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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.”
 

Colon Health Awareness
March is Colon Health Awareness Month. Learn how to prevent colon cancer and save lives; body mass index and glucose screenings will be provided.

 
  • Tuesday, March 5; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Vita Gallo, 12 Chestnut St, Summit, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, March 5; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, March 6; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vita Gallo, 12 Chestnut Street, Summit, NJ

     
  • Thursday, March 7; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, March 12; 10:00am to Noon
    Gateway Union YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, March 12; 10:00am to Noon
    YMCA of Fanwood-Scotch Plains, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, March 19; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood City Hall, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ

     
  • Thursday, March 21; 10:00am to Noon
    New Providence Senior Center; 15 E 4th Street, New Providence, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, March 26; Noon to 2:00pm
    Shoprite Union, 2401d US Highway 22W, Union, NJ

     
New Vitality: The Path the Better Health
This four-part series, designed for older adults struggling with chronic illness, provides support and education on different aspects of disease and life management. Participants must attend all sessions.
Tuesdays, March 5 to 26; 10:00 to 11:30am
Overlook Medical Center – Union Campus, Emergency Department Conference Room
1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Rhythm and Mood
Learn how music can affect both mental and physical health.
Friday, March 8; 11:30am to 12:30pm
Bauer Community Center, 100 Main Street, Millburn, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

A Day to Remember: Conference for Those Living with Memory Loss
We invite patients, care partners and community members to an inspirational presentation on new memory disorder research and helpful resources. Vendors will demonstrate the benefits of healing arts, walking gait and strengthening.
Fee: $5 per person
Saturday, March 9; 9:00am to 12:30pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
Register now >
 
New Vitality: Fabulous Fibrous Foods
Learn the importance of fiber and how to add more of it to your diet.
Tuesday, March 12; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center – Union Campus, Emergency Department Conference Room
1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
Presenter: Megan Hewitt, RD, ShopRite of Union
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 after more than twenty years of planning, fund raising and construction. Learn additional details of her back story and symbolism and the history of Ellis Island and Liberty State Park.
Fee: $5
Tuesday, March 19; 1:00 to 2:00pm
SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Conference Room, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Heart-Healthy Living
About half of all Americans have at least one of the three main risk factors for heart disease. Stay healthy by learning about the heart’s anatomy, common cardiovascular conditions and prevention tips.
Tuesday, March 19; 10:00 to 11:00am
Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
Presenter: Margaret Jones, RN, BSN, Complex Care Coordinator, Heart Success Program
For more information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Healing your Grieving Heart   
This five-week bereaving group is designed for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner within the last year.
Tuesdays, March 19 to April 16; 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Caregivers Conference Room, 5th Floor, Main Lobby
For more information, or to register, please call 908-522-6348 or 908-522-5255.
 
New Vitality: Essentials of Memory Changes
Learn how to distinguish normal, age-related changes in memory from those that might be a warning sign of dementia.
Wednesday, April 10; Noon to 1:30pm
Arden Courts, 510 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
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 of 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.
Tuesdays, 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, 5th floor Lobby


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.
 
Lifestyle Change Program
We all know that a healthy lifestyle will help you feel and look your best. In this 12-week program, you’ll learn how to reach and maintain all of your fitness, weight and wellness goals using supervised exercises, stress management and the nutrition plan of renowned physician Joel Fuhrman, MD.
Fee: $775 ($400 deposit required)
Mondays and Wednesdays; 10:00am to Noon, 11:00am to 1:00pm, 5:00 to 7:00pm or 6:00 to 8:00pm
Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and a schedule, please call 973-971-4890.
 
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.


Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees > or call 908-598-7997.
 
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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