Classes & Events to Make You Well & Wise

September 13, 2-6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmers’ Market. Join us every Friday for the HCGH Farmers Market. 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.

September 13, 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Living With Diabetes. Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes or have you been living with diabetes and would like to improve your health? Our diabetes specialists will teach you how to change your habits, give you practical, attainable solutions for staying healthy 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. Choose a day program or a condensed evening program. Day classes are held Friday and the following Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Most insurance plans cover all or part of this program.  The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at Howard County General Hospital. For more information or to register, please call 443-718-3000

September 13-20, Various times and Branches. Play Partners. Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Contact your Branch for registration requirements.

September 14, 10:00 a.m. Ask A Master Gardener. Discuss gardening questions and concerns at the Miller Branch. April through September. Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (except holiday weekends). University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. Offered again 9/16, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. No registration required.

September 16, 10- 11:30 a.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, how Medicare works, and available benefit programs. Presented by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Howard County Office on Aging. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 16, 10:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. What’s the Sense?: The Five Senses. Explore the five senses and how we use them at Miller Branch. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Multi-week series. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

September 16, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring at the Glenwood Branch offered by Howard County General Hospital: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. A Well & Wise event. No registration required.

September 17 – 19, 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. All Together Now classes now available at HCLS Savage Branch Express. For more information or to register call 410.880.5975 or register online.

September 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. It’s not Breast Cancer, but What is It? Finding a lump in your breast can raise anxiety in all women. Learn from our experts about common conditions such as fibrocystic disease, fibroadenomas, hyperplasias and more. What are they, what do they mean and what are the options for treatment? Presented by Lisa Jacobs, M.D. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Breast Cancer Support Group. This group, facilitated by Mary Dowling, LCSW-C meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Free. Registration requested. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD. Call 410-740-5858 for more information.

September 17, 7:00 p.m. Introduction to Chen-style Tai Chi. Tai Chi Chuan, a Chinese martial art developed more than 300 years ago, has been described as meditation in motion. Learn about the Chen family style of Tai Chi at the Miller Branch. Presented by certified Tai Chi instructor Chuck Cabrera. A Well & Wise event. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

September 18, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Living With Diabetes. Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes or have you been living with diabetes and would like to improve your health? Our diabetes specialists will teach you how to change your habits, give you practical, attainable solutions for staying healthy 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. Choose a day program or a condensed evening program. Day classes are held Friday and the following Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Most insurance plans cover all or part of this program.  The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at Howard County General Hospital. For more information or to register, please call 443-718-3000

September 18, 7 p.m. Food for Thought Book Discussion: Mediterranean Cooking. Borrow a cookbook from HCLS, prepare a few recipes at home, and discuss your experiences at Glenwood Branch. Light refreshments provided. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.

September 20, 10:30 a.m. Care Giver’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. (Saturday group is on hiatus for the summer). FREE. Registration is required.  Call the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at 410 740-5858 for more information. 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 21, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Essentials in Babysitting. $50. Teens 11-14 will learn to manage children, create a safe environment, and apply basic emergency techniques. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 21, 10:30 a.m. Care Giver’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. (Saturday group is on hiatus for the summer). FREE. Registration is required.  Call the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at 410 740-5858 for more information. 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 22, 10 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. CUTS Against Cancer- Annual Haircut-a-thon benefitting the Howard County General Hospital Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.  Lobbies of the Medical Pavilion at Howard County, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 23, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Adult, Child  & Infant CPR and AED. $55. Learn the skills needed to clear an airway obstruction, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Quilting Support Group for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month to learn quilting and hand piecing techniques and to for time to work on projects. Free. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD. Call 410-740-5858 for more information.

September 24 or September 26. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Prenatal Exercise Taught by a Certified Instructor. Physician permission required. Eight-week session beginning Tuesdays on 9/24, 6:30–7:30 p.m. or Thursdays on 9/26, 6:30–7:30 p.m. $88/eight sessions. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Smoke-Free Lungs. Education and support for those wanting to quit or who have quit. Attend one or all sessions. 9/26, 10/17 or 11/14. Free. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Living with Breast Cancer Support Group. This group facilitated by Mary Dowling, LCSW-C for patients with a stage IV cancer diagnosis meets each fourth Thursday of the month. Registration requested. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD. Call 410-740-5858 for more information.

September 28, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. “Adults: Navigating to Better Health” Health Fair. Participate in essential screenings including total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index. Receive information on heart disease and diabetes prevention as well as healthy lifestyle demonstrations, healthy food and gifts that promote good health. Free. At the Mall in Columbia (The Columbia Mall).

September 30, 10-11:30 a.m. Medicare 102: Why Medicare Isn’t Enough. Learn about Medicare Advantage/Health Plans (Part C) and Medicare Supplement Policies (Medigap). What should you consider when deciding which Medicare choices are right for you? Understand how plans vary, your costs, and when is the best time to enroll. Learn how to protect yourself and Medicare from healthcare fraud. Presented by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Howard County Office on Aging. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

 


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