Therapeutic drumming set at Lewes Wellness Center May 4
The Lewes Wellness Center will offer therapeutic drumming from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Wednesday May 4. This ancient practice may help raise spirits, quiet the mind and dislodge stuck energy, and it is a lot of fun. Shared instruments will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring rattles, tin whistles or drums. A $10 goodwill offering is requested. The Lewes Wellness Center is at 20268 Plantation Road next to the Lowe's parking lot. To reserve a spot, call 302-313-9990 or go to www.lewes-wellness-center.com.
Cancer Support Community Kentucky Derby party set in Dewey May 7
As millions of people gather around the world to watch the Kentucky Derby, locals will gather at Northbeach in Dewey for the Cancer Support Community’s Kentucky Derby party. The extended happy hour event is set from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 7, and will include live music by Flowers for Taco, food, cash bar and a silent auction, Derby horse raffle, and watching the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. All proceeds from the event will stay in Sussex County so the Cancer Support Community can provide programs and support to people with cancer and their loved ones at no charge. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 302-645-9150 or go to www/cscde.org/upcomingevents.
Alzheimer's support group to meet April 28, new location set May 12
The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter has announced a merger of two caregiver support groups near Millsboro. Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church Support Group will meet at the church at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 28 for the final time. The group will merge with the Pelican Cove CHEER Caregiver Support Group and will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 12, and every second Thursday of the month. Amy McDermott and Ruth Pryor will share facilitation of the newly formed group, which is dedicated to supporting the caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and any form of dementia. Every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., fifth if counting only those 65 years old and older. This is an open group and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Jamie Magee at 302-854-9788 or 800-272-3900.
Next Step bereavement support group to meet May 2
The Cancer Support Community and Delaware Hospice are collaborating to offer a monthly bereavement group to focus on issues of loss that continue beyond the early stages of grief. The Next Step meets in the Sussex facility of the Cancer Support Community in Rehoboth at 9 a.m. the first Monday of each month. The next meeting will be Monday, May 2. The Sussex facility is at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312, Rehoboth. The facilitator is Midge DiNatale, GC-C of Delaware Hospice. To reserve a space and for more information call 302-645-9150 or go to www.cancersupportdelaware.org. All programs at the Cancer Support Community are offered at no charge to the participants.
Survive and Thrive Walk set May 14, register by May 9 to receive T-shirt
The Cancer Support Community Delaware's inaugural Sussex Survive and Thrive Walk is set Saturday, May 14, to celebrate those who have survived and to remember those who have been lost to cancer. The walk will begin at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park and will wind its way through Rehoboth Beach, including a stroll down the Rehoboth Boardwalk and will finish at the Forgotten Mile Ale House on Route 1 for an after-walk celebration. Individual registration is $50 and walkers may choose the length of walk they would like to undertake. Walkers may choose 10 miles, 3 ½ miles or simply to join in the 1-mile Survivor’s Walk. All walkers registered by Monday, May 9 will receive a T-shirt.
For more information or to register, call 302-645-9150 or go to www.cancersupportdelaware.org.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority spring health fair set in Seaford May 14
The Sussex County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host a spring health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at Nutter Park in Seaford. Visitors will receive a free blood pressure screening from Timah Ricketts Smith of Fresenius Medical Care. Mike Hall will lead physical fitness activities and games. Admission is free. May is National Blood Pressure Month and a good time to learn about blood pressure health as well as encourage regular comprehensive exams for the whole family. Educational handouts about nutrition and physical fitness, diabetes and HIV prevention, and other topics will be available. For more information, call Dr. Geraldine Jones at 302-382-3835.
Cooley’s Anemia symposium includes lecture and walk May 14
UNICO District 1 Chapter is sponsoring a Cooley’s Anemia Awareness Symposium beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at St. Edmond Church Education Center on King Charles Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. The cost is $25, which includes a lecture, an Italian luncheon and walk on Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk to raise awareness about this blood disease that affects many people of Mediterranean heritage. The walk will take place immediately following the luncheon. All money raised will go directly to the Cooley's Anemia Foundation. Cooley's Anemia is also known as thalassemia. Donations are welcome. For more information contact George Meringolo at email@example.com or Maria Teresa Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register by mail, send contact information and a check to George Meringolo, PO Box 1171, Ocean View, DE 19970.
Bayside Fitness sets open house May 14, 15
Bayside Fitness in Long Neck will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 15. Several vendors from the health and wellness arena are expected to attend. Owners Bill and Kayla Holland opened the gym Jan. 25 with a goal of offering a fitness center for the full-time residents of the Long Neck area. Bayside Fitness is located at 34814 Long Neck Road. For more information, call 302-231-8982.
Asthma camp set at Children's Beach House in Lewes July 9, 10
The American Lung Association in Delaware is now accepting campers for an overnight asthma camp at the Children’s Beach House in Lewes Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10. Camp is a great opportunity for children 7-11 years old with asthma to learn how to better manage their disease and also learn that asthma should not slow them down. Children can have a great time paddleboarding, kayaking and doing a low ropes course. There is also a camp dance. Supervision will be provided by medical personnel including physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. Activities include arts and crafts, outdoor activities and nature explorations. Asthma education is conducted daily and incorporated into recreational activities. Transportation is available for children in the Wilmington, Dover and Seaford areas. For more information, contact Nicole Goldsboro, program specialist at the American Lung Association in Delaware at email@example.com or 302-737-6414 Ext. 516 or go to www.deasthma.org.
Cancer Support Community Delaware seeks Art Cart volunteers
The Art Cart is a collaborative program between the Cancer Support Community Delaware and the Tunnell Cancer Center at the Beebe Health Campus in Rehoboth. Volunteers who are artistically inclined are needed to assist with bringing this monthly art project to patients receiving treatment in the infusion area of the Tunnell Cancer Center. The volunteers also need to be Beebe Healthcare volunteers and receive the training Beebe requires. Monthly training will be given for the art projects, and volunteers will be encouraged to contribute ideas. The Art Cart hours and days will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday mornings and 1:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday afternoons. Volunteers may choose the day which suits their schedules. For more information, call Kaye Webb or Jo Allegro-Smith at 302-0645-9150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Cape Henlopen Senior Center offers exercise classes
Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, is offering a variety of exercise classes for seniors 55 and older. Zumba Gold/Toning is on Fridays 9:05 to 10 a.m.; Yoga - Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m.; Tai Chi - Tuesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and also Fridays, 11:05 a.m. to noon; Sit and Get Fit - Mondays 9 to 10 a.m. and also Fridays - 10:05 to 11 a.m.; Balance and Posture - Tuesdays, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; and Arthritis Exercises - Wednesdays, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Cost for each class is $5. All class instructors are certified.
For more information in joining the Cape Henlopen Senior Center and to participate in these activities, call 302-227-2055.
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 6:30 p.m., Thursdays (Big Book), 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 oa.org.
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.
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.
Grieving the loss of spouse or life partner support group meets second Wednesdays
Delaware Hospice will host a support group for those grieving the loss of a spouse or life partner from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the second Wednesday of every month in Georgetown. This support group offers an opportunity to share and learn helpful ways to cope with grief. Attendees can speak to others who share their sense of loss for an opportunity to find a new source of kinship and support. Education is provided on various topics including coping methods. No registration is required. For more information, ontact Midge DiNatale at 302-856-7717 or email@example.com.
Free rapid HIV tests set in Rehoboth every second and fourth Thursday
CAMP Rehoboth is teaming with the Burton Village Community Center in Rehoboth Beach to offer free rapid HIV testing. The test only takes 15 minutes to get results. Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every second Thursday and from 1 to 3 p.m. every fourth Thursday. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is needed. The Burton Village Community Center is at 37511 Burton Village in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, call CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620.
Next Step bereavement support group meets every first Monday
The Cancer Support Community and Delaware Hospice are collaborating to offer a monthly bereavement group to focus on issues of loss that continue beyond the early stages of grief. The Next Step meets in the Sussex facility of the Cancer Support Community in Rehoboth at 9 a.m. the first Monday of each month. The Sussex facility is at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312, Rehoboth. The facilitator is Midge DiNatale, GC-C of Delaware Hospice. To reserve a space and for more information call 302-645-9150 or go to www.cancersupportdelaware.org. All programs at the Cancer Support Community are offered at no charge to the participants.