Waldo County General Hospital is offering an American Red Cross CPR certification course. The adult CPR class will be held Monday, Dec. 12, and infant and child CPR will be Monday, Dec. 19. Both classes will run from 5 to 9 pm in the Waldo County General Hospital Education Center on Northport Avenue in Belfast.
Lonie Brown, certified American Red Cross instructor, will conduct the classes. The courses are ideal for daycare providers, caregivers and other interested people. Participants will receive a certification card upon successful completion of the course.
Class size is limited so registration is necessary by calling the hospital’s Education Department at 338-2500, ext. 4154. The CPR book must be picked up prior to class from the Education Department on Monday through Thursday between 8:30 am and 1 pm.
The cost is $50 for both classes and $40 for one class. Fees should be paid when picking up class materials.
The Imaging Department at WaldoCountyGeneralHospitalhas created a 2012 calendar in honor and memory of its many breast cancer patients. An unveiling celebration of the calendar and its incredible pictures will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Boathouse onBelfastHarbor.
Many of those pictured in the calendar will be present to autograph their photographs. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to mingle with those who are presently fighting cancer and those who are survivors. Family members of some of those who lost their battles are also expected to be present.
The calendar, titled “Standing Tall Against Breast Cancer,” features photographs of breast cancer survivors, those currently fighting the disease, and some who lost their battles. The patients range in age from early 20s to 86 years old. Some chose to be photographed in their favorite locations, including on the shore, in front of her gardens and in her art gallery, while others put warrior paint on to symbolize their battle. One woman wanted to be photographed with the members of her knitting group who have been her support system.
There is a photograph of a mother and daughter who have both fought the disease; another with a young mother and her toddler; and yet another mother and daughter holding the picture of their husband and father who lost his battle with breast cancer. And there is a photograph of two cousins and their family members who shaved their heads or dyed their hair pink in support of the young women.
One survivor chose to have her picture taken on a stone creation she built to celebrate her victory over the dreaded disease; another group of women wanted to be photographed as a group to show how the disease does not discriminate between young and old and was survivable for them; and another young woman wanted to be the students with whom she works.
On the cover is a picture of a survivor. The picture shows her battle with breast cancer.
In the back of the calendar, at the request of the patients who were photographed, are pictures of many of the hospital employees who became support teams for those fighting breast cancer. There is also a copy of a poem written by a woman who is currently fighting breast cancer. She says as the poison from chemotherapy enters her body, poetry flows out.
The annual Silver Tea, sponsored by the Waldo County General Hospital Aid, will be held on Wednesday, December 7, from 3-6 p.m. at the home of Vickie Tarbell and family at 35 High Street in Belfast. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the sandwiches and desserts served by Aid members. Drinks will include punch, coffee and tea served from silver services.
This year’s setting is a two-story brick house built in Greek revival style with Doric pilasters for Rueben Sibley in 1843. It is part of the Belfast Historic District. Mr. Sibley was a prominent merchant who owned a number of ships.
The residence has been in the Tarbell family for three generations. Mrs. Gridley (Anne) Tarbell was President of the Hospital Aid in 1974.
There is no admission charge to attend the tea, but a silver bowl will be located near the entrance for voluntary donations. All funds realized from the tea will benefit the hospital.
The winning tickets for the Aid’s holiday raffle will be drawn at the tea. There are two prizes this year, a Family Christmas – a lighted tree with an assortment of gifts and a Miche purse with accessories. The items are on display in the gift shop of Waldo County General Hospital. Tickets are on sale at $1 each or 6 for $5.
For more information, call 930-6739. The snow date for the tea is the next day, Thursday, December 8th, at the same time.