Bariatric Support Group Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts bariatric support groups three times a month at the Nanticoke Training Center located in the Miller Building at 121 S. Front St., Seaford. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. The general bariatric support group is open to all bariatric patients before and after their surgery and is held the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The post-op bariatric support group is designed for post-op bariatric patients and is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. The nutrition-focused bariatric support group is designed to provide nutritional support to bariatric patients and is held the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m.
Breastfeeding Support Group On Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold The Moms Circle, a free breastfeeding support group, in the Nursing Conference Room. The Moms Circle is a safe place for moms to come for support, advice and friendship from both experienced nursing moms and new moms. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month and registration is not required. Each meeting addresses new topics and offers assistance with breastfeeding issues or concerns by Jacalyn Bradley, lactation consultant. For more information, contact Bradley at 629-6611, ext. 2234.
Nutrition Class Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts a nutrition class on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Nanticoke Training Center in Seaford. This class is designed to provide education to patients before their bariatric weight loss surgery. The next class is Wednesday, Sept. 6. Bariatric patients are required to attend at least one nutrition class prior to surgery. Patients, spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to weigh in. For more information or to reserve your spot in the next class, call Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery at 536-5395.
Free weight loss seminars Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host free weight loss seminars on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m., at the Nanticoke Training Center located in the Miller Building at 121 S. Front St., Seaford. These 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 s or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is required. To register, call 536-5395. To learn more about services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org.
Diabetes Education Program Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. One family member or significant other is welcome to attend with the patient. Pre-registration is required and the cost of the program may be reimbursable by insurance. To register or for more information, contact Nanticokes Diabetes Education Department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.
Bereavement program offered Beginning Monday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m., the Cancer Support Community collaborates with Delaware Hospice to host a 6-week Bereavement program, Living With Loss, facilitated by Midge DiNatale, BA, GC-C. This series is free of charge and open to anyone who has lost a loved one in the past year. The Cancer Support Community is located in the Medical Arts Building, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Ste. 312, Rehoboth. Space is limited. Call 645-9150 for more information and to register.
New support groups The Alzheimers Association Delaware Valley Chapter is pleased to announce that Methodist Manor House at 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford, will host a Caregiver Support Group that meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center, 231 S. Washington St., Millsboro, will host a Caregiver Support Group that meets the third Monday of each month at 1 p.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 21. The groups offer support to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder. All meetings are open to the public and interested parties are invited to attend.
Affordable health screenings Residents living in and around Seaford can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will host this community event on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Screenings can check for plaque buildup in the arteries related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health, cholesterol levels, diabetes risk, bone density in relation to osteoporosis, kidney and thyroid function and more. Screenings are convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is available. Packages start at $149 but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Pre-registration is required. Call 877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.
Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show Levin Clark will present the Fifth Annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown. Registration takes place the day of the event from 9 a.m. to noon, a parade will go through the circle at 2 p.m. and the Glass Onion band will perform at 5.
Last years event raised nearly $6,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. This years event will feature cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. Hall of Fame NASCAR driver Harry Gant will sign autographs. Also included will be food and craft vendors, helicopter rides, and demonstrations by the State Police canine division and mounted division. The event will be judged with 66 trophies in various categories. For more information, visit www.debreastcancer.org or call Levin Clark at 302-500-1128.
Nanticoke Golf Tournament Nanticoke Health Services will host its 31st annual golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. 22, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Thursdays tournament will be Ladies Day, and Fridays tournament will be the traditional tournament open to men and women. The tournaments will consist of 18 holes with four-person teams utilizing a handicapped scramble format. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day at Heritage Shores, an Arthur Hills classic links-style course. Both days will consist of practice, 18-holes of golf, food, and gross and net team prizes. For the Helicopter Ball Drop, pre-numbered golf balls are sold to the public, loaded into Chopper 16, and then dropped onto the driving range of the Heritage Shores golf course at the start of the Open Day tournament on Friday. The ball that lands in the hole first or is closest to the hole wins half of the money collected. You do not need to be present to win. Golf balls may be purchased online at www.nanticoke.org/golf or by contacting Nanticoke Health Services Foundation at 536-5390 or FioriC@nanticoke.org. Additional avenues of supporting the tournaments include eagle, birdie, and par levels of sponsorship, as well as tee signs and Pink Links sponsorships. Sponsorship opportunities are available to both individuals and businesses. Proceeds from the tournaments will benefit Nanticoke Cancer Care Services. More information and registration forms are available online at www.nanticoke.org/golf or by contacting the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation at 302-536-5390 or FioriC@nanticoke.org.
Childbirth classes offered Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers maternity education classes on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class meets each Thursday for a total of five weeks four weeks related to childbirth education and the fifth week focused on breastfeeding. Classes are offered: Aug. 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Nov. 2; and Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, and 12 (Tuesdays) The maternity education classes are designed to offer information, counseling, support, and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member. They will cover pregnancy in general, information to prepare the expectant mother for labor and delivery, and will include a tour of Nanticokes Mother & Baby Care Center. A refresher course is also available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes. The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Pre-registration is required for either class. To register or for more information, contact Nanticokes Maternal Child Health Clinical Educator at 629-6611, ext. 2540. To learn more about womens health services provided by Nanticoke, visit www.nanticoke.org/womens-health.
Battle on the Turf is Sept. 13 As Breast Cancer Awareness month approaches, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. will welcome runners and walkers to the first annual Battle on the Turf 5K Run/Walk and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk at the DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica on Wednesday, Sept. 13. This is the first-ever 5K to be held at DE Turf, central Delawares state-of-the-art, all-turf sports destination venue. The 5K will benefit DBCCs local programs services for those with breast cancer. This family friendly race is open to women, men, and children of all ages. On-site race registration will open at 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 and the 5K race and fun walk will begin at 6:30. Immediately following the race there will refreshments, music, and team and individual awards. Online registration is available at www.races2run.com and costs $25 per person until Sept. 11 at noon. Day of registration is $30 per person. Participants can register as individuals or as part of a team. Awards will be presented to top males and females in various age groups along with teams. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit www.races2run.com.
Vendors sought for Wings of Hope The Seventh Annual Wings of HopeÉA Butterfly Release to benefit Cancer Support Community Delaware will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Medical Arts Building, Rt. 24, Rehoboth.
DBDCC to offer health screenings The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) will hold a ÁVIDA!ª Multicultural Screening and Health Fair at the Georgetown Fire Company on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ÁVIDA!ª is a multicultural health fair targeted on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship for women, men, and children of all ages. Forums typically feature screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, BMI and bone density in addition to giveaways, childrens activities and translation services in Spanish and Haitian Creole. This free trilingual program will offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, prizes, giveaways and additional resources to the public. The second ÁVIDA!ª will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross in Dover. This trilingual program is in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, which will also provide passport, consular identification card and birth certificate services. For more information, contact Midline Estimable at 302-212-2947.