Health
Thursday, May 12, 2016
 
Alzheimer's education programs Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance, 26002 John J. Williams Hwy., near Millsboro, is partnering with the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter to offer education programs to the community. The following programs will be offered at 2 p.m. on the dates below: Wednesday, June 8 - AD 101; A discussion of Alzheimer's and Dementia Wednesday, June 15 - Know the Ten Warning Signs; Early Detection Matters Wednesday, June 22 - Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's; The Basics Wednesday, June 29 - Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors Wednesday, July 6 - Effective Communication Strategies Programs are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested by contacting Jamie Magee at 854-9788 or 800-272-3900 or emailing jmagee@alz.org.

Hospice welcomes new hires Delaware Hospice is pleased to announce the addition of the following individuals to its staff:
  • Lynn Baglin, BSN, RN as a registered nurse. Baglin received her degree from Wesley College.
  • Michelle Burris, MBA, CMPE of Lancaster, Pa., as chief financial officer. Following service in the United States Marine Corps, Burris received her bachelor of science in accounting from Jacksonville State University, Alabama and her master of business administration from Monmouth University, New Jersey. Burris brings 18 years of accounting and finance experience, 10 of which are at the executive level, in for-profit and not-for-profit health care services organizations.
  • Jessica Renee Butler, RN, of Felton as a registered nurse. Butler received her associates degree from the Delaware Technical and Community College. She also holds certifications in critical care and ACLS.
  • Angela Carey, CNA, of Greenwood, as a certified nursing assistant.
  • Holly Frazier, CNA, of Felton, as a certified nursing assistant. Previously, Frazier worked at Bayhealth.
  • Sylvia Karbaum, of Sudlersviller, Md., as payroll administrator. Karbaum received her associates degree from Chesapeake College in Maryland. Her previous work experience includes payroll, accounts payable and receivable and accounting.
  • Marie Mabrey, CNA, of Clayton, as a certified nursing assistant. Mabrey received her degree from Hands Medical Care. Previously, she worked three years in home healthcare.
  • Julia Murray, RN, of Newark, as a registered nurse. Murray obtained her degree from Delaware Technical & Community College. She also holds certifications in ALS, BLS, and NIH Stroke. Murray has worked at Union Hospital of Cecil County.

Nanticoke offers childbirth classes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet each Thursday for a total of five weeks - four weeks related to childbirth education and the fifth week will be a breastfeeding class. The next session will be held on May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16. The 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 also 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 Nanticoke's Mother Baby Care Unit. The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Registration in advance is required for either class. To register, or for more information, call 629-6611, ext. 2540.

DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Tanger Outlet Center (Seaside) in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, May 22. This year's race is produced by Races2Run, and sponsored in part by Tanger Outlets. The Run/Walk is a family-friendly event open to participants of all ages. All money raised will benefit DBCC's programs and services to support those touched by breast cancer in Delaware and the surrounding communities. The Seventh Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk will be held (rain or shine) at the Tanger Outlet Center's Seaside location and will follow a 5K course that will loop through part of the Breakwater Trail. Online registration is available at www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. Packet pickup will be available on Saturday, May 21 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes. For more information about Run/Walk, visit www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. For more information about the DBCC, visit www.debreastcancer.org.

Parkinson's Support Group Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and The Methodist Manor House, will hold a Parkinson's (PD) education and support group on Thursday, May 19 from 9:30-11 a.m., at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. This free support group is not only helpful for the individual diagnosed with PD, but also for caregivers, friends and family. For more information, contact Tara Trout at 629-6611, ext. 3838.