Flu Shot Clinic Day and Virtual Health Fair

 
 
 

VIRTUAL HEALTH FAIR SCHEDULE AND PRESENTATIONS

You will be able to submit questions in advance on the registration form. An open Q&A time will follow each presentation.

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION HERE

Wednesday, October 6, 3:00 p.m.
Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Dr. DiFerdinando, Princeton Board of Health

Tuesday, October 19, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Elder Justice: A Call to Action
Melissa H. Abu-Adas, CELA, Law Office of Melissa H. Abu-Adas, LLC, and Nicolette Vasco, program coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association
Topic: Legal and Financial Planning

Tuesday, October 26, 1:00 p.m.
Healthcare Decisions Workshop

Tuesday, October 26
Penn Medicine Princeton Health & Home Health
3:00 p.m. Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN — Topic: Nutrition and Pelvic Health
3:45 p.m. Katrina Heath, PT, DPT, PRPC, LPF-C — Center for Pelvic Wellness

Friday, October 29
Capital Health
3:00 p.m. Dr. Ashlee Godshalk Ruggles — Topic: Colon Cancer
3:45 p.m. Dr. Varughese — Below the Belt: Preventing and Detecting Gynecologic Cancers


PSRC FYI SCHEDULE AND TOPICS

Friday, October 8, 11:45 a.m.
FYI Seminar — “Medicare Basics”

Friday, October 15, 11:45 a.m.
FYI Seminar — “Are you safe at home?”

Friday, October 22, 11:45 a.m.
FYI Seminar — “Staying active as we age”


PSRC HEALTH EVENTS AT SUZANNE PATTERSON BUILDING (by appointment)

Thursday, October 7, 2:00–7:00 p.m.
Blood Drive — American Red Cross and Princeton Police Department

Tuesday, October 19, noon–6:00 p.m.
Flu Clinic/Vaccine Boosters — Princeton Health Department



VIRTUAL HEALTH FAIR EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING

Wednesday, October 6, 3:00 p.m.
Join Dr. George DiFerdinando, chair of the Princeton Board of Health, for this virtual town hall meeting where we will discuss the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area, the vaccine, and safety protocols. Registration required, no fee.


ELDER JUSTICE: A CALL TO ACTION

Tuesday, October 19, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Topic: Legal and Financial Planning
Melissa H. Abu-Adas, CELA, owner of the Law Office of Melissa H. Abu-Adas, LLC, in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Melissa is certified as an elder law attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation. Melissa’s practice focuses on estate planning, elder law, wills, trusts, long-term care planning, Medicaid applications, guardianships, special needs trusts, and estate administration.

 

Nicolette Vasco, program coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association, serving the Greater New Jersey Chapter. Nicolette has been on staff of the Alzheimer’s Association since 2016. She is the program coordinator and as such, oversees delivery of all programs & services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association to constituents in the greater New Jersey region. Within the organization Ms. Vasco engages, trains, and manages volunteers to increase the reach of community engagement. As Ms. Vasco’s family has been personally impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease, she provides compassion and empathy in the advocacy, support, and resources to those she serves. Registration required, no fee.


HEALTHCARE DECISIONS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, October 26, 1:00 p.m.
Go beyond completing your advance directives and learn ways to talk to your family/friends about your wishes for end-of-life care. The workshop will review documents and key issues. Copies of Five Wishes will be emailed to participants prior to the session, so register early. Facilitated by Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC care coordinator, and HomeFriends coordinator. Registration required, no fee.

PENN MEDICINE PRINCETON HEALTH & HOME HEALTH
Tuesday, October 26, 3:00 p.m.
Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN — Topic: Nutrition and Pelvic Health
Join Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center, to learn about what and even how we eat affects pelvic health.
 
Tuesday, October 26, 3:45 p.m.
Katrina Heath, PT, DPT, PRPC, LPF-C — Center for Pelvic Wellness
Katrina Heath, PT, DPT, PRPC, LPF-C, physical therapist at Center for Pelvic Wellness, discusses Princeton Medical Center’s Pelvic Floor Program, which helps with men, women and children in bladder and bowel dysfunctions. Diagnoses treated at the Center for Pelvic Wellness include pelvic floor dysfunctions, urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, constipation, urgency, frequency, and pain. She will discuss pelvic health and the program that will help you learn to manage these symptoms. Please come and be willing to learn about common pelvic floor dysfunctions and what you can do to help manage your symptoms.
 

CAPITAL HEALTH
Friday, October 29, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Ashlee Godshalk Ruggles — Topic: Colon Cancer

Dr. Ashlee N. Godshalk Ruggles is a board certified, fellowship trained colorectal surgeon with a focus on minimally invasive procedures. After receiving her medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Godshalk Ruggles completed her internship and general surgery residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She continued her education by completing two fellowships at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX—the first in minimally-invasive colon and rectal surgery where she focused entirely on a laparoscopic and robotic approach to colorectal surgeries. She furthered her expertise by completing an additional fellowship in colon and rectal surgery the following year, this time expanding her focus to include advanced endoscopy and all approaches to surgery.

As a colon and rectal surgeon, Dr. Godshalk Ruggles’ sole focus is the prevention and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. Her clinical interests focus on improving patient quality of life, implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols, and utilizing a minimally invasive approach to surgery.

 
Friday, October 29, 3:45 p.m.
Dr. Varughese — Below the Belt: Preventing and Detecting Gynecologic Cancers

Too often gynecologic cancers (cancers of the female reproductive system) go undetected. Being proactive in your health and learning about gynecologic cancers may reduce your risk and identify ways to prevent cancer and to diagnose cancers in an early stage when more treatment options and higher survival rates are possible. The focus will be on prevention strategies of the three most common gynecologic cancers: uterine, ovarian, and cervical.

Dr. Joyce Varughese is a board certified, fellowship trained gynecologic oncologist at Capital Health Surgical Group. Before joining Capital Health, Dr. Varughese was interim division director of Gynecologic Oncology at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Varughese is a clinical assistant professor at Robert Wood Johnson-Rutgers Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ.

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