Atlantic General Announces Education Calendar for January 2009

12-18-2008
Thursday, January 1
15th Annual Penguin Swim

Princess Royale Hotel, 91st Street, Ocean City; 1 p.m.
Come get wet for a good cause. Registration begins at noon, with the swim at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.penguinswim.atlanticgeneral.org or call Damian Magarelli at 410-641-9644.s

Saturday, January 3
LAP-BAND Seminar

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #2; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Receive information about the benefits of the LAP-BAND® procedure as an alternative for obese individuals who have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet, exercise and medication. Surgeon Alae Zarif, M.D., will be presenting. Those wishing to attend must pre-register to guarantee a seat by calling 410-641-3960.

Monday, January 5
Free Hypertension Clinic & Health Education
Apple Drug, Berlin; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Happy Harry’s, Ocean Pines; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169
Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room #1; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. They meet weekly. For more information contact Edna Berkey at 410-629-1006.

Diabetes Support Group
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Berlin; 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Steve Marcalus, from Coastal Drug will speak. For more information, call Darby Schaub at 410-641-9703.

Tuesday, January 6
Free Hypertension Clinics & Health Education

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

Yoga
Barrett Medical Office Building rotunda; 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All are welcome from beginner to intermediate level students. Cost: $72 for eight weeks of Tuesday night sessions; $10 for first-time drop-ins. Contact Georgette Rhoads to pre-register at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

Wednesday, January 7
Free Hypertension Clinics and Health Education

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

Diabetes Support Group
Ocean Pines Library; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
For more information, contact Ellen Lurz at 410-641-5994 or elurz52@verizon.net.

Thursday, January 8
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, contact Betty Bellarin at 410-603-0210.

Saturday, January 10
NAR-ANON Meeting

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Nar-Anon Family Group is an anonymous fellowship for those who know or have known
a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experiences, strength, and hope at weekly meetings and hope to solve their common problems. Nar-Anon is a non-professional fellowship. Nar-Anon's program of recovery is adopted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and 12 Concepts. For more information contact Dawn Denton Community Education Manager 410-641-9268.

Monday, January 12
T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169
Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room #1; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. They meet weekly. For more information contact Edna Berkey at 410-629-1006.

Tuesday, January 13
Yoga

Barrett Medical Office Building rotunda; 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All are welcome from beginner to intermediate level students. Cost: $72 for eight weeks of Tuesday night sessions; $10 for first-time drop-ins. Contact Georgette Rhoads to pre-register at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

Friday, January 16
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room #1; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Worcester County Self Help Group. For people living with MS seeking support, education and mutual aid. For more information, call Barb at 410-213-7735.

Saturday, January 17
LAP-BAND Seminar

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #2; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Receive information about the benefits of the LAP-BAND® procedure as an alternative for obese individuals who have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet, exercise and medication. Surgeon Alae Zarif, M.D., will be presenting. Those wishing to attend must pre-register to guarantee a seat by calling 410-641-3960.

NAR-ANON Meeting
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Nar-Anon Family Group is an anonymous fellowship for those who know or have known
a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experiences, strength, and hope at weekly meetings and hope to solve their common problems. Nar-Anon is a non-professional fellowship. Nar-Anon's program of recovery is adopted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and 12 Concepts. For more information contact Dawn Denton Community Education Manager 410-641-9268.

Monday, January 19
T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169
Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room #1; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Take off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. They meet weekly. For more information contact Edna Berkey at 410-629-1006

Tuesday, January 20
Free Hypertension Clinics and Health Education
Rite-Aid Pocomoke; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Coastal Drug Berlin; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Cancer Education Series: Prostate Cancer
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Presented by Vladimir Ioffe, MD, radiation oncologist. For questions or to pre-register, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

Yoga
Barrett Medical Office Building rotunda; 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All are welcome from beginner to intermediate level students. Cost: $72 for eight weeks of Tuesday night sessions; $10 for first-time drop-ins. Contact Georgette Rhoads to pre-register at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.)
Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room #1; 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Survivors of Suicide Support (S.O.S.) groups are for those who have lost a loved one as a result of death by suicide. The S.O.S. groups can include family members or friends. These monthly meetings give those who have suffered a loss by suicide to share their unique issues of grief with others who have suffered a similar loss. For more information, please call 443-235-9493.

Wednesday, January 21
Free Hypertension Clinics and 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.


Saturday, January 24
NAR-ANON Meeting

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Nar-Anon Family Group is an anonymous fellowship for those who know or have known
a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experiences, strength, and hope at weekly meetings and hope to solve their common problems. Nar-Anon is a non-professional fellowship. Nar-Anon's program of recovery is adopted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and 12 Concepts. For more information contact Dawn Denton Community Education Manager 410-641-9268.

Monday, January 26
T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169

Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room #1; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. They meet weekly. For more information contact Edna Berkey at 410-629-1006.

Tuesday, January 27
Yoga

Barrett Medical Office Building rotunda; 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All are welcome from beginner to intermediate level students. Cost: $72 for eight weeks of Tuesday night sessions; $10 for first-time drop-ins. Contact Georgette Rhoads to pre-register at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

Reiki Class
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Diane Armstrong, Reiki Master. This monthly group is a relaxed, informal way to be introduced to Reiki, or to deepen one’s connection to Reiki energy. All are welcome. No experience is needed to experience the gentle flow of Reiki energy through the body, mind and spirit. COST: $20. Kindly register in advance by calling Diane at 410-251-7701. Visit http://www.ReikiVibe.com for more detailed information.

Wednesday, January 28
Bereavement Support Group

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 31
Annual Tri-County Go Red Event

Student Services Center Ballroom, UMES, Princess Anne; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
For women who want to learn their risks of heart disease and get tips on how to help each other live longer, stronger and healthier lives. There will be health screenings, speakers and vendors. The event is free to all and includes a free continental breakfast. For more information, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.
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