Learn to drive safely

Learn to drive safely

May 20, 2002

Learn to drive safely

The Washington County Commission on Aging sponsors the AARP Driver Safety Program. The next class will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20, at The Village at Robinwood, 19800 Tranquility Circle, Hagerstown. The instructor is Richard Moorers.

The course is $10 per person and checks should be made out to AARP. If the class is canceled, enrollees are notified and registration fees returned or held for the next class.

The course is designed to help drivers improve their skills and prevent traffic accidents. AARP's Driver's Safety Program is approved in every state, and automobile insurance companies in some states provide premium reductions to those who have taken the course.

For information or to register, call Washington County Commission on Aging, 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

Turning Point holds open house

Turning Point of Washington County will have an open house Wednesday, May 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. The open house is in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month.


Learn about Turning Point's psychiatric rehabilitation programs, tour the building, and have free refreshments. Turning Point is at 25 E. North Ave., Hagerstown. For information, call 301-733-6053.

Hospice education seminar set

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hospice of the Panhandle and City Hospital will host a spring education seminar, Wednesday, May 29, at Holiday Inn in Martinsburg.

Dr. Carla Alexander, medical director, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, will speak on the topic "Pain Management and End-of-Life Care."

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner, followed by the program from 7 to 9 p.m.

The seminar provides the required two hours of continuing education in pain management and end-of-life care for nurses and respiratory therapists and is approved for continuing education units for social workers.

The seminar is $25. Prior registration is required. For information or to register, call City Hospital Department of Education, 1-304-264-1383.

Health Expo scheduled

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Fulton County Partnership Inc. will hold its fourth annual Health and Safety Expo Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Central Fulton Elementary School gymnasium.

More than 30 human service agencies will present information and activities for all ages. There will be a bike rodeo for children.

Smoky Bear, McGruff the Crime Dog and Little Mack the Robot will attend the expo. For adults, there will be drawings for several promotional items, and a DVD player.

The expo is being held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

For information, call Tom Reardon,


Teen diabetic support group meets

The "Sugar Babies" free support group for teenage diabetics age 12 and older meets on Tuesday, May 21, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 108, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. Refreshments are served. For information, call Bunny, 301-992-0077 or Tammy, 301-714-4041, or e-mail Bunny, The group is sponsored by the Diabetes Association of Washington County.

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