Proceeds

Proceeds from WEforum Support Monmouth Medical Center’s Community Health Education Programs and Services

Proceeds from WEforum’s Health and Wellness Conferences and Annual Fit Crawl support the development of free educational health and wellness programs accessible to the entire community. Programs include evidence-based health and wellness-focused classes, screening programs, activities and support groups developed by Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. Programs are offered at the hospital and throughout Monmouth County, with plans to offer them at a new Health and Wellness facility under development at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown.

 

Programs & Services for the Community:

The Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center
This center is comprised of an expert team of certified diabetes educators, including registered nurses and dietitians, including a bilingual dietitian, who conduct individual and group programs to empower people with diabetes and those who are at-risk to manage their care.

  • Diabetes Self-Management Series
  • Nutrition education (monitoring/tracking blood sugar readings, macro/micro-nutrients, meal planning, portion control, dining out, heart healthy eating and cooking, individualized meal plans)
  • Pediatric Weight Management
  • Gestational Diabetes Education
  • Free support groups for diabetes and insulin pump users

KidsFit and Safe Kids Monmouth/Ocean
To promote physical activity and good nutrition, KidsFit is an 8-week, all inclusive wellness program that teaches children, teens and their families how to live healthier lifestyles. The program includes eating assessments with a bilingual nutritionist, fun moving activities such as Zumba, parental workshops, classroom challenges, cooking classes and urban farming in local greenhouses and gardens.

Part of Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe Kids Monmouth/Ocean is led by Monmouth Medical Center and provides a host of programs to keep kids safe, such as car-seat checkups, sports clinics, preventive information and educational games.

The Cancer Support Community
Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus both offer a hospital-based Cancer Support Community (CSC) providing a wide array of  free, high-quality educational programs, support services, and healthy living programs for anyone who is affected by cancer — patients in treatment or survivorship, family, friends and caregivers. To ensure that no one faces cancer alone, there is no charge for these programs and they’re available to all cancer patients regardless of where they are being treated.

  • New member meetings to learn about programs
  • Support groups facilitated by licensed professionals for people with cancer and their loved ones
  • Physician lectures, educational workshops and special programs
  • Stress management classes, such as yoga and qigong
  • Nutritional support group and educational programs
  • Social activities and crafting
  • Resource room, information and community referral resources
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