Health Notes

Health Notes

March 28, 2004

College presents speaker series on psychology

The psychology program at Carroll Community College is presenting a free guest speaker series that is open to the public.

The series is for anyone interested in learning about psychology, one of its subfields or how it relates to other fields.

All presentations will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.

Scheduled programs are:

Thursday: Psychology Applied to the Legal System, by Richard Ortega, Room L287.

April 15: Psychology Applied to Animal Training, by Terri Sawyer, Room M157-159.

April 22: Psychology Applied to Health, by Peter Koeppl, Room L287.

April 29: Psychology Applied to Mental Illness, by Renee Feller, Room L287.

May 6: Psychology Applied to Education, by Brent Myers, Room L287.

Information: 410-386-8100.

YMCA slates kids day, summer camp open house

Carroll County Family YMCA will hold its Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the center, 1719 Sykesville Road, Westminster.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day includes crafts and fitness activities for families, and offers information about resources and classes available at the Y.

Activities will include a "kids dance it off" demonstration, a "Y cheerleading demo" team, a magician, a balloon clown, giveaways, and healthy lifestyles activities, including bike safety and nutrition programs. An Easter egg hunt will be held at 2:15 p.m.

Also Saturday, an open house will be held for visitors to learn about the Y's summer day camp program, held from June 14 to Aug. 27. The outdoor program provides learning, challenges and values through swimming, sports, games, arts, crafts, team building, environmental education and special programs.

Specialty camps include Kiddie Kollege for preschoolers; Teen Camp; cheerleading camp; SportsMix Camp; zoo camp; nature camp; baseball and fast-pitch softball camp; golf camp; drama, art and pottery camps; aquatics and fitness camps; basketball camps; and Baltimore Blast Soccer Camp.

Information: 410-848-3660.

Rape crisis center plans fund-raiser next month

The Rape Crisis Intervention Service will hold a Circuit-a-Thon during April to benefit its programs and recognize National Rape Awareness Month.

During April, sponsored members of Ladies Workout Express in Westminster will exercise to raise money for Rape Crisis.

Business sponsors are needed to donate money each time a member goes around the circuit.

Information: 410-857-1008.

Society offers workshops for female cancer patients

The American Cancer Society will offer a "Look Good ... Feel Better" workshop for female cancer patients from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 5 at the Carroll Hospital Center Women's Place.

The free program is open to women who are learning to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Topics will include makeup techniques, hair care, wig styles and accessories.

Registration is required. The Women's Place is at 291 Stoner Ave.

Information: 888-535-4555.

Health agencies sponsor conference for seniors

The Carroll County Health Department and other agencies will sponsor the conference "Living Longer - Living Well IIII" from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 16 at Westminster Senior Center.

The conference is designed to address the needs of the growing senior population and its caregivers.

Richard Krebs, pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, will talk about "A Balanced Life in Later Years - Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social."

Other discussions will include "When Parents Disagree with their Adult Children" and "Dating Issues for the Older Adult."

Registration is $10, and $5 for seniors 60 and older. It includes lunch, dinner and snacks.

Information: 410-876-4800.

Talk focuses on health care and multiculturalism

Carroll Community College will hold the program "Multiculturalism in Health Care" from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 in the Scott Center theater on the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Barbara Leisure, vice president of operations at Carroll Lutheran Village and adjunct faculty member at McDaniel College, will speak at the free event. Her presentation will discuss expanding awareness and understanding of other people, cultures and perspectives as it pertains to health care.

The program is sponsored by Body by Carroll, an Academic Community organized for students seeking experiences to enhance their learning and professional goals in health care.

To ensure a seat, call 410-386- 8571 before April 2 or after April 12.

Mader named chairwoman of county's Relay for Life

Leah Mader of Westminster has accepted the chairmanship of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in Carroll County, scheduled for May 14 and 15 at Westminster High School.

Mader served as the on-site activities chairwoman for last year's event and is leading a planning committee of more than 35 people.

Last year's event raised more than $285,000.

Teams of up to 15 people participate by sponsoring various fund-raising events before the relay, then take turns at the event walking or running around the high school track all night.

Teams also set up and decorate campsites and other accommodations at the site. Entertainment, donated by local groups, is provided all night.

The purpose of the Relay For Life is to raise money to help fight cancer and raise awareness.

Information: 888-535-4555.

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