“Health Literacy Tote Bags”

A wealth of free information in the form of “Health Literacy Tote Bags” is now available to be
borrowed from the office of the Chester Senior Resource Center located in the lower floor of the
Church of the Messiah on Rte. 24 in Chester N.J.
Donated by the Overlook Medical Center, the bags contain medical information in the form of
books, CDs, DVDs, and pamphlets which can help local residents to understand and take control
of their health issues.

Topics available:
Fall and Injury Prevention
Healthy Weight
Heart Health
Hospice/Palliative Care
Mental Health
Opioid and Substance Abuse
Parkinson’s Disease
Stroke Recovery

Besides the items to be returned, borrowers may keep the valuable pamphlets included in the
totes.  People who check out items will find that many of their specific health related questions will be
answered without having to dig through the mounds of information found in libraries and on-
line.  To schedule a time to pick up a bag at the Senior Resource Center please call the director,
Martha Toledo, at (908) 879-2202. SRC hours are: Mondays 9:30 – 4:30, Tuesdays 9:30 – 4:30
and Thursdays 12:30 – 4:30.


Government Agency

Morris County Div. on Aging Disabilities and Veterans
  Phone –  877-222-3737



United Way of Northern New Jersey
  Phone  973-993-1160



Norwescap Phone – 908-454-7000


Non-Medical Home Care Services

Home Instead Senior Care
  Phone – 973-970-9250


Freedom Elder Care  Phone – 866-737-3336

Nursing Care (In-Home)

VNA Visiting Nurse association of New Jersey
  Phone – 800-938-4748


Misc. Services

 Cornerstone Family Programs  Phone – 973-538-0989


Mental Health Association of Morris County Phone 973-334-3496


Legal Services of New Jersey Phone 888-576-5529


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The Senior Resource Center of Chester is sponsoring its annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, December 5, through Saturday, December 12 at the Barn at High Ridge Park in Chester, NJ. The Festival of Trees is a community celebration featuring decorated holiday trees in...

COVID 19: What Senior Should Know on Monday, Dec.7 at 12 pm

Imge Uludogan, Field Representative for Health Education for the Morris County Office of Health Management will present “COVID-19”: What Seniors Should Know” at the Chester Library/Senior Resource Center Virtual Senior Lunch and Learn on Monday, December 7 at 12 pm....

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SAVE THE DATE: Festival of Trees – “A Holly Jolly Christmas” – December 2021

Volunteers Wanted

The Senior Resource Center (SRC) is always searching for community members interested in assisting with the daily operations of our great program.  Contact us here.

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Monday, September 13th @ 12 pm

co-hosted by the Chester Library

"Are You Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?"

Presented by:

Christine Dunne


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM via Zoom

Did you know that 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep? Sleep problems can take many forms and can involve too little sleep, too much sleep, or inadequate quality of sleep. Join us to learn why sleep is important, reasons for not being able to sleep, and tips on how to improve sleep.

Christine Dunne, RPSGT

Christine has 35 years clinical experience in sleep medicine and holds the RPSGT (Registered Polysomnographic Technologist) credential from the BRPT (Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists). She started in the sleep field as a night technologist and has progressed to managing and operating a successful sleep lab. Christine has worked on various research projects over her years in Sleep.  She is focused on patient and community education to bring awareness to the important role sleep has in our day.

This session will be held live over Zoom. Please register with the Washington Township Library (click here) so we can send you a link to attend. PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email so it can be resent. 

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or iPad. If you are new to Zoom - try it out here before the session. Simply click the test Zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home:


Contact Information

(908) 879-2202
50 Route 24
Chester, NJ 07930
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