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Resource Fair to Highlight Services for Baltimore’s 55+ Community –

Free blood pressure screenings, glaucoma screenings and flu shots will be just some of the highlighted stations Thursday at the Baltimore 55+ Resource Fair. The event, which is being organized by Family and Children’s Services and the Edward A. Myerberg Center, will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Myerberg Center at 3101 Fallstaff Road in Baltimore.   [button size=”medium” style=”primary” text=”Read Full Article” link=”″ target=””]

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Head Start Ceremony

A Head Start on the Future for Little Graduates – The Baltimore Sun

Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland Early Head Start transition ceremony. (Courtesy of Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland) Twelve three-year-olds from Baltimore recently took part in a rite of passage usually reserved for older children. They donned caps and gowns and walked in a procession as part of an unofficial commencement ceremony marking the end of their time in plain old day care and their move up to pre-school next month.   [button size=”medium” style=”primary” text=”Watch/Read Full Article” link=”” target=””]

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Foster Grandparents Program Provides Extra Attention, Love to Kids in Need – ABC2 News

There’s an unspoken rule that when you become a grandparent, your love becomes extra special.  And a group of special grandparents are sharing that love with as many children as they can. Betty Elliott has volunteered at the Union Baptist Church Head Start program for 13 years.  She comes five days a week for seven to eight hours, and she loves every minute of it. “When I tell people I volunteer with children, they tell me I’m crazy,” she said.  “No, I’m not crazy, children need love.”   [button size=”medium” style=”primary” text=”Watch/Read Full Article” link=”” target=””]

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Elder Abuse

FCS’s Katie Cashman Discusses Increasing Prevalence of Elder Abuse Nationwide – WBAL Radio

On June 15, Katie Cashman, Director of Elder Services at Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland, appeared on WBAL News Now with Bryan Nehman to discuss the increasing prevalence nationwide of elder abuse. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.   [button size=”medium” style=”primary” text=”Listen” link=”” target=””]

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Chief Executive Officer

F.T. was appointed Springboard Community Services as CEO in September of 2015 following a national search that yielded more than 200 candidates. Prior to joining SCS, he served for nearly 15 years as President & CEO of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. / Empire Homes of Maryland. F.T.’s chief duties include leading fund and partnership development, cultivating the board of directors, and establishing the agency’s strategic direction and vision. A Florida native, F.T. enjoys cooking, traveling, and attending live music and dance performances.