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Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Region March Events

March 2, 2020
MANAHAWKIN – Southern Ocean Medical Center is hosting an Alzheimer’s Support Group Monday, March 2, 1 – 3 p.m., at Tilton Fitness, Manahawkin, 700 Route 9 South, West Creek, NJ. Walk-ins welcome.

March 2, 2020
FREEHOLD – Hackensack Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall is hosting a free Pre-Diabetes lecture, presented by Niyati Chiniwala, M.D., Monday, March 2, 3 – 4 p.m., at 3710 Route 9, Freehold, 1st Floor Macys Wing (inside the Mall, outside of Macys). Attendees will learn the warning signs, as well as ways to control and prevent diabetes. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & April 6, 2020
BRICK – Ocean Medical Center is providing a free six-session Thriving and Surviving program. Success in the program requires attendance at all six sessions March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & April 6. 5:30 – 8 pm., 425 Jack Martin Blvd, Brick, in Conference Room B. Join this workshop to get the support and tools you need to help you. Each participant will receive a FREE reference book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 3, 2020
JACKSON – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a free New Moms Network meeting Tuesday, March 3, 1–3 p.m., at Meridian Health Village at Jackson, lower level conference center, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson. Meetings are open to all moms and their infants and include group discussions on all topics pertaining to life with an infant, and enable moms to meet and share experiences. Perinatal Health Educator Linda Carroll, R.N., leads discussions. First time attendees should call Linda at 732-776-4281 prior to attending.

March 3, 2020
NEPTUNE – Jersey Shore University Medical Center and the New Jersey State Police are providing a free Car Seat Fitting Station Tuesday, March 3, 3–7 p.m., in the Jersey Shore Regional Level II Trauma Center, Davis Avenue entrance, 1945 Route 33, Neptune. Child passenger safety technicians will ensure car seats are appropriate for children and assist attendees with proper installation. Registration is not required. For more information, call Christine Frugard, R.N., at 732-776-4715.

March 3, 2020
FREEHOLD – Hackensack Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall is hosting a free Exercise and Osteoporosis lecture, Tuesday, March 3, 11 a.m. – Noon, at 3710 Route 9, Freehold, 1st Floor Macys Wing (inside the Mall, right outside of Macys). Attendees will learn why it’s important to keep yourself moving and exercises you can do while living with osteoporosis. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560- 9990.

March 4, 2020
NEPTUNE- The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is offering an “Options for Weight Loss Surgery” seminar Wednesday, March 4, 6 – 7 p.m., Conference Rooms 3&4, 2nd Floor, HOPE Tower, 19 Davis Ave., Neptune City. Surgeons Seth Kipnis, M.D., or Dena Arumugam, M.D., will discuss all aspects of weight loss surgery and answer questions. Registration is required, call 800-560-9990. Two seminars are held each month.

March 4, 2020
COLTS NECK – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a free Bosom Buddies breastfeeding support group meeting Wednesday, March 4, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Colts Neck Library, ground floor meeting room, 1 Winthrop Lane, Colts Neck, NJ. The meeting is open to all breastfeeding moms and their babies and includes group discussions, education and support. Meetings are led by Board Certified Lactation Consultant Linda Carroll, R.N. Registration required, email Casi Leahy at Cassandra.leahy@hackensackmeridian.org to register or for more information.

March 4, 2020
MANAHAWKIN – Southern Ocean Medical Center is hosting free Blood Pressure Screenings, Wednesday, March 4, 9 -11 a.m., at Tilton Fitness, Manahawkin, 700 Route 9 South, West Creek 08092. Walk-ins welcome.

March 4, 2020
NEPTUNE – Jersey Shore University Medical Center, HOPE Tower is hosting an Angioscreen® Vascular Screening Wednesday, March 4, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Tilton Fitness, Brick, 1686 Route 88, Brick. Participants will learn their risk for heart attack and stroke, receive an instant color report and private consultation with a registered nurse. Fee is $49.95. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 5, 2020
MANAHAWKIN – Southern Ocean Medical Center is hosting a free Diabetes Support Group Thursday, March 5, 2 – 3 p.m., at Tilton Fitness, Manahawkin, 700 Route 9 South, West Creek. Walk-ins welcome.

March 9, 2020
JACKSON – Jackson Health Village is hosting a Parkinson’s Support Group Monday, March 9, 2020, 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Hackensack Meridian Health Village, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, Lower Level Conference Center. Walk-ins Welcome.

March 10, 2020
JACKSON – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a free New Moms Network meeting Tuesday, March 10, 1–3 p.m., at Meridian Health Village at Jackson, lower level conference center, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, NJ. Meetings are open to all moms and their infants and include group discussions on all topics pertaining to life with an infant, and enable moms to meet and share experiences. Perinatal Health Educator Linda Carroll, R.N., leads discussions. First time attendees should call Linda at 732-776-4281 prior to attending.

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March 10, 12, 17, 19, 2020
BRICK– Ocean Medical Center is providing a free four-session Fresh Start Smoking Cessation program. Success in the program requires attendance at all four sessions, March 10, 12 17, 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m., 425 Jack Martin Blvd, Brick, NJ, in the East Wing Conference Center. Learn the American Cancer Society’s smoking cessation techniques. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 10, 2020
NEPTUNE – Jersey Shore University Medical Center, HOPE Tower is hosting a free Thyroid Health program presented by Soemiwati Holland, M.D., Tuesday, March 10, 6 – 7 p.m. at HOPE Tower, 19 Davis Avenue, Neptune, 2nd Floor, Conference Rooms 1&2. Attendees will learn the signs, symptoms and treatment options for thyroid issues. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 11, 2020
BRICK – Ocean Medical Center is hosting a free Solutions to Balance Problems lecture Wednesday, March 11, 3 – 4 p.m., at Tilton Fitness, Brick, 1686 Route 88, Brick. Attendees will learn causes of balance problems and how to prevent falls. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 11, 2020
MAHAHAWKIN – Southern Ocean Medical Center is hosting a Stop Smoking with Hypnosis program on Wednesday, March 11, 7 – 8 p.m., at Tilton Fitness, Manahawkin, 700 Route 9 South, West Creek. Hypnotherapy is effective in alleviating unwanted habits and developing positive behaviors and lifestyle changes. Group Session. Fee: $30.00. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 11, 2020
COLTS NECK – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a free Bosom Buddies breastfeeding support group meeting Wednesday, March 11, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Colts Neck Library, ground floor meeting room, 1 Winthrop Lane, Colts Neck, NJ. The meeting is open to all breastfeeding moms and their babies and includes group discussions, education and support. Meetings are led by Board Certified Lactation Consultant Linda Carroll, R.N. Registration required, email Casi Leahy at Cassandra.leahy@hackensackmeridian.org to register or for more information.

March 12, 2020
MANAHAWKIN – Southern Ocean Medical Center is hosting a free Getting a Leg up on Varicose Veins lecture Thursday, March 12, 2 – 3 p.m., at Tilton Fitness, Manahawkin, 700 Route 9 South, West Creek. Jeffrey Hager, D.O. will discuss the causes and treatment options for varicose veins. Free vein screenings provided. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 12, 2020
BRICK- Ocean Medical Center is hosting a free Program for Colon Cancer Awareness Month given by Brian Wolfman, M.D., Thursday, March 12, 6 – 7 p.m., 425 Jack Martin Blvd, Brick, Conference Room A. Attendees will learn what colon cancer is, risk, prevention and related treatments. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 12, 2020
FREEHOLD – Hackensack Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall is hosting a free Take Vape Away lecture Thursday, March 12, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at 3710 Route 9, Freehold, 1st Floor Macys Wing (inside the Mall, right outside of Macys). Attendees will learn the facts about e-Cigarettes and vaping, the risks and dangers, as well as resources that are available. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 12, 2020
NEPTUNE – The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding an ‘MS Connections: Living with MS’ support group meeting Thursday, March 12, 5:45-6:45 p.m., first floor, Amdur center, 1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ. For more information or to register, call 732-897-3620.

March 13, 2020
NEPTUNE – The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a “Connecting the MS Community” event Friday, March 13, 2 – 4 p.m., first floor, Amdur center, 1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ. Attendees will learn about community resources and support available to MS patients. Physical and occupational therapists and a representative from Medicaid will be available to answer questions. Attendees will also learn how to incorporate integrative health into their daily routine and get tips on healthy eating from a dietitian. Tours of the MS Center will be available as well as an opportunity to meet MS specialist David Duncan, M.D. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/MSCommunity.

March 16, 2020
MAHAHAWKIN – Southern Ocean Medical Center is hosting a Caregiver’s Support Group Monday, March 16, 1-2:30 p.m. at Tilton Fitness, Manahawkin, 700 Route 9 South, West Creek. Walk-ins welcome.

March 16, 2020
BRICK – Ocean Medical Center is hosting an Angioscreen® Vascular Screening Monday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Tilton Fitness, Brick, 1686 Route 88, Brick. Participants will learn their risk for heart attack and stroke, receive an instant color report and private consultation with a registered nurse. Fee is $49.95. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 16, 2020
FREEHOLD – Hackensack Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall is hosting a free Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) lecture Monday, March 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., presented by Matthew Samra, D.O., at 3710 Route 9, Freehold, 1st Floor Macys Wing (inside the Mall, right outside of Macys). Attendees will learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for DVT. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560- 9990.

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March 17, 2020
JACKSON – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a free New Moms Network meeting Tuesday, March 17, 1–3 p.m., at Meridian Health Village at Jackson, lower level conference center, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, NJ. Meetings are open to all moms and their infants and include group discussions on all topics pertaining to life with an infant, and enable moms to meet and share experiences. Perinatal Health Educator Linda Carroll, R.N., leads discussions. First time attendees should call Linda at 732-776-4281 prior to attending.

March 17, 2020
NEPTUNE- The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is offering an “Options for Weight Loss Surgery” seminar Tuesday, March 17, 6 – 7 p.m., Conference Rooms 3&4, 2nd Floor, HOPE Tower, 19 Davis Ave., Neptune City, NJ. Surgeons Seth Kipnis, M.D., or Dena Arumugam, M.D., will discuss all aspects of weight loss surgery and answer questions. Registration is required, call 800-560-9990. Two seminars are held each month.

March 17, 2020
NEPTUNE – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding an Ostomy/Urinary Diversion support group meeting Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 p.m., in the medical staff board room, Brennan Pavilion, 1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ. Meetings are open to individuals with ostomies, their loved ones or caregivers and include discussions, reviews of articles and frequent expert, guest speakers. Free valet parking. For more information and to register, call Kathleen at 908-872-2019.

March 18, 2020
BRICK – Ocean Medical Center is hosting a free lecture Cholesterol: Know Your Numbers, Wednesday, March 18, 3 –4 p.m., at Tilton Fitness Center, Brick, 1686 Route 88, Brick. Find out about good and bad cholesterol and learn about major risk factors in cardiovascular disease. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 18, 2020
FREEHOLD – Hackensack Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall is hosting a free The Power of Yoga class, hosted by a fitness instructor from Tilton Fitness in Jackson, Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at 3710 Route 9, Freehold, 1st Floor Macys Wing (inside the Mall, right outside of Macys). Participants will have a full one-hour yoga class, demonstrating different yoga exercises. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 18, 2020
COLTS NECK – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a free Bosom Buddies breastfeeding support group meeting Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Colts Neck Library, ground floor meeting room, 1 Winthrop Lane, Colts Neck, NJ. The meeting is open to all breastfeeding moms and their babies and includes group discussions, education and support. Meetings are led by Board Certified Lactation Consultant Linda Carroll, R.N. Registration required, email Casi Leahy at Cassandra.leahy@hackensackmeridian.org to register or for more information.

March 19, 2020
JACKSON – Jackson Health Village is hosting a free Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? Lecture on Thursday, March 19, 11 a.m. – Noon, at Hackensack Meridian Health Village, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, Lower Level Conference Center. Learn all about sleep disorders and get tips on how to get a better night’s rest. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 19, 2020
NEPTUNE – Jersey Shore University Medical Center, HOPE Tower is hosting a free Program for Colon Cancer Awareness Month given by Dr. Glenn Parker Thursday, March 19, Noon – 1 p.m., in Conference Rooms 1 & 2, HOPE Tower, 19 Davis Avenue, Neptune, NJ. Attendees will learn about colon cancer, risks, prevention and related treatments. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 20, 2020
MANAHAWKIN- – Southern Ocean Medical Center is hosting a free Living with Headaches? Lecture Friday, March 20, 11 a.m. – Noon, at Tilton Fitness, Manahawkin, 700 Route 9 South, West Creek. Attendees will learn about the types, causes, and treatment options for headaches from Vladimir Klinov, M.D. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560- 9990.

March 21, 2020
BRICK – Ocean Medical Center is hosting a Safe at Home by Sitter® training course Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., at Tilton Fitness, Brick, 1686 Route 88, Brick. This program will prepare students in grades 4-6 to be safe when they are home alone, including how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers. Participants must be in grades 4th through 6th. Fee: $15. Space is limited. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 24, 2020
BRICK –Ocean Medical Center is hosting free Wellness Screenings on Wednesday, March 24, 2020, 8:30 – 10 a.m., at Tilton Fitness, Brick, 1686 Route 88, Brick, in the Gym Lobby. Blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, stroke risk assessment, BMI and pulse screenings offered. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 24, 2020
NEPTUNE – Jersey Shore University Medical Center, HOPE Tower is hosting an Angioscreen® Vascular Screening, Tuesday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., at HOPE Tower, 19 Davis Avenue, Neptune, Conference Rooms C&D. Participants will learn their risk for heart attack and stroke, receive an instant color report and private consultation with a registered nurse. Fee is $49.95. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

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March 24, 2020
FREEHOLD – Hackensack Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall is hosting free Wellness Screenings Tuesday, March 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 3710 Route 9, Freehold, 1st Floor Macys Wing (inside the Mall, right outside of Macys). Blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, stroke risk assessment, BMI and pulse screenings offered. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 24, 2020
JACKSON – Jackson Health Village is hosting a free Multiple Sclerosis lecture Thursday, March 24, 2 – 3 p.m., at Hackensack Meridian Health Village, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, Lower Level Conference Center. Learn about the latest in diagnosis, treatment options, and coping skills while living with multiple sclerosis. Caregivers welcome. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 24, 2020
JACKSON – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a free New Moms Network meeting Tuesday, March 24, 1–3 p.m., at Meridian Health Village at Jackson, lower level conference center, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, NJ. Meetings are open to all moms and their infants and include group discussions on all topics pertaining to life with an infant, and enable moms to meet and share experiences. Perinatal Health Educator Linda Carroll, R.N., leads discussions. First time attendees should call Linda at 732-776-4281 prior to attending.

March 25, 2020
COLTS NECK – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a free Bosom Buddies breastfeeding support group meeting Wednesday, March 25, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Colts Neck Library, ground floor meeting room, 1 Winthrop Lane, Colts Neck, NJ. The meeting is open to all breastfeeding moms and their babies and includes group discussions, education and support. Meetings are led by Board Certified Lactation Consultant Linda Carroll, R.N. Registration required, email Casi Leahy at Cassandra.leahy@hackensackmeridian.org to register or for more information.

March 25, 2020
JACKSON – Jackson Health Village is hosting a Diabetes Support Group Wednesday, March 25, 2 – 3 p.m. at Hackensack Meridian Health Village, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, Lower Level Conference Center. Walk-ins Welcome.

March 26, 2020
JACKSON – Jackson Health Village is hosting a free Exercise and Strength Training lecture Thursday, March 26, 10 – 11 a.m., at Hackensack Meridian Health Village, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, Lower Level Conference Center. Discover how cardio and strength training affect your metabolism and how to leverage both while living with chronic medical conditions. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 26, 2020
JACKSON – Jackson Health Village is hosting an Angioscreen® Vascular Screening, Thursday, March 26, 1 – 7:30 p.m. at Hackensack Meridian Health Village, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, Lower Level Conference Center. Participants will learn their risk for heart attack and stroke, receive an instant color report and private consultation with a registered nurse. Fee is $49.95. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560- 9990.

March 26, 2020
BRICK – Ocean Medical Center is hosting a free Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) lecture Thursday, March 26, 3 – 4 p.m. at Tilton Fitness, Brick, 1686 Route 88, Brick. Vikalp Jain, M.D. will cover the latest in diagnosis and treatment options for this disease. Registration is required. Visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 28, 2020
MANAHAWKIN – Southern Ocean Medical Center is hosting a Safe Sitter® babysitting training course Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9 a.m. –3:30 p.m., at Tilton Fitness, Manahawkin, 700 Route 9 South, West Creek. Participants will learn how to keep children and themselves safe, how to call for emergency help if needed, how to prevent injury and basic first aid. Participants must be between the ages of 11 and 14. Fee: $40. Space is limited. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 30, 2020
FREEHOLD – Hackensack Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall is hosting a free Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) program Monday, March 30, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., presented by Alexander Browne, M.D., at 3710 Route 9, Freehold, 1st Floor Macys Wing (inside the Mall, right outside of Macys. Attendees will learn the signs, symptoms, triggers, causes and treatment options for IBS. Registration is required, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Events or call 1-800-560-9990.

March 31, 2020
JACKSON – Jersey Shore University Medical Center is holding a free New Moms Network meeting Tuesday, March 31, 1–3 p.m., at Meridian Health Village at Jackson, lower level conference center, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson, NJ. Meetings are open to all moms and their infants and include group discussions on all topics pertaining to life with an infant, and enable moms to meet and share experiences. Perinatal Health Educator Linda Carroll, R.N., leads discussions. First time attendees should call Linda at 732-776-4281 prior to attending.

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