Seniors' Health

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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.

Reading, Writing, Reflecting
Participants in this workshop will read a short literary piece, discuss it as a group and then write about how it relates to a personal experience.
Monday, September 18; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ
Presenter: Nancy Gross
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

6th Annual Day of Hope
Alzheimer’s disease patients, care partners and community members are invited to receive inspiration and learn about new research and helpful resources.
Wednesday, September 23; 8:30am to 12:45pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Healthy Aging Tips for Your Body and Brain
Lifestyle factors, like diet, exercise, stress and sleep problems may affect our physical health, memory and thinking skills. Learn about the latest research on lifestyle changes and how to include healthy habits into your day. Presented by Alzheimer’s New Jersey.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
Presenter: Alzheimer’s New Jersey
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.

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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Devices performed almost as well and are much cheaper, but they aren't regulated, researchers note

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Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable

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Aerobic-plus-resistance regimen boosts bone and muscles, study shows

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