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By Cindy Parr and Cindy Parr,Contributing writer | November 6, 1991
For Dave Tracey, his wife, Debra, and their family, the weeklong vacation in Ocean City last August was one to remember.They give much of the credit to Carroll Haven Inc.'s Stepping Out program, which encourages families with developmentally disabled members to take a break through respite care and asks businesses to help out with discounts."
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November 7, 2013
What: Second annual Howard County Office on Aging workshop for family caregivers: "Caregiving: You Are Not Alone. " When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Details: Free. A keynote address will be given by Marsha Ansel, psychogeriatric coordinator for the Howard County Mental Health Authority. Following the keynote presentation, a variety of workshops will be offered on topics including legal matters, Howard County resources, long-term care options and stress management.
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By Liz Lean and Liz Lean,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 31, 1996
THE ARC of Howard County's respite care home is a place where people with developmental disabilities can stay when those who care for them need a break -- for an afternoon, overnight, even an occasional weekend.But the home, off Sunny Spring in the village of Hickory Ridge, has needed some care of its own, said Sherrie Nolan, director of family support services for the local ARC.Now, with labor donated by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and materials donated by the Vertical Connection, three bedrooms in the home are getting a bright new look.
EXPLORE
April 1, 2013
John Lurz of Bel Air has been promoted continuing care administrator Oak Crest retirement community. Previously, Lurz served as the assisted living manager at the Erickson Living community in northeast Baltimore County. Lurz brings 15 years of health care administration to his new leadership position. With Oak Crest since 2010, he has been a licensed nursing home administrator for more than six years. The extended care neighborhood at Oak Crest provides assisted living, respite care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care and outpatient rehabilitation services.
NEWS
November 3, 1998
ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland got federal approval yesterday for a program that provides community-based services to developmentally disabled people who would otherwise be in institutions.The action gives the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene access to $12 million in federal funds this fiscal year for programs to wipe out the state's waiting list of 5,000 disabled people. Services provided will include case management, respite care and assistive technology.Pub Date: 11/03/98
NEWS
December 22, 2002
`Pick your car' raffle offered by health care planner Catastrophic Health Planners Inc. of Finksburg is holding a "Pick Your Car and Color" raffle to raise money to assist families facing large medical bills. Tickets are $5 and will be sold until the $25,000 fund-raising goal is reached. The winner will receive a pre-owned vehicle valued at $10,000, or $10,000 cash that must be applied toward a new or used vehicle at Heritage of Westminster. Tickets are available at Catastrophic Health Planners, the Finksburg BB&T branch, New York J&P Pizza, Finksburg Liquors, Palette & Page, and Vaughn's Hometown Video.
NEWS
January 10, 1991
Secretary of Higher Education Shaila R. Aery has recommended to Maryland community colleges that they charge a registration fee for continuing education courses taken by senior citizens.The recommended $20 fee would help defray the cost of offering continuing education courses to seniors, who by law may take courses without paying tuition.During the 1988-1989 academic year, there were more than 134,000 senior citizen registrations in Maryland's community college system.In a memo to community college presidents, Aery pointed out that demand for community college courses increases during economic slowdowns.
NEWS
December 24, 1998
Anne Arundel County Department of Aging is holding its annual Law Day for Older Adults from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Anne Arundel Community College.Law Day focuses on issues of interest to older adults, their caregivers and relatives, with workshops on probate and alternatives, financial powers of attorney, Medicare changes, Medicaid eligibility for long-term care, and wills and trusts. Lynne A. Battaglia, U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, will speak on "Older Adults: A Healthy Look at the Laws Affecting Us."
NEWS
November 7, 2013
What: Second annual Howard County Office on Aging workshop for family caregivers: "Caregiving: You Are Not Alone. " When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Details: Free. A keynote address will be given by Marsha Ansel, psychogeriatric coordinator for the Howard County Mental Health Authority. Following the keynote presentation, a variety of workshops will be offered on topics including legal matters, Howard County resources, long-term care options and stress management.
NEWS
January 30, 1991
WTTR-Radio morning show host Jeff Adams and afternoon show host Brian Beddow will take part in the United Cerebral Palsy's Starathon '91 Saturday and Sunday on WJZ-TV.The telethon is hosted nationallyby John Ritter and other celebrities and features special appearances from New Kids on the Block and others.Locally, WJZ-TV reporter Richard Sher and Rhea Feiken will hostsegments.The telethon begins at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and runs until 8 p.m. Sunday. The telethon raises money to maintain and expand the services provided by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland, including UCP-managed residences, respite care, camp and referral services in Carroll County.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
Maryland, like the rest of the country, is aging. The state's 65-and-over population increased by more than 18 percent in the past 10 years to 707,642, according to the U.S. census. This group will only grow as baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1965 — turn grayer. One of the most vocal advocates for older Americans is the AARP, which represents members who are 50 and older. While Social Security and Medicare have remained priorities for the organization, in Maryland it also focuses on more local issues such as lower electricity rates and reliability standards for utilities.
EXPLORE
November 24, 2011
The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County has granted $5,600 of its 2011 grants budget in emergency funds to local nonprofits serving women and girls. Emergency Grants are provided to selected nonprofits organizations on an annual basis to be used throughout the year toward immediate relief of emergencies in the lives of women and girls they serve. Recipients for 2011 are Bridges to Housing Stability, Community Action Council, Domestic Violence Center, Family and Children's Services and Howard County General Hospital for the Healthy Families program, FIRN, and Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2010
Twenty years ago, Mary Chaput, the director of a local program for at-risk youth, started noticing something that would change her life. Her mother, an active woman in her 70s, was beginning to slow down. Chaput found herself spending more and more time driving her mom to doctors' appointments, cooking and cleaning and helping sort through bills and insurance statements. She was like millions of Americans: happy to help someone to whom she owed so much, yet increasingly aware of the burden.
NEWS
December 27, 2009
P am Matheson was a young special education teacher when she first went to the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills for training, and before long, she'd fallen in love with Matthew, a 7-year-old boy with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, a set of conditions including small size, gastrointestinal problems, heart defects and other symptoms - often, as in his case, some degree of mental retardation. She arranged to get him admitted to the School for the Blind in Parkville, and when she learned the school would not take someone who lived in an institution, she agreed to become his foster parent.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2004
A white stone rancher in a quiet neighborhood within a few miles of downtown Westminster opens today as Respite Inn, a comfortable haven that will allow families to take a short vacation from the demands of caring for their developmentally disabled offspring. Change Inc., which recently celebrated 35 years of offering support services to the developmentally disabled and their families, bought the home last year and adapted it for its clients. The inn's first guests are booked for this weekend, with 14-year-old Megan Will among them.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2004
A white stone rancher in a quiet neighborhood within a few miles of downtown Westminster opens today as Respite Inn, a comfortable haven that will allow families to take a short vacation from the demands of caring for their developmentally disabled offspring. Change Inc., which recently celebrated 35 years of offering support services to the developmentally disabled and their families, bought the home last year and adapted it for its clients. The inn's first guests are booked for this weekend, with 14-year-old Megan Will among them.
NEWS
December 1, 2003
Gordon Mumpower to lead the Arc's Chocolate Ball Gordon M. Mumpower Jr., owner of Commercial Insurance Managers, will be chairman of the Arc of Howard County's Chocolate Ball for the seventh year. The ball will be from 7 p.m. to midnight March 20 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center. The event includes an auction, dinner catered by Putting on the Ritz and dancing to the music of Opus One. Tickets are $100. Mumpower's team for the Chocolate Ball includes Walter von Rauzenkranz, Chip McAuliffe, Kari Meachum, Pam Guzzone, Anne Ryan and Nancy McLay of the Arc. Last year's Chocolate Ball raised more than $75,000 for the Arc, which provides vocational and residential support and services, respite care, educational advocacy, and other programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
EXPLORE
April 1, 2013
John Lurz of Bel Air has been promoted continuing care administrator Oak Crest retirement community. Previously, Lurz served as the assisted living manager at the Erickson Living community in northeast Baltimore County. Lurz brings 15 years of health care administration to his new leadership position. With Oak Crest since 2010, he has been a licensed nursing home administrator for more than six years. The extended care neighborhood at Oak Crest provides assisted living, respite care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care and outpatient rehabilitation services.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 14, 2004
In Baltimore City City to vote on plan to pay synagogue $150,000 for land The city Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote this morning on a proposal to pay $150,000 to a synagogue in the Evergreen neighborhood of North Baltimore to buy 2 acres to create a public park. The money would go to the Bolton Street Synagogue, which recently completed a move from 1131 Bolton St. to a renovated building on Cold Spring Lane just east of Wilmslow Road. As part of negotiations with the Evergreen Neighborhood Association, the synagogue agreed to sell to the city parks department the adjacent 2-acre meadow on Alpine Road.
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