UM BWMC offers a range of health screenings and classes that can help you improve your health. For more information call our Community Outreach team at 410-553-8103.
Blood Pressure Screenings
UM BWMC hosts free blood pressure screenings at Harundale Presbyterian Church in Glen Burnie. No reservation is required. Regular blood pressure checks are important because high blood pressure, which increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, often has no symptoms.
CPR Anytime classes are offered in partnership with the American Heart Association. This is not a certification class. These one-hour classes are free, but pre-registration is required.
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who's choking, and helpful information such as what to do if there's severe weather. This five-and-a-half-hour class is $50.
This seven-week smoking cessation program offers peer support and education from a certified American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking facilitator. All meetings are offered free of charge to adults who live or work in Anne Arundel County. Free nicotine patches, lozenges and gum are also available to those who participate in all of the classes.
Yoga for Pain Relief
Yoga has been shown to reduce pain, increase muscle strength, stability and flexibility, calm the nervous system and improve body image and mood. This class is for anyone with conditions such as fibromyalgia, back and other joint pain, arthritis and headaches.
Yoga for Stroke Patients
Yoga can be beneficial to continued recovery for stroke survivors. It can increase strength and flexibility, improve balance, coordination, and posture, improve breathing and the cardiovascular system, increase bone strength, improve brain function, decrease stress, and lower blood pressure. This class is recommended for any stroke survivor who has completed rehabilitation, regardless of level of ability. Physician consent is required and participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat.