Health
Thursday, March 2nd, 2000
Nanticoke 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 Auxiliary-sponsored activities.

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.
There 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 10& 12
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 the semester.
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.