Health
Thursday, May 8, 2003
Fresh Air Fund needs your help this summer
The Fresh Air Fund is seeking more host families in the Seaford area to open their homes to a New York City child for two weeks this summer. Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Town Program has brought more than 1.7-million disadvantaged young New Yorkers to hundreds of suburban and rural communities throughout 13 Northeastern states and Canada to explore the countless possibilities of country life. Last year, thanks to families like yours, nearly 6,000 New York City children experienced the thrill of summer pastimes like roasting marshmallows over a campfire and flying kites in open fields. Fresh Air host families can choose the gender and age of their visitor. First-time Fresh Air children are between the ages of six and 12. Many families find their hosting experiences so rewarding that more than 65 percent of all children are reinvited to stay with host families, year after year. Children can participate in the Friendly Town Program through age 18. In 2003, The Fund continues its 126-year-old tradition of serving children with a wide variety of special events and volunteer opportunities. For more information contact Lori Fischer at 875-5862.
Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet on May 13
The Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford in the Wesley Wellness Center Employee Dining Room. Speaker will be Dr. Fe Rosas who will speak on “Alternative Medicine and Acupuncture.” Relatives and friends are welcome. For further information, call Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.

Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary meets May 14
The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at St. Luke’s Parish House on North Street in Seaford. Lunch, consisting of homemade soup, sandwich and assorted desserts, will be served at a cost of $9 per person. Pat Olekszyk, president of the organization, will conduct the business meeting following lunch and introduce the speaker, Yvonne O’Brien. Ms. O’Brien chose as her topic “Emergency Disaster Preparations” and will explain the hospital’s working relationship with the state in such matters. Since 9/11, there has been great interest in this topic. Reservations are required for this lunch meeting. Anyone interested in joining the Auxiliary should call Jane Foskey at 875-5629 for reservations or Volunteer Services at the hospital at 629-6611.