Upcoming Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise

Monday, Jan 14. 5:30-9:00 p.m. Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED 2013. This course will teach you the skills needed to clear an airway obstruction, perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). At the successful completion of this course, you will earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card.  This course is for community members and does not meet the qualifications for health care provider. $55.

January 17, 2013. 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Eyes of Children. Learn about your child’s vision and how it impacts learning. Pediatric opthalmologist Anya Trumler, M.D. will discuss eye health and safety, common complaints and what you can do. The Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia 21044.

January 18. 8:30 a.m. -2: 30 p.m. or January 23. 6:00- 9:00 p.m. Living with Diabetes. If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes–or even if you have been living with diabetes for some time and would like to make a commitment to improve your health–this course will teach you how to change your habits and will give you practical, attainable solutions for staying healthy. Our diabetes specialists will not tell you what to do–instead they will empower you with information and design a diabetes management plan to fit your lifestyle. 
Living with Diabetes is a two-day, interactive, group course taught by an endocrinologist, diabetes nurse educator, dietitian, psychologist, podiatrist, and exercise specialist.  The class is held at The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at Howard County General Hospital. Choose either a day program or a condensed evening program. Day classes will be held Friday and the following Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Evening classes are held Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Most insurance plans cover all or part of this program. For more information or to register, please call 443-718-3000.

January 21, 2013. 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Looking to Lose Weight? In part one of our Healthy Weight, Healthy You series, our certified nutritionist and registered dietitian will discuss physiology and health challenges that affect your weight. Learn to plan meals that taste great, provide balance in your diet, and promote health. Free

January 12. 10:00 a.m.  Incredible Honey Bees with the Howard County Beekeepers. Learn about honeybees and beekeeping. FREE

January 20. 2:00 p.m.   Meet Our Local Farmers: Learn about farming, harvests, buying tips, markets and CSAs.  FREE! Come meet our local farmers. We have invited farmers who sell at our county markets, who provide us with CSAs and farm stand produce, plants, cheese and fruit to come set up a mini market. They will also be discussing why they farm here, what they love most about their choice to work the land in and around Howard County.   Farmers with CSAs will be answering questions and signing up anyone interested. Find out where to get meat, eggs, cheese, dairy and winter root veggies while our county markets are closed.  FREE Event. Families welcome.

 


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