Seniors' Health

Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center recently achieved a designation held by only a small number of hospitals nationwide. The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification for Depression recognizes the exceptional resources we provide to patients struggling with mental illness in our community. Our program utilizes mindfulness, yoga, a patient-designed wellness recovery action plan and a behavior and symptom identification scale known as BASIS-24® to combat depression. Learn more about all of Atlantic Behavioral Health’s services >




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.

Hearing Screenings
Have your hearing tested for potential problems.

Thursday, October 5; 10:00am to Noon
New Providence Senior Center, 15 East 4th Street, New Providence, NJ

Tuesday, October 24; 1:00 to 3:00pm
North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ

Wednesday, October 25; 10:30 to 11:30am
Warrenbrook Senior Center, 500 Warrenville Road, Warren, NJ

For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Walking Safety Tips for Seniors
Older adults can learn how to walk more safely, thereby maintaining their independence and mobility and enhancing their overall well-being.
Monday, October 16; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and Choking
Learn how to perform CPR and airway clearance on adults, children, and infants. This course is an overview and does not have a certification card.
Monday, October 23; 10:00am to Noon
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Brown Bag Medication Check Up
Have a pharmacist evaluate your prescription and over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements to identify any adverse drug interactions. Tips for safety and adherence to dosage schedules will be discussed.
Wednesday, October 25; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

World Stroke Day
We will highlight stroke awareness with interactive demonstrations and a stroke survivor guest speaker. Refreshments are included.
Monday, October 30, 2:00 to 5:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Embracing the Beauty of the Aging Body
Learn how to maintain a positive body image and have sexual confidence as you age. Lunch will be provided.
Monday, October 30; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, 3rd Floor, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

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.


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