Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

September 03, 2006

Bariatic surgery class offered

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a free class, "Bariatric Sur gery: New Course For Life" at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Havre de Grace Room at Harford Me morial Hospital.

Participants can learn wheth er the surgery is right for them. Members of Upper Chesa peake's bariatric surgery staff will present the class.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Support group for grieving adults

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a new support group, "Adults Grieving from a Child's Accidental Death," starting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Chesa peake Conference Center, Up per Chesapeake Medical Cen ter.

The eight-week support group, based on the bereave ment program "When Mourn ing Dawns," is limited to par ents or family caregivers of chil dren ages 1 through 19 who have died suddenly or traumat ically.

The facilitators are experi enced with sudden death in side and outside the hospital setting. Terri Ferguson, a regis tered nurse, has 20 years of ex perience in the emergency de partment, labor and delivery, home health and hospice, and emergency medical services for the Bel Air and Abingdon fire departments.

The Rev. Nick McDonald, spir itual care coordinator, is a board-certified chaplain with more than 20 years of experi ence in pastoral care, hospital chaplaincy, emergency medical services and hospice.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Arc taking orders for memorial bricks

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region is taking orders for fall placement of memorial garden bricks until Sept. 15.

Engraved memorial bricks are $35. Engraving options include "In Honor" or "In Memory" of a loved one or friend.

The new Memory Garden project began in 2004 when Aaron Litz, the nephew of a man long affiliated with the Arc, approached the agency about installing a garden as his Eagle Scout project.

The garden features land scaped trees and other plant ings and benches.

The garden is at 4513 Philadel phia Road, beside the Arc Northern Chesapeake Region administrative offices.

Bricks can be ordered at www.arcncr.org. Information: 410-836-7177, ext. 338.

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