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February 23, 2009

Fiber seminar



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - War Memorial Hospital's Center for Rehab & Wellness will offer a free seminar, "fabulous fiber," at 4:30 p.m. today. Registered dietitian Sara Kuykendall will discuss the benefits of and sources of dietary fiber. For information, call 304-258-8377.

Curves open house



WILLIAMSPORT -Curves, 10210 Governor Lane Blvd., Suite 2008C in Williamsport is under new management and having an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Wednesday, Feb. 25. There will be food and drinks. The first 50 new members will receive discounts and a surprise package. Appointments are required. Call 301-223-6991.

Nursing training



Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a 16-hour training session for the registered nurse or case manager/delegating nurse in assisted living.

The course provides tools, resources and guidance for registered nurses who delegate nursing functions in the assisted living setting, including medication administration, and registered nurses who teach medication administration and medication technicians.

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The first session is from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and the second session is from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, March 6. Both sessions will be at Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall Training Center. The cost is $275 for both sessions.

For information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/seminars.

CPR and First Aid classes



American Red Cross, Washington County Chapter will offer the following classes:

o CPR/AED - Adult - 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

o Standard First Aid with adult CPR - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 9.

o Standard First Aid - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12.

o CPR/AED for the professional rescuer and health-care provider, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21.

Free health fair



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Hospital will offer a free health fair from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Waynesboro Area High School, 550 E. Second St. The fair will feature screenings, displays and handouts.

For information, call 717-267-7136.

Gerontology workshop



FREDERICK, Md. -The Frederick Community College gerontology program will offer a workshop titled "Ethics and Older Adulthood: A Framework for Ethnical Decision Making" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the FCC Conference Center. The workshop is for personal and professional development of people who care about older adults. Lunch will be provided. To register, go to www.frederick.edu, or call 301-846-2431.

Caregivers forum



FREDERICK, Md. -The Alzheimer's Association Western Maryland Chapter will offer an educational forum for caregivers from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, at First Missionary Baptist Church, 6934 Jefferson Pike. There is no fee to participate. To attend, call 301-696-0315 for information and to register.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Chiadi Onyike, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Frontotemporal Dementia Clinic at Johns Hopkins. The half-day conference will provide information on the basics of Alzheimer's disease, a session on validating the behaviors commonly exhibited by people with dementia, and a caregiver panel.

For information, call 800-443-CARE or go to www.alz.org/maryland.

Diabetes walk registration



FREDERICK, Md. -Registration is open for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes. The event will be Sunday, April 19, at Frederick Community College. For information or to register, go to walk.jdrf.org.

Respite care workshop



Respite Connection of Washington County, Md., will offer free respite care training and train the trainer workshops from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Saturday, April 25, and Saturday, May 2, at Potomac Center - Activities Building, 1360 Marshall St., Hagerstown.

For information, call 410-549-5707 or 866-227-4644 or e-mail respiteconnection@caringcommunities.org.

Dental services for children



FREDERICK, Md. -The Frederick County Health Department provides dental services for children ages 1 through 18 receiving Medical Assistance and who are uninsured or underinsured. A dental examination is also provided for children enrolled in Head Start who do not have a private dentist.

For information about dental services offered at the Health Department, call 301-600-1041.

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