Cape Gazette

Health Briefs

Nov 30, 2015

Making mandalas workshop set at Lewes Wellness Center Dec. 2

Eileen Wilkinson, WELLarts founder, will facilitate a Making Mandalas workshop from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the Lewes Wellness Center, 20268 Plantation Road. Mandalas have been used since ancient times as a tool for relaxation and centering. No previous art experience is required, and materials will be provided. To register, call 302-313-9990 or go to

CSC sets do-it-yourself home and beauty products workshop Dec. 7

Casey Goold of Mind Body Spoon will be at the Cancer Support Community at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7, to lead a do-it-yourself home and beauty product workshop. Attendees can learn about making inexpensive yet luxurious, nontoxic health, home and beauty products. These products make great gifts of self-love and self-care. To reserve a spot, call 302-645-9150. All programs offered at Cancer Support Community are free of charge to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The Sussex facility is at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312, Rehoboth.

Creative journaling circle set at Cancer Support Community Dec. 8

Cancer Support Community-Delaware’s Sussex County facility will present an informal, fun and creative open art studio for people affected by cancer at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8. With the guidance of Barb Buford, attendees will create pages in art journals using a monthly theme or prompt. Participants will have access to a variety of supplies to include watercolors, acrylics, collage, mandalas, stamps and stencils or bring their own supplies. Those who cannot attend the program in person may choose to teleconference via a home computer. All programs offered at Cancer Support Community are free of charge to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The Sussex facility is at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312, Rehoboth. To reserve a spot in advance and to receive the supply list, call 302-645-9150. For more information, go to

Delaware Hospice lecture to focus on resiliency Dec. 11

“Resiliency: The Art of Bouncing Back” will be the topic of Delaware Hospice’s free Lunch Bunch Lecture with Dr. Judy Pierson from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11. Lunch is $5 per person. Lunch Bunch Lectures are organized by Delaware Hospice’s Family Support Center to help members of the community reinvest in life and are open to the public. Resiliency is the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds – the loss of a loved one, a traumatic experience, a breakup, etc. It is not the denial of adversity but a way of moving through it that allows people to regain their footing in life. While most people adapt over time, some seem to be able to master challenges more effectively. Learn the resiliency strategies used by those who fare better and build personal skills for enduring hardship.

Registration is required as seating capacity is limited. Register by Thursday, Dec. 10, by contacting Michele August at 302-746-4503 or

Attack Addiction meets third Wednesday of each month in Lewes

Attack Addiction meets the third Wednesday of each month in Bethel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Lewes. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship, with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome to this proactive group whose goal is to educate and bring awareness of addiction as a disease, rather than the stigma that is suffered by the person with the disease and their loved ones. There will be a group leader at each meeting for those in need of support, while the remainder of the group works on ways to break through community denial of the existing heroin crisis which affects everyone in many ways.

With education and outreach, this group can make a difference. Meetings will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. This group welcomes all people whose lives have been impacted by addiction. For more information contact Pauline Powell, 302-645-9545, email or go to

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 or go to

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

Chronic pain support group meets first Tuesdays in Rehoboth

PAIN LINX, a support group for people with chronic pain, meets from 3 to 4 p.m., the first Tuesday of every month, at the Beebe Healthcare Medical Arts Building, McCurry Conference Room, on Route 24, Rehoboth Beach.

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