Calendar

April 27, 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 times and locations, call 410-887-2594.

JCC health fair -- Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, Meyerhoff Health and Fitness Wing Lobby, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills / Professionals will discuss various stress reduction therapies such as acupressure, acupuncture, hypnotherapy and holistic medicine. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Free. Call 410-356-5200, ext. 502.

Autoimmune related diseases forum -- Mount Washington Conference Center, 5801 Smith Ave. / Sponsored by the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free, registration required. 586-776-3900.

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

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.

Support groups

Straight spouse support -- When a spouse comes out as being gay, lesbian or transgender, the Straight Spouse Network can provide support and information. 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. tomorrow in Columbia. 301-645-1898.

Anxiety and depression -- Sheppard Pratt Hospital Room B008, 6501 N. Charles St. / 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 410-879-5909.

Autism -- Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, 1708 W. Rogers Ave. / 7 p.m. Thursday. 410-655-7933.

Parkinson's caregivers -- Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station Pavilion II, 10753 Falls Road, Lutherville. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursday. 410-955-8795.

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, Laurel / 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.

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

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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