Parent Health / Well-being

If you ask just one question of the women you care about this fall, make it the one that will save their lives. Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond, Atlantic Health System is encouraging everyone to ask women to schedule their annual mammogram. Those who post photos of themselves with a caption of why they’ll ask her will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the New York Jets vs. the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium.

Get started and upload your photo or schedule a mammogram now. Weekend and evening hours are available.


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. Unless otherwise noted, for more information, fees, class locations, and to register for Parent Education programs at Overlook Medical Center, please call 908-522-2946; for Parent Education programs at Morristown Medical Center, please call 973-971-5027. View calendars with a full list of programs offered at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

Gentle Yoga
Learn the breathing and stretching techniques of Yoga and discover how it can improve flexibility and balance and promote relaxation. Exercises can be modified for chair or floor and mats and blocks are provided for those who don’t have their own.
Fees: $50 for 10 weeks; $6 drop-in
(Discounted rates for Morris Mews residents: $30 for 10 weeks; $4 drop-in)
Wednesdays, October 4 to December 6; 10:30 to 11:30am
Morris Mews, 99 Ketch Road, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Positive Parenting Course
This six-week course will teach parents key communication and leadership skills to strengthen the relationship with their child and build a mutually respectful and cooperative family atmosphere.
Fee: $180 for individuals, $300 for couples
Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and a schedule, please call 973-971-4890.

4th Annual Atlantic Health System Empower Awards
Join Atlantic Health System staff, physicians and community partners in recognizing the ways in which we helped build a healthier community this past year.
Wednesday, October 18; 5:30 to 7:30pm
College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ

10th Annual Healthy Aging Seminar
Learn tips for aging well and making the most of your golden years.
Thursday, October 19; 12:30 to 3:00pm
Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Center
353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ
Sponsor: Atlantic Health System’s New Vitality program
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and Choking
Learn how to perform CPR and airway clearance on adults, children, and infants. This course is an overview and does not have a certification card.
Monday, October 23; 10:00am to Noon
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Brown Bag Medication Check Up
Have a pharmacist evaluate your prescription and over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements to identify any adverse drug interactions. Tips for safety and adherence to dosage schedules will be discussed.
Wednesday, October 25; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

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.
Mondays, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Paint Your Pain
Adults with chronic pain can learn how to use art therapy as a way to cope with their symptoms and achieve relaxation.
Thursdays, 5:00 to 6:00pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 3rd Floor, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-660-3533.

Creative Open Studio
Adults and children 16 years of age and older can relax and create art under the supervision of an art therapist. All supplies are provided and no experience necessary.
• Tuesdays, 3:00 through 6:00pm
• Wednesdays, Noon through 4:00pm
• Thursdays, 2:00 through 5:00pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information, call 973-660-3533.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This highly-acclaimed program can help you take control of the anxiety and chronic conditions affecting your life. Please bring a yoga mat to all classes.
Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and a schedule, please call 973-971-4890.

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:

• 2:00 to 4:00pm
For more information and specific location, please email WH-MorristownMedicalGroup2@womenheart.org or call 973-971-8811.

• 6:00 to 8:00pm
For more information and specific location, please email WH-MorristownMedical@womenheart.org or call 973-971-8811.


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