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Health Briefs

Jul 14, 2014

Overeaters Anonymous meets three times each week

Overeaters Anonymous holds local meetings in the Cape Region three 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 Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach; and from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturdays, also at the Lutheran church. For details, call Bonnie at 302-945-2815.

Sponsorships still available for Sept. 14 Wings of Hope event

The Fourth Annual Wings of Hope . . . A Butterfly Release to benefit the Cancer Support Community Delaware is scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13 (rain date Sunday, Sept 14) at the Medical Arts Building, 18947 John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach.

Wings of Hope . . . A Butterfly Release is a community-wide event in support of all Sussex County neighbors who have been touched by cancer.  This very special event embodies the Cancer Support Community Delaware’s mission of hope and support.  Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Committed sponsors and underwriters to date include Tunnell Cancer Center, Grotto Pizza, Delaware VOIP, Del-One Foundation, Tunnell & Raysor, Lyons Companies, Morris James LLP and Jack Lingo Realtor.

Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available.  For details, contact Lily Gosnear, special events coordinator, at 302-645-9150 or

Assisting the isolated elderly is topic of July 21 meeting

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will deal with a widespread problem among older Americans at its next meeting, Monday, July 21. Dr. Alexis McKenzie, eldercare consultant with House Calls LLC, will present “Assisting the Elderly with Self-Isolation and Being Safe in Their Homes.” The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Sussex County Administrative Offices West Complex, 22215 N. DuPont Blvd. in Georgetown.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public.

For more information, go to

Lunch Bunch Lecture Aug. 1 in Milford

“You’re Probably Too Busy to Attend this Workshop: Slowing Down in a Busy World” will be the topic of Delaware Hospice’s Lunch Bunch Lecture from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, with Dr. Judy Pierson, clinical psychologist.  It will be held at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford

Americans now work longer hours than workers in most industrialized nations. Americans sacrifice sleep, leisure, friends, and family for work. This lecture covers how to manage time more effectively and how to rebalance life's demands.

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. Registration is required as seating capacity is limited, and the cost of lunch is $5 per person.

Register by Wednesday, July 30, by contacting Michele August at 302-856-7717 or 302-478-5707 or email

Reserve place by Aug. 6 for buffet and Alzheimer's presentation Aug. 9

Jamie Magee, program coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, invites the community to a buffet breakfast and presentation, “Understanding Behavior and Communication Issues,” from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 9. The event will be held at Westminster Village, 1175 McKee Road in Dover.  This program is free and open to the public.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.  RSVP by Aug. 6 to Isabel Shipmon at 302-744-3579 or contact Magee at 302-854-9788 or 800-272-3900 for more information.

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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