Tobacco Cessation Program
Support is available to you if you want to quit using tobacco products. WMHS Community Health and Wellness staff will help develop a personalized plan for quitting and provide the information and resources needed.
Group classes are scheduled upon request.
Better Breathers Club
Western Maryland Health System Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Better Breathers Club is a support group for individuals with chronic lung disease. Click here to learn more.
Living Well With Diabetes Program
Education is the key to being empowered to manage diabetes, avoid its complications, and achieve optimum health. Living Well with Diabetes is a one-day self-management training (DSMT) that covers the many aspects of diabetes self-management and glycemic control.
It’s an enjoyable day filled with practical information and tools to make managing diabetes easier. The team of Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE), registered dietitians, pharmacists, nurses, and a physical therapist provides support and expertise. A family member or support person is welcome to attend the program.
Center for Clinical Resources
Western Maryland Medical Arts Center
12502 Willowbrook Road, Suite 300
Cumberland, MD 21502
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity
Intensive behavioral therapy sessions with a dietitian are available to assist you if you’re covered by Medicare and have a BMI greater than 30 to lose weight. The program is provided at WMHS Primary Care in the WMHS Medical Arts building and LaVale Plaza.
Outpatient Community Dietician
Mental Health First Aid
Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone – friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.
Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to individuals with the signs and symptoms of mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.
Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course – first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens.
Health and Wellness Coaching
A WMHS Health and Wellness Coach can help you move beyond your barriers to identify your unique needs and goals. Be realistic and yet, inspiring!
- What would your life look like at your ideal level of wellness?
- What do you value most in your life?
- What would you be doing more of?
- What would you be doing less of?
Areas Of Focus:
- Health & Wellbeing
- Personal Growth/Development
- Physical Activity
- Tobacco Cessation
- Stress Management
Health and wellbeing coaching includes such topics as physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, stress management, and much, much more.
Sessions are free and range from 30 to 60 minutes. Coaching can be done in person or over the telephone.
WMHS Community Health & Wellness
Enjoy your very own garden space at no cost, to grow vegetables and fruits to keep for yourself or share with the community. Community Garden takes place at multiple locations. We provide individuals 5×10 feet garden plot, tools and water, natural, organic fertilizer, and the plants (or feel free to bring your own).
The Community Garden grand opening will be the Day of Caring, which takes place in the spring. Gardeners are encouraged to have fall vegetables from May to December (until the first frost).
Register a Spot
Please include your name, number, mailing address and which location you prefer.
We proud to partner with local groups to provide the community with education and activities:
Healthy Parks, Healthy People (Rocky Gap)
Stepping On (Fall Prevention Program in partnership with YMCA and HRDC)
Stepping On is a proven program designed to build confidence and reduce falls for adults. Stepping On leaders coach you to recognize your risk of falling and help you build the balance, strength and practical skills you need to avoid falling. You learn in a fun, hands-on way, putting information to use from the very first session.
Stepping On workshops meet for two hours every week for seven weeks. Local experts, trained Stepping On leaders and other group members support and encourage you to find solutions to make your home safer and your body stronger. You’ll regain the confidence to stay active in your community to do the things you want to do.
Bridges to Opportunity
Bridges to Opportunity is a community-wide initiative to build resources for you and the community. The initiative strives to help move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency, reduce social costs related to crime, poor health, and welfare, strengthen educational attainment and job skills, enhance economic development, and revitalize neighborhoods.
To find out more about the complexity of poverty and how it affects us all, please call 240-964-8422.
Getting Ahead is a 20-week class, offered four times a year, that helps people living in instability learn how to build resources and skills to move them to stability. The class helps you address challenging situations such as employment, transportation, and childcare. In Getting Ahead, people share experiences and gain hope to create a new future story.
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Free Heart Healthy Nutrition Classes
Nutrition class held monthly and taught by Joni Brode, RDN, LDN.
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It is a gentle slow paced yoga that is performed using the benefit of a chair to support the body throughout the poses. Beneficial if you have mobility issues. It helps maintain flexibility, your range of motion, spinal strength, mental awareness, calmness, digestion, and many other bodily functions.
Chair Yoga is held every other month, free to the community at WMHS.
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Free Grocery Store Tours
Good health begins with farm fresh produce, so we encourage everyone to take advantage of the weekly farmer’s market. Local farmers will set up their produce, homemade jams, baked goods, and more.
Every Wednesday from June through October, WMHS hosts a farmer’s market from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Parking garage across from the Medical Arts Center entrance
Chronic Pain Self-Management
Living with chronic pain? Discover strategies and skills to help you manage your pain.
Originally developed by Stanford University, this free six-week workshop explores:
- The mind-body connection
- The connection between food and chronic pain
- The benefits of physical activity
- Ways to communicate with your doctor and family.
For more information, please contact WMHS Community Wellness at 240-964-8424.
Preventive screenings are recognized as a cost-effective way to identify and treat potential health problems before they develop or worsen. Individuals may be eligible for screening at little cost or through insurance.
Recommendations may vary from organization to organization and frequently change as new information becomes available. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force conducts scientific reviews of preventive health care services and develops recommendations for primary care providers and health systems.