Odenton Health Center holding an open house April 8


THE ODENTON Health Center, 1370 Odenton Road, will have an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 as part of its observance of National Health Week.

The center provides child health care, family planning instruction, immunizations, pregnancy screenings, human immunodeficiency virus screening, home visits to women during pregnancy and after-delivery service to west county residents through the county Health Department.

The center is staffed by a nurse manager, four community health nurses, two health aides and two secretaries. Doctors provide services on a part-time basis.

The center is owned and maintained by the Odenton Health Association Inc., which has functioned continuously since 1938. The association consists of volunteers who contribute time, effort and money. Information: 410-222-6660.

Bingo Night

St. Bernadette Church in Severn will hold a Bingo Night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 12 in the parish hall. Admission is $3, which will include six bingo cards. Additional bingo cards may be purchased for 50 cents each. Prizes for the evening will be gift certificates from local businesses. An assortment of baked goods will be sold. Proceeds will be used for community projects.

Information: Kim Suchy, 410-987-5015. The church is at 801 Stevenson Road, Severn.

Pit beef carryout

Trinity United Methodist Church will have a pit beef carryout and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at the church. For $5, patrons get pit beef cooked to order, baked beans and coleslaw. The church is at 956 Patuxent Road, Odenton.

Math competition

Anne Arundel Middle School placed third in a countywide math competition at Severn River Junior High School in Arnold.

Fourteen students from Arundel competed in individual and team competitions. Craig Haas earned a perfect score of 6 in the individual round of competition.

Team members are Lydia Briers, Laura Detrich, Meredith Dobish, Daniel Focht, Jessica Gouff, Amy Gorman, Craig Haas, Katie Kwiatkowski, Sasha Osaki, Cliff Peterson, Jessica Piercy, Martin Shatzer, Stephen Waskiewicz and April Zimmerman.

An easier, safer life

A discussion on making life easier and safer will be held from 8: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Thursday at O'Malley Senior Center.

Theresa Slabe and Kathy Nanney, of the graduate school of occupational therapy at Towson State University, will be available to discuss assistive devices and home modifications that older adults can use.

Resource lists and pamphlets will be available, and sample devices will be on display.

A "Stroke Awareness and Prevention" seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to 11: 45 a.m. the same day. Registered nurse Mary Grierson, and George Palmer of Mobile Screening Authority will present the program.

Topics will include what is a stroke, precautionary measures and the availability of detection through screening.

The center is at 1275 Odenton Road. Information: 410-222-6227 or 301-621-9515.

Pub Date: 4/01/97

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