Tickets on Sale for NHS Auxiliary's Winter Gala
The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will hold its 40th annual
Winter Gala, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at the Seaford Golf and Country
Club. The event entitled "Affair to Remember" is being co-chaired
by Wendy Karnish and Pat Olekszyk.
The evening will consist of cocktails at 6 p.m., a buffet dinner at
6:30 p.m. and dance music "The Convertibles" from 8 p.m. till midnight.
Black tie is optional. The cost is $50 per person.
Other committee members include: Joan Policastro and Lois Ewing, publicity;
Joyce Mackler and Judi Thoroughgood, decorations; Barbara Hancock
and Dot Dixon, tickets; and Nancy Brown and Jo Kugler, reservations.
Tickets for the event are now on sale and available for purchase from
Act II Florist in Seaford and O'Neals Jewelry Store in Laurel. For
additional information contact Nanticoke's Volunteer Office at 629-6611,
Doctors join in opposition to physician assisted suicide
Delaware's delegation to the American Medical Association joined fellow
delegates at the AMA's Interim meeting in mid-December to continue
to support the Pain Relief Promotion Act (H.R. 2260), which would
prevent the use of controlled substances in physician-assisted suicide
while allowing physicians to aggressively treat pain. The AMA also
voted to work with state and national specialty societies to improve
part of the bill which was passed by the House of Representatives
in October 1999. The AMA reaffirmed its opposition to the criminalization
of medical judgment and voted to oppose any future legislation which
gives the federal government the responsibility to define appropriate
practice and regulate such practice through the use of criminal penalties.
The Medical Society of Delaware and the AMA oppose physician assisted
suicide as it is antithetical to the role of the physician as healer,
and are committed to providing compassionate and clinically appropriate
Make a Y2K Resolution
New fitness session began Jan. 3rd and 4th (It's not too late to join
us!) Sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m., (childcare);
Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall, Seaford. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Co-ed, non-competitive, stress reducing, high/low aerobic and toning
class. Try a free one! Call A.F.A.A. certified instructor, Carol Lynch,
629-7539 for more information or to register.
Body and Soul Jan. 10
Do something wonderful for yourself in the new millennium! Get in
shape with great aerobic exercise and total body conditioning to upbeat
contemporary Christian music.
Body & Soul Christian Aerobics and Strength Training will begin its
10-week winter session "Build My World Around Love" on Monday, Jan.
10. Evening classes are offered Monday and Thursday evenings, 7-8
p.m., Morning classes are offered Tuesday & Friday, 8:45 -9:45 a.m.
All classes are held at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford.
For more information call ACE Certified instructors Connie Halter
(628-0554) or Jimalee Humpton (337-7815). Feel great in the year 2000!
NHS Auxiliary meeting
The Jan. 12 meeting of the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will
be held at the Seaford Country Club. The regular meeting will be at
11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon.
The Annual Meeting will be at 1 p.m. with the Installation of Officers
and the presentation of the Auxiliary annual gift to the hospital.
Cost for lunch is $13.50 Reservations are a must.
Testing at the Center
The SHARP Center, located at 107 B. South Street, Rehoboth, Del.,
is an HIV/AIDS resource center available to the community and those
affected by HIV/AIDS. The center houses more than 400 book titles,
40 videos, pamphlets and brochures, and hosts an internet accessible
The SHARP Center also offers client advocacy, educational workshops
and outreach, and free HIV testing.
The center is a not-for-profit organization supported by donations
and the Delaware HIV Consortium.
Free HIV Testing
In addition to the Sussex County AIDS Committee providing free and
anonymous testing every Thursday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., the SHARP Center
offers free and anonymous testing by appointment five days a week.
The SHARP Center uses the OraSure HIV test which is an oral test that
requires no blood to be drawn. For more information, please contact
Jeanne at (302) 644-1094.
Free Internet Access Training, Jan. 11
On the second Tuesday of each month there will be an internet training
session held at the SHARP Center. Karene Jules-Chester, from the Delaware
Academy of Medicine, will offer training from 10 a.m. to noon and
again from 1 to 3 p.m. The training will cover internet access, focusing
on how to search for literature. The sessions are limited to three
participants per session. The next scheduled class is Tuesday, Jan.
11. For more information, please contact Jeanne at (302) 644-1094.
AIDS 101 Class, Jan. 10
An AIDS 101 class will be offered the second Monday of the odd numbered
months beginning at 7 p.m. AIDS 101 is a free, two-hour course focused
on the transmission and prevention of HIV and offered to anyone interested
in HIV/AIDS education. The next class will be held Jan. 10. For more
information, please call (302) 644-1094 to register.
Free Legal Clinic, Jan. 22
A free walk-in legal clinic sponsored by the SHARP Center will be
held on Jan. 22, from 10 am.-1 p.m. at the Sussex County AIDS Committee
Office. Volunteer attorneys will be available to clients of SCAC,
the SHARP Center, and the community at large for executing simple
wills and powers of attorney, having wills pursuant to Delaware law
and for general questions. Light refreshments will be served. For
more information, and to guarantee an appointment, please contact
Jeanne at (302) 644-1094.
Free Newsletter Available
The SHARP Center is now offering a free subscription to "Get Sharp"
a newsletter focused on HIV/AIDS and other health issues. This bi-monthly
newsletter includes a list of the free upcoming workshops offered
by the SHARP Center, Ask Sharp an anonymous question and answer column,
and the latest information concerning HIV/AIDS and other related topics.
To begin receiving your free subscription, call (302) 644-1094.
Rose Day event
The Twelfth Annual Rose Day in December raised more than $20,000 for
the Arthritis Foundation, Delaware Chapter. Many companies and people
throughout the state supported the event as 2,000 dozen roses were
"The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to support research to
find a cure for arthritis and to help those affected live more comfortably,"
said Judy Cherry, chairman of the Delaware Chapter. "Events like the
Rose Day event help us further support that mission as we further
educate affected people and the general population about arthritis
and related diseases."
For more information about arthritis, the foundation or the Rose Day
event, contact the chapter at 1-800-292-9599.