Cape Gazette

Health Briefs

Jan 27, 2015

Learn about COPD Jan. 29 in Dover

The Better Breathers Club for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease recently expanded to Bayhealth’s Milford Memorial Hospital campus. Meetings will be held quarterly at both Bayhealth Kent General and Milford Memorial hospitals. No registration is required.

Patients and their families can learn more about COPD from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in Kent General Foods Conference Room 3, 640 South State St., Dover.

For more information, contact Terry Towne, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC at 302-744-6724, or Rachael Ali-Permell, BS, RT-NPS, AE-C, ACCS at 302-430-5648.

Classes to help improve balance begin Feb. 3

The American Legion Post 28 Auxiliary, in conjunction with Sussex County RSVP, will conduct A Matter of Balance classes once a week for eight weeks from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 3, to Tuesday, March 24. Classes will be held in the post hall at 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to help older adults manage falls and increase activity levels. The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls, to identify that falls are controllable, to help set goals for increased activity, and to make changes at home to reduces risks of falling and provide exercise techniques that increase strength and balance.

This program is open to the community. Those who are concerned about falling, anyone who has fallen in the past and anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns is encouraged to attend. Registration is required. There is no fee for classes but spaces are limited. For more information or to register call Cindy at 302-945-9191 or Tina at 302-329-9090.

Lakeside HOA to Recognize World Cancer Day Feb. 4

The Lakeside Community Home Owners Association is participating in World Cancer Day Wednesday, Feb. 4, by sponsoring a luminary ceremony to remember those touched by the disease.

For just $5, participants can honor or remember a friend or loved one with a decorated luminary bag. The bags will line the walkway of the community center, which is adjacent to the lake.

All money collected will be donated to cancer research in an effort to stamp out the disease.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 4, with a reception of hot beverages and cookies inside the community center. There will also be items for sale, with proceeds being donated to cancer research.

To purchase a luminary or to help decorate bags, call 215-805-7782.

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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