Health Notes

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Hospital auxiliary sets reception for prospective members

The Carroll County General Hospital Auxiliary will hold a tea reception for individuals interested in joining the organization from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Women's Place at the hospital.

Auxiliary members will be on hand to discuss fund-raising events such as the Silvery Moon Ball, Tree of Lights, basket calendar bingo and the spring fashion show. Information also will be available about volunteer openings at the hospital, including the gift shop.

The Women's Place is at 291 Stoner Ave., Westminster.

Information: 410-871-7280.

Department of Aging seeks facility monitors

The Carroll County Bureau of Aging's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to monitor nursing homes and assisted living facilities and to uphold the rights of residents in those facilities.

Volunteers visit facilities, investigate complaints and seek to resolve problems experienced by residents.

Potential ombudsmen must be at least 21 years old and complete 20 hours of classroom training. Training provides participants with a working knowledge of the ombudsman program and the long-term care system.

Residents' rights, the aging process, confidentiality and complaint investigation will be covered in the classroom.

Training will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 2 through Oct. 7, at the Bureau of Aging offices, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster. To become a volunteer, all classes must be attended.

Registration is required. Information: 410-848-4049 or 410- 876-3363.

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