Calendar

December 08, 2006

Events

Flu shots -- J.R. Jones Conference Room, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel / Shots will be given to those 65 and older and people at greater risk for the flu. No appointments. First-come, first-served. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday. 410-792-7636.

Am I OK to Drive? -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging, in partnership with St. Joseph Medical Center, will offer free seminars for drivers 65 and older at area senior centers through this month. Instructors will teach ways to identify signs of driving impairment and plan safer driving routines. For times and locations, call 410-887-3423.

Classes

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. Registration: 443-849-2036.

Exercise

Walking program -- Harbor Hospital, held at the Centre at Glen Burnie, 6711 Ritchie Highway / 8 a.m.-10 a.m. daily. 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.

Screenings

Blood pressure screenings -- Western Howard County Senior Center, 2398 Route 97, Cooksville / 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesday. No appointment necessary. Free. 410-740-7601.

Breast and cervical screenings -- Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover St. / Screenings for women ages 40 to 64 who meet income requirements and live in the city. Free. 410-350-2001.

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.

Support groups

Thyroid cancer -- Sinai Hospital Cancer Institute, Conference Room, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave. / 10:30 a.m.-noon tomorrow. 410-601-4688.

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. / For those with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis. Noon Monday. 410-350-8255.

Stroke -- Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie / 6 p.m. Tuesday. 410-787-4118.

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

Parkinson's disease -- Johns Hopkins Green Spring Station, 10753 Falls Road, Lutherville / 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Thursday. 410-955-8975.

For calendar listings, e-mail releases four weeks in advance to healthcalendar@baltsun.com or mail typed news releases to Health Calendar, Features, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.

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