Seniors' Health

Atlantic Health System is enhancing access to clinical trials, so that underserved members of our community in need of cancer care can receive the latest treatments. Along with other leading health care systems in New Jersey, we recently created the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium, which is the first NJ-based National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program. This initiative aims to increase adult and pediatric participation in cancer clinical trials focusing on prevention, screening, care delivery, treatment, medical imaging and quality of life. Learn more about the AHCC NCORP >




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: Introduction to Zumba® Gold
Dance your way to increased stamina, balance and fitness with this fun, four-session introductory class featuring international rhythms.
Fee: $25 for all four weeks
Fridays, September 6 to September 27; 1:30 to 2:30pm
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.
 
Community Health Day
Learn your personal health numbers and how you can prevent complications. Available screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, foot health, oral cancer and skin cancer.
Saturday, September 7; 8:00am to 1:00pm
2 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ
Sponsor: Morristown Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Tea and Talk: Relaxation Techniques
Sip some tea or coffee while learning how to manage stress better and relax.
Thursday, September 12; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Randolph YMCA, 14 Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Oodles of Zoodles
A registered dietitian will show you how to prepare delicious meals using veggie noodles and rice alternatives.
Friday, September 13; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Healthy Aging Seminar
Hear from physicians what aging looks like in healthy adults. During intermission, a physical therapist will demonstrate stretches to improve your flexibility. Light snacks and refreshments are included.
Tuesday, September 17; 12:30 to 3:30pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, Third Floor Community Room, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Prostate Cancer: Screening and Prevention
In honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, experts will discuss prevention, warning signs, risk factors, screening options and question to ask your doctor.
Tuesday, September 17; 6:00 to 7:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
3rd Floor Community Room, 333 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway, NJ
Presenters: Adam Berman, MD and Gregg Zimmerman, MD
For more information, and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Emergency? Maybe
Learn when urgent care is appropriate and when you should go to a hospital emergency department. Our physician will also provide tips for dealing with minor injuries.
Tuesday, September 17; 6:00 to 7:00pm
Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, 100 Fanny Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ
Presenter: David M. Schreck, MD
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Medication Review with a Pharmacist
A pharmacist will review your medications, identify drug interactions and answer any questions you may have. Walk-ins are welcome, but are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by September 17 to receive an appointment.
Tuesday, September 24; 6:00 to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Ave, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 1, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Walk with a Health Care Professional
Tour the mall with a physician, who will discuss a health care topic and answer your questions as you walk. A light breakfast will be provided.
Friday, September 27; 8:30 to 9:30am
Rockaway Townsquare Mall, Food Court, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Free, Confidential Memory Screening
Assess your memory and cognitive skills with a 10-minute test.
Friday, September 27; 1:00 to 5:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
Sponsor: Morristown Medical Center and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-5839 or email HealthyAging@atlantichealth.org.
 
The Art of Caregiving: A 5-part Series about Caring for Aging Loved Ones
Learn how to navigate the eldercare maze and balance your needs with those of a loved one, among other caregiving topics.
Tuesday, October 1; 6:00 to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-5839 or email HealthyAging@atlantichealth.org.
 
New Vitality: Carfit for Adults
Technicians will assess your car and recommend adjustments for improved comfort and safety behind the wheel. Please register in advance for a 20-minute appointment.
Friday, October 4; 9:00am to Noon
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Front Parking Lot, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to make an appointment, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Origami
When you finish your crossword and Sudoku puzzles, come join the fold and try origami. It challenges your mind and can improve your cognitive health.
Friday, October 11; 1:30 to 3:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, Third Floor Community Room, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
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.
 
2019 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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