Shore Medical Center is pleased to present Wellness to Well Being, a free monthly event that features a speaker or demonstration by clinical experts from Shore Medical Center, local business leaders, and community partners to help enhance mind, body and spirit. The free event is scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month.
Each month the event features a speaker or demonstration along with playing games for Wawa gift cards, free coffee, tea and snacks. Parking tickets will be validated at the front desk.
- February 19: CPR & AED Awareness
In this session, Shore's Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation Chris Kozmor, RN, M.Ed., will talk about the steps we can all take to help someone who is experiencing a cardiac arrest have a greater chance of survival. She'll review the signs of a heart attack, show you how to use an AED and perform chest compressions, and provide you with resources and information that can help you be better prepared to help save a life. Note: this is not an official CPR training course. For more information on CPR training courses visit https://shoremedicalcenter.org/trainingcenter
- March 18: Medication Overload: Do you Really Need all those Pills?
Sixty-six percent of older adults are taking five or more pills a day, but what if all of those medications aren't necessary? With proper medication management by a pharmacist like Shore Physicians Group's new Ambulatory Pharmacist David Totton, PharmD, you may be able to streamline your medications, save money, and eliminate undesirable side effects. Dr. Totton will lead a discussion on the importance of medication management and be available to answer medication questions.
David Totton, PharmD, is a graduate of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and is now working with Shore Physicians Group's primary care physicians, conducting annual well visits for Medicare and Medicare Advantage patients 65 and older. He provides medication support and guidance to Shore physicians and ultimately helps Shore patients live their healthiest life.
- April 15: Improved Well-being through Tai Chi
The ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi can help improve your balance, mood, conginitive skills, stress, and much more. Learn from Sifu David Shaman of Smiling Dragon Kung Fu, who will explain the benefits of Tai Chi and guide us through movements.
- May 20: Creating a Dementia-Friendly NJ
Mary Beth Lewis of the Alzheimer's Association will talk about a new initiative to help create more dementia-friendly communities in New Jersey that better support people with dementia and their caregivers.
- June 17: Screening Tools that Save Lives
A Radiologist from Advanced Shore Imaging in Northfield will explain the diagnostic imaging screenings that are recommended for early detection, with an emphasis on breast and lung screenings.
3- 4 p.m.