Go, Do, Learn

August 12, 2002

Seminar for caregivers offered

Caregiver Stress - How Much More Can I Handle? will be presented by Diane Sullivan, LCSWC, Outpatient Therapist Behavioral Health Services on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2:30 to 4 p.m, at Somerford House, 10116 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, Md.

The seminar will cover these topics:

  • What are the stressors associated with aging?

  • Are there danger signals?

  • How to process and cope with the stress of caregiving.

  • Proven ways to manage and reduce stress.

For reservations call 301-791-9221.

Parenting classes offered

The topics of divorce and terrorism will be covered in two parent education courses offered through the Center for Continuing Education at Hagerstown Community College.

"Children and Divorce: Preventing Trauma" will be offered Monday, Aug. 12 and 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at HCC's Valley Mall Center. The first session will explore the potential feelings that parent and child may experience leading up to, during and after the divorce. Session two will teach the effectiveness of some basic parenting and communication skills in working through typical behaviors and situations.


"Toys to Terrorism: Helping Children Cope with a Violent World" will be offered Thursday, Aug. 15 and 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at HCC's Valley Mall Center. The first session will address real and fictional violence and how children typically react to it. The second session will focus on strategies and resources for parents to use to help their children.

The fee for each course is $29. To register or learn more, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Freedom from smoking program slated

RANSON, W.Va. - A seven-week smoking cessation program, developed by the American Lung Association, will be held beginning Friday, Sept. 16, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the third floor classroom at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The program is designed to teach individuals the tools required to quit smoking and has one of the best success rates in the country.

The program provides reasons why people smoke and why so many people do not succeed when they attempt to quit by themselves.

Individuals learn to identify what triggers their smoking and how to avoid those triggers.

The program also addresses addictions and habits. It teaches stress management, lifestyle management, fitness, appropriate diet, communication skills, and helps to develop a support group.

The smoking cessation class is open to any individual who has the desire to quit smoking. The cost of the class is $35. Class size is limited.

For more information or to register for the program, contact Val Penick in the Education Department at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 1-304-728-1693.

Learn about becoming an RN

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will host a nursing information session on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. on the second floor of Conklin Hall.

The program will explain the Registered Nursing associate's degree program at Penn State Mont Alto. Anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming a registered nurse or applying for admission to Penn State Mont Alto's nursing program is encouraged to attend.

Register by calling 1-800-392-6173.

Seminar on HRT offered

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - If you're on hormone replacement therapy for menopause and have questions, attend the free seminar offered by Women's Health Professionals of Chambersburg and the Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6:15 p.m., at Chambersbug Hospital Lecture Center, 112 N. 7th St. Keynote speakers and panelists are Laurice Heine, M.D., Constance Glass, M.D., Sohael Raschid, M.D. and Carol Ann Baran, R.N.

For more information, call

1-717-217-6990 or 1-717-217-6750.

West Virginia United Day coming up

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The United Way of Berkeley and Morgan Counties will kick off the 2002 "Choose to Care" annual fall campaign on Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Martinsburg Mall. The 28 United Way agencies will have displays and booths on such subjects as the Children's Health Insurance Program.

For more information, call


Cancer education offered at ball game

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Community Cancer Coalition will sponsor a cancer education and health promotion event on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at Harry Grove Stadium during the Keys -Hillcats game. Mascots, raffle, education and giveaways as well as an opportunity to learn about colorectal cancer and skin cancer prevention are featured. For information, call Mary Jackson, 1-301-631-3744.

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