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THE BALTIMORE SUN

Conference set Friday on geriatric health care

The Coalition of Geriatric Services' ninth annual conference, Challenges Facing Geriatric Health Care, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 500 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville.

Former state Sen. Jean W. Roesser, secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging, will discuss the "Health Care Crisis in Maryland" at 9 a.m. Other topics will include "Home- and Community-based Long-term Care: Lessons from Denmark," "Medications, Herbal Remedies and Wellness," "Emergency Care of Older Adults" and "Visibility and Credibility on a Shoestring."

Nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators can receive continuing education hours for attendance.

The cost is $70 for coalition members; $85 for nonmembers. Students and older adults pay $40.

Information: Jeanette Lazarofsky, 410-997-0610.

Breakfast with Maryland's first lady slated tomorrow

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a breakfast with Maryland's first lady, Kendel S. Ehrlich, tomorrow at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle.

Registration and networking are to begin at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $30 for members; $35 for guests and nonmembers.

Information: 410-730-4111.

WorkStrategy of Columbia and Microsoft team up

WorkStrategy LLC, a Columbia-based provider of human resource technology services, has formed a relationship with Microsoft Business Solutions to deliver human resource applications and process improvement solutions to midsized organizations.

The relationship permits WorkStrategy to resell Microsoft Business Solutions applications, including the Microsoft Business Solutions-Great Plains product line.

A series of seminars and executive symposiums are being scheduled to announce the partnership and address key operational efficiency topics facing human resource professionals. The company will also offer "Webinars," with presentations on best practices, case studies and application demonstrations.

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Progressive dinner: Ellicott City Business Association will sponsor a progressive dinner through the restaurants of the historic town from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow. 410-442-4402.

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