Raritan Bay Medical Center Announces January Events

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has announced a slate of community events for January.

January 11, 2011

WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Stage III and Beyond Support Group meeting Tuesday, January 11, 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.

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January 12, 2011

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering an American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR class Wednesday, January 12, 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Participants will receive certification in adult CPR, learn about ventilation devices, automated external defibrillators and how to clear an obstructed airway in responsive and unresponsive patients. Cost is $80 per person. Registration required, call 732.324.5393.

January 12, 2011

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering an American Heart Association (AHA) CPR for Family and Friends class Wednesday, January 12, 7 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. The class will include a basic introduction to adult, infant and child “chain of survival,” CPR, safety, legal and ethical considerations. No formal credit is given for this course, which is not for certification, but those who complete it will receive a participation card from the AHA. Cost is $35 per person. Registration required, call 732.324.5393.

January 12, 2011

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 Wednesday, January 12, 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.

January 15, 2011

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is holding a Second Degree Reiki class Saturday, January 15, 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. The class will be taught by Reiki Master Sharon Yeskel. The fee for the course is $200. To register or more information, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org. To register by mail, make check payable to RBMC and mail to the Division of Integrative Medicine, RBMC, 530 New Brunswick Ave, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861.

January 17, 2011

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Club will meet Monday, January 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Speaker Joni Vitale, R.D., Clinical Dietician, will discuss “Eat Intelligently: A Revolutionary Approach to Weight Management and Revitalized Health.” 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 732.324.5178.

January 21, 2011

PERTH ABMOY … Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a “Massage for Yourself and Your Loved Ones” program Friday, January 21, 7 to 9:45 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location in Centennial Hal A and B, 530 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Participants will learn massage techniques to reconnect with loved ones, decrease their stress level and improve their relationships. Cost is $95 per person. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700, ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

January 28, 2011

OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a “Massage for Yourself and Your Loved Ones” program Friday, January 28, 7 to 9:45 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. Participants will learn massage techniques to reconnect with loved ones, decrease their stress level and improve their relationships. Cost is $95 per person. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700, ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

January 24, 2011

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Department of Integrative Medicine is offering a Wellness through Tai Chi beginning Monday, January 24 through Monday, March 14, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Participants will learn to improve their immune function and self-healing abilities by combining the five element qigong of deep relaxation, breath regulation, meditation, and guide imagery. This workshop is helpful for those with cancer and chronic illnesses. The fee for the eight week class is $80 per person. To register or more information, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

January 25, 2011

WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Support Survivor Network meeting Tuesday, January 25, 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 that specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation and has undergone treatment for breast cancer. For more information or to register for groups, call 732.362.3860.

January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2011

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center sponsors an HIV support group meeting every Monday, 6 to 8 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 732.442.3700 ext. 5942. 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.

Events in the Coming Months

February 8 and 10, 2011

OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a “Massage for Couples: Valentine’s Day Gift of Caring” Tuesday, February 8 and Thursday February 10, 7 to 8:30 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. Participants will learn massage techniques to reconnect with loved ones, decrease their stress level and improve their relationships. Cost is $95 per person. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700, ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

February 12, 2011

OLD BRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is holding a First Degree Reiki class Saturday, February 12, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 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. Reiki is a simple, safe, and effective healing practice that complements medical treatment. First Degree Reiki training includes history and principles of Reiki, how to practice self-treatment and share 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. Attendees must RSVP by Saturday, February 5. To register or more information, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org. To register by mail, make check payable to RBMC and mail to the Division of Integrative Medicine, RBMC, 530 New Brunswick Ave, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861.

Raritan Bay Medical Center Announces January Events

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