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January 1 - December 31, 2023

Cardiac Catheterization Patient Education Program

If you are scheduled for a Cardiac Catheterization procedure at Morristown Medical Center, you and your caregiver are invited to attend a live, educational program on Zoom. You will get valuable information including:

  • How to find your way here
  • How to prepare for your procedure
  • What to expect before, during, and after your catheterization 

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First Aid Training

Knowing how to act in a medical crisis can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why the Atlantic Training Center offers courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS) and advanced care life support (ACLS) for non-Atlantic Health System health care professionals and members of the community.  In addiition, they offer first aid training to community groups, businesses, and the general public. 

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Total Joint Replacement Education Class

Dates:  Mondays and Fridays
Times: 10:00am - 11:30am
9:00am - 10:30am, Mondays only

If you are scheduled for Total Joint Replacement surgery, you and your caregiver are invited to attend a virtual, live educational program on Zoom. You will get valuable information including:

  • Answers to many questions you may have about your upcoming surgery.
  • What you need to do before and after surgery.
  • Information regarding medications, pain management and rehabilitation.

Total Joint Replacement Education Program enrollment > 

November's Featured Event

The Relationship Between Stroke and Diabetes

Date: November 14, 2023
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Virtual

Stroke and diabetes are both health challenges on their own, but what is their connection? Join us to learn about the increased risk of stroke for those with diabetes and possible overall health effects.

Presented by: Lorrie Koonz, BSN, RN, CEN, EMT, Stroke Program Manager, Hackettstown Medical Center and Annjill Singh, BSN, RN-BC, Stroke Program Manager, Overlook Medical Center.

November Events

November 30, 2023

Caregiver Health - Finding a Balance

  • Date: November 30, 2023
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

Caring for an aging loved one doesn’t come with an instruction manual and every caregiver’s experience is different. What most caregivers have in common is that they’re so focused on others’ needs, they aren’t good at taking care of themselves. Learn how to take better care of yourself, find balance in your life and gain available resources.

Presented by: Rebecca Abenante, MA, MSW, LSW, ASW-G, Healthy Aging Coordinator.

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December's Featured Event

Vapeo y Cigarrillos Electrónicos: lo Que Debe Saber

  • Date: December 7, 2023
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

Infórmese sobre el vapeo y sobre cómo protegerse y proteger a su familia. Presento por Evelyn Fuertes, NDTR, Community Cancer Control Specialist, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Registrarse o llame 1-800-247-9580 para registrarse


December Events

December 4, 2023

Diabetes and Pregnancy: What Should You Know?

  • Date: December 4, 2023
  • Time: 110:30am - 11:30am
  • Location: Summit YMCA
    67 Maple Street
    Summit, NJ 07901

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can develop during pregnancy. It can lead to complications affecting the health of both mom and the baby, now and in the future. Join us to learn more about causes, risks, and preventative measures you can take to have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Presented by: Melanie Betancur, MPH, CPLD, CHES®, Health Educator, Community Health, Atlantic Health System 

Pre-registration is required.

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December 5, 2023

What is a Doula?

  • Date: December 5, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:000pm
  • Location: Virtual

Join us to enhance your knowledge of the services doulas perform and the evidence-based information that highlights the impact doulas make on birthing outcomes, especially in certain populations. 

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December 7, 2023

Vapeo y cigarrillos electrónicos: lo que debe saber

  • Date: December 7, 2023
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

Infórmese sobre el vapeo y sobre cómo protegerse y proteger a su familia.

Presento por: Evelyn Fuertes, NDTR, Community Cancer Control Specialist, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Para

Registrarse >
o llame
1-800-247-9580 para registrarse


December 8, 2023

How Sweet It Is (Sweeteners 101)

  • Date: December 8, 2023
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

There are many sweeteners available, such as sugar, honey, agave and stevia. Our favorite beverages, baked goods, and holiday treats all contain a sweetener, but some may have significantly more sugar than others. Registered dietitian Barbara Galvin will discuss the health benefits of natural and artificial ways to add a touch of sweetness to your meals. 

Presented by: Barbara Galvin RD, CDCES, Shoprite of West Caldwell & Shoprite of Parsippany

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December 11, 2023

Six Pillars of Brain Health

  • Date: December 11, 2023
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

Boost your brain health at any age! Join us to explore the six fundamental aspects of brain health and discover activities that promote cognitive well-being. Be motivated by the experiences of others and gain a better understanding of brain health. This session is perfect for anyone curious about enhancing their brain health, offering insights into the latest research, lifestyle recommendations, and resources for further learning.

Presented by: Patricia Loud, AARP

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December 12, 2023

Diabetes and Stroke: Common Risks and Prevention

  • Date: December 12, 2023
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

Join us to learn more about how diabetes can affect your risk of a stroke, common risk factors and prevention for both, and what to do if you or a loved one has a stroke.

Presented by: Melanie Betancur, MPH, CHES, CPLD, Health Educator, CommunityHealth, Atlantic Health System 

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The ABC’s of Diabetes: Prevention and Maintenance

  • Date: December 12, 2023
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: Sussex-Wantage Library
    69 County Route 639
    Wantage, NJ 07461

Diabetes is a common condition that can seriously impact your quality of life. But just knowing the simple ABCs of this condition can help you manage it and prevent complications. Learn how diabetes impacts a person from head to toe, and actions you can take to protect yourself.

Presented by: Trixy Thibodeau, MA, CHES, DRCC, MHFA,

To register please call the library at 973-875-3940.

December 13, 2023

Pregnancy and Lead Exposure What You Need to Know

  • Date: December 13, 2023
  • Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

Lead poisoning can be very dangerous, especially for pregnant women and their unborn babies. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious damage to the brain and other organs. Lead exposure can come from various sources, such as dust and paint chips in older homes, soil, tap water, and even certain types of food and cosmetics. The good news is that lead exposure is preventable and there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your family safe. Join us on this webinar for more information and guidance on how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Presented by: Juliette Bannister, MPH, MBA, CHES Health Educator, Sussex County Division of Health.

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How to Keep Driving Longer and Safely

  • Date: December 13, 2023
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

As a senior citizen, you want to remain independent for as long as possible.? For most, that means continuing to drive. We will provide practical tips to keep you driving safely.

Learn about some new driving options that you can try now.

Presented by:
Denis Kelleher, Program Specialist, Avenues in Motion.  

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December 14, 2023

Substance Misuse

  • Date: December 14, 2023
  • Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Center for Healthier Living
    Hackettstown Medical Arts Building
    108 Bilby Road, Suite 101
    Hackettstown, NJ

How much do you know about substance misuse? Learn the definitions of substance misuse, dependance, and misuse disorder. Discussion will include risk and prevention factors, symptoms, and available resources. 

Please register by Email>
with "ATTN Linda DeNude" or call 1-844-472-8499.

Food Safety and the Holidays

  • Date: December 14, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

This presentation will discuss tips and tricks to keep your family and friends safe from unexpected food-borne illness during the hectic holiday season. Learn directly from a poison center education specialist about the most common holiday hazards
reported to the NJ Poison Control Center, and ways to avoid these holiday hazards. 

Presented by: Danielle Bartsche, CHES, Health Education Specialist, NJ Poison Center (NJPIES), Rutgers 

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December 19, 2023

History Discussion: Christmas Truce of 1914

  • Date: December 19, 2023
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

This lecture examines the myths and realities of the unofficial Christmas truce that occurred in certain areas along the Western Front in 1914. In the spirit of Christmas, soldiers on both sides mutually agreed to stop fighting. 

Presented by: Robert Stead 

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December 21, 2023

It’s What’s Inside that Counts – Understanding Food Labels

  • Date: December 21, 2023
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Sussex County Library
    69 County Route 639
    Wantage, NJ 07461

Are you aware that the Nutrition Facts Label, as we previously have known it, has recently made some changes? Join us to learn what new additions have been made to the Nutrition Facts Label, and why.

Presented by: Trixy Thibodeau, MA, DRCC, CHES, PRS, MHFS, TTS