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 27: Outreach & Drug Prevention Event: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grace Tabernacle of Deliverance, 136 Brooklyn Ave., Laurel.
Saturday, September 3: Ellendale Family Fun Day: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, 300 McCaulley Ave., Ellendale.
Saturday, September 3: Lord of Jesus Church Outreach Day: 12 noon to 4 p.m., 26856 Lonesome Road, Seaford.
Saturday, September 10: Lewes Farmers Market Health Day: 10 a.m. to Noon, George H.P. Smith Park, Lewes.
Saturday, September 10: Rock the Block/Back to School: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Milton Memorial Park, Front Street, Milton.
Friday, September 16: Date Night and Men's Health Event: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cape Henlopen Elks Club, 18544 Beaver Dam Road, Lewes. (RSVP only)
Saturday, September 24: DelMed Health Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Epworth Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.
PAIN LINX, an Education and Support Group focuses on awareness, education, sharing, and support for people with chronic pain. Starting Tuesday, September 13, the group will meet 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
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, July 13, Wednesday, September 14, and Wednesday, November 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 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) 645-3121. 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 Lutheran Church of Our Savior 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 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.
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
Beebe Health Campus, Route 24
Beebe Lab Express—Milton: (302) 684-8579