Overlook Hospital Announces Upcoming Community Events

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

Blood Pressure Screening
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:                       Tuesday, February 8, 10:00am to Noon
WHERE:                     Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ

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Diabetes Screening
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:                       Monday, February 28, 10:00am to Noon
WHERE:                     The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple Street, Summit, 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:     Monday, February 7, 10:00am to Noon
Scotch Plains YMCA, Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

Friday, February 18, 10:00am to Noon
Home Depot, Springfield Avenue, Union, NJ

Wednesday, February 16, 10:00am to Noon
Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, 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:                       Tuesday, February 8, 10:00am to Noon
WHERE:                     Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, 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 & WHERE:     Tuesday, February 15, 10:00am to Noon
Chatham Family Practice, 492 Main Street, Chatham, NJ

Thursday, February 17, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ
FEE:                            $10

Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation
WHAT:                       Learn how to quit smoking for good using hypnosis and behavioral modification. Registration is required.
WHEN:                       Thursday, February 17, 7:00 to 9:00pm
WHERE:                     Conference Room 3, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
PRESENTER:            Barbara Van Duyne, certified hypnotherapist
FEE:                            $70

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:                       Thursday, February 24, 10:00am to Noon
WHERE:                     Westfield Board of Health, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ

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:                       Wednesday, February 16, 7:00 to 10:00pm
WHERE:                     Wallace Auditorium, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
FEE:                            $60

Hypnosis for Weight Loss
WHAT:                       Learn how to permanently lose weight using hypnotic suggestions and proven behavior modification techniques. Registration is required.
WHEN:                       Tuesdays, February 15, 7:00 to 9:00pm
WHERE:                     Conference Room 3, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
FEE:                            $70


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