Hospital Announces Upcoming Community Events

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PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has released a calendar of community events planned this spring.

April 5, 2010

OLD BRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregivers Support Group meeting Monday, April 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at its Old Bridge location.  Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are invited to attend. The meeting will be held in Auxiliary Hall C located on the lower level of the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18.  Refreshments will be served.  Call 732.324.4930 to register or for more information.

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April 5, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting Monday, April 5, at 6 p.m. Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome to attend.  Meetings are held at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  For location and to register, call 732.324.5022.  Free and confidential rapid HIV testing is also provided by the medical center, with results known in 30 minutes. Call 732.324.5346 for more information.

April 7, 2010

WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Support Group workshop for those newly diagnosed with cancer, every Wednesday, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge, 740 Route 1 North, Iselin.  The workshop will focus on explaining medical procedures and treatments and providing practical advice and support to help participants reduce their apprehension, confusion and anxiety.  Program group leader Beth Rothman, MSPT, M.Ed., CLT, has over 25 years experience as a physical therapist, is a certified lymphedema therapist that specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation and has undergone treatment for breast cancer.  For more information or to register for groups, call 732.362.3860.

April 7, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering an American Heart Association (AHA) CPR for Family and Friends class Wednesday, April 7, 7 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  The class will include a basic introduction to adult, infant and child “chain of survival,” CPR, safety, legal and ethical considerations.  No formal credit is given for this course, which is not for certification, but those who complete it will receive a participation card from the AHA. Cost is $35 per person. Registration required, call 732.324.5393.

April 7, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering an American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR class Wednesday, April 7, 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Participants will receive certification in adult CPR, learn about ventilation devices, automated external defibrillators and how to clear an obstructed airway in responsive and unresponsive patients.  Cost is $80 per person. Registration required, call 732.324.5393.

April 12, 2010

PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting Monday, April 12, at 6 p.m.  Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome to attend.  Meetings are held at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  For location and to register, call 732.324.5022.  Free and confidential rapid HIV testing is also provided by the medical center, with results known in 30 minutes. Call 732.324.5346 for more information.

April 12, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a free, four-part “Journey to Health” education series, reviewing a variety of integrative approaches to good health and wellness. Speaker Mark Niemiera, MD, will discuss “Journey to Health,” highlighting the benefits of diet and exercise  Monday, April 12, 7 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. For more information and to register, contact Rich Lund at 732.442.3700, ext. 5861 or rlund@rbmc.org.

April 13, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregivers Support Group meeting Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are invited to attend. The meeting will be held in Centennial Hall A, 530 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy.  Refreshments will be served.  Call 732.324.4930 to register or for more information.

April 13, 2010

WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Stage III and beyond Tuesday, April 13, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge, 740 Route 1 North, Iselin. A variety of education topics, special activities and relaxation techniques will provide coping skills and encouragement for those diagnosed with stage III or IV breast cancer.  The group is lead by a licensed social worker.  For more information or to register for groups, call 732.362.3860.

April 14, 2010

OLD BRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s is sponsoring a Diabetes Support Group meeting Wednesday, April 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Old Bridge location, off of Ferry Rd. between routes 9 and 18.  Support group leader Debbie Petrizzo, RN, invites anyone coping with diabetes as well as their spouse or caregiver to attend, share experiences and learn the latest diabetes management information. The program will be held in Auxiliary Hall B and C, lower level of the Old Bridge Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the medical center.  Participants determine discussion topics.  Registration required, call 732.324.5300.

April 15, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meeting Thursday, April 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  For those who have had weight loss surgery, contemplating weight loss surgery or just trying to maintain a healthy weight, facilitator Lauretta Thompson, RN, MSN, CRNI, will lead discussions on the concerns surrounding weight loss surgery as well as its successes.  Family and friends are welcome.  The meeting will be held in Centennial Hall.  For more information, call 732.324.6025.

April 17, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a one day Childbirth Education / Lamaze Class Saturday, April 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The class is designed to help future parents better understand the childbearing process. A registered nurse with special training in labor, delivery and childcare techniques will facilitate the class. It will be held in Centennial Hall, 530 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy.  The fee for the course is $125 per couple.  Registration required, call 732.324.5300.

April 19, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Emergency Services Department is sponsoring a pet first aid training class Monday, April 19, 6 to 9 p.m. at the hospital’s Old Bridge location. Injuries or health emergencies can happen anytime to your pet, so it’s best to be prepared to help prevent long-term injury, disability, or death. This training session provides participants with basic animal first aid skills, including hands-on manikin training. Cost is $35 per person, $60 per couple. Registration is required, call 732.324.5393.

April 19, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting Monday, April 19, at 6 p.m.  Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome.  Meetings are held at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  For location and to register, call 732.324.5022.  Free and confidential rapid HIV testing is also provided by the medical center, with results known in 30 minutes. Call 732.324.5346 for more information.

April 19, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Club will meet Monday, April 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  Speaker Melissa Giordano, Sanofi Aventis medical sales representative, will discuss “Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness.”  Cardiac Club meetings are held in the hospital’s Centennial Hall and explore heart conditions and healthy living.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, call 732.324.5261.

April 26, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting Monday, April 26, at 6 p.m.  Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome.  Meetings are held at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  For location and to register, call 732.324.5022.  Free and confidential rapid HIV testing is also provided by the medical center, with results known in 30 minutes. Call 732.324.5346 for more information.

April 27, 2010

WOODBRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Support Survivor Network meeting Tuesday, April 27, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge, 740 Route 1 North, Iselin.  The support group is for men or women currently in treatment or completed breast cancer treatment, to share experiences and learn tips to deal with everyday issues. Program group leader Beth Rothman, MSPT, M.Ed., CLT, has over 25 years experience as a physical therapist, is a certified lymphedema therapist that specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation and has undergone treatment for breast cancer.  For more information or to register for groups, call 732.362.3860.

April 28, 2010

WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s is sponsoring a Diabetes Support Group meeting Wednesday, April 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge, 740 Route 1 North, Iselin.  Support group leader Debbie Petrizzo, RN, invites anyone coping with diabetes as well as their spouse or caregiver to attend, share experiences and learn the latest diabetes management information.  Participants determine discussion topics.  Registration required, call 732.324.5300.

April 29, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s monthly tour of its Dr. Sam Gordon Berkow Maternity Pavilion and family health information open house will be held Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m.

Newly expectant parents are invited to take the tour and learn about the maternity unit’s modern comforts designed to provide a calm and relaxing birthing experience. As part of the event information is provided, in an open house format, about child car seat safety, guided imagery and body mechanics training for use during labor, nutritional information for mother and child, how to pick a pediatrician and an infant CPR demonstration.

Participants are asked to meet in the main lobby of the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  Registration suggested, call 732.324.5300.

May 8, 2010

PERTH AMBOY… Join the practitioners from Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine for the Relax. Breathe. Meditate. Connect. Wellness Retreat Saturday, May 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will be lead through holistic activities designed to open their hearts and enlighten spirits through meditation, music, creative writing, “m” technique activities and more. The event will be held at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location in Centennial Hall A and B, 530 New Brunswick Ave.

Participants will be lead through holistic activities by: Vivian Lynch, RN, integrative imagery practitioner; Paula O’Neill, RN-BC, MS, in holistic nursing; Denise Reisert, RCP, energy medicine practitioner and Connie Elek, reiki master.

Please dress comfortably and bring a towel or Yoga mat. Continental breakfast will be available 8:30 to 9 a.m. Lunch may be purchased in the hospital’s cafeteria or feel free to bring your own. Parking will be validated at the front desk. To register or for directions call 732.442.3700, ext. 5861. Cost is $60 per person, registration is required by Friday, April 30.

May 13, 2010

OLD BRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Department of Integrative Medicine is offering a Journey within Meditation workshop Thursdays, beginning May 13 through June 3, 7 to 8 p.m., at the hospital’s Old Bridge location in Auxiliary Hall B & C, located on the lower level of the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18.

Speaker Vivian Lynch, R.N., AHNA, Reiki Practitioner, Integrative Imagery Therapist will discuss and explore inner wisdom, spiritual guides, and inner strengths.   Participants will learn techniques on how to quiet their mind, relax their body and tap into their spirit.  Cost is $40 per person.  For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700, ext. 5861.

June 10, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a free, four-part “Journey to Health” education series, reviewing a variety of integrative approaches to good health and wellness. Speaker Derrick DeSilva, MD, will discuss “Basic Nutrients for Better Health,” reviewing the role nutrients play in our health and quality of life  Thursday, June 10, 7 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. For more information and to register, contact Rich Lund at 732.442.3700, ext. 5861 or rlund@rbmc.org.


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