Caring for Aging Pets, Grief of Pet Loss workshops set for March 1
Delaware Hospice's Family Support Center will hold a two-part workshop, Caring for Aging Pets and the Grief of Pet Loss from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 1, at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford.
The first session is "Caring for Aging Pets: How to Improve the Quality of Life of Our Aging Companions," with guest speaker Dr. Christina Dayton-Wall, DVM PLUS. The second session is "The Grief of Pet Loss," with guest speaker Laurie Vonasek, RN.
Those who have lost pets may bring a photo for the Remembrance Table.
There is no charge for this Delaware Hospice community outreach program, but registration is required by Thursday, Feb. 27.
Register by contacting Michelle August at 1-800-838-9800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer's group to hold meeting March 6
The Ocean View Police Department will host an Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group that meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month beginning March 6. Jamie Magee, program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, will be the guest speaker. There will be a discussion of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The meeting will take place at the Ocean View Safety Building, 201 Central Ave. in Ocean View. All meetings are free and open to the public, and interested parties are invited to attend. For more information, contact Magee at 302-854-9788.
Del Tech Owens Campus to hold healthcare enrollment session March 10
Delaware will hold special Get Covered enrollment events at local colleges and schools to help Delawareans sign up for health insurance by the March 31 deadline set by the Affordable Care Act.
Marketplace guides will be available to answer questions and facilitate on-site enrollments through the federalHealthCare.gov website. Enrollees will need to bring dates of birth and Social Security numbers of those applying for coverage; pay stubs, W-2 forms or other information about their family’s income; policy/member numbers of any current health coverage; and information about any health coverage from a job that’s available to them or their family.
In the Cape Region, the event will occur 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, March 10, at Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown, Room 190 A & B.
For more information on the Health Insurance Marketplace, go to www.ChooseHealthDE.com.
Six-week bereavement program starts March 11 at CSC
The Cancer Support Community collaborates with Delaware Hospice to host a six-week bereavement program, Healing After the Loss of a Loved One, starting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 11. This series, facilitated by Carol Dobson, MSW, a bereavement counselor at Delaware Hospice, is free of charge and open to anyone who has lost a loved one in the past year. The Cancer Support Community is in the Medical Arts Building, 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312, Rehoboth. Space is limited. Call 302-645-9150 for information and to register. Registration deadline is Friday, March 7.
The Cancer Support Community is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. All programs are free of charge. More information is available at www.cancersupportdelaware.org.
March 14 Night of Hope to benefit Rehoboth Beach Walk to Defeat ALS
ALS is a deadly disease that affects more than 30,000 Americans, many of them in the Cape Region. Area residents can make a difference for families living with Lou Gehrig’s disease at Eagle 97.7’s Night of Hope, 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, March 14, at the Milford Senior Center in Milford.
The evening brings entertainment from The Mentalist Dan Cain, Sky Brady, Elvis tribute artist Bob Lougheed, and Mike Hines and the Look along with the evening’s emcees, Petch and Paula from Eagle 97.7, with proceeds going to benefit the Rehoboth Beach Walk to Defeat ALS.
For tickets visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/536506 or call Bill O’Brien at 302-670-1759.
Beef and Brew fundraiser March 21 to benefit Delaware Hospice
The annual Hospice Beef and Brew fundraiser will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Friday, March 21, at the Georgetown CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown.
Guests will enjoy listening and dancing to the live music of The Funsters, catering by Lighthouse Catering, beer sponsored by Banks Wines & Spirits and The Starboard Restaurant, and bidding on some great prizes in the raffles and silent auction.
Proceeds from the Beef and Brew will benefit the programs and services of Delaware Hospice, the only not-for-profit hospice in Delaware.
Delaware Hospice invites the public to support the event through donations of auction items. Tickets are $40 per person until March 14 and $50 per person after March 14 and at the door.
Contact Peggy Dolby, 302-746-4666 or email@example.com for tickets or sponsorship information. Information is also available at www.delawarehospice.org.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Association is NIMH Outreach Partner for Delaware
The Mental Health Association in Delaware has been selected as the 2014 National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partner for Delaware. As the state’s NIMH outreach partner, MHA will disseminate NIMH research findings and science-based educational materials throughout Delaware and promote participation in NIMH and National Institutes of Health research.
“We are very excited to be chosen as the NIMH Outreach Partner for the state,” said Jim Lafferty, MHA executive director. “As outreach partner, we are able to provide the most up-to-date information about mental health to individuals and their families living with a mental health condition.” MHA has been NIMH’s Outreach Partner for Delaware for the past 12 years.
For more information on MHA’s services, call 1-800-287-6423 or go to www.mhainde.org for a comprehensive list of provisions and partners including NIMH.
Delaware Hospice invites volunteers to 2014 Festival of Trees Committee
Thanks to the support of volunteers statewide, last year’s Festival of Trees events held in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, raised more than $100,000 for Delaware Hospice’s programs and services in the community.
As preparation for the 2014 Festival of Trees gets underway, Delaware Hospice invites new volunteers to get involved. Volunteer committees organize and manage the setup, entertainment, decorations, tree and wreath sales, children’s activities, hospitality, publicity, auctions and raffles.
As the only not-for-profit hospice in the state, Delaware Hospice provides its trademark quality care to ease the burden for patients and families thanks to the involvement of many generous individuals. Fundraising and volunteer efforts ensure that Delaware Hospice can offer its programs to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
For more information, find a volunteer coordinator in the area by calling 800-838-9800 or going to www.delawarehospice.org.
Breast cancer organization opens applications for family retreats
Little Pink Houses of Hope, a national nonprofit organization, is starting its fourth year of programming to support breast cancer families by providing a beach retreat for 112 families from around the United States. The mission of LPHOH is to offer families living with breast cancer an opportunity to reconnect and celebrate life in a relaxing environment. Online applications are open at www.littlepink.org, for all retreats in 14 locations across the United States. LPHOH has a retreat scheduled in Bethany Beach the week of May 31- June 7.
LPHOH provides each family with a beach house, meals, programming and services completely free of charge. “We are thrilled to be welcomed with such a strong embrace from the communities that have become like family,” said founder Jeanine Patten-Coble.
For more information on how to apply, become involved with LPHOH, donate a beach house, make a financial contribution, or serve during the retreat week, contact email@example.com or 336-213-4733.
Lewes Asthma Camp scheduled for July 14 to 18
St. Jude the Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive in Lewes, will host the Lewes Asthma Camp 2014 Monday to Friday, July 14 to18. The American Lung Association partners each year with Beebe Healthcare and Delaware Technical Community College to offer the camp for children ages 7 to 11 with moderate to severe asthma. Students will learn about asthma triggers and discover tools to manage their asthma while participating in typical summer camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, arts, crafts and field trips.
Registration is $50, and scholarships are available. Space is limited. Contact Nicole Goldsboro, program specialist, at 302-737-6414, Ext. 16 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.