Overlook Announces April Community Health Calendar

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SUMMIT – Overlook Hospital has announced its April community health calendar. Unless noted otherwise, call 1-800-247-9580 to register for any of these programs. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

An Evening with Cokie Roberts

WHAT: Emmy-winning journalist, best-selling author and breast cancer survivor Cokie Roberts will speak about women’s choices, the impact on their roles and relationships, and the empowerment within those choices, at a special event offered by the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital.

WHEN: April 27, 2011, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

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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 & WHERE: Monday, April 25, 10:00am to Noon

The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple, Summit

Stroke Screening

WHAT: Evaluate your risk for stroke through cholesterol and glucose lab testing, blood pressure and pulse check, weight and body mass index, and stroke-related counseling from Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians. Registration required.

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 9:00am to Noon

WHERE: Garwood Municipal Building, 403 South Avenue, Garwood

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: Thursday, April 7, 10:00am to Noon

5 Points YMCA, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union

Tuesday, April 19, 10:00am to Noon

Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit

Diabetes and Stroke

WHAT: Learn about your risk for diabetes and stroke through a non-fasting finger stick and blood pressure/pulse check. Individual counseling on results and educational handouts will be provided by Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 10:00am to 1:00pm

WHERE: Roselle Park Library, 404 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park

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: Monday, April 25, 10:00am to Noon

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

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. asting is not necessary; registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE: Monday, April 18, 1:00 to 3:00pm

Colonial Crossroads Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue, Summit

Thursday, April 21, 10:00am to Noon

Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall

FEE: $10

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Screening

WHAT: Receive a screening for PVD – a vascular disease that affects the blood vessels, especially those in the extremities. Symptoms of PVD include painful cramps while walking and foot wounds that do not heal. Registration is required.

WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Westfield Board of Health, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield

Health Fair for the Spanish-Speaking Community (Para su Salud)

WHAT: Members of the Spanish-speaking community can receive free stroke screenings and immunizations, as well as counseling and education from Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians.

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 10:00am to 1:00pm

WHERE: Saint Teresa of Avila Memorial Hall, 305 Morris Avenue, Summit

SPONSORS: Overlook Hospital Community Health, Saint Teresa’s of Avila Parish, Summit Board of Health and Summit YMCA

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: Friday, April 15, 10:00am to Noon

Mountainside Public Library, Constitution Plaza, Mountainside

Wednesday, April 20, 10:00am to Noon

Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights

Hearing Screening

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

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 10:00am to Noon

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

Bone Density Screenings for Men and Women

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: Thursday, April 14, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield

FEE: $10

Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

WHAT: Learn how to quit smoking for good using hypnosis and behavior modification. Registration is required.

WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 7:00 to 9:00pm

WHERE: Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit

FEE: $70

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

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

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 to 9:00pm

WHERE: Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit

FEE: $70

Wellness and Support Resources Fair

WHAT: Patients and families affected by Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases can view exhibit booths and demonstrations, which show how diet, exercise and complementary medicine can slow the progression of these diseases and improve coping skills.

WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 10:00am to Noon

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

Bone Density Screenings for Women

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, April 8, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Home Depot, Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall

FEE: $10


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