Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 9/15, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing & Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stepha Golebieski, assistant director of nursing. Contact: 410-778-4550.
Find information about skilled nursing, inpatient rehab and respite care in Chestertown online at UMShoreRegional.org/about/facilities/rehabilitation.
“Christmas in August” Sale – During the entire month of August, take 30% off everything at the Hospitality Shop at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, operated by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of hospital programs, services, equipment and patient care. *Certain merchandise is excluded from the sale including jewelry, books, candy/food, cards, magazines and coloring/puzzle books.
Breast Cancer Support
Transition to Wellness – Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment.
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.
Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/27, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.
Find more information about The Breast Center’s programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/breast_center
Childbirth & New Parent Education
Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 8/27, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Designed for children ages 3-8, includes a tour of the Birthing Center and story time or video. Register by phone, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.
Labor & Delivery Class – Saturday, 9/3, 9am-3:30pm, 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 Support Group – Tuesday, 9/6 and 9/20, 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.
Breastfeeding Class — Saturday, 9/10, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Information about the benefits for you and your baby, and tips and techniques for successful breastfeeding.
Find more information about Birthing Center programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/birthing.
Diabetes Education and Support
Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown– Tuesday 8/30, 6:30pm, UM Shore Regional Health Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, diabetes educator. Contact 410-778-3300 ext. 2175
Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tuesday, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 1:30-4:30pm. UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and advance registrations required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext.5195.
Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Tuesday, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 1-4pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.
Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednesday, 9/7, 5:30pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, lead diabetes educator. Contact: 410-479-2161.
Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 9/19 5:30pm, Talbot County Community Center Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, diabetes educator. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195
Diabetes Support Group/ Dorchester – Wednesday, 9/22, 5:30, Dorchester County YMCA. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.
Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown– Tuesday 9/27, 6:30pm, UM Shore Regional Health Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, diabetes educator. Contact 410-778-3300 ext. 2175
Find more information about diabetes treatment and support services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/endocrinology.
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.
Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesday, 8/30, 6-7:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester. Free, confidential support group meeting for individuals who have been hospitalized for behavioral health reasons and could benefit from assistance with issues after discharge. Varied topics based on participants’ needs. Each participant may bring one family member. Contact: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.
International Overdose Awareness Day Event – Wednesday, 8/31, 6-8pm, St. Mark’s Methodist Church, 100 Peach Blossom Road, Easton. Join a host of community organizations including Mariah’s Mission Fund, Talbot Partnership and Recovery for Shore at this free event designed to educate community members about the increasing incidence of drug overdose and death in our region; mental health and substance abuse disorders; and prevention, support and treatment resources available in our community. For information and event details, visit mariahsmissionfund.org or call 410-819-8067.
Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuedays, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 6-7:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester. Free, confidential support group meeting for individuals who have been hospitalized for behavioral health reasons and could benefit from assistance with issues after discharge. Varied topics based on participants’ needs. Each participant may bring one family member. Contact: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.
Celebrating Recovery: A Message of Hope –Saturday, 9/21, 5pm-8pm, Christ Church, Easton. To celebrate National Recovery Month, join Recovery for Shore and a host of community organizations involved in prevention, treatment and advocacy for those affected by substance use disorders, addiction and mental illness at this free community event. Begins with “Alive at Five” church service, including testimony by Bruce Strazza, followed by picnic dinner, rain or shine. Open to all. Contact: 410-822-2677
Safe Sitter® Class Chestertown – Saturday, 9/24, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Pediatric nurses teach youth ages 11-13 the basics of babysitting, including first aid and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
Free Prostate Cancer Forum and Screenings – Monday, 9/12, 5:30pm , Mt. Olive AME Church, Worton, MD. Educational forum including basic prostate information and discussion, questions/answers and sharing from prostate cancer survivors. Free Prostate Cancer Forum and dinner sponsored by Mt. Olive AME, MOTA and the Kent County Health Department, and partially funded by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Cigarette Restitution Funds. Free prostate cancer screenings provided by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and Christopher Parry, DO, of UM Community Medical Group – Urology. Registration is required. Contact: Andrea Edwards, RN, 410-778-7970.
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings – Wednesday, 9/21 5:00 – 8:00pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, 490 Cadmus Lane, Suite 104, Easton, MD. Screenings provided by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and UM Community Medical Group – Urology providers, R. Duane Cespedes, MD; John Foley, MD; John Knud-Hansen, MD, FACS; and Christopher Runz, DO. Registration is required. Contact: Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health – 410-820-6800.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Easton & Cambridge – Easton: every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic and Imaging Center. Cambridge: every Tuesday and Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays)
Elder Care: Tax Law Update, Retirement Issues and Paying for Long-Term Care – Thursday, 9/22, 5:30-7pm. Talbot County Free Library. An overview of funding concepts presented in a non-sales environment: spend down, asset transfer and traditional products to pay for long-term care; detailed explanation of long-term care, hybrid life insurance products and important provisions Free, but seating is limited. Register in advance by contacting Janet Andrews, 410-822-1000 ext. 5792, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 9/1, 12-2pm, Presbyterian Church, Easton. Presenter: Debra Weber, LCPC. Topic: “Treatment to cope after a stroke.” Stroke survivors and family/caregivers welcome. Bring bagged lunch. Contact: 410-310-9280, email@example.com.
Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tuesday, 9/27, 12pm-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown. Open Forum. Stroke survivors and family/caregivers welcome. Bring bagged lunch. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATES! UM SRH Service Award Celebrations — Invitations will be sent out to employees celebrating their Service Milestones in early September
Celebration Dinner — Thursday, October 20, 5:30pm, The Milestone, 9630 Technology Dr, Easton, MD 21601. Celebrating our retirees and employees with 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 & 50 years of service.
Celebration Luncheon — Friday, October 21, 11:00am, The Milestone, 9630 Technology Dr, Easton, MD 21601. Celebrating employees with 10 & 15 years of service.