Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 8/18, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing & Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie 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.
Bazaar Semi-Annual Shoe Clearance Sale – Now through Thursday, 8/4, all previously discounted shoes (star punched) will be 75% off. The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, in Easton, is operated by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton for the benefit of programs, services, equipment and patient care at UM SMC at Easton. Shop hours are Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm.
$6.00 Sale- Friday, 7/29, 7am-4pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Conference Center. More than 1,000 items at only $6.00! Sponsored by the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary. All sales conducted by the Auxiliary are for the benefit of programs, services, equipment and patient care at UM SMC at Chestertown. Payroll deduction, cash and credit accepted.
Uniform Sale – Monday, 8/1 and Tuesday, 8/2, 7am-4pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, HEC. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton for the benefit of programs, services, equipment and patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.
Bazaar Bag Sale – Friday, 8/5 and Saturday, 8/6, Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, Easton. Customers can fill a bag with shop merchandise for either $6 or $10. Bags will be provided by the Bazaar and can be filled with previously discounted clothing (punched tickets). Certain merchandise exclusions do apply; please see a shop volunteer for details. Operated by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton, which raises funds for University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, The Bazaar is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. For more information about The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street or volunteer opportunities call 410-822-2031. All sales conducted by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton are for the benefit of the hospital’s equipment, programs, services and patient care.
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, 8/23, 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, 8/4 and 8/18, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940
US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 8/9, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-994-5792.
Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 8/15, 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.
Find more information about cancer treatment and support services online at UMShoreRegional.org/cancer_program.
Childbirth & New Parent Education
Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 8/2 and 8/16, 10-11:30am, UM SMC at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. 8/2 meeting will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7). Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5700.
Labor & Delivery Class – Saturday, 8/6, 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, 8/20, 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.
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.
Find more information about Birthing Center programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/birthing.
Diabetes Education and Support
Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tuesday, 8/2, 8/9 and 8/16, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 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, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 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 – Wednesday, 8/3, 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, 8/15 5:30pm, Talbot County Community Center Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, diabetes educator. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195
Diabetes Support Group/ Dorchester – Wednesday, 8/24, 5:30, Dorchester County YMCA. Contact 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.
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
Find more information about diabetes treatment and support services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/endocrinology.
Fall Risk Reduction
Stepping On Workshop – Thursday, 7/7-8/17, 9-11am, Christ Episcopal Church, St. Michaels. Free, six-week fall risk reduction program. Contact: 410-221-0029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program – Wednesday, 7/13-8/17, 5:30-8pm, Center for Integrative Medicine. Free, six-week program teaching techniques for successful pain management. Contact: 410-770-9400.
Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesday, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23 & 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.
Safe Sitter® Classes/Easton and Chestertown – Monday, 8/1, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Easton. Nick Rajacich Education Center; and Tuesday, 8/23, 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: Easton, 410-822-1000, ext. 5231; Chestertown, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
Save the Date
Recovery Happens! A Celebration – Saturday, 9/17, 5pm, Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison Street. September is National Recovery Month – Mark your calendar for a community celebration open to all, sponsored by Recovery for Shore. “Alive at Five” service, followed by dinner festivities. Interested in getting involved? Email email@example.com.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Easton & Cambridge – Easton: every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic & Imaging Center. Cambridge: every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays.)
Creating a Culture of Family Philanthropy – Saturday, 8/13, 9:30-11:30am, Talbot Country Club. Presenters: Elizabeth Spurry, president, Tred Avon Family Wealth; and Martin Johnson, retired financial advisor. Seminar will help parents, grandparents and other family members teach children how to embrace responsibility for the needs of their community. 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, 8/4, 12-2pm, Presbyterian Church, Easton. Presenters: Richie Bobitka, EMS paramedic. Topic: “Helping EMS, Help you”. Stroke survivors and family/caregivers welcome. Bring bagged lunch. Contact: 410-310-9280, email@example.com.
Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tuesday, 8/23, 12pm-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown. Presenter: Richie Bobitka, EMS paramedic. Topic: “Helping EMS, Help you”. Stroke survivors and family/caregivers welcome. Bring bagged lunch. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068, firstname.lastname@example.org.