Bariatric support groups
Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts free bariatric support groups three times a month at the Nanticoke Training Center in Seaford. These support groups provide education and support to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery and are open to the public.
Support group meetings consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide information about nutrition, supplements, exercise and behavior modifications. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.
The general bariatric support group is open to all bariatric patients before and after their surgery and is held monthly on the first Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. The post-op bariatric support group is designed for post-op bariatric patients and is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more info about these support groups or other services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 536-5395.
Diabetes education program
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on April 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required.
As a person with diabetes, Nanticoke can 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. The cost of the program may be reimbursable by insurance.
To register or for more information about this course, contact Nanticoke’s Diabetes Education Department at 629-6611, ext. 2288.
Parkinson’s support group
Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a Parkinson’s education and support group on Thursday, March 15 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Manor House in Seaford. This support group is free and open to the public.
This 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. Studies show that the information, training, and counseling that participants receive at support groups enhances the quality of life, help to alleviate stress, and may even boost the immune system.
Tara Trout, LPN at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, co-facilitates the group with Kathy Landis, caregiver resource coordinator at CHEER in Sussex County. For more information, contact Tara at 629-6611, ext. 3838.