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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a copy of the COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR PROGRAM BOOK.
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