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January 26, 2009

FCC offers course working with older adults

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Community College's gerontology program will offer the course "Human Service Work with Older Adults" during the spring semester. The class will meet from 10:40 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. from Friday, Jan. 30, through Friday, May 15, except Friday, April 10. The class will be in B Building, Room 208.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, Jan. 28. To register online, go to To take the course for academic credit, register for course number HS (human services) 208. To take the course as a continuing education/noncredit course, register for GRN (gerontology) 208. Total cost for the course is $276.

For information on the noncredit certification program, call Sue Adams at 301-624-2732 or e-mail For information on the credit class, call Kathie Helfrich at 301-846-2557 or e-mail

Panic Relief offers 'Ideal' program

Panic Relief Inc. offers a program called "Ideal" for those with panic attacks, anxiety and stress. Local meetings are held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 732-940-9658 or go to


OWLS host annual event for seniors

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The OWLS Program, sponsored by WVUH-East will hold its annual event for seniors ages 55 and older from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Martinsburg Mall in the gazebo area.

The event includes free screenings such as lipid profile plus glucose (requires eight to 10-hour fast), nonfasting total and HDA cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, weight and body mass index, mini mental exam, brain age, skin cancer risk, balance tests and HIV testing. Other services include flu, pneumonia and tetanus shots. Health information also will be available.

Exercise demonstrations include yoga at 9 a.m.,dnyaband workout at 9:30 a.m., demonstration by the Silver Sneaker class at 10 a.m. and exercise and fun at 11 a.m.

No registration is required. For information, call Dana M. DeJarnett at the Wellness Center at 304-264-1287, ext. 1814 or e-mail

HCC holds professional seminar on behavior

Hagerstown Community College will offer a professional seminar, "Detection, Intervention and Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior," from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center.The program, presented in collaboration with Brook Lane, will examine types of self-injurious behaviors, factors that contribute to self-injury, detection, intervention and treatment.

Professional continuing education credits include Category I activities for Maryland licensed social workers, psychologists, counselors and therapists and four contact hours for Maryland licensed nurses and nurse practitioners. To register or for information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Red Cross announces CPR classes for February

The American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, will offer the following classes:

o CPR/AED for adults - 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.

o Standard first aid with adult CPR/AED - 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9.

o CPR/AED child plus infant CPR (required for daycare providers) - 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

For information, call 301-739-0717.

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