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Community HEALTH FAIR & WORKSHOP

April 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Courtesy of Steven G. Atkinson

Community HEALTH FAIR & WORKSHOP
April 2, 2015
Kent County Middle School, Chestertown, MD

Our flagship event for 2015 aims to foster community wellness in Kent County, organized in cooperation with the Shore Regional Health System

  • Numerous free health screenings to assess your personal health and potential health risks
  • Free talks and demonstrations on topics such as skin cancer detection, weight management, vaccinations, and incontinence
  • A two-hour workshop, “Your Plan for Living the Good Life” (registration fee required). Participants will prepare a personalized plan for successful aging, led by invited experts on Master Aging Plans.
  • Many exhibitors, both non-profit organizations and local businesses. Extensive information will be available to help attendees self-manage health and safety issues and obtain knowledge to ultimately reduce the demands on the health care and social services systems.

Led by Wayne Benjamin, MD, President of the Medical Staff at the UM Shore Medical Health Center at Chestertown, a large cadre of volunteers is planning and organizing the event.

Kent County strives to be a “community for a lifetime”. The aging population depends on a community that maintains good health. Having ready access to preventive health screenings and current information on health issues is critical for all ages.

For more information, e-mail info@homeports.org. Click here for a copy of the COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR PROGRAM BOOK.

Kent county AdASK THE EXPERTS PROGRAM

15-20 minute talks followed by questions and answers, session repeated three times, as follows:

Group A: 9:00am – 10:30am (Talks are 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00)
Group B: 10:30am-12:00pm (Talks are 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30)

Group A: 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00am

Hypertension and Lipid Management: Current Guidelines – Juan M. Cordero, MD, Board Certified Cardiologist, Chestertown Cardiology, Classroom 101

Diabetes: Latest Research and Medications – Kenneth P. Ligaray, MD, Board Certified Endocrinologist, The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM Shore Medical Center, Classroom 100

Mental Health: Recognizing Depression and Treatment Resources Patricia Deitz, LCSW-C, Chester River Behavioral Health, Classroom 103

Degenerative Arthritis: Pain Management and Treatment Options – Edmund J .Maclaughlin, MD, Board Certified Rheumatologist, Classroom 105

Alzheimer’s Disease: Normal Memory Loss vs. Dementia and Diagnosis & Treatment Options –Frederick W. Delboy, MD, Board Certified Primary Care Physician, Chestertown, Classroom 107

 

Group B: 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30am

Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder: Causes and Treatments for Embarrassing Disorders – Christopher Parry, DO, Board Certified in Urology, UM Shore Comprehensive Urology, Classroom 101

Medication Safety for the Elderly: Guidelines for Minimizing and Managing the Risks – Kenneth Peregoy, PharmD, UM Shore Regional Medical Center at Chestertown, Classroom 105

Colon Cancer: Current Screening Guidelines & Recommendations – Gerard S. O’Connor, MD, Board Certified General Surgeon, UM Shore Regional Medical Center at Chestertown, Classroom 103

Sleep Hygiene: Tips & Techniques for Healthy Sleep – Steve Eisemann, BS, RRT, Regional Manager, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services, UM Shore Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center, Classroom 100

Medicare 2015: What You Need to Know – Michelle Holzer, Program Manager, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Maryland Dept. of Aging, Classroom 107

 

Details

Date:
April 2, 2015
Time:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue

Kent County Middle School
402 East Campus Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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