Parent Health / Well-being

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Parent Health/Well-Being 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: Healthy Holiday Eating with Diabetes
An interactive lecture and cooking demonstration will show you how to enjoy tasty holiday meals while still managing your blood sugar.
Wednesday, November 6; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Mental Health: The Gift You Give Yourself this Season
Have a happy heart this holiday season by learning stress reduction techniques and other mental health tips. Light refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, November 9; 10:00am to Noon
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Ave, 3rd floor Community Room, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Super Foods for Fall – What Color Is Your Diet?
A registered dietitian will discuss the seasonal foods that have the most health benefits.
Tuesday, November 12; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
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
Tuesday, November 19; 2:00 to 3:00pm
SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Conference Room, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Eating Healthy with Reflux
A registered dietician will discuss common foods that trigger acid reflux and tips for reducing heartburn at holiday meals.
Wednesday, November 20; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Prostate Health – Cancer and Beyond
Aging raises your risk for prostate problems, but not all are caused by cancer. Learn about risk factors, warning signs, screening options, prevention tips and questions to ask your doctor.
Tuesday, November 26; 10:40 to 11:15am
Livingstons Senior Center, 204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, NJ
Presenter: Ben Taylor, MD
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Healing Arts for the Caregiver
Music and art workshops offer communal peer support and a creative outlet to help reduce stress.
Tuesdays, 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, 5th floor Lobby
 
Bone Density Screenings for Women
Find out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis with a noninvasive ultrasound that provides immediate results. Counseling and educational materials also are provided. Registration is required.
Fee: $10
Mondays, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
 
Smoking Cessation
Receive the support and guidance needed to quit smoking in six weeks. This group is free and open to all adults in the community, but registration and a smoking assessment are required to participate.
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Radiation Conference Room
For class dates and to register, please call 973-971-7971 or 973-971-6358.
 
Overeaters Anonymous
This group meets weekly to offer physical, emotional and spiritual recovery for those who suffer from compulsive eating.
Mondays, 7:00 to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information, please call 973-960-1564.
 
Better Breathers Club
Learn techniques to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other breathing-related issues better.
First Thursday of every month, Noon to 1:30pm
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Third Floor Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 1-866-961-8006.
 
WomenHeart of Morristown Medical Center
This national organization is dedicated to advancing women’s heart health. Join our monthly meetings for education, peer-to-peer patient support and access to local resources. Light refreshments are served.
Second Thursday of every month at Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute: