Soroptimists talk health care

March 15, 2009

Soroptimist International of Howard County will sponsor a talk by Lynne Hammar, communications director at IMA World Health, at the organization's monthly dinner meeting 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the Cafe de Paris, 8808 Centre Park Drive.

IMA World Health provides essential health care services and supplies to people in need in developing countries; Soroptimists of Howard County have partnered with the organization by coordinating the Soroptimist Village Dispensary Kit program since the mid 1990s. The kits, which are shipped by IMA to hospitals, clinics and health care providers, mostly in rural villages, in Central America and the Caribbean, contain 18 over-the-counter medications.

Information: sihoward

Relaxation, yoga

The East Columbia 50-Plus Center at the east Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will offer "Spa and Sparkle with Blooming Teas," a mini spa retreat with relaxation specialist Patricia Austin, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Information or reservations: 410-313-7680.

"Chair Yoga," an easy introduction to yoga that helps to ease the pain of arthritis, reduce fatigue and improve circulation and breathing, will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, starting April 7. The cost is $25 a month.

A program on "Food and Stress," with Rona Martiyan, Howard County Office on Aging nutritionist, will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Handouts will be distributed, and there will be time for questions.

Reservations: 410 313-7680.

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