Go, do, learn

August 18, 2000

Go, do, learn

HCC offers class on coping with stress

Hagerstown Community College's Center of Continuing Education offers a class to learn how to cope with stress.

"Joyful Living: How to Reduce Stress and Reach Our Full Potential," is being offered through the Center for Continuing Education's Mind Body program.

The class will be taught by a chiropractor who has studied and used concept therapy with patients for more than 25 years. The class, through study and discussion, will look at what motivates individuals and will teach students how to focus on goals.

The class runs Tuesday, Sept. 12, through Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Western Maryland Hospital Center. The fee for the class is $45.


For information, contact HCC's Center for Continuing Education at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Diabetes classes designed for patients, family members

Washington County Hospital will offer a series of diabetes education classes for patients, families and friends.

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 31, six two-hour classes will be held consecutive Thursdays through Oct. 5. Topics include diagnosis and control, diet, medication, foot care, exercise, emotional issues and long-term care. Physicians, retired nurses, registered dietitians, physical therapists, pharmacists and social workers will instruct classes.

Participants may choose 10 a.m. to noon at Walnut Street Health Community Center, Community Room, 24 N. Walnut St. in Hagerstown; or 7 to 9 p.m. at Robinwood Medical Center, suite 102.

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the program is tailored to meet the needs of patients and may include individual assessment, group instruction, diet prescription and follow-up visits. The first class is free. Registration is required.

For information, call 301-714-4041.

Sign language classes begin Sept. 5

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Deaf Services, an Easter Seals program, will sponsor beginner sign language classes for 10 weeks starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and an evening class for 10 weeks starting Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The classes will be at Easter Seals, 55 Hamilton Road. The cost is $35 for class sessions, plus $12 for a textbook.

Ten-week intermediate sign language Classes will start Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. An evening class starts that same day and continues for 10 weeks from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $35 for the class sessions plus $12 for a textbook.

There will be a religious sign language class for individuals who have successfully completed a beginner sign language class Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break. The class will be at Easter Seals. The cost is $35 for the class plus $17 for a textbook.

Instructor for all classes will be Chrissy Faith. For information and/or registration, call Deaf Services at 1-717-264-5864.

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