Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

October 30, 2005

Substance abuse awareness program

Junction Inc. will host a "Speak Out" substance abuse awareness program Tuesday at the Westminster City Recreation Center, 11 Longwell Ave.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the band Infuseon will play at 6:30 p.m. Sarah Fleischer of 98 ROCK will emcee the program.

Youths can earn door prizes and community service hours.

Information: 410-848-6100.

Wound care facility open house Tuesday

Carroll Hospital Center will hold an open house and facility tour of its Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital's Outpatient Center.

The event includes free wound screenings, door prizes and light refreshments. Registration is requested at Health Access, 410-848-2244.

An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds - defined as wounds that won't heal with conservative treatment in four to six weeks - that could lead to long-term disability and the risk of other medical problems.

For information about the wound center or for an appointment, call 410-871-6348.

Volunteers needed for rec program

The Therapeutic Recreation program is seeking people with experience working with children, teens and adults with disabilities to enhance its program by expanding opportunities for leisure and recreation.

Those interested in helping should call Maria Gonzalez at 410-386-2452, or send a resume and program information to Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks, Therapeutic Recreation, 225 N. Center St., Room 100, Westminster 21157.

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