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Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey

The “Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey” program helps connect newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients with local resources and professional staff at their local cancer center to address their concerns and get the support they need. The programs are offered monthly, in each county, in partnership with a local hospital. This program is free to breast cancer survivors and their caregivers.

To register for this program, please call 302-644-6844 or 302-841-7455.

Parkinson’s Education & Support Group

Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, hosts Parkinson’s education and support groups on the third Thursday of each month from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford, Delaware. This support group is FREE and open to the public.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease that affects the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. A Parkinson’s disease diagnosis can bring out many difficult emotions—fear, anger, resentment, hopelessness, and more. It is a challenge to learn how to cope with these feelings along with the stress of diagnosis and treatment.

Participating in education/support groups is essential for coping with an illness such as PD or other disorders that impair bodily movement. This support 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.

Each individual may experience different symptoms, such as tremors, rigidity, poor balance, and a list of others. Studies show that the information, training, and counseling that participants receive while attending support group sessions 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, Care Giver Resource Coordinator at CHEER in Sussex County, Delaware. For more information, contact Tara at 302-629-6611, extension 3838.

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, January 19 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford, Delaware. This support group is FREE and open to the public.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease that affects the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. A Parkinson’s disease diagnosis can bring out many difficult emotions—fear, anger, resentment, hopelessness, and more. It is a challenge to learn how to cope with these feelings along with the stress of diagnosis and treatment.

Participating in education/support groups is essential for coping with an illness such as PD or other disorders that impair bodily movement. This support 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.

Each individual may experience different symptoms, such as tremors, rigidity, poor balance, and a list of others. Studies show that the information, training, and counseling that participants receive while attending support group sessions 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, Delaware. For more information, contact Tara at 302-629-6611, extension 3838.

Stroke Support Group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital hosts stroke support groups the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. This support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families, friends, and caregivers.

The two-hour support group meetings consists of guest speakers and breakaway sessions in which caregivers and stroke survivors meet in groups to discuss concerns, providing support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Modeled from the American Stroke Association, this support group provides education, community resources, and emotional support to those who have been affected by this life-altering event.

Pre-registration is not required for this FREE support group. For additional information, please call 302-629-6224.