Calendar of Health Events
Beebe Healthcare’s Population Health Department participates in community health fairs and provides community health screenings including: glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density, and flu shots.
Saturday, August 1: First State Community Action Agency Community Awareness Event: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 308 North Railroad Ave., Georgetown.
Saturday, August 1: Coverdale Community Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 11575 Fisher Mill Drive, Bridgeville.
Saturday, August 8: Millsboro 7th Day Adventist Church: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 30007 Cordrey Road.
Saturday, August 15: Latina Initiative Conference with Girls, Inc.: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., NEW LOCATION - 24620 German Road, Seaford.
Thursday, August 20: Millville Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon, Millville Town Hall, 36404 Clubhouse Road.
Saturday, August 22: St. John Back to School Bash: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John Baptist Church, 26602 Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro.
Saturday, September 5: Ellendale Town Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 300 McCaully Ave., Ellendale.
Saturday, September 12: Back to School Rock the Block: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Milton Memorial Park, 107 Front St., Milton.
Saturday, September 12: Community Day at Slaughter Neck: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 22942 Slaughter Neck Road, Lincoln.
Saturday, September 19: DELMED's 5th Annual Women's Health Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19825 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.
Friday, September 25: Beach Day 2015: TBD.
Saturday, September 26: Hispanic Heritage Month: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Milton Public Library, 121 Union St., Milton.
Saturday, September 26: Treat the Beat 5K and Mile Walk: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Block House Pond behind the Medical Center in Lewes.
Saturday, October 3: Sussex Amateur Radio Association Expo: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown.
Saturday, October 10: Think Beyond Pink: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Millsboro Civic Center, 322 Wilson Hwy.
Saturday, October 17: Frankford Health Fair: TBD.
Thursday, October 22: Cape Henlopen Senior Center Health Fair: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach.
Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center provides important health screenings, including screenings for: breast cancer (mammograms), prostate cancer, lung cancer, diabetes, HIV, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer, among others. For a full list of timely screenings for yourself and your family, view Beebe’s Health Screening Checklist at www.beebehealthcare.org/healthscreening.
Breast Health Clinic
Tunnell Cancer Center offers free mammograms each month as part of its Sharing our Story, Saving our Sisters (SOS2) program. They are by appointment only and are offered to eligible women at Tunnell Cancer Center in the Beebe Health Campus on John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach. The appointments include the free mammogram, a clinical breast exam, and breast education. This program is funded with a grant from the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The appointments can be made by calling (302) 645-3169. They are required. All women 18 years and older should have a clinical breast exam, and all women 40 years and older should have a yearly mammogram. For more information, please contact Debbie Campbell, RN, the Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator at (302) 645-3169.
Free prostate screenings are offered periodically to men who qualify. For more information or to schedule a screening, please contact Debbie Campbell, RN, the Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator at (302) 645-3169.
One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Early detection may be the key to saving men’s lives.
To learn more about prostate cancer, go to KnowYourStats.org/resources or UrologyHealth.org. The Tunnell Cancer Center is located at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach.
Free Glucose Screenings
Every Wednesday at three Locations
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Free, finger-stick glucose screenings. No appointments are necessary. The results of these screenings can indicate whether a patient needs to see a physician for evaluation for diabetes. These screenings are not intended for diabetes management.
Offered every Wednesday at three locations:
Beebe Lab Express: (302) 645-3568
Beebe Healthcare Medical Center, 1st Floor, East Entrance
Beebe Lab Express: (302) 645-3010 ext. 2444
The Beebe Health Campus, Route 24
Beebe Lab Express—Milton: (302) 684-8579
Check back for future programs.
PAIN LINX, an Education and Support Group focusing on awareness, education, sharing and support for people with chronic pain. For additional information, please contact Phil Mandel (302) 645-1543 or email: email@example.com or Sherry McGoldrick (302) 448-1864 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Being Young With Cancer” Support Group
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tunnell Cancer Center, Rt. 24, Rehoboth Beach. Must call for an interview, (302) 645-3087
Caregivers' Support Group
Third Thursday of Each Month
A support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related diseases meets at The Gull House (Bay Mart Shopping Center, opposite Spring Lake, Rehoboth). For further information, please call Kathleen Graham Frey at (302) 226-2160.
Type 2 Diabetes Support Group
Come join a friendly group to discuss concerns about Type 2 Diabetes. The group meets the first Wednesday every other month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Diabetes Management Longneck Health Center in Millsboro. For more information, call (302) 947-2500.
Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group
If you wear an insulin pump or are interested in learning about wearing a pump, come join us. A support group provides an opportunity to meet others who also live with diabetes and share concerns. Beebe's Certified Diabetes Educators will be available to answer questions. The group meets the second Wednesday every other month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The group meets at the Diabetes Management Longneck Health Center in Millsboro. For further information, please call (302) 947-2500.
Mended Hearts Support Group
Third Tuesday of Each Month at 2 p.m.
A heart health support group for those who have heart disease, for those who have had heart related medical procedures (i.e., stents inserted via catherizations) and for those who have had open heart surgery (i.e., bypass surgery, valve replacements and heart transplants). Meetings, which are open to members as well as non-members, include discussion and presentations on heart health related topics for heart patients as well as their family and their caregivers. Meetings are held at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building, next to the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24. For additional information, call either John Marchetti at (302) 227-5251 or Joe Venerus at (302) 827-8125.
Parkinson's Disease Support Group
A Parkinson's Disease support group has formed to help those with PD, their caregivers, and anyone else who may be afflicted with body movement disorders. The group meets monthly at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building, behind the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24. For more information, call Dennis Leebel at (302) 644-3465.
Stroke Support Group
Fourth Thursday of Each Month at 5 p.m.
A stroke support group meets at Tunnell Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach. The group provides support to stroke survivors, care partners, spouses, and friends. It provides education and resources to maximize participation in home and community. The instructor is Holly Sullivan, Speech/Language Pathologist at Beebe. Call (302) 645-3100, Ext. 2436 for more information.
Better Breathers Club
Third Wednesday of Each Month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A support group for those with pulmonary diseases. Information on pulmonary disease and treatments is presented by respiratory therapists, physicians, dietitians, and pharmacists. Attendees suggest topics to discuss. The group meets at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building at the Beebe Health Campus on John J. Williams Highway (Route24). For information, contact Andi Downs or Kathi Dayton at (302) 645-3298.
Beebe offers CPR, ACLS (advanced cardiac life support), and PALS (pediatric advanced life support) classes. For further information and to sign up, please call the Education Department at (302) 645-3248.
The Diabetes Management Department offers educational and management services for people with diabetes. Diabetes educational programs are offered three times each month for persons newly diagnosed and those who need a refresher course for managing their disease. A diabetes self-management education series is presented at various days and times on a rotating basis. Individual sessions are available for specific needs. A new insulin pump education program designed to help people with diabetes better manage their disease also is available. For information, call (302) 947-2500.
During your pregnancy, our prenatal classes for parents and siblings help everyone prepare for the big day. Our teaching approach is tailored to the individual, to enable you to design your own learning path. And when your baby is born, we make sure that the big day takes place just as you want it—from the birthing method to your family's role in delivery. The choice is all yours. What better way is there to welcome your child into the world? To tour Women's Health or for more information, call (302) 645-3726.
The Women’s Health Breastfeeding Class is for expectant mothers. This class explains the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, the importance of breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact with newborns. Beebe’s Lactation Consultant Nancy Hastings, RN, IBCLC, gives tips on breastfeeding on cue, sleepless nights, signs of a good latch, adequate intake, and not overthinking it. Topics also include safe sleep environments for babies, colostrum collection for diabetic moms, and normal newborn behaviors. The class is held 5-6 p.m., the first Wednesday of the month, at the Medical Center in Lewes. There is no charge for the class, but participants must register by calling (302) 645-3726. Learn more about Beebe's Women's Health Services.