Overlook Hospital Announces Community Health Events

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

Natural Approaches to Decrease Pain

WHAT: Learn how nutrition, supplements and mindfulness strategies can help decrease pain. For more information, fees and to register, please call 908-522-4853.

WHEN: Tuesdays, beginning January 11, 11:00am to Noon

WHERE: Medical Arts Center (MAC II), Conference Room, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

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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: Wednesday, January 12, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Jewish Community Center, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, 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.

Thursday, January 13, 10:00am to Noon

Westfield Board of Health, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ

Friday, January 14, 10:00am to Noon

Home Depot, Springfield Avenue, Union, NJ

Monday, January 17, 1:00 to 3:00pm

Colonial Crossroads Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Wednesday, January 19, 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 based on results by Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians. Fasting is not necessary. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, January 6, 10:00am to Noon

5 Points YMCA, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ

Tuesday, January 18, 10:00am to Noon

Chatham Family Practice, 492 Main Street, Chatham, NJ

Monday, January 24, 10:00am to Noon

The Connection, 79 Maple Street, Summit, 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: Wednesday, January 12, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Jewish Community Center, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

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: Wednesday, January 5, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, 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: Tuesday, January 11, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ

Dog and Cat CPR

WHAT: This course will provide pet owners with the knowledge to act during an emergency until veterinary help can be secured. Topics include bleeding, breathing, cardiac emergencies, poisoning, spinal injuries and more. Each participant will receive a textbook and DVD about pet first aid. Pets are not allowed to attend. Registration is required.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 6:00 to 9:30pm

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

FEE: $50

Hearing Screenings

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

WHEN: Thursday, January 20, 10:00am to 1:00pm

WHERE: Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ

Heartsaver Automated External Defibrilator (AED)

WHAT: This three-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, teaches CPR/AED and relief of obstructed airway for adults and children. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 11, 7:00 to 10:00pm

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

FEE: $50

Heartsaver

WHAT: This three-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, teaches CPR and relief of obstructed airway for adults, children and infants. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 12, 7:00 to 10:00pm

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

FEE: $45

Basic Life Support for the Health Care 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 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: Monday, January 17, 7:00 to 10:00pm

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

FEE: $60

Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (Full Course)

WHAT: This two-night, six-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, 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, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25, 7:00 to 10:00pm

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

FEE: $85

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

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

WHEN: Tuesday, January 25, 7:00 to 9:00pm

WHERE: Conference Room 3, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $70


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