Raritan Bay Medical Center Announces September Calendar

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has announced its calendar of community programs, seminars and support groups for September.

September 1, 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 who specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation and has undergone treatment for breast cancer.  For more information or to register for groups, call 732.362.3860.

September 8, 2010

WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Support Survivor Network Wednesday, September 8, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge, 740 Route 1 North, Iselin.  The support group is for men and women currently in treatment or who have 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 who specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation and has undergone treatment for breast cancer.  For more information or to register for groups, call 732.362.3860.

September 8, 2010

OLD BRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s is sponsoring a Diabetes Support Group meeting Wednesday, September 8, 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.

September 9, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is continuing its free “Journey to Health” series Thursday, September 9, 7 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy.  Speaker Steven Hodes, MD, will discuss “An Integrative Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome,” diagnosis and treatment from a holistic perspective of mind, body, and spirit.  For more information and to register, contact Rich Lund at 732.442.3700, ext. 5861 or rlund@rbmc.org.

September 9, 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, September 9, 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.

September 12, 2010

PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Perth Amboy Auxiliary is holding its Ninth Annual Chinese Auction and Luncheon Sunday, September 12, 12 noon, at the ZPA Hall, 281 Grace Street, Perth Amboy.  The luncheon costs $35 per person.  Funds from this event will help purchase a LifeNet 12-lead receiving station; coordinating EKGs and monitoring tests for patients in the Emergency Department at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location. To RVSP and for more information, call Ollie Smith at 732. 442.5789 or Dee Ziemba at 732. 442.1471.

The medical center’s Perth Amboy Auxiliary may be the longest standing hospital auxiliary in New Jersey; currently 122 years old.

September 13, 2010

OLD BRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregivers Support Group meeting Monday, September 13, 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.

September 13, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center sponsors an HIV support group meeting every Monday, 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.

September 14, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregivers Support Group meeting Tuesday, September 14, 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.

September 14, 2010

WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Stage III and beyond Tuesday, September 14, 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.

September 15, 2010

PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Perth Amboy Auxiliary is sponsoring a ‘ring rage’ sale Wednesday, September 15, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location.  The sale will be held in Centennial Hall A&B, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  A portion of the proceeds benefit patient care services. For more information call (732) 324-5006.

September 16, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meeting Thursday, September 16, 6:30 p.m. 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.

September 16, 2010

OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Journey within Meditation workshop Thursdays, September 16 through October 21, 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.

Class facilitator Vivian Lynch, RN, Reiki practitioner and integrative imagery therapist, will discuss inner wisdom, spiritual guides and inner strength with participants teaching techniques on how to quiet the mind, relax the body and tap into the spirit. Cost is $15 per person for individual classes, $60 for all six sessions. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700, ext. 5861, or email rlund@rbmc.org.

September 18, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a one day Childbirth Education / Lamaze Class Saturday, September 18, 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.

September 20, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Department of Integrative Medicine is offering a Wellness through Tai Chi class Mondays, September 20 through October 25, 8 p.m. to 8:50 p.m., at the hospital’s Old Bridge location, 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.

The class will teach Tai Chi exercises for the body, mind, and spirit.  Cost for the six week session is $60 per person.  Cost for three classes is $35 per person.  To register or more information, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email rlund@rbmc.org.

September 20, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Department of Integrative Medicine is offering a Qigong for Health class Mondays, September 20 through October 4, 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m., at the hospital’s Old Bridge location, 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.

The class will teach exercises for the heart and lungs to promote relaxation, improve circulation in these internal organs, and reduce tension and stiffness in the chest, back, and spine.  Cost for the six week session is $60 per person. Cost for three classes is $35 per person.  To register or more information, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email rlund@rbmc.org.

September 20, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Club will meet Monday, September 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.  Speaker Lucy Liu, L.Ac., from the medical center’s division of integrative medicine, will discuss “Happier Heart with Acupuncture.”  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.

September 22, 2010

PERTH AMBOY. . . Raritan Bay Medical Center’s is sponsoring a Diabetes Support Group meeting Wednesday, September 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy.  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.

September 25, 2010

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Department of Integrative Medicine is offering a First Degree Reiki class Saturday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy.  Reiki is a simple, safe, and effective healing practice that complements medical treatment.  First Degree Reiki training includes the history and principles of Reiki, how to practice self-treatment and share Reiki with family, friends, and pets, and a discussion on how Reiki can support wellness. The class will be taught by Reiki Master Sharon Yeskel.  The fee for the course is $175.  To register or more information, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email rlund@rbmc.org.

September 30, 2010

PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Old Bridge Auxiliary is sponsoring a uniform sale Thursday, September 30, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the hospital’s Old Bridge location.  The sale will be held in Auxiliary Hall B&C, lower level of the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the Medical Center, off of Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 and 18. A portion of the proceeds benefit patient care services.  For more information call (732) 324-5006.


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