Cape Gazette

Health Briefs

Oct 28, 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.

Healthy Fair for Halloween Oct. 31

The CHEER Coastal Leisure Center is hosting a live Healthy Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday Oct. 31. This event is free and open to the public. The fair will have a variety of vendors, blood pressure checks, glucose screenings, flu shots, demonstrations of tai chi, yoga, Sit & Fit, and Healthy Cooking, along with a presentation about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Healthy appetizers will be provided with  lunch available for purchase and door prize drawings at 12:30.

For more information or schedule contact Yolanda at 302-539-2671. CHEER Coastal Leisure Center is at 30637 Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View in the Cedar Bay development.

Grief Workshop and Labyrinth Walk to take place Nov. 1

Delaware Hospice, the Milton Wellness Center and the Delaware Grief Awareness Consortium will present A Grief Workshop and Labyrinth Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at Milford Public Library, 11 SE Front St., Milford.

These events have been organized to commemorate Grief Awareness Week. Anyone coping with a loss or supporting a grieving family member or friend is welcome to attend this free event. Found in numerous cultures around the world for thousands of years, the labyrinth is a symbol for life’s journey.

For registration or more information, contact Midge DiNatale, Delaware Hospice bereavement counselor, at 302-300-2179 or, or Mary Van House, MS, Milton Wellness Center, at 302-542-8878 or

Girls Night Out! Holiday Expo fundraiser set Nov. 4

The Cancer Support Community Delaware will host Girls Night Out! from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov.  4, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center in the Swan Ballroom, 101 North Boardwalk,  Rehoboth Beach.  Tickets are $20 per person at the door, and price includes one drink ticket  and a door prize ticket.

This event will feature delicious nibbles from some of the area’s caterers, holiday music by Sara Ann Garrison, holiday decorating demonstrations, a silent auction and Chinese auction. More than 20 vendors will be featuring their holiday items, and caterers will have their exclusive holiday menus available.

All of the programs at the CSC are offered free of charge to cancer patients. More information about the Cancer Support Community Delaware and Strides for Hope is available at

Heritage at Milford to host Alzheimer's workshop Nov. 5

Heritage at Milford Senior Living will host the Alzheimer’s Association program The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease Wednesday, Nov. 5.  This program provides information on detection, causes, and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatments, and much more.  It will begin at 6 p.m. and is hosted by Heritage at Milford Senior Living, 500 South DuPont Blvd., Milford. RSVP by Nov. 1 at 302-422-8700.

Bereavement counselor presents Grief 101 Nov. 5

Anyone coping with a loss is welcome to attend a presentation, Grief 101, from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Lewes Public Library offered by Beebe Healthcare Integrative Health Department. Midge DiNatale, bereavement counselor with Delaware Hospice, will be the speaker.

The session is free and open to the public, and registration is required; call 302-645-3538.

For details, call 800-838-9800 or visit

Delaware Hospice: 'Grief and Coping with the Holidays' Nov. 13, 26

“Grief and Coping with the Holidays” will be presented by Delaware Hospice’s Midge DiNatale, GC-C, bereavement counselor from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, at Milton Public Library, 121 Union St., Milton. The same presentation will take place 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. Register for the Milton presentation by contacting DiNatale at 302-300-2179 or questions about the Ocean View presentation, contact Yolanda Gallego at or 302-539-2671. Learn more about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services or upcoming events at

Lung Force Walk Nov. 16 in Rehoboth

The American Lung Association invites the community to participate in the Lung Force Walk scheduled for 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. The event is set up to raise awareness of lung cancer, COPD, asthma and other lung diseases. There is no fundraising minimum to participate, but a donation is suggested. Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Interactive and educational exhibits, family-friendly activities, a 2.1-mile walk, a vocal contest and a dog competition will highlight the day. For more information, go to or call 302-737-6414.

Cancer Conversation Group meets Nov. 19

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, in cooperation with CAMP Rehoboth, announces its next monthly Cancer Conversation Group will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the CAMP Rehoboth Library. All women who have experienced cancer as a patient or caregiver are invited to join. CAMP Rehoboth is at 37 Baltimore Ave. in Rehoboth Beach. For more information about DBCC or the Cancer Conversation Group, visit

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

DPH confirms Delaware's first case of flu for 2014-15 season

Delaware's Division of Public Health reports the state's first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2014-15 flu season. The case involves a 2-year-old resident of Sussex County who was not hospitalized. There are two main types of influenza (flu) virus - types A and B - that routinely spread in people and are responsible for seasonal flu outbreaks each year. Delaware’s first case is an influenza A strain.

DPH urges all Delawareans 6 months of age and older who have not yet been vaccinated against the flu to get a vaccination as soon as possible. DPH's "Get It" campaign especially encourages healthy 19-49-year-olds ,who often skip the flu shot, to get vaccinated. For DPH flu clinic schedules this season, go to

For more information on influenza prevention, diagnosis and treatment call DPH at 888-295-5156 or 302-744-4990, or visit

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