Health
Thursday, June 6, 2002
Support group meets June 11
The Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, Wesley Wellness Center, Seaford, in the Inservice Room. Cara Konlian from Aqua Care, Salisbury, will speak on “Benefits of Physical Therapy and Exercise in Fibromyalgia and Aquatic Therapy.” Friends and relatives are welcome. For more information call Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.

NHS Auxiliary meets June 12
The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, June 12, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The luncheon, selected from the summertime menu, at a cost of $11, will be served at 11:30 a.m. At the conclusion of the business meeting, Auxiliary President Pat Olekszyk will introduce the guest speaker, Tom Brown. Mr. Brown, who is vice president of Nanticoke Health Services Foundation, will give an update on the progress of the Mears Campus. Anyone interested in volunteering in the hospital or one of its affiliates, or working on fund-raising projects, is encouraged to attend this meeting and hopefully join the auxiliary.
Safe Sitter classes offered
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 8:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. on June 15 and 18. The program is a medically-accurate instructional series that teaches youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The cost is $25. Participants are to bring a bag lunch. To register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter call 629-6611 ext. 2540. The goal of Safe Sitter is to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by baby sitters. 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. Instructors also provide tips to make sitters more confident care-givers. 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.