Health Notes


July 18, 2004

Safety checkup Tuesday for child car safety seats

The Carroll County Health Department will hold a child car safety seat check from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Target store on Malcolm Drive in Westminster.

The event is sponsored by Safe Kids/CRASH Coalition. Certified personnel check the seats for proper installation, including seat belts being locked and correct use of locking clips.

The staff will answer questions about car seats and other child safety restraints.

Information: 410-876-4448.

Red Cross offering CPR, first aid classes

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

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

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

Adult CPR: Classes are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 14 at the center and Aug. 28 at the church and cost $37.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR: Classes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at the center and cost $42.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics: Classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the church and cost $35.

Babysitter's Training: For youths 11 to 15. Students learn to interview for a job, react to an emergency or sudden illness, play with children of different ages (infant to primary school age), and supervise children in all aspects of care. The class is nine hours and costs $40. Please note that state law requires that children under 8 years old must be in the care of someone age 13 or older. Information and registration: Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks, 410-386-2103.

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

Lemonade sale raises money for hospital

Selling lemonade in their neighborhood helped four young boys pass a summer day and raise money for Carroll Hospital Center.

Christopher Lessner of Westminster and friends Joshua, James and Caleb Lowdermilk of Hampstead raised money for pediatric patients in the hospital's emergency department.

The boys, all age 9 except for 5-year-old Caleb, set up the lemonade stand, where they also sold cookies, blueberries and iced tea. They used the money they raised to purchase coloring books and crayons for children who need to go to the emergency department.

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