Bayhealth to offer Steps to Healthy Aging program May 21
Bayhealth’s next Steps to Healthy Aging Lecture Series will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, at the Milford Senior Center, 111 Park Ave. in Milford.
The topic of this free lecture is Computer Safety 101, presented by speaker Jason Tanis, Bayhealth's information security officer. Participants will learn about safe web browsing and emailing, how to identify and protect themselves from scams, and helpful hints on how to monitor their personal information.
Bayhealth’s Steps to Healthy Aging is a free program for anyone over age 55 living in Bayhealth’s service area. The program informs members of the latest health information for vital aging while helping them improve their lifestyle, diet and attitude to promote healthy longevity. For more information about the Steps to Healthy Aging program, call 302-744-7135 or toll-free 1-877-453-7107 or visit www.bayhealth.org.
Blood drive set for May 23 at Cannery Village in Milton
Cannery Village Recreation Center will host a community blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 23. The recreation center is at 190 Village Center Boulevard in Milton, across from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 to make an appointment.
Bayhealth hosts Al-Anon and Alateen groups
Bayhealth is hosting weekly Al-Anon and Alateen support group meetings at Bayhealth Kent General. The meetings will be at 9:30 a.m. on 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 www.marydelalanon.org.
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 email@example.com.
Brain injury support group meets monthly
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.
Cancer Support Community seeks sponsors for butterfly release Sept. 14
Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available for the Third Annual Wings of Hope ... A Butterfly Release to benefit the Cancer Support Community Delaware, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 (rain date Sept. 15). The event will be held 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.
For more information, contact Lily Gosnear, special events coordinator, at 302-645-9150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cancer Support Community Delaware's mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All programs are offered free of charge. In addition, all funds raised in Sussex County stay in Sussex County.
Women's Alanon Serenity Group meets every Thursday
A Women's Alanon Serenity Group meets from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays at Conley's United Methodist Church, Jolyns Way, Lewes. The group welcomes anyone seeking help dealing with a family member or friend suffering from problem drinking. For details call 1-866-460-4070.
Easter Seals earns highest accreditation for services
Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore earned the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities in a recent survey of services. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for health and human services which evaluates the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.
Easter Seals offers a range of exceptional services for children and adults with disabilities and their families, including outpatient rehabilitation therapies, early intervention services for children, day services for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities, and assistive technology services to increase the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. For more information about Easter Seals, visit http://www.de.easterseals.com or call 1-800-677-3800.
DVD provides parents information about stuttering
ADVD in English and Spanish, “Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents,” helps parents detect stuttering and take action toward helping their child and is available at most public libraries. Some libraries have an older video format.
Produced by the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, the film describes what kinds of stuttering young children may exhibit, how parents can help at home, and the role of a speech pathologist in evaluating and treating children who stutter.
Books and DVDs produced by the 66-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation are available free to any public library. A library that will shelve them can contact the foundation at 1-800-992-9392, email email@example.com, or visit www.stutteringhelp.org.
A list of Cape Region libraries that received the free DVD follows: South Coastal Library, Lewes Public Library, Millsboro Public Library, Rehoboth Beach Public Library.
Bayhealth physician referral service available 24 hours
Bay Docs, Bayhealth’s physician referral and information service, is now available 24 hours a day.
While the service has been available for years at any time at www.bayhealth.org, people calling the service line, 1-866-Bay-Docs, can now speak with a Bayhealth representative at any time of the day or night. This will help patients who may not be able to call for a physician referral during normal business hours.
“Bay Docs provides referrals for Bayhealth credentialed physicians,” said Bayhealth Referral Coordinator Pam Satterfield. “We also provide educational resources; information on classes, programs, screenings and support groups available through our Education Department; and community resources as well. Now, we will always be available to answer inquiries.”
To find a physician best suited for their needs, clients should call Bay Docs, Bayhealth’s Physician Referral Service, at 1-866-Bay-Docs 24 hours a day, or visit www.bayhealth.org.