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Cancer support group plans events

Compass, a new support group sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center for individuals with metastatic cancer, meets regularly to discuss treatment options, listen to guest speakers and socialize.

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Upcoming events include:

Tomorrow - 9 a.m., Walk in Quiet Waters Park (weather permitting).

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Monday - 10:30 a.m., Coffee at Zu, Bay Forest Shopping Center, 934 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.

Feb. 28 - 5:30 p.m., dinner out at restaurant, to be determined.

March 13 - 6:30 p.m., guest speaker Dr. Stephanie Porter discusses complementary therapies and related topics. Early dinner out before speaker. Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2002 Medical Parkway, Annapolis.

March 25 - 10:30 a.m., Coffee at Zu, Bay Forest Shopping Center, 934 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.

May 3 - Living Beyond Breast Cancer's second annual Conference for Women Living with Advanced Breast Cancer. West Conshohocken, Pa.

Information: Dian "CJ" Corneliussen-James at 443-481-5357, or dcorne lius@aahs.org.

Health clinics offer free flu shots

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health continues to provide free flu immunization clinics at area health centers. Both the flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine are available. The health centers' walk-in clinics are:

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Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St., Annapolis - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. 410-222-7247.

Odenton Health Center, 1370 Odenton Road - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. 410-222-6660.

Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A St. SW - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. 410-222-6633.

The centers will also schedule appointments at other times during the week. Immunizations are free, but donations of $20 are appreciated. Medicare Part B will cover the $20 donation, but individuals must bring their Medicare cards.

Information: 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.org.

Course to help kin of mentally ill

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The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Anne Arundel County Affiliate has begun an 11-week class for families of people with serious psychiatric disabilities.

The Family to Family class meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Calvary Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis.

The course is appropriate for parents, siblings, spouses and significant others of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disease (manic depression), major depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Advance registration is required.

Information: Donna Nash at 410-626-0143.



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