Health
Thursday, June 02, 2016
 
CHF Support Group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) support group on Thursday, June 9, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room. The support group is designed for individuals who have congestive heart failure as well as their families and caregivers. Meet others with this disease and share stories, tips and tricks at this free event. June's meeting will feature a presentation, "Savor the Flavor," by guest speaker Wendy Polk, RD, LDN, director of Nutrition Services at Nanticoke. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss concerns, provide support, and network with others. Additionally, attendees can receive free pharmacy consultation for all medications that they bring in for review. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, call Melissa Williamson at 629-6611, ext. 2508.

Exercise and Lymphedema workshop On Wednesday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m. John Lehne of 302 Fitness in Milton will present a workshop focusing on upper and lower body lymphatic system activation and drainage through exercise. Learn the differences and signs of the three stages of lymphedema. The movements are to be used as a preventative before doing physical activity, as well as a cool down to help prevent swelling in the arms and legs. This class is appropriate for people just diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment and for survivors no longer in treatment. Please dress comfortably. Call 645-9150 in advance to reserve your spot in this workshop. All programs offered at Cancer Support Community are offered at no charge to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The Sussex facility is located at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Ste. 312, Rehoboth.

Diabetes Self Management Program The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a free Diabetes Self Management Program on six Thursdays, beginning June 16. Experienced educators will present a training program which will provide coping and problem solving mechanisms that you can use to make living with diabetes, or helping loved ones with diabetes, more manageable. Classes will meet from 9-11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, June 16-July 21. Topics will include how to help prevent and/or delay health complications, improve your A1C (quarterly blood sugar reading), help people with the disease understand the importance of an action plan for diabetes control, improve diabetes self-management and help understand the value of communication. More knowledge about diabetes can improve your life.

Classes are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

Lymphedema Support Group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a lymphedema support group on Thursday, June 16 at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center from 1:30-3 p.m. The topic will be cancer care. This free support group is open to anyone affected by lymphedema including patients, caregivers, and relatives. Meetings will consist of a lecture by health care professionals and medical equipment providers followed by refreshments and an open question and answer session or discussion among participants. Registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Robert Donati at 629-6224 or donatir@nanticoke.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 education and support group on Thursday, June 16 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. The group is free and open to the public. The support group is not only helpful for the individual diagnosed with PD, but also for caregivers, friends and family. Group members welcome guest speakers on a variety of subjects related to PD and provide support to each other through other small group discussions. For more information, contact Tara Trout, Nanticoke Memorial, at 629-6611, ext. 3838.

Hyatt joins Nanticoke The Nanticoke Physician Network is proud to welcome Kimberly Hyatt as bariatric dietitian. Hyatt joins Drs. Waked and Palavecino at Nanticoke Weight Loss and General Surgery in Seaford. Hyatt graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2007 with a bachelor of science in dietetics and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Prior to obtaining her registration, Hyatt worked as a nutrition educator in the school district of Philadelphia. She is a 2010 graduate of the dietetic internship at Immaculata University in Immaculata, Pa. and is a licensed dietitian in Maryland and Delaware. Hyatt has worked extensively in acute care, long term care, and community nutrition. At Nanticoke Weight Loss and General Surgery, she assesses each patient's nutritional status and follows them through their weight loss process to assist with specific nutritional concerns.