Calendar

March 31, 2006

Events

Medicare prescription plan education -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging, in partnership with the National Council of Aging and Access to Benefits Coalition, will offer free seminars in county senior centers through mid-April. Registration required. 410-887-2594.

Classes

Type 2 diabetes -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, 6569 N. Charles St., Physician's Pavilion West, Room 300, Towson / Days and times vary. Information and registration: 443-849- 2036.

Stress reduction -- University of Maryland Integrative Medicine at Kernan Hospital, 2200 Kernan Drive / 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Fridays. 410-448-6271.

Exercise

Indoor walking program -- Wheels Skating Center, 1200 Odenton Road, Odenton / Co-sponsored by Baltimore Washington Medical Center and O'Malley Senior Center. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Free. Registration required. 410-222-6227.

Indoor walking program -- White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd. / Sponsored by Franklin Square Hospital Center, Mommies in Motion invites new mothers to bring their babies (in strollers) and learn exercise routines. Expectant mothers also welcome. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Participants meet at the mall's information desk. Free. 888-746-2852.

Medical fitness -- Union Memorial Hospital, 201 E. University Parkway / A physician-referred program for people who can benefit from clinical supervision during exercise, such as those with arthritis, asthma, cancer and diabetes. Registration: 410- 554-2877.

Screenings

Breast and cervical screenings -- Union Memorial Hospital, 201 E. University Parkway, or Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover St. / Annual screenings for Baltimore residents ages 50 to 64 who meet income requirements. Free. For times and dates of screenings at either hospital: 410-350-2001.

Blood pressure screenings -- Good Samaritan Hospital's Good Health Center, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd. / Free. No appointment necessary. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 410-532-4100.

Breast and cervical screenings -- Franklin Square Hospital Center, 9000 Franklin Square Drive / Screenings for women ages 40 to 65 who meet income requirements. Free. 443-777- 8138.

STD screenings -- Chase Brexton Health Services, 1001 Cathedral St. / Free. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 410-837-2050, ext. 1240.

Support groups

ALS -- St. Johns Episcopal Church, Center for Ministry and Education Auditorium, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City / 1 p.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow. 301-978-9855.

Crohns disease and colitis -- St. Joseph Medical Center, Canticle Room, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / 7 p.m. Monday. 410-337-1479.

Breast cancer -- HopeWell Cancer Support, 10628 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday. 410- 832-2719.

Lung cancer -- Harbor Hospital's LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. / 7 p.m. Tuesday. 410-350-8255.

New mothers -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays. For mothers of infants up to 5 months old. 410-337-1880.

Parkinson's disease -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 301-776-3426.

Bipolar disorder -- Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road / 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.

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