Community Health Charities gets grant
Community Health Charities of Maryland has received a grant of $90,000 from the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation to launch a comprehensive, innovative chronic disease management initiative for Maryland workplaces.
The program is intended to educate employees about chronic health issues and encourage practices that can help control or prevent serious health problems, such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
A concerted effort will be made to reach people who are employed but are living below the poverty level, and those who are employed but uninsured or underinsured.
Community Health Charities works to improve health by fundraising in the workplace for 43 member health agencies; the agencies provide health information, programs and services to Maryland residents dealing with chronic, debilitating or life-threatening conditions.
The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation supports work in the fields of health, mental health and aging in the Baltimore area.
Baby-sitting class to morrow at hospital
Howard County General Hospital will offer an "Essentials in Baby-sitting" class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Discussion will focus on managing children, creating a safe environment, and using emergency techniques, if needed.
The cost is $46 and includes lunch and a certificate of participation. The class will be repeated Feb. 2.
"Well-Being Through Massage for Couples," a class on using massage to promote a healthier life and a sense of well-being, will be offered Friday and Jan. 25.
Techniques for head, neck and shoulders will be taught from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Techniques for the lower back and lower extremities and feet will be taught from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 25.
The cost is $50 a class per couple; $90 for both classes.
"Freedom from Smoking," a six-session, two-week course offering support and strategies to stop smoking, will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., starting Jan. 14.
"Happiest Baby on the Block," a program for parents of newborns on how to soothe crying babies and promote more restful sleep, will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 16.
The cost is $50 a couple. Kits for parents are included. The program is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Classes are held at the hospital's Wellness Center, Suite L-9 of Columbia Medical Center, 11055 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.
Information or registration: 410-740-7601, or www.hcgh.org.