Seniors' Health

It can’t be kept a secret any longer. One in six adults in this country suffer from a mental health condition, but many are too embarrassed to admit they have a problem. To combat this trend, Atlantic Health System participates in the No More Whispers program, which is designed to motivate people to openly discuss feelings of depression and other emotional challenges. Our next community outreach event – the Festival of Hope – will feature guest speaker Kevin Hines, who himself survived a suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge and is now traveling the country, sharing his unique perspective on mental health awareness. It will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00am to Noon at Chilton Medical Center. Learn more or email nomorewhispers@atlantichealth.org to register.

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.

Help Reverse an Opioid Overdose
Free NARCAN training will include opioid overdose symptoms and prevention strategies, how to administer naloxone, rescue breathing, legal rights, and available support resources. Eligible participants will receive a free NARCAN kit.
Wednesday, July 11; 6:30 to 8:00pm
Chilton Medical Center, Cafeteria Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 973-625-1998, ext. 17.
 
Healthy Summer Eating: The Importance of Hydration
Dehydration can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke or kidney failure. Learn how to keep hydrated and healthy during the summer.
Fee: $5
Wednesday, July 18; 10:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, First Floor, Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Meditation for Mindful Well-Being
Experience various mindful, contemplative exercises to discover what a sense of well-being means to you.
Fee: $64 for all eight weeks
Mondays, July 23 to September 24; 6:30 to 7:30pm
(No class August 13 and September 3)
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

 
Cool Meals for Hot Weather
Turn off the oven and learn to create healthy summer meals and beverages. Delicious recipes and tastings included.
Fee: $5
Thursday, July 26; 7:00pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, First Floor Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Keeping Cool in the Kitchen
When the temperature rises, keep the kitchen cool with no-cook, light meals that are balanced and healthy.
Fee: $5
Friday, August 10; 10:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, First Floor, Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
The Path to Better Health
Adults 65 and older who are struggling with a chronic illness can learn how to better manage various aspects of their disease and life. Participants must attend all four dates.
Mondays, August 6 to 27; 10:00am to 11:30am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
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.
 
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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