Seniors' Health

Calcifications in the coronary arteries could be an early sign of heart disease, but there’s a simple, minimally invasive test that can determine your risk. Available at Morristown Medical Center, coronary artery calcium scans are fast and require no blood draws or intravenous (IV) contrast. To schedule this test, call 973-971-7750 or read more about identifying your heart disease risks >





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.

Breaking the Silence: Talk Group for Aging Adults
Adults 65 and older can join this six-week discussion group to discuss issues related to aging. Light refreshments will be provided.
Friday, February 2; 1:00 to 2:30pm
435 South Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-580-0697.

Brown Bag Lunch: Health Benefits of Chocolate
A registered dietician will discuss how some chocolate may actually be good for you. Participants must bring their own lunch.
Monday, February 5; Noon to 1:00pm
Morristown Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Brown Bag Lunch: Lucky Greens, Juicing and a Healthy Gut
A registered dietician will discuss how juicing can have significant health benefits. Participants must bring their own lunch.
Monday, March 5; Noon to 1:00pm
Morristown Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

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.

Tea and Talk
Enjoy tea and coffee, while learning about programs and screenings that can improve your health. Please call ahead for discussion topics; a blood pressure and glucose screening will be included at November’s meeting.
Second Thursday of every month; 10:30am to Noon
Randolph YMCA, 14 Dover Road, Randolph NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-7149.

Paint Your Pain
Adults with chronic pain can learn how to use art therapy as a way to cope with their symptoms and achieve relaxation.
Thursdays, 5:00 to 6:00pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 3rd Floor, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-660-3533.

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 973-971-5781.


Seniors' Health Articles
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Seniors' Health

Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns.

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Seniors' Health

The current flu season is shaping up to be a nasty one, but there's good news for American seniors who've gotten their flu shot.

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Seniors' Health

Seniors are wasting their time and money taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to ward off the brittle bones of old age, a new review concludes.

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Seniors' Health

In a finding that's sure to ruffle some fur and feathers, scientists report that having a pet doesn't fend off age-related declines in physical or mental health.

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Seniors' Health

Age can often bring a loss of hearing, and for some, mental decline in the form of dementia. But are the two linked?

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Seniors' Health

For a quarter of American seniors, a cancer diagnosis signals the return of an old foe, new research shows.

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