Women's Health

Atlantic Health System is enhancing access to clinical trials, so that underserved members of our community in need of cancer care can receive the latest treatments. Along with other leading health care systems in New Jersey, we recently created the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium, which is the first NJ-based National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program. This initiative aims to increase adult and pediatric participation in cancer clinical trials focusing on prevention, screening, care delivery, treatment, medical imaging and quality of life. Learn more about the AHCC NCORP >



Women's Health Programs and Screenings


Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”
 

New Vitality: Oodles of Zoodles
Learn how to prepare delicious meals using veggie noodles and rice alternatives.
Tuesday, September 10; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyerville Road, Chatham
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: The Space Race
Relive the drama of the "Space Race" – from the pioneering Mercury and Gemini flights to the Apollo moon landings and the missions that followed.
Fee: $5
Tuesday, September 24; 2:00 to 3:00pm
SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Ready Steady – Fall Prevention Fair
Have your balance checked and learn how to prevent falls.
Thursday, September 26; 10:00am to Noon
SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit, NJ
For information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Healing your Grieving Heart
This six-week bereavement group helps those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner within the last year.
Tuesdays, October 1 to November 5; 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Fifth Floor, Caregiver's Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6347.
 
8th Annual Day of Hope: Living Well with Parkinson's Disease
Learn about new Parkinson’s disease research and resources available to patients and caregivers. Wellness and support program demonstrations, vendor exhibits, and light breakfast and snacks are included.
Saturday, October 5; 8:30am to 12:45pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Healing Arts for the Caregiver
Music and art workshops offer communal peer support and a creative outlet to help reduce stress.
Tuesdays, 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, 5th floor Lobby
 
Qigong for Family Caregivers
Anyone providing care for a family member or friend is invited to learn this ancient Chinese practice, which uses gentle movement, breath and meditation to reduce stress and improve emotional and physical health.
Wednesdays, 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, 5th floor Lobby
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Bone Density Screenings for Women
Find out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis with a noninvasive ultrasound that provides immediate results. Counseling and educational materials also are provided. Registration is required.
Fee: $10
Mondays; 10:00am to 1:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
 
Connecting Caregivers
Caregivers can receive mutual support and encouragement.
Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center at Overlook Medical Center.
For more information and meeting dates, call 908-522-6347.
 
Chambers Center by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being. Learn more >
 
Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
Adult patients in any stage of pulmonary fibrosis can share information and receive emotional support from others with similar experiences. Occasionally, health care professionals will also discuss related topics about this disease. Registration is not required.
Last Wednesday of every month, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Morristown Medical Center, Conference Room 3
For more information, please call 908-276-3394.
 
Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program
Three evening programs are available for those trying to remain abstinent from all substances.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 6:00 to 9:30pm
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.
 
Substance Abuse Family Support Group
Participants will learn ways to cope with substance-abusing family members. No registration is required.
Tuesdays; 6:30 to 8:00pm
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information, please call 908-522-4800.
 
HIV Support Group
In a private and confidential environment, this group provides support and information about HIV. Participants can meet other HIV patients who face the same fears and questions and find solutions.
Second and fourth Thursdays; 7:00 to 9:00pm
Overlook Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-714-3988.
 
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Courses
Atlantic Training Center offers American Heart Association CPR and first aid training courses. Learn more and register >


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