IMAGE Wellness Series: Wellness Without Limits – Nutrition is for Everyone!

Image Wellness Series. Wellness Without Limits: Nutrition is for Everyone! Wednesday, March 13 at 2:00 PM via Zoom. A woman eats from a bowl full of colorful vegetables.

Wednesday, March 13 at 2:00 PM via Zoom

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, The IMAGE Center invites you to a one-of-a-kind event centered on strategies for a healthy body and mind, featuring special guests Denise Lichaa and Wendy Messersmith. Our guests will share their personal stories, tips we can all use to fuel our bodies properly, and how to develop the healthy mindset that accompanies a healthy body. CART services will be provided.

Register for IMAGE Wellness Series: Wellness Without Limits – Nutrition is for Everyone!

Meet Our Presenters

Denise Lichaa, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years and have spent the majority of my time working at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute, some of you may know it as Kernan. I love to eat and enjoy sharing my passion for food with others. Food is love and spreading the love of the best nutrition to fuel our bodies is important to help us feel great as we continue to age.

Wendy Messersmith, Certified Independent Optavia Health Coach and CEO of URHealthy Vision, LLC

My educational and professional background is in small business and retail. But when my family and I lost a combined 282 pounds, with me losing 95 pounds of that weight, my life and my career changed focus. I now work to help people develop healthy physical and mental habits, using the lessons I have learned along my own health journey to mentor others toward their goals. Learn more about Wendy’s story and follow her journey on her Facebook page.

Register for IMAGE Wellness Series: Wellness Without Limits – Nutrition is for Everyone

I AM Aware…Of My Financial Health

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March 25, 2024
2:00 am – 3:00 am

The Public Health Workforce at Maryland Centers for Independent Living invites you to join us on Monday, March 25th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm for the 3rd installment of the I AM series. This event is funded by Maryland Public Health Funds.

Join us for I AM – Aware… Of My Financial Health. Speakers will discuss topics on how to be financially informed and prepared for possible future pandemics. Tabatha Caldwell from Shore United Bank will discuss online banking, how to set up a representative payee account, and explain the role of an authorized user. Kelly Nelson from Maryland ABLE will provide information about the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Account) and how it benefits individuals living with disabilities. Pamela Ford from the Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living (SMCIL) will discuss benefits from the Social Security Administration such as SSI/SSDI.

Register for I AM – Aware…Of My Financial Health

If you need any reasonable accommodations, please contact Reilly Guarnero at

The virtual conversation

Every 3rd Friday on Zoom – 2 – 3pm

Join the virtual conversation! A discussion with nursing facility residents and people with disabilities in the community. A collaboration between Image Center and Independence NOW.

Contact Crystal Brockington (443.219.7407) or Shannon Minnick (240.638.0070)

VME Client Services Meetings

Second Wednesday of each month by Zoom. 6pm

Volunteer engineers & medical professionals review new requests submitted by family members, caregivers, teachers and medical professionals.  Zoom meetings are arranged with clients to gather information about the requests. Great way to meet clients and work as a team. Recent graduates are encouraged to participate.

More about Volunteers for Medical Engineering

VME – Project Review and Approval Committee (PRAC)

Fourth Wednesday of each month by Zoom – 6pm

More about Volunteers for Medical Engineering

Volunteer engineers and medical professionals review, approve, and monitor all projects for feasibility, quality, and safety. School teams make presentations on their project designs which provides students with an opportunity to sharpen presentation skills before a panel of professionals. PRAC signs off on all product deliveries. It’s a fascinating meeting where volunteers put their heads together to come up with innovative solutions for our clients.

Housing Information Workshop

Third Thursday of every month 2pm – 4pm

Each month, we hold a workshop for those in need of housing to connect with resources throughout Maryland. Sign-up for Weinberg and Section 811 waiting lists. We have limited space so please sign up in advance at: or call 443-320-4008.

Note: These events are paused now due to COVID-19. Reach out to us at the contact information above to learn more about housing resources and we will work with you one-on-one.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Chapter Meeting

Third Thursday of every month 7pm – 9pm

Contact the Image Center for more information

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