Dorchester County Public Sessions
Explore the Future of Health Care in Dorchester: Public Sessions Offered in East New Market, Cambridge, Vienna and Madison – Presentation topics will include a vision for a future, new medical campus in Dorchester; access to physicians; emergency care; diagnostics; and medical treatment. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts regarding the changing landscape of health care and strategies to meet the health care needs of your community. Free. Contact: 410-228-5511, ext. 5508. Sessions are scheduled as follows:
- Wednesday, 5/31, 6-7:30 p.m., Chesapeake College Cambridge Center, 416-418 Race Street, Cambridge
- Thursday, 6/8, 6-7:30 p.m., E. A. Murphy Building at 104 Race Street, Vienna
- Thursday, 6/15, 6-7:30 p.m. Madison Fire Department, 1154 Taylor’s Island Road, Madison
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, 6/19, 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.
Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 6/27, 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
Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursday, 6/1 and 6/15, 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, 6/13, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend.
Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 6/26, 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
Labor & Delivery Class – Saturday, 6/3, 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, ext. 5231.
Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 6/6 & 6/20, 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.
New Mom, New Baby: Safety & CPR –Saturday, 6/17, 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, 6/24, 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 Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 5/30, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.
Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Tuesday, 6/5-13-20, 1-4pm. 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. 5196.
Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tuesday, 6/6-13-20, 9am-12pm; and Weds, 6/7-14-21, 4:30-7:30pm. 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. 5196.
Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednesday, 6/7, 5pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen Tate, CRNP, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.
Diabetes Support Group/Easton – Monday, 6/12, 5:30pm, Brookletts Place, Talbot County Senior Center, Easton. Led by Karen Canter. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.
Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 6/27, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.
Diabetes Support Group/ Dorchester – Wednesday, 6/28, 5:30pm, Dorchester County YMCA. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE Contact 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.
Find more information about diabetes treatment and support services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/endocrinology.
Free Workshop on Wills – Saturday, 6/17, 10am-12pm, Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton. Guest presenters. JoRhea Nagel Wright, Esq., Partner, Armistead, Lee, Rust & Wright, P.A. and Patricia E. Campen, Register of Wills for Talbot County will discuss why you should have a will, what happens if you die without a will, whether or not estate taxes take a major bite out of what you want to leave your family and more. Seating is limited, to reserve a seat contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chester River Health Foundation Golf Tournament – Friday, 6/2, Chester River Yacht & Country Club, Chestertown. Proceeds will provide support for high-priority patient care programs and equipment at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Contact: 410-810-5661 or register at http://umshoreregional.org/help/donate/chesterriver/chester-river-health-foundation-golf-tournament.
3rd Annual UM Shore Regional Health Sporting Clays Classic – Saturday, 6/10, 8am, The Point at Pintail, Queenstown. Proceeds benefit equipment needs for the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health. $125/individual, $500/team of four. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5763 or www.ummhfoundation.org/upcoming-events/.
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, call 410-770-9400.
Acupuncture: Mini-Session Mondays – Every Monday 11:30am-1:30pm. Auricular acupuncture in a small group setting, $20 per session No appointment necessary. Center for Integrative Medicine, Suite 300, 522 Cynwood Drive, Easton.
Find more information about integrative medicine services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/CI.
Recovery and Psychosocial Support
Rally for Recovery — Saturday, 6/3 – 3:30 p.m. Join Recovery for Shore, SBH Addictions Treatment and a host of community organizations and individual community advocates, as well as persons in recovery from substance use disorders and mental illness and their family and friends to show support for those in recovery and advocacy for recovery resources. Meet at Christ Church Easton on South Street and walk to the Talbot County Courthouse for a brief rally, featuring Bonnie Scott, founder of Rising Above Disease, as guest speaker. before returning to Christ Church for the Alive at Five Service followed by fellowship and light-fare refreshments on the Church lawn. All welcome; volunteers and “finger food” donations requested. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5469.
Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesdays, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 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® Classes/Easton and Chestertown – Saturday, 6/20, 9am-4pm, UM SMC at Easton. Nick Rajacich Education Center; and Sat, 6/27, 9am-3:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Pediatric nurses teach youth ages 11-13 the basics of babysitting, including first aid and more. Cost: $45 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: Easton, 410-822-1000, ext. 5451; Chestertown, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
Save the Date
5th Annual Claws for a Cause – Thursday, 7/13, 6-9pm, Fisherman’s Crab Deck in Grasonville. Crab feast and buffet of fried chicken, pork BBQ, and assorted sides. Benefiting the UM Shore Emergency Center in Queenstown. Ticket prices are $90 in advance; $100 at door. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5763 or email@example.com.
Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 6/1, 12-2pm, 500 Cadmus Lane, Easton. Guest Speaker Diane Lorsong, Speech Therapist, “June is National Aphasia Month.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Contact: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queenstown Stroke Support Group –Tuesday, 6/27, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. Guest Speaker Diane Lorsong, Speech Therapist, “June is National Aphasia Month.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Contact Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or email@example.com