Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ, 08244 Shore Medical Center’s Wellness program includes a number of health and wellness initiatives each month. Here is a complete listing of activities taking place in March 2017. Unless indicated otherwise, all events will take place at Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ, 08244. Specific location is listed with each event.HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCESBleeding Disorders Awareness MonthNational Cheerleader Safety MonthNational Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthNational Endometriosis Awareness MonthNational Kidney MonthNational Nutrition Month ®Problem Gambling Awareness MonthSave Your Vision MonthTrisomy Awareness MonthWorkplace Eye Wellness Month6 – 13 National Sleep Awareness Week ®6 – 10 National School Breakfast Week9 World Kidney Day10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day12 – 18 Patient Safety Awareness Week13 – 19 Brain Awareness Week19 – 27 Tsunami Preparedness Week19 – 25 National Poison Prevention Week20 National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day22 American Diabetes Alert Day24 World Tuberculosis Day SPEAKERS BUREAU The Shore Medical Center Speakers Bureau is available to promote healthcare awareness and quality of life for all members of the community. Speakers are available to discuss a variety of topics, including neurosciences, diabetes, cardiovascular health, sleeping disorders and more. For more information, please call 609-653-3670.PREVENTATIVE SCREENINGS Free Blood Pressure Screenings – Nearly one-third of American adults have high blood pressure, and many don’t even know it. Make sure your blood pressure is right where it’s supposed to be with these free screenings held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Shore Medical Center Thrift Shop, Somers Point Shopping Center, Route 9.Date: Wednesday, March 8Time: 11 am to 1 pmFee: FreeCancer Screenings – The NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection Program provides free cancer screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer for people who are uninsured or underinsured (high deductibles or out of pocket expenses). For more information, call the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection Program at Shore Cancer Center, 609-653-3484. CAREGIVER SUPPORT *NEW* The Center for Family Caregivers Shore Medical Center is pleased to introduce the Center for Family Caregivers, a free, public resource dedicated to the support and well-being of the family caregiver. The center is open Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and is located on the Lower Level, West Zone. For more info, call 609-653-3969 or email [email protected] COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS American Heart Association Training for Healthcare Providers: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Classes offered monthly. For a complete schedule of courses and fees, visit www.ShoreMedicalCenter.org/trainingcenter. For more information, call 609-653-3962. American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid Course – This five-hour course will teach members of the community how to perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), how to work with an automated external defibrillator (AED) and the basics of first aid. For more information, call 609-653-3962 or visit www.shoremedicalcenter.org/trainingcenter.Date: March 4Location: Life Support Training CenterTime: 9 am to 3 pmFee: $85Shore Senior Socials – Seniors are invited to attend a FREE social and educational event hosted by Shore volunteers on the third Wednesday of each month, featuring free “Bingo” for prizes, complimentary refreshments, and an educational session hosted by a Shore health expert or community partner:February Senior SocialDate: March 15, 2017, 3pm-4pm Topic: National Nutrition MonthPresenter: Unidine Corporation dietitian Location: DiOrio Hall, 2nd FloorMedical Explorers – For high school students interested in medical careers. Must be 14 years old and at least a freshman. The program is held on the first Wednesday of each month, October through June. Call 609-653-3748 for more information and to register.Date: Wednesday, March 1Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pmFee: FreeHealing Touch Sessions – Individualized nurturing energy sessions to help reduce stress and/or pain, and promote healing and wellness. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 609-653-3676.Date: March 18Time: 10 am to 1 pmLocation: Planetree RoomFee: FreeSURGICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMSJoint Replacement and Spine Surgery education programs provide comprehensive educational opportunities to learn more about what will be involved in your care at Shore. Meet with nurses, physical therapists, social workers and discharge planners. Sessions are designed to educate you about each phase of your surgery and recovery. Sessions are held in the 2nd floor surgical conference room in the Surgical Tower.Neck and Spine Surgery Education ProgramSecond Thursday of every month. To register for the class, call 609-653-4600.Date: Thursday, March 9Time: 4 pm – 5pmFee: FreeJoint Replacement Education ProgramFirst and third Monday and second and fourth Wednesday of every month (except for major holidays). To register, call 609-653-4600.Date: Mondays March 6 & 20; Wednesdays March 8 & 22Time: Mondays at 10 am or Wednesday at 5 pmFee: FreeTOBACCO PREVENTION & TREATMENT PROGRAMShore’s Tobacco Prevention & Treatment Program offers counseling with trained tobacco dependence treatment specialists. You will receive individualized planning sessions focused on tips, strategies and relapse prevention, plus updated information on nicotine replacement therapies. For information, call 609-653-3440.OUTPATIENT NUTRITION COUNSELINGShore offers outpatient nutrition counseling led by registered dietitian nutritionists who translate the science of nutrition into real-world solutions for healthy living. Most insurance plans are accepted. A physician referral is required by most insurance plans for coverage. To schedule an outpatient nutrition appointment, call 609-653-4600, option 5.CANCER RECOVERY AND SUPPORTIVE CARE SERVICESThe Shore Cancer Center offers a full range of supportive and continuing care services. Please call the Cancer Center at 609-653-3585 for information on supportive care, education for patients and their families, survivorship programs and services in our community.SHORE BEGINNINGS: PRENATAL AND WELLNESSBreastfeeding Support (Outpatient Appointments or Group Sessions): Shore’s lactation consultants are available to teach new and expecting moms about the importance of breastfeeding, along with techniques to be successful in your breastfeeding journey. To learn more, call 609-653-3238. PHYSICIAN REFERRAL SERVICENeed a doctor? Finding the right physician who fits the needs of you and your family is essential. Shore’s Physician Referral Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.shoremedicalcenter.org/doctors. This is an online physician finder that lets you search our staff of more than 350 skilled physicians by specialty, location, language and more, with information including insurances accepted, office locations, hours and educational background. Please confirm the location and other details by calling the physician’s office directly.ABOUT SHORE MEDICAL CENTER At Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, NJ, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication. People are the foundation of this modern medical center where advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate care. Shore Medical Center attracts the area’s best physicians, nurses and clinicians, and is the first and only hospital in New Jersey and one of 81 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received five consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score since Fall 2014. Shore Medical Center is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric care. Shore’s affiliations include Penn Medicine, Onsite Neonatal Partners, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Advanced ICU Care, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions. In addition, Shore is a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network and has physicians on staff from the Rothman Institute. In 2011, Shore opened its Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and its state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. The Shore Medical Center Planned Giving & Development team (www.GivetoShore.org) creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center.