Cape Gazette

Health Briefs

May 20, 2016

Bras for a Cause set in Dewey Beach June 1

The Sussex County Women’s Council of Realtors and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will present Bras for a Cause, a creative bra contest fundraiser, at Ivy in Dewey Beach from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 1. The event will feature a live auction of decorated bras. The bras will be sponsored and decorated by local participants, modeled by men and auctioned to the audience. The event will feature appetizers, a cash bar and music. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. The proceeds will benefit the Sussex County Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. To purchase tickets in advance, go Ivy is located at 136 Dagsworthy Ave. For more information, contact Gail Alm at 410-868-0423 or Sandi Bisgood at 302-228-8625.

Workshop set on connecting with angels at Milton Theatre June 2

The Lewes-based Free Spirited Foundation will host a Tea Talk with the Angels at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 2, at the Milton Theatre. This talk will be led by psychotherapist Melissa Hickey, MS, NCC. Attendees will learn tools and techniques for connecting to their guardian angels and the archangels, and using them for healing and manifestation in their lives. Lewes-based nonprofit Free Spirited Foundation’s mission is to make integrative healing accessible for all. Healing via yoga, meditation, reiki and spiritual integration is offered in various settings and venues throughout the Delaware beach area. For more information or to register, go to

Miracle Mile walk to celebrate cancer survivors set in Rehoboth June 4

Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center will host the 13th Annual Miracle Mile Saturday, June 4, in Rehoboth Beach. This event recognizes the strength of cancer patients and the dedication of their caregivers. Cancer survivors and those who have supported people on their cancer survivorship journey are invited to take part in a one-mile walk celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day. Participants will gather and register at All Saints’ Church on Olive Avenue, and from there proceed to a walk along the Boardwalk. Participants are invited to return to All Saints’ following the walk for a light breakfast and fellowship. More than 100 people take part in the annual event, which brings together cancer survivors, caregivers, relatives and friends. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. T-shirts will be given to survivors. For more information or to register, go to

Lymphedema prevention exercise workshop set in Milton June 9

The Cancer Support Community of Delaware announced John Lehne of 302 Fitness in Milton will lead a workshop focusing on upper and lower body lymphatic system activation and drainage through exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 8. Attendees will learn the differences and signs of the three stages of lymphedema. The movements are to be used as a preventative before doing physical activity, as well as a cool down to help prevent swelling in the arms and legs. This class is appropriate for people just diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment and for survivors no longer in treatment. Attendees should dress comfortably. To reserve a spot in this workshop, call 302-645-9150. All programs offered at Cancer Support Community are offered at no charge to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The Sussex facility is at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312, Rehoboth. For more information, go to

Alzheimer's education programs at Cadia Rehabilitation start June 8

Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance near Millsboro is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter to offer education programs to the community. These programs are offered at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, June 8 through July 6. Weekly topics are AD 101, A Discussion of Alzheimer’s and Dementia; Know the Ten Warning Signs, Early Detection Matters; Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, The Basics; Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors; and Effective Communication Strategies. Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance is at 26002 John J. Williams Highway. Preregistration is requested. For more information or to register, contact Jamie Magee at 302-854-9788 or 800 272-3900 or email

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 or 302-737-6414 Ext. 516 or go to

One-day baby-sitter classes set in Lewes July 20, 26

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center invites girls and boys ages 12 to 15 to participate in baby-sitter education classes. This one-day course will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 26. The school at the rear of Beebe Healthcare campus at 424 Savannah Road in Lewes. Students will learn how to be safe and effective babysitters. Instructors will be registered nurses and special speakers. Topics to be covered include: characteristics and qualities of a good sitter, child development and age-appropriate activities, safe home practices for fire and protection, first-aid practices for minor injuries and medical problems, and infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway obstruction management. Students will get hands-on practice in First Aid and CPR methods. The cost is $50 per student. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Juice and snacks will be provided. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis; receipt of payment secures a position in the class. For more information or to register, call 302-645-3251.

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 or

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

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

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

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 All programs at the Cancer Support Community are offered at no charge to the participants.



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