Hospice picks specialist as medical director

NEIGHBORS

September 01, 1994|By JONI GUHNE

It's Sept. 1: Do you know where your "Lion King" lunch box is?

First-graders begin a journey this week that is remarkably fresh in the memories of their parents and grandparents.

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Soon to celebrate 15 years of service, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Anne Arundel County's largest nonprofit agency for the care of terminally ill patients and their families, announces the arrival of its new medical director, Dr. Russell DeLuca.

To direct its expanding nursing staff and related medical employees who care for the ever-increasing patient load, Chesapeake has engaged the 39-year-old specialist in oncology and hematology.

He is a clinical associate professor at the University of Maryland, as well as being on staff at North Arundel Hospital and Harbor Hospital Center.

"When you are involved with oncology . . . you naturally get involved with hospices," says Dr. DeLuca, who sees hospice care as an extension of a doctor's caring for his patients.

Irwin Abrams, president of Hospice of the Chesapeake, says, "Dr. DeLuca's knowledge of disease processes and pain management . . . will certainly benefit our patients and families."

Supported by a team of volunteers, hospice is offering a free training course for volunteers from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 19 through Nov. 21, at the Millersville office. Volunteers visit patients and families, work in bereavement programs and help with fund raising and community relations.

Contact Sarah Totushek or Frankie Hall at 987-2003.

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If you're a female resident of Greater Severna Park looking for new friends with similar interests, discover the luncheon meetings, interest groups and couples' activities of the Severna Park Newcomers Club.

Newcomers invites you to a reception from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 13 at Severna Park United Methodist Church on Benfield Boulevard.

For details, contact Marguerite Ehinger, 544-9209, or Susan McDaniel, 987-5532.

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"This T (as in golf tee) Is for Technology" is the slogan for the Sept. 12 Chesapeake Academy Golf Tournament at Chartwell Golf and Country Club.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m., with check-in and driving-range time. A shotgun start at noon follows an optional lunch. A hole-in-one wins you a new car from JBA Chevrolet. The $125 golf package includes greens and cart fees, refreshments, prizes and an awards banquet.

All proceeds will help buy computers, software and science lab equipment for the students at Chesapeake Academy.

L Deadline for reservations is Sept. 9. Information: 647-9612.

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Archbishop Spalding High School announces its third annual Memorial Golf Tournament on Oct. 3 at the Bay Hills Golf Course in Arnold.

The event honors Lt. Jamie Love, a U.S. Navy pilot who died during Operation Desert Shield. A 1977 graduate of Spalding, Lieutenant Love is remembered as an outstanding athlete and honor student.

Golf fees are $85 each or $340 per foursome. The event begins with a shot gun start at 8:45 a.m. and concludes with an awards dinner at 2:30 p.m.

For $35, nongolfers may attend the dinner.

Deadline for reservations is Sept. 26.

For details, call 969-9105.

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Members of the Jewish community will celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, on Sept. 6. Combined with Yom Kippur on Sept. 15, the two holidays compose the Jewish High Holy Days.

For information about special services at Temple Beth Shalom in Arnold, call 974-0900.

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The Old Mill High School Band Boosters is planning a fall craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 in the school cafeteria.

A limited number of spaces are available.

Call 760-8221.

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