`Look Good' session for cancer patients

HARFORD DIGEST

October 07, 2007

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a "Look Good, Feel Better" program for cancer patients at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

The program provides guidance on makeup and hairstyling techniques that counter the effects of treatment.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Colorectal cancer support group

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a support group for people affected by colorectal cancer at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, third-floor conference room.

Those who have had colorectal cancer and their partners and caregivers are welcome to the group, which focuses on education, support and networking.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Kids can learn safe baby-sitting

Upper Chesapeake Family Birthplace will hold a Sitter Safety Program from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Bel Air/Harford Room and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the third-floor conference room.

The class is an educational program on safe baby-sitting for boys and girls. The cost is $40.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Free seminar on joint pain

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a free seminar on joint pain with Dr. Edward O'Mara, an orthopedic surgeon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Harford Memorial Hospital in the side section of the cafeteria.

Participants will learn how to improve their quality of life and hear about ways of dealing with joint pain.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Gastric banding information session

Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a free information session on laparoscopic gastric banding, a new procedure recently added to the bariatric surgery program.

The session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Harford Memorial Hospital in the Havre de Grace Room.

Information: 443-843-6360.

Dinner, lecture with doctors

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a "Dining with Docs" dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Dr. John Prodoehl, an orthopedic surgeon, will discuss "New Advances in Treating Knee Arthritis."

The cost is $5 (cash only). Reservations are required.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Villa Maria plans gala fundraiser

Villa Maria Continuum, a nonprofit organization providing behavioral and special education services to children and families, will hold its third annual "Building Bridges for Children" gala from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19 at Bulle Rock Golf Club, 320 Blenheim Lane, Havre de Grace.

The event will feature live music, an open bar, food, a silent auction and raffles. Jacqueline C. Haas, superintendent of Harford County public schools, will be honored.

Tickets are $125. Proceeds will benefit Villa Maria's programs in Harford County, including plans for a day school in the next two years.

Information: 410-252-4700, ext. 134.

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