Hospital Auxiliary meeting set for March 8
The March 8, 10 a.m., meeting of the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
will be held in the Community Room of the hospital. Dr. Richard Sternberg,
orthopedic surgeon with the Delaware Bone and Joint Specialists, will
be the guest speaker.
Suzanne Smith, president, will conduct the business meeting.
Joyce Mackler and Pat Olekszyk, co-chairmen of the annual Fashion
Show to be held on March 26 at St. John's United Methodist Church,
Seaford, will present an update on this special fund-raising event.
All Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend the coffee and support
Healthcare seminar at Del. Tech register by March 3
"Policies & Politics in Healthcare" will be the subject of an all-day
seminar to be held at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens
Campus, on March 10
Nurses and other healthcare workers will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. to identify healthcare issues in Delaware, discuss strategies
to influence health issues, and develop skills in grassroots lobbying.
Co-sponsored by Delaware Tech and the Delaware Nurses' Association
(DNA), the seminar will highlight the healthcare worker's role in
influencing health and workplace policies and help participants develop
effective communication tools for dealing with policy makers and legislators.
Breakout sessions will address the topics of "The Legislative Process:
How a Bill Becomes a Law," "Working With the Media," "Political Action,"
and "Testifying Before Legislative Bodies: The Federal Experience."
The seminar fee includes handouts, lunch, and refreshments; participants
save $10 if registered by March 3.
For more information on this seminar and other healthcare continuing
education options at Delaware Tech, or to register, call the Health
Institute at (302) 855-5988.
New fitness sessions begin March 13 and 14
New Fitness Session starts March 13, 14, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,
9 a.m. (childcare); Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., at St. John's
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. All ages and fitness levels
are welcome. Co-ed, non-competitive, stress reducing, high/low aerobic,
toning, strengthening, and stretching class. Try a free one! Call
Carol Lynch, 629-7539 for more information or to register.
Organ Donation Program offered at NMH March 8
Nanticoke Health Services and the Seaford Branch of the American Association
of University Women will be co-hosting a community presentation by
the Gift of Life Donor Program to increase public commitment to organ
and tissue donation.
On Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., a representative from the Gift of
Life Donor Program and Nanticoke Health Services will be presenting
a seminar to explain the process of organ donation. Participants will
also hear personal life experiences. The program will be held in the
Community Room of the hospital. There is no fee.
Everyday in the United States, an average of eleven people die while
awaiting organ transplants due to a critical storage of donors. When
available, one donor can help more than fifty people in need.
For additional information contact Diane LeCompte, Program Director
for the Seaford AAUW, at 629-2249.
Fitness/nutrition class features Mike Hall March 7
A special six-week fitness and nutrition class will be held at the
Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club/Nanticoke Senior Center, Virginia
Avenue, Seaford, beginning Tuesday, March 7.
Instructing the class will be five-time world power-lifting champion,
Mike Hall. The class will feature information about how to reach desired
nutrition and fitness goals, as well as tips on how to use proper
techniques when doing aerobic exercise and using fitness equipment.
will be guest speakers and class participants will do exercise and
spend time in the club's weight room. The class will be held each
Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and is free and available to the
public. The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, the Nanticoke Senior
Center and the Delaware Division of Public Health are sponsoring the
program in partnership. To register call 302-629-4939 or 302-629-8801.
CONTACTĘ Rape Crisis Volunteer training March 16
CONTACTĘ Delaware, Inc. announces its Spring Volunteer Training for
men and women. Candidates must be 18 or over and have access to a
car and a phone.
After training, volunteers will be asked to make themselves available,
at times which are convenient to them, to offer support to victims
of sexual assault and their families.
The course will start on Thursday, March 16, at Del Tech's Owens Campus
in Georgetown. The 10-week classes are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and
there are two all-day Saturday classes in Milford on April 1 and 29.
Classes include lectures, films, discussions and guest speakers, with
an emphasis on listening skills, medical and legal procedures. Other
information and skills needed to help victims of sexual assault and
their families are also included. A fee, which covers tuition and
all materials, is payable to Del Tech at the time of registration.
For information or an application, call 422-2078, or write to: Rape
Crisis CONTACT, P.O. Box 61, Milford, DE 19963.
Del Tech offers pediatric first aid course March 13 & 15, or April
Parents, teachers, and day care providers can increase their caregiving
and safety skills with a course in pediatric first aid at Delaware
Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.
Pediatric First Aid covers managing pediatric emergencies including
convulsions, burns, poisoning, drowning, fractures, sprains, bleeding,
and insect bites. Special emphasis on rescue breathing/choking. The
course is approved by the Office of Child care Licensing for a three-year
course completion certificate. Two-session courses meet March 13 and
15 or April 10 and 12, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30.
Home study courses at Delaware Tech
Nurses who have family or work commitments which make attending seminars
difficult can meet continuing education requirements with home study
courses offered by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.
Nurses in ambulatory care, home health care, long-term care and hospital
settings can benefit from these courses. Topics covered include: Assessment
of the Geriatric Patient, Avoiding Medication Errors, and Assertiveness
in Nursing. Each course consists of a written program and a post-test;
students will receive individual feedback from the instructor after
the post-test. Dates and times can be conveniently arranged throughout
For more information, or to register, call (302) 855-5988.
Nanticoke Arthritis Support Group announces meeting March 21
M.C. Landis, Esq., of Doroshow and Pasquale will present a program
related to "Understanding When It Is Appropriate to Apply for Disability"
at the meeting on Tuesday, March 21. This meeting will be held at
9 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford.
These meetings are sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and are free
and open to the public. For further information or to be added to
the mailing list call 1-800-292-9599.