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Your Week Ahead in Wellness: August 4-August 11

Your Week Ahead in Wellness: August 4-August 11

We invite you to take part in the following health and wellness classes, programs and activities for a healthy mind, body and spirit, brought to you by the Center for Health Equity and Wellness at Adventist HealthCare.

Browse or search our online community calendar to learn more about our ongoing health screenings, events and support groups at a location near you!

HEART HEALTH

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 8-9:30am

Adventist HealthCare Walking Club:  Adventist HealthCare and Westfield Montgomery Mall have teamed up to promote healthy and active lifestyles in our community. Join us for a walk and free blood pressure screenings on Tuesdays in the Westfield Montgomery Mall food court.

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10-11:30am

Blood Pressure Screenings:Free blood pressure screenings offered the first Wednesday of each month at Damascus Senior Center.

Thursday, Aug. 7, 11:30am-1:30pm

Blood Pressure Screenings: Free blood pressure screenings offered the first Thursday of each month in the cafeteria at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Monday, Aug. 11, 10am-12pm

Blood Pressure Screenings:Free blood pressure screenings offered the second Monday of each month in the second floor community room at the Long Branch Senior Center in Silver Spring, MD.

PRENATAL, FAMILY AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

Monday, Aug. 11, 10:30am-12:30pm

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 on Mondays for moms at Great Beginnings Children’s Store in Gaithersburg. Registration is required.

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1pm-2:30pm (advance registration required)

The Latch Clinic – T.L.C. for Breastfeeding Moms:Need help with breastfeeding? Bring your baby to Washington Adventist Hospital and join other new moms for support in the continuation of breastfeeding. These FREE weekly sessions are hosted by a certified lactation consultant.

HEALTH MAINTENANCE

Thursday, Aug. 7, 6:30-8:30pm

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar: We offer preoperative informational seminars for people interested in weight loss surgery. Located in the Birch Room at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Thursday, Aug. 7, 5:30-6:30pm

Friends & Family Pre-operative Weight Loss Surgery Support Group: We offer Pre-operative Support Groups to assist family members and friends of those undergoing weight loss surgery. Located in the Sycamore Room at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Thursday, Aug. 7, 7-8:30pm

Post-operative Weight Loss Surgery Support Group: We offer Post-operative Support Groups for people who have undergone weight loss surgery. Don’t walk the road alone, we are here to help you along your weight loss journey. Located in the Sycamore Room at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Ongoing program

Diabetes Outpatient Education Programs:This comprehensive, three-class series will help you learn how to manage your diabetes with tips on self-care, eating right and more. Covered by most health insurances. Call your carrier to verify your coverage. A physician’s referral is required. Offered monthly at Shady Grove Adventist and Washington Adventist Hospitals.

Ongoing program

Diabetes Support Group: Through these free group sessions, individuals will be able to discuss their experiences with pre-diabetes or diabetes and learn from others, including a Certified Diabetes Educator, in a comfortable environment. Offered monthly at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Ongoing program

Pre-diabetes Class: Learn how to manage pre-diabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes in this free two-class series. Individuals will learn about carb counting, how to create a food log and exercise. Offered bi-monthly at Shady Grove Adventist and Washington Adventist Hospitals.

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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