Health
Thursday, July 30, 2015
 
Pelot named AVP

Tres Pelot, BS, RRT, has been promoted to assistant vice president of Clinical Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. In this position, Pelot will be accountable for services provided by several of Nanticokes departments including Cardiology, Neurology, Nutrition, Pulmonary Function Lab, Respiratory Therapy, Sleep Lab. Pelot will also oversee the operation of all Nanticoke Immediate Care locations in Georgetown, Laurel, and Seaford along with other special projects.
Pelot began his career at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in 2002 as the director of Respiratory Therapy. His background includes over 20 years of extensive experience in respiratory therapy. Pelot earned his bachelor of science in respiratory therapy from Salisbury University. He is certified in both Delaware and Maryland and is a member of the American Association of Respiratory Care.

Alzheimers 5K Run/Walk

The inaugural Athletes to End Alzheimers 5k Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies and produced by Focus Multi-Sport, is Sunday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimers Association Delaware Valley Chapter.
Starting line is at Garfield Parkway & the Boardwalk, Bethany Beach.
For more information, visit www.alzrun.com.

Lunch Bunch Lecture

Life after Loss-Adjusting to Life without a Loved One will be the topic of Delaware Hospices Lunch Bunch Lecture with Dr. Judy Pierson on Friday, Aug. 7, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.
While grief can be immobilizing, with time and support we must eventually find a way to re-embrace life. You will always miss your loved one but it is time to write the next chapter of your life. Find out what can help you find a new vision of your future, structure your day, and adjust to life after loss.
Lunch, which is from noon to 12:30 p.m., is $5 per person. The presentation from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. is free of charge.
Registration is required as seating capacity is limited. Register by Thursday, Aug. 6, by contacting Michele August at 302-746-4503 or maugust@delawarehospice.org.

Group attends AAIC

The Alzheimers Association Delaware Valley Chapter attended the Alzheimers Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington, D.C., from July 18-22. Researchers, clinicians and chapter staff attended numerous sessions where leading researchers shared their studies.
More research funding is needed as the generation of more than 76 million baby boomers turn 65 at a rate of more than 10,000 each day through Dec. 31, 2029. By the age of 65, one woman in six will develop Alzheimers. The ratio is one in 11 for men.

Bike to the Beach for autism

The Annual Bike to the Beach DC, a 100-mile cycling event from Washington, D.C. to Dewey Beach to benefit autism, takes place on Friday, July 31.
Autism Delaware volunteers will host a rest stop in Millsboro and provide support in Bridgeville and at the finish line.
Bike to the Beach also supports autism organizations, such as Autism Speaks and other local autism charities. Since 2007, Bike to the Beach has raised more than $2,000,000 for their mission.
For more information on the ride, visit biketothebeach.org.

Mammography Van in Greenwood

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, the Delaware Division of Public Healths (DPH) Womens Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) van will be stationed outside the CHEER Activity Center in Greenwood to provide mammography screenings. DPH provides funding to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) to operate and staff the year-round efforts of the mammography van in partnership with Beebe Medical Center.
Appointments for mammography screenings are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Women need to obtain a prescription from their doctor and call the WMHS office to make an appointment, 1-888-672-9647.
The Delaware Cancer Consortium recommends screening annually beginning at age 40, depending on ones family history. For more information and to make an appointment, call 1-888-672-9647.