Health
Thursday, March 16th, 2000
NHS Auxiliary Fashion Show has men's, women's fashions
The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary's "Fashions 2000" will be Sunday, March 26, at St. John's Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Festivities will begin at 2pm.
Co-Chairpersons Joyce Mackler, Pat Olekszyk, along with committee members Dot Dixon, Jane Trauth, Wendy Karnish, Kelly Rodriquez, Nancy Cook and Lois Ewing have endeavored to showcase new and interesting fashions along with a spring time atmosphere!
This year's event will feature men's and women's fashions from Phillips Apparel Store in Salisbury, women's formal fashions from Stained Glass Bridal in Delmar, children's fashions from Pitter Patter in Bethany Beach and tuxedos from Peninsula Dry Cleaners in Seaford.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Volunteer Office of NMH (629-6611, ext. 2301) or from any Fashion Show committee member.

Diane Black named Sussex Relay for Life chairperson
The American Cancer Society has announced that Diane Black has been named chairperson of the Western Sussex Relay For Life to be held in Seaford.
Black is a 1991 graduate of the University of Delaware and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington College. She has chaired a Relay For Life event for the past three years. She is past president of the Sussex County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Black is employed by Conectiv at the Indian River Power Station.
She and a group of her co-workers have been successful in raising more than $24,000 to help pay for cancer research and patient services. Black and her husband Chris reside in Seaford.
The 2000 Relay For Life will take place on May 19-20 at Central Elementary School. In 1999 Relay For Life raised more than $56,000.

DTCC offers pediatric first aid course 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 methods for breathing/choking. The course is approved by the Office of Child Care Licensing for a three-year course completion certificate. Two-session course meets April 10 and 12, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30.

Nanticoke Arthritis Support Group meets March 21
The Nanticoke Arthritis Support Group will be meeting at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, on Tuesday, March 21, at 9 a.m., discussing the topic, "Understanding When It Is Appropriate to Apply for Social Security Disability."
Attorneys Mary Catherine Landis and Kim Debonte will be available to explain and answer questions regarding the differences between social security disability and supplemental income.
The term "disabled" will be defined with particular attention to how one qualifies if one suffers from arthritis. The application and appeals process will be discussed.
Bring your questions. These ladies will be happy to answer them. Call the center at 629-4939 for further information.
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.

Alcohol awareness screening offered at Owens Campus
April 6 is the second National Alcohol Screening Day, and the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College will host a program to promote alcohol awareness and provide free, anonymous screenings for alcohol problems.
Co-sponsored by Thresholds, Inc., the program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 947 of the Student Services Center.
Participants will hear an educational presentation on alcohol problems, be able to complete a written self-test, and get to talk one-on-one with a health professional.
Informational videos and other media will be available. Referrals to local treatment and support resources will be provided for those who need further evaluation. Spanish translation will be obtainable.
For more information, contact Marjorie Brown of Thresholds, Inc. at 856-1835.

Arthritis Support Group meets at Senior Center
The Nanticoke Arthritis Support Group will be meeting at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, on Tuesday, March 21, at 9 a.m. Call the center at 629-4939 for more information.

SHARP Center in Seaford
The SHARP Center, Rehoboth, will now offer services every first and third Monday of each month from the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club Family Office in Seaford. Free anonymous HIV testing will be offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For details call 644-1094 or 629-8740.
The center is an HIV/AIDS resource center available to the community and those affected by HIV/AIDS. The center houses more than 400 book titles, 40 videos, pamphlets and brochures, and hosts an internet accessible work station