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April 14, 2008

End-of-life caregiving information

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Centers Eastern Division will sponsor a program, "Assuring Quality Living at End of Life" Tuesday, April 15, at Erma Byrd Health Professionals Center at City Hospital campus. Sign-in is at 6:30 p.m. The program will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Dr. Michael Frederich will be the guest speaker. To register, call 304-264-1223.

Free blood pressure checks

The American Red Cross will be conducting free blood pressure checks Tuesday, April 15, at 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown from 10 a.m. to noon. Blood pressure checks are conducted the first and third Tuesday of each month. For information, call 301-739-0717.

Dinner with the Doctor in Spanish

FREDERICK, Md. - Dinner with the Doctor will be Wednesday, April 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Frederick High School. Dr. Julio Menocal will discuss basic health care for families and preventative health care for children. The program is free and presented in Spanish with English translation. Childcare for ages 3 to 8 years old is available. For information in Spanish, call Marisa Sedillo at 240-236-8762; in English, Families Plus! at 301-694-9002.

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Long-term care team issues

FREDERICK, Md. - Lou Ann Brubaker will lead a workshop to address issues faced by support teams in long-term care environments. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Frederick Community College Conference Center (E Building), Opossumtown Pike.

The cost is $89 and includes lunch. Call 301-624-2732.

Donor designation day

Washington County Hospital in partnership with the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, will host a donor designation day in recognition of Donate Life Month.

Individuals who are interested in becoming a donor can visit Robinwood Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, where representatives from the Living Legacy Foundation will be on hand to help people complete donor registration forms and answer questions. Donor registration forms also may be completed at www.thellf.org.

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