WEST ORANGE/LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center is hosting the following events in September at facilities in Livingston and West Orange.  

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

September 7;  1:30 to 2:30 pm

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Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

A support group for those with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/movement disorders. Free; registration required:  973-322-8195 or rwjbh.org/sbmcevents.

Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings For Young Athletes

September 8; 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Essex County Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange

The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will provide free cardiac screening to those 6 to 18 and concussion baseline screenings for those 5 to 18. To learn more and schedule an appointment: teamlink@rwjbh.org or 1.888.724.7123.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

September 12, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Radiation Oncology Classroom, Room 1749, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston

Patients and their loved ones are invited to join the Saint Barnabas Cancer Program Department of Psychosocial Support Services for discussion, information and support regarding Head and Neck Cancer. The September topic will address Understanding Long Term and Late Effects of Treatment as presented by David Huang, MD, a Radiation Oncologist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The group is facilitated by an Oncology social worker and Radiation Oncology nurse. Free; registration required: 973-322-2743.

Sleep Apnea Patient Support Group

September 19; 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston

The Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas offers a support group for people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are using a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine to treat the condition. Free; registration required: 1-888-724-7123 or rwjbh.org/sbmcevents.

Project H.O.P.E. Fall Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series

September 25; 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program presents this series which addresses the unique support needs of cancer patients who have completed treatment. This session will address Navigating Your Care After Cancer Treatment. Free; registration required: 973-322-2671.

Stroke Risk Assessment

September 27; 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Livingston Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston, NJ

The Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers a free stroke risk assessment. Free; registration required: 973-535-7961 ext. 227 or 228.

Burn Peer Support Group

September 27; 3:30 to 4:30 pm 

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston

The Susan Fischer Burn Peer Support Group is designed to help burn survivors and their families adjust to their new lives. The group is led by staff from The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas and SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteers who are burn survivors themselves. To register: 973-322-5856 or rwjbh.org/sbmcevents.

Diabetes Support Group: Diabetes Distress

September 27; 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston

Join The Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention at the Ambulatory Care Center for Diabetes Distress. Guest speaker Lauryn Weinshank, LSW, will address the distress often felt by those with diabetes due to unpredictability in blood sugar, daily schedules and life. Free; registration required: 1888.724.7123 or rwjbh.org/sbmcevents.

Free Baby Fair at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

September 29; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston

Is there a baby in your future? Whether you're already pregnant or plan to become a parent someday, you are invited to this free community event for expectant and prospective parents and grandparents. Here's your chance to talk with health care professionals about the childbirth experience, maternity choices or any other topics that are important to you. Join us for educational tables, drawings and tours of the hospital's all private room maternity units. Online registration is required:rwjbh.org/sbmcevents.