Raritan Bay Medical Center Announces Upcoming Events

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has announced a variety of upcoming community health education events, screenings, workshops, and support groups.

September 1, 2012
WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free Heart Healthy Screening and Education Event, Saturday, September 1, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge. Nurses will provide health screenings, including blood pressure and BMI testing, heart healthy nutrition counseling and host a question and answer period for participants.

September 5 and 19, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Happy Hour workshop Wednesdays, September 5 and 19, 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 workshop will be filled with activities and thoughtful conversation. Cost is $10 per person. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

September 6, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine presents a free “Healthy Eating” nutrition series, Cleansing Your Body: The Truth About “Detox Diet,” Thursday, September 6, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Explore the world of detox diets, presented by Kaitlyn McGowan, RD, from the Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Cost is free. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

September 8, 2012
OLD BRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center and the Filipino American Association is co-sponsoring a free Health Fair Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital’s Old Bridge location, located at One Hospital Plaza, off of Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 and 18. For more information call (732) 910-9062 or (732) 360-1405. Screenings include body fat analysis, lung capacity testing, blood sugar testing, blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, and eye screening. Posture, muscle strength and hand grip testing will also be offered. Dental screenings will be offered for children and adults. A CPR demonstration and education on nutrition and meal planning, cancer, diabetes, pelvic health, women’s medical conditions, HIV, urinary incontinence, celiac disease, fitness and wellness, bowel and bladder disorders, integrative medicine, sleep medicine, wound care, and medical emergency management will be provided. A blood drive will also be held.

September 10, 17, and 24, 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.

September 10, 2012
OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a seminar “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” Monday, September 10, 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 RBMC Old Bridge on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18. For more information, call 1.855.TIME.4.ME (1.855.846.3463).

September 12, 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, September 12, 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.

September 12, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering free blood pressure screenings Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. High blood pressure is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions.

September 13, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is continuing its free “Journey to Health” series Thursday, September 13, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Speaker Arunesh Mishra, MD, will discuss “Dealing with Depression and Anxiety – A Holistic Approach.” For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700, ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

September 15, 2012
PERTH AMBOY . . . Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a one day Childbirth Education class Saturday, September 15, 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.

September 17, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Club will meet Monday, September 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Speaker Jane Badaracco, BSN, RN, CIC, Manager of Infection Prevention and Control, Raritan Bay Medical Center, will discuss “Vaccines-The Preventable Diseases!” 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.

September 18, 2012
WOODBRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is offering free blood pressure screenings Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Woodbridge YMCA, 600 Main St., Woodbridge. High blood pressure is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions.

September 20, 2012
WOODBRIDGE…Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Support Group meeting Thursday, September 20, 6:30 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. The meeting is facilitated by Melissa Scholz, RN, BSN, CBPN-IC and Gayatri Sheth, PTDPT, CLT. For more information or to register, call 1-800-DOCTORS.

September 20, 2012
PERTH AMBOY…Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is holding an introduction and demonstration “The Practice of Reiki and How it Can Help You” class Saturday, September 20, 7 to 8 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 presented by Reiki Master Sharon Yeskel. Cost is free. To register or more information, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

September 23, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Perth Amboy Auxiliary, one of the oldest hospital auxiliaries in the New Jersey at 124 years-old, is holding its 11th Annual Gift Auction and Luncheon Sunday, September 23, 12 noon, at ZPA Hall in Perth Amboy. Proceeds from the fundraising event benefit the medical center’s new building campaign at Perth Amboy and Old Bridge. Tickets are $35 per person, luncheon begins at 1 p.m. For more information or to make reservations call Dee Ziemba at (732) 442-1471. ZPA Hall is located at 281 Grace Street, Perth Amboy.

September 26, 2012
OLD BRIDGE. . . Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meeting Wednesday, September 26, 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).

September 26, 2012
OLD BRIDGE… Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?” seminar Wednesday, September 26, 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 RBMC Old Bridge on Ferry Rd. between Routes 9 & 18. For more information, call 1.855.TIME.4.ME (1.855.846.3463).

Events in the coming months

October 1, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Tai Chi/Qigong class Monday, October 1, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Participants will learn easy exercises that use the breath, posture and flowing movement, to relax, and improve circulation of energy and blood. Presented by Tai Chi/Qigong Practitioner Rich Lund, MS. Cost is free. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

October 2 and 3, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Massage for Couples, Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3, 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 732.442.3700 ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

October 10 and 24, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Happy Hour workshop Wednesdays, October 10 and 24, 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 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Tai Chi/Qigong class Mondays, October 15 through October 29 and November 5, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Participants will learn easy exercises that use the breath, posture and flowing movement, to relax, and improve circulation of energy and blood. Presented by Tai Chi/Qigong Practitioner Rich Lund, MS. Cost is $40 for four classes. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

October 23, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine presents a free “Healthy Eating” nutrition series, Tricks to Tame your Sweet Tooth, Tuesday, October 23, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Learn how to reduce your consumption of those “empty calorie’ sweets and replace them with nutritious and yummy foods that will trick your brain and your palate. Presented by Kaitlyn McGowan, RD, Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

November 8, 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, DPM, will discuss “Taking Strides: Keeping Your Feet Happy and Healthy,” Thursday, November 8, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700, ext. 586, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.
November 13, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a, Breathe Your Way through Holiday Stress, Tuesday, November 13, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Learn quick and easy breathing techniques to keep your cool during the hectic holiday season. Cost is $10 per person. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700, ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

November 14 and 28, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Happy Hour workshop Wednesdays, November 14 and 28, 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 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

November 15, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine presents a free “Healthy Eating” nutrition series, Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention, Thursday, November 15, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Come learn about the latest nutrition and cancer hot topics, recent research and what you can do to decrease your cancer risk. Presented by Kaitlyn McGowan, RD, Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

November 27, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Melt Away Holiday Stress, Tuesday, November 27, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Learn simple massage techniques to relax your muscles and feel your best throughout the holidays. Cost is $10 per person. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700, ext. 5861, or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.

December 4, 2012
PERTH AMBOY… Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine presents a free “Healthy Eating” nutrition series, The Holiday Weight Creep: Eating Healthy Through the Season, Tuesday, December 4, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Avoid those unwanted holiday pounds and feel your best. Learn the delicious and healthy way to eat this season to manage your weight, reduce stress, and sleep better. Presented by Kaitlyn McGowan, RD, Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center. For more information and to register, call 732.442.3700 ext. 5861 or email integrativemedicine@rbmc.org.


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