Risky Business conference set

HEALTH NOTES

June 03, 2007

The Carroll County Health Department will hold its 11th annual Risky Business Prevention Conference from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. June 19 at the Best Western Conference Center in Westminster.

The goal of the conference is to educate the community on current risky behaviors that county youth may be participating in or be exposed to.

The conference includes presentations by Barbara White from the Health Department on the Cigarette Restitution Fund Program; Wayne R. Moffatt, retired from the Maryland State Police, on "Sex Offenses and Child Abuse ... What is the Law?"; and Linda Auerback from Junction Inc., on stress and anger management.

The cost is $20 in advance by Tuesday and $25 afterward.

Information: 410-876-4819.

Red Cross offers first aid classes

The American Red Cross is offering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid classes at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (GELC), 21 Carroll St., Westminster.

Participants must register and pay for classes in advance. Courses are:

Adult CPR: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 and cost $45.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 and cost $50.

Babysitter's Training: For youths 11 to 15. Students learn to interview for a job, react to an emergency or sudden illness, play with children of different ages (infant to primary school age), and supervise children in all aspects of care. The class is nine hours. Please note that state law requires that children younger than 8 years old must be in the care of someone age 13 or older. Information and registration: Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks, 410-386-2103. Information: 800-787-8002 or 410-624-2060.

Woman honored for volunteering

The Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross recently presented Cyndi Ryan of Taneytown with the Clara Barton Chapter Award for outstanding volunteerism at its annual Volunteer Award Recognition program.

The Outstanding Volunteer Award for Health Services, the Donna Dorsey Award, was presented to Diana Maskell of Sykesville.

This year's Outstanding Volunteer Award for Community Disaster Education was named in honor of Marge Libertini, of Manchester, who founded the Disaster Education Committee for the Central Maryland Chapter of the Red Cross.

Alzheimer's group to meet June 13

The Carroll County Alzheimer's Support Group, an organization for families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 13 in the administrative offices of the Carroll County Bureau of Aging, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster. There will be a group discussion.

All meetings are open to the public. For information, call 410-386-3800 by June 11.

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