Fair is for those who aid elderly, disabled


April 10, 1995|By CINDY PARR

Giving care to people who are dealing with developmental disabilities or illnesses acquired in old age can be a challenge, especially if the caregivers are family members.

But the Partners III Project on Aging and Developmental Disabilities, the Carroll County Bureau of Aging and CHANGE Inc. want to help. They are sponsoring a Caregivers Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Comfort Inn in Westminster.

More than 40 exhibitors, including county agencies, developmental disability service providers and day care centers for adults will be represented, and workshops will be held throughout the day.

Washington Heights pharmacist Art Riley will conduct drug interaction checks on prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings also will be available.

Admission is free, and an inexpensive lunch will be offered.

For caregivers who need sitter service, an on-site center will provide supervision.

Transportation to and from the fair is available.

Information: Judy Steinke at 848-4049, 876-3363 or 857-3342.


The staff and seniors at Westminster Senior Center will participate in an intergenerational program with youngsters from Carroll County Day Care Center April 17.

At 10 a.m., the children will be invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt. They will search for eggs dyed by seniors who attend programs at the center.

After the hunt, youngsters can participate in a craft program. They will be assisted by the seniors in their handiwork efforts.

The Easter egg hunt will take place rain or shine.

Information: 848-4049.


The second annual Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame banquet will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carroll Community College in Westminster.

The event, sponsored by Westminster Rotary Club, was initiated to honor the many fine athletes in the county who continue to contribute their time and talent to community service.

This year's honorees will include Jim Head, Thelma Richards, John

Bowersox, Harry Lambert and Wayne Harman. All inductees are honored with a plaque exhibited on the Wall of Fame at the college.

The $45 ticket price will include dinner and the individual presentations. Proceeds from the event will benefit charities supported by Westminster Rotary Club.

Information: 848-9050.


Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, Bear Branch Nature Center is offering a spring walk for all ages.

The program is free, and registration is required.

To register or for more information, call 848-2517.


Plan ahead to support the Westminster High School Class of 1996 Parent Booster Club April 22 at the high school, where the club will sponsor a flea market and craft mart as a fund-raiser for the class.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 50 to 75 vendors will set up shop on the stadium parking lot to sell such items as flower arrangements, linens, and home and lawn decorations.

The club is accepting applications for interested craft or flea market sellers. Single vendor spaces cost $20.

Information: Michelle Adams, 876-7175.


The Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 in downtown Westminster. Crafts people can apply for space at the festival. The cost per space is $25. For information or to obtain an application, call 848-6962 or 876-1313.


If you are looking for volunteer activities, look no further than Union Mills Homestead.

The homestead needs volunteers to guide tours through the house and mill museum to school groups and for special events.

Volunteers also are needed to take admissions and sell items at events.

Information: 848-2288.

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