UM Shore Regional Health Events for January

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ASK THE EXPERT

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – To listen to informative interviews with UM SRH specialists on diabetes, childbirth and parent education, men’s health, women’s health, stroke awareness, interventional radiology and integrative medicine, visit umshoreregional.org/ATE.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thurs, 1/21, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Nursing & Rehab Center at  Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, assistant director of  nursing, UM SN&R Center at Chestertown. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Find information about skilled nursing, inpatient rehab and respite care in Chestertown online at umshoreregional.org/about/facilities/rehabilitation.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT

Transition to Wellness – Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact:  410-822-1000, ext. 5866.

Survivors Offering Support (SOS) – Free program pairing women who have breast cancer with mentors who are breast cancer survivors. If you need support or would like to become a mentor, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5866.

Look Good … Feel Better – Mon, 1/18, 10am-12pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Free ACS program for women with cancer includes hair, skin and make-up tips, samples and a visit to the wig room. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tues, 1/26, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-822-9400.

CANCER SUPPORT

CARES Educational Series – Tues, 1/5-12-19-26, 3-5pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Free four-week program including these topics: Cancer Recovery and Survivorship – Emotional Wellbeing (1/5); Nutrition and Physical Activity – Why it’s Important to Cancer Recovery (1/12); Managing Health Issues Following Cancer Treatments (1/19); and Living Beyond Cancer – Facing the Unknown, Keeping Health Records (1/26). To register, contact: Margot Spies, 410-822-1000, ext. 5096.

Cancer Patient Support Group – Tues, 1/5 and 1/19, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tues, 1/12, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Guest Speaker: Christopher Levey, MD, radiologist. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Mon, 1/18, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Room. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Mon, 1/25, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Find more information about cancer treatment and support services online at umshoreregional.org/cancer_program.

CHILDBIRTH & NEW PARENT EDUCATION

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tues, 1/5 & 1/19, 10-11:30am, UM SMC at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5700.

Labor & Delivery Class – Sat, 1/9, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Overview of maternal reproductive health; signs, symptoms and stages of labor, including pain management; techniques for a successful birth experience; cesarean delivery; and recovery after the birth. Free; register by phone, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Breastfeeding Class – Sat, 1/23, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Find more information about The Birthing Center’s programs and services online at umshoreregional.org/ programs/birthing /services.

DIABETES EDUCATION
AND SUPPORT

Carb Counting Class – Tues, 1/5, 1:30-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Overview of meal planning for diabetics. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Weds, 1/6, 5:30pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members. Led by Doris Allen, lead educator, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes/Easton & Chestertown – Easton (two sessions): Tues, 1/5-12-19, 9am-12pm and Weds, 1/6-13-20, 1:30-4:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Chestertown: Thurs, 1/14-21-28, 1-4pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and preregistration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Mon, 1/18, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to improve their self-care. Referral and preregistration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton – Mon, 1/18, 5:30pm, Talbot County Senior Center-Brookletts Place. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members. Led by Karen Hollis, diabetes educator. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Weds, 1/20, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester Board Room. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tues, 1/26, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members. Led by Chrissy Nelson, diabetes educator. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Find information about diabetes treatment and support services online at umshoreregional.org/programs/endocrinology.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Acupuncture, Massage, Psychotherapy and Reiki – By appointment, Mon-Fri, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, Suite 300, 522 Cynwood Drive, Easton. For information about services, providers and scheduling, visit umshoreregional.org/programs/integrative/about, or call 410-770-9400.

SAFE SITTER®

Safe Sitter® Classes/Chestertown & Easton – Sat, 1/16, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center; Sat, 1/23, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center Rooms A-B. Pediatric nurses teach youth ages 11-13 the basics of babysitting, including the first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. For more information or to register: Chestertown class – 410-778-7668, ext. 2175; Easton class – 410-822-1000, ext. 5231.

SCREENINGS

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Easton & Cambridge – Easton: every Mon & Tues, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic & Imaging Center. Cambridge: every Tues & Fri, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays.)

STROKE SUPPORT

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thurs, 1/7, 1-2:30pm, Presbyterian Church, Easton. Topic: Identity Theft. Presenter: Devon Hainey, VP, Suntrust Bank. Stroke survivors and family/caregivers welcome. Contact: 410-310-9280, midshorestroke@gmail.com.

Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tues, 1/26, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown. Open Forum led by Jessica Fluharty, neuroscience specialist, UM SRH. Stroke survivors and family/caregivers welcome. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068, jfluharty@umm.edu.

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