Atlantic General Announces Education Calendar for February 2009

01-21-2009
Monday, February 2
Free Hypertension Clinic & Health Education
Apple Drug, Berlin; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Walgreen’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.
For more information, call Darby Schaub at 410-641-9703.

Tuesday, February 3
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.

Medicare Part B Seminar
Pocomoke Senior Center; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; or
Snow Hill Senior Center; 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Are you confused about how your Medicare coverage really works? Would you like some clarification on what kinds of medical care are covered and what portion you have to pay out of pocket in 2009? Attend Atlantic General Health System’s Medicare Part B Seminar. Learn more about what preventive health services are covered and how your physician’s services are billed and processed by Medicare.

Wednesday, February 4
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, February 5
Medicare Part B Seminar
Ocean Pines Library; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Are you confused about how your Medicare coverage really works? Would you like some clarification on what kinds of medical care are covered and what portion you have to pay out of pocket in 2009? Attend Atlantic General Health System’s Medicare Part B Seminar. Learn more about what preventive health services are covered and how your physician’s services are billed and processed by Medicare.

Saturday, February 7
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, February 9
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, February 10
Bariatrics Support Group
Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room #2; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
A support group for those who have previously had the LAP-BAND procedure or are currently enrolled in the bariatrics program at the office of Alae Zarif, MD, is welcome to attend these monthly meetings. Held the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, please call 410-641-9568.

Wednesday, February 11
Medicare Part B Seminar
Berlin Senior Center; 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Are you confused about how your Medicare coverage really works? Would you like some clarification on what kinds of medical care are covered and what portion you have to pay out of pocket in 2009? Attend Atlantic General Health System’s Medicare Part B Seminar. Learn more about what preventive health services are covered and how your physician’s services are billed and processed by Medicare.

Thursday, February 12
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, February 14
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, February 16
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, February 17
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.

Cancer Education Series: Lung 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, February 18
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.

Monday, February 23
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, February 24
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, February 25
Bereavement Support Group
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #1; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 28
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.
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