UM BWMC December Calendar

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Wednesday, December 5

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer – Offered by the Tate Cancer Center from 10:30am to 11:30am. Patients with cancer and caregivers are welcome to this free program, and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Includes chair yoga and deep breathing. To register or for more information, call 410-302-7663. (Executive Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 128). This class is offered each Wednesday at the same time.

Cancer Survivorship Support Group – Meets from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. This free, self-care skills class and group discussion offers information and support for cancer patients and survivors. In addition to networking and peer support, the group will discuss timely topics related to treatment and care. For any type of cancer. No registration needed. For more information, call 410-553-8179. (Tate Cancer Center, first floor conference room, 305 Hospital Drive).

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group – Offered by the University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Registration is required by calling 410-328-8940. For more information, visit www.umm.edu/weightloss. (Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, 301 Hospital Drive, third floor).

Sunday, December 9

Safe Sitter – Meets from 10:00am to 4:30pm. This program helps preteens ages 11 to 13 gain confidence with babysitting skills and abilities in caring for young children in emergency and non-emergency situations. Participants will learn about child care essentials, choking child/infant rescue, preventing problem behavior, introduction to first aid and injury management. For more information, call 410-553-8103. (Y in Pasadena, 26 Magothy Beach Road, Pasadena, MD 21122).

Tuesday, December 11

Stroke Support Group – Meets from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Survivors, caregivers and community members meet to discuss stroke recovery and prevention. For more information, call 410-787-4732. (Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, 301 Hospital Drive, third floor).

Wednesday, December 12

Free Blood Pressure Screenings – From 8:30am to noon at Harundale Presbyterian Church. No registration needed. (Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie).

Look Good, Feel Better – From 1:00pm to 3:00pm, a free program offered by the American Cancer Society for women dealing with hair loss and/or skin changes from cancer treatment. During this workshop, you will learn specific techniques to help make the most of your appearance while undergoing treatment. (Tate Cancer Center, 305 Hospital Drive, 3rd floor conference room). Preregistration is requested by calling 1-800-395 LOOK (5665).

Lactation Support Group – Meets from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Open to all breastfeeding mothers and their children. No registration needed. For more information, call 410-595-1782. (301 Hospital Drive, 3 South classroom).

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

Mental Health Support Group – Meets from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Community members and families discuss helpful information on psychiatric issues. No registration needed. For more information, call 410-553-8070. (Room A of the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), 301 Hospital Drive, second floor).

Friday, December 14

Preventing Diabetes Class – From 2:00pm to 3:00pm. A diabetes educator discusses factors leading to diabetes and lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes and improve overall health. To register for this free class or for more information, call 410-787-4940. (Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM BWMC, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223).

Wednesday, December 19

Diabetes Support Group meets from 5:30pm to 6:30pm 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.

Wednesday, December 26

Lactation Support Group – Meets from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Open to all breastfeeding mothers and their children. No registration needed. For more information, call 410-595-1782. (301 Hospital Drive, 3 South classroom).

Friday, December 28

American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by UM BWMC. From 9:00am to 2:30pm. To schedule an appointment to make a life-saving donation, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or UM BWMC’s community outreach department at 410-553-8103. (Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, 301 Hospital Drive, third floor).

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