Seniors' Health

Studies show that adding fish to your diet can be good for your heart, but if you’re turned off by the smell or its taste, how can you reap the benefits? Registered dieticians at Atlantic Health System offer these tips for meeting the American Heart Association’s recommended two servings of fish per week. When cooking, close all the doors in your house to keep the scent from spreading or try preparing fish in microwave-safe bags. Those with a sensitive palate can try eating white fish, such as cod or flounder, which are milder in flavor than some other species. For more information and a recipe for fish marinade, check out the latest issue of Well Aware >

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.
Mondays, May 8 and 22; 1:00 to 3:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium

Audiology Screening
This free screening can assess any loss in hearing.
Wednesday, May 10; 8:00am to 4:00pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ

Ageless Grace Exercise
Learn exercises that can help you age with grace and reduce the incidence or severity of chronic diseases. Emphasis will be placed on brain functions, including learning, memory and recall, and creativity and imagination.
Wednesdays, through May 24; Noon to 1:00pm
Summit Community Center, 1000 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ

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 Lecture
We all know that a healthy lifestyle will help you feel and look your best. Learn how to reach and maintain all of your fitness, weight and wellness goals through supervised exercise, diet, nutrition and stress management.
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit NJ
For dates and to register, 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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Seniors' Health

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

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Seniors' Health

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

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Seniors' Health

Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

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Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

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Study finds an association but doesn't prove cause and effect

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