April 07, 2006


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.


Smoking cessation -- Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., / 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday. Free. Information and registration, 410-532-4100.

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


Walking program -- Harbor Hospital, held at the Centre at Glen Burnie (formerly Glen Burnie Mall), 6711 Ritchie Highway / Daily, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free. Registration required. 410-350- 8255.

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.

Medical fitness -- Union Memorial Hospital, 201 E. University Parkway / A physician-referred program for people who can benefit from clinical supervision during exercise. Registration: 410- 554-2877.


Wellness screenings -- Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave. / University of Maryland School of Medicine workers will administer blood pressure and heart screenings, analyze risk of diabetes and review family history. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday. No registration necessary. 410-542-4900, ext. 247.

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.

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.

Restless legs syndrome -- First Floor Pavilion Room, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Ave. / 2 p.m. Tomorrow. 410-321-0349.

Shy bladder -- Arundel Mills Mall, Hanover / 11 a.m. Sunday. 410-868-7975.

Bay Bridge Breathers -- Harbor Hospital's LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. / Noon on Monday. For those with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis. 410-350- 8255.

Adults with epilepsy -- Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon / 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. 410-828-7700, ext. 1247.

Cardiac patients -- St. Agnes Hospital's Community Room A, 900 S. Caton Ave. / 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 410-368-2246.

Parkinsons disease -- Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station, 10753 Falls Road, Brooklandville / 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. 410-832-2719.

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