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Health Briefs

Feb 04, 2016

Beebe Auxiliary not to hold meeting Feb. 5

Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary will not hold its general meeting scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5.

Effective communication is topic Feb. 5 at hospice center

“Communication Tips for Improving Your Relationships” will be the topic of Delaware Hospice’s Lunch Bunch Lecture Friday, Feb. 5, with Dr. Judy Pierson at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford. Optional lunch begins at noon and costs $5, and the free presentation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Bunch Lectures are organized by Delaware Hospice’s Family Support Center to help members of the community reinvest in life and are open to the public. Being able to effectively communicate with others is the key to healthy and fulfilling relationships. But being able to truly convey feelings and listen in ways that help others feel heard can be challenging. In “Communication Miracles for Couples,” author Jonathan Robinson provides simple, effective tips for improving communication in any relationship.

Registration is required as seating capacity is limited. Register by Thursday, Feb. 4, by contacting Michele August at 302-746-4503 or maugust@delawarehospice.org.

Heart layers mixed media session set at Lewes Wellness Feb. 10

Eileen Wilkinson of WELLarts will facilitate creating two mixed-media decorative hearts during a Heart Layers session from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Lewes Wellness Center on Plantation Road. The hearts can be kept and framed, given as a gift or used for this season of love. No previous art experience is necessary, and supplies are provided. Attendees will relax and unwind as they create with others and learn to repeat it at home. Cost is $15 per person or $25 for two. To reserve a spot, call 302-313-9990 or go to www.lewes-wellness-center.com.

CAMP Rehoboth to offer free rapid HIV testing in Rehoboth Feb. 11, 25

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., Thursday, Feb. 11, and every second Thursday, and from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, and 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.

Connection between nutrition, inflammation and pain is topic March 1

The connection between nutrition, inflammation and pain is the topic of the Pain Linx Support Group meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 1. Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN, medical nutrition therapist with Beebe Healthcare’s Ornish Reversal Program, will talk to the group about anti-inflammatory foods and how they can be used for pain management. Food will be available for sampling. The Pain Linx Support Group focuses on awareness, education, sharing and support for people with chronic pain. The group meets at 3 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the McCurry Conference Center at the Beebe Health Campus on Route 24. For more information, contact Phil Mandel at 302-645-1543 or phil.mandel@gmail.com.

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 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 kingdm30@gmail.com.

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.

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.


 

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