Around North Hagerstown

August 23, 2010|By ELLEN ROWLAND

Diabetes program

The Washington County Health Department will offer a program for individuals who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and individuals with diabetes.

The program will be held on Tuesdays from Sept. 28 to Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave. in Hagerstown. The five-week program costs $25.

The program is designed to assist people with prediabetes and diabetes in making important lifestyle changes. For more information and to register, call Lisa McCoy at 240-313-3360; TTY 240-313-3391.

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On Aug. 18, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) member Mary presented a program about success stories from the TOPS International Recognition Days in Nova Scotia.


The group watched a DVD about Esther S. Manz (founder of TOPS) and learned how she started TOPS with just four friends in Milwaukee.

Congratulations to Frankie for losing the most pounds for the week.

NHHS 1985 class reunion

The North Hagerstown High School class of 1985 will hold its 25-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Potomac Fish and Game Club in Williamsport.

Social hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. A DJ will follow dinner.

The menu will be half a rack of ribs, 1/4 chicken, baked beans, salad and cash bar available. Food will be catered by classmate Jay Reeder of Hempen Hill BBQ.

Tickets cost $25 per person or $45 per couple. If attending only the dance, tickets cost $10. Make checks payable to Sarah Smith (Bendell), 17750 Bluebell Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740. The deadline for ordering tickets is Sept. 15.

For more information, call 301-797-9785.

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The best TOPS losers were Patsy Martin, Joan Gilbert and Carole LeClaire. The best KOPS losers were Mary Reid and Mildred Hluchey. The get-r-done prize was won by Martin and Patsy Price took the ha-ha prize.

Members issued challenges to post a loss for this week.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown. For more information, call Donna at 240-527-5436 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

Stress and weight loss

Washington County Health Department will offer fall classes for EBT: a scientific solution for stress reduction and weight loss.

The program is designed to help individuals struggling with weight issues and focuses on the root of the obesity problem: stress.

The method is science-based and conducted by certified providers.

Classes will be held at Christ's Reformed Church in Hagerstown on Thursday afternoons and in Boonsboro on Thursday mornings, starting in September.

For more information, call 240-313-3360, TDD/TTY 240-313-3391.

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