Livingston, NJ: Saint Barnabas community programs, classes and support groups for February


Saint Barnabas Medical Center

After offering programs on tools to quit smoking, early lung cancer detection, weight-loss options, perinatal bereavement support, heart healthy eating and high-risk lung cancer screening, Saint Barnabas Medical Center will offer the following programs:

• The Use of Cannabis for the Treatment of Pain, on February 26 at 7:00 pm, at Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
This educational session will review the history of cannabis use, current national legalization movements, the basic scientific rational for its use, and its risks and benefits in the treatment of pain.
The program is free but registration is required, by calling (973) 322-5620.

• Joint Replacement Seminar, on February 27, at 6:30 pm, at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston, NJ.
There’s a difference between feeling one’s age and pain that keeps one from participating in even the most common of everyday activities.
For those suffering from chronic hip or knee pain, joint replacement surgery could help. Learn more from Michael H. Rieber, MD, a recognized expert from The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in complex reconstructive hip and knee surgery, including the anterior approach for hip replacement.
Registration required, and can be made by calling 1-888-724-7123 or

• Ongoing Childbirth and Parenting Classes – Siblings Class, on February 2, at 9:00 am, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ.
A class for the whole family designed to reduce children’s anxieties when separating with their mothers at the time of delivery. This class promotes a good feeling about the hospital and provides children with realistic expectations of newborn babies.
The fee is $40 per family.
Online registration required:

• New Moms’ Circle and Breastfeeding Support, on February 24 at 10:00 am, at Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
Saint Barnabas offers a free support group led by a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in post partum adjustment.
Topics include transitioning to parenthood, mood changes, baby blues vs. postpartum depression and myths of motherhood. A breastfeeding group follows at 11:30 am.
The program is free and requires online registration via