Health Notes


July 23, 2006

Cancer workshop offered for females

The American Cancer Society will offer a "Look Good ... Feel Better" workshop to female cancer patients from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll Hospital Center Women's Place.

The free program is open to women who are learning to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Topics will include make-up techniques, hair care, wig styles and accessories.

Registration is required. The Women's Place is at 291 Stoner Ave.

Information: 888-535-4555.

Brain injury group has bike ride event

The Brain Injury Association of Maryland will hold a bike ride fundraiser Aug. 12 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster.

A catering donation is needed for an expected 300 or more riders. Subs, sandwiches, salads, pizza and beverages are needed.

The association sponsors a brain injury support group meeting at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at St. Joseph's Catholic Community Church, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

Information: Eileen Rudnick, 410-448-2924.

Hospice sponsors housing tour event

Carroll Hospice will sponsor the Southern Living Custom Builder Program show home tour fundraiser Aug. 3 through Aug. 27.

Tours of Baldwin Farm at 1907 Killarney Drive, off Gorsuch Road outside Hampstead, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Admission is $5 at the door (no strollers please).

The Southern Living home floor plan features four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 9-foot ceilings and about 4,000 square feet of living space.

Robin Ford Building & Remodeling Inc., one of only three Southern Living Custom Builder Program members in the state, built the home. Susan Underwood Leahy provided the interior design for the tour home.

A private reception to preview the home will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, catered by Maggie's Restaurant. Tickets are $25 in advance.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Carroll Hospice inpatient facility now under construction at Stoner Avenue and Washington Road in Westminster. The facility will open with eight beds and provide compassionate end-of-life care in a warm, home-like environment.

Information: 410-871-7653.

Red Cross offers CPR courses

The American Red Cross is offering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid classes throughout 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:

Adult CPR: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at WSC and Aug. 26 at GELC, costs $40.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at WSC, costs $45.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at GELC, costs $45.

Babysitter's Training: For youths 11 to 15. Students learn to interview for a job, react to an emergency or sudden illness and supervise children in all aspects of care. The class is nine hours and is $65. Registration: Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks, 410-386-2103.

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

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