft vendors, plus additional offerings including nutrition and wellness education, yoga, local honey, fresh cut flowers and more. Convenient parking is available in Shore’s parking garage for $4. To become a vendor, please contact Dina at email@example.com or 609-377-8484.
PATRIOTIC TRIBUTE TO MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM
Shore Medical Center will host a weekly Patriotic Tribute to all women and men in uniform, every Friday this summer, beginning Memorial Day weekend. These ceremonies will be held in the park located in front of the hospital along Bay Avenue, starting at 6:10 pm. Shore is inviting the community to join together in saluting those who have served and who are currently serving in the armed forces.
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
Lamaze-Inspired Childbirth Class – A one-day class providing expectant parents the skills needed for a healthy, successful childbirth and delivery. For more information, call 609-653-3238.
Dates: July 15, 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Pitman Room (2nd Floor, West Zone)
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 350 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 five 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, Advanced ICU Care, 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 (www.GivetoShore.org) creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center. For more information, visit www.ShoreMedicalCenter.org.