Health Notes


October 19, 2003

Health screenings planned at TownMall of Westminster

The Carroll County Health Department will hold a Salute to Good Health festival from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at TownMall of Westminster.

Health screenings, informational booths and entertainment for the family will be featured.

Information: 410-876-4900.

Red Cross to offer CPR, first aid classes

The American Red Cross is offering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid classes around the county.

Classes will be given at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (GELC), 21 Carroll St. Westminster; and Westminster Senior Center (WSC), 125 Stoner Ave.

Participants must register and pay for classes in advance. Available courses are:

"Adult CPR": from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at WSC. $35.

"Adult CPR and First Aid Basics": from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at WSC. $40.

"Infant and Child CPR": from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at GELC. $35.

"Infant and Child CPR and First Aid": from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at GELC. $40.

"Babysitter's Training": For ages 11 to 15. The class is nine hours and costs $40. Information and registration: Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks, 410-386-2103.

"Crime Avoidance Training": Instructors will come to your facility or group for training. A minimum of 10 people is required for classes. The cost is $9.95 per person.

Information: 800-787-8002 or 410-764-4609.

Hospital names Delbusso Employee of the Year

Melissa Delbusso was named the 2003 Employee of the Year for the former Carroll County General Hospital, now Carroll Hospital Center, at the annual dinner honoring employees for milestone years of service.

A two-year employee, Delbusso was recognized for her work ethic, friendliness and concern for patient and family needs. She was selected from a group of employees chosen Employee of the Month during the year.

One of those 12 recipients who consistently goes above and beyond their daily tasks and demonstrates the hospital's values, teamwork and a positive attitude is honored as Employee of the Year.

A licensed certified social worker, Delbusso received a bachelor's degree from California University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. She lives in Sykesville.

In all, 178 employees were recognized during the dinner for length of service: 74 employees, five years; 41 employees, 10 years; 29 employees, 15 years; 18 employees, 20 years; and 11 employees, 25 years.

Doug Crowl, Cynthia Mills and Josie Tipton were honored for 30 years of service, and Elizabeth Prise and Patricia Scott were honored for 35 years. Fourteen employees from Carroll Home and Carroll Hospice, affiliates of Carroll Hospital Center, also were honored.

Open house to feature relaxation demonstrations

Three Treasures Health Center will hold an open house from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday to observe National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, supported through a partnership of alternative medicine organizations and accreditation commissions.

Frances Gander, certified acupuncturist and specialist in tai chi, qigong and Chinese herbology, will offer information about and demonstrations of the Chinese relaxation therapies.

The center also offers acupressure massage, facial rejuvenation treatments, classes in tai chi and qigong, and herbal consultation and treatment.

Imported Chinese teas will be served.

Three Treasures is at 7532 Norwood Ave., downtown Sykesville. For directions and parking, call the center at 410-549-0156.

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