Carroll County General Hospital plans to show the community this month two changes taking place: a new Psychiatric Unit and Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography labs.

Leading into the hospital's 30th anniversary celebration this fall, CCGH will sponsor two public events:

* "Taking Control of the Gremlins in Your Life," a free communitymental-health seminar, is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. The speaker will be Registered Nurse Jan Watts, director of mental health services.

The hourlong session enables participants to identify stresses in adult lives and provides a framework for reducing them. The "gremlins" refer to worries that add to daily stresses.

There will be opportunity for questions.

Information: 848-3000, Ext. 6979.

* A Community Open House will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 29. The ribbon-cutting at 4:45 will be followed by brief remarks at 5 by Bill Gavin of the CCGH board of directors; Dr. Sheldon Glass of Glass Mental Health and Associates; Dr. David Berliner, a CCGH cardiologist; and Dr. Harry Knipp, a CCGH radiologist.

While a string quartet plays, there will be displays, demonstrations and guided tours.

The first 50 guests will receive coupons for a free cholesterol check. Guests may also obtain "Stress Dots" for information on their stress levels. "Heart Healthy" refreshments will be featured.

Prizes -- some health-related -- are being donated by many area businesses. They include four one-month trial memberships at the Four Seasons Health Club; a three-month membership at the Leisure Health Spa; a one-month membership at Slim Time Spa; and one copy each of the "American Medical Association Family Medical Guide" and the "American Heart AssociationCookbook," both from Random House.

Other prizes include six Baltimore Oriole tickets with two parking passes from Westminster Coca-Cola Bottling Co; one massage from the Gift of Touch; one silk arrangement from the Flower Box; one $20 gift certificate at Champs Restaurant; a free cut and blow dry from the Looking Glass.

Also, four admission tickets to Hershey Park from William Gavin; a large pizza and six-pack of Coke from Monopoly Pizza; a framed botanical print from Ain't That a Frame; a $30 gift certificate from Bachman Valley Inn; dinner for two from Golden Palace Restaurant; and dinner for two from theFriendly Farm Restaurant.

Information: 857-6836.

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