October 26, 2012
Linda Teixeira, of Laurel, is no stranger to emergency rooms. Her daughter is on dialysis and has other related health issues that require emergency care on a regular basis. What is new for Teixeira is that on this particular evening, she's waiting for her daughter in Laurel Regional Hospital's waiting room. "We live up the street and could walk here, but she was here a couple of times in the past and the service wasn't good, so we had been going to Howard General," Teixeira said.
September 7, 2012
Community Programs and Support Groups - Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, community programs such as childbirth education classes, HeartSaver first aid/CPR, maternity center tours, P.A.C.E. (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) and a babysitter course. For information and cost, if any, call 301-497-7914. For information on the four-week smoking cessation program, call 301-618-6363. Support groups at the hospital include: Alcoholics Anonymous, every Sunday at 7 p.m.; Al-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics, every Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; Bipolar Support Group, every Thursday at 6 p.m.; Nar-Anon, every Monday at 7 p.m. for friends and families of drug addicts and substance abusers; Narcotics Anonymous, every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m.; Parkinson Support Group, every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., call 301-497-7914 for information; and Rehabilitation Sharing Group (strokes and longtime illnesses)
July 24, 2012
The Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation is looking for businesses to donate items or services for the silent auction at its fundraiser "September Soiree," to be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., at the Riggs Alumni Hall at the University of Maryland in College Park. Gifts to the silent auction qualify as a business tax deduction. More than 500 physicians, business leaders, government officials and other hospital supporters are expected to attend the fundraiser. Deadline for inclusion of donations in the silent auction is Friday, Aug. 10. To request a donation form or to have an item picked up, contact Lisa Hardesty at 301-497-7963.
November 9, 2011
The Laurel Regional Hospital Auxiliary is holding its 13th annual Tree of Lights fundraiser to benefit capital improvements at the hospital. Participants can purchase lights for an outdoor tree at the hospital to honor or remember a family member, loved one or friend. Donations for white lights are $5 per name, and names are listed on a Scroll of Honor and displayed at the hospital during December. Gold Life Lights are $100 for each name, and red Eternal Lights are $500; both gold and red lights are lit annually and the names of those honored or remembered are permanently displayed on a Wall of Honor at the hospital.
October 4, 2011
Adults of all ages are invited to attend the Laurel Senior Friendship Club's dance Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The club's new location is at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, near Laurel Regional Hospital. Dance to music by DJ Professor Jay. Donation is $2.99. Snacks and setups are free; sodas are 50 cents each. Adults, singles, couples and groups welcome. For information, call 301-937-2896.
September 28, 2011
Share your good news and events with the community. Contact Laurel Leader editorial assistant Pat Farmer, firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone and fax 410-332-6653. Blood drive - Sponsored by Laurel Lions Club, American Legion Post 60 and Medstar Health Blood Donor Services, Tue., Oct. 4, 2:30-7 p.m., American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St. For appointments, call Donald Danneman, 1-888-757-7040. Walk-ins welcome. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Chapter 422 luncheon meeting, Wed., Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m., upstairs, Main Street Sports Grill, 531 Main St. Rebecca Miller, of Maryland Relay, explains telecommunications access of the Maryland Department of Information Technology and shows latest in audio aids for those with hearing disabilities.