Cape Gazette

Health Briefs

Aug 22, 2014

Health Fair Aug. 23 at Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church

The Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church will sponsor a free Health Fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, in the fellowship hall in the rear of the church.  This event is free and open to the public.  There will be nine health screening stations which include the following: health-age screening by computer, body fat analysis by scale, hydrotherapy (water), blood pressure, peak flow meter for lung capacity, chair massage, health counseling, glucose and cholesterol screening, EKGs and bone density test.

Also, on the same day at 2 p.m., a CPR class will be offered. Call Melvina Tull for registration at 302-945-2260.

Free literature and handouts will be available. Contact Tull with questions.  The church is at 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro.

Memory Café set for Aug. 25 at Ocean View CHEER Center

Memory Café, for people with memory loss and their caregivers, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Aug. 25, at the Ocean View CHEER Coastal Leisure Center, 30637 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View.

In conjunction with the CHEER Center’s Old Wild West theme, this month’s Memory Café program will include old-fashioned games and cowboy music.

Memory Café is open to the public and free of charge; an RSVP is requested food orders, if possible, but not required.

Memory Café is organized by CHEER, Delaware Hospice, and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Memory Café provides a safe environment for people with memory loss and their care partners to laugh, learn, and be socially engaged with others who are traveling the same journey. This program is not an adult day program, nor one that provides personal or medical care. The caregiver/family member is responsible for their loved one.

Register or learn more by contacting Yolanda Gallego at or 302-539-2671.

Alzheimer's Association hosts 'Behaviors and Communication' Sept. 8

Jamie Magee, program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, will present  “Understanding Behavior and Communication Issues," from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, at Cadbury at Lewes, 17028 Cadbury Circle. This program is free and open to the public, so all interested parties are invited to attend. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Contact  Magee at 302-854-9788 or 800-272-3900 to RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 3, or to obtain more information.

Bereavement program starts Sept. 8

Beginning at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, the Cancer Support Community collaborates with Delaware Hospice to host a six-week bereavement program, Healing After the Loss of a Loved One, facilitated by Midge DiNatale, MA, GC-C.

This series 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.

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. At the Cancer Support Community Delaware, all programs are free of charge. More information is available at

American Legion Auxiliary and partners to hold Flu Shot Clinic Sept. 9

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 in partnership with Walgreens in Long Neck will hold its annual Flu Shot Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9. The shots are covered by Medicare Part B and some insurance companies. It is recommended that all older adults get flu shots early, before the season starts. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Carol at 302-945-5298.

Medicare Assistance Bureau offers free counseling Sept. 11

The Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau is Delaware’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program. A free service, DMAB provides unbiased information and counseling to people of all ages covered by Medicare. DMAB and the Department of Insurance host free Welcome to Medicare events throughout the state.  In Sussex County the event is 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Georgetown CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown.

New and soon-to-be beneficiaries can meet with professional staff and learn more about Medicare benefits, supplemental insurance policies, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug coverage.  Call 800-336-9500 or 302-674-7364 to register; seating for Welcome to Medicare events is limited.

Overeaters Anonymous meets three times each week

Overeaters Anonymous holds local meetings in the Cape Region three 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 Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach; and from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturdays, also at the Lutheran church. For details, call Bonnie at 302-945-2815.

Sept. 13 Walk to Defeat ALS seeks participants, donors

The 2014 Rehoboth Beach Walk to Defeat ALS will take place at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Boardwalk and the Bandstand in Rehoboth Beach. Registration on the day of the event begins at 8 a.m. The walk will cover a distance of two miles.

Visit to find out more about the walk, join a team or make a donation. Checks can also be mailed to the ALS Association, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002. Make check payable to The ALS Association. Include walk name, team name and walker name when mailing check to the office.

For more information, contact walk chairs Mary Ann Wollter at or Bill O’Brien at Chapter contact is Ashley Hendrix; email

Learn more about ALS at or sign up for a walk at

Cancer Support Community offers Restorative Yoga and Qigong Aug. 12

Cancer survivors can learn the benefits of yoga and qigong practices when Susan Hamadock leads a workshop from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, which will show how yoga and qigong can help manage pain and stress. This informative two-hour session will answer many of the participants' questions. Dress comfortably for the activity portion of the program. Call 302-645-9150 in advance to register. All programs offered at CSC are free of charge to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The Sussex facility is at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312, Rehoboth.

More information about the Cancer Support Community is available at

Delmed Health, DBCC offer free screening day Sept. 27

Delmed Health has partnered with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to offer its fourth annual  free screening event from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach. All are welcome. No appointment is needed for this opportunity to ask any medical questions of doctors on site and take advantage of screenings and free flu shots. There will be a live broadcast with 105.9, and all vendors will provide a chance to win prizes every 15 minutes with a grand prize of a 40-inch flat-screen TV. For more information, call 302-644-9080 or visit

Registration now open for Oct. 18 Southern Delaware Heart Walk

Join Delaware residents for the signature fundraising event of the American Heart Association, the 23rd annual Sussex County Heart Walk 5K Saturday, Oct. 18, at Delaware Tech Community College Owens Campus in Georgetown. The Heart Walk is an exciting, fun-filled event that promotes walking as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk kicks off at 10. For more information or to register, call 302-286-5723, email or register at

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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