Breastfeeding Mothers will discuss topics determined by the participants and directed by a certified lactation consultant. Bring the baby, grandparents and care providers. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the Sajak Pavilion, 2nd floor, 2002 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. Register online at AAMCevents.com.
Breast cancer A support group for patients, families and caregivers. The program will be lead by a licensed counselor and a registered nurse. The group will meet the third Tuesday of every month at Kent Island, Anne Arundel Diagnostics, lobby, Chester. Information: contact the DeCesaris Patient and Family support program 1-800-966-2619. Register online at AAMCevents.com.
Trauma recovery The group focuses on empowerment, learning new skills for managing the effects of trauma and building healthy relationships. Anne Arundel Medical Center's in-house Abuse and Domestic Violence Program has professional trained staff. The group meets 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at the Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, seventh floor, Annapolis. Information: 443-481-1209.
The Joslin Circle A diabetes support group discusses issues regarding management of the disease. The group meets 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month in the Joslin Diabetes Center, Suite 223, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4940.
Man-to-Man prostate cancer Offers information about diagnosis, treatment and management. The group meets 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month in the Tate Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 305 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4367 or the American Cancer Society 410-421-4304.
Stroke Meets to discuss stroke recovery and prevention from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4457.
Caregivers Provides information, respite and support to people who give care to family and friends. The group meets 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Heritage Office Complex in the Department of Aging and Disabilities office, fourth floor, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis.
Joint School A free session on the preparation, recovery and benefits of hip- and knee-replacement surgery will be held at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every other month at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information and reservations: 410-553-8282.
Suicide support group For ages 18 and older meets monthly on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Life Center, 445 Defense Highway in Annapolis. Registration is required. Information: 410-987-2129.
'Stepping Stones' A support group for children ages 8-13 who are grieving the loss of a loved one meets from 10 a.m. to noon monthly on Saturdays at the Life Center, 445 Defense Highway in Annapolis. Registration is required. Information: 410-987-2129.
Mental Health A support group for community members and families seeking information about psychiatric issues. The programs discusses depression, anxiety, addiction and bipolar disorder. The group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month in Room A of the Partial Hospitalization Program, second floor, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive. Information: 410-553-8070 or 410-787-4627.
Diabetes support group is open to all people with diabetes and their families to better understand living with diabetes will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 19 in the Center for Diabetes and Endrocrinology at BWMC, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223. Information: 410-787-4940.
The Department of Health offers vision and hearing screenings for children in pre-school, kindergarten first and eighth grade and for students new to Anne Arundel county schools. Children in the following schools will be screened in October.
•J. Albert Adams Academy, Monday, Oct. 8
•Belle Grove Elementary, Tuesday, Oct. 9
•Eagle Cove School, Wednesday, Oct. 10
•Overlook Elementary, Thursday, Oct. 11
•Seven Oaks Elementary, Thursday Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 12
•Bright Beginning Children's Learning Center, Friday, Oct. 12
•Millersville Elementary, Oct. 15
•Mills-Parole Elementary, Oct. 15 and 16
•Arundel Middle, Oct. 16 and 17
•Solley Elementary, Oct. 17 and 18
•Beth Shalom Nursery School, Oct. 18
•Nantucket Elementary, Woodside Elementary, Oct. 22 and 23
•Georgetown East Elementary, Oct. 24 and 25
•MacArthur Middle, Oct. 25 and 26
•Belvedere Elementary, Chesapeake Bay Middle, Oct. 30 and 31
For additional information, contact Kim Roussey, vision and hearing technician supervisor, 410-222-6838.