Hospital in need of blood donors
Anne Arundel Medical Center is experiencing a critical supply shortage of all types blood, especially O-positive. The center relies primarily on its own blood bank rather than donations from the Red Cross or on blood purchases.
The center's blood bank is open for donations:
Mondays, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Call 443-481-4215 for an appointment.
Health Department schedules activities
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health's sun safety mascot, "Alex the Alligator," will visit public libraries to teach children ages 3 to 7 about sun safety:
Today, 9:30 a.m., Maryland City branch, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel.
Tomorrow, 9:30 a.m., Severna Park branch, 45 McKinsey Road, Severna Park.
Tomorrow, 1:30 p.m., South County branch, 5940, Deale-Churchton Road, Deale.
Sun-safety presentations are also available to day care facilities with groups of 15 or more children. To schedule an Alex the Alligator appearance, call 410-222-7339.
BWMC plans free activities
Baltimore Washington Medical Center has scheduled free activities at county locations:
Today, 8:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screenings, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.
Today, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., prostate screenings, Tate Center's first floor main lobby.
Health screenings set at Arundel Mills
Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer activities at its Arundel Mills Outreach Center, between Dave and Buster's and mall entrance No. 4:
Tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings.
June 22, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., foot screenings.
June 26, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
June 27, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings.
Hospital offers support groups
Anne Arundel Medical Center offers several support groups for the community:
Alzheimer's Support Group for caregivers. Meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-721-3258.
Amputee Support Group. Provides information for amputees, their families and health care providers. Meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday. Call for location. 410-268-6080.
Cardiac Support Group. Meets at 7:30 on the first and third Tuesday, Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 443-481-1925.
Celiac Support Group. Meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Friday. 410-672-5834.
Crohn's/Colitis/IBD Support Group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. 410-626-7755.
Endometriosis/Infertility Support Group. Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday in Suite 250, Sajak Pavilion. Endometriosis information: 410-721-2858. Infertility information: 410- 729-0864.
Sickle Cell Support Group. Meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Saturday in Suite 250. 410-787-0294.
Healing arts group schedules programs
The American Healing Arts Alliance is sponsoring these programs:
Second Tuesday of the month, Meditation and Healing Exchange, Peace Point, Edgewater, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Peace Dove Meditation, and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Healing Hearts exchanges. 410-956-0055 for registration.
Fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Peace Point. Book study group meets. Registration: 410-956-0055.
County sets schedule for waste disposal
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works has announced this schedule for household hazardous waste disposal days:
Tomorrow, Sudley Convenience Center, 5400 Nutwell Road, Deale.
Sept. 9, Glen Burnie Convenience Center.
Oct. 21, Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility.
Nov. 18, Glen Burnie Convenience Center.
Drop-off times for all dates and locations are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 410-222-7951.
Harbor Hospital plans seminars
Harbor Hospital in Baltimore is offering the following activities:
Today, 5:30 p.m., Dinner with the Doc: "Get Your Summer Back" - dinner and a discussion of back pain. Ecker Business Center 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. Registration. 410-350-2563.
Saturday, 8 a.m., free cholesterol screenings. LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. Registration. 410-350-2563.
Monday, 11 a.m., Harbor Senior Event: "Navigating the Medicare Muddle" - seminar on Parts A and B, new preventive coverage and other aspects of the program. Registration. LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. 410-350-2563.
Tuesday, 6 p.m., Total Joint Tuesday. Discussion about knee problems. If you have a current X-ray of your knee (weight-bearing), please bring it. If you do not, please inform the hospital when you call so that a free film can be scheduled. A light dinner will be served. Registration. 410-350-2563.
June 27, 10 a.m., Yoga for Dummies. LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. Registration. 410-350-2563.
June 28, 6 p.m., Coping with PMS, discussion about premenstrual syndrome. LifeResource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St. Registration. 410-350-2563.
Information: 410-350-2563 or harborhospital.org.
Medical center plans yoga classes
Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering yoga classes:
"Beginning Yoga," the basics of Hatha yoga, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays.
"Continuing Yoga," an intermediate class, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
"Mom and Baby Yoga and Infant Massage," 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. The fee is $40 for four weeks.
"Mommy and Me," which covers postpartum issues, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Fridays.
"Therapeutic Yoga," covers comfort levels, breathing exercises and focus, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.
"Prenatal Yoga," for expectant mothers (all trimesters; physician's consent required), 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Unless otherwise noted, classes are $10 each and will be held on the second floor of the Sajak Pavilion. Monthly registration required.
Information: 800-MD-NURSE or askaamc.org.