Legion presents Spinoza bear to hospital
The American Legion Post 6 in Seaford presented a Spinoza bear to
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital last week. For over a decade, the Spinoza
bear has been proven effective as a therapeutic relaxation tool. The
bear contains a high-quality cassette tape player and speaker hidden
in its fur.
The bear can play a complete library of nine audio cassettes or any
standard audio cassette with recorded messages from missed family
members or friends.
The American Legion district commander and a representative from Post
6 presented the bear to Dr. Anthony Policastro, senior vice president
of Medical Affairs at NMH, and Nancy Oyerly, system director of Family
Services at NMH.
The award was made in the Pediatric Unit at NMH.
Arthritis Support Group meets April 18 at NMH
The Nanticoke Arthritis Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April
18, from 9-10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center.
Mel Anderson, program director of the Delaware Arthritis Foundation,
will present an informative program on "Stress Busters," helpful suggestions
for relieving back and neck pain as well as relaxation techniques
to help relive pain. All meetings are sponsored by the Delaware Arthritis
Foundation and are open and free to the public. Call the Nanticoke
Senior Center, at 629-4939 for further details.
Safe Sitter classes offered at Nanticoke April 27, 29
Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys aged 11 to 13 will be offered
at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The two-part course will be held from
9 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. on April 27 and 29.
The Safe Sitter program is a medically-accurate instructional series
that teaches youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for
younger children. The cost is $25. To register your son or daughter
or your child's babysitter, call 629-6611 ext. 2604.
The goal of Safe Sitter is to reduce the number of accidental and
preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters.
Thousands of young adolescents across the country have been trained
by Safe Sitter to handle life-threatening emergencies.
All medical information will be taught by a certified professional.
During the course, students get hands-on practice in basic life-saving
techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis.
also provide tips to make sitters more confident caregivers. They
teach safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger
comes to the door and when and how to call for help. They give information
on child development and suggest age-appropriate activities. Participants
will learn about the business aspects of babysitting.
For more information about Safe Sitter, contact Nanticoke Memorial
Hospital at 629-6611 extension 2604.
CPR certification courses
This spring, Delaware Tech offers certification courses in CPR techniques
as well as its regular schedule of CPR classes.
Heartsaver Plus and Pediatric BLS Plus are designed for lay people
(daycare providers, lifeguards, charter boat captains, etc.) whose
job requires a written evaluation and course completion card for certification
of CPR skills.
For details about these and other Health Institute courses, contact
Corporate & Community Programs, 854-6966.
Mammography screening for the early detection of breast cancer will
be offered at the Nanticoke Senior Center on monday, May 11, from
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Screening will be offered through the Mammography
of Delaware program, the state's only mobile mammography unit. Mammography
of Delaware is accredited by the FDA through the American College
To register call 629-4939. To see if you qualify for a mammogram at
no charge, or to register for another date, please call Mammography
of Delaware, toll free, at 1-800-654-0606.
Relay For Life May 19-20
The American Cancer Society invites all residents of Sussex, Delaware/West
to get involved in the fight against cancer. The Society needs volunteers
for its signature event, Relay For Life, which will be held on May
19-20, at West Seaford Elementary School.
Volunteers are asked to form teams for the Relay For Life. A unique
community-based, overnight event, Relay For Life honors cancer survivors
and remembers those who have lost their battle against the disease.
Each Relay team consists of 10-15 participants. Relay team members
will take turns walking around the track at local high school and
college stadiums. Each team sets up a campsite.
To form a team, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-937-9696.