Seniors' Health

Newton Medical Center is speaking up and getting loud about improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s disease patients. We recently expanded our speech therapy services with a two-part program from the Parkinson Voice Project called SPEAK OUT!®, and the LOUD CROWD®. The first consists of individual sessions with a speech language pathologist, who teaches voice and cognitive exercises that improve the muscles used in verbal communication. Those who master these skills move on to the second phase of the program, where they maintain their progress through group therapy. Learn more >



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.

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.

 
  • Keto Diet and Low Carb Diets
    Friday, January 4; 10:00am

     
  • Heart-Healthy Eating
    Friday, February 1; 10:00am
Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Road, Hardyston, NJ.
For more information or to register, please call 973-209-9622.
 
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, January 7 through February 25; 6:30 to 7:50pm
Newton Medical Center, 175 High St, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.
 
Savvy Caregiver
This program educates caregivers of individuals experiencing memory loss.
Wednesdays, January 9 through January 30; 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.
 
Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesday, January 23; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.
 
The Path to Better Health
Those struggling with chronic illness will learn how to better manage their disease and their life. Participants must attend all four meeting dates.
Fridays, January 25 to February 15; 10:30am to Noon
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Moving Mindfully
Learn gentle movements and stretches that can help calm the mind and nervous system while increasing range of motion, flexibility and strength. This class is designed for older adults.
Fee: $36 for all six weeks
Mondays, February 4 to March 18; 1:00 to 2:00pm
(No class February 18)
American Legion Post 86, 20 Yates Avenue, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

Yoga
Improve your balance using yoga breath work and postures. This class is designed for older adults.
Fee: $30 for all six weeks
Mondays, February 4 to March 11; 10:00 to 11:00am
Sparta Health and Wellness Conference Room, 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

Non-Contact Boxing
Basic boxing moves can help increase cardiovascular health, strength, balance and coordination, as well as decrease stress levels. This class is designed for older adults.
Fee: $36 for all six weeks
Tuesdays, February 5 to March 12; 10:30 to 11:30am
American Legion Post 86, 20 Yates Avenue, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

The Importance of Cardiovascular Exercise for Heart Health
Learn about different types of cardiovascular exercise and practical strategies for meeting individual fitness goals.
Tuesday, February 5; 6:30 to 7:30pm
Sussex County Library, Louise Childs Branch, 21 Stanhope Sparta Road, Stanhope, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Foods to Boost Your Brain Power
Similar to how the right diet can help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer, health experts are finding that certain foods may boost mental health and brain power.
Friday, February 22; 11:00am to Noon
Presenter: Cathy Olmstead, MS, RD, CDE
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
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.
 
Joint Replacement Education Sessions
Learn about total joint replacement surgeries available at Newton Medical Center. Our certified instructors will cover pre-surgical education and exercise, as well as pain management and post-operative planning and recovery. No appointment necessary.
First Wednesday of the month, Noon to 2:00pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center, Room 100
Broadcast to Milford Health & Wellness via video conference
For more information and to register for the in-person class, please call 1-800-247-9580.
For more information about the video conference, call 1-800-247-9580.
 
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
A group of dedicated caregivers and experts who share a commitment in improving the lives of all caregivers.
Meets once a month in our 5 counties; Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex and Warren.
Visit 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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