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.
Wednesday, February 10: Seaford Boys & Girls Club, Dollar Dinner, Education & Cholesterol Screenings: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seaford.
Saturday, February 27: Beebe Healthcare Annual Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Atlantic Sands Hotel On the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach.
Wednesday, March 9: Multi-Cultural Night: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Long Neck Elementary School, 26064 School Lane, Millsboro.
Wednesday, March 9: Sussex Tech Adult Division: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Phyllis Wheatley School, Bridgeville.
Saturday, March 19: Delmarvar Broadcast 6th Annual Women's Expo: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Way, Lewes.
Thursday, April 14: Cape Senior Center: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 11 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach.
Saturday, April 23: Mexican Consulate Health & Wellness Fair: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford.
Integrative Health Events
February 5: Laughter Yoga is held the first Friday of each month at the Lewes Public Library, second floor. Join Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Michele Buckler teaches groups how to use laughter to release stress and find happiness. For more information, go to www.wellnesslaughter.com/wellness-events.html
February 17: Curious how to rid the body of toxins? Join Uday Jani, MD, for Natural Detoxification for Health on Wednesday, February 17, at the Lewes Public Library, second floor, to learn natural ways to remove toxins. Dr. Jani is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine. The session is from 3 - 4 p.m. For more information or to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/natural-detoxification-for-health-tickets-20730162474
Register before February 22: The next Wellness Workshop begins Monday, February 22! The Wellness Workshop is a series of four consecutive classes (February 22, 29, March 7, 14) that teaches how to take charge of your health with a journey to wellness. Learn the basics of healthy living, nutrition, exercise, stress management, and a plan for living well. You will be given information about making healthy choices, setting healthy goals and making a commitment to take action. Sessions are Monday, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, second floor, and are coordinated by Cheyenne Luzader, MS, Integrative Health Specialist. To register, call (302) 645-3528.
February 24: Learn Gua Sha, an ancient Chinese method of pain relief, with Denise Demback, L.Ac. The class will be held Wednesday, February 24, 3 - 4 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, second floor. The Chinese practice of acupuncture is thousands of years old, but is relatively new to Western medicine. Gua Sha (or Guasha) is a little-known Asian traditional medicine treatment. It involves palpatation and cutaneous stimulation. Denise Demback is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with a practice in Milton. For more information or to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gua-sha-for-pain-relief-tickets-20730745217
March 16: Intuition for Health with Anna Tonya. Are you listening to your own intuition? Anna Toyna will help you learn how to enhance your intuition for wellness. She will present on Wednesday, March 16, 3 - 4:30 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, second floor. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intuition-for-health-tickets-20731011012
March 23: Beebe Healthcare's Chaplain, the Rev. Keith Goheen, will present Meaningful Conversations about Life, on Wednesday, March 23, 3 - 4 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, second floor. For more information or to register, call (302) 645-9150.
April 1: Jose Pando, MD, will present Peruvian Healing, on Friday, April 1, 3 - 4 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, second floor. Dr. Pando will discuss traditional healing practices of the native people of Peru, including their use of herbs and rituals that evolved from basic animal offerings to heart-centered healing techniques. Dr. Pando, originally from Peru, is a rheumatologist in Lewes. For more information or to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peruvian-healing-tickets-20732205585
April 22: Joshua Vervin and Cheyenne Luzader, MS, present Earth Day Sound Healing Meditation, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, second floor. Celebrate Earth Day with a sound healing meditation connecting with earth, water, wind, and fire. Cheyenne Luzader, MS, is a certified meditation teacher and sound healer. Joshua Vervin is an Eastern Shore native and professional Hollywood film composer, screenwriter, published author, and member of the Natonal Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences. For more information or to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-sound-healing-meditation-tickets-20732722130
May 18: Uday Jani, MD, will present Functional Medicine, 3 - 4 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, second floor. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Dr. Jani is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine. For more information or to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/functional-medicine-tickets-20730403194
May 25: Jayne Smith of the Cancer Support Community will present Lessons from the Near-Death Experience, Wednesday, May 25, 3 - 4 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, second floor. Jayne Smith, a member of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (www.iands.org) shares her story to help others overcome the fear of death and focus on living a life of love. For more information or to register, call (302) 645-9150.
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
Women And Heart Disease Support Group
This support group for women with heart disease meets every 4th Monday of the month at the Greene Turtle in Lewes, 5 p.m. For more information, call Donna at (302) 645-3514.
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: 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.
Diabetes Support Group
Taking care of your diabetes can be tricky. Don‘t do it alone! Beebe Healthcare Diabetes Management hosts a Diabetes Support Group every other month. The group will meet Wednesday, March 9, Wednesday, May 11, Wednesday, July 13, Wednesday, September 14, and Wednesday, November 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building behind the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24. For more information, call (302) 947-2500. Click here for more information.
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 Joe Prematta at (302) 988-1012, 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 Our Savior Lutheran Church behind Big Fish Grille on the first Monday of the month at 2 p.m. For more information, call Marge Fleming Smith at (302) 354-5453.
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.
This is an exciting time, but you might also feel anxious about the childbirth process. The Beebe Healthcare Women’s Health team is here for you. We want you to have the best birth experience possible, and we also want to provide you the information you need to know before coming to the Medical Center to give birth. Join us for our free childbirth education classes! During your pregnancy, our childbirth education classes for parents will help your prepare for the big day. And, when you come to Beebe to have your baby, you and your healthcare team will work together to create the best birthing experience for you! What better way is there to welcome your child into the world? For more information or to set up a tour of Women's Health, 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.