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.”


Atrial Fibrillation: Get Informed – Don’t Miss a Beat
In honor of atrial fibrillation month, a cardiac electrophysiologist will discuss the symptoms of irregular heart rhythms, risk factors and available treatments.
Saturday, September 7; 10:00am to Noon
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
Presenter: Stephen Winters, MD
For more information, or to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
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 9 to November 4; 6:30 to 7:50pm
(No class on September 23)
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.
 
Emotional Well-Being
A licensed social worker and alcohol and drug counselor will explain emotional well-being and how to attain it and share your enlightenment with others.
Tuesday, September 17; 6:00 to 7:00pm
Hopatcong Community Resource & Wellness Center
47 Hopatchung Road, Hopatcong, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Cholesterol – What You Need to Know
A registered dietitian will explain cholesterol’s function in the body, what the numbers mean and how high LDL cholesterol impacts your heart health
Friday, September 20; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Shop with a Nurse Practitioner and a Dietician
Tour the local ShopRite with a nurse practitioner and a dietician, who will discuss healthy food choices along the way.
Monday, September 23; 1:00 to 2:00pm
ShopRite of Newton, 127 Water Street, 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, September 25; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.
 
Prostate Cancer 2020 and Beyond
A urologist will explain prostate cancer in detail, including risk factors, detection methods and the latest treatments. Light dinner is included.
Thursday, September 26; 5:30 to 7:00pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
Presenter: Frank Salvatore, MD
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Eat Smart, Live Long
Hear from a nutrition educator about fun ways to make smart food choices and get more exercise. This four-week class is limited to just 15 participants, so register early.
Fridays, September 27 to October 18; 10:30 to 11:30am
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Joint Pain: Is Osteoarthritis Hurting You?
Learn about the common symptoms of arthritis and the latest treatment options.
Tuesday, October 1; 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.

The ABC’s of Dementia and Caregiving
Learn how changes in the brain as a result of dementia impact function and behavior. This presentation will explain common dementia symptoms, the importance of an accurate diagnosis and the role of the caregiver.
Tuesday, October 1; 1:00 to 3:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
Presenter: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
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.
 
Breast Cancer Support Group
This group is for those living with or affected by breast cancer.
Tuesday, September 10; 6:00 to 7:30pm
For more information and to register, please call 973-729-7001.
 
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 > http://www.atlanticambulance.org/atlantic-training-center.html
 
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. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information or to enroll in a program 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
 
NJSave
Low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities can apply for discounts on Medicare premiums, prescription costs and other living expenses.
Call 1-800-792-9745 to learn more and apply.


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