Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

March 19, 2006

HealthLink offers screenings at gym

Upper Chesapeake HealthLink is offering blood pressure and cholesterol screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at Curves in Rising Sun.

The cost of this screening is $10, cash or check. Registration is required.

Information: 410-658-6161.

Free conference for caregivers set

The Geriatric Assistance and Information Network and the Harford County Office on Aging will present "Caring for Those Who Care - a Free Conference for Caregivers" from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1 at the McFaul Activities Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air.

This year's conference focuses on practical advice and tips for the caregiver, starting with the Mental Health Players presenting Caregiving Chaos, a series of interactive skits.

Workshop topics include meaningful activities for people with dementia, consulting your pharmacist for money-saving tips and drug facts, legal issues related to an aging family member, safe techniques for hands-on care-giving, and creating inexpensive adaptive devices for the home.

Sponsor exhibits will offer resource and service information.

The conference is free. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration is recommended. Free adult day care service will be available by reservation at 410-676-0997.

Information: 410-638-3025.

College receives $5,000 donation

Cecil Community College recently received a $5,000 donation from Cecil/Kent Health Services Inc.

Scholarship recipients, who must be enrolled in CCC's nursing program, are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and to serve as an intern at the Cecil/Kent Health Services Inc. Clinic in Cecilton.

Aaron Owens and Manny Antonio were the first students to be awarded scholarships for the spring 2005 semester.

House sale to help two area hospitals

Gemcraft Homes will build a home and donate the full sale price of the house to the Upper Chesapeake Health "We're Here for Life" Capital Campaign.

The home site at the Greens at Rock Glenn in Aberdeen is also being donated by local investment group DBB LLC, which includes UCH Foundation board members Bill Cox Jr., Richard "Dick" Streett Jr. and Robert Hockaday.

Proceeds from the sale of the home will be donated to the expansion efforts at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and upgrading the facility and medical technologies at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Arc auction nets more than $100,000

The After d'Arc Celebrity Chef and Auction recently held by the Arc Northern Chesapeake Region raised more than $100,000 for the organization's Supported Living Services. More than 350 people attended the event.

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