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New Atlantic HPV CenterAtlantic Health System is enhancing access to clinical trials, so that underserved members of our community in need of cancer care can receive the latest treatments. Along with other leading health care systems in New Jersey, we recently created the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium, which is the first NJ-based National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program. This initiative aims to increase adult and pediatric participation in cancer clinical trials focusing on prevention, screening, care delivery, treatment, medical imaging and quality of life. Learn more about the AHCC NCORP >



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.”

Community Health Day
Learn your personal health numbers and how you can prevent complications. Available screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, foot health, oral cancer and skin cancer.
Saturday, September 7; 8:00am to 1:00pm
2 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ
Sponsor: Morristown Medical Center
 
Prostate Cancer: Screening and Prevention
In honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, experts will discuss prevention, warning signs, risk factors, screening options and question to ask your doctor.
Tuesday, September 17; 6:00 to 7:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
3rd Floor Community Room, 333 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway, NJ
Presenters: Adam Berman, MD and Gregg Zimmerman, MD
For more information, and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Medication Review with a Pharmacist
A pharmacist will review your medications, identify drug interactions and answer any questions you may have. Walk-ins are welcome, but are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by September 17 to receive an appointment.
Tuesday, September 24; 6:00 to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Ave, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 1, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Free, Confidential Memory Screening
Assess your memory and cognitive skills with a 10-minute test.
Friday, September 27; 1:00 to 5:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
Sponsor: Morristown Medical Center and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-5839 or email HealthyAging@atlantichealth.org.
 
The Art of Caregiving: A 5-part Series about Caring for Aging Loved Ones
Learn how to navigate the eldercare maze and balance your needs with those of a loved one, among other caregiving topics.
Tuesday, October 1; 6:00 to 8:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine
435 South Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-5839 or email HealthyAging@atlantichealth.org.
 
Healing your Grieving Heart
This six-week bereavement group helps those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner within the last year.
Tuesdays, October 1 to November 5; 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Fifth Floor, Caregiver's Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6347.
 
8th Annual Day of Hope: Living Well with Parkinson's Disease
Learn about new Parkinson’s disease research and resources available to patients and caregivers. Wellness and support program demonstrations, vendor exhibits, and light breakfast and snacks are included.
Saturday, October 5; 8:30am to 12:45pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Origami
When you finish your crossword and Sudoku puzzles, come join the fold and try origami. It challenges your mind and can improve your cognitive health.
Friday, October 11; 1:30 to 3:00pm
Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion
333 Mount Hope Avenue, Third Floor Community Room, Rockaway, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 

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:

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