Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jun 26, 2014
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Marketing and Public Relations  
(732) 840-3279
dsellmann@meridianhealth.com

July Community Education Programs Offered through Southern Ocean Medical Center

 

Manahawkin, NJ - Southern Ocean Medical Center will offer the following programs during the month of July 2014. programs are free and will take place at The Family Resource Center at Meridian Fitness & Wellness located at 700 Route 9 South West Creek, NJ 08092, unless otherwise specified. Registration is required for all events. To register please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit MeridianHealth.com.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Genealogy: Beyond the Basics

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
This class is designed for those who have already started a family tree and who have basic computer skills.  Join Barbara Wilson in our computer learning center for a hands-on session.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Vascular Diseases

 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Richard DiFiore, M.D., will discuss vascular disease and what your carotid arteries and peripheral arteries can tell you about your overall health.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
 Food and Fitness

 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Jill Zedalis will teach you what you need to eat to properly nourish your body, stay fit, and lose weight.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Living with Arthritis

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The latest in arthritis treatment will be discussed by Rosemarie DeSantis, M.D.  She will cover research, treatment options, medications, and how to protect your bones and joints.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Choose Your Cover

10:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: 20th Street Beach Entrance, Ship Bottom, LBI
Join Meridian and Ocean Health Alliance for a free skin cancer screening.  Wear your beach attire and come and get checked.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Healthy Seafood

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Liz Amisson, Registered Dietitian, will explore the health benefits of seafood for both your heart and your brain.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Solutions to Balance Problems

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Josie Douglas, P.T., will explain some of the causes of balance problems and will cover treatment options.  Balance screenings to follow the lecture.

Friday, July 25, 2014
Osteoporosis Update

Screenings:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lecture:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Michael Sze, M.D., will review the latest research on medication, vitamins, diet and exercise, and how those factor into your risk for osteoporosis.  Bone density screenings will be provided prior to the lecture.  

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
AngioScreen® | 1:00 p.m. –  7:30p.m.

Learn your risk for heart attack and stroke.  This vascular workup includes carotid artery ultrasound, heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) test, blood pressure check, screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral artery disease (PAD), and body mass index computation.  Participants receive an instant color report of the findings, educational material, and private consultation with a registered nurse.  
Pre-registration is required to set up appointment. Fee:  $74.95


Wednesday, July 2, 2014 and
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Free Blood Pressure Screening  

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


About Southern Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women's health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs.  Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health. For more information, visit  SouthernOceanMedicalCenter.com or call 1-800-DOCTORS.