Information on insurance available at sessions today

The Benefits Office will host informational meetings on long-term care insurance at two meetings today.

Long-term care refers to a range of medical, personal and social services that are designed to meet the basic daily living needs of people who are chronically ill or disabled over an extended period of time. These services are not covered by Medicare or HMOs.

A representative from Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association will discuss long-term care policies from 9-10 a.m. in Cushing 001 and from 3-4 p.m. in McGuinn 121.

For those unable to attend either session, more information is available from TIAA 1-800-223-1200.

Health fair today in McElroy

The Graduate Nurses' Association will sponsor a health fair for members of the Boston College community today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Eagle's Nest in McElroy Commons.

Health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing, cancer and body fat will be available, as will information on organ donation, smoking cessation, stress management, massage therapy, nutrition and exercise.

The event also will include a raffle to benefit the GNA.

Easter baskets sought for pediatric patients

The Boston College Staff Advisory Senate is asking members of the Boston College community to donate items for Easter baskets that will be distributed to pediatric patients and children of teenage mothers.

Stuffed animals, books, play dough, small toys, coloring books, crayons, bubbles, Silly Putty, puzzles, plastic eggs, empty baskets and Easter gift bags are among the items needed.

They will be distributed to patients at Children's Hospital, the Shriners' Burn Institute for Pediatrics, the Dana Farber Cancer Wing for Pediatrics and the children of Summer Hill House, a home for teenage mothers and their children.

Donations may be brought to Maria Koufos at the Service Building 003 or to Margie Hinds in Gasson 24 by Friday, March 21.

Tech Store to host Apple Computer open house

Apple Computer and the BC Tech Products Store will host an open house for faculty and staff today, from 4-7 p.m., in the Tech Products Store, Gasson Hall 015.

Apple representatives will demonstrate their newly released Power Macintosh products. They also will talk about the latest additions to their video and multimedia products.

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