Health Notes


April 02, 2006

Fundraising event to air on cable TV

The Arc of Harford County's After d'Arc Celebrity Chef Event will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 21 and Clearview Channel 7 in April.

Highlights from this fundraising event, which was held at the Maryland Golf & Country Club, will be shown.

More than $100,000 was raised for the Arc's Supported Living Program, which helps people with developmental disabilities to identify and pursue personally valued lives.

Broadcast times and dates are: 7 p.m. April 4, 11, 18, 25; and 11:30 a.m. April 7, 14, 21, 28.

Seminar planned on end-of-life decisions

Harford Community College will present a free program, "Decisions Near the End of Life: Speaking the Unspoken," from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in Edgewood Hall, Room 132.

Dr. Henry Farkas of Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care will discuss the decisions and concerns surrounding end-of-life issues, including planning, medication and comfort.

A continental breakfast will be provided.

Information: 410-836-4176.

Program offered on weight-loss surgery

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free informational class titled "Bariatric Surgery: New Course For Life" April 11.

Participants can learn whether this surgery, which is used to treat obesity, is right for them. Staff of Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery will present the class.

This program is offered the second Tuesday of every month in the Havre de Grace Room at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Information: 410-515-0044.

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