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Published by Jefferson Health New Jersey, 2017-04-03 14:39:11

HealthView Spring 2017

Spring 2017

Women’s & Children’s Wellness Cancer Programs Senior Programs
Programs p. 3 pp. 12-13
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Interventional Radiology –
Expert, High-Tech Care, Close to Home

Uterine Fibroids: Through IR technology,
doctors are much less likely to have to
perform a hysterectomy.

Bone Fractures: Using IR technology
to inject medical-grade bone cement
to make a repair, the recovery time for
certain fractures can be reduced.

Needle Biopsy: A tissue biopsy is
conducted by inserting a small needle
into the suspect area, guided by imaging

Hemodialysis: The experts in IR mend open
fistulas (an artery surgically joined to a vein
for dialysis access) for hemodialysis patients.

Used to treat everything from heart Through the use of IR, many conditions – new
blockages to uterine fibroids, Interventional ranging from heart or kidney to stroke
Radiology (IR) is one of the modern or OB/GYN issues – are effectively We Have a Brand
miracles of today’s medical world. As a diagnosed and treated without the New Website!
minimally invasive diagnostic and treat- need for traditional “open” surgery.
ment tool, IR can mean less pain and a Kennedy Health is proud to
quicker recovery time for patients. “We offer a comprehensive menu of announce the launch of our
minimally invasive procedures for treating new website! We hope you find
This technology enables specially trained every part of the body,” says Dr. David this mobile-friendly site easy
doctors to look inside the body using Goldstein, Section Chief for Kennedy’s to navigate and a “go-to” place
catheters, narrow tubes or other tiny Interventional Radiology program. for resources, news, and health
instruments to diagnose and treat a variety information!
of conditions, from cardiac to cancer. Often used in the treatment of vascular Visit Our Site!
diseases, IR at Kennedy is used for:
Kennedy’s $1.7 million Interventional
Radiology Suite in Washington Township Cancer Therapy: IR is used for a multitude
features some of the latest technology of tumor treatments – removing cancerous
for minimally invasive, image-guided tumors as well as delivering chemotherapy
diagnosis and treatment. directly to organ tumors, such as liver,
lung and kidney.

Save the Date 7th Annual Cancer Survivors Day
Celebration & 5K Run/Walk

When: Sunday, June 4
Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration Begins
Place: Washington Lake Park, Sewell

Other activities will include: The Survivors’ Lap, Survivor Art Project,
Wellness Demonstrations, Family Games, Food Trucks & Vendors

Proceeds Benefit the Kennedy Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund

To register, visit

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 856/566-2061 or email [email protected].

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Programs for Women & Children

To find out more information and to register for Kennedy’s Women’s and Children’s
classes, visit or call 856/582-3098.

Unless otherwise indicated, all classes and support groups are held in the
Kennedy Health & Wellness Center (Healthtrax), 405 Hurffville-Cross Keys
Road, Washington Township.

Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes are FREE
for expectant parents delivering at Kennedy.

Parent Prep Breastfeeding
Education & Support
Childbirth Courses
Breastfeeding Classes
Designed for expectant parents around
their sixth month of pregnancy. Please Learn about breastfeeding, proper
bring bottled water, two pillows, a blanket positioning, how to tell your baby is
and your labor coach to class (fee). getting enough breast milk, and avoiding
common challenges. Support person
Weeknight Childbirth is encouraged to attend (fee).
Education Courses When: Saturdays, April 22 or August 19
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
When: Wednesdays, beginning April 5,
May 3, June 7, July 5 or August 2 Breastfeeding Support Group Red Cross
Time: 7 - 9 p.m. Blood Drives
Participants attend class the same day each For breastfeeding moms: Weigh your
week for four consecutive weeks. Kennedy University Hospital –
baby before and after feeding on our Cherry Hill
The Big Day! 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
electronic baby scale to measure exactly Wednesday, May 31
Maternity Tours
how much your baby has eaten! Receive Kennedy University Hospital –
Complimentary tours of the Maternity Cen- Washington Township
ter at our Washington Township hospital. breastfeeding support and advice from an 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
When: Sundays, April 2, May 7, June 4, International Board Certified Lactation Friday, June 2
July 9 or August 6 Consultant. (no fee).
Kennedy University Hospital –
Mondays, April 17, May 22, When: Ongoing Thursdays Stratford
June 19, July 24 or August 21 (except holidays) 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8
Time: Sunday tours 6 p.m.
Monday tours 7 p.m. For Teens & Tweens Call Lori Santoro at 856/566-2099
Babysitting Certification to schedule an appointment.
Share. Support. Learn. Course

Offers encouragement and reassurance to Prepares young people age 11 and
moms, as well as a time to focus on post-
partum wellness. Complimentary group is older. Attendance at both sessions is
professionally facilitated. Babies welcome!
When: Every Thursday (except holidays) mandatory (fee).*
(No Fee)
Time: Noon - 1 p.m. When: Saturdays, April 1 and 8

May 6 and 13

June 3 and 10

July 1 and 8

August 5 and 12

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

*We can accommodate groups of

15 or more at your site.


Kennedy Cancer Center – Member of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network
at Jefferson – Brings Quality Care and Technology to South Jersey

Kennedy takes a multi-disciplinary ap- High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR):
proach at the Cancer Center, which houses A sealed source material is applied to the
Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and treatment area through catheters on or
Diagnostic Imaging in the same building. near the tumor or target tissue, delivering
a relatively high dose of radiation to the
“We want to help patients streamline their tumor and a considerably lower dose to
treatment schedule,” LaCouture says. “If they normal surrounding tissue. Commonly used
choose to, they can see their entire cancer to treat breast cancer, gynecologic cancer
care team in one day.” and skin cancer, an HDR treatment course
may be as brief as a few days.
When facing a cancer diagnosis, choosing Among the many excellent services found
where to receive care is your first decision. at the Kennedy Cancer Center are: Sophisticated Lung Cancer Treatment:
The Kennedy Cancer Center offers top Kennedy uses Low-Dose CT Scan, which
oncology experts, the latest in diagnostic Dedicated Breast Cancer Team: studies show improves survival for high-
procedures and personalized care -- all close Kennedy’s Comprehensive Breast Center risk patients through early detection of
to home. offers coordinated access to a Breast lung cancers; Navigational Bronchoscopy,
Surgeon, Radiologist, Radiation Oncol- a type of “GPS” to detect abnormalities in
“Our goal is to provide quality, cutting edge ogist and Medical Oncologist. The Breast the lungs; and Endobronchial Ultrasound
technology and highly effective cancer care Center features high-level technology, (EBUS), a minimally invasive diagnostic tool.
with the least impact on a patient’s daily life,” such as 3D mammography, a revolutionary
explained Dr. Tamara LaCouture, Section new screening and diagnostic tool that Providing further patient assistance are a
Head and Medical Director of Kennedy’s improves the radiologist’s ability to detect Registered Dietitian, who offers nutri-
Department of Radiation Oncology. potential breast cancers by helping to tional counseling, and an Oncology Social
pinpoint the size, shape and location of Worker, who can assist with an array of
To steer you on your wellness journey, a abnormalities. The Center also offers supportive services. The Cancer Center even
Kennedy Oncology Nurse Navigator breast MRI, MRI-guided breast biopsy, has a Patient Assistance Fund designed to
guides each patient through their entire and stereotactic breast biopsy. help patients with unique issues they may
cancer experience, from diagnosis through face during the course of their treatment.
treatment and into survivorship. BrainLab Stereotactic Surgery (SRS):
This highly precise form of high-dose The Kennedy Cancer Center welcomes
“These nurses connect with a patient and radiation therapy offers the advantages of patients in any phase of treatment to its
their family to help them navigate through surgery without being invasive. Because Center for Hope & Healing, a relaxing and
the entire treatment plan,” Dr. LaCouture says. BrainLab SRS doesn’t involve an incision, welcoming place to discuss experiences
“They are a consistent factor in the patient’s it carries very little risk of infection, and and enjoy free classes in yoga, horticulture
life, helping them understand what can be a requires minimal recovery time. By focusing and art.
confusing process, by helping set up ap- on the tumor, radiation exposure to nearby
pointments and even accompanying them healthy tissue is reduced. Best of all, as Dr. LaCouture says, “the whole
on visits, if needed.” team is all under one roof, in one building,
3D and 4D Radiation Treatment close to home” right here in South Jersey.
As a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Planning: Using advanced technology to
Network at Jefferson, the Kennedy Cancer focus precisely on treating a tumor, 3D and – Robert DiGiacomo
Center team develops treatment plans, with 4D radiation treatment avoids the healthy
local access to Jefferson-affiliated physicians, surrounding tissue. This exact targeting
as well as clinical trials in areas that include makes it possible to use higher levels of
breast cancer and genetics. radiation in treatment, which are more ef-
fective in permanently shrinking and killing
“We have Jefferson physicians who see tumors. In 4D treatment planning, treat-
patients in the Cancer Center and provide ments to the tumor are aligned with the
surgical care at Kennedy,” LaCouture explains. patient’s breathing, adding an extra level of
“Our entire multi-disciplinary team has access treatment precision and safety.
to Jefferson physicians here with us in South
Jersey, and to our colleagues in Philadelphia.” Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
(IMRT): This state-of-the-art radiation deliv-
ery system is used to treat difficult-to-reach
tumors. With IMRT, the intensity of radia-
tion beams are adjusted as needed with
laser-sharp accuracy. This results in higher
radiation doses, while minimizing the
exposure to healthy tissues.

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The Center for Surgical Weight Loss

Kennedy University Hospital offers informational seminars Bariatric Support Group
on bariatric (weight loss) surgery. With a better understanding
of the different surgical weight loss options, prospective Offers support and information for pre- and post-operative
bariatric patients will feel more at ease and confident to bariatric patients.
begin a new and healthier chapter in their lives. When: 2nd Tuesday
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bariatric Weight Loss Seminars Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford
18 E. Laurel Road
Attend a FREE seminar on adjustable gastric banding, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room
laparoscopic sleeve, laparoscopic gastric bypass and
revisional surgery. When: 4th Tuesday of May
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Seminars will feature: Place: Kennedy Health & Wellness Center (Healthtrax)

Dr. Louis Balsama, Bariatric Surgery 405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201
Christine Arroliga, RN, CDE, SMC Washington Twp.

Certified Bariatric Nurse When: 4th Tuesday of April, June, July and August
Surgical Specialists of Washington Twp. Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kennedy University Hospital - Washington Twp.
When: 1st Thursday
Time: 6:30 p.m. 435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Twp. 3rd Floor Classroom
                435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
1st Floor Classroom Registration is required. To register, visit
or call 856/346-6470.
When: 3rd Monday
Time: 6:30 p.m. FREE Bariatric Fitness Classes
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford
18 E. Laurel Road Class begins with a cardiovascular evaluation, then fat-burning
3rd Floor Room M dynamic stretching, body-weight exercises and circuit-style training.
Bring water, mat and towel.
When:  Wednesdays, April 12, 19 , 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 14, 21, 28
To register, please call 856/701-8668 or email carroliga@ July 5, 12, 19, 26 (No class 4/5 and 6/7) Time: 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Sporer and Beth Marks
Dr. Marc Neff, Bariatric Surgery Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford
Dr. Adam Goldstein, Bariatric Surgery 18 E. Laurel Road
Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo, Bariatric Surgery 3rd Floor Room L
Kennedy Health Alliance - Surgery
To register, call 856/346-6470.
When: April 19, May 10
Time: 7 p.m. FREE Chair/Gentle Yoga for
Place: Cherry Hill Public Library Bariatric Patients
1100 Kings Highway North
Bring water, yoga mat and towel.
When: April 4, June 6, August 1 When:      Mondays, April 3, 10, 24
Time: 7 p.m. May 1, 8, 15, 22
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford June 5, 12, 19, 26
                18 E. Laurel Road July 10, 17, 24, 31
1st Floor Administrative Conference Room August 7, 14, 21, 28
(No class 4/17, 5/29, 7/3)
When: May 16, July 13 Time:  6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Time: 7 p.m. Instructor: Cindy Sporer
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Twp. Place: Kennedy Health & Wellness Center
                435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road (Healthtrax)
405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
1st Floor Classroom Suite 201
Washington Twp.
When: April 5, May 3, June 7 To register, call 856/346-6470.
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: The Mansion 5
3000 Main Street


Registration is required. To register, visit

Wellness Programs

Registration is necessary. To register, visit or call 1-800-547-9007, select option #3.

Managing Knee Arthritis Meditation Series

Although there is no cure for arthritis, there

are many non-operative treatment options Join us for a two-week course on incorporating meditation into your life. Learn strategies
available to help you manage pain, prevent for calming the body and mind, as well as simple, but effective, meditation techniques.
further degeneration and maintain a
Meditation for Increased
healthy, active lifestyle. Join us to learn if any

of these treatment options will work for you. Energy - Part 2: June 15
When: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 6 p.m. Super charge your energy with easy-to-
Speaker: Dr. Sunny Gupta learn meditation techniques. Improve
Rothman Institute both mental and physical energy. Become
Place: Kennedy University Hospital more alert and awake with improved
– Stratford mental clarity.
18 E. Laurel Road
3rd Floor Room M Meditation for Stress When: Thursdays, June 8 and 15
Reduction - Part 1: June 8
Eating Well Works – Improve Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Your Quality of Life Learn and practice meditation to
reduce stress and improve sleep. Fee: $24 for the 2-week series
This brand new three-month healthy Guided meditation can be an effective
eating program includes a monthly practice for balancing your energy and or $12 per class
meeting with a registered dietitian, exer- reducing anxiety. Great workshop for
cise routine with a personal trainer and a individuals new to meditation and Speaker: Sherri Horner
health coach to review food journals, stress anyone experiencing stress and fatigue.
management and more. The program, Pause & Breathe

Place: Kennedy Health & Wellness

Center (Healthtrax)

405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road

Suite 201

Washington Twp.

starting on May 18, will inspire, motivate,

educate and train you in all the most current Cooking with Your Kids – The Diabetes Healthy
Yummy Munchies Living Program
evidence-based health and weight man-
agement skills. Attend the FREE info session In this fun family class, discover delicious Learn how to live a healthy life as a diabetic.
Each session includes education on topics
to learn more about this exciting program! and easy-to-prepare treats you and your related to diabetes, activities such as art,
recipe planning and an exercise component.
Please note: your insurance may be billed, child can make together. For children Call 844/309-7708 or email m.schafer@ to register.
provided you have coverage for nutrition ages 8-12. Parents, please note: this is When: 1st and 3rd Fridays
Time: 12:30 - 3 p.m.
services. Please check with your insurance NOT a drop-off class. One parent is Place: 1st Friday
Kennedy University Hospital
provider for coverage details before sign- required to participate. Space is limited – Stratford
ing up. To register, call Cristin Polizzi at 18 E. Laurel Road, 3rd Floor Room L
844/309-7708. to 10 children; registration is required.
When: Thursday, April 27 – When: Tuesday, May 2 3rd Friday
FREE Info Session Time: 6:30 p.m. Kennedy Health & Wellness
Time: 6:30 p.m. Instructor: Alyssa Luning, RDN Center (Healthtrax)
Speaker: Kennedy Nutrition Center Team
Place: Kennedy Center at Voorhees Kennedy Health Alliance
Place: Kennedy University Hospital
1099 White Horse Road
– Stratford

18 E. Laurel Road

3rd Floor Room L

Thursday, Live Webinar with a Health Expert 405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
May 18, at Noon To register, visit Suite 201, Washington Twp.

Andrea Caplan, RD, LDN, CDE

Kennedy Nutrition Center

‘To Wheat or Not to Wheat’

More than ever, people are buying, cooking and
eating gluten-free foods. Talk to our Registered

Dietitian about whether this is the diet for you.

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Ask the Physician

Dr. Brian Smeal

Medical Director,
Center for Advanced Wound Care
& Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

? What does a wound A wound care doctor specializes in the treatment of wounds. Most often, I treat chronic
care doctor do? wounds, which are wounds that have not healed in four weeks. Some examples of the
types of wounds I treat include post-surgical wounds, foot and leg ulcers and wounds
? What is hyperbaric caused by swelling or diabetes.
oxygen therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an advanced treatment prescribed by a physician to deliver
? Why do wounds more oxygen to a wound. During therapy, eligible patients are placed in a chamber that
sometimes not heal? delivers oxygen under pressure. The process increases the amount of oxygen in a patient’s
blood, which supports wound healing.

Wounds don’t heal for many different reasons, including certain medical conditions, such as
diabetes, swelling, infection and/or environmental factors, which all delay the healing process.

? What is the process for Our goal is to heal wounds as soon as possible, which helps prevent infections and other
treating a non-healing potential problems. A weekly visit with your wound care physician and advanced therapies
wound? can help the wound heal as quickly as possible.

? Can patients self-refer Yes! Any patient with an open wound may call 866/547-4325 to schedule an appointment
to the Kennedy Wound at Kennedy’s Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Primary care
Care Center? physicians, emergency room doctors and home care nurses also commonly refer patients
to wound care. Many health plans cover wound care treatment; check with your insurance
company for details about your coverage prior to scheduling an appointment.

Social Security Planning: What Horticultural Therapy – Life Support Education
Baby Boomers Need to Know to Silk Seashell Bucket
Maximize Retirement Income You can become a lifesaver with
Bring the shore home with you in your Kennedy’s Life Support Education
Advantages and disadvantages of applying early Services. Each year, more than
or delaying your benefits. Strategies for coor- very own beach pail! Choose from a won- 5,000 South Jersey residents
dinating benefits with your spouse. Rules for attend our classes, which are
divorced spouse benefits and survivor benefits. derful assortment of artificial grasses and open to anyone age 9 and older.
When: Tuesday, May 9
Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m. silks, along with real seashells to create We offer education and training
Speaker: Paul D. Levin, CFP, ChFC, RICP for the community, as well as
your own unique mini dune scene and public safety personnel, including
Retirement Income Certified police, fire, EMS and communi-
discover the importance of plant life in cations. Our courses include:
Professional • CPR Courses
Place: Kennedy Center at Voorhees protecting the Jersey Shore. • First Aid
1099 White Horse Road When: Wednesday, May 31 • PALS
1st Floor Conference Room • ENPC
Must register by May 19 • TNCC
Straighten Up! Improve your
Posture for a Healthy Back Time: 7 p.m. To register, please visit
Slouching adds to the stress on your spine Fee: $10 for supplies For questions regarding CPR and
and puts a strain on the bones, muscles and First Aid, call 856/488-6889 and for
joints you need to hold your backbone in Place: Kennedy Health & Wellness questions regarding ACLS/PALS/
place. Join our Physical Therapist for tips on ENPC/TNCC, call 856/346-7669.
how to improve your posture. Center (Healthtrax)
When: Wednesday, May 24 7
Time: 6:30 p.m. 405 Hurffville-Cross Keys
Speaker: Brian Duffy
Kennedy Physical Therapy Road, Suite 201
Place: Margaret E. Heggan
Free Public Library Washington Twp.
606 Delsea Drive, Sewell
When: Tuesday, June 6
Must register by May 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Fee: $10 for supplies
Place: Kennedy University Hospital
– Stratford
18 E. Laurel Road
3rd Floor Room L

Fitness & Dance Classes

Looking to stay in shape? Kennedy offers a wide Resistance Training
variety of fitness and dance classes. To register, visit or call 800/547-9007. Improve core balance, lose inches and tone
your entire body with this complete work-
Fitness Basic Yoga out. Bring a mat and weights (3 to 5 lbs.).
When: Thursday, April 27
Please bring a towel and water. Some A mixed level yoga experience starting Time: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
classes require mats and weights. Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks
with the basics for new students, at the Instructor: Elise Penkala
Yoga for Weight Loss Place: Kennedy – Cherry Hill
same time providing a challenge for
This class uses principles of yoga, along Zumba® – For All Ages
advanced students. Bring a yoga mat.
with specific postures to help promote When: Wednesday, April 26 This Latin-inspired, interval aerobic, dance-
Time: 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. fitness class incorporates international music
mind and body balance and build confi- Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks with fast and slow rhythms that are easy to
Instructor: Sherri Horner follow.
dence. The asanas (postures) are used to Place: Health & Wellness Center When: Thursday, April 27
Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
promote healthy digestion and release 20/20/20 Fee: $50 per person for 8 weeks
Instructor: Carla Maggio
toxins. Bring a yoga mat. Three workouts in one! 20 minutes of Place: Westville
When: Monday, April 24
Time: 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. cardio, 20 minutes of sculpting, and 20 min- Work It Out
Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks
Instructor: Melanie Linton utes of stretching. Bring a mat and weights A complete workout. This sculpting class
Place: Health & Wellness Center is designed for all levels. Work at your own
(3 to 5 lbs.). pace. Bring a mat and weights (1 to 5 lbs.).
Kickboxing & Killer Abs When: Thursday, April 27 When: Thursday, May 11
Time: 6 - 7 p.m. Time: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
This fun workout increases your heart rate Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks
Instructor: Elise Penkala Instructor: Susan Leblang
while burning fat more efficiently. Learn Place: Kennedy – Cherry Hill Place: Hope & Healing

safe and classic kickboxing moves and Dance

work multiple muscle groups that focus on All classes held in Westville. Partners are NOT
necessary. Wear casual clothes. No sneakers,
your waistline to help flatten your belly. When: Thursday, May 11
When: Wednesday, April 26 Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Latin Variety
Time: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks
Learn a variety of Latin dances including the
Fee: $60 per person for 6 weeks Instructor: Susan Leblang “Rumba,”“ChaCha,”“Salsa” and “Merengue.”
Join us for great music, fun and exercise.
Instructor: Kelly Valente Place: Hope & Healing When: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Place: Kennedy – Stratford Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks

Popular Line Dances
for Beginners

Learn the “Electric Slide,”“Cupid Shuffle,”“The

Bee Gee’s” and more popular line dances.
When: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $75 per person (adult) for 8 weeks

$60 per teen (age 13 - 17 years)

Kennedy University Kennedy Center for Kennedy Health & Wellness Kennedy University Westville Square
Hospital – Stratford Hope & Healing Center (Healthtrax) Hospital – Cherry Hill Dances by Diane
201 Broadway
18 E. Laurel Road 900 Medical Center Drive 405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road 2201 Chapel Avenue West Westville

3rd Floor Room L Suite 207, Washington Twp. Suite 201, Washington Twp.

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Experience the Magnificence of

A North American natural wonder, Niagara Falls flows with scenic might.
For information about all of Kennedy Beyond its waterfall vistas, Niagara is filled with many attractions. Kennedy
support groups, please call and AAA are offering a three-day motor coach trip September 8-10, 2017.
800/547-9007 or visit Passport needed. The trip includes:
• Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from AAA in Voorhees to Niagara
Bereavement Support Group Falls, Canada

Healing in a caring environment. • Two nights at the Country Inn & Suites (includes deluxe continental
When: Fourth Tuesday of each month breakfast)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls
Washington Twp. • Hornblower boat ride (formerly “Maid of the Mist”)
435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road • Dinner at the Secret Garden restaurant
1st Floor Classroom • Visit to Casino Niagara
Stratford group will begin this fall. • Lunch at Glenora Wine Cellars in Finger Lakes on the way home

Chronic Pain Support Group Cost: $499 per person double occupancy. Credit cards accepted. Full
payment due July 8. Sign up by calling Debbie Szafranski (AAA) at
Connect with others and learn new skills 856/783-4222. Use code KH.
and strategies to cope with pain in a safe,
intimate and supportive environment. Kennedy Nutrition Center
When: Second Friday of each month Comprehensive Diabetes Classes
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Place: Voorhees Senior Living Cherry Hill: Thursdays, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
501 Laurel Oak Road April 6, 13, 20 • June 1, 8, 15

Diabetes Support Group Stratford: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
May 16, 23, 30
Support for adults wanting to learn more
about managing their diabetes. Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
When: Fourth Monday of each month April 14, 21, 28 • June 9, 16, 23
(except holidays)
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Washington Township: Mondays, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – April 10, 17, 24 • May 8, 15, 22 • June 12, 19, 26
18 E. Laurel Road Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
April 5, 12, 19 • May 17, 24, 31 • June 7, 14, 21
Need to find
a doctor? Call to register: 844/309-7708

Visit our online directory
for access to more than

1,000 physicians,

including primary
and specialty care.


Center for Hope & Healing

900 Medical Center Drive • Suite 207 • Washington Twp.

All of the classes are held in the Hope & Healing Room, Suite 207, unless otherwise indicated.

Free cancer education and support programs for cancer patients. Mindfulness and Meditation
For all Hope & Healing class registrations, please register at
Create a greater sense of peace and compassion. Reduce stress on the body
and mind. Learn skills to live in the present
HOPE (Helping Oncology Well-Being Yoga Classes and nurture yourself.
Patients Exercise) When: 1st and 3rd Mondays
Yoga – which increases flexibility, range Time: 5 - 6 p.m.
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages Facilitator: Linda Townshend, MBSR
and fitness levels. of motion and strength – may bring
When: Mondays Mindfulness Practitioner
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. additional benefits during and after
The Hope & Healing
When: Fridays cancer treatments. Stitchers
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Cindy Sporer, ACSM CPT, CES, When: Tuesday Join fellow community knitters and/or
Yoga Fit Times: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share
6 - 7 p.m. and learn new skills, while working on
The Healing Touch Instructor: Cindy Sporer, ACSM CPT, CES, community projects that benefit Kennedy
of Reiki Therapy Cancer Center patients and their families.
Yoga Fit Please bring your own supplies and
Reiki, called “touch therapy,” involves materials. NOTE: These sessions are
placing the hands on or very near to When: Thursday
a person’s body. The Reiki practitioner Time: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. non-instructional.
attempts to transmit or deliver energy. Instructor: Colleen Arnold, ACE, When: Tuesdays
When: For an appointment, Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
call 856/218-5591 AFAA, CES
Facilitator: Valerie McGuire, CYT, RYT Reflexology
Chair Yoga
Reiki II Practitioner A popular alternative therapy, Reflexology
For the person who finds it difficult to promotes relaxation, improves circulation,
participate in a traditional yoga class due to reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and en-
physical limitations or joint issues, all poses courages overall healing. It is also used for
are performed seated or standing, using a post-operative or palliative care. Reflexology
chair as support. should not replace medical treatment.
When: Wednesdays When: 1st and 3rd Thursday
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Time: For an appointment,
call 856/218-5591
When: Fridays Facilitator: Grace A. Morrow, CR

Time: 11 a.m. - Noon

Instructor: Cindy Sporer, ACSM CPT, CES,

Yoga Fit

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Lovely Spring Wreath
Explore your creativity through various art Design Fighting Men/Fighting
techniques, including drawing, painting, Cancer: Prostate Cancer
collage, and clay in a supportive and playful Have you ever wondered which Support Group
environment. Class is limited to cancer natural items to use in designing a
survivors, including those newly diagnosed spring wreath? Learn how to combine For men coping with prostate cancer, this
or actively in treatment. No previous artistic preserved flowers and natural moss
experience required. to create your own masterpiece. No confidential education and support group
When: Wednesdays experience necessary. To register, call
Time: 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. 856/218-5591 by April 21. offered by the Kennedy Cancer Center
Facilitator: Mary Barnett, BFA When: Friday, April 28
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. provides helpful information to patients and
Fine Artist & Muralist Facilitator: Rachelle Hasenberg, BS, HTM
their caregivers.
Dream Journaling & FREE Skin Cancer
Interpretation Class Screenings Dates: First Tuesdays

What do your dreams reveal about you Area residents are invited to take part Time: 7 p.m.
and your relationship with the world? in a FREE skin cancer screening. Space
Learn how keeping a dream journal is limited and pre-registration is re- Facilitator: Joseph A. Musumeci
can help you use your dream life to quired. Local dermatologists on staff
develop more clarity and creativity in with Kennedy University Hospital will Place: Suite 211
your waking life. conduct the screenings, which take
When: 2nd & 4th Mondays approximately 15 minutes. Please visit Breast Cancer Awareness
Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m. for more information and Support
Facilitator: Mary Barnett, BFA or to register.
Date: Wednesday, May 10 Join us for Kennedy’s Breast Cancer Support
Fine Artist & Muralist Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Place: Kennedy Cancer Center Group where we’ll offer interesting and
Tai Chi 900 Medical Center Drive
Suite 100 educational presentations at each monthly
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow-motion exercise Sewell
designed to promote good health and Screeners: Jonathan Winter, M.D., and meeting followed by open discussions.  
longevity by circulating internal energy, Kehua Li, M.D.
or “chi.” When: Wednesday, April 5 –
When: Mondays
Time: Noon - 1 p.m. ‘Nutrition and Your Breast
Instructor: Jerry Devone, CPT
Cancer Diagnosis’

Andrea Caplan, RD

Kennedy Health Nutrition


Wednesday, May 3 –

‘Breast Cancer and a

Mindfulness Practice’

Linda Townshend, MBSR

Mindfulness Practitioner

Time: 7 - 8 p.m.

Place: Suite 211

American Cancer Society
(ACS) Program at Kennedy
Center for Hope & Healing

Look Good … Feel Better

Volunteer beauty professionals lead
groups of 6-10 women through prac-
tical hands-on use of makeup, skin
and nail care and how to deal with
hair loss. Each woman receives a free
makeup kit to use during and after
the workshop.
When: Tuesdays, May 16
July 18, September 19
and November 21
Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon

To register, call 800/227-2345.


PrimeTime Wellness Programs for Seniors
Please register for all programs by visiting our website,, or call 800/522-1965.
PrimeTime Office – Kennedy Center at Voorhees,1099 White Horse Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043

FREE Healthcare PRIMETIME LUNCH & LEARN Eating Healthy on a Budget
Decisions Day Event!
Registration is necessary; space is limited. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expen-
Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Lunch will be provided. sive. Join us to learn how to make healthy
Day and learn about the importance of choices while staying within your budget.
timely conversations regarding Advance Feeling Out of Balance? When: Thursday, June 1
Directives. Stop by one of our hospital Time: 2 p.m.
lobbies and have a cup of coffee on The inner ear helps to maintain balance. Speaker: Health Coach
us while learning the importance of Learn about a variety of vestibular balance Kennedy Nutrition Center
documenting how you want to live the disorders and the treatments available. Place: Margaret E. Heggan
rest of your life. When: Wednesday, May 31 Free Public Library
When: Tuesday, April 18 Time: Noon 606 Delsea Drive, Sewell
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Todd Rowan
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Advanced ENT Facebook 101
Cherry Hill Place: Kennedy University Hospital –
2201 Chapel Avenue West Stratford New to Facebook? Join us and learn how
Lobby 18 E. Laurel Road to get started. We’ll create an account and
3rd Floor Room L get you up and running. Start connecting
Kennedy University Hospital – with family and friends today! Participants
Stratford MAINTAIN YOUR BRAIN must bring a laptop or iPad. Class size
18 E. Laurel Road, Lobby Memory Challenge limited to 15 participants.
When: Tuesday, June 13
Kennedy University Hospital – Exercise for your brain is just as important Time: 2 p.m.
Washington Twp. as exercise for your body. Join us for a Speaker: Christopher Mallard
435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road discussion on memory and participate Interactive Marketing Specialist
Lobby in challenging brain exercises. Kennedy Health
When: Thursday, May 18 & July 20 Place: Kennedy University Hospital –
Time: 2 p.m. Stratford
Instructor: Tanya McKeown 18 E. Laurel Road
Corporate Manager 3rd Floor Room M
Community Wellness
Horticultural Therapy – Kennedy Health
Summer Flower Milkshake Place: Kennedy University Hospital –
Arrangement Stratford
Ever wonder how to create an appealing, 18 E. Laurel Road
3rd Floor Room L
simulated milkshake arrangement? Learn

which fresh flowers to use and, as you

design, how to add some very special Forever Young: The Secrets May is Older Americans Month. Join
to Living to 100 and Beyond Kennedy for lunch, prizes and advice
touches to make your arrangement from the experts on living a healthier
life. Celebrate yourself by learning how
come alive. to add years to your life and life to your
When: Monday, May 8 years! Registration is necessary. Visit
Must register by April 28 or call
Time: 11 a.m. 800/522-1965.
$10 for supplies
Place: Kennedy Health & Wellness

Center (Healthtrax) When: Tuesday, May 23

405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road Time: 11:45 a.m. Check-in

Suite 201

Washington Twp. Noon Lunch

When: Tuesday, June 20 12:15 p.m. Program
Speakers: Dr. Tracy Persily
Must register by June 9
Time: 11 a.m. Kennedy Health Alliance

Fee: $10 for supplies Allyson Luning, RDN

Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Kennedy Nutrition Center
Place: Woodcrest Country Club
300 Evesham Road
18 E. Laurel Road

3rd Floor Room L Cherry Hill

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Fitness Classes for Seniors

Activities Kennedy Health & Kennedy University Kennedy University
Wellness Center (Healthtrax) Hospital – Cherry Hill Hospital – Stratford
Coffee with Kennedy –
Colorful Conversations 405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road 2201 Chapel Avenue West 18 E. Laurel Road

A coloring program for adults. Coloring Suite 201, Washington Twp. Auditorium 3rd Floor Room L
is proven to have stress-reducing health
benefits. Join us for discussions with fellow • Dress comfortably and bring a Gentle Yoga for Seniors –
PrimeTime members, coffee and coloring! water bottle and a yoga mat Cherry Hill
Stress-relieving coloring books and pencils • Please register and pay at When: Tuesdays & Thursdays
will be provided. or
When: Wednesday, June 28 call 800/522-1965. Session I: Begins April 4
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Kennedy Health & Wellness (no class 4/13, 4/27, 5/4, 5/25)
Center (Healthtrax)
405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road Session II: Begins June 1 (no class 7/4)
Suite 201
Washington Twp. Gentle Yoga for Seniors – Session III: Begins July 20
Circle of Knitting and Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
When: Mondays & Wednesdays Fee: $52 per session (13 classes each)
Join fellow knitters and/or crocheters on
an ongoing basis. Please bring your own Session I: Begins April 3 (no class 5/10) Just Move for Seniors –
supplies and materials. Group is non-in- Washington Twp.
structional. Yarn, cotton fabric and fleece Session II: Begins May 22 (no class 5/24)
donations are accepted.
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays Session III: Begins July 5 (Wed. only) Light aerobics, toning and stretching using a
Time: 12 - 4 p.m.
Place: Vogelson Library, Voorhees Time: Monday – 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. chair. Bring weights (1 to 3 lbs.) to class.
203 Laurel Road, 3rd Floor
Wednesday – 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. When: Tuesdays
Short Story Discussion Club
Fee: Session I – $52 for 13 classes Session I: Begins April 4
Share the enriching experience of reading
short stories. New members always Session II - $44 for 11 classes Session II: Begins June 6 (no class 7/4)
welcome. Pick up copies of the stories prior
to the meeting at the library’s front desk. Session III - $36 for 9 classes Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
When: 2nd Tuesday
Stories: April - “Zelig” by Benjamin Gentle Yoga for Seniors – Fee: $40 per session (8 classes each)
Rosenblatt Washington Twp.
May - “The Pimienta Pancakes” When: Fridays
by O. Henry
June - “Little Selves” by When: Mondays Session I: Begins April 7
Mary Lerner
July - “Soon” by Pam Durbar Session I: Begins May 8 (no class 5/29) Session II: Begins June 9
August - “The Flower” by
Louise Erdrich Session II: Begins July 10 (no class 7/24) Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Facilitator: Jeanne Sevast Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $40 per session (8 classes each)
Adult Services Library
Associate Fee: Session I - $32 for 8 classes ‘Walk This Way’
Place: Vogelson Library, Voorhees Walking Program
203 Laurel Road, 3rd Floor Session II - $20 for 5 classes
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
When: Wednesdays April 4 to August 31
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
Session I: Begins May 10 Place: RowanSOM Wellness Center

Session II: Begins July 12 Medical Center Drive, Stratford

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: Session I - $32 for 8 classes

Session II - $24 for 6 classes

Breakfast Dinner Club
& Dinner Club
Enjoy early dining from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Membership Card Required. NO SHARING for just $5 per person! Includes entrée,
or SUBSTITUTIONS vegetable, small soup and small salad, a
slice of cake or pie, and a fountain beverage
Breakfast Club (no bottles).
Kennedy – Cherry Hill Cafeteria
Early breakfast dining from 6:30-10 a.m. 2201 Chapel Avenue West
for only $3.50 per person. Enjoy the Breakfast: 2nd Monday
“traditional” with eggs, breakfast meat, Dinner: 3rd Wednesday
and potatoes or the “power” with oatmeal,
fruit, and yogurt. Both include toast or Kennedy – Stratford Cafeteria
bagel, juice (no bottles) and coffee. 18 E. Laurel Road
Breakfast: 3rd Tuesday
Dinner: 4th Thursday

Kennedy – Washington Twp. Cafeteria
435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
Breakfast: 3rd Thursday
Dinner: 3rd Monday


Join Kennedy Health Alliance
for an Open House this Spring

Tour our facilities, meet our staff and enjoy refreshments!

Subscribe to our KHA Behavioral Health Services KHA Infectious Diseases
FREE E-Newsletter! Wednesday, April 19, 3 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 3 - 5 p.m.
707 Haddonfield-Berlin Road 709 Haddonfield-Berlin Road,
Each month, Kennedy HealthView e-News Voorhees, NJ 08043 Voorhees, NJ 08043
keeps you up-to-date with community 856/857-6920 856/566-3190
news, fitness tips, healthy recipes, and Behavioral Health Providers: Infectious Diseases Specialists:
hospital events & programs. • Charles J. Trigiani, DO • Michael J. Barnish, DO, FACOI
• Leslie A. N. Madrak, DO • David V. Condoluci, DO, FACOI
To sign up, visit • Andrea Cochran, APRN-C • Mark J. Condoluci, DO
e-newsletter-sign-up • Stephanie Ferroni, APRN-C • Mark J. Fussa, DO, FACOI
• Zeina R. Ghayad, DO
Lifestyle KHA Midwifery & OB/GYN • Cindy M. Hou, DO, MBA, FACOI
PROGRAMS Monday, April 24, 3 - 5 p.m. • Todd P. Levin, DO
630 S. White Horse Pike, Unit B, • Judith A. Lightfoot, DO, FACOI
Sleep Centers Hammonton, NJ 08037
609/481-4140 TM
Tired all the time and/or snore at night?
Kennedy’s Sleep Centers in Cherry Hill, Certified Nurse Midwife:
Stratford and Washington Township provide Suheil Guzman, CNM, APN-C, RNFA
diagnostic testing to determine if you have
a sleep disorder and then suggest your best Explore Annapolis – Tuesday, June 16
course of treatment. To learn more about
our Sleep Centers, call 800/580-6364. ‘America’s Sailing Capital’

Balance Centers Join Kennedy Health PrimeTime for a one-day bus trip to Annapolis, MD, with lunch
at Blackwall Hitch Restaurant, a narrated harbor cruise and guided walking tours of
The Balance Centers at Kennedy can help the U.S. Naval Academy and the historic Maryland State House.
you and your doctor determine the cause
of your dizziness and suggest a treatment Cost: $135 includes bus driver gratuity. Full payment due by Friday, April 28. Bus
plan to help you regain control. Balance departs from Hotel ML on Rt. 73 in Mt. Laurel at 7 a.m. Visit or
Centers are located on Kennedy’s Cherry call 1-800-522-1965 to register!
Hill, Stratford and Washington Township
campuses. For more information, call

Nutrition Center

Turn to Kennedy Health for comprehensive
nutrition counseling services and diabetes
education services offered by highly trained
Registered Dietitians at locations in Cherry
Hill, Voorhees and Washington Township.

Whether you have specific health issues that
need addressing, or just want to feel and
look your best, Kennedy’s Nutrition Center
is here to help you achieve your nutrition
goals! Call 844/309-7708 for more infor-
mation or to schedule an appointment.

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Health & Nutrition Save the Date!

Health and weight management isn’t about not eating certain foods: Visit the Kennedy table at the following
It’s about eating the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods. Many
mobile apps are available to educate the community on the smartest Upcoming Community Events
choices available. Take some time and see if either of these apps benefit
you and your wellness goals: Thursday, April 6
• The Fooducate app helps you decipher all the confusing nutritional
FREE Healthcare Decisions
information by scanning the food bar code. This FREE app takes all of Day EVENT!
the nutritional label data and tells you the quality of the food. The better
the quality of food you put in your body, the better your body feels. 1 - 3 p.m. at RowanSOM Academic
• Kitchology is another great app for anyone who is at a loss for what to Center, Medical Center Drive, Stratford
make for dinner. When you have a lot of ingredients in your house, but Register at [email protected]
you have no idea what to do with them, this app will help and give you
step-by-step instructions to make a delicious and balanced meal. Saturday, April 8
As you embark on your quest for a strong body, mind and spirit, we
encourage you to take advantage of our new, three-month healthy Camden County Women’s
eating program, “Eating Well Works – Improve Your Quality of Life.” Health Conference
It includes a monthly meeting, beginning May 18, for three months
with a registered dietitian, personal trainer and health coach. The 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Eastern Regional High
program will inspire, motivate, educate and train you in all the most School, 1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees
current evidence-based health and weight management skills.

Please join us for a FREE information session on our new healthy Saturday, April 29
eating program, “Eating Well Works – Improve Your Quality of Life”
Sustainable Cherry Hill
April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center at Voorhees, Earth Festival
1099 White Horse Road, to learn more about this exciting program!
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Croft Farm
For more details, see page 6. 100 Borton Mill Road, Cherry Hill
Rain or Shine Event

Saturday, May 13

Washington Township
Super Saturday

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at
Washington Lake Park, Sewell
Rain date – May 20

Saturday, June 3

Gloucester Township
Super Saturday

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park,
Chews Landing Road,
Rain Date – June 4

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25

Music Under the Stars

6:30 p.m. Barclay Farmstead
209 Barclay Lane, Cherry Hill

Thursdays, July 27 and August 31

Al Fresco Affair

6 - 9 p.m. at Croft Farm
100 Borton Mill Road, Cherry Hill


Cherry Hill Update: 1099 White Horse Rd.
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Opening This Spring!
Chairman, Kennedy Health HealthView information is not intended to
The $250 million, much-anticipated, Kennedy - Board of Directors replace advice from your personal physician.
Cherry Hill revitalization plan continues on course. Albert E. Smith If you have any concerns about specific items
With newly constructed facilities and world-class that appear in HealthView, please contact
design, Kennedy’s Cherry Hill campus is being Chairman, Board of Trustees your doctor or call 800/547-9007.
transformed into a modern, sophisticated “medical Kennedy University Hospital
mall” where patients can visit one place for their John F. Durante Contributors
medical and wellness needs. Michael Baratta
President and CEO Cheri Leahy
Exciting renovations are underway. The $82 million Joseph W. Devine Tina Catrambone
first phase of the plan is slated for completion this Shannon Haugh
spring. This phase features three elements that Vice President of Marketing Christine Mora
will completely change the look and feel of the and External Relations Lori Santoro
Kennedy – Cherry Hill campus: an astonishing, Lisa Morina
new 22,000-square-foot hospital atrium lobby, an
enclosed 600-plus space parking facility, and a Managing Editors
102,000-square-foot outpatient pavilion. Dana Earley and Tanya McKeown

Shortly after phase one is completed, the
second phase of this campus “re-do” begins,
fully transforming our Cherry Hill hospital with a
new patient tower, featuring all-private rooms.

Kennedy is the primary teaching affiliate of RowanSOM.

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