Overlook Community Health Calendar – July 2010

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UNION COUNTY – Overlook Hospital has announced a number of upcoming community health events. Unless noted otherwise, call 1-800-247-9580 to register for any of these programs. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

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Blood Pressure Screenings

WHAT: Make sure you are at or below 120/80 – the national guideline for blood pressure. Receive counseling and educational materials from Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE:

  • Thursday, July 15, 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ
  • Friday, July 30, 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Overlook Hospital Emergency Services, Union Campus, Healthy Avenues Van, 1000, Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

Diabetes Screenings

WHAT:  Learn your blood sugar and risk factors for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE:

  • Monday, July 12, 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Monday, July 19, 10:00am to Noon
    The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple Street, Summit, NJ
  • Wednesday, July 21, 10:00am to Noon
    Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Cholesterol Screenings

WHAT: Have your total cholesterol, HDL and TC/HDL ratio measured using a simple finger stick.  Education and counseling are offered by Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians based on results. Fasting is not necessary. Registration is required.

WHEN: Thursday, July 8, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE:  North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ

FEE:                            $10

Body Mass Index/Body Fat Analysis

WHAT:  Learn how your body fat percentage and body mass index impact your heart health. Receive individual counseling and educational materials from Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE:

  • Thursday, July 15, 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ
  • Friday, July 30, 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Overlook Hospital Emergency Services, Union Campus, Healthy Avenues Van, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

Respiratory Screenings

WHAT: Learn your breathing capacity. This screening is only for those people who have not been previously diagnosed with a respiratory condition. Registration is required.

WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: 5 Points YMCA, Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ

Sun Exposure Lectures

WHAT: Learn how to protect yourself and your family from sun damage. Participants will look in the Dermaview and see the areas of their face that have permanent sun damage. Registration is not required.

WHEN & WHERE:

  • Wednesday, July 7, 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
  • Thursday, July 8, 10:00am to Noon
    Board of Health, Broad Street, Westfield, NJ
  • Friday, July 9, 10:00am to Noon
    Home Depot, Springfield Avenue, Union, NJ
  • Tuesday, July 13, 10:00am to Noon
    Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ

Heartsaver Certification Course

WHAT:  This two-day, six-hour program, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, teaches CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and relief of obstructed airway.  The first session covers adults (over eight years old), while the second session covers children and infants (birth to age eight).  Students may choose to attend either adult, pediatric or both sessions.  Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Adult Session: Wednesday, July 7, 7:00 to 10:00pm

Pediatric Session: Thursday, July 8, 7:00 to 10:00pm

WHERE:  Wallace Auditorium, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $85 for both sessions; $45 for adult session; $40 for pediatric session

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (Full Course)

WHAT:  This two-night, six-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, is designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals and covers adult, infant, child CPR, obstructed airway, barrier devices and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15, 7:00 to 10:00pm

WHERE: Wallace Auditorium, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $85

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (Renewal)

WHAT:   This three-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, renews the skills taught in the full Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider course. It is recommended that these skills be renewed every two years. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 20, 7:00 to 10:00pm

WHERE:  Wallace Auditorium, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $55

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

WHAT:  Learn how to permanently lose weight using hypnotic suggestions and proven behavior modification techniques. Registration is required.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 20, 7:00 to 9:00pm

WHERE:  Conference Room 4, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $70


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