Southern Maryland wellness calendar,Jan. 17-24

January 17, 2013

Diabetes program Learn about managing glucose levels, medications, nutrition and testing. Friday, 11 a.m.-noon, Civista Medical Center, 5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. Free. 301-609-4000.

“Ask the Nurse” Question-and-answer sessions on general health and medical issues, with information about classes and seminars. Free; 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., North Beach. 410-257-2549. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-4606.

Gentle yoga Tuesdays at 11 a.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4535 Piney Church Rd., Waldorf. 301-934-2883. Free.

Zumba exercise classes A fundraiser for the rescue squad. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, 43256 Rescue Lane. 301-737-2336. $7; five classes, $25.

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

Diabetes management class Wednesday, 9a.m.-4 p.m., KeepWell Center, Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. Registration: 410-535-8233.

Aphasia support group For survivors of stroke or brain injury. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Civista Medical Center,
5 Garrett Ave., La Plata. 301-609-4000. $15 per session. Registration required.

Breast-feeding support group Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nurturing Necessities, Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. Free.

Smoking cessation classes Sponsored by Calvert Memorial Hospital. Wednesdays through Feb. 6. 410-535-5400, Ext. 358. Free. Registration required.

Nutrition counseling Participants keep track of their food intake for three days and then receive counseling. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-535-8233. $25. Registration required.

Colorectal cancer screening For Charles County men and woman ages 50-64 who have limited insurance coverage. Information and scheduling: 301-609-6843.

Free exams and mammograms For women 40 and younger. St. Mary’s County Health Department, 21580 Peabody St., Leonardtown. For eligibility information, call Mary Hansley, 301-475-4391.

Cardiac/pulmonary rehab program Supervised monitoring to improve quality of life. Calvert Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick. 410-414-4527. Registration required.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith

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