Cape Gazette

Health Briefs

Oct 02, 2015

Lakeside HOA to hold flu shot clinic Oct. 5 in Long Neck

The Lakeside Home Owners Association in Long Neck, in conjunction with Rite Aid Pharmacy, will host a flu shot clinic from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, at the Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Center. The clinic is open to all residents of Pot-Nets communities 9 years of age and older. Attendees will be asked to complete a form and bring insurance cards as well as identification. Most insurances, Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted. The cost without insurance is $20 to $25, depending on the volume of participants. The LCHOA will provide cookies and punch.The community center is at 33076 Rock Cove, adjacent to the lake, off Lakeshore Circle. For more information, contact Betty at  302-945-1263.

Managing chronic conditions healthier living workshops begin Oct. 6

St, Jude the Apostle Church will host six sessions of healthier living workshops for self-management of chronic conditions from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m, Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3 and 10. This workshop series addresses ways to manage living with a chronic condition such high blood pressure, COPD, arthritis, heart problems or any health problem one must deal with for life. It was developed by Stanford University in California and is evidence-based.

This program is licensed to the Department of Health and administered jointly by DHSS and DMRC.Each workshop is led by two lay leaders trained by master trainers certified by Stanford University. All books and materials are included and are free to participants. Certificates are awarded at completion. St. Jude is at 152 Tulip Drive in Lewes. Space is limited. To register and for more information, contact Linda Crone, DHSS, at 302-744-1020 or master trainer Gary Grimanelis  at 302-424-1473 and leave a message to register.

Register by Oct. 6 for breast cancer survivor brunch set Oct. 13

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Cancer Support Community Delaware, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, American Cancer Society and Tunnell Cancer Center of Beebe Healthcare will honor breast cancer survivors in eastern Sussex County at a Pink Ribbon Brunch at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13. This special survivor event will take place at the Cancer Support Community’s facility at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy, Suite 312, Rehoboth. Survivors will join each other for a time of celebration. Brunch will be served. This event is free of charge, but seating is limited. To register by Tuesday, Oct. 6, call 302-645-9150.

Cancer Support Community to offer yin yoga starting Oct. 7

The Cancer Support Community will offer yin yoga weekly at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays starting Oct. 7. Unlike other types of yoga that tone and build muscle strength, yin yoga focuses on opening the joints and dense connective tissue of the body. This class, instructed by Shannon Sugrue, is a practice of long-held floor poses that can clear energetic blocks in the body, calm the nervous system and create lasting change in range of motion. Breath work and meditation are also used in the practice of yin yoga to further open the body and focus the mind inward. Participants need to be able to get up and down from the floor. Dress comfortably. 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 Hwy., Suite 312, Rehoboth. To reserve a spot in this workshop, call 302-645-9150. For more information, go to

Cancer Support Community sets creative journaling circle Oct. 13

The Cancer Support Community - Delaware’s Sussex County facility will present a new informal, fun and creative open art studio for people affected by cancer at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13. With the guidance of Barb Buford, attendees will create pages in their art journals using a monthly theme or prompt. There will be access to a variety of supplies to include watercolors, acrylics, collage, mandalas, stamps and stencils. Attendees may also bring their own supplies. Those who cannot attend the program in person may teleconference in from their own dining room or art nook, using a home computer. To reserve a spot and receive the supply list, 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 Hwy., Suite 312, Rehoboth.

Medical management is Surviving and Thriving topic Oct. 20

The fifth session of Surviving and Thriving, a six-month-long series targeting people affected by cancer and their families, will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, at South Coastal Library, 34 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach. This series is held on the third Tuesday evening of each month. The October session's topic is medical management. Isabel Benson, NPC, AOCNP, from the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center will discuss short- and long-term health risks after cancer treatment, as well as late effects and long-term concerns of cancer survivors. To reserve a spot, call 302-645-9150 in advance. All programs offered by 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 Hwy., Suite 312, Rehoboth.

Cancer Support Community sets Girls Night Out Holiday Expo Nov. 4

The Cancer Support Community Delaware will host a Girls Night Out Holiday Expo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in the Swan Ballroom, 101 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach. Tickets are $20 per person if purchased ahead of time and $25 per person at the door. Tickets include one drink ticket and a door prize ticket.

This event will feature delicious nibbles from some of the area’s caterers, holiday music by a local artist, holiday decorating demonstrations, a silent auction, Chinese auction and over 20 vendor tables. Each vendor will be featuring holiday items, and caterers will have their exclusive holiday menus available. It will be a one-stop-shop for all holiday needs. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

National Alliance on Mental Illness Delaware to offer fall programs

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware is a statewide organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by life-changing brain diseases.  This fall, NAMI Delaware will be offering the Family-to-Family Education Program and the Peer-to-Peer Education Program.

The Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for family and friends of individuals with mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Taught by trained NAMI Delaware members, this course provides caregivers with information about medications and strategies for handling their loved one’s mental illness.

Peer-to-Peer Education Program is a 10-week series of classes for any person with mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. This course is taught by teams of trained peer-teachers who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness.

These courses are offered at no cost to participants and enrollment is limited. For more information or to sign up for the class, call NAMI Delaware at 1-888-427-2643.

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 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

Bereavement support meets second and fourth Tuesdays in Rehoboth

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of Delaware will be holding a bereavement support group at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. The group will meet in the Wii Room. This bereavement support group is open to the community; no registration is required and attendance is free.

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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