Overlook Hospital Announces November Events

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

Introduction to Meditation

WHAT: Learn how to better handle stress through meditation. No previous experience required. For more information, fees and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.

WHEN: Wednesdays, November 10 and 17, 6:00 to 7:00pm

WHERE: Atlantic Integrative Medicine’s Mind Body Center, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ

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, November 4, 10:00am to Noon

5 Points YMCA, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ

Monday, November 15, 10:00am to Noon

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

Wednesday, November 24, 10:00am to Noon

Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, 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: Wednesday, November 3, 10:00am to Noon

Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

Monday, November 8, 10:00am to Noon

SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit, NJ

Thursday, November 18, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ

Holiday Eating and Diabetes

WHAT: Help with managing diabetes, those holiday sweets and treats are here. Registration required.

WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 9:00 to 11:30am

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

PRESENTER: Susan Burgio MS, RD and Mary Ellen Meyer, RN, MPH, CDE

SPONSORS: Animas® Corporation and Overlook Hospital Diabetes Center

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: Monday, November 1, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Scotch Plains YMCA, Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

Thursday, November 18, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Westfield Board of Health, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, 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, November 4, 10:00am to Noon

5 Points YMCA, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ

Monday, November 15, 10:00am to Noon

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

Wednesday, November 24, 10:00am to Noon

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

Clinical Research Education Day

WHAT: Learn about being a research patient and the role of clinical trials in finding new treatments and cutting-edge therapies.

WHEN: Saturday, November 6, 10:00am to 2:00pm

WHERE: Level B, Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater, Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ

Bone Density Screening

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: Friday, November 12, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Home Depot, Springfield Avenue, Union, NJ

FEE: $10

Hearing Screenings

WHAT: Have your hearing tested for potential problems. Registration is required.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 9, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, 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 & WHERE: Wednesday, November 10, 10:00am to Noon

North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Road, North Plainfield, NJ

Tuesday, November 23, 10:00am to Noon

Chatham Family Practice, 492 Main Street, Chatham, NJ

Heartsaver Certification Course

WHAT: This two-day, six-hour program, offered by the Atlantic Training Center (link to: http://atlanticambulance.org/neweduchome.html), 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: Tuesday, November 2, 7:00 to 10:00pm

Pediatric Session: Wednesday, November 3; 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 Health Care Provider (Full Course)

WHAT: This two-night, six-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center (link to http://atlanticambulance.org/neweduchome.html), is designed to meet the needs of health care 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: Monday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 to 10:00pm

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

FEE: $85

Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (Renewal)

WHAT: This three-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center (link to http://atlanticambulance.org/neweduchome.html), renews the skills taught in the full Basic Life Support for the Health Care 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: Thursdays, November 11, 7:00 to 10:00pm

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

FEE: $55

Understanding Epilepsy

WHAT: Epilepsy is the most prevalent neurological conditions in the United States. Learn about this condition and available treatments. For more information and to register, please call 1-800-336-5843.

WHEN: Saturday, November 6, 9:00am to Noon

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

SPONSOR: Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey

Celebrating Women: The HPV Virus and Cervical Cancer

WHAT: Learn about the GARDASIL® and CERVARIX® vaccines for cervical cancer. Other related women’s issues will also be discussed. Registration is required.

WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 7:00 to 8:30pm

WHERE: Conference Room 2, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

PRESENTER: Nana Tchabo, MD, gynecologic oncology

Celebrating Women: A Baby? – Maybe

WHAT: Whether you are planning for a baby now or in the future, learn best practices for obtaining optimum health for both yourself and your baby. Registration is required.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 to 8:30pm

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

PRESENTER: Mary Khine, MD, OB/GYN, maternal/fetal medicine

Multidisciplinary Medical and Surgical Approaches to Weight Loss

WHAT: This class provides an overview of available weight loss treatment options, through the Atlantic Health Weight & Wellness Center. To register, please call 1-877-664-9682.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 16, 6:00pm

WHERE: Conference Room 2, 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, November 16, 7:00 to 9:00pm

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

FEE: $70

Celebrating Women: Pelvic Floor Disorders

WHAT: Learn about pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and bowel problems, and available treatment options. Registration is required.

WHEN: Monday, November 15, 7:00 to 8:30pm

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


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