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.”
 
New Vitality: The Healing Art of Writing
Allow the creative process to work its magic in a safe and supportive environment as we explore aspects of finding our own style and voice. This course is limited to 10 participants.
Fee: $25 for all five weeks
Mondays, March 4 to April 1; 11:00am to 12:30pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, Second Floor, Community Outreach Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
Presenter: Dianne Herald DiMella.
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Save for Your Future
Join us to learn about specific plans, like 529 programs and IRAs, which are designed to encourage saving for education costs or retirement.
Monday, March 4; 7:00pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, First Floor Conference Room, Pompton Plains, NJ
Presenter: by Ash Rajan, MBA, MS
For information and to register, 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.
Mondays, March 4 to 25; 10:00 to 11:30am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Eating to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer
Learn how certain foods and eating habits can help prevent colon cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
Friday, March 8; 10:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, First Floor Conference Room, Pompton Plains, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Winter Skin Care
Learn how to combat dehydrated winter skin and treat problem areas all year long.
Friday, March 15; 11:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, First Floor Conference Room, Pompton Plains, NJ
Presenter: Maxine Zawaski, ShopRite of Lincoln Park
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Heart Healthy Living
About half of all Americans have at least one of the three main risk factors for heart disease. Stay healthy by learning about the heart’s anatomy, common cardiovascular conditions and prevention tips.
Friday, March 22; 10:00 to 11:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, First Floor Conference Room, Pompton Plains, NJ
Presenter: Michele Gilbert, MSN, NP-C, Heart Success Program
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Colon Health Update
Learn about the symptoms of colorectal disease and the latest screenings and treatments for it. A light, healthy breakfast and a free, home prescreening kit will be provided.
Wednesday, March 27; 10:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, First Floor Conference Room, Pompton Plains, NJ
Presenter: Jonathon Stillman, MD
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: From Bees to Tomatoes – New Jersey’s State Symbols
Join us for some fun facts about the animals, minerals and vegetables native to New Jersey.
Fee: $5
Friday, March 29; 11:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, First Floor Conference Room, Pompton Plains, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Senior Police Academy
This award-winning, four-week course is designed to enlighten our senior community about safety issues and improve their quality of life. Bagels and coffee will be provided at each meeting and the course will conclude with a graduation ceremony and luncheon.
Tuesdays, April 2 to 23; 9:15am to 12:30pm
Passaic County Police Academy, 214 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ
Sponsor: Passaic County Sheriff’s Office
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: A Night at the Theater
The Chilton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a benefit performance of A Comedy of Tenors.
Fee: $40
Thursday, April 4; 8:00pm (light refreshments served at 7:00pm)
The Barn Theatre, 32 Skyline Drive, Montville, NJ
For ticket information, call the Auxiliary office at 973-831-5345.
 
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
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 2nd Floor Community Outreach Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information, please call 973-831-5367.
 
Ostomy Support Group 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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