Upcoming Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise

May 24, 2-6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmers’ Market. Join us for the HCGH Farmers Market every Friday. Keep your family healthy with fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese, eggs, meat and other farm products grown and produced on local Howard County Farms. New vendors this year include Misty Meadows Milk and a jewelry vendor once a month. Market is at the rear of Visitor Lot C at HCGH.

May 25, 10-11:30. Together We Thrive. Patient support group offered for men and women diagnosed with cancer, where participants can share, explore, and be encouraged in a safe environment. This group meets the 4th Saturday of each month. FREE. HCGH Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.  Call 410 740-5858 for more information and to register.

June 1, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Men’s Health  & Fitness Fest. Join us for the 5th Annual Howard County Men’s Health & Fitness Fest. Live music, fitness demos, free screenings, information on prostate health, resources from health and fitness professionals and opportunities to rain with our fitness experts. Come dressed to play! FREE. Howard High School.

June 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Heart of a Woman- Taking Charge of Your Own Cardiovascular Health. Join Johns Hopkins cardiologist Lili Barouch, M.D., as she discusses the importance of heart health for women. Learn how to reduce your risk of heart disease and identify key warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served. Call 1 877 546-1009 to register. 

June 4, 3:30 p.m.  Caregiver’s Support Group. Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. or the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.- noon. FREE. Registration is required.  Call the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at 410 740-5858 for more information.

June 4, 10:00 a.m.  Ask A Pharmacist. Bring your medications, vitamins, and herbals to our Johns Hopkins Outpatient pharmacist and learn more about them. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive. FREE. Registration required.

June 6, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Advance Directives. What are Advance Directives?  Who needs them? How do you get them?  Come to this free class to learn the answers to these questions and more. You will have the opportunity to leave the class with completed documents.  Also, learn what it means to appoint, or to be appointed, a health care agent. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive. FREE. Registration required.

 June 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Medicare 101: What You Can Expect From Medicare. Are you currently on Medicare or soon will be? Do you provide care to someone covered by Medicare? This presentation will review Original Medicare (Part A Hospital and Part B Medical) and Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D). Learn what is covered, your costs, available benefit programs and how the programs work. Presented by the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Howard County Office on Aging. Register or call 410-740-7601.