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.
Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 8/21, 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 – Tuesday, 8/22, 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
Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursday, 8/17, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.
Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 8/21, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Education 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.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Easton & Cambridge – Easton: every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic & Imaging Center. Cambridge: every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays.)
Childbirth & New Parent Education
Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 8/15, 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.
New Mom, New Baby: Safety & CPR – Sat, 8/19, 9am – 1:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Baby topics (feeding,taking the baby’s temperature, circumcision and core care); mother topics (postpartum care, handling, stress, returning to work and birth control); and safety topics (childproofing, immunizations, car seats, infant security, poison prevention and when to call the doctor). Free; register by phone: 410-822-1000 or 510-228-5511, ext. 5200.
Find more information about Birthing Center programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/birthing-center/services.
Diabetes Education and Support
Diabetes Support Group/Easton – Monday, 8/14, 5:30pm, Brookletts Place, Talbot County Senior Center, Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, RD, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.
Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Wednesday, 8/23, 5:30pm, Dorchester County YMCA. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.
Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 8/29, 6pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Cafeteria, “Annual Indoor Picnic” — Please bring a diabetes friendly dish to share. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.
Find more information about diabetes treatment and support services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/endocrinology.
Recovery and Psychosocial Support
Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesdays, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 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.
Safe Sitter – Tuesday, August 22, 9am-4:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Taught by pediatric nurses for youth ages 11-13, teaches life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Over 175 lives have been saved by Safe Sitter® graduates using the skills learned through the Safe Sitter training. More information about the program may be found at www.safesitter.org. Cost: $45 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. For more information or to register, call Chrissy Nelson, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
Queenstown Stroke Support Group –Tuesday, 8/22, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Contact: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or email@example.com.