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Here's what's on the calendar this month at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

Wednesday, October 4

10:30am to noon - The Tate Cancer Center Survivorship Program offers therapeutic yoga for cancer patients. Both patients and caregivers are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Chair yoga and deep breathing will also be offered. The program is free. Bring water. Reservations are not requested but encouraged. For more information, call 410-302-7663. (Executive Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 128).

4:30pm to 5:30pm Preventing Diabetes: A diabetes educator will lead a one-hour class discussing factors leading to diabetes and lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes and improve overall health. The class is free but reservations are requested. To register or for more information, call 410-787-4940. (Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM BWMC, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223). This class will also be offered on Friday, October 13, from 2:00-3:00pm and Tuesday, October 24, from 10:00-11:00am.

 

Tuesday, October 10

6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Stroke Support Group meets to discuss stroke recovery and prevention in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center (301 Hospital Drive, third floor). For more information, call 410-787-4732.

 

Wednesday, October 11

8:30am to noon - Free blood pressure screening at Harundale Presbyterian Church (Eastway and Guilford Road in Glen Burnie). Reservations are not requested.

2:00pm to 3:00pm - Lactation support group open to all breastfeeding mothers (301 Hospital Drive, 3 South classroom). Reservations are not requested and children are welcome. For more information, call 410-595-1782.

6:00pm to 8:00pm - The University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness offers a free surgical weight loss education seminar. (Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, 301 Hospital Drive, third floor). Registration is required by calling 410-328-8940. For more information about the University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness, visit www.umm.edu/weightloss.

 

Friday, October 13

9:00am to 2:30pm - American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by UM BWMC. To schedule an appointment to make a life-saving donation, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or UM BWMC’s marketing and communications department at 410-787-4367. (Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, 301 Hospital Drive, third floor).

 

Saturday, October 14

10:00am to 2:00pm - Fit for Fall Health Fair at St. Bernadette Parish (801 Stevenson Road, Severn). Free community health fair with health screenings, wellness education and flu shots for the whole family (ages 3 and older). For more information, call 410-553-8103.

 

Monday, October 16

10:00am to noon - Look Good, Feel Better: a free program offered by the American Cancer Society in collaboration with the Personal Care Products Council, The Perfect Fit by Maria and UM BWMC. Designed for women dealing with hair loss and/or skin changes from cancer treatment. During this workshop, attendees will learn specific techniques to make the most of their appearance while undergoing treatment. (Tate Cancer Center, 305 Hospital Drive, first-floor conference room). Preregistration is requested by calling 1-800-227-2345.

 

Wednesday, October 18

10:30am to noon - The Tate Cancer Center Survivorship Program offers therapeutic yoga for cancer patients. Both patients and caregivers are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Chair yoga and deep breathing will also be offered. The program is free. Bring water. Reservations are not requested but encouraged. For more information, call 410-302-7663. (Executive Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 128).

5:30pm to 6:30pm - Diabetes Support Group meets to discuss current issues regarding diabetes management (Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM BWMC, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223). Reservations are not requested. For more information, call 410-787-4940.

6:00pm to 8:00pm - The University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness offers a weight loss surgery support group. (Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, 301 Hospital Drive, third floor). Registration is required by calling 410-328-8940. For more information about the University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness, visit www.umm.edu/weightloss. (Leo & Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center, 301 Hospital Drive, eighth floor).

 

Wednesday, October 25

8:30am to noon - Free blood pressure screening at Harundale Presbyterian Church (Eastway and Guilford Road in Glen Burnie). Reservations are not requested.

2:00pm to 3:00pm - Lactation Support Group open to all breastfeeding mothers (301 Hospital Drive, 3 South classroom). Reservations are not requested and children are welcome. For more information, call 410-595-1782.

6:00pm to 7:00pm - Type 1 Diabetes Support Group designed for adults with type 1 diabetes and their family members. This event brings community members together to share ideas, stories and concerns about living with type 1 diabetes. (Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM BWMC, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223).

6:30pm to 8:00pm - Mental Health Support Group for community members and families seeking information on psychiatric issues. Meetings are held in Room A of the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) located on the second floor of UM BWMC. Reservations are not requested. For more information, call 410-553-8070.

 

Thursday, October 26

6:00pm to 7:00pm - *NEW* Ostomy Support Group – for anyone with a urinary or fecal diversion (an ostomy), their family members or support people, patients with Crohn’s disease or colitis, or anyone looking for ostomy advice and support. The program covers topics that include ostomy options, hygiene and maintenance, psychosocial issues, recommendations and local resources. In addition to a presentation, participants are encouraged to share experiences and helpful tips in open discussion. (Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, 301 Hospital Drive, third floor). Call 410-787-4578 or 410-787-4579 for more information.

For more information, contact the community outreach department at 410-553-8103 or visit www.mybwmc.org.


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