Health Notes

Health Notes

October 03, 2004

Red Cross to benefit from restaurant diners

The American Red Cross in Carroll County is offering the public a way to raise money for people who have been affected by fires, floods, hurricanes and other disasters.

Diners can present a coupon at Pizza Hut or Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Westminster on Wednesday or Oct. 11 for the Red Cross to receive a portion of their sales proceeds.

Patrons should give their server a fund-raiser coupon at the time they dine. Coupons are available from the Red Cross office or the information booth at the Carroll County Fall Harvest Days today.

Information: 410-848-4334.

`Culinary Experience' fund-raiser set for Oct. 11

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County will hold its annual "A Culinary Experience" fund-raiser from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Martin's of Westminster.

Cuisine from area chefs will be featured, along with entertainment, a silent auction and raffles.

Participating restaurants include Antrim 1844, Buttersburg Inn, Chop House Restaurant & Pub, E.W. Beck's Pub, Gypsy's Tea Room, Harry's Main Street, Libertore's, Pour House, Maria's of Westminster, Osaka Hibachi Grill, Snickerdoodles Bakery, Starry Night Bakery and TimeOut Sports Grille.

Tickets are $40 per person or $75 for two. Tables of 10 are available for $350.

Information: 410-857-0900.

Health Department plans car safety seat check

The Carroll County Health Department will hold a child car safety seat check from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the Westminster City Recreation's Family Center on Longwell Avenue.

The safety seat check is sponsored by Safe Kids/CRASH Coalition. Trained, certified personnel check the seats for proper installation, including seat belts being locked and locking clips used correctly.

The goal of the safety seat checks is to encourage parents and caregivers to properly protect children while riding in a motor vehicle. Staff will answer questions about car seats and other child safety restraints.

Appointments are required.

Information: 410-876-4448.

Blood drive Oct. 14 at Merritt Athletic Club

Merritt Athletic Club of Eldersburg will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the center on Progress Way.

All participants will receive a complimentary 30-day membership to the club. Restrictions apply to this giveaway.

The American Red Cross will have additional giveaways for all donors.

Information: Suzanne Olden, 410-549-8855.

Copper Ridge Institute receives $98,113 grant

Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a 6th District Republican, announced that Copper Ridge Institute in Sykesville was awarded a $98,113 federal grant for its Model of Care Program to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease and other conditions that produce dementia.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging to fund improvements of dementia care through research and education.

Copper Ridge Institute strives to develop evidence-based care methods, advance research in age-related issues and teach others about care of those who suffer from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Carroll Hospital Center gets $340,000 from trust

Agnes N. Binkley, a lifetime Westminster resident, contributed $340,000 to Carroll Hospital Center through a charitable remainder trust established in 1985 at Branch Banking and Trust Company.

The donation was presented to the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation Board of Trustees, which maintains all charitable donations given to the hospital.

Binkley, who died in 1989 at age 93, often donated to charities and institutions that provide support to those in need. At the time of her death, Binkley's trust transferred to her daughter, Lola B. Crawford of Westminster.

Upon Crawford's death in April, the trust was terminated and distributed to several local charities, including the hospital. The donation will be earmarked for the Endowment Fund, from which the interest income will support needs at Carroll Hospital Center each year.

Binkley also was a member of the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary during the 1960s and 1970s and worked in the hospital's kitchen serving meals to patients and visitors.

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