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 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
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org