Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

December 24, 2006

Polakoff board names 2 members

The Polakoff Foundation, a Forest Hill-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting glaucoma, has appointed Theodore Dixon and Paul Perry as board members.

Dixon is employed by TBB Global Logistics Inc. as its vice president of transportation.

Perry is logistics and customer relations manager for Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties LLC.

$25,000 given to Arc Project

The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation recently presented $25,000 to the Arc Project.

The Arc Project is designed to enhance the quality of life for older people with developmental disabilities who have increasing needs for accessible housing so they can "age in place."

Gemcraft Homes is building a wheelchair-friendly home in Bel Air with enhanced accessibility for The Arc at cost.

Information: 410-879-6785, Ext. 347.

Evans joins board of UCH Foundation

Upper Chesapeake Health has named Carolyn W. Evans, an attorney and principal of the Bel Air law firm of Sengstacke & Evans LLC, to the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation board.

A Harford County native, Evans is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Harford County Bar Association.

Evans is also active in business and professional organizations in the community.

Meeting to focus on eating disorders

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, a 12-step program for those suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia, will present a free community information meeting at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13.

The meeting will be held at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in the Chesapeake Conference Center. There are no fees or weigh-ins.

All are welcome, including those who think they might have a food problem or are concerned about someone who does.

Information: 877-805-2823 or www.foodaddicts.org.

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