Shore Health System – September Health Calendar

Screenings

Blood Pressure Screenings
Every Monday through Thursday, except holidays, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Diagnostic and Imaging Center, 10 Martin Court, Easton. FREE. Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. No appointment needed.
Every Tuesday and Friday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Dorchester General Hospital, main lobby, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. FREE. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary. No appointment needed.
Breast Cancer Screenings
Day and evening appointments available at Shore Regional Breast Center, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Open to uninsured or underinsured women, aged 20-39 and over 64, who meet income guidelines. Call 410-820-9400 or 410-822-1000, ext. 5387 to schedule an appointment.

Prostate Cancer Screening
Thursday, October 1, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Talbot County Health Department, 100 S. Hanson Street, Easton. FREE. Includes a physical examination and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. For more information and to register, call Shore Regional Cancer Center, 410-820-6800.
Support Groups

Cancer Support Groups
Cancer support groups meet at Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. New members pre-register by calling 1-888-806-0756. FREE. Sponsored by The Wellness Community-Delmarva and Shore Regional Cancer Center.

Weekly Cancer Participant Group, every Thursday, 5:00 pm to 7:00pm

Daytimers (for cancer patients only), 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am to noon

Cancer Partners (for family and other caregivers ) , 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 5: 00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Monday, September 7, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Talbot Hospice House, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton. This monthly meeting is a resource for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death. FREE. For more information, contact Tina Basel, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5351.

Better Breathers Support Group
Thursday, September 17, 2:00 pm, Memorial Hospital, Freeman Outpatient Center conference room, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Guest speaker Brian Childs, PhD, on advance directives. For more information, call 410- 822-1000, ext. 5208 or 410-228-5111, ext. 8201.

Mended Hearts Support Group
Thursday, September 17, 5:30 pm, Memorial Hospital, Freeman Outpatient Center conference room, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Especially designed for those who have a history of heart disease. For more information, call 410-228-5511, ext. 8201 or 410-822-1000, ext. 5208.

Stroke Survivor Support Group
Wednesday, September 23, 2:00 pm, St. Michaels Library, 106 Fremont Street. FREE. For more information, call 410- 822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5068.

Childbirth Education
All childbirth classes are held at the Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. FREE. Pre-register by calling 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.
Labor & Delivery I, II, III
Saturday, September 12, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. An overview of pregnancy and birth. Spouses and birthing coaches encouraged to attend.

Big Brother & Big Sister
Saturday, September 19, 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Designed for children who need to learn the importance of being a big brother or sister, this class anticipates the arrival of the new baby. Children should bring their favorite doll or stuffed toy.

New Mom, New Baby & Infant Safety
Saturday, September 26, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. This class should be taken after the Labor & Delivery class. Mom will learn about post partum care, pain management, nutrition and more. Baby topics include feeding, circumcision, cord care, how to take temperatures and more.

Infant CPR
Monday, September 28, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Basic infant CPR class. This is not a certification course.

Classes

Diabetes Education Classes
Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Topics include the causes and complications of diabetes; medication and nutritional management; blood glucose monitoring; and the emotional aspects of diabetes. Anyone interested in participating in a class must have a referral from a healthcare provider and meet with a Joslin Center certified diabetes educator prior to the start of the session. For information about schedules and cost, call 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5757.

Lifesteps Weight Management Class
10-week class begins Monday, September 14, 9:00 am to 10:00 am and Wednesday, September 16, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Dorchester General Hospital, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge; Tuesday, September 15, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Fee: $50. To register, call 410-228-5511 or 410-822-1000, ext. 5208.

Cancer Transitions
Six-week workshop helps participants make the transition to life after cancer. First session, “Get Back to Wellness: Take Control of Your Survivorship,” Wednesday, September 16, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. FREE. Sponsored by Shore Regional Cancer Center and The Wellness Community-Delmarva. For more information and to register, call Shore Regional Cancer Center, 410-820-6800, ext.110 or The Wellness Community-Delmarva, 410-546-1200

The Potential of Positive Thinking
Saturday, September 19 and September 26, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Center for Integrative Medicine, 607-B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Fee: $45. To register, call 410-770-9400.

Why Don’t My Relationships Turn Out the Way I Hope They Would
Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 pm, Center for Integrative Medicine, 607-B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. FREE. To register, call 410-770-9400.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Free introduction, Thursday, September 24, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Center for Integrative Medicine, 607-B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Eight-week course runs Tuesday, September 29 through November 17, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, and Saturday, November 7, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Memorial Hospital, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Tuition: $300, includes all materials; financial assistance available. Continuing education credits for psychologists and social workers. For more information and to register, call 410-770-9400.

Events

Relay for Life Mum Sale

Wednesday, September 9, Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton and Thursday, September 10, main lobby, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton and Dorchester General Hospital, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sponsored by the Shore Regional Cancer Program Relay for Life team. For more information, call Amye Foxwell, 410-820-6800
In the Bag Sale
Friday, September 11, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Memorial Hospital, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Name brand hand bags, totes, wallets and luggage up to 70 % off retail prices. Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to benefit programs and services of the hospital.

Robin Hood Shop – Coat Showing

Tuesday, September 15 through Friday, September 18, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 416 High Street, Cambridge. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the services and programs of the hospital. For more information, call 410-228-6339.

Book Sale
Thursday, September 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday, September 18, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Dorchester General Hospital, main lobby, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the programs and services of the hospital.
Dorchester General Hospital Emergency Department Dedication and Grand Opening
Thursday, September 17, 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Ribbon cutting, tours and refreshments. For more information or to RSVP call 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5222.
Falls Risk Assessment
Tuesday, September 22, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Dorchester General Hospital, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Physical therapists will offer several quick functional performance tests to access an individual’s balance and risk for falling. Participants will receive a report explaining the tests and the results for discussion with their primary care physician. FREE. For more information, call 410-228-5511, ext. 2111

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