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Easton Auxiliary Welcomes New Volunteers

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton welcomed their new volunteers at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton (left to right) Mike Scheidt, Judy Smith, Joyce Mumaw, Ruth Renkenberger and Don Goodliffe. Not pictured: Jack Lane, Frances Mason, Krishan Patel and Cressy Spence.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton welcomes the addition of nine new volunteers to their organization; Don Goodliffe, Jack Lane, Frances Mason, Joyce Mumaw, Krishan Patel, Ruth Renkenberger, Mike Scheidt, Judy Smith, and Cressy Spence. These Auxiliary members  join more than 160 others who provide important contributions to UM Shore Regional Health’s inpatient and outpatient medical facilities throughout Easton, by raising funds and assisting with daily operations.

“We are very happy to announce the addition of these nine volunteers to the Auxiliary,” says Art Cecil president, Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton. “The community and Shore Regional Health really benefit from the services provided by our volunteers, but just as important, our volunteers benefit from their interactions with the community and team.”

According to AARP, in 2015, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) conducted a study to look at the benefits of volunteering for older adults. The study concluded that almost two-thirds of volunteers reported a decrease in feeling of isolation and 67 percent of those who first reported they often lack companionship found they had improved social connections.

“I was employed at Shore Medical Center in Easton for 38 years and enjoyed the social engagement that I had with the community” says Auxiliary member Judy Smith. “I wanted to come back as a volunteer so I could continue that interaction with patients and staff and also give back to the community by helping raise funds for the organization.”

The Auxiliary, which was formally organized in 1947, offers comfort care services for Cancer Center patients, hostess services for surgical patients, in-hospital transportation assistance and front desk reception at UM Shore Medical Center in Easton. In addition, the Auxiliary raises funds through its management of Maggie’s Gift Shop in UM SMC at Easton, the Bazaar at 121 Federal Street and various special vendor sales. Funds raised help pay for new technology, facility upgrades and educational needs for the hospital and local outpatient facilities.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is now seeking volunteers in all areas of service. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.

UM SRH Dedicates Rose for Donate Life Float in Upcoming Rose Bowl Parade

A donor and recipient walk alongside the Donate Life float in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade. As of late November 2017,  two organ donations and 14 tissue and cornea donations occurred during the past year at UM Shore Medical Centers at Easton, Dorchester and Chestertown, and UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. The continued partnership between the Lving Legacy Foundation and UM Shore Regional Health has saved and enhanced many lives in our communities.

Kathryn Durity, hospital services coordinator for the Living Legacy Foundation, Kathy Elliot, director, Nursing at UM SMC at Chestertown, Professional Nursing Practice/Magnet Program, and Ken Kozel, president and CEO.

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health joins The Living Legacy Foundation (The LLF) in dedicating roses for the Rose Parade Donate Life float to honor the generous patients and their families who have given the gifts of life and hope as organ, eye, or tissue donors or donors in spirit. The rose dedicated by UM SRH president and CEO Ken Kozel will accompany several roses dedicated by The LLF as part of the Donate Life float in the Rose Bowl Parade set for January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. The Donate Life float is the centerpiece of a national effort of more than 50 organizations to reach a broad audience with the simple, life-giving message that organ, eye, and tissue donation saves and heals lives.

This year’s Donate Life float entry, called The Gift of Time, reflects the parade’s theme of Making a Difference by celebrating the power of kindness and the generous acts of people throughout the world, who are making a positive difference in the lives of others. Perhaps no act is more emblematic of this than becoming an organ or tissue donor: A single organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of as many as 75 more by donating corneas and tissue. Donors save the lives of grateful recipients and help families heal. It is the community of generous donors, including donors from UM SRH, that save thousands of lives through transplantation each year.

On the Gift of Time float, the monumental Aztec calendar will draw the eye to the center of the float, where 44 donors will be honored with floragraphs. This ancient calendar is a reminder of the enduring, life-saving power of the generosity of donors and families. Alongside the float, eight living donors and recipients will carry baskets of fruit and flowers in celebration of the renewed life they have shared with one another and the world. The beauty, richness, and potential of life is represented by the vivid flock of macaws perched over the lush floral canopies, ready to take flight.

Ken Kozel, president and CEO, signs the rose that will be dedicated by UM SRH and part of the Donate Life float for the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

In Maryland, about 3,800 people are waiting for a life-saving transplant. Nationwide, that number is almost 120,000. UM Shore Regional Health supports The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland in its mission to facilitate donation and transplantation and to educate the public about the life-saving power of donation and transplantation.

For more information about organ, eye, and tissue donation and to register as a donor, please visit www.donatelifemaryland.org or www.thellf.org.

23rd Annual Chester River Health Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Funds for UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown

Tournament winners with a low gross score of 61 were (l to r): Bill Cording, Bill Cooper, Chip Everett, and Jeff Carroll

After 10 straight days of rain, the sun came out for University of Maryland Chester River Health Foundation’s 23rd annual golf tournament. Tournament participants and donors contributed more than $96,000 toward the purchase of 10 suites of patient room furnishings for UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

One hundred twenty eight men and women teed off, shotgun-style, in a “Step-Aside, Best-Ball” tournament, on Friday, June 2, at the Chester River Yacht & Country Club, just outside of Chestertown.

Low gross winners, female team, with a score of 77 were (l to r): Jackie Phillips, Debbie Williams, Leah Northrup and Genie Wootton.

 

 

“Over the next three years, our hospital will replace patient room furnishings with state-of-the-art hospital beds, mattresses, tray tables, nightstands and chairs,” said Carl Gallegos, chairman, UM Chester River Health Foundation. “The Foundation has committed to raising at least $138,000 for the first 10 rooms and this tournament was our premiere fundraiser toward our goal. We are extraordinarily appreciative of the community-wide support of this event.”

Twenty-five volunteers, mostly current and former hospital employees, spent the day on the course, offering golfers refreshments and chances to increase their odds of winning prizes. “We could not host this event without our small army of volunteers and the Foundation Board is enormously grateful for their help.” Gallegos said.

Prizes donated by local businesses were awarded for 16 events on the course, including eight Closest-to-the-Pins; Longest Drive Not-in-the Fairway; and Most Accurate Drive.

Tournament Sponsors Malcolm Kram, DVM (l) and Mark Zwanger, MD, (r) are pictured with tournament awards’ reception emcees and Foundation Board members, Margie Elsberg (l) and Myra Butler (r).

Three foursomes took home Low Net prizes: mixed team with a score of 44 — Christine and Mark Kamon, Larry Ortmann and Sharon Somers; women’s team with a score of 48 — Karen Biggs, Bobbie Cusimano, Trish Mooney and Stephanie Murphy; and the men’s team with a score of 49 — Bruce Brown, Harry Burton, Alton Darling and Rodney Gray. The Low Gross award went to the team of Jeff Carroll, Bill Cooper, Bill Cording, and Chip Everett, with a score of 61.

No one made a Hole in One on any of the four par 3 holes to win $10,000 cash or Superbowl 2018 tickets, and the $1,000 prize for Closest-to-the-Pin within 12” also went unclaimed. David Landskroener missed winning the Putting Contest by just a few inches, leaving the $10,000 prize for next year’s contestants to claim. We hope you’ll mark your calendars now for the 24th Annual Chester River Health Foundation’s Golf Tournament set for Friday, June 1, 2018.

Space for Rent in Downtown Chestertown to Benefit UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown

The Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary has office space for rent above the Nearly New Shop, located in downtown Chestertown at 320 High Street. The space is available immediately.

The 625-square foot office includes two rooms and a half bathroom. Previous tenants have utilized the space by using the large room as an office and smaller room as a client waiting area. The Auxiliary is seeking at least a one year’s lease and are asking $475 a month for rent that will include heat and water.

Profit from the rent will benefit the UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. For more information please contact Jack Edson, Property Chairman, at 410-348-2159 or jack.a.edson@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Events: June & July 2017

 

Auxiliary Sales

Second Saturday Sale – Saturday, 7/8,10am-5pm (note extended hours), Robin Hood Shop, 416 High Street Cambridge. Managed by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, Shop proceeds benefit programs, services, equipment and patient care at UM SMC at Dorchester. Contact: 410-228-6339.

K & J Marketing – Everything $6 Sale — Tuesday, 7/18, 7am–4pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Conference Center. Payroll deduction will be available for SRH employees. Sponsored by the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary, proceeds will benefit programs, services, equipment and patient care at UM SMC at Chestertown. Contact: 410-348-2159.

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.

Bras, Bathing Suits and Fashion for Women After Breast Surgery – Tuesday, 6/27, 5pm, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, 10 Martin Court, Easton. Contact: 410-820-6800.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 6/27, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 7/17, 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, 7/25, 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

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.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursday, 7/6 and 7/20, 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, 7/11, 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, 7/24, 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.

Cardiopulmonary

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

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.

Labor & Delivery Class – Saturday, 7/8, 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, 7/18, 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, 7/22, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Information about the benefits for you and your baby, and tips and techniques for successful breastfeeding. Free; register by phone, 410-822-1000, ext. 5231 or e-mail jkaminskas@umm.edu.

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, 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.

Shore Kids Camp – Monday, 7/17 – Friday, 7/21, MEBA Engineering School, Rte 33, Easton. Four-day camp experience that helps children with diabetes learn about their disease and how to manage it in a safe and healthy environment while enjoying many activities, including bowling, boat rides, and visits to organic farms and area museums. Registration deadline 7/7. Contact: Wynne Aroom, 410-822-1000, ext. 5286, waroom@umm.edu.

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Tuesday, 7/11-18-25, 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, 7/11-18-25, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 7/12-19-26, 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, 7/5, 5pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen Tate, CRNP, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822- 1000 ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton – Monday, 7/10, 5:30pm, Brookletts Place, Talbot County Senior Center, Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, RD, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 7/25, 6:00pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Cafeteria, “Annual Indoor Picnic” — Please bring a diabetes friendly dish to share. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Support Group/ Dorchester – Wednesday, 7/26, 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.

Foundation Events

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 alowe@umm.edu.

Aging, Memory Loss, Dimentia: How We Think About It – Thursday, 7/27, 6-8pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Education Center, Easton. Speakers, Saeed Salehina, MD and Charles R. Athey, Esq. discuss aging and normal changes in cognitive function, normal and abnormal changes in memory, when should we be worried, causes of “abnormal memory/cognitive changes” and how to approach them and more. Seating is limited, to reserve a seat contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or janet@umm.edu.

Integrative Medicine

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

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesdays, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 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

Safe Sitter® Class/Chestertown – 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: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support

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 nleonard@umm.edu

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 7/6, 12-2pm, 500 Cadmus Lane, Easton. Guest Speaker Deborah Weber “Learning to Cope After a Stroke.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Contact: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.

Queenstown Stroke Support Group –Tuesday, 7/25, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320.  All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Contact: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.

McMullen Joins Shore Rehab at Denton

Deanna McMullen, DPT

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services recently welcomed clinical specialist Deanna McMullen, DPT to the outpatient rehabilitation team at UM Shore Rehabilitation at Denton.

“We are excited about the addition of Deanna to our Shore Rehabilitation team,” says Frank Rath, manager of outpatient rehabilitation services for UM SRH. “Deanna is a talented therapist who brings a lot of enthusiasm, compassion, and clinical experience to benefit patients at Shore Rehab in Denton.”

A graduate of Easton High School, McMullen earned both a B.S. in Exercise Science and M.S. in Applied Health Physiology at Salisbury University before earning her doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania. She has experience working in pediatric and early intervention, outpatient orthopedics and inpatient acute care. Most recently, McMullen worked as a physical therapist for ATI Physical Therapy in Dover, Delaware.

UM Shore Rehabilitation in Denton offers a variety of rehabilitative care including physical, occupational, manual and speech therapies. For more information about more services offered and other locations, contact Frank Rath, 410-822-1000, ext. 7641 or visit http://umshoreregional.org/rehabilitation.

 

Easton Auxiliary Inducts New Officers at Annual Luncheon

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton 17-18 officers (left to right) Janet Granger, Liz Hannegan, Gervois Wooters, Anita Rowan, Art Cecil and Terry Stephan

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton recently held their annual membership luncheon and induction of officers at The Milestone in Easton. Officers announced for 2017-2018 included, Art Cecil, president; Liz Hannegan, vice presidentTerry Stephan, second vice president; Gervois Wooters, treasurer; Janet Granger, corresponding secretary; and Anita Rowan, recording secretary.

Volunteers of the auxiliary provide services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton and at several UM Shore Regional Health locations including the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, the Cancer Center and the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. Additionally, volunteers work to raise funds for hospital programs, equipment and services primarily through retail sales at Maggie’s Gift Shop, located in the hospital, and at the Bazaar at 121 Federal Street.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is now seeking volunteers in all areas of service. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.

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Upcoming Events: June 2017

 

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.

Bras, Bathing Suits and Fashion for Women After Breast Surgery – Tuesday, 6/27, 5pm, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, 10 Martin Court, Easton. Contact: 410-820-6800.

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

Chemo Brain: The Latest Science – Tuesday, 6/20, 5pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Guest speakers: Amy Beth Hellman, speech therapist, and Christine Allen, certified oncology dietitian. Discussion: Signs of chemo brain, what to discuss with your provider, coping at work, the importance of lifestyle change, benefits of speech therapy and tips for cognition and recall, and nutritional tips to boost cognitive function. Contact: 410-820-6800.

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.

Cardiopulmonary

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

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 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.

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 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/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.

Integrative Medicine

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

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesdays, 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

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 alowe@umm.edu.

Stroke Support

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 nleonard@umm.edu

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host “Free Workshop on Wills” Seminar June 17

Patricia E. Campen, Register of Wills for Talbot County

JoRhea Nagel Wright, Esq., partner, Armistead, Lee, Rust & Wright, P.A.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an informative seminar, “Free Workshop on Wills” on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Talbot County Senior Center located at 400 Brookletts Avenue in Easton.

This free workshop will explain why you should have a will, what happens if you die without a will, how estate taxes will effect what you want to leave your family, whether or not you need a will if your assets are held jointly with a spouse, how to coordinate your will and your beneficiary designations with your overall estate plan and the purpose of the Register of Wills and its costs.

Guest presenters will be JoRhea Nagel Wright, Esq., partner, Armistead, Lee, Rust & Wright, P.A. and Patricia E. Campen, register of wills for Talbot County.

Wright is a partner with the firm of Armistead, Lee, Rust & Wright, P.A. She has experience in advising individuals in the areas of estate, gift and income tax planning and compliance. Wright’s estate, gift and income tax background enables her to advise her clients in a holistic manner and tailor their estate planning needs to their individual situation. She serves on the Planned Gifts Committee of UM Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Major Gifts Committee for Habitat for Humanity Choptank and is a member of the Talbot County Advisory Board for Mid-Shore Community Foundation of Easton.

Campen is the Register of Wills for Talbot County and currently serves as vice president of the Maryland Register of Wills Association. In addition, she serves on the Probate Review, Personnel and Legislative Audit Committees.  She is also a proud member of the Easton Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors, a former member of the Oxford Planning Commission and a 2013 graduate of Shore Leadership.

This seminar is free and open to the public; pre-registration is recommended due to limited seating. For more information or to register for the seminar, please contact Janet Andrews at (410) 822-1000, ext. 5792, or janet@umm.edu.

Upcoming Events: June 2017

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. One session remains as follows:

  • Thursday, 6/15, 6-7:30 p.m. Madison Fire Department, 1154 Taylor’s Island Road, Madison

Auxiliary Sales

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton Electronic and Jewelry Sale –  Wed, 6/14, 7am – 4 pm at the Health Ed Center, UM SMC at Easton. Contact: Nancy Espenhorst, Vendor Sales  443-746-3338.

Nearly New Shop Offers Father’s Day Raffle – 5/30-6/13, The raffle prize will include a dark gray, cashmere men’s sweater with retail tags attached for $300, and a $25 gift certificate to Lemon Leaf Café. Tickets are priced at $2.00 and may be purchased at the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary Gift Shop at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown and the Nearly New Shop, located at 320 High Street in Chestertown. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the UM Shore Medical Center in Chestertown. The drawing will be on 6/30. Contact:  Molly Streit, manager, at 410-778-7668, ext. 2351 or Sue Edson, president, Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary, 410-348-2159.

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.

Bras, Bathing Suits and Fashion for Women After Breast Surgery – Tuesday, 6/27, 5pm, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, 10 Martin Court, Easton. Contact: 410-820-6800.

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

The Cancer Moonshot: How to Follow Research and Clinical Trials – Tuesday, 6/13, 5pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Guest speakers: Nina Weisenborn, clinical trials nurse, and Bill Shrieves, pancreatic cancer survivor and member of the Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Network. Discussion: Types of cancer research and funding, how research results become standardized treatment and the benefits of clinical trials. Patients who have participated in clinical trials will be on hand to share their own experiences. Contact: 410-820-6800.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursday, 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, 5pm, Cancer Center, Easton. (Note change in time — the Cancer Moonshot presentation will serve as this month’s meeting). 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. There will be no meetings in July or August; next meeting Tuesday, 9/12/17.

Chemo Brain: The Latest Science – Tuesday, 6/20, 5pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Guest speakers: Amy Beth Hellman, speech therapist, and Christine Allen, certified oncology dietitian. Discussion: Signs of chemo brain, what to discuss with your provider, coping at work, the importance of lifestyle change, benefits of speech therapy and tips for cognition and recall, and nutritional tips to boost cognitive function. Contact: 410-820-6800.

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.

Cardiopulmonary

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

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 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 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/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.

Foundation Events

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 janet@umm.edu.

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/.

Integrative Medicine

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

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesdays, 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

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 alowe@umm.edu.

Stroke Support

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 nleonard@umm.edu

Upcoming Events: June 2017

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:

  • 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

Auxiliary Sales

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton Electronic and Jewelry Sale –  Wed, 6/14, 7am – 4 pm at the Health Ed Center, UM SMC at Easton. Contact: Nancy Espenhorst, Vendor Sales  443-746-3338.

Nearly New Shop Offers Father’s Day Raffle – 5/30-6/13, The raffle prize will include a dark gray, cashmere men’s sweater with retail tags attached for $300, and a $25 gift certificate to Lemon Leaf Café. Tickets are priced at $2.00 and may be purchased at the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary Gift Shop at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown and the Nearly New Shop, located at 320 High Street in Chestertown. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the UM Shore Medical Center in Chestertown. The drawing will be on 6/30. Contact:  Molly Streit, manager, at 410-778-7668, ext. 2351 or Sue Edson, president, Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary, 410-348-2159.

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.

Sexual Health for Women after Cancer – Tuesday, 6/6, 5pm, Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. Guest speaker: Robin Ford, certified oncology nurse. Discussion: Changes in sexual function and lifestyle as a result of cancer and its related treatments. Contact: 410-820-6800.

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.

Bras, Bathing Suits and Fashion for Women After Breast Surgery – Tuesday, 6/27, 5pm, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, 10 Martin Court, Easton. Contact: 410-820-6800.

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

The Cancer Moonshot: How to Follow Research and Clinical Trials – Tuesday, 6/13, 5pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Guest speakers: Nina Weisenborn, clinical trials nurse, and Bill Shrieves, pancreatic cancer survivor and member of the Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Network. Discussion: Types of cancer research and funding, how research results become standardized treatment and the benefits of clinical trials. Patients who have participated in clinical trials will be on hand to share their own experiences. Contact: 410-820-6800.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursday, 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, 5pm, Cancer Center, Easton. (Note change in time — the Cancer Moonshot presentation will serve as this month’s meeting). 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. There will be no meetings in July or August; next meeting Tuesday, 9/12/17.

Chemo Brain: The Latest Science – Tuesday, 6/20, 5pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Guest speakers: Amy Beth Hellman, speech therapist, and Christine Allen, certified oncology dietitian. Discussion: Signs of chemo brain, what to discuss with your provider, coping at work, the importance of lifestyle change, benefits of speech therapy and tips for cognition and recall, and nutritional tips to boost cognitive function. Contact: 410-820-6800.

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.

Cardiopulmonary

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.

Foundation Events

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 janet@umm.edu.

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/.

Integrative Medicine

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, 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

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 alowe@umm.edu.

Stroke Support

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 nleonard@umm.edu