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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 31, 2007
An increasing number of people in their mid-50s to mid-60s are seeking physical therapy, which one therapist says is a sign of a more active and educated group of emerging senior citizens. The influx of clients is taking place, in part, "because we're more active. We expect a higher quality of life, and part of it is education - how much people realize that (therapy) is something they can do to improve their health," said Lorraine O'Neill, owner of O'Neill Physical Therapy Services on Cleveland Avenue in Hagerstown.
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Jess West | Around West Hagerstown | February 9, 2011
Canine games will be played Friday at Peaceable Paws dog training center in Fairplay, starting at 7 p.m. The center is at 17816 Spielman Road. The games will include tennis ball catch, find it and musical sits. First-, second- and third-place winners in each game earn points toward the canine games championship. All dog-and-human-friendly dogs are welcome. Positive training tools and handling only, please. The event costs $10 per dog for the evening, and $5 goes to the Humane Society of Washington County.
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Jess West | Around West Hagerstown | February 2, 2011
The next Teen Idol to be crowned The Maryland Theatre and After Five Productions are looking for the next Teen Idol. The contest is open to all ages 15 to 19. The grand prize is $1,000 and second place is $500. Auditions will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Valley Mall in front of the Bon-Ton from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Port City Java in Long Meadow Shopping Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The final showcase will be held at The Maryland Theatre on Saturday, March 26, at 7 p.m. Diabetes support group to meet Wednesday, Feb. 9 The diabetes support group at Potomac Towers will meet Wednesday, Feb. 9, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor community room.
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Jess West | Around West Hagerstown | March 9, 2011
The Women's Club, at 31 S. Prospect St., will host a cooking demonstration Wednesday, March 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Chef John Walla from the Black Eyed Susan restaurant will prepare dishes for St. Patrick's Day. Door prizes will be available. Tickets cost $12 per person. Make your reservations by calling the Women's Club at 301-739-0870 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Senior softball league plans signups, practice The Washington County Senior Softball League will begin registration and practice on Monday April 4, at the ball fields behind City Park, beginning at 5:30 pm.  The league is open to all seniors ages 50 and older.
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Jess West | Around West Hagerstown | March 2, 2011
The West End Senior Citizens Club will meet Thursday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church on the corner of Winter and Church streets in Hagerstown. The meeting will feature attorney Michael Day who will talk about elder law. Attendees are asked to bring a packed lunch for the meeting. Senior center calendar • Friday — Center will close at noon. "Walk Away the Pounds," 9 to 10 a.m.; "Breakfast for the Brain" program featuring "Organic Vegetable Gardening" with Annette Ipsan, from University of Maryland; strength training, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Monday, March 7 — Line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m.; cards/dominoes, 10  a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; "Walk Away the Pounds," 11 a.m. to noon; strength training, 1 to 2 p.m. • Tuesday, March 8 — "A Matter of Balance," 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; "Walk Your Belly Flat," 10 to 11 a.m.; computer instruction, 10 a.m. to noon; cards/dominoes, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Spanish conversation, 11 a.m. to noon; "Walk Your Belly Flat," 1 to 2 p.m. • Wednesday, March 9 — Line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m.; painting class (fees apply)
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by KATE COLEMAN | July 21, 2003
katec@herald-mail.com Your skin really keeps it all together. The largest organ of your body, skin performs many essential functions. It prevents substances - germs and chemicals - from entering. It prevents essential body fluids from escaping. Although skin itself is susceptible to damage from the sun, it protects underlying tissues from harmful rays. Skin helps to regulate body temperature, and it contains the nerve endings that sense pain, pressure and touch.
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Jess West | Around West Hagerstown | April 27, 2011
Zumba Gold fitness classes will be held at Christ's Reformed Church, 36 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Classes begin Monday, May 9, at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday, May 11, at 8:30 a.m. Classes cost $2 per class when purchasing a 15-class punch card. Zumba Gold includes all of the Latin rhythms and moves of a Zumba basic class. The class is led by Anita Binder, a certified group fitness instructor and licensed Zumba instructor. For more information, call 240-675-5061, 301-393-0884, or email a.binder@myactv.net.
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Jess West | Around West Hagerstown | January 6, 2011
The Washington County Recreation Department will host its inaugural Superhero Day Party Saturday, Jan. 15, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College’s ARCC. Those 9 years old and younger and their families are invited to don the costume of their favorite superhero and participate in themed activities and games. Participants will take pleasure in balloons, posing for photos with superheroes, spending tokens in the bat cave, getting temporary superhero tattoos and watching a magic show.
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August 27, 2007
Prostate cancer screening Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 to 11 a.m., John R. Marsh Cancer Center and the Urological Center, PA. For men older than 40 who have not been screened in the past year. Lab fee is $12 by check or exchange change. To schedule a screening, call 301-665-4657. Women's health forum Thursday, Oct. 11, complimentary spa treatments and women's marketplace at 4:30 p.m. in the atrium at Robinwood Medical Center, followed by dinner buffet at 5:30 p.m., Jonna Mendez will give a discussion on breast cancer at 6 p.m., followed by a book signing.
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October 2, 2008
Three cheers for local Commission on Aging To the editor: At long last, Hagerstown/Washington County has a Senior Center, meeting at 626 W. Washington St.. at Girls, Inc. The center opened on Sept. 2 and has been going full throttle ever since under the enthusiastic and very capable guidance of manager Kathy Fisher. All seniors are encouraged and even "gently persuaded" to come and check out the facility any weekday, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If anyone needs directions, just call the front office at 301-671-2368 or check out the Web site at www.wccoaging.
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