Free informational seminars are being offered at the Community Health Fair: The Way to Wellness on Friday, October 24 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.
Jeff Karberg, Identity Theft Administrator for the Consumer Protection Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, will discuss identification theft and telemarketing fraud. His presentation will focus on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and what to do if you think you have been victimized. He will also explain common ID theft scams and recent developments in Maryland’s ID theft laws.
Seri Wilpone, Chief Attorney for the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., will hold a presentation on Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST). Doctors and nurse practitioners of health care facilities must involve patients, their health care agents or their decision makers to create a medical order for life-sustaining procedures, use of medical tests, transfers from a hospital setting and other treatments. The seminar will focus on which patients are subject to MOLST, what treatment preferences are included and how patients and their caregivers can use MOLST to better advocate for treatment consistent with the patients’ values and wishes.
Representatives from MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital will discuss Diabetes prevention awareness, signs and symptoms and living with Diabetes.
Seminar times are as follows:
- 11:00 a.m. – Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
- 12:00 noon – Diabetes Information
- 1:00 p.m. – Identification Theft & Telemarketing Fraud
The free seminars are being offered during the Community Health Fair: The Way to Wellness. The Health Fair will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. Expired prescription and over-the-counter medication collection by the Sheriff’s Office, over 70 exhibitors, flu shots and health screenings will be available.