Fat-burning, toning aerobics classes start at five area...

HEALTH NOTES

May 23, 2000

Fat-burning, toning aerobics classes start at five area schools

The county Recreation and Parks Department and Bio Aerobic Inc. will co-sponsor fitness classes for adults and teens at five schools beginning the week of June 12. The classes include fat-burner aerobics - high and low impact - and tone-and-firm and step aerobics.

Classes cost $47.50, and will meet twice weekly for eight weeks at Northeast High School, Lindale/Brooklyn Park Middle School, and Lake Shore, Belle Grove and Southgate elementaries.

Sessions also are being planned for other locations around the county. Information or a brochure for all classes: 410-956-1084.

Donation lets hospital expand diabetes classes

North Arundel Hospital will use a recent donation from Kop-Flex Co. in Hanover to purchase two videocassette recorders and monitors for community diabetes education.

The hospital's foundation also supplied funds for a series of educational videos on diabetes. The hospital will present the equipment to the North County library at Harundale and the O'Malley Senior Center in Odenton for community use.

Kop-Flex donated the money after the hospital's fifth-floor nurse manager, Paula Kenny, volunteered to provide seminars on diabetes to the Hanover company's employees.

Diabetes is the third-leading cause of patient admission to North Arundel, the hospital noted in its announcement.

The hospital has implemented a diabetes self-management plan for patients, and offers a free diabetes support group meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm. on the third Wednesday each month in North Arundel's radiology conference room.

Bereavement camp for kids now accepting applications

Hospice of the Chesapeake's Spiritual Care and Bereavement Center is accepting applications for Camp Nabe, a weekend bereavement camp for childen ages 6 to 14.

The camp will be held Aug. 18-20 at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville. The camp is free, but there is a $15 processing and postage fee.

Information: 410-987-2129.

Alzheimer's group seeks program participants

The Alzheimer's Association is conducting interviews for participation in a program serving people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease, or dementia.

The program's goal is to provide people who are aware of their memory loss with opportunities to talk about the disease with peers and professionals.

Prospective participants and their families will be screened by telephone and interviews.

People who have early Alzheimer's disease will meet under the guidance of two professional facilitators for five months. A family caregiver group meets concurrently, with a peer facilitator to address caregivers' needs for information and support.

The program's Anne Arundel group meets from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1300 West St., Annapolis. Information: 410-561-9099.

Calendar

Lupus disability: A free program for people with lupus, and their families and friends, on the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits will be presented by Maryland Lupus Foundation at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the third-floor conference center at North Arundel Hospital. Information: 800-777-0934.

Support groups

Adult diabetes: An adult diabetes support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Severn Room at Anne Arundel Medical Center's Medical Park. Individual consultations with a dietitian, a nurse educator, a pharmacist and an exercise physiologist are available, and group classes are held at 7 p.m. Mondays. Information: 410-897-6116.

Ostomy: Anne Arundel Ostomy Association will meet at 8 p.m. on June 1 in the third-floor main conference room at North Arundel Hospital. It is free and open to family and friends. Information: 410-766-0532.

Joint replacement: The Baltimore-Washington Hip and Knee Center at North Arundel Hospital sponsors a joint-replacement support groupat 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month in the hospital's Subacute Unit. The program is free, but reservations are required. Information: 410-787-4367.

Crohn's/colitis: A support group for people with Crohn's disease and colitis meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Donner Community Health Pavilion on Anne Arundel Medical Center's Medical Park. The meetings are free and open to the public. Information: 410-267-1271.

Oncology: Harbor Hospital Center sponsors an oncology support group from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays in the North Main conference room. Information: 410-350-3487.

Fibromyalgia: A fibromyalgia support group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Tuesday each month at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Blvd. Information: 410-544-5433.

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