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  1. Seniors and caregivers benefit from The Time of Your Life TV show

    Resources empower Baltimore area residents

    The March/April edition of The Time of Your Life TV show features Reimagine Aging, an initiative of the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA); the Community Resources 2017 guide; and valuable information for caregivers.

    Reimagine Aging - Joanne Williams, director of the BCDA, shares information about the agency’s 2017 initiative called Reimagine Aging.  Learn about the many facets of BCDA’s initiative, why this topic was selected and how the BCDA plans to challenge stereotypes and perceptions of getting older.

    Community Resources 2017 - Debbie Orlove, BCDA community business liaison, talks about how this complimentary resource serves Baltimore County and City residents. To pick up your complimentary copy of Community Resources 2017, please visit your local senior center, Baltimore County Public Libraries, or call MAP at 410-887-2594.

    Caregivers Program - Michelle Marseilles Bruns, manager of the NFCSP Caregivers Program at the BCDA, will discuss the agency’s upcoming Family Caregivers Annual Mini Conference at the Liberty Senior Center on April 22, 2017, from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  This is a free opportunity to learn about about advance care planning, caregiver stress, legislative updates, the National Health Care Decision Making Day and other resources.  For additional information about the conference, please visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/aging; click on the caregivers information link, or call 410-887-4724.

    Upcoming Opportunities - Debbie Orlove shares information about special events, health promotion opportunities and programs at Baltimore County’s 20 senior centers and Senior Box Office, options for lifelong learning, travel, health promotion planning, evidence-based programs, and special events and travel. 

    To view streaming video of the full show, go to the Time of Your Life page at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Videos/timeofyourlife.html.

    In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

    Sunday - 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.

    Monday - 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

    Tuesday - 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

    Wednesday - 12 p.m.

    Thursday - 11 a.m., 9 p.m.

    Friday - 12 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

    Saturday - 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/seniors-and-caregivers-benefit-from-the-time-of-your-life-tv-show
  2. Baltimore County Offices Closed for Presidents’ Day Holiday –

    Trash and Recycling Collection Normal, Drop-off Facilities Open

    Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, February 20 in recognition of the Presidents’ Day holiday. Health Department clinics, libraries and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate.  Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual.

    Trash and recyclables will be collected according to the normal schedule.  The County’s trash and recycling drop-off facilities will be open.  Residents can log onto www.baltimorecountymd.gov/solidwaste for more information about recycling and trash collection, including schedules and drop-off center locations and hours. Residents may also call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:00:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/baltimore-county-offices-closed-for-presidents-day-holiday
  3. Kamenetz recognizes highest ranking woman in Fire Department’s history, Assistant Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz

    Baltimore County is a national leader in terms of diversity in public safety agencies

    This morning, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John Hohman honored Assistant Fire Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz, whose recent promotion makes her the highest ranking woman in the history of the Baltimore County Fire Department. Assistant Chief is the second highest rank in the fire department.

    The Baltimore County Fire Department is recognized nationally as a leader in promoting gender diversity, with women making up some 20% of its sworn members, compared to the national average, which is in the single digits. The previously highest ranking female was A. Danelle England-Dansicker, a Division Chief, who retired in 2005.

    “I am very proud of Assistant Chief Aubert-Utz’s achievement, and now little girls all around the County know that they could grow up to one day become the Fire Chief,” said Kamenetz.

    Aubert-Utz holds a master’s degree in management with a concentration in public safety leadership from Johns Hopkins University, and she completed the four-year Executive Fire Officer program at the National Fire Academy in 2015. She has devoted time to Mothers Against Drunk Driving and has taken a particular interest in pedestrian safety concerns, serving on pedestrian safety committees for the County and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council. A Parkville resident, she has served in the Fire Department for 17 years.

    “In addition to being extremely conscientious, forward-thinking and a real self-starter, Assistant Chief Aubert-Utz is a natural leader who has a uniquely effective way of mentoring people to draw out their individual strengths and inspire them to succeed,” said Fire Chief John Hohman.  “She has earned the respect of our personnel with her vision and skills, and it is not so remarkable that she is a woman, but that she is so talented. She is recognized across the country for her leadership and is a role model and leader for both men and women in the fire service.”

    “I feel honored to be chosen as the first woman to attain the rank of Assistant Chief," Aubert-Utz said. "I hope I can inspire other young women to pursue careers in community service."

    "I'm familiar with Chief Aubert-Utz's excellent reputation from when she worked in my district and congratulate her on her quick ascension through the ranks," said Baltimore County Council Chair Tom Quirk.

     

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:02:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/kamenetz-recognizes-highest-ranking-woman-in-fire-department-s-history-assistant-chief-jennifer-aubert-utz
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