Shore Health System – May Calendar Items

May 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, Dorchester General Hospital, main lobby, 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 or 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.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Monday, May 4, 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.

Us Too Prostate Support Group
Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 pm, Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. Topic: PSA – What is it and what does it mean? Presented by urologist John Foley, MD. FREE. For more information, call Sharon Richter, RN, 410-820-6800, ext 108.

Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 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.
Mended Hearts Support Group
Thursday, May 21, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton, Freeman Outpatient Center conference room. Topic: Chronic Pain Management. FREE. For more information, call 410-228-5511, ext. 8201 or 410-822-1000, ext. 5208.

Stroke Survivor Support Group
Wednesday, May 27, 2:00 pm, Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation Center, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. 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.
Labor & Delivery I, II, III
Saturday, May 9, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. An overview of pregnancy and birth. Spouses and birthing coaches encouraged to attend.

Big Brother & Big Sister
Saturday, May 16, 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.

Infant CPR
Monday, May 18, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Basic infant CPR class. This is not a certification course.

New Mom, New Baby & Infant Safety
Saturday, May 30, 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.

Classes

Seated Yoga for Cancer Patients and Family Members
Wednesday, May 13, May 27, June 10, June 24, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Shore Regional Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. Led by Anne Pogue, LMT, MA. Learn gentle exercises to increase energy, strength and flexibility while also reducing stress and anxiety. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call Pam Black, 410-820-6800, ext. 110.

Look Good…Feel Better
Monday, May 18, 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.

Why We Meditate
Tuesday, May 19, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Center for Integrative Medicine, 607-B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Learn the benefits of mindfulness meditation. Instructor: Larissa Kitenko, PharmD. FREE. To register, call 410-770-9400.

A Day of Mindfulness
Saturday, May 30, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Talbot Hospice House, Cynwood Drive, Easton. Fee: $55 before May 15, $65 thereafter. An opportunity to learn a meditation technique that promotes tranquility, mental clarity and stress reduction. To register, call the Center for Integrative Medicine, 410-770-9400.

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. Anyone interested in participating in a class must make an appointment for a pre-assessment prior to the start of the session. For more information, call 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5757.

Events

Everything is $6 Sale
Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Dorchester General Hospital, main lobby, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Tote bags, scarves, belts, umbrellas and watches, all $6. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary to benefit programs and services of the hospital.

Shore Kids Camp
Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16, 8:45 am to 4:00 pm, Calhoun MEBA Engineering School, 27050 St. Michaels Road, Easton. Open to children ages 7-12 years with diabetes or asthma, this camp focuses on promoting development of self-management skills through a positive day camp environment. Fee: $75; scholarships available. For more information and to register, call 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5231.

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