Seniors' Health

Experience the American swing era at the 2017 Annual Chilton Gala: “Moonlight Serenade.” Amidst a décor reminiscent of 1920s-40s, we’ll recognize all of our hospital’s achievements from the past year and the generous donors and community members who helped make it possible. The event, which includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction, takes place on Saturday, October 28 from 5:30 to 11:30pm at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. Reserve your tickets 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.

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.
Wednesdays, October 18, November 15 and December 20; 9:00am
Willowbrook Mall Food Court, 1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5475.

Meditation for Mindful Well-Being
Learn various mindful contemplative exercises that will help you discover what a sense of well-being means to you.
Fee: $64 for eight weeks
Mondays, October 16 through December 11; 6:30 to 7:30pm
(No class November 13)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5367.

Stages of Senior Care
A panel of local experts will discuss senior care options for families.
Fee: $5
Wednesday, October 18, 10:00am
Chilton Medical Center, Collins Pavilion, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5367.

Health Insurance in Retirement
Reduce your health insurance costs in retirement by learning more about Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Advantage, prescription plans, Medicare supplement plans, Medicaid planning and long-term care needs.
Thursday, October 19; 5:30pm
Chilton Medical Center, Collins Pavilion, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5367.

Wayne Township’s 39th Annual Health Fair
Activities include health screenings, informational demonstrations and giveaways.
Saturday, October 21; 8:30 to 11:30am
Wayne Valley High School, 551 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ
For more information, please call 973-694-1800, ext. 3242.

Funding for Care
A panel of local experts will discuss how to finance senior care using a variety of options, like veteran’s benefits, reverse mortgages, long-term care insurance and Medicaid.
Fee: $5
Wednesday, October 25; 10:00am
Chilton Medical Center, Collins Pavilion, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5367.

Annual Chilton Foundation Gala
Join us at our annual gala, celebrating Chilton Medical Center’s achievements, donors and community members. The evening will feature dining, dancing and silent auction prizes
Saturday, October 28
The Venetian, 546 River Drive, Garfield, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5165.

The Healing Art of Writing
This four-week workshop will demonstrate how to use various styles of writing – such as journals, memoirs, essays and storytelling – can help you reduce stress and work through problems. Course is limited to 10 participants.
Fee: $20 for four weeks
Mondays, October 30 through November 20
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5367.

Creative Aging Solutions
A panel discussion will cover the top 10 ways to make life easier and safer as you and your loved ones age.
Fee: $5
Wednesday, November 1; 10:00am
Chilton Medical Center, Collins Pavilion, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5367.

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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