PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to submit items for the Compass calendar and/or for the UM Shore Regional Health Monthly Health Calendar that is advertised in local media, please email Kate Gallagher, email@example.com. The deadline for the Monthly Health Calendar is always the 15th of the month prior.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Easton and Dorchester — Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, 10 Martin Court, Easton; Tuesdays and Fridays, 11am-1pm, UMSMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. Recurring event, except holidays.
Book Sale — Thursday, May 29, 10am-4pm and Friday, May 30, 7am-3pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Health Education Center rooms C/D. Benefits UM Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center.
The Birthing Center’s March of Dimes Dance & Silent Auction — Friday, May 30, 8pm-midnight, The Milestone in Easton. Featuring DJ Steve Moody, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, light refreshments, cash bar. Advance ticket, $20; at the door, $25. Contact: 410-714-2412 or 410-310-1162.
Edward M. Athey Memorial Golf Tournament — Friday, May 30, Queenstown Harbor, River Course. Fundraiser to benefit UMSMC at Chestertown, sponsored by UM Chester River Health Foundation. For sponsorship, ticket and payroll deduction information, call Maryann Ruerhmund, 410-810-5660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 23.
Bake Sale — Saturday, May 31, 9am-1pm, Chester River Hospital Auxiliary building, next to Fountain Park in Chestertown. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of medical equipment at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.
Healthy Smoothie Demonstration — Tuesday, June 3, 12-1pm, UM SMC at Cambridge, 3rd Floor Classroom. To register, please go to www.bhsonline.com with username ‘Shore’ — click ‘Register Here for Biometric Screenings & Wellness Events’.
Breastfeeding Support Group — Tuesday, June 3, 10 -11:30am, UMSMC at Easton, Requard Social Center. Led by UM Shore Regional Health lactation consultants. New and expectant mothers encouraged to attend. Free. Call 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.
Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, June 3, 1:30-3:30pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology in UMSMC at Easton. Overview of the most commonly-used method of meal planning for diabetics. Referral required. Regarding cost/insurance coverage and registration, contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.
Diabetes Self-Management Training/Easton —Two sessions: Tuesdays, June 3, 10 and 17, 9am-12pm; and Wednesdays June 4, 11 and 18, 1:30-4:30pm. UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology in UMSMC at Easton. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral required. Regarding cost/insurance coverage and registration, call: 410-822-1000, ext.5195.
Mid Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, June 5, 1-2:30pm, Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Washington Street, Easton. Guest Speaker: Childlene Brooks, Activity Director, Talbot County Senior Center. Topic: Senior Center programs, services and trips, with elaboration on matters of interest to stroke survivors and their caregivers. Light refreshments; free, but RSVP requested. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or email@example.com.
When Bad Things Happen: An Introduction to EMDR in Treating PTSD — Thursday, June 5, 6pm, Center for Integrative Medicine, 607-B Dutchmans Lane, Easton. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), is a widely-researched treatment that decreases or eliminates the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. It is recognized as an effective treatment for PTSD by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this seminar, Richard Gibson, LCSW-C, a psychotherapist who specializes in psychological trauma and is certified in EMDR, will explain how EMDR works. Free but limited space; advance registration required. Call 410- 770-9400.
CARES Cancer Patient Support Group — Thursdays, June 5 and 19, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Ave. Free. Contact: 443-254-5940.
Labor & Delivery Class — Saturday, June 7, 8:30am-3pm, UMSMC at Easton, Health Education Center. An overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches encouraged to attend. Free. Call 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.
Navigating the New Health Insurance Landscape/Easton and Queenstown – Monday, June 9, 1-4 pm, UMSMC at Easton Emergency Department Lobby and UM Queen Anne’s Emergency Center Lobby. Hope Clark, health benefits navigator for Talbot County, and Regina Carpenter, health benefits assister for Queen Anne’s County, will be on hand to talk with the public about Maryland Health Connection enrollment for affordable health insurance, especially those eligible for Medicaid, those who have a qualifying life event (such as changing jobs, marriage and other life changes) that enables them to make adjustments to their coverage, and those planning to sign up during the next open enrollment, which begins November 15, 2014. Free; attendees will be accommodated on a first-come, first served.
“The Importance of Your Will” – Tuesday, June 10, 6-8pm, Caroline County Public Library; Thursday, June 12, 6-8pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown; Saturday, June 21, 10-Noon, Talbot County Free Library. Sponsored by the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. To register, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, June 10, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Ave., Easton. Dr. Rodrigo Erlich, medical oncologist, will be the guest speaker. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.
Recovery Message Training — Thursday June 12, two sessions: 2-4pm and 5-7:30pm, UMSMC at Easton, HEC. This training teaches participants how to share the story of recovery (from drug and/or alcohol addiction) to promote advocacy; and share without violating self-help group traditions; promote recovery through media and to advance public policy. Free but advance registration required. E-mail full name and contact number to: email@example.com
Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation — Saturday, June 14, 9:30-11am, UMSMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Designed to help parents prepare their children for the arrival of a new baby. Free. Registration: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.
Look Good… Feel Better – Monday, June 16, 10am-12pm, Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Ave., 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.
Masquerade Sale – Monday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 17, UMSMC at Dorchester. Featuring $5 jewelry, accessories and gift items. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Dorchester.
Film Screening/Chestertown: “The Anonymous People” – Tuesday, June 17, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown, 6:30pm. This documentary film highlighting the 23 million Americans in long-term recovery is a clarion call for a new and enlightened awareness of the promise of recovery from alcohol and other drug abuse and addiction, and for a new and better approach to addressing the suffering caused by addiction. Admission is free but due to limited seating, advance ticketing is recommended via www.eventbrite.com. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Better Breathers Support Group – Tuesday, June 17, 12:30-2pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Education Center. Open to anyone interested in better lung health. Topic: “Getting the Whole Picture;” topics will include diet, doctors’ appointments, and respiratory care equipment. Guest speakers : Pam Roath, RCP, and Bryan Job, of Home MediService Inc. Lunch provided. RSVP required by June 12: 410-810-5666 or email@example.com.
CARES Caregivers’ Support Group — Wednesday, June 18, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Ave., Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 2257.
New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR – Saturday, June 21, 9am-1:30pm, UMSMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Learn about post-partum care, pain management, nutrition and more. Free. Call 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.
Safe Sitter Class/Chestertown – Saturday, June 21, 9am-4:30pm, UMSMC at Chestertown, Education Center. Teaches youth ages 11-13 the basics of babysitting, including basic first aid, CPR , etc. Taught by pediatric nurses. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Registration: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, June 23, 7pm, UMSMC at Chestertown, Education Center. Contact: 410-778-7668-, ext. 2175.
Women Supporting Women Breast Cancer Group — Tuesday, June 24, 6:30pm, Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. Free. Contact: 410-463-0946 or 410-228-3161.
Webinar: Coping with Stress at Work — Tuesday, June 24, 5:30-6:30pm. To register, please go to www.bhsonline.com with username ‘Shore’ — click ‘Register Here for Biometric Screenings & Wellness Events’.
Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, June 24, 6:30pm, UMSMC at Chestertown, Conference Center. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
“Low Salties” Support Group — Wednesday, June 25, 4-6pm, Shore Wound Care, 503 A Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact: 410-820-6500.
Webinar: Healthy Eating on a Budget — Thursday, June 26, 2-3pm. To register, please go to www.bhsonline.com with username ‘Shore’ — click ‘Register Here for Biometric Screenings & Wellness Events’.
“Claws for a Cause” Crab Feast – Thursday, June 26, 6-9pm, Fisherman’s Crab Deck, Grasonville. Benefits UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. $90 per person in advance/$100 at the door. Call 410-822-1000, ext. 5481 for ticket information.