The county Heath Department is offering a free newsletter on women's health issues. The newsletter can be downloaded off the web at www.aahealth.org, or by calling 410-222-7979.
Baltimore Washington Medical Center and O'Malley Senior Center will celebrate a successful year of walking for health by the O'Malley Marchers at 9 a.m. Friday at the Wheels Skating Rink, 1200 Odenton Road, Odenton. 410-787-4367.
Pilates at Excel will offer a free trial mat class Sept. 6. at 2001 Tidewater Colony Drive. 410-897-0550, or www. excelpilatres.com.
Membership is required. 410-222-1818.
Cancer support group:
A twice-monthly cancer support group for patients and their families will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the second and third Wednesday of each month in the first-floor conference room, DeCesaris Cancer Institute, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. 443-481-6848.
Breast cancer support:
Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering a new breast cancer support group for patients and their spouses. The group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the library of the Breast Center, Sajak Pavilion. 443-481-5318.
Blood pressure screenings:
Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer free blood pressure screenings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month in the hospital's main lobby, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. 410-787-4367.
A 15-hour class on using communication skills to reach good decisions and effectively control your life is being offered by Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Aug. 31, Suite 130, Heritage Center, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis. Cost is $135. Reservations. 410-266-9033.
Health insurance for children:
Income-eligible families can apply for prescriptions, hospital care, delivery services and prenatal and pediatric care through managed care organizations. Applications may be obtained by calling the county Health Department at 410- 222-4792.
The WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program provides free food, such as milk, cheese, juice, eggs, cereal, beans and iron-fortified formula to help infants, children and pregnant women in need. To qualify for the program, you must meet income guidelines, have a need for the food and be a county resident. 410-222-6797.
Family planning services:
The county Health Department offers free pregnancy tests, counseling, low-cost gynecological exams, lab tests and low-cost birth control supplies. Call 410-222-7144 for an appointment at a health center.
County residents who need help with an alcohol or substance-abuse problem can call Adult Addictions Services at 410-222-7428 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Methadone maintenance services for opiate-addicted adults are also available.
Case management services are being offered by the county Health Department for county residents with HIV or AIDS. Information on the personal, free and confidential service may be obtained by calling 410-222-7108.
Mental health services:
Outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services are being offered by the county Health Department for 5- to 18-year-olds and their families who don't have private health insurance. For mental health services, call 410-222-6785; for substance abuse, call 410- 222-6725 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Keeping kids safe:
The county Health Department is offering a free newsletter, "Building Blocks," which advises child care workers and parents about car safety seats and other ways children can be kept healthy and safe. The newsletter may be obtained by calling the Learn to Live Line at 410-222-7979, or on the Web site at www.aahealth. org.
Anne Arundel Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays at the Brooklyn Park library, 1 E. 11th Ave.