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  • ATLANTIC GENERAL ANNOUNCES EDUCATION CALENDAR FOR December 2018

    November 19, 2018
    ATLANTIC GENERAL ANNOUNCES EDUCATION CALENDAR FOR December 2018
     
    Monday, December 3, 2018
    AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Apple Drug, 314 Franklin Ave # 600, Berlin, MD 21811
    Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Michelle at 410-641-9268.
     
    T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1
    Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a weekly support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. For more information, contact Rose Campion 410-641-0157.
     
    AGH Diabetes Support Group 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 405 Flower St, Berlin, MD 21811
    Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital. The support group is open to the public and meets the first Monday of every month. Speaker and education related to Diabetes is provided at the meetings. For more information contact the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program at 410-208-9761.
     
    CPAP Mask Fitting – appointment necessary
    Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center
    Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. To schedule, contact Robin Rohlfing at 410-641-9726.
     
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    Faith-Based Partnership 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center Conference Room
    9707 Healthway Drive, Berlin MD 21811
    Join the Faith Partnership: A cooperative effort for local Worship Centers and Atlantic General Hospital & Health System to increase health awareness, education, and healthy living incentives for our community members. They meet monthly on the first Tuesday. Contact: Gail Mansell, 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org
     
    AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Rite Aid, 38169 Dupont Blvd, Selbyville, DE 19975
    Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Michelle at 410-641-9268.
     
    AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Hockers Super Center, 34960 Atlantic Ave, Clarksville, DE 19970
    Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Michelle at 410-641-9268.
     
    YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
    James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.
    All levels welcome. Contact Lauren Martin, 301-938-1158, seasidelauren@gmail.com. Cost: $10 drop-in fee.
     
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Rite Aid, 10119 Old Ocean City Blvd, Berlin, MD 21811
    Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Michelle at 410-641-9268.
     
    AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Rite Aid, 11011 Manklin Creek Rd, Ocean Pines, MD 21811.
    Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Michelle at 410-641-9268.
     
    AGH Diabetes Support Group 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Ocean Pines Library, 11107 Cathell Rd, Berlin, MD 21811
    Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital. The support group is open to the public and meets the first Wednesday of every month. Speaker and education related to Diabetes is provided at the meetings. For more information contact the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program at 410-208-9761.
     
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Medical Monday – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Meets at Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services - Ray Room, 124 N. Main Street, Berlin, MD
    A FREE Educational Session that occurs the second Monday of each month offering a different health topic each month. December’s presenter is Dr. David Wanalista of Atlantic General Rheumatology.
    The topic is “What does a Rheumatologist Treat?” *Osteoporosis *Systemic Lupus Erythematosus *Rheumatoid Arthritis. Registration is encouraged but not required: www.atlanticgeneral.org/MedicalMonday or call Michelle 410-641-9268.
     
    T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1
    Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a weekly support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. For more information, contact Rose Campion 410-641-0157. (No meetings on 12/24/18 or 12/31/18)
     
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Parkinson’s Support Group 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
    Gull Creek Senior Living, 1 Meadow Street, Berlin, MD
    For individuals suffering from Parkinson's. Group provides discussions and mutual support, as well as education on exercise, nutrition, coping techniques, medications, and developments in treatment. For more information visit www.delmarvaparkinsonsalliance.org or call Kay Rentschler 410-641-4765.
     
    YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
    James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.
    All levels welcome. Contact Lauren Martin, 301-938-1158, seasidelauren@gmail.com. Cost: $10 drop-in fee.
     
    NAMI Lower Shore Family Support Group 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1
    This monthly program offers shared wisdom and problem solving for family members of individuals with mental illness. This support group model is run by trained family members, and has been designed to help families effectively cope with a family member with mental illness. There is no registration or enrollment obligation necessary. The group is free. For more information contact: Carole Spurrier, NAMI Lower Shore Representative, at 410-208-4003 or carolespurrier@msn.com or Gail S. Mansell, AGH Director of Supportive Care Services, at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

     
    Saturday, December 15, 2018
    Walk with a Doc 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Ocean Pines Veterans Memorial at the South Gate
    Educate. Exercise. Empower. Have fun and learn at this family and pet friendly event. There is a short presentation on a current health topic followed by a walk around the pond at your own pace. For more information, contact Michelle at 410-641-9268.
     
    Monday, December 17, 2018
    Medical Monday in Delaware 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Aquacare Conference Room – 38069 Town Center Dr., Unit 15, Millville, DE
    *SPECIAL DATE* FREE and open to the public. December’s presenter is Dr. David Wanalista of Atlantic General Rheumatology. The topic is “What does a Rheumatologist Treat?” *Osteoporosis *Systemic Lupus Erythematosus *Rheumatoid Arthritis. Reservations are requested but not required, call Michelle 410-641-9268 or visit www.atlanticgeneral.org/MedicalMonday
     
    T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1
    Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a weekly support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. For more information, contact Rose Campion 410-641-0157. (No meetings on 12/24/18 or 12/31/18)
     
    CPAP Mask Fitting – appointment necessary
    Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center
    Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. To schedule, contact Robin Rohlfing at 410-641-9726.
     
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Alzheimer’s Support Group 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,
    9715 Healthway Dr, Berlin, MD 21811
    Support group for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month and is open to the community. For more information contact Jo Davis 410-629-6123.
     
    YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
    James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.
    All levels welcome. Contact Lauren Martin, 301-938-1158, seasidelauren@gmail.com. Cost: $10 drop-in fee.
     
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Hockers Grocery Store, 695 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
    Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Michelle at 410-641-9268.
     
    Breast Cancer Support Group 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center Conference Room, 9707 Healthway Drive, Berlin MD 21811
    Women Supporting Women/AGH Support group for women and men who are battling breast cancer (current patients and survivors). Lunch is provided. RSVP to Women Supporting Women office, 410-548-7880.
     
    Grief Support Group- Life After Loss 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1
    SPECIAL MEETING DATE FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. A supportive and a safe place, allowing members to share stories confidentially, and spend time with others who understand. There are no sign-ins and no special advanced requirements to attend. Contact: Gail Mansell, 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.
     
    Thursday, December 27, 2018
    Stroke Support Group 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room #1
    Atlantic General Hospital Stroke Center has established a stroke support group to provide a community based environment for stroke victims/survivors and caregivers on a monthly basis. We will provide physical and emotional support in a social setting for survivors and caregivers to share their personal experiences and challenges. Coping strategies will also be discussed during these interactions. For more information contact Anne Waples, 443-614-5720, or awaples@atlanticgeneral.org

     
    Free Wellness Workshops available in your area
     
    Living Healthy with Hypertension For people with high blood pressure who want to learn how to better manage the condition. This is a free 1-time 2 ½ hour workshop.
     
    Living Well Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop Do you have pain that lasts more than 3-6 months, varies in intensity, affects one or more areas, has no common cure and creates chronic stress? If you answered yes to 2 or more of these symptoms, you will benefit from this workshop. It will give you tools to help you lead a life where your symptoms are better managed. This free 6 week interactive workshop will help you better manage your life with chronic pain.
     
    Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Learn how to deal with the symptoms and challenges of living with a chronic condition to help you live a better life.  This free 6 week interactive workshop will help you manage things like fatigue, frustrations, medication management and depression that often accompany living with a chronic condition.
     
    Living Well with Diabetes Workshop Free 6 week workshop to learn how to deal with the symptoms of diabetes such as fatigue, pain, high and low blood sugar, stress and emotional issues such as depression, anger, fear and frustration.
     
    Stepping on Fall prevention workshop This is a free 7-week interactive program proven to improve the participant’s risk of falls. It includes balance and strength exercises as well as strategies to reduce fall risks in the home and when out in the community.
     
    Living Well: Cancer Thriving and Surviving This workshop teaches individuals in recovery, those dealing with cancer treatment, and caregivers the various ways to live and thrive. You’ll learn how to manage your sleep and fatigue, enhance the mind-body connection, deal with your various emotions, regain fitness levels during and after the treatment, manage pain and healthy eating, and improve decision-making.
     
    If you would like to register for one of these workshops in your area or if you would like more information about bringing any of the workshops to your business or group, contact Jill at MAC; 410-742-0505 ext. 159.
    About Atlantic General Hospital
    Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993.  Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion and chemotherapy for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.  For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.