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.
Integrative Health Fall Programs
Wednesday, November 30: Lessons from the Near Death Experience, a discussion with Jayne Smith, a member of the International Association for Near-Death Studies. This program will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Cancer Support Community. For more information or to register, call (302) 645-9150.
Wednesday, December 7: Life in the Middle Ages: Understanding Male Menopause with Dr. Uday Jani. More than a mid-life crisis, aging males deal with a host of issues ranging from a depressed libido and erectile dysfunction to increased risk of prostate problems. Dr. Jani offers strategies and advice for coping. This program will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. For more information or to register, go to: http://tinyurl.com/zv6fcj6
Wednesday, December 14: Making Vegetarian Sushi with Chef Fred Lee. This program will feature Beebe’s Chef Fred Lee who will show you some easy, inexpensive ways to prepare sushi at home. This program will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. For more information or to register, go to: http://tinyurl.com/jgya9lv
PAIN LINX, an Education and Support Group focuses on awareness, education, sharing, and support for people with chronic pain. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the new Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, from 2 to 3 p.m. New Facilitator Rita Williams, MA, CHES, Health Coach with Beebe Healthcare, will be leading the sessions. Call (302) 645-3528 for more information.
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.
“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
Beebe Healthcare Diabetes Management hosts the Diabetes Support Group on Wednesdays throughout the year. Upcoming dates include: November 9, 2016; January 11, 2017; March 8, 2017; May 10, 2017; July 12, 2017; September 13, 2017; and November 8, 2017. The Support Group meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Diabetes Management's office, Suite 210, in the Medical Arts Building at the Beebe Health Campus. For more information, call (302) 645-3121. (Download PDF flyer) Come for a fun and informative get-together to share ideas on how to live well with diabetes!
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 Education & Support Group
The Parkinson's Education and Support Group of Sussex County holds monthly meetings at 1:30 p.m., the first Monday of the month, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach. The next meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, December 5. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers are welcome! For more group information, call (302) 856-2978.
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 in the Second Floor Classrooms at Beebe Healthcare's Main Campus in Lewes. 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) 645-3121.
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.
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.