Thursday, December 6, 2001
Nanticoke offering flu shots
Itís not too late to get a flu shot. Influenza is a serious disease that affects many people, including the elderly and those with long-term health problems. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be offering flu shots to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located in the Community Room of the hospital. The cost of the vaccination will be $5. The vaccine is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. The influenza vaccine is recommended for elderly and high-risk individuals. Healthy working adults may also benefit. Large outbreaks of influenza usually do not occur before December in the USA and reach a peak between late December and early March and many continue into the spring. The duration of protection conferred by influenza vaccine generally begins one to two weeks after injection and may last six months or longer. For details call 629-6611 ext.2609. No appointment or pre-registration required.

NMH Auxiliary meeting
Members of the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. for the monthly business meeting, to be followed by a special luncheon. The meeting at the Seaford Golf and Country Club will focus on determination by the members of the disposition of the 2001 funds raised by the Auxiliary. Through the 50 years of service by the Auxiliary to the hospital, thousands of dollars have been donated for special units, equipment, supplies, and special needs. Suzanne Smith, president of the Auxiliary, encourages members to attend the Dec. 12 meeting/luncheon. Proposed changes to the by-laws will be presented for the second reading and a vote. A quorum is necessary for the vote on both the disposition of funds and the by-law changes. Reservations are required. Callers will be making contact with members. Those persons who are not contacted should call Helen Ruff, membership chairman.

Support Group meeting
The Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will hold its monthly meetings on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House, Wesley Wellness Center, Inservice Room, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The program will focus on the issues addressed at the recent Maryland Fibromyalgia Symposium. Speakers there included: Dr. Bernard Filner, pain management specialist, who spoke on FMS treatments and myofascial pain; John Astin, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, who spoke on complementary alternative medicine, and Mary Lee Estey, Ph.D., president of Neurotherapy Center of Washington, who covered Flexyx Neuro-feedback treatment. Relatives and friends are welcome. For more information, call Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.