Health Notes


November 13, 2005

Hospital fundraiser to honor loved ones

The Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary is sponsoring its Tree of Lights fundraiser to memorialize and honor loved ones.

A tree-lighting ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Westminster hospital's main lobby.

Lights may be purchased by anyone wishing to remember a loved one.

The cost for lights is $5 per person, $10 per family, $25 per club or organization, $100 per industry or business and $50 for an angel for the tree.

Honorees will be named in the Book of Honor on display in the hospital lobby through January.

Lights may be purchased through Jan. 13.

Information: 410-871-7280.

Red Cross offering first aid classes

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

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

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

Infant and Child CPR: Class is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at WSC and costs $40.

Infant and Child CPR and First Aid: Class is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at WSC and costs $45.

Adult CPR: Class is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 17 at GELC and costs $40.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR: Class is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 at GELC and costs $45.

Information: 800-787-8002 or 410-624-2060.

Carroll Hospice plans Memory Tree

Carroll Hospice is sponsoring a Memory Tree that will be on display at Westminster TownMall from Dec. 1 to 31.

A tree-lighting ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 1.

The tree is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one and wishes to remember them.

Memory tree ornaments are available for purchase and pick up after the holidays. A $5 donation per ornament is requested.

Information: 410-871-8000.

The Arc recognizes outstanding staff

The Arc of Carroll County recently held its "Catch Me Caring" employee awards breakfast to recognize staff for outstanding performance.

Awards are given to people who go above and beyond in the performance of their jobs in helping consumers.

Award recipients were: Ray Bloom, Paula Brooks, John Christian, Cora Evans, Steve Green, Shirley Harpster, Sharon Kline, Bonnie Kraft, Jimmy Long, Luke Pearson, Tyler Pearson, Norma Prince, Melissa Ryan, Jackie Shuck and Barb Williams.

The Arc of Carroll County celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. It employs 280 people and provides services and support to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Quilt to be raffled for Project Linus

The Carroll County Project Linus is holding a quilt raffle to raise money for blankets for children who are hospitalized or otherwise traumatized.

The quilt, donated by Patches Sewing and Quilting in Mount Airy, was made by Dottie Raab. It measures 95 inches by 84 inches and is brick, gold, blue and beige retro prints.

Project Linus was founded in 1995 in Colorado and has 357 chapters across the country.

Tickets are $1 or six for $5.

The drawing will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 at Patches. Ticketholders do not need to be present to win.

Information: 410-374-9741.

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