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

Healing your Grieving Heart
This six-week bereavement group helps those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner within the last year.
Tuesdays, October 1 to November 5; 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Fifth Floor, Caregiver's Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6347.

8th Annual Day of Hope: Living Well with Parkinson's Disease
Learn about new Parkinson’s disease research and resources available to patients and caregivers. Wellness and support program demonstrations, vendor exhibits, and light breakfast and snacks are included.
Saturday, October 5; 8:30am to 12:45pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

New Vitality: Ask the Dietitian
An Overlook Medical Center clinical dietitian will provide healthy eating tips and explain how good nutrition can help prevent cancer.
Thursday, October 10; 9:00 to 11:30am
Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Super Foods for Fall: What Color Is Your Diet?
A registered dietitian will discuss the seasonal foods that have the most health benefits.
Tuesday, November 12; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Ask the Pharmacist: Medication Safety
Hear from a clinical pharmacist about medication safety and food and supplement interactions.
Wednesday, October 16; 11:00am to 12:30pm
New Providence Senior Center, 15 East 4th Street, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Arthritis and Total Joint Replacement
Learn about age-related arthritis in the hip and knee and how it affects mobility. Our orthopedic surgeon will also discuss how you can slow the process, reduce pain and remain strong and active.
Friday, October 18; Noon to 1:00pm
Mountainside Public Library, 1 Constitution Plaza, Mountainside, NJ
Presenter: Jeffery Leary, MD
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

Stroke Health Lecture
Strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Learn the symptoms and risk factors so you can take precautionary measures that will help yourself and loved ones.
Monday, October 21; 11:00am to Noon
St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-908-522-2842.

New Vitality: Embracing Aging
Learn how to find your own path to aging well and resources that can help you along the way.
Monday, October 21; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Introduction to Gentle Yoga
Learn basic yoga using a combination of chair and standing poses.
Fee: $15 for all three dates
Fridays, October 25 to November 8; 10:00 to 11:00am
Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Super Foods for Fall: What Color Is Your Diet?
A registered dietitian will discuss the seasonal foods that have the most health benefits.
Tuesday, November 12; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Healthy Holiday Eating with Diabetes
An interactive lecture and cooking demonstration will show you how to enjoy tasty holiday meals while still managing your blood sugar.
Thursday, November 14; 10:00 to 11:30am
Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.


New Vitality: Introduction to Zumba® Gold
Dance your way to increased stamina, balance and fitness with this fun, three-session introductory class featuring international rhythms.
Fee: $15 for all three weeks
SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Conference Room, Summit, NJ
For information, dates and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Wellness and Performance Exercise Program
An exercise physiologist will develop a customized workout routine that fits your lifestyle.
Fees: $65 per month
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information, please call 908-522-2215.
 
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 or 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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