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June 07, 2010

Summer boot camp

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Summer boot camp begins today at The Chambersburg YMCA. This is an 8-week outdoor running based program designed to improve general fitness through calisthenics, running, drills, core exercises, and more.Sessions meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, or 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus 7:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Costs $90; $50 for YMCA members. Cost includes pre and post fitness evaluations and body composition testing. For more information, contact Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or

Hospice open house

In celebration of its 30th anniversary year, Hospice of Washington County will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 8, at 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown.


Guests can register for door prizes, tour the facility, learn about the services offered, meet the staff and board, enjoy refreshments and take home information.

For information, call 301-791-6360.

Arthritis lecture

Resources for Independence and Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project (MAAP) is sponsoring a lecture on arthritis and its effects on farming from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 10, at the Washington County Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Speakers and topics for the day are Rae Ann Smith of Allegany College of Maryland, signs and symptoms of arthritis along with explanations on the medical aspects of osteo and rheumatoid arthritis; Dr. B.J. Gallagher of The Gallagher Group, assistive technologies including a demonstration; Lori Magruder of Resources for Independence, upcoming 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, centers for independent living and what services are offered; Susan McDonald of the Commission on Aging, programs and services available to senior citizens in Washington County; and Coit Custer of Resources for Independence, arthritis and farming.

A free lunch will be served. To RSVP for lunch or for information, contact Patti Taylor at 800-371-1986 ext. 14 or e-mail .

First Aid, CPR training

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - War Memorial Hospital will offer the American Heart Association's Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED training course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the hospital, 109 War Memorial Drive, Berkeley Springs. This course is designed for laypersons, especially those in a workplace setting.

The course costs $40. Participants will learn skills in CPR, how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED), general principals of first aid, what to do in a medical emergency, and how to handle emergency injuries and environmental injuries. After successful completion of the class, individuals will be issued a participation card from the American Heart Association. Class size is limited; registration is required.

For information or to register, call Deb Unger at 304-258-6525 or Paul Cooper at 304-258-6577.

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