Health Notes


July 30, 2006

Class set for Aug. 19 on bariatric surgery

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a free informational class entitled "Bariatric Surgery: New Course For Life" at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Havre de Grace Room at Harford Memorial Hospital.

The class will enable participants to determine whether bariatric surgery is right for them. Members of the Upper Chesapeake Bariatric Surgery staff present the classes.

Information: 410-800-515-0044.

Breast cancer fundraiser Aug. 19

Dinah Seisman, independent branch adviser for Longaberger Basket Co. and other associates, will sponsor a Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon Hope Gathering from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa.

Tickets are $55 and include luncheon and a 2006 Horizon of Hope Basket, door prizes and a silent auction.

Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Maryland.

Donations and sponsors are needed.

Information: 410-409-4117.

Arc announces three staff changes

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region has announced staff changes.

Gloria Perry has been named director of individual and family services. A county native, Perry was the executive director of Looking Upwards in Middletown, R.I., an organization similar to the Arc.

Perry will oversee the Arc Treatment Foster Care Program, Family Services for Harford County, Community Partners, Family and Individual Services of Cecil County and the Arc Volunteer Program.

Pat Fielder, a Harford County native, will join the development office as the Arc's signature event coordinator for After dArc. Fielder has extensive experience in the public and private sectors.

Paul Levine will be event coordinator for the Arc's annual golf charity tournament and will work with the Arc's Community Partners team in developing micro-enterprise opportunities for several clients.

He founded the Harford County Best Book, a discount coupon fundraiser for organizations in Harford County. Before that, he owned a consulting company and was president of Merry Go Round Stores.

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