Seniors' Health

Here at Overlook Medical Center, you might just say that we’ve found our “niche” taking care of seniors. In fact, Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) has awarded us with “Exemplar” status for providing the highest level of care to adults 65 and older. Received by only 11 percent of the hospitals in the nation, including Morristown Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center, NICHE recognizes our commitment to creating an environment where elder patients and their families experience better outcomes. Learn more >

Seniors' 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. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Total Joint Replacement Pre-Operative Class
Learn about total joint replacement surgeries available at Overlook Medical Center. Our certified instructors will cover pre-surgical education and exercise, as well as pain management and post-operative planning and recovery.
Monday, June 12; 1:00 to 3:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium 

Paint Your Pain
An art therapist will lead various art-making exercises designed to help adults cope with chronic pain and find relaxation. All materials are supplied.
Wednesday, June 14; 10:00 to Noon
Medical Arts Center (MAC) II Building, 11 Overlook Road, Summit, NJ

Webinar: A Patient’s Guide to Cerdelga®
Patients who are either newly-diagnosed Gaucher disease or have been living with the condition for years can learn if a new oral therapy called Cerdelga may be a treatment option for them.
Wednesday, July 12; 7:00pm
Sponsor: Sanofi Genzyme
For more information or to RSVP for the webinar, please call 617-768-6332.
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Bone Density Screenings for Women Only
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

Alzheimer’s New Jersey Caregiver Support Group
Caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related disorders can receive mutual support and education.
Fourth Thursday of every month, 7:00 to 8:30pm*
Overlook Medical Center, 5th Floor, Conference Room 3
For more information and to register, please call 973-845-6777.
*Meets on the Third Thursday of the month in November and December.

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.

New Vitality Senior Supper Club
New Vitality members can enjoy a discounted three-course dinner with beverage at the Summit Grille. Parking is free.
Fee: $5
Every Thursday, 4:30 to 6:30pm
Overlook Medical Center, Fourth Floor, Summit Grille
To obtain a membership card, please call 908-522-2963.

Seniors' Health Articles 

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But CDC report also found they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites

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Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

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Exercise helps improve balance and age-related muscle loss, doctor says

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Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

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