Seniors' Health

Roasting chestnuts and watching a yule log may be seasonal favorites, but fireplaces pose significant hazards. If your family intends to enjoy the comforts of a fire, safety experts at Atlantic Health System recommend that you have working smoke detectors installed on every level of the house and near each sleeping area. You should also practice regular fire drills with your grandchildren and ensure that they know how to escape the house in two minutes or less. Read 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.

Walk with a Doc
Listen to a brief presentation from a local doctor and then accompany him or her for a walk. People of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome to attend; those who do will be eligible for a raffle prize. A parent or guardian must attend anyone under age 18.
Wednesday, December 20; 9:00am
Willowbrook Mall Food Court, 1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5475.

Smoking Cessation Program
This free, six-week course will provide behavior modification strategies and coping skills to help tobacco users kick the habit. 
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30pm
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ.
For more information and to register, call 973-831-5427.

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers Support Group
Those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can receive mutual education and encouragement.
Second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 to 8:30pm
First Reformed Church, 529 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information, please call 973-831-5367.

United Ostomates of North Jersey
Patients who have had an ostomy can receive mutual education and encouragement.
Second Monday of every month, 7:00 to 8:30pm
Chilton Medical Center, Board Room, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information, please call 973-831-5168.

Mall Walker Program
Experience a fun way to exercise indoors at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ. Registration and a membership badge are required to participate.
Monday through Saturday, 7:00 to 10:00am
Sunday, 9:00 to 11:00am
1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5367.

Arthritis Support Group
Arthritis patients can receive mutual education and encouragement.
Fourth Tuesday of every month; 10:30 to 11:30am
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information, please call 973-831-5367.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
This nine-week program is for people with various lung conditions.
For more information, please call 973-831-5427.


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