Monday, January 12, 2009

HealthSouth to Host Tea

Tinton Falls & Toms River, NJ – The facts surrounding women, heart disease and stroke continue to grow more alarming each year. Currently, more than half a million women die annually from cardiovascular disease in this country, including more than 15,000 each year right here in New Jersey. Surprisingly, more women die from stroke than men in the United States, a number that also continues to grow.

In recognition of National Heart Health Month, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of New Jersey located in Tinton Falls and Toms River will host a “Heart to Heart” tea for women on Wednesday, February 4th from 2 – 4 p.m. at 2 Centre Plaza, Tinton Falls and on Thursday, February 5th from 2 – 4 p.m. at 14 Hospital Drive, Toms River. The program is free, however pre-registration is required by calling (732) 460-5328 to attend at the Tinton Falls location or (732) 818-4781 to attend at the Toms River location. For directions, visit

The goal of the program is to educate the public on stroke and heart disease, and inspire women to take action and control of their own personal health. A variety of speakers will present different topics during the program that will teach and inspire all to take charge of their health. Karen Rafiqi and June Mahon of the American Heart and Stroke Association will present information on how women can protect themselves from stroke and heart disease. Denice Gaffney, from HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of New Jersey, will discuss what you should know about rehabilitation if you or a loved one has a stroke or heart attack and Lynn Schabler, from Potential Within Coaching will present on finding balance in an un-balanced world – nurturing your body, mind and spirit. In honor of Heart Health Month, participants who attend the tea are asked to wear red.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of New Jersey located in Tinton Falls and Toms River are accredited by the Joint Commission and are awarded disease-specific accreditation for stroke rehabilitation. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injury, amputations, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions. For more information regarding the variety of programs and services offered at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls and Toms River, please visit or call (732) 460-5320 in Tinton Falls or (732) 244-3100.

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