Seniors' Health

Rehabbing a bum knee may not be a walk in the park, but scheduling your next physical therapy appointment is. Atlantic Rehabilitation now offers the option of requesting appointments online at select locations, saving you a phone call. After you choose a day and time, a member of our staff will contact you within one business day to confirm the appointment. Several types of physical therapy – including stroke rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, concussion rehabilitation and more – can be scheduled in this manner. Request an appointment now >



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. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Bone Density Screenings
Find out if you’re at risk for osteoporosis with a noninvasive ultrasound that provides immediate results. Counseling and educational materials will be provided.
 
  • Tuesday, August 6; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, August 7; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vito Gallo, 12 Chestnut Avenue, Summit, NJ

     
  • Thursday, August 8; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, August 13; 10:00am to Noon
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road. Union, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, August 14; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center, Fourth Floor Cafeteria

     
  • Thursday, August 15; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
 
  • Monday, August 19; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Garwood, 563 North Avenue East, Garwood, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, August 20; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood Township City Hall, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ

     
  • Thursday, August 22; Noon to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Union, 2401D, US-22, Union, NJ
 
For more information, or to register, please call 908-522-2842.
 
New Vitality: Fresh from the Garden – Summer Produce
Take a guided tour of a grocery store with a registered dietitian, who will explain which produce is in season for the summer and inspiring ways to prepare it.
Thursday, August 15; 10:00 to 11:00am
ShopRite of Union, 2401D US Highway, 22 West, Union, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: NICHE Fair
Meet the nurses and clinicians supporting your community. Health screenings and educational resources will be provided. Registration is not required.
Wednesday, August 21; 9:00am to 3:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
Sponsor: Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
 
Listen Up! Hearing Screening
Loss of hearing affects people of all ages. Have yours checked to make sure you’re experiencing all life has to offer.
Wednesday, August 21; 11:00am to 2:00pm
Union Campus, 100 Galloping Hill Road, Suite 100, Union, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-4659.
 
Body Mass Index, Body Fat Analysis and Glucose Screenings
Learn if you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes with a BMI and body fat analysis and a non-fasting finger stick that provides immediate blood sugar results. Individual counseling and educational materials will be available.
 
  • Tuesday, September 3; 10:00am to Noon
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

     
  • Thursday, September 5; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, September 10; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, September 11; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center, Fourth Floor Cafeteria

     
  • Thursday, September 12; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
 
For more information or to register, please call 908-522-2842.
 
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.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
 
Senior Supper Club
Seniors 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.
 
Wellness and Support Program for Alzheimer’s Disease
This program offers Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families educational seminars, healing arts programs, and counseling and therapy services.
For more about upcoming program dates, please call 908-522-5901.
 
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill® Trial
The anti-gravity treadmill allows you to exercise weightlessly, reducing stress on your legs. This can benefit athletes recovering from an injury or patients with pain that limits their movements.
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to schedule a free trial, please call 908-522-2215.
 
Balance Screening
If you have fallen in the last six months or lose your balance often, receive a simple test to determine if therapeutic or medical treatment is necessary.
Overlook Medical Center, Rehabilitation Department, First Floor
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 908-522-2215.
 
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.
 
Caregiver Support Group for Men
This support group is designed specifically for male caregivers to discuss the challenges they face. Guest speakers will be invited throughout the year.
First Thursday of every month; 7:00 to 9:00pm
95 Madison Avenue, Suite B-06, Morristown, NJ
Sponsor: Alzheimer’s Association
For more information and to register, please call 908-665-1613.
 
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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