Raritan Bay Medical Center Announces January Events

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PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center offers a variety of support groups, education workshops and seminars. Here is the January calendar:

January 4, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Journey within Meditation workshop Wednesdays, January 4 through January 25, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Class facilitator Vivian Lynch, RN, Reiki practitioner and integrative imagery therapist, will discuss inner wisdom, spiritual guides and inner strength with participants teaching techniques on how to quiet the mind, relax the body and tap into the spirit. Cost is $50 for all four sessions. Individual classes are $15. For more information and to register, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).
January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting every Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone with HIV is welcome to attend. Meetings are held at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Free and confidential rapid HIV testing is also provided by the medical center, with results known in 30 minutes. For more information, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).

January 9, 2012
OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” seminar Monday, January 9, 7 to 8 p.m. at its Old Bridge location. The informative event will focus on weight loss surgery including discussion on Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Banding, and Gastric Sleeve; Dr. Vishal Mehta 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 1.855.TIME.4.ME (1.855.846.3463).

January 11, 2012
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 11, 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 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).

January 16, 2012

PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Club will meet Monday, January 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. 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 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).
January 16, 2012
OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” seminar Monday, January 16, 7 to 8 p.m. at its Old Bridge location. The informative event will focus on weight loss surgery including discussion on Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Banding, and Gastric Sleeve; Dr. Oluseun Sowemimo 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 1.855.TIME.4.ME (1.855.846.3463).

January 18, 2012

PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering The Chakras: Awaken the Hidden Energy Within educational sessions, Wednesdays, January 18 through February 29, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Chakra work benefits body, mind and spirit and leads to a greater sense of harmony and inner balance. Energy Medicine Practioners Denise Reisert and Robin Matteo, will teach participants how to evaluate their own body energy and awaken hidden energy. Cost is $165 for all five sessions. Individual classes are $50. For more information and to register, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).
January 21, 2012
PERTH AMBOY . . . Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a one day Childbirth Education / Lamaze Class Saturday, January 21, 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 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).

January 25, 2012
OLD BRIDGE. . . Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meeting Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 to 7:30 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 the cafeteria in the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18. For more information, call 1.855.TIME.4.ME (1.855.846.3463).

January 25, 2012
OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” seminar Wednesday, January 25, 7 to 8 p.m. at its Old Bridge location. The informative event will focus on weight loss surgery including discussion on Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Banding, 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 1.855.TIME.4.ME (1.855.846.3463).


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