Monthly Bereavement Groups The Cancer Support Community Delaware and Delaware Hospice are collaborating to offer monthly bereavement groups in Seaford and Rehoboth. These groups focus on issues of loss that continue beyond the early stages of grief. The Next Step at the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, 801 Middleford Rd., Seaford, meets in the Resource Library on Wednesday, March 23 at 10 a.m. and continues at the same time on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The Next Step in Rehoboth meets on the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Sussex County Cancer Support Community facility located at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth. All programs at the Cancer Support Community are free of charge. Facilitator of both groups is Midge DiNatale, GC-C, of Delaware Hospice. To reserve a spot in either group, call 645-9150 in advance. For more information, visit www.cancersupportdelaware.org.
E-Racing the Blues South fun walk The 3rd annual E-Racing the Blues South fun walk to benefit the Mental Health Association in Delaware will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, in Rehoboth Beach. The event will begin at the Boardwalk Bandstand and continue to Rehoboth Avenue to Grove Park where there will be exhibitors sharing their story about mental health and suicide prevention. Each participant will be given a prize ticket after visiting each exhibitor which can later be turned in for an opportunity to win prizes donated by area merchants. Participant registration is $10 and can be done online at www.eracingtheblues.org. All funds raised stay in Kent and Sussex counties. For more information, call 800-287-6423.
New Beginnings Social Luncheons Delaware Hospice will hold New Beginnings Social Luncheons at various restaurants in Sussex County each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an informal socialization lunch group open to adults who have suffered a loss. Dates and locations include: 1st Thursday - Ocean Grill, Long Neck Road, Millsboro; 2nd Thursday - Pizza Palace, Rt. 113 Southbound, Millsboro; 3rd Thursday - Ocean Grill, Long Neck Road, Millsboro; 4th Thursday - Pizza Palace, Rt. 113 Southbound, Millsboro; 5th Thursday - Stargate Restaurant, Rt. 13 Northbound, Seaford. Events will be held unless it is a holiday.Registration is not required and participants pay for their own lunches. For more information, contact Midge DiNatale at 856-7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kick Butts Day is March 19 The community is invited to participate in the annual Kick Butts Day on Saturday, March 19. The event will kick off at 8 a.m. with a cigarette butt cleanup at the Georgetown Circle followed by activities, prevention workshops, and health fair at the First State Community Action Agency from 9-11:30 a.m. Youth will enjoy a day filled with activities and education, receive valuable information about tobacco-use, and have the opportunity to present their own anti-tobacco messages to their parents and peers. The event is free and open to all youth. Lunch will be provided.
This event is presented by First State Community Action Agency and the Georgetown Boys & Girls Club in partnership with the American Lung Association. For more information, contact Sandi Hagans at 856-7761, ext. 113 or Renee Hickman at 856-4903.
Pulmonary Rehab Week at NMH Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program celebrated National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week from March 13-19. This year's theme was "Some Things Take Your Breath Away, Others Give it Back." Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to aid those who suffer from lung problems such as chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD) and restrictive pulmonary disease. Pulmonary Rehabilitation services are designed to limit the physiological and psychological effects of pulmonary illness, reduce fear associated with shortness of breath and control shortness of breath, stabilize or improve the patient's condition and enhance the patient's quality of life. Nanticoke's outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has completed an intense certification process and maintains this certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This service has been certified since 2008.
Heart & Sole Run Walk The 6th Annual Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, at Trinity Logistics in Seaford. This year, 100% of the proceeds will stay local, benefitting Nanticoke Hospital's Cardiac Rehab Unit. For more information, contact Greg or Jill at 253-3900. To sign up online, visit www.trisportsevents.com/index.cfm?ref=50200&ref2=41.
Walk for Autism is April 16 The 10th Anniversary celebration of the Walk for Autism will begin on Saturday, April 16, at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. The Wilmington leg of the statewide event takes place Saturday, April 23 at Fox Point State Park. Walk for Autism organizers hope to attract 800 walkers in Lewes who will walk to the Cape Henlopen State Park parade field to form the world's largest human puzzle piece for entry into The Guinness Book of World Records. The puzzle piece serves as a symbol for autism. The funds raised at the Walk for Autism support Autism Delaware's statewide programs and services, which address the range of services that people on the spectrum need to live full lives as members of their communities. "The Lewes walk seeks to promote and highlight services in Kent and Sussex counties, such as family support, adult employment and community resources, advocacy at both the state and local levels, and awareness," said Autism Delaware executive director Teresa Avery. "To meet the growing need in southern Delaware and around the state, we need to continue to grow. The goal for our tenth anniversary is $220,000."