August Community Programs At St. Barnabas

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LIVINGSTON – Saint Barnabas Medical Center has released a calendar of community programs, support groups and education classes for August.

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Siblings Class
August 1, 9 a.m.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers a class for the whole family which is designed to reduce children’s anxieties when separating with their mothers at the time of delivery. This class promotes a good feeling about the hospital and provides children with realistic expectations of newborn babies. The program is fee of $40 per family and advanced registration is required by calling 1-973-322-5360.

Maternity Orientation
August 4, 7:30 p.m.
Islami Auditorium, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers this free seminar, designed for expecting mothers planning to deliver at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, on the first Wednesday of every month. The program is free, and registration is not required.

Weight Loss Surgery Options
August 4, 6 p.m.
Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston

Learn about the journey to lose weight at Saint Barnabas. Saint Barnabas’s Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence is led by accomplished laparoscopic bariatric surgeons who are respected members of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. If you have tried and failed to lose weight, have a BMI of over 40 or a BMI of over 35 with obesity-related medical problems or are 80-100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution. The program is free, but advanced registration is required by calling 1-973-322-7433.

Breastfeeding Basics
August 10 or 24; 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston

Women’s Health/Parent Education Department at Saint Barnabas offers a prenatal workshop to help mothers achieve the confidence and skills necessary for a satisfying nursing experience once their baby is born. A fee applies and advanced registration is requested by calling 1-973-322-5360.

Latest Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Pain
August 12, 7 p.m.
Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston

If your hip or knee pain is dramatically reducing the quality of your life, you should attend this informational seminar which will include a presentation from Michael Rieber, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The program is free, but advanced registration is requested by calling 1-888-SBHS-123 (1-888-724-7123), option #4.

Childbirth Preparation Class
August 16, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers this class for first-time parents to help prepare for pregnancy, labor and delivery and provide instruction in baby care and a tour of the maternity unit. This course consists of four evening classes held once a week. Condensed weekend series are available. A fee applies and advanced registration is requested by calling 1-973-322-5360.

Surgical Options to GERD
August 19, 7:00 p.m.
Saint Barnabas Health Care System Corporate Office, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange

For those suffering from GERD who have not found relief through medications or lifestyle and diet changes, it may be time to consider the surgical options. With the introduction of minimally invasive surgery for GERD, there is increasing patient and doctor satisfaction with surgical therapy and many more patients and their physicians entertain surgery as an excellent therapeutic option for GERD. This seminar will be led by Prakash R. Paragi M.S., M.D., Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Department of Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The program is free, but advanced registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123, select option #4.

Grandparenting Seminar
August 31, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas holds a Grandparenting Seminar which allows grandparents-to-be to discuss their concerns and receive information on the importance of grandparenting, advancements in childbirth, trends and changes in infant care and family communication. The cost is $20/person or $35/couple. Advanced registration is requested by calling 1-973-322-5360.


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