Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:00 PM
Published on: Wednesday, April 03, 2013
By Mary McHale
Are you a caregiver? Upcoming conference may help
“Let’s talk about loosening the grip of caregiver guilt, letting go of the feelings of frustration and anger and moving toward living a better balanced life,” it says in the intro to the schedule. “It may help to know that these are feelings shared by many caregivers … you are not alone in this.”
The sessions deal with activities for individuals with dementia, palliative care, caring for loved ones in the home, managing chronic diseases at home, fitness therapy, managing challenging behaviors, skin care for incontinence and pressure ulcer prevention, and much more.
The registration fee is $22 and covers conference material, continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. Email for information and registration, or call 301-934-0128.
Morningside memories, 60 years ago
Mayor Harold Shugarts and Councilmen Leonard Gardner, Donald Holmes, Jay Lowery and Matt Rosch, had their hands full!
On May 6, Morningsiders will go to the polls to elect a mayor and two council members. I’ll write more about this in a future column.
Mount Calvary Catholic School, in Forestville, has been invited to compete in the Robotics Competition at the College of Southern Maryland at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13. They’d love for you to come and cheer them on to victory.
Mount Calvary School is hosting a fashion show from 1 to 3 p.m. April 27 in the Blue Room, 6704 Marlboro Pike. Also, vendors will be selling ceramics, candles, jewelry, baby dolls and more. Admission costs $15 ages 12 and up and $10 for ages 3-11.
Loyola on the Potomac invites you to A Loyola Saintly Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Email for information, or call 301-392-0819.
The 18th annual Oxon Hill Food Pantry Walk-a-thon will be Saturday, May 11. To register for the walk or to make a donation, call 301-899-8358.
St. Philip’s teens re-enact poignant Stations
Emily Rose directed the performance. Jasmine Adgerson and Sydney Bowie were narrators, and Matthew Rose provided the beautiful music.
May they rest in peace
Myra Jeanette Lagana, 70, of Charlotte Hall and a 1960 graduate of Suitland High School, died Feb. 23. She was secretary for the Labor Relations Board before managing a retail department store for 18 years. Survivors include her husband Robert, two daughters, a son, four siblings and four grandchildren.
My son-in-law Jim Shearer, 65, died March 30 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was the husband of my daughter Kathleen. I’ll be traveling to Ohio for the funeral.
Happy anniversary to Chuck and Laura Smith Jenkins, their 37th on April 10, and to Tex and Rickie Beardmore, their 49th on April 11.