Health
Thursday, May 04, 2017
 
Grief Support Group

Delaware Hospice will hold a free three week grief support group which includes a video and discussion. Each week the group will watch a segment of Doug Manning's video on The Journey of Grief followed by a discussion. Manning addresses the important aspects of a healthy approach to grieving. His warm, wise, down to earth counsel has helped many people as they struggle to move towards healing.
The group will meet on Mondays, May 8, 15, 22 from 2-3:30 p.m., at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford.
Contact Midge DiNatale, BA, GC-C to register at 856-7717 or mdinatale@delawarehospice.org

Better Breathers Club

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Better Breathers Club on Monday, May 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This free support group is open to anyone affected by a chronic lung disease including relatives and caregivers. The Better Breathers Club offers a venue for participants to learn from guest speakers and educational materials, socialize with others affected by a chronic lung disease, and practice skills that will help them better manage their condition and improve their quality of life. The group meets the third Monday of each month. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 629-6611, ext. 1010.

PHC salutes Megan Keglovits

Megan Keglovits, Seaford branch of Peninsula Home Care, has been recognized by PHC as the Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year in Delaware. Nicole Bergstrom of the Ocean Pines branch was recognized in Maryland.
Megan first joined the PHC team as an occupational therapist in 2004 per diem, went full-time in 2005, left to work in a skilled nursing facility and returned in 2012.She brings 17 years of experience and enjoys being able to provide occupational therapy services to people in their most important environment - home.
At Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke, Megan assist clients in maximizing their independence in the necessary activities to safely remain at home.
Megan received a bachelor of science in health science and masters of occupational therapy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.She was Physical Medicine Employee of the Year in 2001 at Alexandria Hospital.Megan has lived in Seaford for the last 15 years.

Stroke Support Group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a stroke support group on Tuesday, May 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. This free support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families, friends, and caregivers.

The two-hour support group meetings consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions in which caregivers and stroke survivors meet in groups to discuss concerns, providing support and networking. Pre-registration is not required and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services at 629-6224. To learn more about Nanticoke's stroke program, visit www.nanticoke.org/stroke.

Support Staff Week at NHS

Nanticoke Health Services is celebrating Nurses and Clinical Support Staff Week from Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 6. Throughout the week, Nanticoke will highlight the diverse ways in which its 296 registered nurses and clinical support staff are working to improve health care in Sussex County.
With over 3.1 million registered nurses in America, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society. Backing these nurses are clinical support staff members whose contributions to health care may not be as noticeable, but are equally important. Nanticoke salutes all those in the nursing and clinical support fields, especially those caring for the residents of Sussex County.
Though we all acknowledge it takes a village of people with all types of talents to run our organization, it is the face, the voice, and the compassionate touch of the nurse and clinical support staff that are present 24/7 for our patients and families. We could not have achieved all the accolades and awards without this group of staff, said Lori Lee, RN, BSN, assistant vice president of nursing. It is a job - a calling - that is often delivered with a servant heart. I often hear stories of the simple and heroic acts of our nursing and support staff that has left lasting impressions on families.

Dining with Diabetes series

Dining with Diabetes, a cooking series for people with diabetes and their families, will be offered as a series beginning May 10 and continuing on May 17, May 24 and May 31, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sussex County Cooperative Extension office, located at the Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown.
The program is designed for people with diabetes and their family members.The four-class interactive series, plus a reunion class three months later, includes diabetes education, cooking demonstrations, and tasting of healthy foods.
After each lesson, participants will take home recipes and knowledge about how to manage diabetes in their daily lives.
Call 730-4000 or email Kathleen Splane ksplane@udel.edu for a registration brochure. The fee for the series is $50. For more information, visit extension.udel.edu/fcs/nutrition/dining-with-diabetes/.