ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:00 PM | Karen Holstein

    Resiliency and Self-Care for the Healthcare Worker: Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic The Coronavirus is a unique and unprecedented event, and healthcare workers are struggling to care for patients. Attendees will learn tips for self-care and resiliency to help them navigate the COVID-19 pandemic as well as concrete steps and tools for remaining resilient during this challenging time. We will identify the unique stressors experienced while providing care in a pandemic. Discussion will include the balance of authenticity, fear, and resilience. The learner will recognize pathways of coping leading to resilience as well as look at realistic self-care strategies leading to satisfaction throughout the workday. This information can be presented to those not working in healthcare as well. The emphasis will remain building resilience during the pandemic, but without the focus of those challenges exclusive to the healthcare worker. This education can be presented for 1-hour CE credit. 

    1 CEU is for nurses, social workers and case managers.  All healthcare workers will benefit.

    All are welcome that are struggling with Covid 19 fatigue!

    This Free CEU is sponsored by Brightstar Care and presented by Seasons Hospice.  Presentation via Zoom on Thursday 2/25 at noon to 1pm.

    RSVP to karen.holstein@brightstarcare.com by 2/22 for Zoom link. 



  • Friday, February 19, 2021 4:47 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)


    Moyer & Sons Moving & Storage Earns 2020 Angie's List Super Service Award

    Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

    Moyer & Sons Moving & Storage– is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2020.

    “Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

    Angie’s List Super Service Award 2020 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.


    A quote from Moyer & Sons:

    “Moyer & Sons Moving & Storage is excited to start our 52 year in business by winning the Angie’s List Super Service Award. Everyone in the Moyer & Sons organization works hard each day to give the absolute best service possible. When it is time to move, please think of Moyer & Sons”

    Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

    For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.


  • Friday, February 19, 2021 11:06 AM | Alan Spiegel

    INSIDE SALESPERSON WANTED!

    Do you have sales experience? We're looking for someone like you to sell & manage your own accounts & also set appointments for our outside salespeople. You'll earn a competitive salary + commission!

    Please call Alan Spiegel at (443) 285-9336 or send your resume to Alan@TheBeaconNewspapers.com.         We'd love to hear from YOU! 


  • Thursday, January 07, 2021 6:00 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

    Join us for an open, robust and vital discussion about the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

     

    Offered via Zoom, the community discussion will be hosted by the Horizon Foundation, Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the Howard County Health Department, with support from County Executive Calvin Ball.

     

    The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges associated with COVID-19 vaccines currently approved or under development, and vaccine-distribution plans in Maryland and Howard County. A panel of experts will also explore how communities of color have experienced health injustices and suggest ways to address racial equity in decisions related to the vaccine and its distribution.

     

    The panel will include:

    ·         Dr. Ruth Karron, Professor and Director Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    ·         Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and participant in a local COVID-19 clinical trial

    ·         Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County Health Officer

    ·         Moderators: Nikki H. Vernick, President and CEO, Horizon Foundation and Dr. Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed, Interim President, Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

     

    All are welcome to join this discussion and to pre-submit questions via the registration page or send them directly to Cat Harmon at charmon@thehorizonfoundation.org by 3 pm on Jan. 6.


  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:11 PM | Noel White

    Let GrandPad Bring Your Family Together this Winter

    November generally is a time of elections and family celebrations. We offer our thanks for the joys of life lived, and look forward with hope for peace, good health and safety. Celebrating alone is not ideal but is a reality for many of our seniors.  These are difficult times, but we can use technology to overcome the divide, keeping  our loved ones engaged  and healthy. 

    GrandPad is a creative way to overcome the prolonged separation forced upon us by COVID-19. It is specifically designed to be simple to use for seniors or anyone who is not comfortable with today’s cell phones or computers.  A simple tap on one of the GrandPad’s large icons allows the user to make a phone call (either audio or video), view photos or play games and music.  Emails are simple to create using voice recording and sent with a touch of a button.  The intuitive interface allows the user to tap on telehealth for doctor visits, or use Zoom to join group engagement activities with friends, neighbors or fellow residents. There is even a button to call The Option Group, so you can seamlessly reach your Care Coordinator. 

    The GrandPad is secure from scammers and telemarketers, only allowing authorized family members or providers to access the user.  The Option Group is committed to providing the GrandPad service to our clients.

    For more information please call or email The Option Group.

    Maryland Residents: 410-667-0266

    Southeastern and South-Central Pennsylvania Residents: 717-287-9900

    Email: info@theoptiongroup.net

    At The Option Group, our goal is to enhance the quality of life that allows each person to live the richest, fullest life possible, with safety and dignity. 


  • Friday, October 30, 2020 11:12 AM | Colleen Konstanzer

    With public health officials warning that the ongoing pandemic makes getting your flu shot more important than ever, Neighbor Ride has launched a “Get Your Flu Shot Early” campaign. Collaborating with the Office on Aging & Independence, Howard County Health Department, Howard County General Hospital, and other community partners, Neighbor Ride is providing FREE RIDES for Howard County seniors getting their flu shots at local physicians’ offices, pharmacies, or vaccination events. Visit www.neighborride.org/freeride/ for more information or to schedule a ride.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:37 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Level 2 and 3 Memory Care is now available on Winter Growth's Columbia campus. True to Winter Growth's mission, our Maryland Memories Community is uniquely designed to empower individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia to live their best lives. There are NO Entrance Fees, and private rooms are ready for move-in. Caregivers and others are invited to schedule a personal, virtual walk-through tour. Contact us at (410) 964-9616 or marylandmemories@wintergrowthinc.org.

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 7:47 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Potomac Financial Group Introduces Jeremy S. Dvorak

    as a New Addition to its Advisory Team 

    CALVERTON, MARYLAND, June 10, 2020 – Potomac Financial Group (PFG), a Maryland-based provider of premier financial planning and wealth management services, formally announced today the addition of Jeremy S. Dvorak, CFP®, CASL® to the company’s advisory team. Mr. Dvorak, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, joins PFG with over 15 years of experience as a financial planner having previously served as a Raymond James independent financial advisor. He will continue operating from his Ellicott City, Maryland office location and offer an expanded geographic footprint for the company.      

    “We are always looking for financial planners to join the PFG team, but finding the perfect fit with our mission and client-centric philosophy is our utmost priority,” said Todd Wike, Managing Partner at Potomac Financial Group, Financial Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional at Raymond James Financial Services. “I’ve had the privilege to get to know Jeremy over the past several years on both a professional and personal level through our shared Raymond James connection. It was immediately apparent that his integrity and passion for helping his clients achieve their financial dreams make him an excellent addition to our team.”

    “After managing my own practice, I am excited to take this next step forward and offer my clients the excellent tools and valued resources that PFG has an outstanding reputation for providing,” added Mr. Dvorak. “We are precisely aligned in our shared passion and common goals to do whatever it takes to help our clients – helping them to find their financial freedom, no matter what comes their way.” 

    A graduate of Towson University, Mr. Dvorak earned a B.A. in Economics with a focus in Financial Planning. In addition to being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, he is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) and has Series 6, 7, 63, 65, 24 and numerous State Life and Health Insurance licenses.  Prior to establishing his own practice, he spent 7 years as a top advisor at M&T Securities and was a standing member of the President’s Advisory Council.  

    Visit PotomacFinancialGroup.com to learn more about Mr. Dvorak and PFG’s wide-ranging financial planning and personal wealth management solutions.   

    About Potomac Financial Group | Since 1973, Potomac Financial Group (PFG) has served as a premier financial planning and wealth management firm singularly committed to helping its clients and families achieve financial independence and security. With over 45 years of combined experience, PFG has grown to be one of the region’s most trusted financial planning firms through its innovative financial solutions and commitment to exemplary personal care. To learn more, visit PotomacFinancialGroup.com.

    4061 Powder Mill Road, Calverton, MD 20705

    Phone: 877.595.8605

    *Trust services offered through Raymond James Trust, N.A., a subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. Potomac Financial Group is not a registered broker dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

    Investment advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.


  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 1:41 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Neighbor Ride is pleased to announce the addition of the following new members to its Board of Directors:

    Bita Dayhoff: President of the Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC), which serves low-income residents through four core program areas including food assistance, energy and weatherization assistance, housing assistance, and early childhood education.

    Patrick Higgins: Co-founder of Howard Tech Advisors, a leading provider of technology services to business and non-profit customers in the Baltimore-Washington region.

    Jerry Reardon: Recently retired Director of Clinical Reporting Services for the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Patients (CRISP), a regional health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia.

    “We are excited to add this trio of talented new board members that bring expertise Neighbor Ride is seeking to advance our mission. More and more Neighbor Ride finds itself at the intersection of aging, access to senior services, and transportation. Bita has a long history of building partnerships to address community needs through her leadership of CAC and will help Neighbor Ride continue to build out and expand on our 15 years of community service. Technology is an underpinning of Neighbor Ride’s operations. Patrick helps organizations leverage technology to advance their mission and we will look to leverage his expertise on this front. Finally, the majority of the rides we provide are for medical services. Jerry’s extensive accomplishments across the health care sector will help us to better serve our client passengers and the public health of our community which is even more critical while the COVID-19 pandemic continues around us.”  Bruce Fulton, Executive Director

    “Our Board Development Committee, chaired by Paul Gleichauf, did a tremendous job of identifying and recruiting Bita, Patrick, and Jerry. We are honored to have them join our Board and better position Neighbor Ride to achieve its mission of serving the older adult community of Howard County.” Richard Watson, Board Chair

    In addition to welcoming new members to the Board, Neighbor Ride would also like to express its gratitude for the generous contributions of retiring Board member, Jesse Harvey – a Corporate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Centre Columbia. The time and talent he shared during his tenure is deeply appreciated; and will continue to impact Neighbor Ride for years to come.

    Neighbor Ride enhances the health and quality of life for Howard County’s seniors by providing the comfort and peace of mind of affordable, passenger-focused transportation services through a reliable, volunteer-based system. The organization provides more than 17,000 trips for medical appointments, social outings, shopping, educational pursuits, and wellness activities each year. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Neighbor Ride also serves vulnerable individuals and families in our community by delivering meals and groceries in partnership with the Howard County Food Bank, the Howard County Office on Aging & Independence, and the Howard County Public School System. (NeighborRide.org)

  • Saturday, June 06, 2020 6:17 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Winter Growth is proud to announce the Grand Opening of our Maryland Memories Assisted Living Community. We know that finding the right Memory Care fit for loved ones in the midst of these challenging times is difficult. We're offering personalized virtual tours of our new Maryland Memories Assisted Living Community, which is uniquely designed to empower individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to live their best lives. Our Grand-Opening, all-inclusive, private room rate is just $6,100/month - guaranteed through June 2021, and, as always at Winter Growth, there are NO Entrance Fees or other add-on costs. Contact us at (410) 964-9616 or ruthkeetoncenter@wintergrowthinc.org for more information.

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