Seniors' Health

When choosing a hospital, quality and safety should be top of mind. At Morristown Medical Center, we can proudly say we’ve recently been recognized for both. Health care ratings group, Healthgrades® once again named us One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for cardiac care, orthopedic surgery and joint replacement. In addition, The Leapfrog Group gave us an “A” rating, signifying that we are one of the safest hospitals in the nation. Read more about our Healthgrades designations >




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.

Brown Bag Lunch – Guilt-Free Holiday Gift Ideas
Learn how to stay healthy throughout the holiday season, while still enjoying all it has to offer. Participants may bring a brown bag lunch with them. Registration is not required.
Monday, December 18; Noon to 1:00pm
Morristown Medical Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room

3rd Annual Healing Voices OnStage: Caregivers’ Stories
Caregivers are invited to submit their personal stories for the creation of an original professional theater piece about the caregiver experience. Short works of poetry, prose, theatrical scenes, memoirs and creative non-fiction will be considered. Submission deadline: January 16.
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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.

Celebrating the Holidays When Your Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease
Families of patients with Alzheimer’s disease can learn how to modify holiday traditions, celebrate away from home and cope with caregiver stress.
Tuesday, December 5; 5:30 to 6:30pm
435 South Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-280-6055.

Newark Boys Holiday Chorus
Listen to the sounds of the season as performed by the Newark Boys Chorus, who are renowned for their diversified repertoire of traditional classical music, spirituals, folk music and jazz.
Friday, December 8; Noon to 1:00pm
Morristown Medical Center, Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Gentle Yoga
Learn the breathing and stretching techniques of Yoga and discover how it can improve flexibility and balance and promote relaxation. Exercises can be modified for chair or mat. Mats and blocks are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Fees: $50 for 10 weeks; $6 drop-in
(Discounted rates for Morris Mews residents: $30 for 10 weeks; $4 drop-in)
Wednesdays through December 13; 10:30 to 11:30am
Morris Mews, 99 Ketch Road, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Balanced Fitness
This entry-level fitness class can help older adults improve their muscle and joint health using a variety of chair and standing exercises. Participants should bring their own light weights and fitness bands.
Fee: $50 for 10 weeks; $6 drop-in
Thursdays through December 21; 10:00 to 11:00am
(No Class November 23)
435 South Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

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.


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