Southern Maryland wellness calendar,April 4-April 11

April 3, 2013

“Lunch and Learn” This week's program is “A Living Legacy: Learn the Facts . . . Dispel the Myths.” Noon-1 p.m. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. $10, includes lunch. 410-535-8233.

“Healthier Hearts” support group A new heart-disease-oriented support group for people who have had a heart transplant, coronary artery bypass grafts, valve repair or replacement, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction (heart attack) or the insertion of a stent. Thursday, 1-2 p.m. Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. Free. 301-609-4000.

“Yoga for Better Breathing” classes A 10-week “seated yoga” course for those with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), high blood pressure or depression. Thursday, 6-6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. $50. 301-475-6019.

“Guiding Good Choices” parenting workshop An interactive five-session series for parents and their children, ages 9-14. The goal is to head off depression and substance abuse. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-6019.

Special-diets support group For those living with celiac disease or other food allergies. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-6019.

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

Caregivers support group For anyone caring for a disabled loved one. Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. Free. 301-475-6019.

“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.

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

Body composition analysis For people looking to start a new fitness plan. By appointment. St. Mary’s Hospital, 25500 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown. $15. 301-475-6019.

Ostomy support group Offered by Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency, First Sunday of each month, 2-4 p.m. at the agency, 7627 Leonardtown Rd., Hughesville, Call Amber Fowler, 800-656-4343, Ext. 227.

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

“Tobacco Road Show” An interactive program, offered by Calvert Memorial Hospital, to teach children, 6-16, the effects of tobacco use. Call for information on scheduling a show. 410-414-4572. Free.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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