Thursday, October 3, 2002
Support Group Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House, Wesley Wellness Center, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford in the Employee Dining Room. Guest speaker will be George Schwobel, Pharmacy Director at Nanticoke Hospital who will speak on “Pharmological Treatment of Fibromyalgia.” Relatives and friends are welcome. For further information, contact Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.

Stop smoking seminar
Don’t be discouraged, you can kick the smoking habit! Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, can show you the way to better health. Simply attend a “Stop Smoking Seminar” on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7-9:30 p.m. and let Anne Connor, RMT, RHy, explain how hypnosis can free you from the cigarette habit without withdrawal, anxiety, or weight gain even if previous attempts to quit have failed. Hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association as a safe, quick, and effective way of kicking the smoking habit. You will be awake, relaxed, and in control the entire time. A free cassette tape helps reinforce what you learn in the seminar. The seminar fee is $39. For more information or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

Keeping Families Safe courses
In October, the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula will be offering the following community courses in Seaford, designed to help keep families safer. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling 302-335-5031 or 800-777-6620. Please take note that there are a minimum number of attendees required for classes to run. Call or visit our website for more information or to check for other courses offered in Kent and Sussex County: First Aid Basics-$35: This course teaches participants emergency care for conscious choking, bleeding, splinting and other first aid emergencies. St. John’s Methodist Church, 300 Pine St., Seaford, Monday, Oct. 28, 5-9 p.m. Adult CPR and AED-$60: This course teaches the basics of Automated External Defibrillation, including the rationale for early defibrillation and the role of CPR in cardiac arrest situations. General steps for precautions to take when using an AED, what defibrillation is, how it works, and what special situations may arise are also covered. St. John’s Methodist Church, Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Screening for depression
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health program in Seaford will offer free, anonymous Depression Screenings on Oct. 10, from 6:30- 8 p.m. in the Stevens classroom of the hospital. The screening is for Depression, Manic Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Attendees complete a written screening, discuss the results with a mental-health professional, receive educational materials on depression, and learn the avenues to receiving help. People suffering from depression often experience a persistent, sad, anxious or empty mood; may sleep too little or too much; may lose interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed; be restless or irritable; or have difficulty concentrating. Nanticoke’s Behavioral Health offers a day treatment program for mental health and substance abuse. To learn more about the screening or the day program call 629-2100.

Visually Impaired Support
Methodist Manor House in Seaford will host a Visually Impaired Support Group on the second and fourth Thursday of each Month at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Robert Gray will facilitate the group which is being sponsored by the Delaware Health and Social Services Division for the Visually Impaired. Anyone with a vision problem or caregivers are invited to attend. For more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631.

Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary to Meet Oct. 9
The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will gather at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Ledo Pizza in the Seaford Walmart Shopping Center. The cost will be $11.75 for soup or salad with your choice of entree: lasagna, chicken parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs or cheese ravioli. Dessert is extra. Pat Olekszyk, president of the organization, will conduct the business meeting and introduce the speaker, Dr. Emy Fernandez. As a pulmonologist, Dr. Fernandez’s topic, sleep apnea, will be explained to the group. Anyone interested in joining the Auxiliary should call Jane Foskey at 875-5629, call for reservations or details.