Health calendar β€” May 21 | Health – Frederick News Post






Alcoholics Anonymous meetings β€” No dues or fees. For times and locations, call 301-662-0544.

Cancer Support Group β€” 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday, Monocacy Valley Church, 9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville. For those surviving or battling this disease, an opportunity for fellowship with others on a regular basis. Family members welcome. Details at 301-865-9100 or

Celebrate Recovery β€” 7 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Community Church, 5102 Old National Pike, Frederick. Participate in group fellowship where love and hope combine with God’s purpose to mend our lives. Free. 301-473-4337.

Celebrate Recovery β€” 7 p.m. Mondays, Church of the Redeemer-Frederick Campus, 5606 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 240-238-1507.

Celebrate Recovery β€” 7 p.m. Mondays, Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville. Fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in life through the Eight Recovery Principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 steps. 301-834-7755, ext. 104.

Daytime Grief Support Group β€” 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick. On-going support for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Participants can share stories and express their grief. Free.; 240-566-3030.

Diabetes Support Group β€” 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, May 22, July 17, Sept. 18 and Nov. 20, FMH Crestwood Conference Center, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Learn more about managing diabetes. Get expert advice and healthy lifestyle tips. Hosted by Terri Kemmerer MS, CRNP, CDE from Monocacy Health Partners Endocrine and Thyroid Specialists. Interpreters are available by advance request; call 240-566-4370 at least one week before each event to request an interpreter. Free. RSVP required. or 240-566-3671.

Eldercare Advocacy Group of Frederick β€” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 and June 25, Common Market community room, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. All-volunteer group of citizens advocation for Frederick County residents in need of care at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities and home care. 910-546-1401.

Evening Grief Support Group β€” 5 to 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of the month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick. Ongoing support for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Free. 240-566-3030.

Evening GriefShare Support Group β€” 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Ignatius of Loyola, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville. For anyone suffering from a recent or past loss of a loved one. 301-695-8845.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous β€” 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick. Many people are finding recovery in FA from obesity, undereating, bulimia, and obsession with food. There are no dues or fees. Meets weekly. Angela, 301-758-3614, or Moya, 641-680-3354.

Gamblers Anonymous β€” 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 9550 Liberty Road, Frederick.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group β€” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Evangelical Lutheran Church Rupp House, 35 E. Church St., Frederick. Support for adults living with mental illness. Casual, relaxed group. Ages 18 and older. 240-379-6186 or

Our Journey of Hope Cancer Support Groups β€” continues Saturdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown. Biblically-based support and ministry to those fighting cancer. One group provides support to the cancer patient; a second group is for caregivers and families. 301-371-6500 or

Overeaters Anonymous β€” 7 p.m. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Room 103, Frederick. Not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive over and/or under-eating.

Peer Support for Amputees β€” 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Faith-based group open to anyone who would like to attend. Free. 443-432-5744 or

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction β€” 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at 309 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. Peer-led meetings meet weekly. Free, but donations welcome. or

Save Our Children Peer Family Support Group β€” 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro. Offering addiction services, resources, support and education for families.

Save Our Children Peer Family Support Group β€” 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Crossroads Treatment Center, 511 W. South St., Frederick. Offering addiction services, resources, support and education for families. A safe place to share without shame.

Steps to Eternity Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) Meeting β€” 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ Reformed UCC, 12 S. Church St., Middletown. 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Ages 18 and older. 240-626-5933.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group β€” Mental Health Association of Frederick County offers a support group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. Led by a trained facilitator. For meeting time and location, call 301-663-0011.

The Ranch Family Support Group β€” 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, The Ranch, 7902 Fingerboard Road, Building F, Frederick. For individuals with family members that have loved ones involved in addiction. Free 301-874-4701 or

Visionaires: Low Vision Support Group β€” 10:30 a.m., meets the first Tuesday of the month, Homewood at Frederick Crumland Farms, 7401 Willow Road, Frederick. Special speakers, programs and education related to prevention and treatment of vision and eye conditions and disease. RSVP to 301-644-5646.


The FMH Stroke Program Presents: β€œA Teachable Moment” Film β€” 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, FMH Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Screening of β€œA Teachable Moment,” is the story of four strangers who find common ground after one moment changes their lives forever. Panel discussion, Q&A, and raffle drawing. The film is the story of four strangers who find common ground after one moment changes their lives forever. RSVP.

Yoga With a Torah Twist – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Beth Sholom Congregation, 1011 N. Market St., Frederick. Meets the fourth Saturday of each month for gentle yoga taught by a certified yoga instructor. Experience Jewish wisdom and open your soul to prayer through the practice of classic yoga postures. Afterwards, join the congregation for the Torah reading and Kiddush lunch. Open to all levels. 301-663-3437 or

Medicinal Mocktails β€” 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. Join Dr. Cristine Ehly as she describes and demonstrates how to make non-alcoholic versions of some of your favorite summer cocktails with a medicinal twist! Learn about the medicinal functions of each herb and how to make herbal simple syrup to craft your own creations at home. $25, discount for owners. 301-663-3416 or

Goat Yoga and Wine Tasting β€” 3 p.m. Saturday, Links Bridge Vineyards, 8830 Old Links Bridge Road, Thurmont. Fun for beginner and the advanced yogis. Perform your poses while friendly little goats clammer around you. Ages 21 and older. Register online, and reserve a cheese and charcuterie platter ($18, serves two to four) for after the class. $38. 301-466-2413 or

Beginner’s Guide to CBD β€” 6 to 8 p.m. May 29, The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. Learn about the hemp-derived compound, Cannabidiol (CBD) and its effect on the human body. Professional researchers and producers at Karma Farma 1000 will explain how to identify the highest quality, organically grown, phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR), broad spectrum hemp oil products on the market at the most affordable prices possible. Free. 301-663-3416 or

Teen Summit and Resource Fair β€” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1, Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick. Hosted by the Frederick County Teen Coalition. Features workshops such as how to deal with stress, social media awareness, healthy relationships, substance abuse, business skills, budgeting. Workshops for parents and caregivers include understanding teens, supporting your teen’s identity, signs and symptoms of substance abuse, continuing education. Teen resource fair 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with teen-serving organizations. Open to the public but pre-registration is required. Free. http// or 301-600-2091.


Health Smart: Free Blood Pressure Screenings and Independent Living Discussion β€” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Walkersville Branch Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. Improve your health with free blood pressure screenings from Nurse Steve Stoyke, LPN and a brief presentation about how to maintain an independent lifestyle. 301-600-8200 or

Free Dental Care Day for Veterans β€” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8, at all Aspen Dental locations. Call to schedule and appointment (required) and to find a location near you. or 844-277-3646.

Energy Healing β€” 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sundays, Unity in Frederick β€” A Spiritual Community, 5112 Pegasus Court, Suite E, Frederick. Offered by the healing practitioners of Unity’s healing ministry. Followed by celebration service, coffee and fellowship. Free. 301-846-0868 or

Unity Healing Circle β€” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Unity in Frederick β€” A Spiritual Community, 5112 Pegasus Court, Suite E, Frederick. Reiki, Healing Touch, massage and other healing modalities offered by experienced healing practitioners. A Prayer Chaplain will offer healing prayer and pray with you. 301-846-0868 or By donation.


Call 800-733-2767 or go to to schedule appointments or to verify blood drive will be taking place. Call the Frederick American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, to schedule appointments for blood, double red cells and apheresis donations. Schedule subject to change.

May 23 β€” 1 to 7 p.m., Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.

May 24 β€” 1:30 to 7 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church, 21006 Twin Springs Drive, Smithsburg

May 24 β€” 1:30 to 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Co., 13063 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit

May 30 β€” 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Trinity UMC, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick

May 30 β€” 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Buckingham’s Choice, 3200 Baker Circle, Adamstown

May 30 β€” 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick

May 31 β€” 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Frederick Memorial Hospital, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick

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