Cardiologist to speak at seminar on lifestyle, fitness...

Health Notes

February 24, 2002

Cardiologist to speak at seminar on lifestyle, fitness

Merritt Athletic Club of Eldersburg will offer a free seminar for National Health Month.

The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday and feature cardiologist Dr. Scott Jerome. He will discuss fitness and lifestyle changes for those who have suffered a heart attack or other cardiac event.

Nonmembers are welcome. Registration is requested.

Merritt Athletic Club is at 1388 Progress Way. Information: 410- 549-8855.

Speakers to discuss advance directives

Carroll Lutheran Village's quarterly community outreach seminar at 7:30 p.m. March 7 will be "Designing Your Own Life Choices Through Advance Directives."

The panelists will include Alva Baker, vice president of Episcopal Ministries; Amber Curtis of Dulaney & Leahy; Cheri Schymansky, social worker; and the Rev. Jimmie Schwartz, chaplain of Carroll Lutheran Village.

Speakers will address medical, legal, psychosocial and spiritual implications of making decisions about end-of-life care.

In addition to discussing powers of attorney, the panelists will address the criteria that make an advance directive valid. Participants will have time at the end of the program to complete an advance directive.

The program is free to the public. The seminar will be held in Krug Chapel on the Carroll Lutheran Village campus.

Leader hired for initiative to strengthen community

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County has hired Stacey Taylor as project coordinator for The Alliance.

The Alliance is an initiative dedicated to strengthening youth, families and neighborhoods through community effort.

Taylor will be responsible for the research, development and coordination of social health improvement programs with The Alliance's partners.

A long-time Carroll resident, Taylor is a graduate of Towson University. She previously worked in account management for several Baltimore advertising agencies.

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of Carroll residents.

Information: 410-848-0090.

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