Atlantic General Announces Education Calendar for August 2007

07-17-2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, August 1
Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education

Rite-Aid, Berlin; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Rite-Aid, Ocean Pines; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, August 3
Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health Class #1

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
A chronic disease self-management class. This 6-week workshop teaches how to better manage your condition or disease. It is for anyone who has a chronic condition or cares for someone with a chronic condition, which may be anything from heart disease or diabetes to back pain or headaches. The workshop is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. For more information or to register, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

Saturday, August 4
Free Hypertension Screenings – Ocean Pines Craft Fair

Ocean Pines Community Hall; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free blood pressure checks and health information.

Monday, August 6
Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education

Apple Discount Drugs, Berlin; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Happy Harry’s, Ocean Pines; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education
Perdue Stadium; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free hypertension screenings and health information will be provided on the concourse during the Shorebirds game.

Tuesday, August 7
Free Hypertension Clinic & Health Education

Rite-Aid, Selbyville; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Happy Harry’s, Clarksville; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

National Night Out
Flower St., Berlin; 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.and
Cypress Creek Park, Pocomoke; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A night of games and fun that includes free blood pressure checks and other health screenings by Atlantic General Hospital. Thursday,

August 9
Celiac Support Group

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Support group for those with Celiac Disease and their friends and family. For more information, please contact Betty Bellarin at 410-603-0210.

Friday, August 10
Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health Class #2

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
A chronic disease self-management class. This 6-week workshop teaches how to better manage your condition or disease. It is for anyone who has a chronic condition or cares for someone with a chronic condition, which may be anything from heart disease or diabetes to back pain or headaches. The workshop is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. For more information or to register, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

Doctor on Call
Tune in to 101.1 FM (WQMR); 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Dr. Catherine Smoot-Haselnus, an ophthalmologist with Chesapeake Eye Center, will chat with hosts Jack Gillen and Karen Bresnehan.

Safe Kids at the Fair
Worcester County Fair, Byrd Park, Snow Hill; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Atlantic General Hospital’s ENCARE trainers will provide safe activities during the Worcester County Fair.

Wednesday, August 15
Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education

Happy Harry’s, Bethany Beach, Del.; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Happy Harry’s, Fenwick, Del.; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, August 17
Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health Class #3

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
A chronic disease self-management class. This 6-week workshop teaches how to better manage your condition or disease. It is for anyone who has a chronic condition or cares for someone with a chronic condition, which may be anything from heart disease or diabetes to back pain or headaches. The workshop is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. For more information or to register, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

Saturday, August 18
Keenwick Sound Fair

Fenwick, Del; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Atlantic General Health System internist Barbara Socha, M.D., and her staff will be on hand to perform blood pressure screenings and answer health questions.

Monday, August 20
Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education

Perdue Stadium; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Free hypertension screenings and health information will be provided on the concourse during the Shorebirds game.

Tuesday, August 21
Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education

Perdue Stadium; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free hypertension screenings and health information will be provided on the concourse during the Shorebirds game.

Caring for the Caregiver
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Are you the point person for a loved one with serious health challenges? Join this drop-in group discussion for support and ways to manage your stress. Cost $30 per session. To register or for more information, call certified life coach Diane Armstrong at 410-251-7701.

Friday, August 24
Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health Class #4

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. A chronic disease self-management class. This 6-week workshop teaches how to better manage your condition or disease. It is for anyone who has a chronic condition or cares for someone with a chronic condition, which may be anything from heart disease or diabetes to back pain or headaches. The workshop is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. For more information or to register, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

Friday, August 31
Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health Class #5

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. A chronic disease self-management class. This 6-week workshop teaches how to better manage your condition or disease. It is for anyone who has a chronic condition or cares for someone with a chronic condition, which may be anything from heart disease or diabetes to back pain or headaches. The workshop is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. For more information or to register, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

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