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April 08, 2002

Healing sessions offered


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Master Healer, Dr. Zhi Gang Sha, author of "Power Healing," will be at Coolfont Resort for a free lecture and private healing sessions.

A licensed medical doctor, doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, medical intuitive and Qi Gong master, Shaw will lecture Tuesday, April 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Capon Room of Coolfont's Treetop House. All are welcome to attend.

Sha also will be available for private 10-minute healing sessions Wednesday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

These self-healing techniques can reduce stress and anxiety, relieve chronic pain, improve the functioning of the immune system, increase energy and stamina, improve quality of life and develop full spiritual, mental and physical potential.

Sha performs mass healings for 20,000 people a day at his center in China. He is also a master of many Eastern disciplines including Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Feng Shui, as well as a teacher and speaker.

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Sha's Web site is at www.drsha.com.

For information and appointment, call Coolfont at 1-800-888-8768 or 1-304-258-4500.

Grief teleconference set for PA


MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will serve as a local host for the Hospice Foundation of America's ninth annual "Living with Grief" teleconference on Wednesday, April 24, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The teleconference will be held in General Studies auditorium.

The teleconference, titled "Living with Grief: Loss in Later Life," examines ways that professionals can better understand and respond to the needs of older people coping with loss and making critical end-of-life decisions.

The 2.5 hour program will be moderated by Cokie Roberts of ABC News and will feature a panel of experts.

The program is free and open to the public. Continuing Education Units are available for the teleconference. For information, call Doug McCullough, 1-717-749-6219.

Living single lecture planned


FREDERICK, Md. - Moving On: Single Living in a Couples World, will be offered Thursday, April 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St. Panel participants include Ronnie Ostermann, community volunteer, and representatives from singles organizations in the community.

When one is married or involved in a relationship, it is easy to maintain an active social life. When one is living alone, by choice, separation, divorce or the death of a spouse, the social begins to look like Noah's ark with everyone pairing off to join the fun.

For information and to register, call Families Plus! at 1-301-694-9002, send a fax to 1-301-694-3374 or send e-mail to families_plus@worldnet.att.net. There is no fee.

Learn your heart disease risk


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Senior Horizons breakfast, an educational program for people ages 55 and older, will be held Thursday, April 25, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Waynesboro Hospital conference room.

Carol Ann Baran, program coordionator for Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center, will speak on "The Healthy Heart." Learn your risk factors for heart disease and what you can do to lessen the risk.

Registration is not required. For information, call 1-717-267-7562.

Living with grief teleconference scheduled


BALTIMORE - The Maryland Department of Aging, in cooperation with the Hospice Foundation of America and other organizations and institutions will co-sponsor the Ninth Annual Bereavement Teleconference Wednesday, April 24, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Titled "Living with Grief: Loss in Later Life," the conference will examine the needs and barriers faced by our aging population and explore ways that professionals can more effectively assist those coping with the range of losses found in later life.

In addition to Cokie Roberts of ABC News, the teleconference will feature a panel of noted experts in the field of aging and loss. The teleconference satellite broadcast will be held in Room E023 in the UMBC Engineering and Computer Science Building, on the college's Catonsville campus, 1000 Hilltop Drive, Baltimore.

Advanced registration is required and since space is limited, early registration is encouraged. For information, call the Maryland Department of Aging at 1-410-767-1102 or 1-800-AGE DIAL, ext. 1102.

Learn about date rape


A talk about date and acquaintance rape will be presented by Jamye Kelly, CASA crisis counselor, Wednesday, April 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the CASA office, 116 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown.

Sexual assault is the most rapidly growing violent crime in America. Over 700,000 women are sexually assaulted each year. Only 20 percent of sexual assaults against women are by perpetrators unknown to the victim. The remainder are committed by friends, acquaintances, intimates and family members.

Register for the program by calling 301-739-4990, or 301-739-1012 telecommunications device for the deaf. Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact Marti Dako Putman no later than 10 working days prior to the workshop.

Alzheimer's conference set


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