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Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

Join with the HCLHIC and member organizations as we take part in community-wide efforts to improve health and reduce health disparities here in Howard County.

Register for an upcoming FREE webinar that promotes healthy movement, mindful meditation, healthy eating, and more.

Walktober 2021

Join HCLHIC and local partners for a month of walk/move events called Walktober2021, a celebration of our State’s official exercise and a call to action to promote walking for improved health for residents of all ages and abilities. For upcoming Walktober 2021 events and webinars and 1-mile HC park walking & moving maps, click here.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

Check out the evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management programs offered in October. Topics include pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and communicating with doctors.

For additional information, please visit here

DASH-Plus: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension - Plus Physical Activities!

DASH-Plus is high blood pressure management program for adults who have high blood pressure (managed with or without medication) and are 55 and older. The program is led by dieticians and trained University of Maryland Extension Educators. Register for workshops that fit your needs.

  • Fruits and Vegetables - Thursday, October 7, 3pm
  • Grocery Shopping & Budgeting Tips - Thursday, October 14, 3pm
  • The Power of Protein - Thursday, October 21, 3pm
  • Fats & Sweets - Thursday, October 28, 3pm

Howard County Office on Aging and Independence Virtual Offerings Guide

Explore a variety of opportunities in October to keep you moving, learning, and socializing at home or in person.

Deciphering the Nutrition Facts Label...What does it All Mean? - Thursday, October 7, 11 am

Are you confused by the new food labels? Want to have a better understanding of added sugars, protein, types of carbohydrates, and what it means for your health? Join Nutritionist Carmen Roberts as we break down the label to understand what foods are best to choose when grocery shopping. Presented by Carmen Roberts, R.D.

Click here to join. Meeting #2313 067 0292; Password: Fall50+

Cancer Focus: Yoga for Lymphatic Health Tuesday, October 26, 2 pm

Yoga is known for the exercises that lead to better flexibility and balance. But yoga has many wider health benefits and is increasingly incorporated into complementary medical protocols to strengthen immunity and ad-dress specific conditions. Drawing on her training as a yoga therapy teacher, Lynn will review current research and introduce a gentle yoga practice that will increase the circulation of lymph -- the clear fluid that moves through the body to pick up and filter out bacteria, viruses, and other toxins -- and prepare us for the winter months ahead. Presented by Lynn Engelke

Click here below to join. Meeting #2302 937 0818; Password: Fall50+

Virtual Group Fitness Class Pass

With a goal of maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the holiday season, it is important to establish a routine including regular physical activity.  The virtual group fitness class pass offers access to 20 weekly classes for a monthly cost of $38. To register, you can call 410.313.1400 or 410.313.5440 (voice/relay) Monday - Friday between 10 am - 2 pm. Those registered will receive the links and passwords for October classes at the end of August.  To register on-line using your Active Net account: Search: Virtual 50+ Exercise Classes/A02490.403 on the Active Net site: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/. Passes purchased after the 15th of the month have a reduced fee ($20).

Giant Food Webinars

Kidney Smart - Wednesday, October 27, 11am

Join Kidney Smart® for online classes taught by kidney care experts available in the comfort of your home. Register here.

*View a list of other FREE live nutrition webinars hosted by Giant Food under the "Wellness" section on their website here.


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