Health
Thursday, December 08, 2016
 
Taking Charge of Your Health On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Cancer Support Community and Nanticoke Cancer Care Center will offer Personal Wellness: Taking Charge of Your Health. Jo Allegro-Smith, B.S., M.S. a former Instructor/ Trainer for the YMCA of The USA, will lead you through an interactive program in which you will develop a personalized, three-step action plan to help you take charge of your health and make lasting, positive lifestyle changes. Taking Charge of Your Health will be held in the Resource Library of Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, 701 Middleford Road, Seaford. Register in advance by calling 645-9150. All programs at the Cancer Support Community are offered to people affected by cancer and their loved ones free of charge .Cancer Support Communitys Sussex County Facility is located at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Suite 312, Rehoboth. The Cancer Support Community is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of disease. At the Cancer Support Community Delaware, all programs are free of charge. More information about the Cancer Support Community is available on their website at www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

Bariatric Support Group Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host a bariatric support group on Monday, Dec. 26 from 6-7 p.m., in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. This free support group is designed to provide education and support to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery and is open to the public.

Meetings consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide information about nutrition, supplements, exercise and behavior modifications. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. For more information, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 536-5395.

Diabetes Support Group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a diabetes support group on Monday, Dec. 5 from 5-6 p.m., in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This support group is free and open to the public. As a person with diabetes, are you struggling to make positive behavior changes in your life or would you just like to share with others coping with diabetes? Come join our free support group for individuals with diabetes. This support group meeting will feature a holiday party. Registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospitals Diabetes Education department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.

Weight loss seminars Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host weight loss seminars on Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. These free seminars are designed to provide education to individuals considering weight loss surgery to help them make informed decisions on whether surgery is an appropriate option. The seminars will consist of educational presentations by Dr. Tarek Waked to inform individuals about the many benefits of weight loss surgery. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. For more information, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 536-5395.