The monthly meeting of the Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will
meet on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
in Classroom A.
Guest speaker will be Dr. George Schwobel, clinical pharmacist, who
will speak on "Traditional and non-traditional management of fibromyalgia."
Relatives and friends are welcome. For further information, call Chris
Bauer at 629-6611.
McDonald House lighting
The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware celebrates "Share A Night" on
Thursday, Dec. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House. There
will be entertainment and light refreshments.
Ronald McDonald will throw on the switch to turn on more than 20,000
holiday lights outlining the house.
Organizations, businesses, classes and schools are invited to contribute
$15 or more to the house.
Each $15 represents a night's stay at the house for families with
ill or injured children who are being treated at an area hospital.
Lighting was designed, hung, and donated by Delaware's Rich Faucher
of Red Lion Road.
The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for families
of ill or injured children receiving treatment at an area hospital.
A supportive and nurturing environment is provided for families during
times of emotional and financial stress.
For information on how you or your group, school, class, or business
may participate, phone the House at 302-656-HUGS or 888-656-HUGS.
SHARP Center dates
The SHARP Center is an HIV/AIDS resource center available to the community
and those affected by HIV/AIDS. The center houses over 400 book titles,
40 videos, pamphlets and brochures, and hosts an internet accessible
work station. The SHARP Center also offers client advocacy, educational
workshops and outreach, and free HIV testing. The SHARP Center is
a not for profit organization supported by donations and the Delaware
HIV Consortium. The SHARP Center, is located at 107B South St. in
HIV Testing in Rehoboth
In addition to the Sussex County AIDS Committee providing free and
anonymous testing every Thursday, 4-6 p.m., the SHARP Center will
now offer free and anonymous testing by appointment five days a week.
The center, uses the OraSure HIV test which is an oral test that requires
no blood to be drawn. For more information, contact Jeanne at 644-1094.
Internet Access training
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 am. to noon and again
from 1 to 3 p.m.
The training will cover internet access, focusing on how to search
for literature. The next scheduled class is Tuesday, Dec. 14. Please
contact Jeanne at (302) 644-1094 to register.
Free Hepatitis Workshop
The SHARP Center will be sponsoring a hepatitis workshop at the Georgetown
State Service Center, Public health Conference Room on Dec. 21 at
The presenter Regina Z. Crocker RN, BSN, OCN, from Scherling Oncology/Biotech,
will focus on the epidemiology of hepatitis C and the risk factors
associated with hepatitis.
She will also be reviewing the different types of hepatitis viruses.
Light refreshments will be served. Please register in advance by calling
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