Health
Thursday, July 21, 2016
 
Bariatric Support Group Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts bariatric support groups the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the fourth Monday of each month 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. The next meetings will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Monday, Aug. 22. Support group meetings will consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide useful 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, call Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery at 536-5395.

DBCC hosts kayaking excursion The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host a "Nurture with Nature" kayaking excursion at the Assawoman Bay in Fenwick for Breast Cancer Survivors at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 25. DBCC's "Nurture with Nature" program is a series that allows breast cancer survivors to come together and experience nature by hiking, kayaking, biking, horseback riding or simply walking through natural surroundings. These outings occur approximately once a month throughout the state. The Kayak Excursion will offer survivors the chance to kayak, single and tandem, the shores of the Assawoman Bay with other survivors. The program will be led by breast cancer survivor, teacher, and naturalist, Deloris Donnelly. The session is $10 per person and you must register by July 22 to participate. For more information and to register, contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435 or lwilkinson@debreastcancer.org.

Nutrition classes Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts free nutrition classes on the first Wednesday and third Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. This class is designed to provide education to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery. The next classes will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 18. Nanticoke's nutrition classes are interactive and full of user-friendly information geared toward preparing patients for success during their weight loss journey. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to get weighed in. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery at 536-5395. For more information about weight loss services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org.

Weight loss seminars Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts weight loss seminars the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 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 next seminars will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 20. The seminars 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 about this seminar or other services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 536-5395.

Support group meets July 21 The Cancer Support Community in Sussex County has introduced a new Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group which meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The next session is Thursday, July 21 at the Sussex facility, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Ste. 312, Rehoboth. This group will be facilitated by Clare Wilson, RN, MS and Tunnell Cancer Center Cancer Care coordinator. To participate, email kwebb@cscde.org or call 645-9150. All programs offered at Cancer Support Community are free to people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Easter Seals Walk is Oct. 16 Register your team for the fourth annual Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore "Walk With Me & Run For Us Delmarva" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Baywood Greens, 32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck. Delmarva's Walk With Me is an opportunity for families, friends, neighbors and colleagues to support services for families living with disabilities in our local community. Easter Seals directly serves more than 1,930 individuals with disabilities and their families in lower Delaware and on Maryland's Eastern Shore. For the first time Easter Seals has added a 5k run to their annual Walk With Me event. For more information, visit www.races2run.com/events/delmarva. Registration is available online at www.walkwithme.org/delmarva or by contacting Linda Forte at 302-253-1100, ext. 1121 or lforte@esdel.org.

Blue Jean Ball for Autism Delaware The 2016 Blue Jean Ball to benefit Autism Delaware will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, from 7-11 p.m. Attendees will spend the evening amid the lush surroundings of Delaware's first and only award-winning winery, Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Way, Lewes. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer and the vineyard's own award-winning wines while listening and dancing to the sounds of Carnivale. Tickets are $85 per person. For more information about the 2016 Blue Jean Ball, tickets, and sponsorships, visit autismdelaware.org.

Diabetes prevention class Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a two-session Diabetes Prevention Class on Monday, July 25 and Monday, Aug. 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This two-session course is designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes which puts patients at a high risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Exercising, maintaining a healthy diet and shedding excess body fat can all help decrease blood glucose levels, improve blood pressure and either delay diabetes or reverse pre-diabetes altogether. Utilizing resources developed by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), this course provides individuals with basic tools to help them make appropriate lifestyle changes and reduce their risk for developing diabetes. Cost is $20 per person and a physician referral is required for registration. For more information or to register, call 629-6611, ext. 2288.