Cape Gazette

Health Briefs

Sep 19, 2014

Free community health fair to take place Sept. 20

Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center and Pilgrim’s Ministry of Deliverance are holding a free community health fair in Georgetown Saturday, Sept. 20.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the ministry’s premises at 25053 DuPont Blvd. in Georgetown. Free flu shots and blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings will be provided. Information also will be made available about healthy eating and stroke prevention.

Organizations that will have representatives at the event to answer health questions include Beebe’s Population Health Department, Tunnell Cancer Center, La Esperanza, Delaware Physician’s Care, and La Red. Barbecued food will be available for purchase. For more information about the event, call Amanda at Tunnell Cancer Center at 302-645-3100, Ext. 2718.

Plant-based eating group invites public to dinner Sept. 21

The public is invited to a plant-based dinner starting promptly at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Hwy., Lewes Anyone interested in improving their health and learning about the benefits of plant-based eating is welcome. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and may bring a friend. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 19, by calling 302-945-2460.

Memory Café meets Sept. 22

Memory Café, for people with memory loss and their caregivers, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22. This month, Memory Café will meet at a member’s home in Fenwick Island for a boat ride and picnic lunch.  New members are welcome.

Memory Café is open to the public and free of charge, but an RSVP is requested. Memory Café is organized by CHEER, Delaware Hospice, and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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. For this month’s meeting, contact Yolanda Gallego at or 302-539-2671 for directions to the picnic and to learn what food to bring.

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, Vickie at 698-1154, or Moni at 260-9501.

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

Natural healing & prevention with nature’s remedies Oct. 9

Certified Natural Health Professional Galina Lebid, RN, will present a program on aromatherapy and essential oils at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave.

Lebid will touch on many topics, including toxic ingredients in personal care products, cosmetics, and household items, and how to avoid them. She will also discuss the role of antioxidants in plants, the history and use of essential oils and examples of everyday safe and effective use of essential oils for the whole family.

For more information about this and other library programs, call the library 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 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

Sponsorships available for Twilight Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 1

The Heritage Shores Active Adult Community in Bridgeville will host the Second Twilight Breast Cancer Walk at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The event will include a walk on the golf course at 23 White Pelican Court, and a silent auction and bake sale. The silent auction and bake sale will open at 4 p.m., and walk registration begins at 5. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged, and all proceeds will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. For more information go to or call 302-644-6844.

Bayhealth Auxiliary of Milford hosts Country BBQ and Auction Oct. 25

The Bayhealth Auxiliary of Milford Memorial Hospital will sponsor the Third Annual Country Barbecue and Auction from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Milford Senior Center in Milford. The event will feature Chinese and silent auctions. Live entertainment will be provided by The Hubcaps, and a delicious dinner will be catered by Troops Barbecue and Catering.

The auxiliary will donate proceeds from the event to the capital campaign for the replacement facility at Milford Memorial.

“We are so excited about this year’s event and the chance to raise important funds for the hospital,” said Auxiliary BBQ Chair Cynthia Jones, event organizer. “We have a great committee that works so hard together to make this a wonderful event.”

Tickets are $35 each. To purchase, call Cynthia Jones at 302-270-1842. For questions, email Cynthia 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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