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Patient Spotlight

Kennedy's Bariatric Program Offers
Life-Changing Care

Kennedy’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss offers a multidis-
ciplinary approach that includes a care coordinator, support
groups, educational classes and nutritionist services, as well as
three surgical options.

However, Dr. Fakulujo cautions that bariatric surgery isn’t some
“magical pill.”

“It can change your life, but you have to lead the lifestyle and
exercise and eat well,” he says. “If you don’t live by the rules, you
won’t have success. That’s where the support staff comes into

Sue Doline (pictured above with Dr. Fakulujo) can For Doline – who could barely walk before her surgery due to
name the date when her life finally began to turn around: knee problems -- her daily routine includes riding a stationary
March 1, 2016. bike for 45 minutes and swimming for an hour and a half. She
also attends two exercise classes regularly and even did a 3K
That day, Doline, who battled weight issues her entire life, under- with her sister, Robin Ungaro. She also sticks to a high-protein,
went bariatric surgery at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, low-carbohydrate diet.
beginning her journey back to good health.
“Before, I couldn’t dress myself, I couldn’t make my bed, I couldn’t
do my laundry – I couldn’t do anything for myself,” she says. “Now
I’m able to be self-sufficient … it’s great not having to depend
on other people.”

The Clayton, NJ, grandmother weighed as much as 330 pounds at Doline says she couldn’t have done it without her sister, who
one point, and suffered from a number of ailments, including heart helped her get through the surgery and stick to her new dietary
issues, sleep apnea and asthma. Having lost 136 pounds since her and exercise program. The two sisters have become volunteer
surgery, she hardly takes any medications at all now. coaches for other weight-loss surgery patients at Kennedy, and
are known as “the bariatric angels.”
“The first time I got on the scale and was under 300 pounds, I cried
like a baby,” Sue recalls. “My sister did not have surgery, but
lost 70 pounds,” Doline says. “We give
Doline, 65, who worked as a senior therapeutic recreation assistant people advice and tell them, ‘This is
at South Jersey-based Ancora Psychiatric Hospital for more than only a tool. You have to work at it.’”
three decades, credits the team approach at Kennedy with her
success, starting with her surgeon, Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo, Doline’s only regret is that she
Kennedy’s director of minimally invasive surgery. didn’t opt to have surgery earlier.

“He’s very caring and very compassionate – everything he told me “I wish I had done this years ago,
was positive,” she says. but you really need to be in the
right place,” she says. “If you don’t
Subscribe to Our want to commit to making lifestyle
FREE e-Newsletter! changes, it’s a waste. I’ve seen people
put the weight back on – I’m never
Each month, Kennedy HealthView e-News going to do that. I’ve come too far.
keeps you up-to-date with community
news, fitness tips, healthy recipes and “It’s like I have a new life –
hospital events & programs. I didn’t have one before.
And it’s all because of Kennedy.”
To sign up, visit
- Rob DiGiacomo

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The Center for Surgical Weight Loss

Kennedy University Hospital offers informational seminars on Bariatric Support Group
bariatric (weight loss) surgery. With a better understanding of
the different surgical weight loss options, prospective bariatric Offers support and information to pre- and post-operative
patients will feel more at ease and confident to begin a new bariatric patients.
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 Room L
laparoscopic sleeve, laparoscopic gastric bypass and
revisional surgery. When: 4th Tuesday of September, October
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
To register, please visit Place: Kennedy Health & Wellness Center
Registration is required.
405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201
Seminars will feature: Washington Twp.
Kennedy Health Alliance - Surgery
Dr. Marc Neff, Bariatric Surgery Registration required. Visit
When: Sept. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 16, Dec. 6 or call 856/346-6470.
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Cherry Hill Public Library FREE Bariatric Fitness Classes
1100 Kings Highway North Class begins with a cardiovascular evaluation, then

Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo, Bariatric Surgery fat-burning dynamic stretching, body-weight exercises
When: Oct. 3
Time: 7 p.m. and circuit-style training. Bring water, mat and towel.
Where: Kennedy University Hospital - Stratford
                18 E. Laurel Road When:  Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 27
1st Floor Administrative Conference Room
(No class 10/18, 11/29)
Dr. Adam Goldstein, Bariatric Surgery
When: Sept. 14, Nov. 9 Time: 6:30 p.m.
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: The Mansion Instructor: Beth Marks, AAAI
3000 Main Street
Voorhees Advanced Personal Trainer

Surgical Specialists of NJ Place: Kennedy University Hospital - Stratford

Dr. Louis Balsama, Bariatric Surgery 18 E. Laurel Road
Christine Arroliga, RN, CDE, SMC
Certified Bariatric Nurse 3rd Floor Room L
When: 1st Thursday
Time: 6:30 p.m. To register, call 856/346-6470.
Where: Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Twp.
435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road FREE Chair/Gentle Yoga for
1st Floor Classroom Bariatric Patients
Bring water, yoga mat and towel.
When: 3rd Monday
Time: 6:30 p.m. When:      Mondays, Sept. 11 - Dec. 18 (No Class 10/9)
Where: Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford
                18 E. Laurel Road Time:  6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
3rd Floor Room M
Instructor: Cindy Sporer

Place:  Kennedy Health & Wellness Center

405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201

Washington Twp.

To register, call 856/346-6470.

Kennedy Weight Loss Surgery “Success Stories”
Health Fall
Fashion Expo • Meet recent weight loss surgery patients as they

For more information, call model fall fashions
the Kennedy Bariatric Office
at 856/346-6470. • See amazing “before” photos

• Have your questions answered by the Weight Loss

Surgery Support Team
When: Saturday, Sept. 9
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Place: Grand Court at Cherry Hill Mall


Fitness & Dance Classes

Looking to stay in shape? Kennedy offers a wide variety of fitness and dance classes. To register, visit or call 800/547-9007.

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

Washington Twp. Conference Rooms 2 & 3 3rd Floor Room L Suite 207

Suite 201

Power Yoga Work It Out

Practice basic yoga poses in a flow series. A complete workout. This sculpting class
is designed for all levels. Work at your own
Promote muscle strength, increase balance pace. Bring a mat and weights (1 to 5 lbs.).
When: Thursday, Sept. 28
and flexibility. This class is progressive, and Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Fee: $99 per person for 12 weeks
provides a comfortable challenge for the Instructor: Susan Leblang
Place: Health & Wellness Center
experienced yoga student.
20/20/20 – Washington Twp.
When: Thursday, Sept. 28
Three workouts in one! 20 minutes of
(No Class 10/5, 11/9, 11/23) cardio, 20 minutes of sculpting, and 20
minutes of stretching. Bring a mat and
Fitness Time: 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. weights (3 to 5 lbs.).
When: Thursday, Sept. 28
Pilates & Yoga Fusion Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks Time: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Fee: $99 per person for 12 weeks
This workout combines the core-firming Instructor: Sherri Horner Instructor: Susan Leblang
benefits of Pilates with the strength and Place: Health & Wellness Center
flexibility of yoga with dynamic, flowing Place: Hope & Healing
sequences that can scorch calories and D anc e
burn fat, leaving you looking long and lean. 20/20/20 – Cherry Hill
When: Monday, Sept. 25 All classes held in Westville. Partners are
Time: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. (45 min. class) Three workouts in one! 20 minutes of cardio, NOT necessary. Wear casual clothes. No
Fee: $60 per person for 8 weeks sneakers, please.
Instructor: Kelly Valente 20 minutes of sculpting, and 20 minutes of
Place: Health & Wellness Center Beginner Ballroom
stretching. Bring a mat and weights (3 to 5
Kickboxing & Killer Abs Learn the classic ballroom dances: the
lbs.). Class size is limited. rhythm Foxtrot, slow Waltz and the
This fun workout increases your heart rate American Tango.
while burning fat more efficiently. Learn When: Thursday, Sept. 28 When: Tuesday, Sept. 26
safe and classic kickboxing moves and work Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
multiple muscle groups that focus on your Time: 6 - 7 p.m. Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks
waistline to help flatten your belly.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 27 Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks Popular Line Dances
(No class 10/18, 11/22, 11/29) for Beginners
Time: 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Instructor: Elise Penkala
Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks Learn the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, The
Instructor: Kelly Valente Place: Kennedy – Cherry Hill Bee Gee’s and more popular line dances.
Place: Kennedy – Stratford When: Wednesday, Sept. 27
Resistance Training Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Basic Yoga Fee: $75 per person (adult) for
Improve core balance, lose inches and tone 8 weeks
A mixed level yoga experience with the $60 per teen (13 to 17 years)
basics for new students, yet still providing your entire body with this complete work-
a challenge for advanced students. Bring
a yoga mat. out. Bring a mat and weights (3 to 5 lbs.).
When: Thursday, Sept. 28
(No Class 10/5, 11/9, 11/23) When: Thursday, Sept. 28
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks Time: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Instructor: Sherri Horner
Place: Hope & Healing Fee: $75 per person for 8 weeks

Instructor: Elise Penkala

Place: Kennedy – Cherry Hill

Zumba® – For All Ages

This Latin-inspired, interval aerobic,

dance-fitness class incorporates internation-

al music with fast and slow rhythms that are

easy to follow.

When: Thursday, Sept. 28

Time: 7 - 8 p.m.

Fee: $50 per person for 8 weeks

Instructor: Carla Maggio

Place: Westville

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Programs for Women & Children

For more information, and to register for Kennedy’s Women’s and Children’s classes, visit Breastfeeding or call 856/582-3098. Education & Support

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

Learn about breastfeeding, proper

positioning, how to tell your baby is

Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes are FREE for expectant getting enough breast milk, and avoiding
parents delivering at Kennedy. common challenges. Support person
is encouraged to attend (fee).

PARENT PREP The Big Day! When: Saturday, Nov. 18
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Childbirth Courses Maternity Tours Breastfeeding Support Group

Designed for expectant parents, around Complimentary tours of the Maternity For breastfeeding moms: Weigh your baby
their sixth month of pregnancy. Please
bring bottled water, two pillows, a blanket Center at the Washington Township before and after feeding on our electronic
and your labor coach to class (fee).
hospital. baby scale to measure exactly how much
Weeknight Childbirth
Education Courses When: Sundays: Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 your baby has eaten! Receive breastfeeding
When: Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 6 or Dec. 3 support and advice from an International
or Dec. 6 Mondays: Sept. 25, Oct. 16,
Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 7 Board Certified Lactation Consultant (no fee).
Nov. 20 or Dec. 18
Time: Sunday tours 6 p.m. When: Ongoing Thursdays

Monday tours 7 p.m. (except holidays)
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Time: 7 - 9 p.m. Share . Support . Learn For Teens & Tweens
Participants attend class the same day each Babysitting Certification Course
week for four consecutive weeks. Offers encouragement and reassurance
Prepares young people ages 11 and
Weekend Childbirth to moms, as well as a time
Education Courses older. Attendance at both sessions is
When: Saturdays, beginning Sept. 16 to focus on postpartum
or Oct. 21 mandatory (fee).*
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. wellness. Complimentary
Participants attend class for two consecutive When: Saturdays, Sept. 2 & 9
weeks. group is professionally fa-
Oct. 7 & 14
cilitated. Babies welcome!
When: Every Thursday Nov. 4 & 11
(except holidays) (No Fee)
Time: Noon - 1 p.m. Dec. 2 & 9

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

*We can accommodate groups of

15 or more at your site.


Wellness Programs Meditation Series

Registration is necessary. To register, visit Join us for our upcoming series on incorpo-
or call 800/547-9007, select option #3. rating mindfulness and meditation into your
life. Learn strategies for calming the body
‘Weight No More’ Symposium and mind, as well as simple, but effective,
Have you tried everything to lose weight with no success? Do you have a child stress-relieving techniques.
struggling with his or her eating habits? Join us and learn about weight loss options
– lifestyle, medical and surgical – that will have you looking and feeling your best. Meditation for Stress Reduction
Registration is necessary. Visit or call 800/547-9007.
When: Saturday, Oct. 21 Learn and practice meditation to reduce
Time: 9:45 a.m. Check-in and stress and improve sleep. Guided meditation
Light Breakfast can be an effective practice for balancing
10 a.m. Program your energy and reducing anxiety. Great
Speakers: Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo workshops for individuals new to meditation
Dr. Adam Goldstein and anyone experiencing stress and fatigue.
Dr. Marc Neff
Meditation for Increased Energy

Kennedy Health Alliance Supercharge your energy with easy-to-learn

Bariatric Surgery meditation techniques. Improve both mental
Cheri Leahy, RD
and physical energy. Become more alert and
Kennedy Nutrition Center
Place: Woodcrest Country Club awake with improved mental clarity.
300 Evesham Road
Cherry Hill When: Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10 & 17

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. – Stress

Reduction Series

6:45 - 7:45 p.m. – Increased

Horticultural Therapy Managing Health Care Energy Series
Make Your Own Autumn Expenses in Retirement: What
Fresh Flower Arrangement ‘Baby Boomers’ Need to Know Fee: $36 per 3-week series
About Medicare
Have you ever thought about designing Speaker: Sherri Horner
an autumn fresh flower arrangement in For “Baby Boomers” age 60-65. Learn when
a real pumpkin? Learn the step-by-step you need to sign up for Medicare to avoid Pause & Breathe
basics of fresh flower design and delight penalties, what it covers and does not cover.
in how easy it is! Enjoy the fruits of your How much does Medicare cost? What about Place: Kennedy Health & Wellness
labor when you take your arrangement Medigap, prescription drug coverage and
home to brighten any surface. No experi- Medicare Advantage options? Center
ence necessary. Must register by Oct. 1. When: Wednesday, Oct. 25
When: Wednesday, Oct. 11 Time:         6:30 - 8 p.m. 405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
Time: 7 p.m. Speaker:   Paul D. Levin, CFP, ChFC, RICP
Fee: $10 for supplies                   Retirement Income Suite 201
Place: Kennedy Health & Wellness
Center Certified Professional Washington Twp.
405 Hurffville-Cross Place:        Kennedy Center at Voorhees
Keys Road, Suite 201                   1099 White Horse Road All about the Foot: Bunions,
Washington Twp.                   1st Floor Conference Room Ankle Arthritis and Flat Foot

Join us and learn about the symptoms,

diagnosis and treatment of common foot

Need to find a doctor? disorders.

Visit our online directory at When: Tuesday, November 7
physician-directory for access to more than 1,000
physicians, including primary and specialty care. Time: 6:30 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Daniel

Rothman Institute

Place: Margaret E. Heggan

Free Public Library

606 Delsea Drive, Sewell

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Mind, Body, & Spirit Ask the Physician
Series: The Road to
Resilience Dr. Michael Harrer, D.O.
Rothman Institute
In this two-part series, we will look at how Orthopaedic surgeon
you can bounce back from adversity,
manage stress and optimize your well-being. How does someone know if they’re ready for a joint replacement
Learn practical tips and methods to procedure?
incorporate into your own life. We will It’s very simple: When a patient’s painful joint is dictating their life choices,
discuss the study of resilience, what it is time. For example, if you stop going to church or the synagogue be-
strengthens it, undermines it and how cause your joint hurts, or if you have difficulty playing with your kids/grand-
to master our own reactions to difficult kids because of joint pain, then it is time to consider a joint replacement!
situations. Learning how you can proactively
change behaviors and build confidence in all What kinds of advancements have been made in joint replacement
areas of your life, will enable you to take on surgery over the past few years?
challenges with a new and positive outlook. The most important advancement has been improvement in the quality of
the polyethylene bearings in the prosthesis. This enormous improvement
October 19 will make joint replacements last much longer than ever before. Also, pain
Understanding and Creating control after surgery has greatly improved.
a Resilient Life…Learning the
Essentials! I’ve heard it’s best to hold off as long as possible before having a
joint replacement? Is that true, and if so, why?
October 26 Yes, this is true. Only after ALL conservative measures (exercise,
Optimizing Resilience Going anti-inflammatory medications, injections) have been taken, should a
Forward...How to Be Joyful! replacement be considered. Surgery should be the last step.

These classes are part of a series and intend- How long does it take to recover from a joint replacement
ed to be taken together, but participants can It usually takes three months to return to most jobs, but the joint
replacement continues to improve for up to a full year.
sign up for one only. Each session will consist
Is there a lot of physical therapy required afterward?
of tips, tricks and ideas to incorporate more No, there is not! Patients will walk, cycle, and then after their wound
heals, do some light swimming.
joy and confidence into your life!
What is a revision procedure and why/how is it done?
When: Thursdays, Oct.19 & 26 This is another joint replacement after a prior joint replacement has not
been successful. Each revision is different and requires expertise to solve
Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m. patient-specific obstacles the patient and surgeon may encounter.

Fee: $25 for 2-week series, or To schedule an appointment with Dr. Harrer, call
$15 per class

Speaker: Jen Cooley Fleisher

Mind/Body/Spirit Consultant

Place: Kennedy Center at Voorhees

1099 White Horse Road

1st Floor Conference Room

Understanding and Managing Your Headaches

Learn how to better When: Wednesday, Nov. 15 Speakers: Dr. Loretta Mueller
manage your headaches.
Join us in a discussion Time: 6:45 p.m. Check-in and Kennedy Health Alliance
about headache triggers,
medication options, Refreshments Headache Center
and lifestyle changes you
can make to help cope 7 p.m. Program Dr. Jay Klazmer
with your headaches.
Place: Woodcrest Country Club Kenney Health Alliance

300 Evesham Road Neurology

Cherry Hill Melissa Wadolowski, RD, LDN

Kennedy Nutrition Center


New Faces and Locations for Kennedy Health Alliance

New OB/GYN Physicians in West New Multi-Specialty Office Opens
Deptford in Woodbury

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Hummel and Dr. Maria The KHA West Deptford Primary Care team has moved into
Nguyen to KHA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology team! a larger, newly renovated location around the corner in
Woodbury: 159 South Broad Street (formerly Rite Aid at the
Graduates of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New corner of Broad & Barber Streets).
Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine and board certified in
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Hummel and Dr. Nguyen serve Primary Care providers at the new location include:
women of all ages.
• Dr. Michael Monte Carlo
They will practice at KHA’s West Deptford office (formerly primary • Dr. Jaime Andrews
care), located at 165 Princeton Avenue. Call 856/384-0349 for an • Dr. Jacqueline Riedel
appointment. • Rachelle Coughlin, APN-C
• Christopher Dick, ANP-C
Dr. James Bertel Joins New KHA Office • Lisa Kunkle, PA-C
in Washington Township
KHA Gastroenterologists Dr. Donald McMahon and Dr. Brian
Dr. Bertel, a member of the American Academy of Family Blair will see patients at this location once a week, as well as
Physicians, brings more than 30 years of experience as a Family Vascular Surgeon Dr. Holly Graves.
Medicine physician. A graduate of the University of Technical
Sciences, School of Medicine, in Santo Domingo, and The Citadel Now accepting new patients! To book
Military College of Charleston, Dr. Bertel completed a Family an appointment, call 844/KHA-CAREs or
Medicine Internship and Residency with Rutgers Medical School book online at
in New Brunswick, NJ.

The new KHA office is located in the Washington Pavilions on
Hurffville-Cross Keys Road: 100 Kings Way East, Suite D-2, Sewell.

Pulmonary Medicine Team Welcomes
Two New Providers

We’re pleased to announce that two new physicians have joined
KHA’s Pulmonary Medicine team: Jason Becker, DO, and Jay
Kirkham, DO. Both doctors will practice with KHA’s Pulmonary
Medicine Team, which moved to a new suite in the Kennedy
Cancer Center, 900 Medical Center Drive, Suite 205, Sewell.

Kennedy Health Alliance’s Kennedy in the Community
Marlton locations have merged
into a newly renovated, Look for the Kennedy Health table at these upcoming free health fairs and conferences. Stop by and
multi-specialty office: learn about our varied services and ask questions from our clinicians and health educators about
KHA Marlton how you can live a healthier life and how Kennedy can help you get there!
Kennedy Health Alliance Plaza
73 North Maple Avenue, Suite B Saturday, Sept. 16 Saturday, Sept. 23 Saturday, Sept. 30
Marlton, NJ 08053 St. Anthony’s Italian Gloucester County Women’s Farm to Fork Fall Festival
844/542-2273 Festival Health Summit 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at
Primary Care: 2 -10 p.m. at Glassboro’s 8 a.m. - Noon at Gloucester Duffield’s Farm, Chapel
• Carman Ciervo, DO Downtown District, County Institute of Heights Road, Sewell
• Matthew Gettings, DO College Avenue Technology (GCIT) Rain-or-Shine Event
• Rafael Hasbun, MD Rain-or-Shine Event 1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell
• Howard Press, DO Sunday, Oct. 1
• Jeffery Ranalli, DO Wednesday, Sept. 20 Saturday, Sept. 23 Blackwood Pumpkin
• Justin Schweitzer, DO Gloucester County Cherry Hill Mayor’s Wellness Festival
• Ciby Varkey, MD Senior Citizen Picnic Day and Book It 5K 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at
Gastroenterology: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 8 a.m. - Noon at Cherry Hill Blackwood Town Center
• Richard Walters, DO Red Bank Battlefield, Public Library Rain Date: Oct. 8
Neurology: National Park 1100 Kings Highway North
• Jay Klazmer, DO Rain Date: Sept. 21 Rain-or-Shine Event

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SUPPORT GROUPS For information about all other Kennedy support groups, please call
800/547-9007 or visit

Bereavement Support Group Dialysis Support Group Living with Loss – Fall Session

Healing in a caring environment.  A monthly support group with fellow When:  Wednesdays,
When:  4th Tuesday dialysis patients and family members Sept. 20 - Oct. 25
Time: 6:30 p.m. in a non-judgmental, supportive Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place:   Kennedy University environment. Place: Kennedy University
When:  2nd Wednesday
Hospital – Washington Twp. Time:    2 p.m. Hospital – Stratford
Place:   Kennedy Dialysis Center
435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road 201 Laurel Oak Road, Suite A 18 E. Laurel Road
  1st Floor Classroom Schwartz Conference Room
When: 2nd Friday
Breast Cancer Awareness Time 10:30 a.m. Registration required by Sept. 15. 
and Support Place:   Kennedy Dialysis Center Please call 856/778-0222 or email
300 Medical Center Drive [email protected]
Join us for Kennedy’s Breast Cancer Support Sewell
For more information, contact
Group. To register, call 856/582-3196. Hillary Scott, LSW, at 856/780-0414 Living with Cancer:
or [email protected]
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays A support group for patients and their

beginning Sept. 6 families to discuss the survivorship journey.

Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. To register, call 856/582-3196.

Facilitator: Sue Saporito, BSN, RN, OCN When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

Place: Center for Hope & Healing beginning Sept. 13

Suite 211 Time: 10 - 11 a.m.

Chronic Pain Support Group Fighting Men/Fighting Cancer - Facilitators: Abigale Hassel, MSW, LCSW,
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Connect with others; learn new skills OSW-C
and strategies to cope with pain in a safe For men coping with prostate cancer, this
and supportive environment.                       Sue Saporito, BSN, RN, OCN
When: 2nd Friday confidential education and support group is
Time:  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.                       Sandy Murray, RN, OCN, CTTS
Place: Voorhees Senior Living offered by the Kennedy Cancer Center and
501 Laurel Oak Road Place:      Center for Hope & Healing
provides helpful information to patients and
Diabetes Support Group Suite 211
their caregivers.
Support for adults wanting to learn Dates: 1st Tuesday Parent Bereavement
more about managing their diabetes. Time:  7 p.m. Support Group
When:  4th Monday (except holidays) Facilitator:  Joseph A. Musumeci
Time:  1:30 p.m. Place:            Patient and Family Resource Kennedy Health introduces a new,
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford
18 E. Laurel Road, Private Dining Room Center, Suite 211 professionally facilitated support group

Saturday, Oct. 7 for parents who have lost a child to share
Pennsauken Harvest Festival
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the their feelings, receive mutual support and
Pennsauken Community
Recreation Facility learn about some ways to help manage
Rain Date: Oct. 8
their heartache.
Sunday, Oct. 15 When: 1st Tuesday
Cherry Hill Harvest Festival Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Noon - 4 p.m. at Croft Farm Place:    Kennedy University
100 Bortons Mill Road
Cherry Hill Hospital – Cherry Hill
Rain-or-Shine Event
Conference Room 2
Saturday, Oct. 28 When:  2nd Tuesday
Stratford Fall Festival Time:    6 - 9 p.m.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Yellin School Place:   Kennedy University
111 Warwick Road, Stratford
Rain Date: Oct. 29 Hospital – Stratford

Private Dining Room
When:  3rd Tuesday
Time:    6 - 9 p.m.
Place:   Kennedy University

Hospital – Washington Twp.

1st Floor Classroom

For more information, contact
Kimberly Brody-Muckenfuss, BSN, RN,
at 856/488-6680 (day); 609/519-3113
(evening); or k.brody-muckenfuss@


Plant-Based Diet Improves The Kennedy
Outcomes for Autoimmune Patients Nutrition Center
Live your life. Love your food. Eat more plants!
By Alyssa M. Luning, RD, LDN Diabetes Comprehensive
Autoimmune disease – a disorder in Here are three dietary interventions that
which your immune system attacks can help with autoimmune disorders: The Kennedy Nutrition Center provides
healthy cells -- is the third most 1) Ditch processed foods. Chips, outpatient education in diabetes care and self-
common disease category. In fact, processed cheese, lunch meat, snack management to people with diabetes, using
the number of patients diagnosed cakes/bars, and fast food. Unfortunately, the expertise of an experienced and highly
in the U.S. has gone up 6% every the Standard American Diet consists of trained health care staff.
year for the past 30 years. Why are 63% processed foods, 25% animal foods,
autoimmune diseases on the rise? and only 12% plant foods. Our Centers are staffed by Certified Diabetes
Some theories are: 2) Eat 9 daily servings of fruits and Educators, including Registered Nurses and
• the hygiene hypothesis (overuse of vegetables. Slowly increase your intake Registered Dietitians, committed to educating
antibacterial soaps and disinfectants) of fruits and veggies one day at a time patients on a wide variety of issues related to
• stress and increased rates of anxiety to prevent gastric distress. One serving diabetes, including:
and depression and, of fruit: One whole fruit or ½ cup cut up.
• obesity (70% of Americans are now One serving of vegetables: one cup raw • Checking and monitoring blood sugar
overweight or obese). or ½ cup cooked. levels
The risk factors for autoimmune disease 3) Aim for 35 grams of fiber per day.
are similar to cardiovascular disease The higher the fiber in your diet, the • Designing an individualized menu
– high-fat, high-salt diets. Evidence more you decrease your risk for disease. • Understanding how exercise can often
shows that a whole foods, plant-based Fiber supplements are not as effective
diet improves outcomes in patients with as plant foods. Fruits (apples, pears, help people with diabetes manage
autoimmune disorders, such as multiple melon, etc.), vegetables (spinach, their condition
sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 broccoli, salads, etc.), whole grains • Administering insulin shots, when
diabetes, and more. (brown rice), starchy vegetables necessary
(sweet potatoes), and legumes • Making lifestyle adjustments and
(lentils, chickpeas, and kidney beans). helping resolve family issues.
The typical Standard American diet
only provides 7-12 grams of fiber. We also offer:
We are missing the mark by a lot.
• Individual Counseling
For nutritional counseling sessions with • Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
a Registered Dietitian, call the Kennedy • Gestational Diabetes Counseling
Nutrition Center at 844/309-7708.
Cherry Hill:
Lifestyle Programs Thursdays, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Oct. 5, 12, 19
Sleep Centers Nov. 2, 9, 16
Tired all the time? Snore at night? Kennedy’s Sleep Centers in Cherry Hill,
Stratford and Washington Township provide diagnostic testing to determine Stratford:
if you have a sleep disorder, and then suggest your best course of treatment. Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
To learn more about the Sleep Centers, call 800/580-6364. Sept. 12, 19, 26
Balance Centers Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
The Balance Centers at Kennedy can help you and your doctor determine the Oct. 13, 20, 27
cause of your dizziness or unexplained falls, and can suggest a treatment plan Dec. 1, 8, 15
to help you regain control. Balance Centers are located at Kennedy’s Cherry Hill,
Stratford and Washington Township campuses. For more information about Washington Township
Kennedy’s Balance Centers, call 866/943-4567. Mondays, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
The Kennedy Nutrition Center Sept. 11, 18, 25
Turn to Kennedy Health for comprehensive nutrition counseling services and Oct. 9, 16, 23
diabetes education services offered by highly trained Registered Dietitians at Nov. 6, 13, 20
locations in Cherry Hill, Somerdale and Washington Township. Whether you have Dec. 4, 11, 18
specific health issues that need to be addressed, or just want to feel and look
your best, Kennedy’s Nutrition Center is here to help you achieve your nutrition Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Sept. 6, 13, 20
1100 goals. Call v84ie4/w309-7708 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Oct. 4, 11, 18
Nov. 1, 8, 15
Dec. 6, 13, 20

Call 844/309-7708 to register!

Patient Spotlight

Kennedy Helps South Jersey
Patients Manage Diabetes

myself. It has really made
a positive impact on my
overall lifestyle.”

Over the past 10 years,
multiple drugs have
been developed to
more effectively manage
diabetes. Dr. Barone says
some of these newer
medications can help
patients lose weight, and
may prevent cardio-
vascular disease, which
remains the number one
killer of patients with

With poor eating habits and limited doesn’t have to take insulin anymore, as his As for technology,
activity, 56-year-old Sewell, NJ, diabetes was reversed with weight loss. Dr. Barone feels the
native Anthony Perri’s (pictured biggest advances have
above with Dr. Barone) health Dr. Barone also works with patients who been in the
was spiraling out of control. At his are pre-diabetic, meaning they have a improvement of patient insulin pumps,
heaviest, he weighed 530 pounds condition characterized by slightly elevated which deliver a single type of rapid-acting
and took 400 units of insulin a day blood glucose levels that indicate a person insulin in two ways: a dose that is pumped
to control his diabetes. He knew is at risk for progressing to Type 2 diabetes. to compensate for food eaten or to correct
changes needed to be made. To find out if a patient is diabetic, KHA uses a high blood glucose level, and a dose
a simple blood test that measures glucose pumped continuously at an adjustable rate
Diabetes, a chronic disease affecting nearly levels over a three-month period. Common to deliver insulin needed between meals
30 million Americans, is the seventh leading symptoms of diabetes to watch out for are: and at night. Many insulin pumps now
cause of death in the U.S. Unlike Anthony, feature a sleek design, LED/touch screens
who knew he was diabetic, many people • frequent urination and continuous glucose sensors.
living with diabetes don’t even know they • always being thirsty
have it. Often, it isn’t until someone goes to • an increased appetite Kennedy is continually at the forefront
their doctor because they don’t feel well, • unintentional weight loss of diabetes treatment and management
or ends up in a hospital, that they learn of • and blurry vision. in South Jersey. Since 1997, Kennedy’s
their diagnosis. Comprehensive Diabetes Education
Once diagnosed with the disease, it is best Program has been awarded the prestigious
With the help of Kennedy Health Alliance managed through a combination of med- American Diabetes Association (ADA)
(KHA) Endocrinologist Dr. Gregory Barone ications and lifestyle changes. Dr. Barone Education Recognition Certificate for
– who specializes in treating patients with says he strongly encourages his patients quality diabetes self-management
hormonal diseases, such as diabetes (Type to attend Kennedy’s diabetes education education, helping thousands of area
1 & Type 2) and obesity – and Kennedy’s classes, as they offer encouragement and residents learn how to effectively manage
team, Anthony was put on a 1,000-calo- helpful healthy living tips. their condition to ensure a better quality
rie-a-day diet. A little more than two years of life.
later, he now weighs 316 pounds and “A lot of people are in denial about their
health,” says Anthony. “But I am so thankful To schedule an appointment with
to Dr. Barone for recommending I go to Dr. Barone, please call 844/542-2273 and
diabetes education classes and educate for more about diabetes education and
treatment services at Kennedy, please call


Center for Hope & Healing

900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell The Healing Touch Free cancer education
of Reiki Therapy and support programs
All of the classes are held in the
Hope & Healing Room, Suite 207, Reiki, called “touch therapy,” involves for cancer patients.
unless otherwise indicated. placing the hands on or very near to a For all Hope &
person’s body. The Reiki practitioner
HOPE (Helping Oncology attempts to transmit or deliver energy. Healing class registrations,
Patients Exercise) When: For an appointment, please register at
call 856/218-5591
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages Instructor: Valerie McGuire, CYT, RYT
and fitness levels. Tai Chi
When: Mondays Reiki II Practitioner
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. A Chinese slow motion exercise designed
Reflexology to promote good health and longevity by
Well-Being Yoga Classes circulating internal energy or “chi.”
A popular alternative therapy, reflexology When: Mondays
Yoga – which increases flexibility, range promotes relaxation, improves circulation, Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
of motion and strength – may bring reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and Instructor: Jerry Devone, CPT
additional benefits. encourages overall healing. It is also used
for post-operative or palliative care. American Cancer Society
When: Tuesdays Reflexology should not replace medical (ACS) Programs at Center
Times: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. or treatment. for Hope & Healing
6 - 7 p.m. When: 3rd Thursdays Look Good…Feel Better
Instructor: Cindy Sporer, ACSM CPT, CES, Time: For an appointment,
Yoga Fit call 856/218-5591 Volunteer beauty professionals lead
Instructor: Grace A. Morrow, CR groups of 6-10 women through
When: Thursdays practical hands-on use of makeup,
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Art Discovery Workshops skin and nail care, and how to deal
Instructor: Colleen Arnold, ACE, with hair loss. Each woman receives
AFAA, CES Explore your creativity through various art a free makeup kit to use during
techniques, including drawing, painting, and after the workshop.
Chair Yoga collage, and clay in a supportive and
playful environment. Class is limited to When: Tuesdays, Sept. 19 and
For the person who finds it difficult to cancer survivors, including those newly Nov. 21
participate in a traditional yoga class due diagnosed or actively in treatment. No Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
to physical limitations or joint issues, all previous artistic experience required. To register, call 800/227-2345.
poses are performed seated or standing, When: Wednesdays
using a chair as support. Time: 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
When: Wednesdays Instructor: Mary Barnett, BFA
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Fine Artist & Muralist

The Hope & Healing Understanding the Risks of Hereditary Breast Cancer
Join us for a discussion about the risk factors of Hereditary
Join fellow community knitters and/or (inherited) Breast Cancer.
crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share
and learn new skills, while working on Attendees will learn about genetic testing and counseling,
community projects that will benefit as well as risk reduction techniques that may help lower one’s
Kennedy Cancer Center patients and risk of developing breast cancer. Light refreshments will be
their families. Please bring your own served. For more information, or to register, contact Brenda
supplies and materials. NOTE: These Gorman at 856/218-5324.
sessions are non-instructional.
When: Tuesdays When: Thursday, Oct. 5 Colette Hyatt, MS, LCGC
Time: 10 a.m. - Noon Time: 5 - 6 p.m.
Speaker: Colette Hyatt, MS, LCGC
Genetic Counselor, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

at Jefferson
Place: Center for Hope & Healing, Suite 211

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A Q&A with Fellowship-Trained Breast
Surgeon Kay Yoon-Flannery, DO, MPH
Kahyun Yoon-
10th Annual Bill Bottino Flannery, DO, MPH, What type of treatments are available
Mud Run for Cancer is the Medical Director for breast cancer? We have many treatment
of the Kennedy options, ranging from surgery, medical oncol-
When: Saturday, September 16 Comprehensive Breast ogy, radiation oncology – or a combination.
Time: Gates Open 8 a.m. Center in Washington Each patient’s treatment regimen is tailored
Registration 8:30 a.m. Township, NJ. Dr. Yoon- to their specific cancer type. At Kennedy,
Place: Cumberland County Flannery oversees there are also clinical trials offered to patients
Fairgrounds, Millville Kennedy’s breast care who meet certain criteria. Clinical trials are
program, based within its Cancer Center, carefully controlled research studies that are
Join Kennedy’s Team K.I.C.K as we navigate which provides a supportive environment done to get a closer look at promising new
four miles of mucky obstacle challenges for women to receive personalized, treatments or procedures.
because no one fights cancer alone! patient-centered care for an array of breast
• Yummy BBQ • Kids’ Mud Run conditions, both benign and malignant. What are new areas of diagnosis and
• Mud Run & • Live Music treatment? Breast cancer treatment is
Team K.I.C.K. • 50/50 Raffles Dr. Yoon-Flannery is a graduate of Rowan always evolving. Immunotherapy, in
T-shirts University-School of Osteopathic Medicine particular, including targeted therapies
(formerly UMDNJ-SOM) and recently and therapeutic vaccines, have shown
Visit and select Team completed a Breast Surgical Oncology great promise for breast cancer treatment.
K.I.C.K. to register. Questions? Please call Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Pam Mancini at 856/566-2061. Fluent in Korean, Dr. Yoon-Flannery is a Can a woman help lessen the odds of
50% of proceeds benefit the Kennedy member of the American Society of Breast getting breast cancer? While there is no
Cancer Center Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, sure way to prevent breast cancer, you can
American College of Surgeons and American lower your risk by changing the risk factors
8th Annual Tree of Lights College of Osteopathic Surgeons. that are under your control. Having a healthy
Remembrance Celebration lifestyle in general certainly helps. Limiting
What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is an excess alcohol intake, eating a healthy diet
Remember Those Who Have Passed ... abnormal growth in the breast that can be and maintaining a healthy weight, as well as
Honor Those Who Have Survived felt as a lump or seen on a mammogram, exercising routinely are all great things to do
however, just because you have a lump, it to keep things in check. And routine mam-
Honor, remember and celebrate the lives does not mean you have cancer. mography is an important screening tool for
of loved ones by symbolically illuminating women, generally beginning at age 40.
a light on the Kennedy Cancer Center Tree How common is breast cancer in the
of Lights. Celebration includes music, U.S.? Statistics show that in 2017, an What is distinctive about the Kennedy
light refreshments, tree lighting and cer- estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive Cancer Center? Kennedy Comprehensive
emony – names recited by Cancer Center breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed Breast Center offers every service aspect
staff. Donations of $5 for each name in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new needed in the care of a breast cancer patient,
submitted benefit Kennedy’s Center for cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. from diagnosis to support classes, all under
Hope and Healing. To register and make People from different walks of life develop one roof. We offer what is not only the
donations online, go to kennedyhealth. breast cancer, although there are steps you standard of care in the treatment of breast
org/treeoflights starting October 9th. can take to lower your risk. cancer, but also focus on patient-centered
When: Thursday, November 16 care. All too often, patients going through
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m. Can men get breast cancer? Men can breast cancer treatments can feel over-
Place: Kennedy Cancer Center certainly get breast cancer but it is not whelmed or just like a number. Our team will
900 Medical Center Drive common. I usually recommend genetic guide you from start to finish. Most of us at
Sewell counseling and testing for male breast the Center have personal or family experi-
cancer patients. ence with breast cancer and we truly know
Cancer Support what it feels like to be on the other side.
What should patients expect when they What does it mean to be a trained breast
• Breast Cancer are diagnosed with breast cancer? The surgeon? Breast surgeons receive additional
• Living with Cancer first thing is to take a deep breath. Breast training specific to breast diseases. I com-
• Prostate Cancer cancer is a very treatable and curable pleted a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
disease. There are many more options to at the University of Pennsylvania. I specialize
See page 9 for more information. treat breast cancer today than in the past. in minimally invasive surgery, particularly
Your medical team will work collaboratively nipple-sparing mastectomy. My Fellowship
to map out the best course of treatment for training also included certification in Hidden
your specific needs. At the Kennedy Cancer Scar Breast Cancer Surgery.
Center, we have designated Patient Navi-
gators to help every step of the way, from Join Dr. Yoon-Flannery for a webinar on
diagnosis to treatment and beyond. how to find hope after a breast cancer
diagnosis on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.
See page 18 for details.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Yoon-Flannery, please call 856/218-2100. 1133

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

Minding Your Medications Forever Young Q&A:

It’s important to be informed about your

medications. Join us to learn how to keep Making the Golden Years GREAT!
an accurate list, talk to your doctor about

your medications, why you need to take Do you want to live longer and healthier?
Dr. Gettings and Melissa Wadolowski, RD,
medications as instructed, how interactions LDN, will answer your questions on how
to live longer and healthier lives.
occur and how to keep your medication safe.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 10

Time: 11 a.m.

Speaker: Richard Kaufman, Pharm.D. When: Tuesday, Oct. 24
Time: 11:45 p.m.
Kennedy Health
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – Check-in and Lunch
Cherry Hill
2201 Chapel Avenue West Noon Program
Conference Room 3 Speakers: Dr. Matthew Gettings

Memory Challenge Kenney Health Alliance
Melissa Wadolowski, RD, LDN

Exercise for your brain is just as important as Kennedy Nutrition Center

exercise for your body. Join us for a discussion Place: Allora Restaurant

on memory and participate in challenging 892 Route 73, Marlton

brain exercises.

When: Thursday, Oct. 19 Horticultural Therapy

Time: 2 p.m. My Loved One has Passed,
Now What?
Instructor: Tanya McKeown Fresh Evergreen Arrangements
Widowhood may be a new and intimidat-
Corporate Manager, ing term for you. We will dive into three Discover how to combine fresh evergreens
distinct phases, as well as emotional and
Community Wellness financial issues. As you understand your- and fresh flowers, creating live winter
self and the phases better, you can start to
Kennedy Health make important decisions regarding the arrangements you can duplicate at home
Place: Kennedy University Hospital – next phase of your life.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14 and enjoy all winter! Enjoy the fruits of your
Stratford Time: 11 a.m.
Speakers: Todd Woodside labor when you take your arrangement
18 E. Laurel Road Funeral Director,
home to brighten any surface. No
3rd Floor Room M Egizi Funeral Home
Jason Gabrieli, CFP® experience necessary. Must register
Veterans’ Medal Ceremony HFM Financial Advisors
Place: Margaret E. Heggan by Nov. 27.
Free Public LIbrary When: Wednesday, Dec. 6
Each year, Camden County veterans – whether 606 Delsea Drive Time: 10 a.m.
currently serving or honorably discharged – Sewell Fee:
are honored at a special medal ceremony. Call $10 for supplies
856/374-5801 for an application, which must Place: Kennedy University Hospital –
be returned by October 14. Medals presented
by Camden County Freeholders, Veterans’ Affairs
18 E. Laurel Road

and Jewish War Veterans Post 126 3rd Floor Room L
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Kennedy Center at Voorhees
1099 White Horse Road

Circle of Knitting & Crocheting Short Story & Discussion Club

Activities Join fellow knitters and/or crocheters Share the enriching experience of reading short

on an ongoing basis. Please bring your stories. New members always welcome. Pick up

at the own supplies and materials. Group is copies of the short stories prior to the meeting
non-instructional. Yarn, cotton fabric at the library’s front desk.
When: 2nd Tuesday
and fleece donations are accepted. Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays Facilitator: Jeanne Sevast
Time: 12 - 4 p.m. Adult Services Library Associate
Place: Vogelson Library, Voorhees Place: Vogelson Library, Voorhees
203 Laurel Road, 3rd Floor
203 Laurel Road, 3rd Floor

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Fitness Classes for Seniors

• Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle and mat
• Please register and pay at or call 800/522-1965.

Kennedy University Kennedy Health & Wellness Kennedy University Breakfast
Hospital – Stratford Center Hospital – Cherry Hill & Dinner Club

18 E. Laurel Road 405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, 2201 Chapel Avenue West Membership Card Required.
3rd Floor Room L Suite 201 • Washington Twp. Conference Rooms 2 & 3
Breakfast Club
Gentle Yoga for Seniors – Gentle Yoga for Seniors –
Stratford Cherry Hill Early breakfast dining from 6:30 - 10 a.m.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays When: Tuesdays and Thursdays for only $3.50 per person. Enjoy the
“traditional” with: eggs, breakfast meat,
Session I: Begins Sept. 6 Session I: Begins Sept. 7 and potatoes or the “power” with:
oatmeal, fruit, and yogurt. Both include
(No class 9/11, 9/20) (No class 9/19, 9/28) toast or bagel, juice (no bottles) and coffee.

Session II: Begins Nov. 6 Session II: Begins Nov. 2 Dinner Club

(No class 12/11) (No class 11/23, 11/30) Enjoy early dining from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
for just $5 per person! Includes entrée,
Time: Monday - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Time: 3 - 4 p.m. vegetable, small soup, small salad, a slice of
cake or pie and a fountain beverage
Wednesday – 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Fee: Session I - $56 (14 classes) (no bottles).
Kennedy - Cherry Hill Cafeteria
Fee: $56 per Session (14 classes) Session II - $52 (13 classes) 2201 Chapel Avenue West
Breakfast: 2nd Monday
Instructor: Myrna Mandelbaum Instructor: Myrna Mandelbaum Dinner: 3rd Wednesday

Gentle Chair Flow – Just Move for Seniors – Kennedy - Stratford Cafeteria
Washington Twp. Washington Twp. 18 E. Laurel Road
Chair sequences based on the principles Breakfast: 3rd Tuesday
Light aerobics, toning and stretching using Dinner: 4th Thursday
of yoga.
a chair. Bring weights (1 to 3 lbs.) to class. Kennedy - Washington Twp. Cafeteria
When: Mondays 435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
When: Tuesdays Breakfast: 3rd Thursday
Session I: Begins Oct. 2 Dinner: 3rd Monday
Session I: Begins Sept. 26
Session II: Begins Nov. 27
Session II: Begins Nov. 14
(No class 10/9)
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $30 per session (6 classes)
Fee: Session I - $24 (6 classes)
Instructor: Susan Leblang
Session II - $16 (4 classes)

Instructor: Susan Leblang When: Fridays

G entle Yoga for Seniors – Session I: Begins Sept. 29
Washington Twp.
Session II: Begins Nov. 17

When: Wednesdays Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Session I: Begins Oct. 4 (12/22 - 10 - 11 a.m.)

Session II: Begins Nov. 29 Fee: $30 per session (6 classes)

(No class 10/11) Instructor: Susan Leblang

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

Fee: Session I - $24 (6 classes)

Session II - $16 (4 classes)

Instructor: Cindy Sporer

Walk With Kennedy ‘Walk This Way’Walking Program

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 5 – December 28
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
Place: RowanSOM Wellness Center, Medical Center Drive, Stratford

‘Get Out and Get Fit’ Along the Trail

Trails offer a great way to get active and explore nature. Join us along
local trails – part of the Circuit Trail System – for fitness walking and
stretching. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.
Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch to picnic after the walk.
When: Friday, Oct. 6
Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
Place: Gloucester Twp. Health & Fitness Trail, Red Caboose
Located at Church Street and Railroad Avenue


Experience the Kennedy Fitness & Wellness

South Jersey Future Fitness facilities – Sewell, Mullica Hill, Medford, Turnersville, Berlin, Mt. Laurel and Cherry Hill – are now called Kennedy
Fitness & Wellness Centers. These modern health care centers go beyond being a traditional gym. They follow a medical model – which

offers fitness training specific to various health conditions, such as, diabetes, stroke, cancer and Parkinson’s disease – with oversight by a
Medical Advisory Board. Our collaborative team of qualified medical and fitness professionals will provide evidence-based exercise and

wellness programs designed to improve the quality of your life!

Kennedy Fitness & Wellness is committed to working with your physician to develop an exercise program tailored to your specific needs.

Find out more at, the Healthy Living Fair on Tuesday, September 26 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Cherry Hill
location, or just stop by and tour one of our facilities.

Primary Care

Our Medical

Advisory Board

The Medical Advisory Board (MAB) Greg Taylor, DO Tracy Persily, DO Jeffery Ranalli, DO Jon Shulman, APN
plays a vital role in providing support to MAB Medical Director
staff at the Kennedy Fitness & Wellness
Center. The MAB is a group of physicians Orthopaedics
and clinicians that represent various
specialties and diversified viewpoints
within the health care community.
The MAB helps oversee the content of
educational programs at the Center, and
members often teach or participate in
classes, delivering the latest news about
advances in health care and technology.

For more information about our Luke Austin, MD Barrett Woods, MD John Salvo, MD Robert Franks, DO
Endocrinology Bariatric Surgery Pulmonary Cardiology
Medical Advisory Board physicians,
physician-directory or call

Greg Barone, DO Adeshola Fakulujo, MD Neveen Malik, DO Dan Tarditi, DO

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Upcoming Programs West Berlin / Voorhees Mount Laurel
& Events
545 Route 73 835H6o/7vEt7eN8c-hN5&9BE0lDv0WdYEFLILTNNEESSSS
All attendees are invited to try a FREE class 856/753-1800
before or after attending an event or program
listed here. To register, visit Turnersville Cherry Hill
classes or call 800/547-9007.
501 NJ-168 1432 Route 70
Healthy Living 856/401-1885 856/857-0333
Health Fair
• Health Information & Giveaways 167 Bridgeton Pike 180 Route 70
• Free Screenings: Blood Pressure, Body Fat 856/478-0060 609/714-8808
• Free Chair Massages
Tuesday, Sept. 26 Sewell USE T
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 405 Hurffville-Cross E&NNWEEDLYLNFIETSNSESS VERS
Cherry Hill 856/582-2180 Keys Rd.

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heritage. We can are many non-operative women will suffer strokes

control many of treatment options avail- this year than men? 80% of

the factors that will able to help you manage strokes are preventable?

influence the quality pain, prevent further Join us for information

and quantity of our degeneration and on strokes including:

years with our daily maintain a healthy, active what they are, signs and

decisions, such as lifestyle. Join us to learn symptoms, how to respond,

what we eat. Join us if any of these treatment what to expect in the

to learn what tasty options will work for you. emergency room, and
Wednesday, Oct. 25
items may add years 5 – 6 p.m. how to treat them.
Dr. Sunny Gupta Thursday, Nov. 16
to your life. Rothman Institute 9 - 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 26 Sewell Dr. Jay Klazmer
10 - 11 a.m. Kennedy Health Alliance
Stephanie Biggs, West Berlin
Kennedy Nutrition
Cherry Hill



Kennedy Health Opens New Lung

Bethlehem Nodule Center
The Kennedy Cancer Center, a member of the in a single visit. Patients considered to be at
On Saturday, Dec. 9, travel by Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson, high-risk for lung cancer should talk to their
motor coach with Kennedy to has opened a multidisciplinary Lung Nodule primary care physician about referral to the
Bethlehem, PA, to shop at the Center at its Washington Township location. Lung Nodule Center.
German Christmas markets, see the
Central Moravian Church decorated The new Lung Nodule Center at Kennedy The Kennedy Cancer Center is a designated
for Christmas, tour the Moravian provides continuation of care for high-risk Lung Cancer Screening Center through the
Museum and enjoy a riding tour of patients who have been diagnosed with a American College of Radiology (ACR) and a
Bethlehem by night. Meals on your lung nodule. Lung nodules are defined as Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of
own. Cost: $95 per person. Call abnormal spots or lesions on a lung scan. Excellence. For more information about the
Joanne Esposito at 856/261-3976 High-risk patients include individuals age Lung Nodule Center, call 856/218-5324.
to sign up. 55-77 who have a tobacco-smoking history of
at least 30 pack-years (meaning they smoked
Brooklyn the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day
Christmas Lights for 30 years, or about two packs per day for 15
years); as well as those who are either current-
Kennedy’s PrimeTime will head by ly smoking or have quit less than 15 years ago.
motor coach Monday, Dec. 11, to
Brooklyn, NY, to visit the over-the-top By providing patients with personalized and
Christmas lights and decorations in compassionate care, Kennedy’s advanced
the Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge approach allows all services to be provided
sections of the city. Trip includes a
theatrical dinner at Tommaso’s Live Webinar with Red Cross
Restaurant. Cost: $175 per person. a Health Expert Blood Drives
Tips included. No refunds, trip
insurance is available. Call PrimeTime To register, visit Kennedy University Hospital –
at 800/522-1965, or register online Washington Township
at 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Finding Hope Thursday, September 7
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Cancer Diagnosis Kennedy University Hospital –
Cherry Hill
Join Dr. Yoon-Flannery to discuss some 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
helpful insights into finding hope after Tuesday, September 19
Friday, December 8
a breast cancer diagnosis. Kennedy University Hospital –
Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20
Dr. Kay Yoon-Flannery Thursday, December 14
Medical Director Call Lori Santoro at 856/566-2099
to schedule an appointment.
Kennedy Comprehensive Breast
Center in Washington Twp.

Kennedy – Cherry Hill Hospital
Celebrates Phase 1 Grand Opening

Kennedy – Cherry Hill celebrated
the Grand Opening of Phase 1 of
its overall $200 million project with
a special Ribbon-Cutting event on
Tuesday, May 16. Hundreds of
associates, physicians, board
members, elected officials and
Jefferson executives attended.

With the completion of Phase I,
Kennedy – Cherry Hill campus’ new,
modern look now fully reflects the
high-quality care that takes place
within its walls.

This first phase of the campus An outside view of the newly completed Phase I construction during the Grand Opening.
transformation includes:
The ceremonial ribbon is cut, marking the completion of
• A new 22,000-square-foot Phase I of Kennedy – Cherry Hill’s revitalization project.
spectacular Atrium Lobby,
Dr. Stephen Klasko,
• A 102,000-square-foot Medical President & CEO of Thomas
Office Building, which will add Jefferson University and
more ambulatory services to the Jefferson Health (center),
Kennedy – Cherry Hill campus, chats with Robert
along with physician office DiStanislao, Treasurer
space, and of the Kennedy Health
Board of Directors (left),
• An enclosed, free 600-space and Bruce Paparone, Vice
parking facility. Chairman of the Kennedy
Health Board of Directors.
Phase II of the Kennedy – Cherry Hill
campus revitalization work began
this summer. A new patient tower
with all-private rooms is expected
to be completed in 2019.

Kennedy Health President & CEO Joseph W. Devine,
addresses the crowd.

Shown enjoying a moment before NJ Department of Health Commissioner Cathleen
the formal ceremony are, from left, Bennett (left) poses with Kennedy – Cherry Hill Chief
Kennedy President & CEO Joseph Administrative Officer Lisa Dutterer.
Devine; Dr. James George; and
Dr. Frank Levin. 19

1099 White Horse Rd.
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Farm to Fork

Fall Festival

Kennedy and Duffield’s will partner for When: Chairman, Kennedy Health HealthView information is not intended to
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Michael Baratta
for a prize Place: President and CEO Tina Catrambone
• Children’s Interactive Cooking Demo Joseph W. Devine Shannon Haugh
Duffield’s Farm Christine Mora
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