Cape Gazette

Health Briefs

Mar 04, 2015

Alzheimer’s Association to present the basics March 10, 19

The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter is presenting Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, the Basics. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. One person in nine who reaches the age of 65 will develop AD, while one person in three who reaches the age of 85 will. There are more than 5 million Americans who have Alzheimer’s now and 3.2 of those are women. Presentations are free and open to the public at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, at Milton Public Library, 121 Union St., Milton. The program will also be offered at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 19, at Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance, 26002 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro.

Women and Wine dinner to support kidney disease research March 19

The Delaware Chapter of Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation is having a Women and Wine Dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 19,  at Lupo di Mare, 247 C Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth. The event will feature a creative Italian four-course meal paired with wines. The cost is $39 plus gratuity. Lupo will make a donation of $5 for each guest in attendance to the PKD Foundation for research into a PKD treatment and cure. There will also be raffle prizes donated by area businesses. Polycystic kidney disease is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases affecting thousands of Americans and millions of people worldwide. There is no treatment and no cure. To learn more about the PKD Foundation and PKD, visit Come out with family and friends for a fun event to help end PKD. Let's fill all 65 seats. For reservations, contact Alexis Schreiber 302-226-2240 or email

Beef and brew fundraiser for Delaware Hospice set March 20

Delaware Hospice invites the community to a beef and brew fundraiser from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Friday, March 20, at Georgetown CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgtown. Guests will enjoy listening and dancing to the live music of The Funsters, catering by Lighthouse Catering, beer sponsored by Banks Wines & Spirits and the Starboard Restaurant, and bidding on some great prizes in the raffles and silent auction. This event is typically sold out each year, so purchase tickets early. No tickets will be sold at the door. Go to

Bereavement series offered Mondays starting March 23

The Cancer Support Community will collaborate with Delaware Hospice to host a six-week bereavement program, Healing After the Loss of a Loved One, facilitated by Midge DiNatale, MA, GC-C. The group begins at 5 p.m., Monday, March 23. This series is free of charge and open to anyone who has lost a loved one in the past year. The Cancer Support Community is in the Medical Arts Building, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Suite 312, Rehoboth. Space is limited. Call 302-645-9150 for information and to register.

Lymphedema management is topic March 24

The Cancer Support Community will present Understanding Lymphedema - Past and Present at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at the Cancer Support Community facility in Rehoboth. Camilla Carter, physical therapist and lymphedema specialist at Beebe Healthcare, will explore lymphedema management after cancer surgery. The Sussex facility is in Suite 312 of the Medical Arts Building at the Beebe Health Campus, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth. All programs at CSC are offered to people affected by cancer and their loved ones free of charge. Call 302-645-9150 to register.

Balance classes for seniors to be held in Georgetown and Milford

Volunteer Delaware 50+, formerly Sussex County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program,  will offer free A Matter of Balance classes in two locations in Sussex County. Eight weeks of classes will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, April 7 to May 26, at Beebe Rehab Services, 21635 Biden Ave., Georgetown. Eight weeks of classes will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, Fridays, April 10 to May 29, at the Milford Senior Center, 111 Park Ave., Milford.

A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage concerns about falling and increase activity levels of older adults. Volunteer trainers will give practical tips to avoid falls, and helpful exercises will be taught. To register now for classes, call 302-856-5815.

Asthma camp set July 11, 12 at Children's Beach House in Lewes

Asthma camp provides an opportunity for children ages 7-11 years old with asthma to learn how to manage the disease in a safe and healthy environment. This year camp will be overnight from Saturday, July 11 to Sunday, July 12 at the Children’s Beach House in Lewes. Transportation is available for campers in Wilmington, Dover and Seaford areas. Contact Nicole Goldsboro, program specialist, at 302-737-6414, Ext. 516 or for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous meets four times each week

Overeaters Anonymous holds local meetings in the Cape Region four times per week. Groups meet from 1 to 2 p.m., every Monday, at Conley's United Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes; from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach; from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursdays, at Long Neck United Methodist Church, 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck; and from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturdays, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach. For details, call Bonnie at 302-945-2815.

Brain injury support group to meet

The Sussex County brain injury support group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company on Route 26. For information, call facilitators Beverly and Ed Bell at 302-537-9016.

Bayhealth hosts Al-Anon, Alateen

Bayhealth is hosting weekly Al-Anon and Alateen support group meetings at Bayhealth Kent General. The meetings will be at 9:30 a.m., Sundays in the General Foods Conference Rooms at Bayhealth Kent General, 640 S. State St., Dover.

Al-Anon and Alateen are free and open to anybody who has a friend or family member suffering from alcoholism.  The group provides fellowship and support, and helps members learn from other members who share similar experiences.  Al-Anon and Alateen also provide insight on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to ending alcohol and substance abuse.  Alateen focuses on young people ages 13 to 19 who are impacted by a family member’s abuse of alcohol.  For more information call 866-460-4070 or go to

HIV/AIDS support group meets

A support group for HIV/AIDS will meet every other week starting at 7 p.m. in the Branford Lounge at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. It is sponsored by Epworth UMC, CAMP Rehoboth, AIDS Delaware and Delaware HIV Consortium. For more information, contact David at

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