Sun safety resources
An incidence of melanoma skin cancer is 50 percent higher in Anne Arundel County than the rest of Maryland. The county's Department of Health offers free Get Sun Smart kits to county residents. To order a kit, call 410-222-7979 or go to GetSunSmart.org.
Opioid overdose response
The Department of Health is offering free opioid overdose response training and Naloxone kits at the following sites:
•122 North Langley Road, Glen Burnie, June 6.
•3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, front entrance, June 21.
All classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. To register call the Nalonoxe training line at 410-222-1937.
The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health in partnership with local community medical providers and organizations will offer free quit-smoking classes at the following sites. Pre-registration is required.
• Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arundel. 410-777-2480 or visit: aacc.edu/healthservices.
• Anne Arundel Medical Center , 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. 410-481-5555 or visit: aahs.org.events.
• Baltimore Washington Medical Center , 305 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. 410-553-8103 or visit: mybwmc.org. Click on community.
• Owensville Primary Care, 134 Owensville Road, West River. 410-867-4700 or visit: owensvillepc.com.
For additional information, call the Learn To Live Line at 410-222-7979 or the Spanish-language line, 410-222-4479.
The Department of Health provides free breast exams, mammograms, HPV tests and Pap tests to eligible female county residents ages 40 and older. Call 410-222-6180.
The Department of Health's Learn to Live program urges adults over age 50 to get screened for colorectal cancer . Free information kits are available by calling the Learn to Live line 410-222-7979 or go to LearnToLiveHealthy.com.
Bereaved Parents The Anne Arundel County Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA offers understanding, compassion and hope to bereaved parents struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their child. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month beginning at 7 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, and are open to anyone grieving the death of a child. Parking and an entrance at the back of the church. Information: 410-551-5774 or email email@example.com.
Substance abuse The Western Anne Arundel Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition offers information on the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among youth, and promotes safe and healthy behaviors. Meetings are held the fourth Friday of every month at noon in the Anne Arundel County Western District Police Station, 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton. Information: 443-351-7989 or email WASPCoalition@gmail.com.
Young adult cardiac support The group meets the second Monday of every month at 4:30 p.m. in the Anne Arundel County Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. Information: Dianne Walters, 443-481-1928.
Lung cancer The group provides emotional support and information to patients and families coping with a diagnosis of lung cancer . The group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Donner Pavilion, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. Information: 1-800-966-2619. Registration: aamcevents.com.
Diabetes A support group to help understand living with diabetes is sponsored by The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The groups meets bimonthly from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday and from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Both groups meet in the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223, Glen Burnie. Information 410-787-4940.
Breastfeeding Mothers discuss topics determined by participants and directed by a certified lactation consultant. Babies, grandparents and care providers welcome. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the Sajak Pavilion, second floor, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2002 Medical Parkway in Annapolis. Register online at aamc events.com.
Breast cancer This support group for patients, families and caregivers is led by a licensed counselor and a registered nurse. The group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Kent Island, Anne Arundel Diagnostics, lobby, Chester. Information: 800-966-2619. Register online at aamcevents.com.
Type I Diabetes support The Baltimore Washington Medical Center will begin a new support group for adults with type 1 diabetes and their family members. The group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4940.
Cancer The group offers support and educational programs for patients diagnosed with any type of cancer. Sponsored by the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, the group meets at 5 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the Aiello Breast Center, 203 Hospital Drive, Suite B100, Glen Burnie.
Trauma recovery The group focuses on empowerment, learning new skills for managing the effects of trauma and building healthy relationships. Anne Arundel Medical Center's in-house Abuse and Domestic Violence Program has professional, trained staff. The group meets 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at the Doordan Institute, AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion, seventh floor in Annapolis. Information: call 443-481-1209.
Man-to-Man prostate cancer Offers information about diagnosis, treatment and management. The group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month in the Tate Cancer Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4367 or the American Cancer Society, 410-421-4304.
Stepping Stones A support group for children ages 6 to 14 who are grieving the loss of a loved one meets from 10 a.m. to noon monthly on Saturdays at the Life Center, 445 Defense Highway in Annapolis. Registration is required. Information: 410-987-2129.
Diabetes Support and educational programs will be offered at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Anne Arundel County Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. Information: Anita Smith 443-481-5188.
Trauma recovery support The group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the Anne Arundel County Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. Information: Elizabeth Cush, 443-481-1209.
HIV/AIDS Weekly support group meetings for HIV-positive men and women are held at 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Information: 410-222-7108
Stroke support Meets to discuss stroke recovery and prevention from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. Information: 410-787-4732.
Caregivers Provides information, respite and support to people who give care to family and friends. The group meets from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Heritage Office Complex in the Department of Aging and Disabilities office, fourth floor, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis.