Seniors' Health

Whether it’s the result of a job, finances or relationships, everyone experiences varying degrees of anxiety in their life. When stress levels get too high, however, our bodies will often start sending us red flags. Learn how to heed these warnings and maintain your well-being by coming to a dinner and a lecture at Newton Medical Center, where we’ll discuss the physical, emotional and behavioral implications of stress. “Stress and You – Knowing the Signs” will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30pm in the Romano Conference Center. Register now >



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, September 10 through October 29; 6:30 to 7:50pm
Newton Medical Center
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.
Wednesday, September 26; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.
 
Chair Exercises for Older Adults
Attend a three-class series and learn how to do your own exercises at home. Participants will receive an exercise ball and manual.
Thursdays, September 13, 20 and 27; 1:00 to 2:30pm
Milford Health and Wellness Center, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

Foods to Boost Your Mind
Curious about which foods can help boost memory? A registered dietitian will share her favorite tips and provide a demonstration on how to create a mindful snack.
Friday, September 7; 7:00pm
Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Road, Hardyston, NJ.
For more information and to register, please call 973-209-9622.

Early Bird Dinner and Lecture: Medicare Basics
Learn about the basics of Medicare and what you need to know before the open enrollment period begins. Preregistration is required.
Fee: $3
Wednesday, September 12; 4:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

Dinner and Lecture: Stress and You – Knowing the Signs
Learn how to recognize the physical, emotional and behavioral warning signs of stress. Preregistration is required.
Fee: $8
Wednesday, September 26; 5:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information or to register, please 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.


Quit Smoking Program
Learn techniques that can help you quit and stay smoke free. Nicotine replacement products will be provided at no cost.
For more information, dates and to register, please call 973-579-8373.

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 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.
 

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
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group for Adults
  • Depression Group
  • Enhance Your Life Group
  • Trauma Informed Peer Support Group
  • Veteran’s PTSD Group
  • Wellness and Recovery Group
  • Women’s Depression & Anxiety Group
     
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