'Pathways' offers support for those in mourning CENTRAL--Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

NEIGHBORS

February 08, 1993|By CINDAY PARR

Dealing with the loss of a loved one or a close friend is hard.

Often, being able to share the feelings of loss with someone who understands helps to make the pain more tolerable.

For people who are suffering from a loss, Carroll Hospice is offering a support group called "Pathways," which begins at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

The workshop will take place at the Carroll Hospice office, 95 Carroll St. in Westminster.

"This group is open to anyone who has suffered any type of loss as a result of separation, divorce or death," said Susan Hannon, director of bereavement services for Carroll Hospice.

"We'll be talking about how these people are actively coping with their day-to-day living and the things they are doing to work with their loss. We will share each other's coping skills and provide support."

Ms. Hannon said the group may meet more frequently than the one night.

This will be discussed tomorrow evening.

The workshop is free of charge, and those interested should call 857-1838 to register.

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A group of individuals interested in starting a Youth Recreation Council met at East Middle School last week to toss around ideas regarding the formulation of such an organization.

Don Smith, recreation supervisor with the county's Department of Recreation and Parks, said the goal of the new council will be to serve all county youth with a variety of programs.

"What we want to do is formulate a broader-based Youth Recreation Council from toddler to age 21," Mr. Smith said.

"We want to see new programs and keep existing programs strong and healthy," he said.

Existing programs include the overnight "lock-in" open to all county high school students.

Mr. Smith said that one program the council will actively pursue for this year is Project Graduation.

"Project Graduation would be a graduation party for every county high school graduate to attend. We would have parties on three different nights so they would not conflict with each high school's graduation ceremonies," Mr. Smith said.

The Youth Recreation Council will continue to meet at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at East Middle School. Attend the meetings and voice your ideas for new programs.

Information: 857-2103.

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From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, students at Sandymount Elementary School will be participating in "Jump Rope for Heart," sponsored by the American Heart Association.

February is Heart Month, and the event is designed to help students promote physical education and cardiovascular health.

Pledges they obtain will help the Carroll County Chapter of the Heart Association fight heart disease and strokes. Students in grades two through five are allowed to jump, and each participant will receive a jump rope.

Additional prizes will be awarded to students based on the amount of pledge money they return.

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Have you ever wondered what it might have been like to be a child growing up during the Civil War?

The Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library would like to take a trip back to those times when there were few toys, and no television or radio.

Children in grades two and up are invited to attend "A Civil War Experience" at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Children will learn about Civil War legends and play games popular during that period.

For information and to register, call 848-4250.

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