Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

June 04, 2006

Golf outing to help fight glaucoma

The Polakoff Foundation will hold the Golf Outing to Fight Glaucoma on June 26 at Mountain Branch Golf Course in Joppa.

Golfers can compete in hole-in-one, beat the pro, long drive and closest to the pin contests.

A continental breakfast and lunch are included in the $165 fee.

In addition, a glaucoma specialist will be on hand at both meals to discuss the disease and answer questions.

Golfers and corporate sponsors are needed.

The event is held by the Samuel R. and Denise F. Polakoff Foundation, a nonprofit corporation formed in January to raise funds, create awareness and make services available to glaucoma patients and those who may be at risk for glaucoma.

Information: 410-420-8140.

Upper Chesapeake has bariatric class

Upper Chesapeake Health offers a free informational class, "Bariatric Surgery: New Course for Life," at 5:30 p.m. June 13 in the Havre de Grace Room at Harford Memorial Hospital.

Participants can learn whether this surgery is right for them. Staff of Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery present the classes.

Information: 800-515- 0044.

Upper Chesapeake has support groups

Upper Chesapeake Health offers support groups and classes that are free to the public.

Many support groups meet at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, while others meet at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace.

The Upper Chesapeake Family Birthplace also offers classes and support groups for expectant parents at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Upper Chesapeake HealthLink also provides free blood pressure screenings throughout Harford County.

For schedules and details about programs, call 800-515- 0044.

Kim Good wins Arc employee award

The Arc has selected Kim Good, an employee for more than 13 years at the Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, for the 2006 Gilbert John Zucchi Outstanding Arc Employee of the Year-Direct Care Award.

Recently transferred to a newly created position as coordinator of Community Partners at the Arc, Good's responsibilities include charting new territory and creating community experiences and connections for the people she supports.

During her tenure, Good has helped people with disabilities find work and learn new jobs. She has made contacts and created connections with individuals and organizations to ensure community-integrated opportunities.

Havre de Grace sailing crew places

The sailing crew Team Havre de Grace, representing Harford Hospice, recently placed fourth in the National Hospice Regatta Championship held in Annapolis.

The three-day regatta featured 21 teams from across the country competing for national honors and to promote hospice care awareness.

The Harford Hospice team, led by skipper Christopher Crockett, represents the Havre de Grace Yacht Club. The team tied for third place, but lost the tie-breaker.

Harford Hospice held its Regatta fundraiser Friday.

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