Shore Health System – January Calendar Items

January 2009 Events
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 Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital. No appointment needed.

Every Tuesday and Friday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, lobby of Dorchester General Hospital, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. FREE. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Dorchester General Hospital. 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 and 410-822-1000, ext. 5387 to schedule an appointment.

Support Groups
Cancer Support Groups
Cancer support groups meet 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 of Delmarva and Shore Regional Cancer Center.

Cancer patients and survivors, every Thursday, 5:00 pm

“Daytimers” for cancer patients, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am to noon

“Cancer Partners” for family and other caregivers, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Us Too Prostate Support Group
Tuesday, January 13, 6:30 pm, Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. FREE. For more information, call Sharon Richter, RN, 410-820-6800, ext 108.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Monday, January 5, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Talbot Hospice House, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton. This monthly meeting is a resource for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death. FREE. For more information, contact Tina Basel, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5351.

Mended Hearts Support Group
Thursday, January 15, 7:00 pm, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. For more information, call 410-228-5511, ext. 8201 or 410-822-1000, ext. 5208.

Better Breathers Support Group
Tuesday, January 20, 2:00 pm, Memorial Hospital Board Room, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. FREE. For more information, call 410- 822-1000, ext. 5208 or 410-228-5111, ext. 8201.

Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, 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. 5286.

Stroke Survivor Support Group
Wednesday, January 28, 2:00 pm, St. Michaels Library, 106 Fremont Street. FREE. For more information, call 410- 822-1000 or 410-228-551, 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.

Infant CPR
Monday, January 12, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Basic infant CPR class. This is not a certification course.

Big Brother & Big Sister
Saturday, January 17, 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.

New Mom, New Baby & Infant Safety
Saturday, January 24, 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.
 
Labor & Delivery I, II, III
Saturday, January 3, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. An overview of pregnancy and birth. Spouses and birthing coaches encouraged to attend.

Classes

Life Steps Weight Management Class

A 10-week course that addresses proper eating and behavior modification for weight loss. Class begins Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 9:00 am at Dorchester General Hospital, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge and 2:00 pm at Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. FEE: $45. Register by January 16; call 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5208 .

Look Good…Feel Better
Monday, January 19, 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.

Events

Grand Opening Celebration
Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Shore Health System and Transplant Clinic, Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Come for tours and refreshments. RSVP by calling Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222

Robin Hood Shop Sale
January 26 through January 31, 9:00am to 4:00pm, 416 High Street, Cambridge. Select items will be half price. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary to benefit programs and services of the hospital. For more information, call 410-228-6339.

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