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Adventist HealthCare Wellness Calendar, Oct. 7 to Oct. 20, 2013

Adventist HealthCare Wellness Calendar, Oct. 7 to Oct. 20, 2013

Heart Healthy Grocery Store Tour! Do nutrition labels leave you with more questions than answers? Join Registered Dietitian Angela Snyder as she guides you around the store! Register ahead of time to join us at the Safeway of Fallsgrove Village Center in Rockville on Monday, Oct. 14.

Flu Shots for Kids and Adults We’re offering nearly 50 flu shot clinics this flu season in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Find one near you at HelpStopTheFlu.com!

Babysitting Classes For aspiring mother’s helpers and babysitters, this two-session class covers accident prevention and basic care of infants and children. The next classes start on Saturday, October 12.

Birth, Baby Care and Breastfeeding Course This comprehensive program covers topics including labor and delivery, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures, medications, hospital procedures, cesarean delivery, postpartum routines, baby care basics and breastfeeding.

Postpartum-Depression Support Group Postpartum-Depression support group where new mothers gather to share stories and experiences in a supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment. The group meets at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

Infant Safety and CPR for Parents This course covers safety issues and the newly updated CPR techniques applicable to babies up to one year of age. The next class is on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

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.

BEST Program: Breastfeeding, Support & Togetherness Breastfeeding moms and their babies may join this informal group with a lactation consultant for breastfeeding information, support for the continuation of breastfeeding, and for assistance with challenging situations. The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 10:30am to 12:00 pm.

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

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.

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.

For more information on upcoming events and registration, check AdventistHealthCare.com/health.

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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