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Dogs and humans have been companions for centuries, but we’ve only just recently begun to understand the therapeutic properties of this timeless bond. A nurse research team at Atlantic Health System found that hospitalized children who interacted with dogs in our Soothing Paws Pet Therapy Program had a significant decrease in their anxiety levels. The study looked at 93 children from ages six to 17 in two different groups – one that received a visit from a therapy dog and a control group that did not. Read more about our findings >




Men's 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.”


Yoga for Every Body
Yoga may help heal common physical ailments and improve energy, concentration and emotional well-being. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend.
Fee: $90 for eight weeks; $15 per class
Mondays through June 24; 6:30 to 7:50pm  
(No class May 27)
Newton Medical Center, 175 High St, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.
 
Community Nutrition Lectures
Newton Medical Center’s Community Health Department, in partnership with the Sussex County YMCA, regularly holds free seminars on how to eat well.

 
  • Reading a Food Label and Portion Control
    Friday, May 3; 10:00am

     
  • Healthy Hydration
    Friday, June 7; 10:00am
     
Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Road, Hardyston, NJ.
For more information or to register, please call 973-209-9622.
 
New Vitality: The Path to Better Health
This four-part series designed for older adults struggling with chronic illness provides support and education on different aspects of disease and life management. Participants must attend all sessions. Fridays, May 3 to 24; 10:00 to 11:30am
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Dinner Lecture – The Power to End Stroke
Learn about strokes and how to reduce your risk of having one.
Fee: $3 for dinner
Thursday, May 9; 4:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Yoga Dance Fusion
Learn yoga poses and dance moves that incorporate breathing and mindful awareness exercises. No prior dance experience necessary.
Fee: $36 for all six weeks
Fridays, May 10 to June 14; 1:00 to 2:00pm
First United Methodist Church, 111 Ryerson Avenue, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesday, May 22; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.
 
New Vitality: Healthy Food Shopping on a Budget
Learn how you can save money and still enjoy tasty, nutritious meals.
Tuesday, June 4; 10:00 to 11:00am
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Dinner Lecture: Every Breath Counts – All About Lung Health
Learn about the symptoms of the most common respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, asthma and lung cancer. We’ll also discuss the latest available diagnostic and treatment options and ways to keep your lungs healthy.
Tuesday, June 4; 5:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
Presenter: Samir Shah, MD, board certified pulmonologist
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Live Your Best Life with Less Stress
Learn strategies to reduce stress in your daily life.
Thursday, June 6; 11:00am to Noon
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Savvy Caregiver
This program educates caregivers of individuals experiencing memory loss.
Wednesdays through June 6; 10:30am to noon
Sparta Health and Wellness, 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484, option #4.
 
Quit Smoking Program
Learn techniques that can help you quit cigarettes and stay smoke free. Nicotine replacement products will be provided at no cost.
For upcoming dates and to register, please call 973-579-8373.
 
Alzheimer’s Dementia Support Group
Caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients can learn more about the disease and receive emotional support.
Fourth Saturday of every month, 10:00am to Noon
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8600.
 
Better Breathers Club
Learn techniques to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other breathing-related issues better.
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 11:30am to 1:15pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8373.
 
Cancer Support Group
This group is for those living with or affected by cancer.
Fourth Thursday of every month; 3:00 to 4:00pm
Newton Medical Center, 175 High St, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8620.


Basic Life Support and First Aid
See a list of available classes and register online >

United Way Caregivers Coalition
Join a group that’s dedicated to improving the lives of all caregivers. Meetings are held once a month across five counties: Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex and Warren.
Visit us online or email CaregiversCoalition@UnitedWayNNJ.org

Behavioral Health Psychotherapy Groups
The following groups held at Newton Medical Center provide education, support and therapy. For more information, meeting dates and times, please call 973-579-8581. To register, please call 1-888-247-1400.

  • Co-Occurring/Substance Abuse Group
  • Coping with Anxiety
  • Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group (only for graduates of the full DBT program)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group for Adults
  • Depression Group
  • Enhance Your Life Group
  • Perinatal Mood Disorder Group 
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Veteran’s PTSD Group
  • Wellness and Recovery Group
  • Women’s Depression & Anxiety Group

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