Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

June 25, 2006

Medical van will offer screenings

Upper Chesapeake HealthLink's New Medical Mobile Van will be on the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's parking lot from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Free blood pressure and body fat analysis screenings will be offered. Cholesterol screenings also will be available for $10 and osteoporosis screenings for $15 (cash or check only).

Information: 800-515-0044.

Health campaign gets $80,000 donation

Upper Chesapeake Health's "We're Here for Life" campaign recently received an $80,000 donation from the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Inc.

The donation will be used to benefit patients in the UCH integrated cancer care management program, designed to enhance the patient's quality of life by ensuring that physical and psychosocial distress, spiritual issues and practical needs are addressed with the patient and family throughout the cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Memory Garden to be unveiled

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region will open a Memory Garden at 1 p.m. Thursday next to the administrative offices on Philadelphia Road.

The garden began in 2004 as an Eagle Scout project for Aaron Litz, the nephew of a man long affiliated with The Arc.

A committee of volunteers used a donation from the Evergreen Garden Club of Bel Air to purchase design services and plantings.

Aaron engaged family members and fellow Scouts in the preparation work and planting and raised $1,000 for the purchase of two benches.

Dave and Linda Thomas of Bel Air contributed additional plantings, trees and labor in memory of her brother Dudley Wilcox.

Dave Thomas also recently completed a brick pathway leading to the garden. For the ribbon-cutting, The Arc will place engraved bricks on the pathway to honor those served by The Arc or the deceased whose gifts have contributed to the organization.

Information: 410-836-7177, ext. 338, or bolsen@arcncr.org.

Woman earns care designation

Monkton resident Melissa Barnickel, one of the founders of Comprehensive LTC Group LLC, has been awarded the Certified in Long Term Care designation from the Corporation for Long Term Care Certification.

To receive the certification, Barnickel completed a multidisciplinary course that provided a comprehensive education on understanding what resources clients will need as they age and how they will be paid.

The certification program, independent of the insurance industry, focuses on providing insurance professionals with the tools they need to meet their clients' long-term care needs.

Barnickel also is a certified public accountant and is a Certified Senior Advisor.

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