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November 2016 NewsFlash

Community Health Events


Dinner and a Lecture Series
Registration is required.
Call 1-800-247-9580.
Dinner at 5:30pm, Lecture at 6:00pm
$8 a person
Cancer Screenings & Seniors:
What is Recommended

Monday, November 28
Speaker: Outpatient Diabetes Center staff
Programs
Registration is required.

Affordable Care Act Health Insurance: Information & Sign-Up Assistance
November 22 or December 14
12:00 to 5:00pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center. For more information call 973-579-8340.
Alzheimers Caregivers Half-Day Workshop
Saturday, November 12
8:00am to 12:30pm
Alzheimer’s Disease: Approaches to Care, a Sussex County Caregivers Conference. Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center. To register, please call Alzheimer’s NJ at 973-586-4300.
Joint Replacement Education
November 2 or December 7
12:00 to 2:00pm
Learn about the joint replacement process and the Joint Program at Newton Medical Center. Certified instructors will cover all aspects of pre-surgery education from pre-surgery exercises and pain management to post-operative planning and recovery. Meets First Wednesday of every month in the Romano Conference and Education Center, and concurrently at Milford Health & Wellness in the Conference Room. For more information call 973-579-8449.
Mammograms Save Lives
The Newton Medical Center Foundation funds this program to provide mammograms for eligible women who do not have insurance coverage and are not eligible for a Mammogram through other screening programs. To find out if you qualify call 973-579-8622.
Quit Smoking Program
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:30pm
November 1 through December 6
In this free program, a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist leads six weekly group sessions to learn techniques that can help you quit and stay smoke free. Nicotine replacement products will be provided at no cost. Pre-registration is required, call 973-579-8473

Safe Sitter® Baby Sitting Classes
November 26 or December 28
8:30am to 3:30pm
$60 (Includes: manual and completion card).
Course includes: Care of Choking Infant/Child, Infant/Child CPR, Injury Prevention/Injury Management, Behavior Management, Safety for the Sitter, Child Care Essentials and Babysitting as a Business. Program for 11 to 14 years of age. Call 973-579-8340 to pre-register and for location.
Yoga for EveryBody
Mondays, 6:30 to 7:50pm
September 12 through October 31
November 7 through December 19
$15/class drop in fee
Using a mat or chair, this class can adapt movements to your level and ability. Call 973-579-8340 to pre-register and for location.
Support Groups
Alzheimer’s Dementia
November 19 and December 17 10:00am to 12:00pm
Designed to provide emotional and educational support for caregivers to learn more about the disease. It also provides a chance to share feelings and concerns. Call 973-579-8600 for information. Pre-register: 1-800-247-9580
Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
November 1 and December 6
6:00 to 7:00pm
Receive support and encouragement in adjusting to the changes after surgery. People who are thinking about having surgery are welcome to attend. Meets the First Tuesday of every month. Call 973-579-8341 for information and location.
Better Breather’s Club
November 22 and December 27
12:00 to 1:00pm
A program by the American Lung Association, support group for people with Chronic Lung Disease and their loved ones. Meets the Fourth Tuesday of every month starting in the Romano Conference Center. Call 973-579-8473 to register.
Cancer
November 17 and December 22
3:00 to 4:00pm
For those living with or affected by cancer, meets the Fourth Thursday of every month at Newton Medical Center. Call 973-579-8620 to pre-register and for meeting location.
Diabetes

December 7: “Celebrating Us – Another Year Well Done”
10:00am
This support group meets the First Wednesday of every other month at Newton Medical Center. Offering mutual support and education for adults with diabetes, including a discussion of issues and guest speakers presenting a variety of topics. Registration is required. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register and for location.
Perinatal Loss
November 8 and December 13
7:30pm
Parents who have lost an unborn child can provide each other with mutual support and encouragement. Meets the Second Tuesday of every month. Call 973-940-8140 to register and for more information and location.
Stroke
November 22 and December 27
6:00pm
Offers support and encouragement for persons recovering from a stroke. Meets the Fourth Tuesday of every month. Caregivers are welcome. Call 973-579-8620 to pre-register and for meeting location.
Behavioral Health
Psychotherapy Groups
Registration is required.
Call 1-888-247-1400
For more information call 973-579-8581
Alternate Coping Skills
Tuesdays, 2:00 to 3:00pm
Using the creative arts to recover from depression and anxiety.
Co-Occurring/Substance Abuse
Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 1:00 to 2:00pm;
or Thursdays, 8:00 to 9:00pm
(16 week Program) Participants will learn skills to maintain abstinence from mood-altering substances and to manage co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.
Coping with Anxiety
Thursdays, 1:00 to 2:00pm
Learn to manage those overwhelming feelings of fear and uneasiness with skills taught by a professional.
DBT
Mondays, 12:30 to 2:30pm, or
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00pm
A social skills program to learn cognitive and behavioral skills.
DBT Skills Group for Adults
Tuesdays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
12 rotating sessions highliting essential Dialectical Skills, must have active therapist.
Depression
Thursdays, 10:30am to Noon or
Fridays, 12:30 to 1:30pm
A therapy group to understand depression and to learn strategies to minimize the impact of depression in your life.
Depression/Anxiety Recovery
Wednesdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Will provide coping skills, relaxation techniques and psychoeducation to manage symptoms for people suffering from depression and anxiety.
Living with Chronic Illness
Fridays, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Learning skills to manage the emotional and physical symptoms of chronic illness.
Psychotherapy
Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:00pm
Will focus on helping participants address and cope with life stressors, adjusting to change and developing healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Veteran’s PTSD
Alternate Thursdays, 5:00 to 6:00pm
Participants will learn skills to manage symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Voices
Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:00pm
A program of self-discovery and empowerment for adolescent girls and young women. 12 week sessions, must attend from the beginning. Call 973-579-8581 if interested.
Wellness and Recovery Group
Alternate Tuesdays, 2:00 to 3:00pm
Life skills training for the chronically mentally ill in a social environment.
Women’s Depression and Anxiety
Mondays, 10:15 to 11:15am
A supportive therapy group for women to discuss, explore and problem solve issues related to depression, anxiety, relationships, social security, family issues, etc.
Community Health Events
November, December 2016
Adult Groups
Not Currently in Session
Call 973-579-8581 if interested.
Anger Management, Distinct Voices, First Year Together, Postpartum Depression, Young Women’s Psychoeducation
Behavioral Health
Adolescent Group Programs
Registration is required.
Call 1-888-247-1400 for more information.
Adolescent DBT
Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Call for next start date.
Ages 14 to 17. Skills taught to teens to deal with challenges in their daily lives, as well as, regulate emotions. 12-week session, must attend from the beginning.
Maternal and Child Health
Registration is required.
Call 973-579-8340.
Breastfeeding
Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 to 9:00pm
$40
Car Seat Inspection
Fourth Monday of every month.
10:00am to 1:00pm
Seat checks and installation are performed free of charge by Safe Kids-certified child passenger safety technicians. Located at Newton Volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad, 68 Sussex Street, Newton. For more information, please call 973-383-3377.
Maternity Center Tours
Please call 1-800-247-9580 to register.
Wednesdays, 8:00 to 9:00pm
November 16 or December 14
Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:00am
November 19 or December 17
New Mom’s Support Group:
“First Year Together”
This group is currently not in session.
Call 973-579-8581 if interested.
A place for new mom’s to learn skills to reduce stress, connect with others and problem solve.
Newborn Parenting
Saturday, November 13, 9:30am to 2:00pm
$40
Babies don’t come with instructions. Get ahead of the game by learning how to care for your newborn before he/she is born.
Pediatric Preoperative Preparation
Classes are held on an as needed basis.
Registration is required, call 973-579-8340.
Prepared Childbirth
Saturday, November 12, 8:30am to 3:30pm
$130
Call 908-850-6935 to register.
Sibling Preparation
Saturday, November 13, 2:30 to 4:00pm
$15 per child
Programs at
Sparta Health & Wellness
Registration is required.
Call 1-800-227-2345.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Second Tuesday of the month.
November 8 and December 13
6:00 to 8:00pm
The group is co-sponsored by Newton Medical Center, the American Cancer Society and the Sparta Cancer Center.
Chair Exercises for Older Adults
Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 to 11:30am
As you get older, exercise becomes important than ever. If you are managing an illness, have trouble getting around or are concerned about falling, chair exercises can get your body moving. This free class also includes a manual to do exercises at home. To register call 1-800-247-9580.
Look Good, Feel Better
Monday, November 14
2:00 to 4:00pm
This FREE American Cancer Society program will teach women how to maintain their appearance during cancer treatments.
Programs and Screenings at Milford Health & Wellness
All Events are held at
111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA.
Pre-registration is required.
Call 1-800-247-9580.
Assess Your Stress Level
Wednesdays, 3:00 to 5:00pm
November 16 or December 21
No appointment necessary.
High School Life Skills Training
Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:45pm
October 6 through December 15, (skip 11/24)
(10 sessions) Call 570-409-8484, ext. 501 for information and to register.
Joint Replacement Education -
Video Conference
Wednesdays, 12:00 to 2:00pm
November 2 or December 7
Middle School Life Skills Training
for 7-9th grades
Tuesdays, 4:15 to 5:30pm
October 4 through December 27
(13 sessions) Call 570-409-8484, ext. 501 for information and to register.
“More Than Sad” for Teens
Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:00pm
November 30 or December 14
Helps teens understand depression. Call 570-409-8484, ext. 501 for information and to register.
Parents for Prevention:
Parents Group
Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:30pm
November 17 and December 15
Learn about and share current events that affect risky behaviors in our children. Call 570-409-8484, ext. 501 for information and to register.
Parent Life Skills Training
November 14 through December 12
(5 sessions) Call 570-409-8484, ext. 501 for information and to register.
Savvy Caregiver
Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12:00pm
October 12 through November 7;
or November 16 through December 7
(4 sessions) Education for caregivers of individuals experiencing memory loss. Call 570-409-8484,
ext. 501 for information and to register.
Basic Life Support and First Aid
For a list of available classes and online registration, log on to:
atlanticambulance.org/newcprbls
FREE Nutrition Lectures: Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Road, Hardyston, NJ
Please call 973-209-9622 to register or for more information.
November:
“Am I At Risk for Diabetes?”
Wednesday, November 2 at 12:00pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm
December:
“Healthy Holiday Celebration”
Wednesday, December 1 at 12:00pm
Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00pm




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