Category Archives: Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events: November 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. 

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

NOVEMBER

Breastfeeding Class – Saturday, 11/14, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 11/16, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 11/16, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to improve their self-care. Referral and preregistration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetic Neuropathy: What You Need to Know – Monday, 11/16, 5:30pm, Talbot Senior Center, Easton. Open meeting of the Easton Diabetes Support Group featuring presentation by Terry Detrich, MD. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 11/17, 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. 5200.

Better Breathers Support Group – Tuesday, 11/17, 1-3pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Topic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Inhaled steroids and Prednisone. Presenter: Ken Peregoy, Pharm.D. RSVP preferred: 410-778-3300, ext. 2222.

Ask the Expert: “Stroke Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery” – Tuesday, 11/17, 10am, Caroline Senior Center, 403 South 7th St., Suite 127, Denton. Presentation by Jessica Fluharty, BSN, RN, FNE-A, Neuroscience Specialist and Stroke Coordinator, UM SMC at Easton. Brought to the community in partnership with Upper Shore Aging, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging for Caroline, Kent and Talbot Counties.

Diabetes Self- Management ClassesEaston (two sessions): Tuesday, 11/17, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 11/18, 4:30-7:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Chestertown: Thursday, 11/19, 1-4pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center.  Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and preregistration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext.5195.

Keep Calm and Shop On — Food shopping guided tours for diabetes patients and their family members led by certified diabetes educators. Easton: Tuesday, 11/17, two sessions, 1:30-2:30pm and 3-4pm, Giant Foods. Free but RSVP required: call 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Cancer Patient Support Group – Tuesday, 11/17, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Ask a Dietitian! – Wednesday, 11/18, 10am-3pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Cafeteria Meeting Room. Talk one-one (in person or by  phone), with registered dietitians about your dietary concerns, including diabetic issues, weight loss and surgery prep, heart disease, cancer treatment, gluten intolerance, IBS and more. Light refreshments. Walk in or call 410-778-7668, ext. 2274.

Ask the Expert: “Accessible Care, Comprehensive Support: Cancer Prevention and Support Services in Your Local Community” – Thursday, 11/19, 6pm, UM SMC at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. Presentation by Patty Plaskon, PhD, LCSW-C, OSW-C, Coordinator of Oncology Social Work; Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse; and Margot Spies, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse  Navigator, all members of the Cancer Center team at UM Shore Regional Health. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 11/19, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing & Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Diabetes and Endocrinology Open House — Friday, 11/20, 1-4pm, UM SMC at Easton Freeman Outpatient Center. Talk one-on-one with diabetes educators and diabetic product vendors; learn from presentations on diabetes control, insulin pumps, carbs, exercise and pre-diabetes. Diabetes patients, family members and caregivers welcome.

Thankful for Wellness Day — Saturday, 11/21, 10am-2pm, Easton Elementary School. Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE will be on site to talk to community members who have questions about diabetes.

Cancer & Prostate Cancer Support Groups — Monday, 11/23, 7pm. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 11/24, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Information and support for stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 11/24, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship Contact: 410-822-9400.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 11/24, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Room. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members. Contact: 410-778-7668

Diabetes Support Group/Cambridge – Wednesday, 11/25, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester Board Room. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Upcoming Events: October 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. 

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

October

Big Brother, Big Sister: Preparing Your Child for the Arrival of a New Baby – Saturday, 10/24, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Safe Sitter® Class/Chestertown — Saturday, 10/24, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Class details: www.safesitter.org. Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown — Monday, 10/26, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown — Tuesday, 10/27, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Information and support for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group — Tuesday, 10/27, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown — Tuesday, 10/27, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.

Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Wednesday, 10/28, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Board Room. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

NOVEMBER

Cancer Patient Support Group – Tues, 11/3 & 17, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tues, 11/3 & 17, 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. 5200.

Carb Counting Class – Tues, 11/3, 1:30-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Overview of meal planning for diabetics. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Ask the Expert: “Stroke Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery” – Wednesday, 11/4, 11am, Amy Lynn Ferris Adult Activity Center, 200 Schauber Road, Chestertown. Presentation by Jessica Fluharty, BSN, RN, FNE-A, Neuroscience Specialist and Stroke Coordinator, UM SMC at Easton. Brought to the community in partnership with Upper Shore Aging, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging for Caroline, Kent and Talbot Counties

Ask the Expert: “Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery: Less is More” – Wednesday, 11/4, 6pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Presentation by Dr. Khalid Kurtom, of Chesapeake Neurological Surgery. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

Diabetes Self- Management ClassesEaston (two sessions): Tues, 11/3-10-17, 9am-12pm; and Weds, 11/4-11-18, 4:30-7:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Chestertown: Thurs, 11/5-12-19, 1-4pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center.  Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and preregistration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext.5195.

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thurs, 11/5, 1-2:30pm, Presbyterian Church, Easton. Information and support for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Topic: How Can I Best Help My Stroke Survivor? Presenter: Kathi Naumann, Caregiver Workshop. Light refreshments. Contact: 410-310-9280, midshorestroke@gmail.com

Ask the Expert: “Stroke Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery” – Tuesday, 11/10, 1pm, Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton. Presentation by Jessica Fluharty, BSN, RN, FNE-A, Neuroscience Specialist and Stroke Coordinator, UM SMC at Easton. Brought to the community in partnership with Upper Shore Aging, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging for Caroline, Kent and Talbot Counties

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Tues, 11/11, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Topic: Snacking Simply, diabetic-friendly samples provided. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Ask the Expert: “Accessible Care, Comprehensive Support –Cancer Prevention and Support Services in Your Local Community” – Thursday, 11/12, 6pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Third Floor Conference Room. Presentation by Patty Plaskon, PhD, LCSW-C, OSW-C, Coordinator of Oncology Social Work; Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse; and Margot Spies, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse  Navigator, all members of the Cancer Center team at UM Shore Regional Health. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

Labor & Delivery Class — Sat, 11/7, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Free Seminar: Tax Strategies for 2015 – Sat, 11/7, 10am-12pm, Heartfields Assisted Living, Easton. Presenters: Deborah Walsworth, CBIZ MHM, LLC & Mayer Hoffman McCann, PC, and Darian Sump, CPA, Sump & Associates, PC. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Limited seating; preregistration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5792, janet@umm.edu.

Keep Calm and Shop On — Food shopping guided tours for diabetes patients and their family members led by certified diabetes educators. Easton: Tues, 11/10 & 17, two sessions each day, 1:30-2:30pm and 3-4pm, Giant Foods. Chestertown: Weds, 11/12, 2:30-4 pm, Redners Market. Free but RSVP required: for Chestertown, call 410-778-3300, ext. 2295; for Easton, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Ask the Expert: “Keeping Your Child Safe on the Field: How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries of the Body and the Brain” – Tuesday, 11/10, 6pm, UM SMC at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. Dr. Walid Kamsheh, neurologist at UM Shore Neurology and Sleep Medicine, and Dr. Jason Jancosko, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine provider with the Orthopedic Center, will offer discussion about sports medicine and concussions. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 11/10, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Speaker: Christopher Runz, DO, of Shore Comprehensive Urology. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Breastfeeding Class – Sat, 11/14, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Look Good … Feel Better – Mon, 11/16, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Mon, 11/16, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to improve their self-care. Referral and preregistration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetic Neuropathy: What You Need to Know – Mon, 11/16, 5:30pm, Talbot Senior Center, Easton. Open meeting of the Easton Diabetes Support Group featuring presentation by Terry Detrich, MD. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Better Breathers Support Group – Tues, 11/17, 1-3pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Topic: The Do’s and Don’ts of Inhaled steroids and Prednisone. Presenter: Ken Peregoy, Pharm.D. RSVP preferred: 410-778-3300, ext. 2222.

Ask the Expert: “Stroke Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery” – Tuesday, 11/17, 10am, Caroline Senior Center, 403 South 7th St., Suite 127, Denton. Presentation by Jessica Fluharty, BSN, RN, FNE-A, Neuroscience Specialist and Stroke Coordinator, UM SMC at Easton. Brought to the community in partnership with Upper Shore Aging, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging for Caroline, Kent and Talbot Counties

Ask a Dietitian! – Weds, 11/18, 10am-3pm, UM SMC at Chestertow, Cafeteria Meeting Room. Talk one-one one (in person or by  phone), with registered dietitians about your dietary concerns, including diabetic issues, weight loss and surgery prep, heart disease, cancer treatment, gluten intolerance, IBS and more. Light refreshments. Walk in or call 410-778-7668, ext. 2274.

Ask the Expert: “Accessible Care, Comprehensive Support: Cancer Prevention and Support Services in Your Local Community” – Thursday, 11/19, 6pm, UM SMC at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. Presentation by Patty Plaskon, PhD, LCSW-C, OSW-C, Coordinator of Oncology Social Work; Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse; and Margot Spies, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse  Navigator, all members of the Cancer Center team at UM Shore Regional Health. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thurs, 11/19, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing & Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Diabetes and Endocrinology Open House — Fri, 11/20, 1-4pm, UM SMC at Easton Freeman Outpatient Center. Talk one-on-one with diabetes educators and diabetic product vendors; learn from presentations on diabetes control, insulin pumps, carbs, exercise and pre-diabetes. Diabetes patients, family members and caregivers welcome.

Thankful to Wellness Day — Sat, 11/21, 10am-2pm, Easton Elementary School. Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE will be on site to talk to community members who have questions about diabetes.

Cancer & Prostate Cancer Support Groups — Mon, 11/23, 7pm. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tues, 11/24, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Information and support for stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tues, 11/24, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship Contact: 410-822-9400.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tues 11/24, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Room. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members. Contact: 410-778-7668

Diabetes Support Group/Cambridge – Weds, 11/25, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester Board Room. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: October 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

October

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 10/15, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR – Saturday, 10/17, 9am-11:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Safe Sitter® Class/Easton  —  Saturday, 10/17, 9am- 4:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Health Education Center. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Class details: www.safesitter.org. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5231.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 10/19, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 10/19, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 10/19, 5:30pm, note new location: Talbot County Senior Center – Brookletts Place, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 10/19, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton — Two sessions: Tuesday, 10/20, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 10/21, 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 registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday,10/20, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 10/20, 10-11:30am, UM SMC at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants expectant and new mothers and their children. Breastfeeding moms and children are welcome. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200

Better Breathers Support Group – Tuesday, 10/20, 1pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Information and support for persons with lung disease such as COPD, emphysema and asthma; family and caregivers welcome. Topic: Understanding your health care options – Palliative Care is a choice. Presenter: Maddie Steffens, RN Contact: 410-778-3300, ext. 2222; please RSVP if possible.

Ask the Expert: “Keeping Your Child Safe on the Field: How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries of the Body and the Brain” – Thursday, 10/22, 6pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Dr. Walid Kamsheh, neurologist at UM Shore Neurology and Sleep Medicine, and Dr. Jason Jancosko, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine provider with the Orthopedic Center, will offer discussion about sports medicine and concussions. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Thursday, 10/22, 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. 5195.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Preparing Your Child for the Arrival of a New Baby – Saturday, 10/24, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Safe Sitter® Class/Chestertown — Saturday, 10/24, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Class details: www.safesitter.org. Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown — Monday, 10/26, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown — Tuesday, 10/27, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Information and support for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group — Tuesday, 10/27, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown — Tuesday, 10/27, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.

Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Wednesday, 10/28, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Board Room. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Ask the Expert: “Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery: Less is More” – Wednesday, 11/4, 6pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Presentation by Dr. Khalid Kurtom, of Chesapeake Neurological Surgery. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

Ask the Expert: “Keeping Your Child Safe on the Field: How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries of the Body and the Brain” – Tuesday, 11/10, 6pm, UM SMC at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. Dr. Walid Kamsheh, neurologist at UM Shore Neurology and Sleep Medicine, and Dr. Jason Jancosko, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine provider with the Orthopedic Center, will offer discussion about sports medicine and concussions. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

Ask the Expert: “Accessible Care, Comprehensive Support: Cancer Prevention and Support Services in Your Local Community” – Thursday, 11/12, 6pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Third Floor Conference Room. Presentation by Patty Plaskon, PhD, LCSW-C, OSW-C, Coordinator of Oncology Social Work; Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse; and Margot Spies, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse  Navigator, all members of the Cancer Center team at UM Shore Regional Health. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

Ask the Expert: “Accessible Care, Comprehensive Support: Cancer Prevention and Support Services in Your Local Community” – Thursday, 11/19, 6pm, UM SMC at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. Presentation by Patty Plaskon, PhD, LCSW-C, OSW-C, Coordinator of Oncology Social Work; Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse; and Margot Spies, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse  Navigator, all members of the Cancer Center team at UM Shore Regional Health. RSVP – Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cathy.wright@umm.edu.

Upcoming Events: October 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

October

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“Never Give Up” T-Shirt Sale – The Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health has a few remaining “Never Give Up” t-shirts available for sale. Get yours today to wear for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Short sleeve and long sleeve shirts are available in black or blue. Short sleeve: $12 – $15; Long-sleeve: $15 – $17. To purchase, contact Jeanie or Diana at the Cancer Center, 410-820-6800. Proceeds to benefit the National Cancer Survivors Day celebration held annually in June.

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Thursday, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 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. 5195.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 10/13, 6:30pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, Easton. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Topic: John Foley, MD, of Shore Comprehensive Urology will discuss prostate cancer. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton — Two sessions: Tuesday, 10/13, 10/20, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 10/14, 10/21, 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 registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednesday 10/14, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Free Seminar: From a Woman’s Point of View – Nurturing Your Physical and Financial Wellbeing — Thursday, 10/15, 9:30–11:30am, Talbot Country Club Easton. Two topics: M Update: The Expanded Clark Comprehensive Breast Center and the Use of 3-D Mammography, presented by Roberta Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health; and,easures Women Can Take to Prevent a Financial Crisis for Themselves and Their Families, presented by Diana Johnson, CEBS, CLU, ChFC, Avon-Dixon Agency, LLC and Elizabeth Spurry, CFP, CTFA, Tred Avon Family Wealth.  Light refreshments. Limited space; advance reservations required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or janet@umm.edu.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 10/15, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR – Saturday, 10/17, 9am-11:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Safe Sitter® Class/Easton  —  Saturday, 10/17, 9am- 4:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Health Education Center. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Class details: www.safesitter.org. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5231.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 10/19, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 10/19, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 10/19, 5:30pm, note new location: Talbot County Senior Center – Brookletts Place, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 10/19, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 10/20, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 10/20, 10-11:30am, UM SMC at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants expectant and new mothers and their children. Breastfeeding moms and children are welcome. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Better Breathers Support Group – Tuesday, 10/20, 1pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Information and support for persons with lung disease such as COPD, emphysema and asthma; family and caregivers welcome. Topic: Understanding your health care options – Palliative Care is a choice. Presenter: Maddie Steffens, RN Contact: 410-778-3300, ext. 2222; please RSVP if possible.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Preparing Your Child for the Arrival of a New Baby – Saturday, 10/24, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Safe Sitter® Class/Chestertown — Saturday, 10/24, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Class details: www.safesitter.org. Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown — Monday, 10/26, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown — Tuesday, 10/27, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Information and support for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group — Tuesday, 10/27, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown — Tuesday, 10/27, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.

Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Wednesday, 10/28, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Board Room. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Upcoming Events: October 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

October

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“Never Give Up” T-Shirt Sale – The Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health has a few remaining “Never Give Up” t-shirts available for sale. Get yours today to wear for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Short sleeve and long sleeve shirts are available in black or blue. Short sleeve: $12 – $15; Long-sleeve: $15 – $17. To purchase, contact Jeanie or Diana at the Cancer Center, 410-820-6800. Proceeds to benefit the National Cancer Survivors Day celebration held annually in June.

Labor & Delivery Class — Saturday, 10/3, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. An overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, 10/6, 1:30-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Overview of the most commonly-used method of meal planning for diabetics. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton — Two sessions: Tuesday, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 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 registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 10/6 & 10/20, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 10/6 & 10/20, 10-11:30am, UM SMC at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants expectant and new mothers and their children. Breastfeeding moms and children are welcome. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Thursday, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 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. 5195.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 10/13, 6:30pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, Easton. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednesday 10/14, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Free Seminar: From a Woman’s Point of View – Nurturing Your Physical and Financial Wellbeing — Thursday, 10/15, 9:30–11:30am, Talbot Country Club Easton. Two topics: M Update: The Expanded Clark Comprehensive Breast Center and the Use of 3-D Mammography, presented by Roberta Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health; and,easures Women Can Take to Prevent a Financial Crisis for Themselves and Their Families, presented by Diana Johnson, CEBS, CLU, ChFC, Avon-Dixon Agency, LLC and Elizabeth Spurry, CFP, CTFA, Tred Avon Family Wealth.  Light refreshments. Limited space; advance reservations required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or janet@umm.edu.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 10/15, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR – Saturday, 10/17, 9am-11:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Safe Sitter® Class/Easton  —  Saturday, 10/17, 9am- 4:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Health Education Center. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Class details: www.safesitter.org. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5231.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 10/19, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 10/19, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 10/19, 5:30pm, note new location: Talbot County Senior Center – Brookletts Place, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 10/19, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Better Breathers Support Group – Tuesday, 10/20, 1pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Information and support for persons with lung disease such as COPD, emphysema and asthma; family and caregivers welcome. Topic: Understanding your health care options – Palliative Care is a choice. Presenter: Maddie Steffens, RN Contact: 410-778-3300, ext. 2222; please RSVP if possible.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Preparing Your Child for the Arrival of a New Baby – Saturday, 10/24, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Safe Sitter® Class/Chestertown — Saturday, 10/24, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Class details: www.safesitter.org. Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown — Monday, 10/26, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown — Tuesday, 10/27, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Information and support for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group — Tuesday, 10/27, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown — Tuesday, 10/27, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.

Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Wednesday, 10/28, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Board Room. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Upcoming Events: September and October 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

SEPTEMBER

T-ShirtsqT-Shirts“Never Give Up” T-Shirt Sale – The Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health is selling “Never Give Up” t-shirts in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Short sleeve and long sleeve shirts are available in black or blue. Short sleeve: S, M, L, XL – $12, 2XL – $15; Long-sleeve: S, M, L, XL – $15, 2XL – $17. To order, contact Jeanie or Diana at the Cancer Center, 410-820-6800. Proceeds to benefit the National Cancer Survivors Day celebration held annually in June.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown —  Monday, 9/28, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings, Forum and Dinner – Monday, 9/28, 5:30pm, Mt. Olive AME Church, 24824 Lambs Meadow Road, Worton, MD. Prostate cancer forum and dinner sponsored by Mt. Olive AME, MOTA and the Kent County Health Department, and partially funded by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Cigarette Restitution Funds. Prostate cancer screenings provided by UM Shore Regional Health and Christopher Parry, DO of Shore Comprehensive Urology. To register, call Rev. Mary Walker at 443-480-5634 or Andrea Edwards, RN at 410-778-7970.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown —  Tuesday, 9/29, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Book Sale –   Wednesday, 9/30, 10am-4pm and Thursday, 10/1, 7am-3pm, Health Education Center at UM SMC at Easton. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health.

October

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 10/1, 1-2:30pm, The Presbyterian Church, Easton. Information and support for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Topic: Open Forum – “Writing My Stroke Story.” Stroke survivors and caretakers are welcome. Light refreshments served. Contact: 410-310-9280, midshorestroke@gmail.com

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Thursday, 10/1, 4-6pm, UM SMC at Easton. Comprehensive Breast Center Gallery Wall Opening — Exhibit will feature artwork of breast cancer survivors. Refreshments will be served. Pink Ribbon Tree Lighting (4:30pm, front circle). Contact: 410-820-9400.

Labor & Delivery Class — Saturday, 10/3, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. An overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, 10/6, 1:30-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Overview of the most commonly-used method of meal planning for diabetics. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton — Two sessions: Tuesday, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 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 registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 10/6 & 10/20, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 10/6 & 10/20, 10-11:30am, UM SMC at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants expectant and new mothers and their children. Breastfeeding moms and children are welcome. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Thursday, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 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. 5195.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 10/13, 6:30pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, Easton. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednesday 10/14, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Free Seminar: From a Woman’s Point of View – Nurturing Your Physical and Financial Wellbeing — Thursday, 10/15, 9:30–11:30am, Talbot Country Club Easton. Two topics: M Update: The Expanded Clark Comprehensive Breast Center and the Use of 3-D Mammography, presented by Roberta Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health; and,easures Women Can Take to Prevent a Financial Crisis for Themselves and Their Families, presented by Diana Johnson, CEBS, CLU, ChFC, Avon-Dixon Agency, LLC and Elizabeth Spurry, CFP, CTFA, Tred Avon Family Wealth.  Light refreshments. Limited space; advance reservations required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or janet@umm.edu.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 10/15, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR – Saturday, 10/17, 9am-11:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Safe Sitter® Class/Easton  —  Saturday, 10/17, 9am- 4:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Health Education Center. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Class details: www.safesitter.org. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5231.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 10/19, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 10/19, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 10/19, 5:30pm, note new location: Talbot County Senior Center – Brookletts Place, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 10/19, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Better Breathers Support Group – Tuesday, 10/20, 1pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Information and support for persons with lung disease such as COPD, emphysema and asthma; family and caregivers welcome. Topic: Understanding your health care options – Palliative Care is a choice. Presenter: Maddie Steffens, RN Contact: 410-778-3300, ext. 2222; please RSVP if possible.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Preparing Your Child for the Arrival of a New Baby – Saturday, 10/24, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Safe Sitter® Class/Chestertown — Saturday, 10/24, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Class details: www.safesitter.org. Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown — Monday, 10/26, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown — Tuesday, 10/27, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Information and support for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group — Tuesday, 10/27, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown — Tuesday, 10/27, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.

Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Wednesday, 10/28, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Board Room. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Upcoming Events: September 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

SEPTEMBER

T-ShirtsqT-Shirts“Never Give Up” T-Shirt Sale – The Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health is selling “Never Give Up” t-shirts in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Short sleeve and long sleeve shirts are available in black or blue. Short sleeve: S, M, L, XL – $12, 2XL – $15; Long-sleeve: S, M, L, XL – $15, 2XL – $17. To order, contact Jeanie or Diana at the Cancer Center, 410-820-6800. Proceeds to benefit the National Cancer Survivors Day celebration held annually in June.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 9/17, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Friday, 9/18, 10am-12pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Single-session class addressing care during pregnancy and what to expect afterward. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Safe Sitter Class/Chestertown – Saturday, 9/19, 9-4:30, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breastfeeding Class — Saturday, 9/19, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000; 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 9/21, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 9/21, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament – Monday, 9/21, 11:30 am, Talbot Country Club. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; proceeds to support purchase of operating room equipment for UM SMC at Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5915, poshea@umm.edu

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Mon, 9/21 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 9/21,7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage of their journey – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton  – Two sessions: Tuesday, 9/22, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 9/9-16-23, 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. 5195.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/22, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, 3rd floor conference room (this meeting only). Topic: Bone Health for Cancer Survivors. Presenter: Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 9/22, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kungle, Center for Vision Development. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings – Wednesday, 9/23, 5-8pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, 509 Idlewild Aveune, Easton. Screenings are being coordinated by the Cancer Center, Talbot County NAACP and Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center. Drs. Duane Cespedes, John Foley, John Knud-Hansen, Christopher Parry and Christopher Runz of Shore Comprehensive Urology will be assisting with the screenings. Those interested in the screening are encouraged to discuss the testing with their primary care providers to determine if the PSA blood test will benefit them in the early detection of prostate cancer and other prostate health issues. Screenings are open to the public;  uninsured and underinsured are welcome to participate.  Pre-registration is required; space is limited.  To schedule an appointment, call the Cancer Center at 410-820-6800.

In the Bag Handbag Sale – Thursday, 9/24, 7am-4pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. Name brand handbags will be available for sale at discounted prices up to 60% of retail value.  Cash, Visa and Mastercard accepted. All sales conducted by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary are for the benefit of UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, its patient needs and its staff.

Seminar: Fine-Tuning Your Retirement – Thursday, 9/24, 6-8pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Presenters: Steve Ochse, Easton Utilities, and Jim Malena, Morgan Stanley. Sponsored free of charge by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Register in advance to guarantee your seat. Contact: 410-822-1000,ext. 5792, janet@umm.edu

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown —  Monday, 9/28, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings, Forum and Dinner – Monday, 9/28, 5:30pm, Mt. Olive AME Church, 24824 Lambs Meadow Road, Worton, MD. Prostate cancer forum and dinner sponsored by Mt. Olive AME, MOTA and the Kent County Health Department, and partially funded by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Cigarette Restitution Funds. Prostate cancer screenings provided by UM Shore Regional Health and Christopher Parry, DO of Shore Comprehensive Urology. To register, call Rev. Mary Walker at 443-480-5634 or Andrea Edwards, RN at 410-778-7970.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown —  Tuesday, 9/29, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Book Sale –   Wednesday, 9/30, 10am-4pm and Thursday, 10/1, 7am-3pm, Health Education Center at UM SMC at Easton. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health.

Upcoming Events: September 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of eaah month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

SEPTEMBER

T-ShirtsqT-Shirts“Never Give Up” T-Shirt Sale – Beginning Friday, 9/4, the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health will be selling “Never Give Up” t-shirts in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Short sleeve and long sleeve shirts are available in black or blue. Short sleeve: S, M, L, XL – $12, 2XL – $15; Long-sleeve: S, M, L, XL – $15, 2XL – $17. To order, contact Jeanie or Diana at the Cancer Center, 410-820-6800. Proceeds to benefit the National Cancer Survivors Day celebration held annually in June.

Garden Treasures Sales Event to Benefit Cancer Center – Saturday, 9/12, 9am-6pm, Garden Treasures, 29350 Matthewstown Road, Easton. 10% of your purchase will be donated to the Cancer Center for National Cancer Survivors Day. To make your purchase count, simply drop your receipt in the marked box by the register.

Second Annual “Scoop Scoot” — Sunday, 9/13, Thompson Park (Washington & Dover Streets), Easton. A family event celebrating September as National Recovery Month.  An “ice cream crawl” featuring several area ice cream purveyors, live music, face painting and other activities along with information about resources for recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Tickets: $3 per person, paid on arrival, covers ice cream scoops from each location on the crawl.

Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale – Monday, 9/14 and Tuesday, 9/15, 7am-4pm, Main Lobby, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of programs, services, equipment and patient care at UM SMC at Dorchester. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Annual Coat Event – Tuesday, 9/15, Robin Hood Shop, 416 High Street, Cambridge, 9am-4pm.  First day that fall/winter inventory will be for sale including a large inventory of coats for the entire family. The Robin Hood Shop is also in search of volunteers – 4 hours a week is all it takes become a part of the Robin Hood Shop family. Additionally, donations are accepted each day during Shop hours, Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm.  Contact: Cathy Gullion, Shop manager at 410-228-6339. The Robin Hood Shop is Operated by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, its patient needs and its staff. *The Shop will be closed on Friday, 9/12, Saturday, 9/13 and Monday, 9/14 in preparation for the sale.*

One Day Bag Sale – Tuesday, 9/15, The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, Easton, 10am-4pm. 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 or volunteer opportunities call 410-822-2031. All sales conducted by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton are for the benefit of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, its patient needs and its staff.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton  – Two sessions: Tuesday, 15 & 22, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 9/9-16-23, 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. 5195.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 9/15, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 9/15, 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. 5200.

Better Breathers Support Group – Tuesday, 9/15, 1pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. A support group for persons with lung disease such as COPD, emphysema and asthma.  Topic:  Lung Anatomy and What Chronic Lung Disease is. Presenters: Sherrie Hill, RN and Dawn Hartsock, RRT. Contact: 410-778-3300, ext 2222; please RSVP if possible.

Gratitude for Recovery Dinner — Wednesday, 9/16, 5:30-8pm, Elks Lodge, 502 Dutchman’s Lane. First annual dinner event celebrating September as National Recovery Month. Keynote speaker Keith Mills, WBAL sportscaster, will share his journey of recovery. Tickets: $20 per person, purchase online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gratitude-for-recovery-dinner-tickets-17208816032. If you need assistance, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5452.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 9/17, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Friday, 9/18, 10am-12pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Single-session class addressing care during pregnancy and what to expect afterward. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Safe Sitter Class/Chestertown – Saturday, 9/19, 9-4:30, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breastfeeding Class — Saturday, 9/19, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000; 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 9/21, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 9/21, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament – Monday, 9/21, 11:30 am, Talbot Country Club. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; proceeds to support purchase of operating room equipment for UM SMC at Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5915, poshea@umm.edu

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Mon, 9/21 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 9/21,7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage of their journey – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/22, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, 3rd floor conference room (this meeting only). Topic: Bone Health for Cancer Survivors. Presenter: Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 9/22, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kungle, Center for Vision Development. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings – Wednesday, 9/23, 5-8pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, 509 Idlewild Aveune, Easton. Screenings are being coordinated by the Cancer Center, Talbot County NAACP and Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center. Drs. Duane Cespedes, John Foley, John Knud-Hansen, Christopher Parry and Christopher Runz of Shore Comprehensive Urology will be assisting with the screenings. Those interested in the screening are encouraged to discuss the testing with their primary care providers to determine if the PSA blood test will benefit them in the early detection of prostate cancer and other prostate health issues. Screenings are open to the public;  uninsured and underinsured are welcome to participate.  Pre-registration is required; space is limited.  To schedule an appointment, call the Cancer Center at 410-820-6800.

In the Bag Handbag Sale – Thursday, 9/24, 7am-4pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. Name brand handbags will be available for sale at discounted prices up to 60% of retail value.  Cash, Visa and Mastercard accepted. All sales conducted by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary are for the benefit of UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, its patient needs and its staff.

Seminar: Fine-Tuning Your Retirement – Thursday, 9/24, 6-8pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Presenters: Steve Ochse, Easton Utilities, and Jim Malena, Morgan Stanley. Sponsored free of charge by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Register in advance to guarantee your seat. Contact: 410-822-1000,ext. 5792, janet@umm.edu

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown —  Monday, 9/28, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown —  Tuesday, 9/29, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Upcoming Events: September, 2015

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Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of eaah month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

SEPTEMBER

T-ShirtsqT-Shirts“Never Give Up” T-Shirt Sale – Beginning Friday, 9/4, the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health will be selling “Never Give Up” t-shirts in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Short sleeve and long sleeve shirts are available in black or blue. Short sleeve: S, M, L, XL – $12, 2XL – $15; Long-sleeve: S, M, L, XL – $15, 2XL – $17. To order, contact Jeanie or Diana at the Cancer Center, 410-820-6800. Proceeds to benefit the National Cancer Survivors Day celebration held annually in June.

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 9/3, 1-2:30pm, The Presbyterian Church, Easton. Topic: Learning to Dance after a Stroke. Presenter: Jose Maldonaldo, motivational speaker. Stroke survivors and caretakers are welcome. Light refreshments served. Contact: 410-310-9280, midshorestroke@gmail.com

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Friday, 9/04 & 9/18, 10am-12pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Single-session class addressing care during pregnancy and what to expect afterward. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Labor & Delivery Class — Saturday, 9/5, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. An overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton  – Two sessions: Tuesday, 9/8-15-22, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 9/9-16-23, 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. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Tuesday, 9/8, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/8, 6:30pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, Easton. Speaker: Robin Ford, MS, RN, OCN, Radiation Oncology. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Garden Treasures Sales Event to Benefit Cancer Center – Saturday, 9/12, 9am-6pm, Garden Treasures, 29350 Matthewstown Road, Easton. 10% of your purchase will be donated to the Cancer Center for National Cancer Survivors Day. To make your purchase count, simply drop your receipt in the marked box by the register.

Second Annual “Scoop Scoot” — Sunday, 9/13, Thompson Park (Washington & Dover Streets), Easton. A family event celebrating September as National Recovery Month.  An “ice cream crawl” featuring several area ice cream purveyors, live music, face painting and other activities along with information about resources for recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Tickets: $3 per person, paid on arrival, covers ice cream scoops from each location on the crawl.

Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale – Monday, 9/14 and Tuesday, 9/15, 7am-4pm, Main Lobby, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of programs, services, equipment and patient care at UM SMC at Dorchester. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 9/15, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 9/15, 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. 5200.

Better Breathers Support Group – Tues, 9/15, 1pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. A support group for persons with lung disease such as COPD, emphysema and asthma.  Topic:  Lung Anatomy and What Chronic Lung Disease is. Presenters: Sherrie Hill, RN and Dawn Hartsock, RRT. Contact: 410-778-3300, ext 2222; please RSVP if possible.

Gratitude for Recovery Dinner — Wednesday, 9/16, 5:30-8pm, Elks Lodge, 502 Dutchman’s Lane. First annual dinner event celebrating September as National Recovery Month. Keynote speaker Keith Mills, WBAL sportscaster, will share his journey of recovery. Tickets: $20 per person, purchase online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gratitude-for-recovery-dinner-tickets-17208816032. If you need assistance, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5452.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 9/17, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Safe Sitter Class/Chestertown – Saturday, 9/19, 9-4:30, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breastfeeding Class — Saturday, 9/19, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000; 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 9/21, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 9/21, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament – Monday, 9/21, 11:30 am, Talbot Country Club. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; proceeds to support purchase of operating room equipment for UM SMC at Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5915, poshea@umm.edu

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Mon, 9/21 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 9/21,7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage of their journey – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/22, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, 3rd floor conference room (this meeting only). Topic: Bone Health for Cancer Survivors. Presenter: Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 9/22, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kungle, Center for Vision Development. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings – Wednesday, 9/23, 5-8pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, 509 Idlewild Aveune, Easton. Screenings are being coordinated by the Cancer Center, Talbot County NAACP and Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center. Drs. Duane Cespedes, John Foley, John Knud-Hansen, Christopher Parry and Christopher Runz of Shore Comprehensive Urology will be assisting with the screenings. Those interested in the screening are encouraged to discuss the testing with their primary care providers to determine if the PSA blood test will benefit them in the early detection of prostate cancer and other prostate health issues. Screenings are open to the public;  uninsured and underinsured are welcome to participate.  Pre-registration is required; space is limited.  To schedule an appointment, call the Cancer Center at 410-820-6800.

Seminar: Fine-Tuning Your Retirement – Thursday, 9/24, 6-8pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Presenters: Steve Ochse, Easton Utilities, and Jim Malena, Morgan Stanley. Sponsored free of charge by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Register in advance to guarantee your seat. Contact: 410-822-1000,ext. 5792, janet@umm.edu

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown —  Monday, 9/28, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-7787668, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown —  Tuesday, 9/29, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.

Upcoming Events: August and September 2015

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Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – Every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of eaah month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

AUGUST

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 8/24, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 8/25, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Topic: Lyme Disease. Presenter: Rebecca Brannock, SPT. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 8/25, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for breast cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Topic: Stress Management. Presenter: Patty Plaskon, LCSW-C, PHD. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tuesday, 8/25, 9am-12pm and Wednesday, 8/26, 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 – Thursday, 8/27, 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. 5195.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 8/29, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Learn how to prepare your children for the arrival of a new baby. Free. Registration: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

SEPTEMBER

Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, 9/1, 1:30-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Overview of the most commonly-used method of meal planning for diabetics. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 9/1 & 9/15, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 9/1 & 9/15, 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. 5200.

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 9/3, 1-2:30pm, The Presbyterian Church, Easton. Topic: Learning to Dance after a Stroke. Presenter: Jose Maldonaldo, motivational speaker. Stroke survivors and caretakers are welcome. Light refreshments served. Contact: 410-310-9280, midshorestroke@gmail.com

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Friday, 9/04 & 9/18, 10am-12pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Single-session class addressing care during pregnancy and what to expect afterward. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Labor & Delivery Class — Saturday, 9/5, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. An overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton  – Two sessions: Tuesday, 9/8-15-22, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 9/9-16-23, 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. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Tuesday, 9/8, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/8, 6:30pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, Easton. Speaker: Robin Ford, MS, RN, OCN, Radiation Oncology. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Second Annual “Scoop Scoot” — Sunday, 9/13, Thompson Park (Washington & Dover Streets), Easton. A family event celebrating September as National Recovery Month.  An “ice cream crawl” featuring several area ice cream purveyors, live music, face painting and other activities along with information about resources for recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Tickets: $3 per person, paid on arrival, covers ice cream scoops from each location on the crawl.

Better Breathers Support Group – Tues, 9/15, 1pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. A support group for persons with lung disease such as COPD, emphysema and asthma.  Topic:  Lung Anatomy and What Chronic Lung Disease is. Presenters: Sherrie Hill, RN and Dawn Hartsock, RRT. Contact: 410-778-3300, ext 2222; please RSVP if possible.

Gratitude for Recovery Dinner — Wednesday, 9/16, 5:30-8pm, Elks Lodge, 502 Dutchman’s Lane. First annual dinner event celebrating September as National Recovery Month. Keynote speaker Keith Mills, WBAL sportscaster, will share his journey of recovery. Tickets: $20 per person, purchase online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gratitude-for-recovery-dinner-tickets-17208816032. If you need assistance, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5452.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 9/17, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Safe Sitter Class/Chestertown – Saturday, 9/19, 9-4:30, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breastfeeding Class — Saturday, 9/19, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000; 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Pajama Party & Bed Post Derby – Sunday, 9/20, Downtown Chestertown. Party (Fountain Park, noon) to feature food and beverages for sale, wine tasting, entertainment and children’s activities; a $5 donation per person is requested. Derby (High Street, 1pm) open to teams of five who create their themed beds and compete for prizes, including best race time, costumes, creativity, most dollars raised, and more. Sponsored by the Chester River Health Foundation to benefit UM Shore Nursing and Rehab at Chestertown.  More details and registration: umshoreregional.org/bedrace. Contact: 410-810-5661 or dlauser@umm.edu.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 9/21, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 9/21, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

UM Shore Regional Health Golf Invitational – Monday, 9/21, 11:30 am, Talbot Country Club. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; proceeds to support purchase of operating room equipment for UM SMC at Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5763, shbell@umm.edu

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Mon, 9/21 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 9/21,7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage of their journey – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/22, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, 3rd floor conference room (this meeting only). Topic: Bone Health for Cancer Survivors. Presenter: Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 9/22, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kungle, Center for Vision Development. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings  — Weds, 9/23, 5-8pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Coordinated by the Cancer Center, Talbot County NAACP and Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center. Drs. Duane Cespedes, John Foley, John Knud-Hansen, Christopher Parry and Christopher Runz of Shore Comprehensive Urology will assist with the screenings. Those interested in the screening are encouraged to discuss the testing with their primary care providers to determine if the PSA blood test will benefit them in the early detection of prostate cancer and other prostate health issues. Screenings are open to the public; uninsured and underinsured are welcome.  Pre-registration is required; space is limited.  To schedule an appointment, call: 410-820-6800.

Seminar: Fine-Tuning Your Retirement – Thursday, 9/24, 6-8pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Presenters: Steve Ochse, Easton Utilities, and Jim Malena, Morgan Stanley. Sponsored free of charge by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Register in advance to guarantee your seat. Contact: 410-822-1000,ext. 5792, janet@umm.edu

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown —  Monday, 9/28, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-7787668, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown —  Tuesday, 9/29, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.