| Jun 29, 2013
Leslie Mancuso has been at the helm of Jhpiego, an international health affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, for more than a decade.
Under her leadership, the Fells Point-based organization has expanded significantly. The nonprofit's budget has...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Marian J. Wallace, a retired businesswoman and former registered nurse, died Friday of Parkinson's disease at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 92.
Marian Jones was born and raised near Hurlock and graduated from a Dorchester County...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:10 PM
To its developers, Crystal Spring Annapolis represents a new wave of retirement living: Senior apartments and nursing home rooms nestled in the woods. A cluster of specialty shops a short walk or golf cart ride away. An inn and village green attracting...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Recently, there’s been a lot of focus on the financial exploitation of older adults.
The FTC last month held a one-day workshop on senior identity theft, which highlighted some of the types of ID theft that older adults encounter.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
We live in a time of great change in terms of our medical care: how we access it, how it is coordinated, and who pays for it.
The change we face in health care is kind of like going back to the future; like the house calls of old, more health and long-...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Jacqueline Ann Spare, a registered nurse who worked for many years at Bon Secours Hospital, died of bone cancer May 28 at the Joseph Richey Hospice. The Columbia resident was 65.
Born Jacqueline Ann Sullivan in Abington, Pa., she was the daughter of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Engelina van Opstal remembers having a problem with the air conditioning in her apartment at Charlestown Retirement Community and calling for someone to come repair it.
"John came," van Opstal recalled Thursday, "and he got it working."
| May 7, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The region’s largest health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has committed $125,000 to Howard Community College for 50 scholarships over the next five years.
The announcement came Friday, May 3, as CareFirst administrators and local...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 3:10 AM
A volunteer at a historic Harford County mill that once ground corn into meal is teaching today's visitors an old-fashioned craft of making dolls from cornhusks.
Many years ago, stone-ground corn meal was an integral part of a family's sustenance, and...
| May 19, 2013
Tracy Balazs, the president and CEO of an Annapolis-based staffing firm, was named Entrepreneurial Success of the Year last month by the Baltimore district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
She founded the company, Federal Staffing...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:18 PM
"Great job!" goes out to Girl Scouts Adrianna Billings and Layla Nolin of Troop 1508. They recently received their Silver Awards for helping out at the Sandy Spring Friends Nursing Home.
They have volunteered there for the past three years and decided it...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Workplace violence is a serious occupational hazard in hospitals and other health care facilities, a fact that has escaped an unsuspecting public. Nationally, nursing assistants employed by nursing homes have the highest incidence of workplace assault...