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Health Briefs

Nov 21, 2014

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 Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista 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, also at the Lutheran church. For details, call Bonnie at 302-945-2815.

Delaware Hospice: 'Grief and Coping with the Holidays' Nov. 26

“Grief and Coping with the Holidays” will be presented by Delaware Hospice’s Midge DiNatale, GC-C, bereavement counselor from noon to 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Ocean View CHEER Center, 30637 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View.

Participants will learn strategies to help cope with the universal challenges presented by the holiday season.  Discussion will include topics such as anticipations and expectations of family and friends; dealing with the multitude of emotions; the impact of death on the entire family unit; dealing with special occasions; honoring a loved one during the holidays; and giving oneself permission to participate or not take part in special events.

There is no fee for this presentation; however, registration is required as space is limited. For questions about the Ocean View presentation, contact Yolanda Gallego at ygallego@cheerde.com or 302-539-2671. Learn more about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services or upcoming events at www.delawarehospice.org.

New Hope Program holds a Children’s Holiday Workshop Dec. 6

Children and teens who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one are invited to attend Delaware Hospice’s Children’s Holiday Workshop, sponsored by the New Hope Program, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford.

The Children’s Holiday Workshop will be appropriate for any child between the ages of 6 and 17. The focus will be to talk about the difficulty of grieving during the holidays. The group will discuss things to do and ways to cope and will create holiday ornaments. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required as space is limited. Register by contacting Robin Murphy, New Hope counselor, at 302-678-4444 or rmurphy1@delawarehospice.org. This program is made possible through the generous support of donors and volunteers.

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 kingdm30@gmail.com.

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