Health Notes


July 07, 2006

Sports health classes offered

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department is offering classes on sports health at the Recreation Center gym:

Toddler and preschooler open gym for ages 5 and under. Slides, tunnels, mats and balls. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drop-in fee: $2.

Introduction to soccer for ages 4 to 6. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $55.

Soccer basics for ages 3 and 4 with a parent. Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fee: $45.

"Be Active Together," parent-and-child interactive physical activity with nutrition lessons for ages 4 to 6. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. A class for ages 7 to 9 will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $45 per pair.

"What's Cooking? Introduction to Healthy Foods That Taste Good" for ages 4 to 6. Saturdays, 10 to 10:45 a.m., A class for ages 7 to 9 will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Fee: $40.

"When It's Too Cold or Wet to Walk Outside, Stop by the Gym." Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Free.

Adult Pilates workouts. Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fee: $50.

Hatha yoga, beginning and continuing-level course. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and noon to 1:15 p.m. Fee: $65.

Therapeutic yoga, strengthening body and enhancing breathing with gentle stretching. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Fee: $65.

Information and registration: 410-263-7958.

Harbor Hospital has support groups

Harbor Hospital of Baltimore offers these support groups:

Adult Day Care Center: Medical day care for frail, elderly and mentally disabled adults, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 410-350-8260.

Lung Cancer Support Group: for lung cancer patients and their families, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, LifeResource Center Library. 410-350-3163.

Arm-in-Arm: for breast cancer patients and their families, 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, LifeResource Center Library. 410-987-4316.

Bay Bridge Breathers: for people with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis, noon, second Mondays, LifeResource Center Auditorium.

Harbor Hikers: informal walk-on-your-own program for people seeking heart-healthy exercise, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with free blood-pressure screenings from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays at the Centre at Glen Burnie.

Marley Milers: informal walking program, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily at Marley Station mall. Information: 410-350- 2563.

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