New Vitality is an award-winning health and wellness program tailored to meet the needs of today's mature adults age 50 and over. Members benefit socially, physically, emotionally, mentally and educationally from New Vitality's extensive roster of lectures, workshops, classes, support groups, trips and social events. Membership is free. Click here to join our mailing list.
- Health screenings
- Access to prescription discounts The Rx Wizard will help you find out where you can get the best prices on your medications. Rx Wizard will also suggest generic equivalents for your drugs, if any are available.
- Exercise programs including T'ai Chi Chih, Yoga, Better Bones, Aquacise, dancing and mall walking
- Information and referral service
- Free, confidential assistance with questions about Medicare and secondary insurances
- Access to in-home emergency-response systems
- Access to support groups
- Educational classes and courses about health, personal finances, insurance, art, music, nutrition, writing and history
- Social events
New Vitality offerings are held at Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains and various locations throughout the community. Most programs are free; others may require a small fee. For a complete listing of New Vitality's classes and activities, view our lastest newsletter below, or go to our Events and Classes page.
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By 2030, the number of older Americans will double to about 70 million. This growing number of seniors places increasing demands on the public health system, and on medical and social services. Senior health involves learning to care for you, staying active, being involved in early detection of risk and illness, and disease prevention. Although the risk of disease and disability increases as one ages, much of the illness, disability, and death associated with chronic disease can be avoided through prevention measures.
Chilton Hospital offers an array of services, from diagnosis, treatment, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. We will partner with you to educate and help you practice a healthy lifestyle as you age, such as regular physical activity and healthy nutrition, screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers, early detection of diabetes, its complications, and depression.
Chilton Hospital responds to your needs if you or your loved one has an age-related chronic disease or condition, such as Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, depression, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, diabetes, and its complications.
Our Unwavering Commitment to Lead Best Practices
The John A Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing designated Chilton Hospital as a Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) site. This national designation means that we are committed to putting into action a systematic change in nursing practice, which would result in sensitive and exemplary care that will benefit all hospitalized older patients. We have embarked on a process to ensure all of our nurses have specialized knowledge in geriatric nursing, including specific syndromes and geriatric care.
As the first wave of baby boomers begin retiring in 2011, we recognize the growing and complex needs of our seniors and are committed to creating an optimal, environment for our patients, while continuing to be instrumental in helping them age successfully.
For more information on the program, visit Chilton's NICHE page.