Health
Thursday, July 23, 2015
 
Autism Delaware plans Blue Jean Ball

Tickets are available and sponsors are needed for Autism Delaware's 2015 Blue Jean Ball. The annual fundraiser takes place on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 6-11 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.
With blue jeans and bling as the evening's dress code, as many as 300 participants will bid on sports memorabilia, jewelry, and art while enjoying live music by Love Seed Mama Jump and specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres by prominent local restaurants.
Tickets are $85 per person if purchased by Sept. 11; from Sept. 12 until sold out, tickets are $100 per person.
Proceeds benefit Autism Delaware's statewide programs and services, including Productive Opportunities for Work & Recreation (POW&R), the nationally recognized program that supports adult employment for Delaware's autism community.
Presenting sponsor is the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships.
For more information about the Blue Jean Ball, tickets, and sponsorships, visit autismdelaware.org.

Nanticoke offers childbirth classes

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is offering childbirth classes on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospital. The class will meet each Tuesday for a total of five weeks Ð four weeks related to childbirth education and the fifth week will be a breastfeeding class.
Sessions include: July 28.
Maternity education classes are designed to offer information, counseling, support, and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member.
They will cover pregnancy in general, information to prepare the expectant mother for labor and delivery, and will include a tour of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Mother Baby Care Unit. A refresher course is available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes. The refresher class covers breathing techniques, signs, symptoms, and stages of labor, birthing options, and a tour of the Mother Baby Care Unit.
Cost of the childbirth course is $50, and cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Advance registration is required.
To register, or for more information, call 629-6611, ext. 2540.

vLofland Park Center to hold basket bingo to benefit Alzheimer's Memory Walk team

Lofland Park Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, September 3, 2015, starting at 7pm at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Route 13A in Seaford.

The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Large Hamper with Lid and Large Vegetable Basket with riser. Nearly 30 chances to WIN!
Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact Lofland Park Center at 302-628-3000, ext. 8302 or dolores.timmons@genesishcc.com.

Mammography Van in Greenwood

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, the Delaware Division of Public Health's (DPH) Women's 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 WMHS van provides mobile mammography services to low income, uninsured, and underinsured women. Medicaid, Medicare, and most health insurance is accepted. WMHS staff can help women apply for Screening for Life, a program of DPH that pays for the cost of a mammogram for eligible women, or find another program that can help cover the cost of a mammogram. If you have a problem with your breasts, or have had breast cancer, you should not be screened on the van.
The Delaware Cancer Consortium recommends screening annually beginning at age 40, depending on one's family history. For more information and to make an appointment, call 1-888-672-9647.

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital receives award

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. Nanticoke is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes Nanticoke's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.