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Evergreen Cove Workshops

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Three Day Jewelry Making Intensive
Explore a variety of non-traditional jewelry making techniques.
with Sue Stockman
Friday-Sunday,  February 19-21
Friday:  6:30-8:30 pm
Saturday:  9:30 am-4:30 pm
Sunday:  10:00 am-3:00 pm
The Anthropology of Food
Learn about food and socialization, food taboos and food as underlying metaphors for culture and society.
with Gail Benjamin
Tuesdays, February 23, March 9 & 23
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Stress-less Acupuncture
Let soothing music, acupuncture and the power of group qi take you to a state of deep relaxation.
with Jen Coleman
Thursday, February  25                   5:30-6:30 pm
Yoga for Ease and Grace
The ability to step into life gracefully is within reach!
with Kathy Quackenbush
Fridays, February 26-March 26     9:00-10:15 am
The Conscious Lover: Lessons from Imago
If love is the answer, how do we really achieve it?
with Teresa Hunt
Saturday, February 27               10:00 am-1:00 pm

Beginner Vegetable Gardening
Make this the season for your vegetable garden dream to finally come alive.
with Elizabeth Beggins
Saturday, February 27                         2:00-4:30 pm     

Reiki I

Learn an ancient method of natural, hands-on healing.
with Dell St. Ana
Sunday, February 28                 10:30 am-6:30 pm

Public Safety Workers Find Comfort with Their Chiropractor

(January 15, 2010; Chester) A study of public safety personnel placed under chiropractic care reveals and improvement in the overall health of these workers.

Changes in Physical State and Self-Perceptions in Domains of Health Related Quality of Life among Public Safety Personnel Undergoing Chiropractic Care – authored by Spartanburg, SC Drs. Wesley McAllister and W.R. Boone – was published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. The firefighters , emergency and public utility workers who took part in the study averaged 5.5 months of chiropractic care. The patients ranged in age from mid-20’s to the late-60’s. They were assessed on a weekly basis and adjusted when necessary.

The research demonstrated that chiropractic care coincided with a decrease in back pain and other physical ailments after a relatively short period of time. The research also revealed that the patients themselves gave their general health and well-being a higher rating following care.

“Even in the short term, chiropractic care benefited the health of the study group,” commented Dr. John Jennings, a Chester-based chiropractor. “The study depicts the workers’ significant physical improvements and enhanced self-perceptions of their overall wellness – combining one’s physical, mental and emotional status,” added Jennings.

Shore Health System February Events and Classes

February 2010 Event/Screenings

Blood Pressure Screenings

Every Monday through Thursday, except holidays, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Diagnostic and Imaging Center, 10 Martin Court, Easton. FREE. Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. No appointment needed.

Every Tuesday and Friday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Dorchester General Hospital, main lobby, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. FREE. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary. No appointment needed.

Breast Cancer Screenings

Day and evening appointments available at Shore Regional Breast Center, Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton. Open to uninsured or underinsured women, aged 20-39 and over 64, who meet income guidelines. Call 410-820-9400 to schedule an appointment.

Support Groups         

Cancer Support Groups  

Pre-natal Yoga Class

Prenatal Yoga:
A special drop-in class for mommies-to-be! 

 Sundays   9:30-10:30 am

$15 per class 

Pregnant woman
Appropriate for all trimesters, prenatal yoga at Evergreen Cove allows time for expectant mothers to connect with their changing bodies and developing babies.  Modified postures and supportive props will be used to help mothers-to-be nurture their bodies while increasing their physical strength, stamina and flexibility.  No prior yoga experience required.  

Are you a runner? Would you like to be?

Ask any runner, and he or she will say that running is one of the easiest and least-expensive ways to maintain lifelong fitness. Running is for everybody, no matter your age, gender, shape, or size. The benefits to your cardiovascular system, strength, and emotional well-being are worth their weight in gold, and joining a running club makes it a social outlet as well!

Running ROCKS brings together the old and the new, from seasoned athletes to beginning runners, from adults to kids, from marathon junkies to weekend warriors, from individuals looking for a running buddy to entire families.

Saturday morning runs will begin at Idlewild Park at 8 a.m., starting November 7.

Annual dues are $25 for individuals, $15 for students (preschool to college), and $30 for families.

Club Benefits*

  • Saturday a.m. runs complete with maps, coaching advice, and running buddies.
  • Training programs to meet your race or fitness goals.
  • Kids’ programs, including training for fun runs and 5Ks and conditioning for spring or fall sports.
  • Workshops and discussions on topics of interest to runners.
  • Reduced registration for Marathon ROCKS.
  • And more!

Breast Center Visits Talbot YMCA

On Monday, October 19, Shore Regional Breast Center staff will visit the YMCA of Talbot County to provide information about breast health. Nurses and educators from the Breast Center will be available throughout the day beginning at 5:30 a.m. to offer free information about breast self-examination, mammograms and the latest developments in breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Shore Regional Breast Center is located at The Memorial Hospital at Easton. Services available include digital mammography, stereotactic and ultrasound guided core biopsies and fine needle aspirations as well as surgical services. The Breast Center’s genetic counseling program provides guidance for women who have been assessed to be at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. The Wellness for Women program offers monthly screening mammograms and clinical breast exams at Shore Regional Breast Center for minority women and those who are medically underserved, uninsured and underinsured.

The YMCA of Talbot County is located at 202 Peach Blossom Road in Easton. For more information about Shore Regional Breast Center, call 410 820-1000 or visit www.shorehealth.org/services/breastcenter.


Learn to Take Charge of Your Life

Learn to Take Charge of Your Life at Evergreen Cove Mini-Conference

Easton—On Saturday, October 17 Evergreen Cove will present “Your Whole Life Toolbox: A How-to Mini Conference on Taking Charge of Your Life.” The conference will offer sessions on building relationships, financial planning, sustainable food choices, and more. The daylong conference includes a homemade lunch featuring produce from Evergreen Cove’s Victory Garden.

                   Presenters (from left) Dr. Amber Golshani, Elizabeth Beggins, Elizabeth Spurry, Linda Mastro and Anna Harding

Presenters (from left) Dr. Amber Golshani, Elizabeth Beggins, Elizabeth Spurry,

Linda Mastro and Anna Harding

“Participants will learn how to make small changes in their lives that can make a big difference,” says Naomi Hyman, Evergreen Cove’s Director of Programs, Mission and Communication. “It’s easier than you might think to find balance and simplicity.”

Weight-loss for Life

with Amber Golshani, ND

Attend this FREE class and learn how to empower yourself to lose weight in a truly healthy way—and keep it off forever!

How fat loss, done in a healthy way, will dramatically improve your health, sense of well being, and reduce your risk of the most dangerous diseases.

How to go from storing fat to burning fat.

How balancing your blood sugar can lower your blood pressure, eliminate your chronic pain, and lower your cholesterol.

The keys to weight loss for life.

Eight-Year Old’s Chronic Earaches Helped by Chiropractic Care

Local Doctor Points to Hopeful Case Study Result

         (August 15, 2009, Chester, Md.).   Chiropractic care is often thought of by the public only in terms of relief from back and neck pain, but doctors of chiropractic have long espoused the health benefits received by patients for a wide variety of ailments.

          “There are certainly no guarantees with any course of care,” said Dr. John Jennings, a Kent Island-based chiropractor who strives to keep current with the latest research and developments in health and wellness.   “And every case depends on the specific factors associated with that case.  But we see, from time to time, individual case studies that give rise to hope for many.”

          Dr. Jennings cited a recent case study by two colleagues involving an 8-year old female suffering from chronic earaches, headaches, and sinus pain.

          “Aside from the common cold, ear infections are probably the most frequently diagnosed ailment among children,” said Dr. Jennings.  “This particular patient had undergone multiple emergency room visits, two surgeries on her ear drums and one surgery on her sinuses, and several rounds of antibiotic treatment, all to no avail.”

What Constitutes a "Miracle Cure"?

chiropractic chartby Cyndi Paxton Johnson

I'm a cynic - ask anyone. You have to prove everything to me - I don't blindly accept anyone's words. Health care is no different. I've left mainstream medicine since having children and dabbled with alternative medicines.

I use a few homeopathic remedies - with good results. I've treated illnesses with herbs, including my husband's kidney stones - without hesitation. I eschew the beta blockers the cardiologist recommended and instead treat my heart arthymia with fish oil and coenzyme Q10 - with excellent results. We've occasionally sought chiropractic care for injuries - and been satisfied with the outcome. And yet...I've never experienced a so-called miracle cure that made my mouth drop open.

Until now.

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