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Overlook Medical Center to Host "Day of Hope: Living Well With Alzheimer's and Parkinson's"

Summit, NJ, August 2012 – Overlook Medical Center hosts the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s inaugural “Day of Hope: Living Well with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s” on Saturday, September 8 from 8:00am to 1:00pm in the Bouras Auditorium.

This event is for patients, care partners and community members to learn about new research and treatment options, as well as to come together and receive inspiration, entertainment and information on helpful resources.

Guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Nir Lipsman, MD, a neurosurgeon at the University of Toronto with a specialty in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

  • Dr. John Zeisel, PhD, president and co-founder of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, Ltd., and author of “I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy on Alzheimer’s Disease.”

  • Stand-up comedians Uncle Floyd Vivino and Tom Caldora will perform a comedy act to prove laughter is indeed the best medicine.

Members of Overlook Medical Center's Movement Disorders Program and integrative medicine will demonstrate and provide sample classes of the hospital's Wellness and Support programs, including dance, tai chi, exercise and meditation, specifically designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. A variety of organizations and programs will provide exhibits with information on wellness, support and care resources.

A light breakfast will be provided. Parking in the West Garage is available at a discounted rate and discounted valet service is available with a handicap plate or placard.

Overlook Medical Center is located at 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ. This event is free of charge but seating is limited, so please call 1-800-247-9580 to register or sign up online >

About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, comprised of Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Newton Medical Center. The three medical centers – all accredited by The Joint Commission – have a combined total of 1,308 licensed beds and more than 2,750 affiliated physicians providing a wide array of health care services to the residents of Northern and Central New Jersey. Specialty service areas include advanced cardiovascular care, pediatric medical and surgical specialties, neurology, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Each of these programs has earned top ratings and recognitions in their respective fields. Atlantic Health System is the official health care partner of the New York Jets and an official health care provider of the New Jersey Devils.

Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more heart surgeries than any other hospital in New York or New Jersey, and is one of 20 facilities across the country to perform catheter-based repair and replacement of valves on both sides of the heart. Atlantic Health System’s spine program – where surgeons perform more spine surgery than anywhere else in New Jersey – is one of just 13 hospitals across the country that has received the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission, achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for cervical and lumbar spine treatments. With the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute based at Overlook Medical Center, the hospital serves as the hub for the New Jersey Stroke Network, and serves about 40 percent of the state’s stroke patients. The system’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital offers more than 100 board-certified physicians in 20 pediatric specialties. Morristown Medical Center is verified as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and designated a Level II by the state of New Jersey.

Atlantic Health System has been chosen for the past three consecutive years by FORTUNE® as one of the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®.” The organization has also been recognized four times by AARP as one of the “Best Employers for Workers over 50.” Inside Jersey magazine partnered with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and ranked Morristown Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey and the No. 1 hospital for treatment of heart failure and coronary surgery in the state. The survey findings also establish Overlook as No.1 for the treatment of neurological disorders and stroke in NJ. Atlantic Health System is a Major Clinical Research Affiliate with The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is the primary academic and clinical affiliate in New Jersey of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Affiliated Providers

Atlantic Medical Group

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