Shore Health System – Calendar Items for January 2010

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 to schedule an appointment.
Support Groups

Cancer Support Groups
Meetings held 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, Thursday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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, January 4, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Talbot Hospice House, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton. A resource for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death. FREE. For more information, contact Tina Basel, 410-463-9964.

Us Too Prostate Support Group
Tuesday, January 12, 6:30 pm, Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton.  Discussion will be facilitated by Sharon Richter, RN. FREE. For more information, call  410-820-6800, ext 108.

Better Breathers Support Group
Thursday, January 14, 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.

Insulin Pump Club
Wednesday, January 20, 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm., Joslin Diabetes Center, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton.  Especially designed for adults or parents of children who use insulin pumps.  FREE.  For more information, call 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5757.

Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, January 20, 7:00 pm, Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Those with diabetes and their family members are welcome. FREE. For more information, call 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5757.

Stroke Survivor Support Group
Wednesday, January 27, 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, January 9, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. An overview of pregnancy and birth. Spouses and birthing coaches encouraged to attend.

Infant CPR
Monday, January 18, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Basic infant CPR class. This is not a certification course.

New Mom, New Baby & Infant Safety
Saturday, January 23, 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.

Big Brother & Big Sister
Saturday, January 30, 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.

Classes

Look Good…Feel Better
Monday, January 18, 10:00 am to noon, Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. The program helps women look their best as they are undergoing cancer treatment. FREE. To register, call 410-820-6800.

Lifesteps Weight Management Class
10-week session begins Wednesday, January 20, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Dorchester General Hospital, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. FEE: $60.  To register call 410-228-5511 or 410-822-1000, ext. 5208.

Safe Sitter Class
Saturday, January 23 and January 30, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,  Nick Rajacich Health Education Center,  Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton.  This program is designed for 11 to 13 year old children. FEE: $30. For more information and to register call 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5111, ext. 5286.

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. Participants 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.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Free introduction Tuesday, February 2, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Center for Integrative Medicine, 607-B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. The 8-week program runs Tuesday, February 9 through March 30, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturday, March 20, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Tuition: $300; financial assistance is available. For more information and to register, call 410-770-9400

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