Raritan Bay Medical Center Announces May Events

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has announced its calendar of community events, support groups, and classes.

May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is holding a Hatha Yoga for Stress Management class Tuesdays, May 1 through May 22, 4 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Learn to relax, improve flexibility and avoid osteoporosis. Program is presented by Certified Yoga Instructor Helen Hsaio. Cost is $54 for four classes. Walk-in is $16 per class. To register or more information, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

May 7, 14, and 21, 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) or 732.324.5300.

May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is holding a Integrative Medicine Wellness Sampler Wednesdays, May 2: Reiki, May 9: Qigong, May 16: Massage, May 23: Mediation and May 30: Energy Medicine, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Meet the integrative medicine providers and learn a variety of simple, effective techniques that you can practice at home to calm and clear your mind, increase your vital energy and reduce stress. Handouts will be provided for home use. Cost is $10 per class. To register or more information, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

May 8 and 9, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Massage for Couples: A Mother’s Day Gift event Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Participants will learn massage techniques to relax, decrease their stress level and improve their quality time together. Presented by Anna Biteye, CMT. Cost is $95 per couple for two-night class. For more information and to register, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

May 14, 2012
OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” seminar Monday, May 14, 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) or 732.324.5300.

May 17, 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 Thursday, May 17, 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) or 732.324.5300.

May 17, 2012
WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Support Group meeting Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge, 740 Route 1 North, Iselin. The support group is for women currently in treatment or who have completed breast cancer treatment, to share experiences and learn tips to deal with everyday issues. Facilitated by Melissa Scholz, RN, BSN, CBPN-IC and Gayatri Sheth, PTDPT, CLT For more information or to register for group, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

May 19, 2012
WOODBRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” seminar Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Woodbridge YMCA. This 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 YMCA is located at 600 Main St., Woodbridge, NJ. For more information, call 1.855.TIME.4.ME (1.855.846.3463) or 732.324.5300.

May 19, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is holding a First Level Reiki Training class Saturday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Learn to practice this simple and effective Japanese healing technique that encourages profound relaxation and brings relief from emotional and physical pain all with the touch of a hand. The class will be taught by Reiki Master Sharon Yeskel. The fee for the course is $175. To register or more information, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

May 21, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Club will meet Monday, May 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Speaker Joseph Kristoff, Ed.D, R.N., Clinical Outcomes Coordinator, Cardiac Cath Lab, Raritan Bay Medical Center, will discuss “Living a Healthy Lifestyle with Coronary Artery Disease-Learn the Facts!” 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) or 732.324.5300.

May 23, 2012
OLD BRIDGE. . . Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meeting Wednesday, May 23, 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) or 732.324.5300.

May 23, 2012
OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” seminar Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 to 8:30 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) or 732.324.5300.

May 26, 2012
PERTH AMBOY . . . Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a one day Childbirth Education class Saturday, May 26, 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 at Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. The fee for the course is $125 per couple. Registration required, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

Events in the coming month

June 2, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is holding a Reiki Level One class Saturday, June 2, 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. Are you ready to deepen your Reiki practice and learn how to send Reiki to those not physically present? First Degree Reiki training includes history and principles of Reiki, how to practice self-treatment and on how Reiki can support wellness. The class will be taught by Reiki Master Sharon Yeskel. The fee for the course is $200. To register or more information, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).

June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is holding Hatha Yoga for Stress Management classes Tuesdays, June 5 through June 26, 4 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Learn to relax, improve flexibility and avoid osteoporosis. Program is presented by Certified Yoga Instructor Helen Hsaio. Cost is $54 for four classes. Walk-in is $16 per class. To register or more information, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

June 7, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is sponsoring a “Eating and Cancer: Fact or Fiction” event Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Is talk about cancer fighting food confusing? We will discuss the most recent research, the latest “hot topics” of food and cancer prevention, and what to do to decrease your cancer risk. Topics include: soy, omega fatty acids and antioxidants. Program presented by Heather Cunningham, RD, CNSC, and Kaitlyn McGowan, RD, RBMC Food and Nutrition Services. Cost is free. To register or more information, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

June 12, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Massage class Tuesday, June 12, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Participants will learn massage techniques to relax, decrease their stress level and improve their quality time together. Presented by Anna Biteye, CMT. Cost is $50 per couple and $30 per person. For more information and to register, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

June 13 and 22, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Happy Hour workshop Wednesdays, June 13 and 22, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Join Denise Reisert, EMP/RCP, and Robin Matteo, EMP, for an hour of positivity, transformation, and connection with like-minded souls that will leave you feeling more open, uplifted and lighter of spirit. Each individual workshop will be filled with activities and thoughtful conversation. Cost is $10 per person. For more information and to register, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

June 14, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a free “Journey to Health” education series, reviewing a variety of integrative approaches to good health and wellness. Speaker Stephen Skokan, DMP, will discuss “Taking Strides, Keeping Your Feet Healthy,” Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. For more information and to register, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.

June 19, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a free “Introduction to Reiki: What is Reiki and How Can it Help You?” Tuesday, June 19, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Learn about this simple and effective Japanese healing practice that encourages profound relaxation and brings relief from emotional and physical pain all with the touch of a hand. All who attend receive a min-treatment. Program presented by Reiki Master Sharon Yeskel. For more information and to register, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) or 732.324.5300.


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