Seniors' Health

The days of needing an invasive craniotomy to identify the origin of epileptic activity in the brain are a thing of the past. Overlook Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to perform robotic-assisted stereo-electroencephalography using the ROSA® Brain Robot. This minimally invasive technology allows our neurosurgeons to implant electrodes deep within the brain to monitor seizures and precisely pinpoint their location. Watch an animated video to learn more about how the ROSA Brain works.

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.”

Stroke 101/Healthy Heart        
Learn what happens within the body when a heart attack or stroke occurs. This presentation covers the symptoms of both conditions and appropriate response measures.
Friday, May 10; 11:30am to 12:30pm
Bauer Community Health, 100 Main Street, Millburn, New Jersey
For more information, or to register, please call 908-522-2842.
New Vitality: Aging in Your Own Space
Learn how to create a plan for staying in your home that addresses individual needs.
Monday, May 13; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
New Vitality: Mindful Eating and Brain Boosters
Learn how to eat mindfully with foods that support brain health.
Tuesday, May 14; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, New Jersey 07928
For more information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
Don't Fry Day: National Sun Safety Awareness Event
See the effects of sun exposure on your skin with a Dermaview scan and learn how to protect yourself this summer.
Tuesday, May 21; 10:00am to 11:30am
Livingston Town Hall, 357 S Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 908-522-2842.
New Vitality: Senior Health & Fitness Day
Participate in games and learn about resources that can help you stay active and feel great.
Wednesday, May 29
The Gateway Family YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union
For more information, event start time or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

Men's Health Awareness, BMI and Glucose Screenings
Learn how your body fat percentage and BMI impact your heart health. This program includes Type 2 diabetes screenings that use a non-fasting finger stick for immediate results.

  • Tuesday, June 4; 10:00am to Noon
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

  • Wednesday, June 5; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vita Gallo, 12 Chestnut Avenue, Summit, NJ

  • Thursday, June 6; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

  • Tuesday, June 11; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

  • Thursday, June 13; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.
New Vitality: The Path to Better Health
This four-part series designed for older adults struggling with chronic illness provides support and education on different aspects of disease and life management. Participants must attend all sessions.
Tuesdays, June 4 to 25; 10:00 to 11:30am
For more information, location or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
New Vitality: New Jersey State Parks
Some of New Jersey’s most exciting history can be found in its more than two dozen parks, historic battlefields and abandoned forges.
Fee: $5
Tuesday, June 11; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Sage Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Conference Room, Summit, NJ
For more information or to register, 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.
Tuesdays, 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, 5th floor Lobby
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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