Health
Thursday, May 07, 2015
 
Art HOPE at the CSC Art HOPELiving Wholeheartedly is an ongoing art series designed for people affected by cancer and their loved ones. Living wholeheartedly means that people are courageously engaging in life, even when they feel vulnerable. Each Art HOPE class features a theme participants will explore that will guide them through their healing journey. The Cancer Support Community - Delaware will offer Art HOPE: Resilient Spirit at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, at its Sussex facility in Rehoboth. Pamela Montague, photographer and social worker, will help you creatively construct stationery to share with those you love, or to acknowledge support, inspiration, energy, or guidance. Call 645-9150 to reserve your spot. All programs are free of charge to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. For more information about the Cancer Support Community, visit www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

Melanoma workshop at CSC May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. On Monday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m., the Cancer Support Community in Sussex County will welcome Mary Bruno of Moving With Melanoma Delaware. Bruno will present an informative workshop, Let's Talk About Melanoma. Find out how to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun and learn more about melanoma. Call 645-9150 to reserve your spot in this free workshop. The Sussex facility is located at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Ste. 312, Rehoboth.

Childbirth classes at NMH Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer childbirth classes on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospital for five weeks. Four weeks will be related to childbirth education and the fifth week will be a breastfeeding class. Classes, which include a tour of the hospital's Mother Baby Care Unit, will be held on the following dates: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4 Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 A refresher course is also available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes. Cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Advance registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact the Maternal Child Health Clinical educator of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2540.

Food Bank hosts Senior Health Fair The Food Bank of Delaware will host its first Health Fair at the Milford branch on Thursday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seniors, age 60 and above, are invited to attend. There will be more than 25 vendors including Bayhealth, LaRed, Nemours, the Food Bank of Delaware, and state agencies. Each registrant will receive a card that they will have stamped at each site, making them eligible for additional giveaways and drawings. According to Melissa Holochwost, senior and mobile pantry program manager at the Food Bank of Delaware, the concept for the health fair was a natural offshoot of monthly senior cooking and nutrition classes offered at the Food Bank. "From the mobile pantries and senior classes, I can see that seniors are interested in getting more education. They aren't aware of the existing services," she said. "This is an opportunity for them to talk with experts." Senior centers wanting to schedule a time to visit the health fair should call 302-444-8129 or email mholochwost@fbd.org.

Monthly grieving support group Delaware Hospice offers a grief support group on the second Wednesday of every month at the Tunnell/Easter Seals Center located at 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown. The group, which is open to widows, widowers, and those who have lost a life partner, offers an opportunity to share and talk to others who are on a similar grief journey. Education is provided on various topics including coping methods. To register or to learn about other support groups at Delaware Hospice, contact Bereavement Counselor, Midge DiNatale, BA, GC-C at 856-7717, ext. 4120 or mdinatale@delawarehospice.org. Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Phusical Disabilities meeting is May 18 at CHEER Join the Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities for its May meeting to learn about opportunities for seniors and those with disabilities to get out, find outlets for their energy, and make new friends. Anthony DelFranco, director of marketing for CHEER/Sussex County Senior Services, will present information on all the CHEER centers in Sussex County, and the various activities offered year-round. In addition, Ann Gorrin of the Delaware Office of Volunteerism will discuss Delaware Volunteer 50+, a program for persons 50 and older who want to volunteer. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 18, at the new CHEER Center located at 24855 Broadkill Rd., Milton. A tour of the facility will be offered to those attending the meeting.