ADDICTIONS PREVENTION AND AWARENESS – TALBOT GOES PURPLE
Talbot Goes Purple – Month-long observance of the heroin/opioid and other substance abuse and overdose epidemic occurring both nationally and in Talbot County. On September 19, all UM SRH team members are encouraged to wear purple” as a symbol of awareness and concern. For more information, visit https://www.talbotgoespurple.org/
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, 9/18, 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, 9/23, 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 – Thurs, 9/7 and 9/21, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.
US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tues, 9/12, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Rod Erlich, M.D. will discuss “Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer” as well as recent advancements. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. Info: Sharon Richter, 443-994-5792.
Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Mon, 9/18, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Education Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 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 AND NEW PARENT EDUCATION
Preparing for Childbirth: Labor and Delivery, Saturday, 9/2, 9am -3:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Education Center. This free class for expectant parents and birthing partners teaches maternal reproductive health; signs, symptoms and stage of labor; pain management options; labor induction; relaxation techniques; Cesarean delivery; and postpartum care and recovery. Includes tour of the newly renovated Birthing Center. Info and registration: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.
Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesdays, 9/5 and 9/19, 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.
Breastfeeding Class, Saturday, 9/16, 9am – 12:30pmUM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. Lactation nurses from UM Shore Medical Center at Easton’s Birthing Center provide information and support techniques for breastfeeding and pumping, latch and positioning, overcoming challenges and maintaining milk supply. To register: 410-822-1000, 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: Tuesdays, 9/5-12-19, 9am-12pm; or Wednesdays, 9/6-13-20, 4:30-7:30 pm. UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology 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/ Chestertown – Tuesdays 9/5-12-19, 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 Support Group/Denton – Wednesday 9/6, 5 pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, CRNP, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.
Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 9/11, 5:30pm, Talbot County Senior Center – Brookletts Place, Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, RD, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.
Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 9/26, 6:30pm, UM Shore Regional Health Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300 ext. 2175
Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Wednesday, 9/27, 6:00 pm, 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.
UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament – Mon., 9/18, 11:30am, Talbot County Country Club. Tournament begins with a single shotgun start. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be served on the course. A reception and awards ceremony will follow the tournament, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served at the clubhouse. Team registration: $1,500, limited to 32 teams. Info: Amy Lowe, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, 410-822-1000, ext. 5763, or email email@example.com. You may also register by visiting https://ummhfoundation.org/mhf_events/.
Elder Care … Planning Tips and Traps, Thurs, 9/28, 6-8pm, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market Street, Denton, Md., Guest presenters Ann Karwacki Goodman, Esq., partner, Parker Counts – Parker Goodman Gordon & Hammock, LLC and Billy Weber, president, Billy D. Weber Associates, will discuss topics related to meeting tax obligations, family goals and long-term care costs. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Free admission; limited seating. Reservations: Janet Andrews, 410-822-1000, ext. 5792, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RECOVERY AND SOCIAL SUPPORT
Bridge Clinic Support Group – Every Tuesday, 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.
Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thurs, 9/7, 12-2pm, 500 Cadmus Lane, Easton. “Stroke Update: Q & A.” Bring your questions and concerns to our guest presenter, Terry Detrich, MD, Medical Director, Primary Stroke Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or email@example.com.
Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tues, 9/26, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. “Nutrition After Stroke,” presentation and discussion led by Katherine Ewers, RD, LDN, nutrition associate manager, Food and Nutrition Services, UM SRH. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.