Seniors' Health

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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. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”


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.
  • Ask the Dietician
    Friday, April 5; 10:00am

     
  • Reading a Food Label and Portion Control
    Friday, May 3; 10:00am
     
Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Road, Hardyston, NJ.
For more information or to register, please call 973-209-9622.

 

Dinner Lecture: It's About Life
Learn how developing an advance care plan can ensure that all of your health care wishes are honored.
Tuesday, Tuesday, April 16; 5:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
Presenter: Joan Pollner, MSN, RN, CHPN, CNE
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Dinner Lecture – Managing Pain and Ensuring Wellness
Learn about drug trends among older adults and effective alternative approaches to managing pain. Please bring your expired or unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medications for proper disposal in the medication drop box.
Fee: $3 for dinner
Monday, April 22; 4:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Caregiving Across the Lifespan, More Tools for Your Journey
Learn how the role of the caregiver changes during different stages of your life.
Saturday, April 27; 9:00am to 1:00pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
Sponsor: United Way
For more information or to register, call 973-993-1160 x305.

New Vitality: Yoga
This gentle practice combines breath work and postures for improved balance.
Fee: $48 for all eight weeks
Mondays, April 29 to June 24; 10:00 to 11:00am
(No class May 27)
First United Methodist Church, 111 Ryerson Avenue, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
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, April 29 to 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.
 
New Vitality: Moving Mindfully
Learn gentle movements and stretches that can not only increase your range of motion, flexibility and strength, but also calm your mind and nervous system.
Fee: $48 for all eight weeks
Mondays, April 29 to June 24; 1:00 to 2:00pm
(No class May 27)
First United Methodist Church, 111 Ryerson Avenue, Newton, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesday, April 24; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.
 
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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'Meaningful' Activities May Mean Healthier Old Age

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- Older adults who find meaning in their daily activities may remain in better health as they age, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that when middle-aged and older adults felt their days held meaningful activities, they tended to report better health and well-being four years later.

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