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Adventist HealthCare Wellness Calendar, Sept. 9 to Sept. 22, 2013

Adventist HealthCare Wellness Calendar, Sept. 9 to Sept. 22, 2013

Infant Safety & CPR for Parents CPR skills, safety, and management of choking for newborns through age 1 will be taught at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 10:00 to 12:00 pm.

Fatherhood 101 A workshop to help expectant and new dads meet the challenge of fatherhood will meet in on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Shay Grove Adventist Hospital.

Postpartum-Depression Support A postpartum-depression support group where new mothers gather to share stories and experiences in a supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment will meet on Thursday, Sept. 12 and 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Breast Cancer Support Group This group is available to all persons who share a breast cancer experience – current patients, survivors, care givers, family and friends. Members share their experiences, offer practical advice and emotional support, and gain a sense of empowerment and control. The group next meets on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Pre Diabetes Class Learn about food and nutrition, exercise, stress, and other important information for preventing diabetes. This program is a two-part class where you’ll develop a greater understanding of how lifestyle factors affect disease progression and the changes you can make to prevent diabetes. Class are offered Thursday mornings.

Adventist HealthCare Walking Club Adventist HealthCare and Westfield Montgomery Mall have teamed up to promote healthy and active lifestyles in our community via our Adventist HealthCare Walking Club. Join us for a walk on Tuesdays in the Westfield Montgomery Mall food court from 8:00 am to 9:30 am.

Monthly Blood Pressure Testing Get your blood pressure checked for free at Washington Adventist Hospital! Dates and times throughout the week.

Discovering Motherhood – Adjusting to Your New Role If you are feeling overwhelmed by your new role, having difficulty making it through your day, or simply would like to connect with other new moms and their babies, please join us for a FREE ongoing weekly support group for moms at Great Beginnings Children’s Store in Gaithersburg on Mondays, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Takoma Park Community Health Fair Stop by the Takoma Park community center health fair on Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m. located at 7500 Maple Ave., for free information on heart disease, stroke, mental health and diabetes, along with free health screenings including bone density, grip strength and blood pressure testing, provided by Washington Adventist Hospital.

Later this month:

Live Online Chat Join Dr. Hassan Bokhari, Adventist Behavioral Health’s psychiatrist and substance abuse treatment expert, for an online chat about teens and substance abuse from 12:00-1:00pm on Wednesday, September 25. Dr. Bokhari can answer your questions about the most commonly abused drugs among teens, symptoms of addiction, how to know if your child needs help and where to get help.

Burtonsville Day Washington Adventist Hospital will be offering free health information and screenings at this year’s Burtonsville Day on Sat. Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center located at 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. We hope to see you there!

For more information on upcoming events and registration, check

Adventist HealthCare

Adventist HealthCare, based in Gaithersburg, Md., is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization of dedicated professionals who work together each day to provide excellent wellness, disease management and health-care services to the community.

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