Bereavement center plans support group for young widows...

Health Notes

January 20, 2002

Bereavement center plans support group for young widows

The Center for Grief and Loss at Stella Maris will hold a five-week support group for young widows, including anyone with children at home, in Eldersburg starting Jan. 29.

The group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Faith Lutheran Church, off West Hemlock Drive.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-252-4500, Ext. 741.

Health Department offers safety technician training

The Carroll County Health Department will sponsor a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Child Passenger Safety Technician training course next month.

Classes will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5-7 and Feb. 9 at the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department on Route 32 at Freedom Avenue.

In case of inclement weather, the course will be held Feb. 8.

The final class will be a car seat check at Jeff Barnes Chevrolet/Oldsmobile in Eldersburg.

Participants must attend all four days in order to obtain technician status.

The cost for the training will be covered through a Maryland Highway Safety Office grant, Sykesville fire department, county Health Department and volunteer instructors. No prior knowledge is required.

Registration deadline is Jan. 28. Information and registration: Kim Spangler, 410-876-4966.

Car safety seat checks set for Feb. 9 and 12

The Carroll County Health Department will hold a child car safety seat check from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Jeff Barnes Chevy/Oldsmobile in Eldersburg.

A second car seat check will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at Gamber and Community Volunteer Fire Company at Route 32 and Niner Road.

The safety seat check is sponsored by Safe Kids/CRASH Coalition.

Members of the department staff will check for proper installation of safety seats and answer questions about car seats.

Appointments are required.

The Health Department also will accept used car seats from Feb. 9 to 15. People who donate used car seats will receive by mail a $5 Target gift certificate for each car seat.

Information: 410-876-4448.

Tevis to head campaign to raise funds for hospital

Jack Tevis, president of S.H. Tevis & Son Inc. of Westminster, has been named chairman of Carroll County General Hospital's "Fulfilling the Promise" campaign to raise money for the facility's $62 million expansion and endowment program.

Tevis has been a volunteer and supporter of the hospital and its programs for many years.

Other committee members include: Todd brown, CCGH board of directors chairman; Melvin Mills, president of Mills Communications; Lee and Louna Primm of BB&T Bank; Andrew Green, M.D., anesthesiologist at CCGH; Brian Haight, Haight Funeral Home; and Susan Bohn and Kathy Palaia, hospital employees.

The five-year expansion plan will be funded through hospital operating revenues, long-term debt and philanthropy.

The project will include the relocation and expansion of the emergency department, construction of four in-patient floors atop the south wing, renovation and development of out-patient services and creation of an in-patient hospice facility and medical office building.

Calendar

Compassionate Friends Infants Group, a Carroll County group for parents bereaved because of miscarriages, stillbirth and infant death, will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Church of the Brethren, Bond Street. Information: 410-321-7053.

The VA Maryland Health Care System mobile health clinic will be stationed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Ave., The clinic will provide health screenings and offer Veterans Affairs enrollment information for veterans. Information or appointment: 800-351-8387, Ext. 2281.

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