Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn't always come naturally! During the early weeks after birth, moms & babies experience challenges as they both learn how to breastfeed. Even the most dedicated nursing moms at times want to give up.
On Wednesday, April 6 at 10 a.m., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold The Mom's Circle, a free breastfeeding support group, in the Nursing Conference Room. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Registration is not required.
For more information, contact Jacalyn Bradley, Nanticoke's lactation consultant, at 629-6611, ext. 2234.
Diabetes education program
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on April 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 9:3011:30 a.m. The cost of the program may be reimbursable by insurance.
As a person with diabetes, Nanticoke Health Services can be part of your healthcare team to help teach you the self-care skills needed to keep you on track. Our four-session diabetic program includes weekly education sessions in a group setting. One family member or significant other is welcome to attend.
Pre-registration is required prior to attending classes. To register and to obtain more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Education Department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.
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 goal for our tenth anniversary is $220,000."
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.
DBCC plans scrapbooking workshop
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host a Scrapbooking Workshop for breast cancer survivors on Monday, April 25 from 4-6 p.m. at Brandywine Assisted Living in Rehoboth Beach.
Attendees are asked to bring four to six 4x6 inch photos to use for their scrapbook page.
This event is part of the Sussex Survivor Social series which is organized by DBCC as a social group for breast cancer survivors in Sussex County. Through these events, survivors meet monthly to learn, volunteer, and socialize.
The event is free and open to all breast cancer survivors. An RSVP is required. RSVP to Connie Holdridge at 302-644-6844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smart Cookie Day
During National Autism Awareness Month in April, Autism Delaware sets aside one day - Smart Cookie Day - to help autism advocates gain the ears of their state legislators.
This year, Smart Cookie Day will take place on Thursday, April 14.
Autism Delaware has also scheduled events for all 30 days in April. These "30 Days of Awareness" require the time and energy of Autism Delaware's trusted volunteers and entire staff. The calendar of events, which expands daily, includes information tables to be set up throughout the community, third-party fundraisers at restaurants that are donating a portion of their proceeds to Autism Delaware, Autism Delaware's Walk for Autism, and Smart Cookie Day.
In addition to sharing personal stories on Smart Cookie Day, autism advocates will ask for legislation in Delaware that helps meet the many needs of both their family members on the spectrum and their families. A meet and greet will follow at Frazier's Restaurant on the Waterfront in Dover.
To take part, contact Autism Delaware policy and community outreach director Alex Eldreth at 302-224-6020.