Southern Maryland wellness calendar,April 11-18

Aphasia group For those who have had a stroke or brain injury. Practice speech, reading and writing with a speech pathologist and trained volunteers. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. $15 per visit. 301-609-4000.

Heart failure self-management class Meets second Mondays, noon-2:30 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-8233.

Diabetes workshop Offered by St. Mary’s Hospital. Friday, 1-3 p.m. Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. 301-475-6019. Free.

Bariatric surgery support group Hosted by the bariatric surgery team at Washington Hospital Center. Second Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections, Outpatient Pavilion,25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019.

Cancer Awareness Day Includes screenings for prostate and skin cancer. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Mary’s Hospital,Outpatient Pavilion, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019. Free; registration needed for screenings.

Leonardtown blood drive Monday 1-6 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections,Outpatient Pavilion, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019.

Stroke survivor group Causes, recovery and prevention. Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections, Outpatient Pavilion 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019. Free.

“Ask the Nurse” Free sessions hosted by Calvert Memorial Hospital. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon: Southern Pines Senior Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby. 410-586-2748; North Beach Senior Center, 9010 Chesapeake Ave. 410-257-2549. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-4606.

Hatha yoga Traditional class for adults; take a mat. Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 888-332-4847. Free. Registration required.

Zumba exercise classes Rescue squad fundraiser. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Mechanicsville Fire Department, 28165 Hills Club Rd. 301-884-4709. $6 per class.

Weight-loss program Offered by St. Mary’s Hospital. Ten-week program focuses on goal setting, group support, food and exercise. Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections, Outpatient Pavilion, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6019. $100.

Breastfeeding support group For new mothers. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-6019.

“Lifecycles” A program on organ and tissue donation. “The Gift of Life: Learn the Fact . . . Dispel the Myths,” presented by the Living Legacy Foundation. Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, Classroom 1, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233 or 301-855-1012, Ext. 8233. Free.

“Living Well with Chronic Disease” A six-week wellness workshop for those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and anxiety. Tuesdays through May 21, 11 a.m., Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. Free; registration required.

“Dinner with the Dietician” A program, “What Is All This Talk About Gluten?” Learn about a gluten-free diet. April 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. $10.

Better Breathers Club, For those living with pulmonary disease, such as COPD. Topics include breathing techniques, home health care and exercise. April 18, noon-1 p.m., St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections, Outpatient Pavilion, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. Call Beth Slick, program facilitator, 240-434-7143.

Body composition analysis By appointment. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. $15. 301-475-6019.

Colo-rectal cancer screening For Charles County residents ages 50-64 with limited insurance coverage. Call 301-609-6843.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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