Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer the Mayo Clinic Diet. This 12-week workshop aims to help break unhealthy food habits. The program is led by a registered dietitian and cardiac rehabilitation specialist. Class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28, to April 15 at AAMC's Belcher Pavilion (formerly Health Sciences Pavilion), seventh floor of the Doordan Institute, Annapolis. To register, visit aamcevents.com or call 443-481-5555.
Cold weather tips
The Department of Health offers information on how to safely enjoy cold weather: Visit the website aahealth.org. Click on "cold weather tips" under "Hot topics." This includes dressings for cold weather, suggestions for items to have at home in case of a snowstorm and a list of symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite. Also, how to maintain space heaters and fireplaces.
The Department of Health is offering free vaccinations. Nasal-spray vaccine is for healthy people age 2 to 49. It is not for pregnant women. The clinics also have the high-dose flu shots for people 65 years of age and older. Pneumococcal vaccine is also available. The following locations will provide vaccinations:
•Glen Burnie Health Center, from 8:30 .m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 416 A Street, Glen Burnie 410-222-6633.
•Parole Health Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1950 Drew Street, Annapolis, 410-222-7247.
Breast cancer awareness
The Department of Health's Learn to Live program is offering a free women's health kit that includes information on cancer screenings, nutrition and other women's health topics. The health department also offers free mammograms and breast exams to eligible women. Call 410-222-7979 or visit learntolivehealthy.org.
Walk for better health
Walking is the most popular form of physical activity. A new web page sponsored by the Department of Health, aahealth.org/walk, features information about walking programs, trails and tracks.
Widow/Widowers support group for adults grieving the death of a spouse or life partner. The group meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 29 through March 5 and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 18, in the Chesapeake Life Center, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. Information: 410-987-2129.
Child loss support group providing social and emotional support to parents grieving the death of a child regardless of age or circumstance from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 1 and March 1, Chesapeake Life Center, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. Information: 410-987-2129.
Perinatal loss for individuals or couples coping with an unexpected diagnosis during pregnancy or infant loss meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Chesapeake Life Center, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. Information: 410-987-2129.
Phoenix Rising: a support group for teens, ages 13 to 18, a place to connect with others who are also grieving the death of a loved one meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Chesapeake Life Center, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. Information: 410-987-2129.
HIV/AIDS Weekly meetings for men and women will be held every Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Information: 410-222-7108.
Diabetes Support and educational programs will be offered at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Anne Arundel County Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. Information: Anita Smith 443-481-5188.
Trauma recovery support The group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the Anne Arundel County Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. Information: Elizabeth Cush, 443-481-1209.