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/Cambridge and Easton — Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am-12 noon, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, 10 Martin Court, Easton; Tuesday and Fridays, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. Recurring event (except holidays).
Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, July 1, UM SMC at Easton, Requard Social Center. Led by UM Shore Regional Health lactation consultants. New and expectant mothers encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.
Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, July 1, 1:30-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Overview of the most commonly-used method of meal planning for diabetics. Referral required; contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.
CARES Patient Support Group – Tuesdays, July 1 and 15, 5-7pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. Call 443-254-5940.
Gestational Diabetes Classes — Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 10am-12pm. UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Single-session class addressing care during pregnancy and what to expect afterward. Referral required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.
Diabetes Support Group of Caroline County – Tuesday, July 8, 6:30pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, RN, CDE, lead diabetes educator, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, UM Shore Regional Health. Contact: 410-479-2161.
Diabetes Self- Management Training – Two sessions: Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 9am-12pm; and Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 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 required; contact: 410-822-1000, ext.5195.
Shore Shape Webinar: Men’s Health — Wednesday, July 9, 7-8am. To register, please go to www.bhsonline.com with username ‘Shore’ — click ‘Register Here for Biometric Screenings & Wellness Events’.
Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group Meeting — Thursday, July 10, 1-2:30pm, Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Washington Street, Easton. Separate, open-forum discussions for survivors and caregivers on the topic, “What worked or didn’t work after my stroke/my loved one’s stroke.” Open to all who can benefit from support and information supporting stroke recovery and care-giving. Includes light refreshments; RSVP to 410-822-1000, ext 5068,or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shore Shape Webinar: Women’s Health — Friday, July 11, 11:30am-12:30pm. To register, please go to www.bhsonline.com with username ‘Shore’ — click ‘Register Here for Biometric Screenings & Wellness Events’.
Labor and Delivery Class I, II, III – Saturday, July 12, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Overview of pregnancy and birth for expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.
Traditional Reiki I Class: “Find Wellness Within You” — Saturday, July 12, 9am-6pm, Center for Integrative Medicine. Learn Reiki, a gentle touch therapy that accesses universal life energy to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing and does not interfere with conventional medical treatment or alternative therapies. A useful tool for personal wellness and for health care professionals and caregivers. Offers 8 Nursing contact hours. Persons completing this class will be certified by the USUI School of Natural Healing to give Reiki sessions on themselves and others. Instructor: Dana Limpert. Tuition: $170 (including book). Limited space, advance reservation required: 410-770-9400.
Every Body Deserves a Massage: Special Discount Week – Monday-Friday, July 14-18, Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. One-hour massages may be scheduled during this week at $50 per hour ($25 below the normal rate of $75). To qualify for this special, be sure to ask for the “Every Body Deserves a Massage” discount when making the appointment. Call soon as schedule may fill quickly, 410-770-9400.
CARES Caregivers’ Support Group – Wednesday, July 16, 5-7pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. Call 410-822-1000, ext. 2257.
Dementia Caregivers Support Group — Thursday, July 17, UM Shore Nursing and Rehab at Chestertown, 200 Morgnec Road. For details, contact Stephanie Golebieski, ADON, 410-778-4550.
Breastfeeding Class — Saturday, July 19, 9am-12:15pm, UMSMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Led by lactation consultants; expectant and new mothers welcome. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000; 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.
Look Good…Feel Better – Monday, July 21, 10am-12pm, Cancer Center 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. Free ACS program for women with cancer includes hair, skin and make-up tips, samples and a visit to the Wig Room. Call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.
Women Supporting Women Breast Cancer Group – Tuesday, July 22, 6:30pm, Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. Call 410-463-0946 or 410-228-3161.
CARES Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, July 22, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. Topic: “Bone Density and Bone Health.” Call 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.
“Books are Fun” Sale – Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary.
Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, July 28, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral required. Regarding cost/insurance coverage and registration, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.
Diabetes Support Group Annual Indoor Picnic — Tuesday, July 29, 6pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Cafeteria. Contact: Chrissy Nelson, RN, CDE, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175, email@example.com.
Shore Shape Webinar: Eating out the Healthy Way — Wednesday, July 30, 6-7pm. To register, please go to www.bhsonline.com with username ‘Shore’ — click ‘Register Here for Biometric Screenings & Wellness Events’.
Film Screening/Centreville: “The Anonymous People” – Thursday, July 31, QAC Public Library, Centreville, 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.
Everything $6.00 Sale — Thursday, July 31, 7am-4pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Sponsored by the Chester River Hospital Auxiliary.