The Millstone Times February 2019




Did you know that falls are the most common cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in the elderly? And colder weather brings sluggish joints and less blood flow to the body and the brain. This leads to slower reaction times and more unsteadiness. 1 out of 4 people aged over 65 falls every year. Over 3 million injuries are treated annually in the ER. Over 55 billion dollars are spent on treating the elderly due to falls, of which Medicare and Medicaid shoulder 75% of the cost. Not only is the fall a disastrous event, the after effects of depression, physical decline, feeling of helplessness, and isolation all are very common. This also leads to increased stress for the family or immediate caretaker.

Your podiatrist, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi , is an active participant in the National Fall Prevention Program. This includes a podiatric and gait examination to check for risk factors of falling. If you qualify, you are entitled to balance braces that keep your legs from “wobbling” or “teetering”. You also may be able to get free shoes that provide the proper support and grip to maintain ground reactivity. Preventing falls is essential to keeping those minor bumps and bruises away, but also to preventing major head injuries that can cause bleeding and sometimes permanent damage. If you are over 65, and feeling even the slightest bit unsteady, get screened properly today! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. A Step Up Podiatry

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ASTEPUPPODIATRY.COM • 732-446-7136 CentraState Healthcare Foundation Receives Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

CentraState Healthcare Foundation announced today that they have received a $10,000 grant fromThe Provident Bank Foundation. Established in 2003, the Foundation supports not-for-profit groups, in- stitutions, schools and other organizations that provide valuable services to the communities served by Provident Bank. The Provident Bank Foundation is committed to strengthening and sustaining its relationship with communities in the Bank’s marketplace. Their areas of focus include community en- richment, education, health, youth and families. The grant funding is for a project which will increase the rate of colon cancer screenings for low-income and uninsured/underinsured patients of the CentraState Family Medicine Center by providing care co- ordination/navigation of the screening process, using testing kits as an alternative to colonoscopy. The program will be directed by Dr. Bennett Shenker, in coordination with Jayne Craig, PhD, RN, Mgr. of Clinical & Nursing Research, and Barry Asch, Assistant Vice President, Cancer Care Services. “On behalf of the Foundation, we are thrilled to grant funding to such an important program,” says Jane Kurek, Executive Director of the Provident Bank Foundation. “The impact is directly aligned with one of our top priorities – helping to provide access to quality healthcare in New Jersey communities.” Program Director, Dr. Bennett Shenker, added,“ We can’t thank the Provident Bank Foundation enough for this generous gift. We not only hope to significantly increase the rates of colon cancer screening in patients with economic and social barriers to care, but also to demonstrate the self-sustainability of our program by reducing the number of screening kits that are lost and not returned.” CentraState Healthcare System is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health ser-

Pictured left to right: Lynn Schwenzer, Special Project Coordinator, Barry Asch, VP, Cancer Services, Jayne Craig, Ph.D., RN, Clinical & Nursing Research, Dr. Bennett S. Shenker, MD. CentraState Family Medicine Residency Program, Jane A. Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation, Rinkal Ramanni, Banking CenterManager, Provident Bank, and Nancy Barone, VP, Development, CentraState Healthcare Foundation.

vices in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foun- dation, and four convenient satellite health pavilions. The system also offers a family practice residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of only 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence three times. To learn more, visit CentraState Healthcare Foundation’s mission is to inspire broad based community philanthropic support for advancing exceptional healthcare at the CentraState Healthcare System. About The Provident Bank Foundation: The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $24 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information about The Provident Bank Foundation, visit or call (862) 260-3990. If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview, please call Sharon Purpuro at (732) 294- 7135 or e-mail her at

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