May 11, 2003
Doris Phipps Dollenberg, a lifelong Towson resident and former occupational therapist at Children's Hospital, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia at her home at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. She was 90. The youngest of six children, she graduated from Towson High School in 1931 and later received a certificate in occupational therapy. She worked as a therapist at Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital from 1933 to 1937. She returned to Children's Hospital in 1957 to head the facility's occupational therapy department, a position she held for 10 years.
March 16, 1994
Caroline Ardissone used to put on her shoes and stockings without a struggle, but when the 80-year-old Columbia resident suffered a stroke 1 1/2 years ago, that simple task became an obstacle.Today, thanks to a long rod with a hook on the end of it, known as a "dressing stick," Mrs. Ardissone has mastered putting on her shoes and stockings by herself.She also uses a "reacher," a long rod with suction cups, to grasp objects; a "walker bag," which holds mail and other objects and frees up Mrs. Ardissone's hands to maneuver a walker; and a memory log book that she uses to write down things she needs to remember from day to day.Before her stroke, Mrs. Ardissone had not known so many helpful items existed; her occupational therapist recommended them.
March 9, 2012
Linda Schuberth, a senior occupational therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute who helped children overcome swallowing and feeding issues, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, March 5 at her Homeland home. She was 56 years old. Linda Miller was born in Hazelton, Pa. She earned a bachelor's degree from Temple University and a master's degree from New York University. She was the director of occupational therapy at White Haven Center in White Haven, Pa., and at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She later held a similar post at United Cerebral Palsy in New York City.
November 24, 2012
When an occupational therapist walked through the home of 70-year-old Carol Glover two years ago, she immediately noticed safety hazards. Scatter rugs throughout the single-family home in Ednor Gardens left Glover, who has balance problems, vulnerable to tripping. She held onto the wall when she washed her feet in the bathtub, also leaving her open to slipping and falling. And because there was no ramp in her front yard, Glover dragged her walker up a grassy hill. But, thanks to a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing program, contractors fixed the hazards and Glover's home is now a safer place.
March 7, 2003
Helen Gundry Vauthier, a homemaker and former occupational therapist, died of heart failure Tuesday at Kensington-Algonquin, an assisted living community in Cumberland. She was 88. She was born and raised Helen Gundry on her family's farm on Frederick Road in Catonsville. Her father, Dr. Alfred T. Gundry Jr., a psychiatrist, established Gundry Sanitarium, a private family-operated psychiatric hospital, on the grounds of the farm in 1898. It closed in 1990. Mrs. Vauthier was a graduate of the Roberts-Beach School for Girls in Catonsville and attended Maryland Institute College of Art. She worked as an occupational therapist at the sanitarium until marrying in 1946.
November 29, 1992
Name: Keisha Green, 15, of Glen BurnieAccomplishments: Keisha is in the ninth grade at Glen Burnie Senior High School. She plans to try for positions both as a cheerleader and on the track team this fall.She is active in the Junior Volunteer Program of North Arundel Hospital, where she helps to keep up patient morale by sharing magazines and other items, and offering a friendly ear when needed.Keisha represents the ninth grade on the Student Government Association, where her duties include reporting the concerns of fellow students to the SGA, and informing the students of the SGA's decisions.