BREAST CANCER SUPPORT
Pink Ribbon Hanging & Tree Lighting – Thurs, 10/5, 4pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, front circle. Cancer Center volunteers and staff will hang pink ribbons on the evergreen tree in honor of the breast cancer patients treated this year by the Center. The tree will be lit with pink lights and serve as a month-long reminder of the friends, neighbors and loved ones whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.
Screenings for Breast Cancer – Weds, 10/18 and 10/25, 8am-2pm, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. To make an appoint for this screening, please call 410-822-9400.
Transition to Wellness – Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment.
Survivors Offering Support (SOS) – Free program pairing women who have breast cancer with mentors who are breast cancer survivors. If you need support or would like to become a mentor, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5866.
Look Good, Feel Better – Monday, 10/16, 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. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.
Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 10/24, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.
Find more information about The Breast Center’s programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/breast-center
Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Mon, 10/16, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Education Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thurs, 10/5 and 10/19, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.
CANCER: US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tues, 10/10, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Robin Ford, MSN, RN will discuss “New Bells and Whistles in Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment.” Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. Info: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.
Find more information about cancer treatment and support services online at UMShoreRegional.org/cancer_program.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Easton & Cambridge – Easton: every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic & Imaging Center. Cambridge: every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays.)
CHILDBIRTH AND NEW PARENT EDUCATION
Preparing for Childbirth: Labor and Delivery, Sat, 10/7, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Education Center, 9am -3:30pm. Class for expectant parents and birthing partners. Includes a tour of the newly renovated Birthing Center. Register by phone: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.
New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR, Sat, 10/21, 9am to 1:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, All aspects of infant care and safety for new and expectant parents or caregivers. Free; register by phone: 410-822-1000 or 510-228-5511, ext. 5200.
Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Sat, 10/28, 9:30-11:30 am, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. For children ages 3-8. Adjusting to and caring for a new baby (bring a doll or stuffed toy for practice), includes a tour of the Birthing Center. Free, register by phone, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.
Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesdays,10/2 & 10/17, 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. 5700.
Find more information about Birthing Center programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/birthing-center/services.
DIABETES EDUCATION AND SUPPORT
Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tues, 10/3-10-17, 9am-12pm; or Weds, 10/4-11-18, 1-4 pm. UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.
Diabetes Self-Management Class/ Chestertown – Weds, 10/4-11-18, 4:30-7:30pm. UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.
Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Weds, 10/4, 5 pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, CRNP, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.
Diabetes Support Group/Easton — NO MEETING THIS MONTH
Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tues,10/16, 6:30pm, UM Shore Regional Health Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300 ext. 2175
Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Weds, 10/25, 6 pm, Dorchester County YMCA. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE Contact 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.
From a Woman’s Point of View – Nurturing your Physical and Financial Well-Being, The Tidewater Inn, Easton, Md., 9:30-11:30. Evaluation and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence, presented by Duane R. Cespedes, MD, UM Shore Comprehensive Urology. Women and Wealth, presented by Stephanie L. Saunders, first VP, The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Free, reservation required: Janet Andrews, 410-822-1000, ext. 5792, email@example.com.
RECOVERY AND SOCIAL SUPPORT
Bridge Clinic Support Group – Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester. Free, confidential support group meeting for individuals who have been hospitalized for behavioral health reasons and could benefit from assistance with issues after discharge. Varied topics based on participants’ needs. Each participant may bring one family member. Contact: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.
Prostate Cancer Screening & Forum – Monday, 9/18, 5:30pm, Mt. Olive AME Church, 24852 Lambs Meadow Rd., Worton, MD — Free 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 Cigarette Restitution Funds. Free Prostate Cancer Screenings provided by UM SRH and Christopher Parry, DO, of UM CMG – Urology. To register for the forum, dinner and screening, call: Andrea Edwards, RN – 410-778-7970
Prostate Cancer Screening – Tuesday, 9/26, 5-8pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, 490 Cadmus Lane, Suite 104, Easton, MD. Free Prostate Cancer Screenings provided by UM SRH and UM CMG – Urology providers, R. Duane Cespedes, MD; John Foley, MD; John Knud-Hansen, MD, FACS; Andrew Riggin, MD; and Christopher Runz, DO. To register, call: Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health – 410-820-6800.
Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thurs, 10/5, 12-2pm, Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, 500 Cadmus Lane, Easton. “Learning How to Dance After a Stroke,” by José Maldonado, stroke survivor and motivational speaker. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tues, 10/24, 12-2pm, Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or email@example.com.