Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jul 7, 2014
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  
(732) 840-3279

Calendar of August Community Education Programs offered by Southern Ocean Medical Center


Manahawkin, NJ - Southern Ocean Medical Center will offer the following programs during the month of August. All of the programs are free and will take place 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

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Cholesterol:  Know Your Numbers
 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Deb Shar, R.N., will help you learn the difference between good and bad cholesterol.  She will also cover risk factors, treatment options, and strategies for getting your numbers under control.

Monday, August 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Interested in tracing your family history?  Join Barbara Wilson for a step-by-step guide in our computer learning center.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Shoulder Injury
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Orthopedic surgeon Nicholar Jarmon, M. D. will teach you about the most common shoulder dysfunctions. He will also discuss how they can be prevented, diagnosed, and treated.   

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Varicose Veins:  Causes and Treatment Options
 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Varicose veins are dilated veins in your leg that may cause mild to severe pain.  Vascular expert Jeffrey Hager, D.O., will discuss the causes of this condition and will cover the latest treatments.

 Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Stop Smoking with Hypnosis
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hypnotherapy is effective in alleviating unwanted habits and developing positive behaviors and lifestyle changes. Experienced hypnotherapist Jaime Pitner, MICP, RNC, will lead this session.
Fee:  $30.00

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Safe Sitter
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Meridian offers baby-sitting training for boys and girls ages 11 to 14.  This class will review safety for both the sitters and the children left in their care in a fun learning environment.  Handling emergencies, first aid, and CPR are included.
 Fee:  $40.00

Friday, August 29, 2014
Traumatic Brain Injury
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Neurologist Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D., will provide an overview of the changes that occur after a brain injury. She will also discuss what everyone should know about concussions.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 and Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Free Blood Pressure Screening
 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

No registration required.