Calendar

April 06, 2007

Events

Coping with Alzheimer's -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, will sponsor free sessions at local senior centers throughout this month. For a list of other times and locations, call 410-887-2594.

Dinner with the Doc: Back Pain -- Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia / Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Carr, Harbor Hospital orthopaedic spine specialist. A light dinner will be served. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Registration required. 410-350-2563.

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.

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. Participants meet at the mall's information desk. Free. 888-746-2852.

Screenings

Hearing -- Harbor Hospital LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. / 10 a.m. Tuesday. Free. Registration required. 410-350-2563.

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 40-65 who meet income requirements. Free. 443-777-8138.

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.

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 Monday. For those with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis. 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. / noon Tuesday. 410-368-2246.

Parkinson's disease -- Johns Hopkins Green Spring Station, 10753 Falls Road, Lutherville / 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Thursday. 410-955-8795.

Clutterers Anonymous -- St. John's of Hamilton Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue / 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 410-254-3245.

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

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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