December 2009 Events
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. No screenings December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.
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. No screenings December 25 and January 1.
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.
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, December 7, 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, December 8, 6:30 pm, Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. Speaker: urologist John P. Foley, MD. FREE. For more information, call Sharon Richter, RN, 410-820-6800, ext 108.
Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, December 16, 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.
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, December 5, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. An overview of pregnancy and birth. Spouses and birthing coaches encouraged to attend.
Saturday, December 12, 9:00 am to 12:15 pm. Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding and steps for successful breastfeeding.
Monday, December 14, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Basic infant CPR class. This is not a certification course.
Look Good…Feel Better
Monday, December 21, 10:00 am to noon, Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. This program helps women look their best as they are undergoing cancer treatment. FREE. To register, call 410-820-6800.
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.
In the Bag Sale
Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Dorchester General Hospital lobby, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. A large selection of name brand hand bags, totes, wallets and luggage up to 70% off retail prices. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Dorchester General Hospital to benefit the programs and services of Dorchester General Hospital.