Seniors' Health

After the Thanksgiving weekend has ended and you’ve had your fill of turkey and shopping sprees, take a day to give back to others. That’s the idea behind #GivingTuesday – a worldwide movement to help those in need. On December 3, Atlantic Health System’s foundations will join the cause with fundraisers designed to improve our hospitals and the health of our communities. Learn how you can help >

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: Tree of Lights
Honor someone special this holiday season by purchasing a light at Chilton Medical Center’s annual tree lighting. We will display the names of the donors and honorees in our hospital lobby throughout December and January. Entertainment and refreshments are included.
Wednesday, December 4; 5:00pm
For more information or to purchase a light, please call 973-831-5345.
New Vitality: Christmas Traditions
Explore time-honored Christmas traditions through original photography and live music. You’ll also learn how historical figures helped shape the way we celebrate the holiday today.
Fee: $5
Friday, December 6; 10:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, 242 West Parkway
First Floor Conference Room, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, 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.
Bereavement Support Group
Participants can receive mutual education and encouragement in this group funded by the Chilton Medical Center Auxiliary.
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 1:00 to 2:30pm
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.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
This nine-week program is for people with various lung conditions.
For more information, please call 973-831-5427.

Seniors' Health Articles

AHA News: Time With Grandkids Could Boost Health - Even Lifespan

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Julie Brogan's granddaughters, ages 9, 12 and 13, spend part of every summer at her home overlooking Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. They enjoy paddle boarding, swimming and working on projects in the professional painter's art studio.

Their experiences have mirrored what scientific researchers have found: Spending time with grandchildren can have positive health impacts. But there is a caveat. Quality is just as important as quantity.

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