UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown – UM Chester River Health Foundation is partnering with the Departments of Social Services in Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties to help fulfill the Christmas wishes of children in local foster care programs. Beginning Monday, 11/21, the tree will be displayed at the medical center in the Memorial Hallway on the second floor of the hospital, in the hallway outside of the medical records department. Those wishing to participate may return wrapped gifts – with the tag attached – to the Eleanor & Ethel Leh Women’s Center on the first floor of the Medical Services Building by Wednesday, 12/14, at 4 p.m.
UM Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton – Partnering with the Salvation Army by serving as collection sites for the Angel Tree program. Beginning Tuesday, 11/22, trees adorned with angels representing families in need will be on display in the cafeterias of both medical centers. Simply choose an angel, shop and return the unwrapped gift with the tag by Friday, 12/9.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 12/15, 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.
Employee Appreciation Sale – Thursday, 12/8, 2-7pm, Maggie’s Gift Shop at UM SMC at Easton. Each employee will receive 25% off of each sale and will receive a raffle coupon for a Gift Basket. Several door prizes will be available. Team members do not need to be present to win; enter with name and extension on ticket. All sales conducted by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton are for the benefit of programs, equipment, services and patient care at UM SMC at Easton.
Employee Appreciation Sale – Wednesday, 12/14 – Saturday, 12/17, Robin Hood Shop, 416 High Street, Cambridge. Present your ID badge at check-out for 75% off ANYTHING in the shop. Merchandise will be replenished throughout the sale…there is always something new. Employees are not limited in the number of times the discount can be received on those dates — shop often! Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm. All sales conducted by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary are for the benefit of programs, equipment, services and patient care at UM SMC at Dorchester.
Chester River Hospital Center Gift Shop – 12/5-12/21, Chester River Hospital Center Gift Shop at UM SMC at Chestertown. Raffling off two 2015 Hess Holiday Collectible Trucks as well as a decoy carved from wood from the hospital before the renovation. Raffle tickets may be purchased at Maggie’s Gift Shop or Nearly New Shop, drawing for the raffle will take place on Thursday, December 22nd. Contact: email@example.com.
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, 12/27 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
US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 12/13, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Speaker: Christine Allen, RD, CSO, LDN; Topic: Eating to Prevent Cancer Recurrence. Contact: 443-994-5792. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. NOTE: If schools are closed or dismissed early due to weather, meeting will be cancelled.
Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 12/19, 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.
Prostate Cancer Support Group – Monday, 12/19, 7pm. UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Educational forum including basic prostate information and discussion, questions/answers and sharing from prostate cancer survivors. Contact: 410-778-7668 ext. 2175.
Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 12/19, 6pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Conference Center. Annual Christmas Dinner Party, please bring your favorite covered dish to share. 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
Labor & Delivery Class – Saturday, 12/3, 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.
New Mom, New Baby: Safety & CPR –Saturday, 12/10, 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 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.
Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 12/6 & 12/20, 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.
Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 12/17, 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.
Find more information about Birthing Center programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/birthing-center/services.
Diabetes Education and Support
Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tuesday, 12-6-13-20, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 12-7-14-21, 1:30pm-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, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 4:30pm-7:30pm. 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 – Wednsday, 12/7, 5:30pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.
Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 12/19 5:30pm, Talbot County Community Center Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, RD, LDN, CDE Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.
Diabetes Support Group/ Dorchester – Wednesday, 12/22 5:30pm, Dorchester County YMCA. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE Contact 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.
Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown– Tuesday, 12/27, 6:30pm, UM Shore Regional Health Chestertown. 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.
Holiday Celebrations – Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton
Acupuncture, Massage, Psychotherapy and Reiki – By appointment, Monday-Friday, 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.
Recovery and Psychosocial Support
Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesday,12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 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.
Safe Sitter® Class/Easton– Saturday, 12/3, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Easton. Nick Rajacich Health 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: Easton, 410-822-1000, ext. 5231.
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)