Monthly Spotlight - Women's Health
October is Women's Health Month
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that two out of every three caregivers in the United States are women. Women caregivers have a greater risk for poor physical and mental health, including depression and anxiety. The COVID-19 pandemic can add even more stressors to caregiving. Click on the resources below for more facts and information about women's health.
Women, Caregiving,and Covid-19 (CDC.gov)
Getting Active (Women's Health.gov)
If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, or you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4257.
Classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center are temporarily suspended. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.
Coaching is also available through BHS, AACPS Employee Assistance Program. Call 800-327-2251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also schedule a telephonic or video appointment at BHS Coach.
Local Fitness Centers - View Employee Discounts
Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a partner in AACPS’ wellness initiative and offers AACPS employees the same discounts for their exercise classes that their own employees enjoy. Classes are temporarily suspended. Call askAAMC at (443) 481-5555 for more information. For your information, Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway, off Jennifer Road (near the Annapolis Mall).
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Learn to Live program encourages County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choices. Materials are available for all ages to help you and your family live a healthier life www.learntolivehealthy.org