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Occupational therapist advises residents on use of light to fight vision loss

By a Broadmead Resident

Michelle Bianchi, lead occupational therapist at GBMC’s Hoover Low Vision Rehabilitation Services, titled her talk to a Broadmead audience: “I have sensitivity to glare, but I need more light!” The talk was presented recently as part of the continuing InSight/Health Care lecture series.

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Residents Hear About Eye Diseases and Treatments

By A Broadmead Resident

In last month’s Health Care lecture, cosponsored by InSight, Deena Ghazzi, O.D., described abnormal eye conditions ranging from the familiar (presbyopia, or near-sightedness) to rarer conditions, such as Fuchs’ dystrophy (corneal swelling). Most eye diseases benefit from early diagnosis and treatment. Glaucoma, caused by high pressure in the eyeball, is more common in older adults. It can lead to gradual loss of peripheral vision or even blindness, but is treatable with eye drops, oral medications, or lasers.

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Residents Learn About Orchids and Their Care

By Bob Heaton

Advice on caring for orchids in the home, as well as copious information about the plants, was provided to about 60 residents and guests in February. The talk was given by Sarah L. Spence, a retired professor of botany, biology, and zoology at Baltimore City Community College. She is also President of the Maryland Orchid Society.

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Welcome New Resident Jean Simms

by a Broadmead resident

Jean Simms’ soft southern accent comes from being born in Lumpkin County, GA and from her early years in Dahlonega, north of Atlanta. Her fond memories of time on her grandfather’s 600-acre farm helped shape her love of the outdoors and of the many facets of a fully functioning farm.

Jean’s father died when she was 12 years old, and her mother raised Jean and her brother and sister by herself. By dint of a series of jobs and enterprises, she saw to it that all three children graduated from college.

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Welcome New Residents Del & Brenda Boughter

by a Broadmead resident

G. Delmar Boughter was born and grew up in Baltimore. He attended public schools of Baltimore and graduated from Polytechnic Institute. He then attended junior college and also studied engineering at Johns Hopkins McCoy College.

Early imbued with a work ethic, Del had a News American paper route as a boy. At ages 16 and 17 he worked at Gunther Brewery during the summers.

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