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AAMC Calendar Listings: June 18-29, 2012

HEALTH
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
When: June 19 through July 31
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Where: Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, 7th Floor, Annapolis, Md. 21401
FREE
Living Well, a six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop, can help you cope with the frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation often associated with chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Topics covered include appropriate exercise and medications; effective communication with family and health professionals; proper nutrition and how to evaluate new treatments. Space is limited. Free textbook included with the class. Register online at AAMCevents.com or call 410-222-4366. Class must have a minimum of 10 registrants. Class meets every Tuesday for six weeks.

Hip and Knee Pain? How to Get Relief
When: June 20
Time: 10am-Noon
Where: Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, 7th Floor, Annapolis, Md. 21401
FREE
Please join us for this free class, taught by an experienced Nurse Educator. Learn what’s causing the cracking and grinding in your joints as well as ways to treat the pain. The small class format is a great way to get your questions answered. Register online at AAMCevents.com.

Heartsaver AED
When: June 28
Time: 6-9pm
Where: Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, 7th Floor, Annapolis, Md. 21401
Fee: $75
The Heartsaver Automated External Difibrillator course teaches CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices for all ages. Register online at AAMCevents.com.

Trauma Recovery Support Group
When: Mondays
Time: 6-8pm
Where: Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, 7th Floor, Annapolis, Md. 21401
If you have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse or any other form of personal violence and trauma, reaching out for support is key to your recovery. The Trauma Recovery Support Group focuses on empowerment, learning new skills for managing the effects of trauma and building healthy relationships. Anne Arundel Medical Center’s in-house Abuse and Domestic Violence Program has professionally trained staff offering crisis and support services to victims of abuse and assault. Join us Monday evenings from 6-8 pm for support, resources and guidance. For additional information, please call 443-481-1209.

Kent Island Medical Center Blood Drive
When: June 20
Time: 11am-5pm
Where: AAMC’s Kent Island Medical Center, 163 Main Street, Chester, Md.
Join us at AAMC’s Kent Island Medical Center (163 Main Street, Chester) where the Blood Mobile will be taking blood donations. Chick-fil-A is also giving all donors a free chicken sandwich with their blood donation! Please make an appointment to donate at www.mysignup.com/kime.

CANCER
Moving Forward Support Group
When: June 19
Time: 6:30-8pm
Where: Kent Island, Anne Arundel Diagnostics, Meet in Lobby, Chester Md. 21619
FREE
Moving Forward invites all breast cancer patients, their families and caregivers to attend an open forum group to discuss the impact of a breast cancer diagnosis. Support is offered through invited speakers as well as compassion and support from other people walking the breast cancer path. The group is facilitated by a licensed counselor and a registered nurse. Meets the third Tuesday of each month at Kent Island. No registration required. For additional information please contact The DeCesaris Patient and Family Support Program at 1-800-966-2619. Please contact if this is your first time attending. Register online at AAMCevents.com.

Lung Cancer Support Group
When: June 26
Time: 6:30pm
FREE
Where: AAMC Donner Pavilion, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Md. 21401
Monthly Lung Cancer Support Group provides ongoing emotional support and information to patients and families coping with a diagnosis of lung cancer. Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. No registration required. For additional information please contact The DeCesaris Patient and Family Support Program at 1-800-966-2619. Please call if this is your first time attending. Register online at AAMCevents.com.

BIRTH, BABIES AND CHILDREN
HypnoBirthing
When: June 21
Time: 6:30pm-8:45pm
Where: Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, 7th Floor, Annapolis, Md. 21401
Fee: $200
Taking the Birthing World by CALM, HypnoBirthing is a five-week introduction to hypnotic techniques for birth. HypnoBirthing Practitioners are certified by Marie Mongan, the founder of HypnoBirthing. Participants learn: hypnotic rapport for birth companions, specific techniques of hypnotic anesthesia, the stages of labor and specific relaxation skills for each stage. Participants will receive extensive study materials specific to HypnoBirthing and should be committed to practicing the techniques between sessions. Register online at AAMCevents.com.

Breastfeeding Basics
When: June 27
Time: 7-9pm
Fee: $30
Where: Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, 7th Floor, Annapolis, Md. 21401
This class will prepare you for a successful and rewarding breastfeeding experience. You will learn how to prepare for breastfeeding, how to hold your baby, how often and how long to feed, how to avoid common problems and much more. Class fee includes participant and partner. Coaches are encouraged to attend. Register online at AAMCevents.com.

Breastfeeding Support Group
When: June 28
Time: 9-11am
Where: AAMC Sajak Pavilion, 2nd floor, 2002 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Md. 21401
FREE
Breastfeeding mothers are welcome to this gathering held the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Group is led by a Certified Lactation Consultant. Discussion topics vary and are frequently determined by the participants. Program is very informal and welcoming to breastfeeding mothers regardless of experience or degree of commitment. Bring the baby! Grandmothers and care providers are also welcome. Register online at AAMCevents.com.

Car Seat 101
When: June 25
Time: 6-8:30pm
Where: Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, 7th Floor, Annapolis, Md. 21401
Fee: $25
Many children ride in car seats that are either inappropriate for their size, improperly installed, or the children are incorrectly secured in the seats. This very important clinic teaches expectant families how to properly install the car seat and secure the child in the car seat. Participants will see the steps to properly installing a car seat and have a chance to practice “hand-on” as well. You are encouraged to bring your own car seat. The class registration and fee is for two participants If you are expecting, we strongly recommend that you have your car seat installation checked at least six to eight weeks prior to your due date. Register online at AAMCevents.com.

Bodyworks
When: June 25
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, 7th Floor, Annapolis, Md. 21401
Fee: $50
BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of young adolescents (approximately ages 9 to 16) improve family eating and activity habits. Using the BodyWorks Toolkit, the program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on-tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight. This is an eight-week program and is for the parents/caregivers; a few of the classes will be for the children as well. Please call 443-481-6122 with questions about the program. Financial assistance is available if necessary. Register online at AAMCevents.com.