Meritus Health would like you to be aware of the numerous health and wellness-related events, classes, seminars and support groups that are coming up this Fall and Winter in the area. Please note that many of these activities will take place at either Meritus Medical Center or Robinwood Medical Center – unless otherwise noted. Reserve your space and get location information by calling the contact number listed with each specific event.
2012 Meritus Health Directory
2012: Dec. 4
2013: Feb. 19, April 30, June 4, Aug. 20, Oct. 29, Dec. 3
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Meritus Medical Center Imaging Dept. FREE to adults older than 55, Registration required. Call 301-790-8946.
AARP Driver Safety Program
Course covers changes associated with aging, thorough review of the rules of the road. No driving or written tests. Nov. 10, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 122B. $12/AARP members, $14/non-members. Register with Commission on Aging and get information on dates, times and locations at 301-790-0275, x220.
Parenting and Child Health Classes
Topics include: Preparing for Multiples, Preparing to be a Grandparent, Teen Pregnancy and Childbirth Education, Prepared Childbirth, Sibling Class, Breastfeeding, Childhood Nutrition, Newborn Care and Car Seat Safety.
Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 122
Costs vary by program. Register and get information on dates and times at 301.790.8907.
NEW Online Prepared Childbirth Class to take at your convenience. Call 301.790.8907 for details.
Sugar Plum Father-Daughter Dance
Annual fundraiser for Meritus Healthcare Foundation. Dec. 1.
Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, Hagerstown, 6:00 pm, $50. Registration and information at 301-790-8631.
Annual fundraiser for Meritus Healthcare Foundation. Dec. 4
Robinwood Professional Center, $12. Registration and information at 301-790-8631.
Smoking Cessation: Beat The Pack program
Jan. 10, 17, 24, 2013,
Noon-1 p.m. Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 122A, FREE. Register at 301-790-8907.
Dec. 6, 2012, Feb. 5, 2013, Robinwood Professional Center. Register in advance at www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code “Robinwood.”
Breast Cancer Screenings
Includes clinical exams, education, transportation if needed. Locations, dates and times vary.
Call 301.665.4671 for information.
Funded by the MD Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureŽ and Avon Foundation for Women. Collaborators: John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Awareness-CV and Washington Co. Health Department’s BCCP.
Meritus Health Mall Walkers Program
Walk-With-Ease Program (evidenced-based)
Robinwood Professional Center.
$10. Register and get information on dates and times at 301.790.8907.
Meritus Nutrition and Diabetes (MEND) Center for Diabetes Education, Management and Support:
• Monthly Core Diabetes Self-Management Education Course
• Individual Education and Training
• Glucose monitor training and pattern management
• Insulin start program
• Insulin Pump Management Course
• Continuous Glucose Monitoring Workshops
• Gestational and Post-Partum Classes
• Carbohydrate counting class
• Individual nutritional counseling
• Medically managed weight loss with diabetes
• Ongoing support for managing diabetes
Call 301-714-4041 for dates, times, cost and coverage.
Meritus Diabetes Center’s Diabetes Self-Management
Education program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association for meeting/exceeding the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Self-Management Program (evidence-based). Begins Jan. 4, 2013 and runs for 7 weeks. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Meritus Endocrinology Center. Free with option to purchase materials for $35. Register at 301-790-8907.
NOTE:MEND Education Center's Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for
Third Tuesday of each month, 6-7 p.m.,
Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 122.
Information at 301-714-4044.
Concerned Persons Group
If you are lost, confused or stressed because of a loved one’s addiction or substance abuse problem, this group can help you understand the disease of addiction, teach you what you can do to help yourself and your loved one and provide emotional support.
Wednesdays. 6-7 p.m., Meritus Health Behavioral Health Services (Orange entrance, follow the signs), Free, No registration required. Information at 301-766-7600.
Second Wind Group
Support for people with chronic lung disease,
Second Tuesday of each month. 2:30 p.m.
Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown. Information at 301-790-8194.
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