Seniors' Health

Don’t miss your opportunity to have health care coverage with a Medicare Advantage plan in 2018. Now through December 7, New Jersey residents who live in Northern NJ* and subscribe to Medicare can enroll in the NNJ Aetna Medicare Prime Plan HMO. Atlantic Health System participates in this plan, as well as several other Medicare health plans. Watch a video that explains how Aetna Prime works >

*The NNJ Aetna Medicare Prime Plan is available to Medicare subscribers in the following counties: Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.


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.

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, November 6 through December 11; 6:30 to 7:50pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.

Alzheimer’s Dementia Support Group
Designed to provide to provide emotional and educational support for caregivers to learn more about the disease. It also provides a chance to share feelings and concerns.
Saturdays, November 7 and December 5; 10:00am to Noon
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center
For more information, please call 973-579-8600.

Savvy Caregiver
Learn about caring for someone with memory loss.
Wednesdays through December 13; 10:30am to Noon
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484, ext. 501

Chair Exercises for Older Adults
This class will get your body moving and help with managing an illness, preventing falls and getting around with more ease.
Thursdays, December 7, 14 and 28; 10:00 to 11:30am
Sparta Health & Wellness, 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.


Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesdays, November 15 and December 20; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.

Dinner and a Lecture: Nutrition for Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes and Overall Health
Learn how to prevent or control diabetes through nutrition, exercise and behavioral modifications. A registered dietician will share diabetes-friendly recipes.
Fee: $3 for dinner
Tuesday, November 7; 4:30pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.

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
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8620.

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, please call 1-800-247-9580.

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.
• Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy
• Co-occurring Substance Abuse
• Coping With Anxiety
• Depression
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adults
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens
• Dialectical Behavior Skills Group
• Living with Chronic Illness
• Mindfulness Group
• Social Skills for Children Group
• Trauma Informed Peer Support Group
• Veterans’ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Group
• Voices
• Wellness and Recovery Group
• Women’s Depression and Anxiety Group

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