Overlook Hospital Announces Community Events For September

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SUMMIT – Overlook Hospital has announced its schedule of community events for September. 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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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: Friday, September 10, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Home Depot, Springfield Avenue, Union, 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 & WHERE: Thursday, September 2, 10:00am to Noon

5 Points YMCA, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ

Wednesday, September 15, 10:00am to Noon

Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Monday, September 20, 10:00am to Noon

The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple Street, Summit, NJ

FEE: $10

Bone Density Screenings

WHAT: Find out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis with a noninvasive ultrasound that provides immediate results. Counseling and educational materials are also provided by Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday, September 14, 10:00am to Noon

Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ

Thursday, September 16, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ

FEE: $10

Respiratory Screening

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: Monday, September 13, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Scotch Plains YMCA, Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

Promise, Transformation and Hope

WHAT: Keynote speaker, Trisha Meili, the “Central Park Jogger,” discusses the special role that nursing played in her recovery from traumatic brain injury, followed by a book signing. For more information, fees and to register, call 973-971-8960 or visit: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=855806)

WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 7:15am to 4:00pm

WHERE: The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ

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, call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8, 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,  call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Thursday, September 9, 7:00 to 10:00pm

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

FEE: $55

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, call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Adult Session: Monday, September 20, 7:00 to 10:00pm

Pediatric Session: Wednesday, September 22, 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

Neuropathy Patients Support Group

WHAT: Discuss various options in the support and treatment of neuropathy. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 908-233-9709.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 7, 7:00 to 8:30pm

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

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

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

WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 to 9:00pm

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

FEE: $70

Pain Management Symposium

WHAT: The Pain Management Center would like to promote a better understanding of acute and chronic pain and to enhance knowledge on the treatments available. Target audience is Practitioners, health care professionals and those seeking the latest developments in pain medicine. Registration is required.

WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 7:00am to 12:30pm

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

Benefits of Insulin Pump Therapy

WHAT: This program will explore the benefits of using an insulin pump for blood sugar control. For patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Costs and patient responsibilities will be discussed. The One touch Ping insulin pump will be featured. Registration required at 877-937-7867, ext. 1178.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, 6:30 to 8:30pm

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


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