Health Notes

Health Notes

April 04, 2004

Health partnership taking nominations for Neslen awards

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County will present the Dr. Janet W. Neslen Award to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding efforts to improve health care and eliminate disparities in health.

To be considered for the award, nominees should have created innovative solutions to health care access and disparity; been unafraid to act on their ideas; sought continuous improvement; worked unselfishly for the welfare of others; and respected individuals' health experiences.

Nomination forms are available at, or by calling 410-876-4425.

The deadline for nominations is April 15. The awards will be presented May 26 at the partnership's annual meeting at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center.

Qi Gong class to be held Monday evenings at CCC

Three Treasures Health Services will offer a Qi Gong class from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays from April 19 to June 14 at Carroll Community College.

The class provides techniques for cultivating energy flow and relieving stress. Sessions include meditation, stretching, relaxation, breathing and exercises.

Frances Gander, who has studied Chinese healing arts for 20 years, will teach the classes.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Fashion show to benefit Carroll Hospital expansion

The Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary will hold its annual fashion show, featuring new spring and summer styles, at "A Bouquet of Fashions" on April 21 at Martin's Westminster.

The event will begin with a cash bar at 11 a.m., followed by a lunch at noon and the fashion show at 12:45 p.m. On display will be casual, business and formal attire from Belk.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Candy Striper, the hospital's new gift shop, or by calling 410-871-7280.

Proceeds will go toward the auxiliary's $1 million pledge for the expansion project at Carroll Hospital Center.

Bureau of Aging seeks volunteer ombudsmen

The Carroll County Bureau of Aging's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to monitor nursing homes and assisted-living facilities and to uphold the rights of residents in those facilities.

Volunteers visit facilities, investigate complaints and seek to resolve problems.

Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and must complete 20 hours of classroom training. Training provides participants with a working knowledge of the ombudsman program and the long-term care system.

Topics will include residents' rights, aging, confidentiality and complaint investigation.

Training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 to 22 at the Bureau of Aging, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster. Volunteers must attend all classes.

Registration is required. Information: 410-848-4049 or 410-876-3363.

Red Cross offering pet first aid training

The American Red Cross is offering pet first aid training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the Brethren Service Center

Pet owners can learn how to respond to choking, poisoning, weather exposure, accidents and allergic conditions in their animals.

Classes cost $40.

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

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