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.

Audiology Screenings
Receive a free hearing screening. 
Wednesday, June 13; 8:00am to 4:00pm
550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Bone Density Screenings
Find out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis with a noninvasive ultrasound that provides immediate results. Counseling and educational materials are provided.
 
Tuesday, June 5; 11:00am to 1:00pm
ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
 
Tuesday, June 7; 10:00am to noon
15 East 4th Street, New Providence, NJ
 
Tuesday, June 12; 10:00am to Noon
Gateway YMCA ,1000 Galloping Hill, Union, NJ
 
Tuesday, June 13; 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Maplewood Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ
 
Thursday, June 14; 10:00am to Noon
Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

Tuesday, June 19; 10:00am to Noon
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
 
Tuesday, June 26; 1:00pm to 3:00pm
North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ
 
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

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.

 
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 > 
 
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.


Seniors' Health Articles 
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The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday.

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Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say.

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Older Americans dramatically reduced their risks for heart attack and stroke over a recent 20-year period, a new analysis finds.

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Americans appear to be aging slower than they used to, which may help explain recent gains in life expectancy, researchers say.

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You may think your poor hearing just means you miss parts of conversations, but a new report suggests it also might make accidental injuries more likely.

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