Seniors' Health

Morristown Medical Center has added two more robots to our lineup of da Vinci XI Surgical Systems, allowing us to perform more minimally invasive surgeries than ever before. This will also result in shorter waiting periods for patients and more procedures available in outpatient settings. The da Vinci System can be used to perform a variety of surgeries with less blood loss, reduced scarring and faster recovery times. Read more >





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.”

 
New Vitality: Good Bones
Celebrate Osteoporosis Awareness Month this May by learning how you can improve your bone health.
Tuesday, May 14; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, 3rd Floor Community Room, Rockaway, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Carfit for Adults
Technicians will assess your car and recommend adjustments for improved comfort and safety behind the wheel.
Friday, May 24; 10:00am to 1:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, Parking Lot
333 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Veterans Health & Wellness Day
Learn about services available in your local community dedicated to improving the health of veterans. You do not need to be a veteran to attend.
Wednesday, June 5
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, Third Floor Community Room, Rockaway, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Caregiver Cafe
Caregivers gather to unwind and connect with each other in a cozy environment.
Tuesday, June 11; 6:00 to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, Third Floor, Rockaway, NJ
Sponsor: United Way Caregivers Coalition
For more information and to register, please call 973-993-1160, ext. 534.
 
New Vitality: Brain Boosters
In recognition of Brain Awareness Month, learn how a nutritious diet can keep your mind sharp.
Wednesday, June 12; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Thrive: ICU Survivors Peer Support Group
Survivors of critical illness can connect with others who are experiencing similar challenges during their recovery. This group is led by a clinical social worker; adult caregivers and family members are welcome to attend.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-5699.
 
Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group
Alzheimer’s disease patients who were diagnosed at age 65 or younger can receive mutual encouragement and support.
First Saturday of every month, 9:30 to 10:30am
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-580-0697.
 
Smoking Cessation
Receive the support and guidance needed to quit smoking in six weeks. This group is free and open to all adults in the community, but registration and a smoking assessment are required to participate.
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Radiation Conference Room
For class dates and to register, please call 973-971-7971 or 973-971-6358.
 
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Caregivers and family members of Alzheimer’s disease patients can receive emotional support and the education necessary to understand dementia.
Last Thursday of every month, 1:00 to 2:30pm
For more information and to register, please call 973-765-9050.
 
Overeaters Anonymous
This group meets weekly to offer physical, emotional and spiritual recovery for those who suffer from compulsive eating.
Mondays, 7:00 to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information, please call 973-960-1564.
 
Better Breathers Club
Learn techniques to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other breathing-related issues better.
Third Thursday of every month, Noon to 1:30pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Third Floor Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 1-866-961-8006.
 
2018 Caregiver Education Series
Monthly lectures will cover a variety of issues relevant to caregivers of older adults, followed by question and answer sessions. Registration is required.
Geriatric Assessment Center, 435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information regarding dates, times and locations, call 973-971-5839.
 
Healthy Aging: Skill Building Group for Mental Wellness
Through artwork and other therapeutic activities, adults 65 and older will learn positive communication, social skills and healthy self-awareness.
Fridays, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Presenter: Katie Doster, LAC
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 6 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.


Caregivers Coalitions
Caregivers of seniors, adults and children with disabilities or mental illnesses will receive education, support and access to resources to sustain them in their care-giving role. Sponsored by the United Way of Northern New Jersey; registration is not required.
 
  • Morris County Caregiver Coalition
    Second Wednesday of every month, 9:00 to 11:00am
    Ukranian American Cultural Center, 60 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ
    For more information, call 973-993-1160.
  • Somerset County Caregiver Coalition
    Second Thursday of every month, 9:00 to 11:00am
    Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, NJ
    For more information, call 908-253-6534.
 
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 the month, 7:00 to 9:00pm
111 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
Sponsor: Alzheimer’s Association
For more information and to register, please call 973-214-1572.

 
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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