Hospice issues its wish list

HEALTH NOTES

December 12, 2007

Hospice of the Chesapeake has announced its holiday wish list for its patients, clients and families in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties:

New appliances for the soon-to-reopen Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum

New household items from the gift registry at www.bedbathandbeyond.com for the re-stocking efforts at the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House

Gently used clothing and goods to sell at Chesapeake Treasures in Severna Park

In-kind donations of services, such as printing, catering and event support

Gifts of time -- become a Hospice of the Chesapeake volunteer

Monetary contributions of any amount.

Hospice of the Chesapeake will provide donors with the necessary tax deduction receipts required for charitable donations.

Information: 800-745-6132 or www.hospicechesapeake.org.

In-school testing for vision, hearing

The Anne Arundel County department of health will offer in-school vision and hearing screenings this month at the following locations:

Today and tomorrow, Four Seasons and North Glen elementary schools

Friday, Creative Gardens Learning Center of Glen Burnie

Monday and Tuesday, Mayo Nursery School and Park and South Shore elementary schools Information: 410-222-6838.

Child safety seat inspections offered

The Anne Arundel County Health Department will offer free child safety seat education and inspection this month at the following location:

Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Appointment required. 410-222-6620 Infants should be in rear-facing safety seats in the back seat until at least 1 year old and 20 pounds, or to the highest weight requirement by the manufacturer. Children who weigh 20 to 40 pounds can ride in a front-facing toddler's seat in the rear, while children 40 to 80 pounds can ride in booster seats in the rear seat.

Hospital activities include screening

Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie is offering the following activities:

Today, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Caregiver Support Group will meet in the Tate Center Conference Room, first floor. 410-553-8129.

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Breast Cancer Support Group meets in Tate Center Conference Room, first floor. 410-787-4367. Information: 410-787-4367.

Hospital to offer screenings at mall

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer screenings and activities at its Arundel Mills Outreach Center, between Dave and Buster's and mall entrance No. 4:

Tomorrow, foot screenings.

Monday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., county Department of Aging will offer information about available services and answer questions.

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., free blood-pressure screenings. Information: 410-787-4367.

Calendar

Holiday lights show -- Anne Arundel Medical Center will host the annual Lights on the Bay holiday lights show at Sandy Point State Park outside Annapolis. It runs nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 1. Entrance costs are $12 per car and $50 for buses. Proceeds benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center. 443-481-3161 or www.aahs.org.

Parkinson's Support Group -- Anne Arundel County Parkinson's Support Group will hold its holiday social at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Truckhouse Road Elks Lodge. Participants should bring a side dish of salad or dessert for five to 10 people. Soft drinks and sandwiches will be provided. 410-360-9480.

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