Seniors' Health

The 23rd Annual Community Health Day is your chance to end summer “well.” Morristown Medical Center will provide a variety of free health screenings, dental check-ups for children ages 1 through 12, Zumba demonstrations and presentations on proper nutrition. Families in attendance can also take advantage of raffles, healthy snacks, face painting, music, children’s activities and more. The event takes place on Saturday, September 8 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Headquarters Plaza Complex, located at 2 Speedwell Ave in Morristown, NJ. See additional details >



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.
 
23rd Annual Community Health Day
Morristown Medical Center is sponsoring a day of free screenings, wellness presentations, children's activities, food and music. 
Saturday, September 8; 9:00am to 1:00pm
Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Tea and Talk: What’s the Matter with Your Bladder?
Socialize, sip some tea and learn about various health topics. This month’s discussion will cover bladder control issues and what to do about them.
Thursday, September 13; 10:30am to 12:30pm
Randolph YMCA, Program House, 14 Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Labyrinth Peace Walk
Take a walk through the labyrinth on the Morristown Medical Center rooftop to promote peace for yourself and those around you.
Friday, September 21; Noon to 12:30pm (weather permitting)
Morristown Medical Center, Rooke Family Plaza Labyrinth
 
Learn Origami, Improve Your Cognitive Health
If you already read and are tired of doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku, it’s time to try something new to stimulate your brain – origami.
Friday, September 21; 1:30 to 3:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Prostate Cancer Basics
Understand prostate cancer screening and treatment options. A light meal will be served.
Wednesday, September 26; 6:30 to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, 3rd Floor, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Caregiver Café
Caregivers gather to unwind and connect with each other in a cozy atmosphere. A light dinner is served.
Tuesday, October 2; 6:00 to 7:30pm
Sponsor: United Way Caregivers Coalition
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, 3rd Floor Community Room
333 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway, New Jersey
For more information and to register, please call 973-993-1160, extension 534.

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 973-971-5781.
 
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
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, 3rd Floor, Rockaway, NJ
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.
 
Personalized Exercise Guidance
Atlantic Health Weight & Wellness Center offers free, 15-minute introductory consultations with an exercise physiologist, who can prescribe a fitness program that may help you safely control your weight and improve your health.
435 South Street, Suite 330, Morristown NJ
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 973-971-7166.
 
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 a current schedule, please call 973-971-5839 or email HealthyAging@atlantichealth.org
 
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, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Sixth Floor, Morristown, 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. 
"Us Too" Prostate Cancer Support Group
This group offers patients and their families and friends education, information and emotional support while addressing important issues such as: various treatment options, anxiety and depression, sexual function and self-esteem. No registration is required; walk-ins welcome and light refreshments will be served.
First Tuesday of each month, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Morristown Medical Center, Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater
 
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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