Raritan Bay Medical Center Announces July Events

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PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has announced a variety of support groups and informational events for July.

July 11, 2011
OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregivers Support Group meeting Monday, July 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at its Old Bridge location. Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are invited to attend. The meeting will be held in Auxiliary Hall C located on the lower level of the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18. Refreshments will be served. Call 732.324.4930 to register or for more information.

July 11, 18, & 25, 2011
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting every Monday, at 6 p.m. 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.

July 12, 2011
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregivers Support Group meeting Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are invited to attend. The meeting will be held in Raritan Room D, 530 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Refreshments will be served. Call 732.324.4930 to register or for more information.

July 13, 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, July 13, 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.

July 17, 2011
WOODBRIDGE… The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Woodbridge Mayor’s Wellness Committee and the Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge is co-sponsoring a Back-to-School & Sports Physicals Event Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the YMCA at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St., Woodbridge. Free screenings and information include ‘If the Shoe Fits,’ Balance and Posture testing, sports injury prevention, becoming sports-ready at any age, as well as safety tips such as hydration on the athletic field, stretching, nutrition and more. Back-to-school and sports physicals for kids will be available. The fee for school and sports physicals is $75 per student. Health insurance and applicable co-pays will be accepted. For more information call 1-800-DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).

July 21, 20011
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Surgery Support Group meeting Thursday, July 21, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. For individuals who have had weight loss surgery, are contemplating weight loss surgery or are trying to maintain a healthy weight. Facilitators Lauren Sausmer, RD, and Leslie Guido, RN, will lead discussions. Family and friends are welcome. The meeting will be held in Centennial Hall B. For more information, call 732.324.5300.

July 23, 2011
PERTH AMBOY . . . Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a one day Childbirth Education / Lamaze Class Saturday, July 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is designed to help expectant parents better understand the childbearing process. A registered nurse with special training in labor, delivery and childcare techniques will facilitate the class. It will be held in Centennial Hall, 530 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. The fee for the course is $125 per couple. Registration required, call 732.324.5300.

July 25, 2011

WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Support Survivor Network meeting Tuesday, July 26, 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.

July 27, 2011
OLD BRIDGE. . . Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meeting Wednesday, July 27, 6 to 7 p.m. at its Old Bridge location. For individuals who have had weight loss surgery, are contemplating weight loss surgery or are trying to maintain a healthy weight. Family and friends are welcome. The meeting will be held 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. For more information, call 732.324.5300.

July 27, 2011
OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a “Surgical Weight Loss: Right for You?” seminar Wednesday, July 27, 7 to 8 p.m. at its Old Bridge location. An informative seminar on weight loss surgery including discussion on Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, and Gastric Sleeve, Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri will lead discussions on the concerns surrounding weight loss surgery as well as its successes. Family and friends are welcome. The meeting will be held 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. For more information, call
732.324.5300.


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