Seniors' Health

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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.”
 

Be in the KNOW About Pre-Diabetes
A certified diabetes educator will explain how meal planning, weight management strategies, regular screenings and other healthy lifestyle habits can prevent diabetes.
Tuesday, September 10; 6:30 to 7:30pm
Mount Olive Public Library, 202 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Flanders, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Lifestyle Changes for Prediabetes and Diabetes
Learn healthy tips for preventing or postponing diabetes.
Thursday, September 12; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: AARP Safe Driver Course
Adults over age 50 who complete this course may qualify for cheaper insurance rates and a two-point reduction on their driver’s license. Participants must attend both dates to qualify for the discount.
Fee: $15 for AARP members; $20 for all others
Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17; 9:00am to Noon
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Emotional Well-Being
A licensed social worker and alcohol and drug counselor will explain emotional well-being and how to attain it and share your enlightenment with others.
Tuesday, September 17; 6:00 to 7:00pm
Hopatcong Community Resource & Wellness Center
47 Hopatchung Road, Hopatcong, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
New Vitality: Eat Smart, Live Long
Hear from a nutrition educator about fun ways to make smart food choices and get more exercise.
Thursdays, September 19 through October 10; 11:00am to Noon
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Healthy Aging – WISE Program
Learn how to stay healthy as you age. This program covers risk factors and behaviors to avoid and how alcohol and medications affect older adults.
Tuesdays, September 24 to October 29; 12:30 to 2:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
United Way Caregiver's Conference: Caregiving Across the Lifespan – More Tools for Your Journey
Caregiving experts will explain funeral planning, improving hospital stays and doctor visits, and the benefits of Chinese medicine.
Saturday, September 28; 9:00am to 1:00pm
Merrill Creek Reservoir, 34 Merrill Creek Rd, Washington, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-993-1160 x305.
 
New Vitality: Cholesterol – What You Need to Know
A registered dietitian will explain cholesterol’s function in the body, what the numbers mean and how high LDL cholesterol impacts your heart health.
Monday, September 30; 11:00am to Noon
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Joint Pain: Is Osteoarthritis Hurting You?
Learn about the common symptoms of arthritis and the latest treatment options.
Tuesday, October 1; 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Sussex County Library, Louise Childs Branch
21 Stanhope Sparta Road, Stanhope, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
13th Annual Hackettstown Community Day
Meet Hackettstown Medical Center health professionals and learn about all the services provided by our hospital. Health screenings, giveaways and other family-friendly activities will also be available.
Saturday, October 5; 11:00am to 3:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, 651 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ
Learn more >
 
“Move Right” Program
This comprehensive medical fitness program is designed for families and adults with obesity, diabetes or hypertension. 
Hackettstown Medical Center, Rehabilitation Department
For more information and to make an appointment, please call 908-441-1348.
 
NJSave
Low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities can apply for discounts on Medicare premiums, prescription costs and other living expenses.
Call 1-800-792-9745 to learn more and apply.
 
Weight Loss Surgery Webinar
A bariatric surgeon will provide an overview of the most effective weight loss procedures, touching on health benefits, qualifications and how many pounds you can lose. Access to a computer is required to participate.
Register online >
 
Tobacco Cessation Program
Learn how to quit smoking over the course of six weeks with the help of a certified tobacco treatment specialist. Those interested must complete a smoking assessment in order to participate. Space is limited; please call for dates.
5:00 to 6:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, 1st Floor, Conference Dining Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-979-8797.
 
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Adults with multiple sclerosis can receive education and mutual support. Registration is not required.
Second Monday of every month, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, First Floor, West Wing Conference Room
 
Council 1 New Jersey Statewide Self-Advocacy Group Meeting
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can receive education and mutual support.
Third Thursday of every month, 5:00 to 7:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, First Floor, West Wing Conference Room
For more information, call 732-743-8345.
 
Overeaters Anonymous
Learn about compulsive overeating and how to overcome it.
Sundays, 9:00 to 10:00am
Hackettstown Medical Center, First Floor, Conference Dining Room
 
New Vitality: Shake It Up
Older adults can learn low impact, low intensity exercises that focus on improving stamina, flexibility, balance and strength.
Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:15pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
Please call 1-844-472-8499 for pricing and availability.
 
Fall Risk Screening
Receive a balance screening and learn ways to improve your stability and prevent falls. Appointments are required.
Hackettstown Medical Center, Therapy Department, Suite 1700
For more information and to make an appointment, please call 908-850-6925.
 
Basic Life Support and First Aid
See a list of available classes and register online >
 
Medical Nutrition Counseling
Individual sessions are available by appointment at Hackettstown Medical Center. For more
information and to schedule an appointment, call 908-441-1258.
 
Community CareLinks
This integrated care program is designed to improve the quality of life for Warren County residents. Those with a suspected or confirmed mental health disorder or a co-occurring condition who either frequently visit the emergency department or have complex needs may be eligible. For more information, please email CommunityCareLinks@AtlanticHealth.org or call 908-441-1561.
 
Substance Use Outpatient Services
Each program below consists of psychoeducation and counseling provided by experienced, licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Counseling and Addiction Center
112 East Avenue, Unit 9, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information or to enroll in a program call 1-888-247-1400.
  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
    Family members are welcome to attend.
    Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am to Noon
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00pm
    Mondays, 6:00 to 7:30pm (group meetings for family members)

     
  • Aftercare Program
    Individuals who complete the adult IOP receive relapse prevention.
    Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 to 10:30am or 6:00 to 7:30pm

     
  • Adult Outpatient Program
    Adults 18 and older who meet criteria for mild substance use disorders are eligible.
    Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:30pm

     
  • Adolescent Outpatient Program
    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00 to 6:00pm

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