Health Notes


Last flu clinic of season scheduled for tomorrow

The Carroll County Health Department will hold its final flu clinic for this season from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at its facility at 290 S. Center St., Westminster.

The cost is $15 for individuals who are not covered by Medicare Part B. Medicare participants who are not enrolled in a Medicare HMO will have their bill sent to Medicare.

Information: 410-876-2152.

Female cancer patients can learn to 'Look Good'

The American Cancer Society will offer a "Look Good ... Feel Better" workshop to female cancer patients from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Carroll Hospital Center Women's Place.

The free program is open to women who are learning to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Topics will include makeup techniques, hair care, wig styles and accessories.

Registration is required. The Women's Place is at 291 Stoner Ave.

Information: 888-535-4555.

Hospice offers training in bereavement skills

Carroll Hospice will offer bereavement skills training this spring for those who wish to become volunteers and work with the terminally ill and their families.

Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays March 7 to April 18 at the hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster. The course is designed for volunteers who want to offer emotional and practical support to patients.

Topics will include facing your own mortality, signs and symptoms of dying, palliative care, family dynamics and grief.

Registration is required in advance.

Information: 410-871-7228.

Health partnership to give workshop at conference

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Inc. has been selected to present a workshop at the Community Health Solutions Conference, "Community Solutions: Keeping the Drive Alive," in Tampa, Fla., on March 3.

The partnership will coordinate a learning session titled "Partners in HEALTH: A Successful Community-Based Collaboration!"

The organization's proposal was one of 35 selected from a field of more than 100 applicants.

Patricia Supik, a Community Health Improvement fellow, and Laura Rhodes will present the workshop, which will describe a model for forming a leadership group charged with defining community health improvement goals and measurable outcomes.

They will highlight successful partnerships such as the Access Carroll Primary Care Medical Practice, the Charles Street Improvement Association revival, the partnership's data-sharing Web site and the "We're On Our Way" community health forum.

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Inc., was established in 1999 by community leaders who had a vision for a healthier community.

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