Health calendar -- May 4

Susan Guynn, The Frederick News-Post, Md.
·5 min read

May 4—CLASSES/SEMINARS

Hospice Programs — 10 a.m. May 5, virtual event hosted by the Frederick County Senior Services Division. Join staff from Hospice to learn about their supportive services. Pre-register. www.frederickcountymd.gov/virtual50.

"An Extraordinary Journey for Extraordinary Times" — 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 5, hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Hear three faculty physicians speak about chronic inflammation, new things to know about your brain, and the next chapter in COVID-19 vaccines. Via Zoom, pre-register. $20. hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney or 410-955-8660.

Walk This Weigh — 6 to 7 p.m., May 5, 12 and 19, Pinecliff Park, 8350 Pinecliff Park Road, Frederick. Cross training workout, covers about two miles. $5 per session. 16 and older. Pre-register. 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com to register or to learn about other fitness classes.

Gentle Yoga — 6 to 7 p.m., May 5, 12 and 19, Middletown Rec Center, 403 Franklin St., Middletown. For beginners and continuing yoga students. 16 and older. Pre-register. 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

Divine Yoga in the Park — 9 a.m. May 6, 13, 20 and 27, and June 3, Pinecliff Park, 8350 Pinecliff Park Road, Frederick. All levels. Ages 18 and older. $5 per session. Pre-register. 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

Meridian Style Yoga — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 6, 13, 20 and 27, June 3 and 10, Urbana District Park, 3636 Urbana Pike, Frederick. Explore yoga asana through the perspective of the 12+ Meridians that run through the body. 18 and older. Pre-register. 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

Yoga @ The Nature Center — noon to 1 p.m. May 7, 14, 21 and 28, and June 4, Fountain Rock Nature Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville. Focus on alignment of the muscular and skeletal structures, with conscious breathing techniques. All levels. 18 and older. $5 per session. Pre-register. 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com to register or to learn about other fitness classes.

Healthcare Provider: CPR Basic Life Support — 9 a.m. May 8, 14, 22 and 26, FCC-Monroe Center, 200 Monroe Ave., Frederick. Instructor-led Basic Life Support (BLS) one-day course for healthcare professionals. Pre-register. $85. www.frederick.edu/cpr.

Dance Fitness for Adults — 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. May 8, 15 and 22, Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. Bring your best dance moves and have fun. $5 per session. 18 and older. Pre-register. 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

Old School Aerobics — noon to 1 p.m. May 10, 17 and 24, Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. Low impact movement but high impact on your health. 18 and older. $5 per session. Pre-register. 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

Nutrition with Giant: Mood Boosting Foods — 9 a.m. May 12, virtual event hosted by Frederick County Senior Services Division. Learn what foods can lighten your spirit and improve long-term health and wellness. Pre-register. Free. www.frederickcountymd.gov/virtual50.

BLOOD DRIVES

Call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org/make-donation to schedule appointments or to verify blood drive will be taking place. Call the Frederick American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, to schedule appointments for blood, double red cells and apheresis donations. Schedule subject to change.

May 6 and May 7 — 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Damascus Grace Fellowship SDA Church, 8425 Damascus Road, Damascus

May 6 — 1:30 to 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 1307 N. Main St., Mount Airy

May 7 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion Post 11, 1450 Taney Ave., Frederick

May 8 — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 1200 Madison St., Lisbon

May 10 — 1:45 to 7 p.m., American Legion, 710 N. Main St., Boonsboro

May 12 — 12:30 to 6 p.m., Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade

May 14 — 12:30 to 6 p.m., Residence Inn Marriott, 5230 Westview Drive, Frederick

MISCELLANY

HIV Testing — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, by appointment only, no walk-ins. Frederick County Health Department, 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick. Rapid, confidential. 301-600-1755 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Community Testing Walk-up Clinics — Open to the public. Outside walk up testing. No documentation, insurance or doctor's note needed. Results in one to three days. Free. health.frederickcountymd.gov.

— 2:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Frederick Towne Mall parking lot near Mr. Tire, West Patrick Street, Frederick

— 5 to 7 p.m., May 6, Railroad Square, Brunswick

— 1 to 3 p.m. May 8, parking lot of Asbury UMC, 101 W. All Saints St., Frederick

— 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Rockledge Plaza, 1100 W. Patrick St., Unit H (above Masters Pharmacy), Frederick.

— noon to 2 p.m., May 4, Vigilant Hose Co. Activities Building, 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings — No dues or fees. For times and locations, call 301-662-0544.

VIRTUAL Alzheimer's Support Groups — Due to COVID-19, all support groups hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis. Details at https://alz.org or the Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Cancer Support Group — 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday, Monocacy Valley Church, 9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville. Family members welcome. Details at 301-865-9100 or www.mvcnow.org.

Virtual Grief Support Groups — Visit www.frederickhealthhospice.org for dates, times and to register. Frederick Health Hospice or dwatterson@fmh.org; 240-566-3030.

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