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.

Time

Group classes are scheduled upon request.

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8420

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.

Time

Meets on the first Monday of every month at 5 p.m. (excludes holidays).

Contact

Stacey Blank
Phone: 240-964-1817 
Email: sblank@wmhs.com

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.

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8676

Center for Clinical Resources
Western Maryland Medical Arts Center
12502 Willowbrook Road, Suite 300
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 240-964-8787

Get Directions

Change to Win Nutrition and Weight Loss Program

Twelve-week non-diet nutrition and weight loss classes that meet once weekly on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Contact

Outpatient Community Dietitian
Phone: 240-964-8416

Visit the Nutrition and Wellness Blog

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Meet with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) one-on-one to help meet your nutrition needs based on medical conditions and lifestyle.

Contact

Outpatient Community Dietitian
Phone: 240-964-8416

Diabetics, please call the Center for Clinical Resources
Phone: 240-964-8787

Get a Referral

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.

Contact

Outpatient Community Dietician
Phone: 240-964-8416

Food for Thought Book Club

Read books promoting healthy eating and discuss with others interested in improving their health.

Contact

Outpatient Community Dietician
Phone: 240-964-8416

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.

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8418

Download the Mental Health Flyer

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
  • Nutrition
  • 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.

Contact

WMHS Community Health & Wellness
Phone: 240-964-8424

Community Garden

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

Phone: 240-964-9645
Email: garden@wmhs.com

Please include your name, number, mailing address and which location you prefer.

 

Partnerships

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.

Click here for Stepping On classes at the YMCA in Cumberland, MD.

Click here for Stepping On Classes at the South Cumberland Library in Cumberland, MD.

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.

Contact

To find out more about the complexity of poverty and how it affects us all, please call 240-964-8422.

Getting Ahead

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.

Contact & Register

Phone: 240-964-8417

Free Live Well Feel Well Class

A 2-hour session on chronic kidney disease with information provided by a registered dietitian, nurse and social worker. This can be helpful when making decisions about treatment options.

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8617

Free Heart Healthy Nutrition Classes

Nutrition class held monthly and taught by Joni Brode, RDN, LDN.

Contact & Register

Phone: 240-964-2303

Chair Yoga

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.

Time

Chair Yoga is held every other month, free to the community at WMHS.

Contact & Register

Community Wellness
Phone: 240-964-8424
Email: jziemann@wmhs.com

Free Grocery Store Tours

Led by registered dietitians, these tours take you through local stores (Aldi in Cumberland, Walmart in LaVale, Martin’s in LaVale, and Weis in Cresaptown) to help learn how to read food labels and make healthy choices.

Latest tour schedule.

Contact & Register

WMHS Food and Nutrition Department
Phone: 240-964-2303

Farmer’s Market

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.

Time

Every Wednesday from June through October, WMHS hosts a farmer’s market from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location

Parking garage across from the Medical Arts Center entrance

Contact

Phone: 240-964-8424

Screenings

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.

Resources

View the full list of the currently covered services 

Visit the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for a list of recommended preventive services

View Events and Screenings