Offerings from the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund

We start the Fall with two events open to the public and free of cost.

On October 14th, the Worcester County Health Department will hold a MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID workshop at the Health Department in Berlin (9730 Healthway Drive – across the street from Atlantic General Hospital).  The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis. MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID teaches you: How to recognize signs of addictions and mental illnesses,  a 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help someone struggling with mental illness, and how to find local resources to turn to for help. Space is limited, so to reserve your slot call the WCHD (410-632-1100). There is no charge for MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID. Thanks to the WCHD for making this valuable training possible.

On October 16th, the first local public screening of “PROJECT 22,” a film made by and for military veterans and active duty members of the armed forces, will be held at Zenna Wellness in Berlin (10 South Main Street).  This critically-acclaimed feature-length film addresses the sad fact that 22 veterans in the US die by their own hands every day.  Two battle-wounded Marines cross the country on their Harleys in this uplifting film, visiting programs that have successfully saved veterans from the abyss of suicidal impulses.  The theme: “They Went Searching for Hope.  They Found it Everywhere.”  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7:00. Space is very limited, so call Zenna at 410-373-7069 to reserve your seat. PROJECT 22 will be shown free of charge, even including your popcorn!

Watch your inbox for upcoming classes and workshops from the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund. Visit us at the Ocean Pines Health Fair on Saturday, October 3rd. If you belong to a group or club that welcomes guest speakers, please contact us to schedule a free presentation.  Our presentations on suicide prevention run from one hour to two days. You think nothing of learning CPR, isn’t it time to learn suicide prevention and mental health first aid?

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Salt on Power Lines May Cause Momentary Service Interruptions

Salt on Power Lines May Cause

Momentary Service Interruptions

SALISBURY, Md. – Some Delmarva Power customers in the Atlantic Ocean coastal areas in Delaware and Maryland are experiencing momentary power interruptions caused by salt contamination on the utility’s power lines.

Several hundred customers began experiencing brief interruptions in their electric service late Sunday night. Typically, customers are seeing their lights blink repeatedly as they lose power momentarily. The salt contamination of the power lines and equipment is caused by prevailing winds bringing salt-laden air inland from the Atlantic Ocean.

The combination of salt and moisture can cause arcing, sparking, blown fuses, pole fires and extensive power outages.

Utility crews are using pressurized water hoses to wash the salt from lines and equipment today. The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center and volunteer fire departments from Bethany Beach, Millville, Roxana, Dagsboro and Frankford, Del., are providing assistance. Washing will be concentrated on a power line located between the Indian River Inlet and Bethany Beach, Del.

To perform such work safely, lines and equipment are de-energized, which means some customers could experience intermittent power interruptions.

“To get rid of the salt contamination problem, we need to power-wash the lines or hope for a hard rainfall,” said John Allen, Delmarva Power region vice president. Allen said that salt buildup on power line insulators causes electrical faults. “To protect itself, our system reacts to the faults and our customers see brief, power interruptions.”

If customers see downed wires, or notice loud noises or electrical arcing, they should stay away from the wires and call Delmarva Power at 1-800-898-8045.

Find additional information about Delmarva Power’s by visiting www.delmarva.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.

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Hawk Talk

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features news from baseball, cross country, golf, softball, volleyball and more.

A new month begins this week! Time to bring out the jackets!

BASEBALL

On Sept. 24, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Baseball head coach John O’Neil announced Jason Bell and Adam Barry as the team’s new assistant coaches.

“I’m looking forward to having Coach Barry and Coach Bell on staff this season.” Coach O’Neil said. “These two guys bring a lot of experience and knowledge that will help our program.”

Bell comes to Princess Anne from Athens, Ohio where he served as Director of Baseball Operations for the Ohio Bobcats and saw the squad have the best turnaround in all of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I baseball from the previous season.

Barry last coached at Creighton where he served as a Director of Baseball Operations for the Blue Jays. The club went 32-19 (13-4 Big East) and matched their win total from a year ago.

In February, UMES opens its 2016 season while looking to improve on last season’s 16 wins.

CROSS COUNTRY

Last Monday (Sept. 21), cross country runners Jennaya Hield (Freeport, Bahamas) and Jordan Leon (Baltimore) were named UMES Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Athletes of the Week for their performance at the Cappy Anderson meet. Hield took 15th overall and led the Lady Hawks to a second place finish. Leon finished 12th and guided his club to second place finish as well.

This Saturday (Oct. 3), cross country resumes its season with the Delaware State University (DSU) Farm Run Invitational.

GOLF

On Sept. 22, the men’s golf team made a historic accomplishment at the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)/Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Collegiate Challenge as they picked up their first tournament victory as a NCAA Division I program. The trio of Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.), Blair Waters (Jacksonville, Fla.), and Bryce Young (Stevensville, Md.) led the way as all three Hawks were selected to the All-Tournament team.

Last Saturday (Sept. 26), the club placed third overall in the 29th Annual National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Golf Invitational and the result was the highest finish for the Hawks since competing in the yearly event, dating back to 2010. Second-year golfers Young and Demarkis Cooper (Clinton, Md.) each finished in the top 10 overall.

On Oct. 26-27, the club goes to Petersburg, Va. where they will take part in the Virginia State University (VSU) Trojan Fall Classic.

SOFTBALL

Last Thursday (Sept. 24), the softball team revealed their 2016 spring schedule, featuring multiple tournaments in North Carolina.

“We’re looking forward to the upcoming season,” said UMES Softball head coach Sam Douglas. “Our ladies are ready for the challenges that await us this season.”

This past Saturday (Sept. 26), the Lady Hawks swept Goldey-Beacom in their fall ball finale at Hawks Field. The club won game one, 18-1, and followed up with another impressive performance in game two, 20-4.

On Oct. 17, the squad will host their annual Alumni game. On Feb. 12-14, UMES opens the season in Greensboro, N.C. where they will compete in the North Carolina A&T Aggie Invitational.

VOLLEYBALL

On Sept. 21, freshman outside hitter Zuzana Ondruskova (Bilovec, Czech Republic) took home Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Week honors after excelling at the Courtyard by Marriott Volleyball Classic, hosted by UNC Wilmington. Ondruskova was named to the All-Tournament team after tallying 46 kills and 19 digs along with three blocks, three assists, and three aces over three matches.

Last Friday (Sept. 25), the squad dropped their conference opener to MEAC preseason favorite Howard in straight sets, 3-0. Junior Haley Robinson (Honolulu, Hawaii) led the Hawks with 11 kills, seven digs and a block assist.

On Oct. 2-3, UMES stays in Princess Anne for the next two matches, starting with a 6 p.m. Friday evening matchup with the Norfolk State Spartans. The team will then play Hampton 24 hours later on Saturday.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

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Sixth Annual “Help Midway Drive Out Breast Cancer” Charity Walk

1337 Ocean Highway

Pocomoke City, MD 21851

410/957-2222

www.midwaygm.com

www.midwaytoyota.com

                                                                                                                      

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The Sixth Annual “Help Midway Drive Out Breast Cancer” Charity Walk to benefit Women Supporting Women will be held Saturday, October 3 from 10 am-3 pm at Midway Toyota in Pocomoke. Our goal this year is to raise $12,000 to help Women Supporting Women continue its work in our community. Registration begins at 10:00 am, with the walk starting at 11:00.

Joshua Nordstrom

Public Relations

Midway

443/614-6021

joshn1972@yahoo.com

 

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Atlantic General Announces Education Calendar for October 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Solutions for Senior Care 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Conference room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital

Are your concerned about your loved one? Are you trying to determine if they need some extra help at home? Do you know how to access community resources? This work shop will help you.

RSVP for this FREE workshop by calling Home Instead at 410-641-0901.

 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

6th Annual Ocean Pines Health Fair, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Open to the general public this event is jointly sponsored by Ocean Pines Association, Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. There will be many health screenings offered including Lab screening for cholesterol and glucose (requires a 12-hour fast). There will also be skin cancer checks, BP’s bone density and carotid. Location is the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway. For more information call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

 

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

 

Overeaters Anonymous 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Our group is a 12 step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child with one of these problems. We will be meeting each Sunday in Conference Room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital. There is no initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1.00 weekly. If you have any questions, contact Bett at 410-202-9078.

 

Monday, October 5, 2015
AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Apple Drug, Berlin, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. Contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Walgreens, Ocean Pines, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. Contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at 410-251-2083.

 

AGH Diabetes Support Group
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital. The support group is open to the public and meets the first Monday of every month. The speaker this month is Lou Brecht speaking on sleep apnea. For more information contact the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program at 410-641-9703.

 

CPAP Mask Fitting – appointment necessary

Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center

Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. To make an appointment, contact Robin Rohlfing at 410-641-9726.

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Rite Aid, Selbyville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Walgreens, Clarksville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn

Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop 9:30 AM to 12 PM

Snow Hill Senior Center, 4767 Snow Hill Rd, Snow Hill

A six week workshop developed by Stanford University which teaches self-management skills for those with Diabetes (or caring for someone with Diabetes). Topics discussed include menu planning, fitness and exercise and preventing low blood sugar. The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

 

YOGA 5:30 PM-6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Rite Aid, Berlin, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Rite Aid, Ocean Pines, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Diabetes Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ocean Pines Library
Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital. The support group is open to the public and meets the first Wednesday of every month. The speaker this month is Lou Brecht speaking on sleep apnea. For more information contact the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program at 410-641-9703.

 

Living Well: Cancer Thriving & Surviving 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Selbyville Library, 11 Main & McCabe Streets, Selbyville, Del. 19975

This free workshop is an evidence-based, once a week workshop (Sept. 23 – Oct. 28) for those in treatment for cancer, individuals in recovery, and caregivers to attend together. Led by trained facilitators, this workshop covers fatigue management, mind-body connection, dealing with difficult emotions and more. To register please contact Gail Mansell at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Celiac Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Support and information for those affected by celiac disease. This group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Betty Bellarin at 410-603-0210

 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529

 

Overeaters Anonymous 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Our group is a 12 step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child with one of these problems. We will be meeting each Sunday in Conference Room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital. There is no initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1.00 weekly. If you have any questions, contact Bett at 410-202-9078.

 

Monday, October 12, 2015

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NAMI Lower Shore Family Support Group 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2
This program offers shared wisdom and problem solving for family members of individuals with mental illness. This support group model is run by trained family members, and has been designed to help families effectively cope with a family member with mental illness. There is no registration or enrollment obligation necessary. The group is free. For more information contact: Carole Spurrier, NAMI Lower Shore Representative, at 410-208-4003 or carolespurrier@msn.com or Gail S. Mansell, AGH Director of Supportive Care Services, at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org

 

Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop 9:30 AM to 12 PM

Snow Hill Senior Center, 4767 Snow Hill Rd, Snow Hill

A six week workshop developed by Stanford University which teaches self-management skills for those with Diabetes (or caring for someone with Diabetes). Topics discussed include menu planning, fitness and exercise and preventing low blood sugar. The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

 

YOGA 5:30 PM-6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Living Well: Cancer Thriving & Surviving 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Selbyville Library, 11 Main & McCabe Streets, Selbyville, Del. 19975

This free workshop is an evidence-based, once a week workshop (Sept. 23 – Oct. 28) for those in treatment for cancer, individuals in recovery, and caregivers to attend together. Led by trained facilitators, this workshop covers fatigue management, mind-body connection, dealing with difficult emotions and more. To register please contact Gail Mansell at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop 9:30 AM to 12 PM

Ocean City Senior Center, 104 41st Street, Ocean City

A six week workshop developed by Stanford University which teaches self-management skills for those with Diabetes (or caring for someone with Diabetes). Topics discussed include menu planning, fitness and exercise and preventing low blood sugar. The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Care For The Entire Senior: Mind, Body and Soul 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1
Are you concerned about your aging parent? Do you want to know more about the physical and emotional signs of aging to watch for – such as loss of energy or changes in mood? Are you worried that your loved one is a risk for losing their independence? Do you want to know how to prevent or even reverse frailty? RSVP for this FREE workshop by calling Home Instead at 410-641-0901.

 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

 

Overeaters Anonymous 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Our group is a 12 step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child with one of these problems. We will be meeting each Sunday in Conference Room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital. There is no initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1.00 weekly. If you have any questions, contact Bett at 410-202-9078.

 

Monday, October 19, 2015

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at 410-251-2083.

 

Bariatric Surgery Information Night
Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room #2 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Attention Delawareans: Are you thinking about weight loss surgery but unsure of the next steps? Atlantic General Bariatric Center now provides pre-and post-surgery consultations, nutrition education, and support group meetings in Sussex County. Learn more about the surgery options available and our team-based approach to long-term weight loss success during our free seminars. Then, take a tour of Atlantic General Hospital’s surgical services department, where all bariatric surgeries are performed. Please register by calling 410-629-6470.

 

CPAP Mask Fitting – appointment necessary

Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center

Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. To make an appointment, contact Robin Rohlfing at 410-641-9726.

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

YOGA 5:30 PM-6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Alzheimer’s Support Group 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, Md.

Support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month and is open to the community. For more information contact Heather Cormack410-641-4400 x6123, or Kenneth Lewis 410-208-1701 or 410-430-4818.

 

Living Well with Hypertension Workshop 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital Conference Room 1

This is a free 2 ½ hour interactive program that teaches people with high blood pressure how to better manage the condition. It includes a blood pressure check, information about monitoring along with dietary and lifestyle suggestions. For more information or to register call Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268 – pre-registration is necessary.

 

Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop 9:30 AM to 12 PM

Snow Hill Senior Center, 4767 Snow Hill Rd, Snow Hill

A six week workshop developed by Stanford University which teaches self-management skills for those with Diabetes (or caring for someone with Diabetes). Topics discussed include menu planning, fitness and exercise and preventing low blood sugar. The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Walgreens, Bethany Beach, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Walgreens, Selbyville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton 410-641-9268

 

Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop 9:30 AM to 12 PM

Ocean City Senior Center, 104 41st Street, Ocean City

A six week workshop developed by Stanford University which teaches self-management skills for those with Diabetes (or caring for someone with Diabetes). Topics discussed include menu planning, fitness and exercise and preventing low blood sugar. The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

 

Living Well: Cancer Thriving & Surviving 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Selbyville Library, 11 Main & McCabe Streets, Selbyville, Del. 19975

This free workshop is an evidence-based, once a week workshop (Sept. 23 – Oct. 28) for those in treatment for cancer, individuals in recovery, and caregivers to attend together. Led by trained facilitators, this workshop covers fatigue management, mind-body connection, dealing with difficult emotions and more. To register please contact Gail Mansell at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Stroke Support Group 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Atlantic General Hospital Stroke Center has established a stroke support group to provide a community based environment for stroke victims/survivors and caregivers on a monthly basis. We will provide physical and emotional support in a social setting for survivors and caregivers to share their personal experiences and challenges. Coping strategies will also be discussed during these interactions. For more information contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268 or ddenton@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

 

Overeaters Anonymous 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Our group is a 12 step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child with one of these problems. We will be meeting each Sunday in Conference Room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital. There is no initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1.00 weekly. If you have any questions, contact Bett at 410-202-9078.

 

Monday, October 26, 2015

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop 9:30 AM to 12 PM

Snow Hill Senior Center, 4767 Snow Hill Rd, Snow Hill

A six week workshop developed by Stanford University which teaches self-management skills for those with Diabetes (or caring for someone with Diabetes). Topics discussed include menu planning, fitness and exercise and preventing low blood sugar. The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Living Well: Cancer Thriving & Surviving 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Selbyville Library, 11 Main & McCabe Streets, Selbyville, Del. 19975

This free workshop is an evidence-based, once a week workshop (Sept. 23 – Oct. 28) for those in treatment for cancer, individuals in recovery, and caregivers to attend together. Led by trained facilitators, this workshop covers fatigue management, mind-body connection, dealing with difficult emotions and more. To register please contact Gail Mansell at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop 9:30 AM to 12 PM

Ocean City Senior Center, 104 41st Street, Ocean City

A six week workshop developed by Stanford University which teaches self-management skills for those with Diabetes (or caring for someone with Diabetes). Topics discussed include menu planning, fitness and exercise and preventing low blood sugar. The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, call Dawn at 410-641-9268.

 

Bereavement Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

We gather the fourth Wednesday of every month. Pre-registration is not necessary. For further information, please contact Pastoral Care Services at 410-641-9725 or emailgmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

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Pocomoke City to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary!

Pocomoke City is Celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Several events will be held on Thursday, October 8th through Sunday, October 11th, 2015 to commemorate this milestone.

To kick off the event, the Sturgis One Room School will be open for tours and reenactments on Wednesday, October 7th through Friday, October 9th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The MAR-VA Theater will show “Glory” on Thursday, October 8th at 7:00pm. As usual, tickets are only $5.00.

Friday, October 9th from 5:00pm-8:00pm is the City’s official Sesquicentennial Celebration. Food will be available for purchase including turkey dinners, fish fry, hotdogs, hamburgers and desserts. Music of the decades will be performed by local band favorite, Borderline.

The crowning of Mr. & Mrs. Sesquicentennial will be held at 6:30pm. Nominees include James & Sudie Gatling, William & Diane Kerbin, Eugene & Joanne Lusby, James & Coleen Mister, Willard & Janet Stevenson and Arnold & Linda Torres. Contestants were chosen by the 150th Anniversary Committee based on their service to Pocomoke City over the past several years. This is a friendly contest to recognize these individuals for their commitment to our community.  A donation box will be placed at Enchanted Florist in Downtown Pocomoke on October 1st for residents to vote for their choice by cash donations. Voting will remain open until the night of the event. Each couple has chosen an organization to donate the funds to, should they win.

The Men’s Beard Contest returns from the town’s Centennial, 50 years ago. Prizes will be awarded to participants and winners who have grown a beard. Men without beards will be sentenced to jail and will have to raise money or make a donation to be bailed out and earn their Bare Face Permit. This event will help raise money for the Pocomoke City Rotary Club. Winners of the Beard Contest will be announced at 7:00pm.

On Saturday, October 10th from 11:00am-4:00pm the Downtown Pocomoke Association will host their Annual Downtown Pocomoke Fall Festival. This event is fun for the entire family and includes live entertainment, sidewalk vendors and food sales. Kids can enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, temporary tattoos, sidewalk chalk art, horse and pony rides, free admission to downtown museums and trick or treating with the Passport to Pocomoke game! A puppy costume parade will be held at 12:00pm and the children’s costume contest will take place onstage at 2:30pm. The Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum’s STEAM Lab will be open from 3:00pm-4:00pm.

An Antique Car Cruise-In will be held in the Downtown Pocomoke Farmers & Flea Market lot from 10:00am-2:00pm. Awards will be presented at 1:30pm.

A Night at the Opera will be held at the MAR-VA Theater that night at 7:00pm. This concert benefits the Samaritan Shelter. Live music performed by Brittany Lewis, Dr. John Wesley Wright, The Holly Grove Honors Choir, and Molly Rae LeMay. Tickets are $15.00, call 443-614-3741 to reserve yours.

On Sunday, October 11th from 2:00pm-4:00pm the Costen House Museum, home of Pocomoke City’s first mayor, will host an Ice Cream Social. This event is free to public. Donations are welcome. Fun games including croquet and horseshoes will be played in the garden.

For more information on all of these events please visit downtownpocomoke.com or call City Hall at 410-957-1333.

 

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PRMC’s Live Well Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Returns October 15 & 16

PRMC’S LIVE WELL DRIVE-THRU FLU CLINIC RETURNS OCTOBER 15 AND 16

Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Live Well “Drive-Thru” Flu Clinic is returning on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, 2015 at Arthur W. Perdue (Shorebirds) Stadium at the intersection of Route 50 and Hobbs Road in Salisbury, Maryland.  Vaccinations will be administered to individuals 13 years of age or older.  A physician’s order is not necessary.  A donation of $10.00 per vaccination is requested (cash only; exact amount is appreciated).

PRMC’s Live Well Drive-Thru Flu Clinic will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on both days.   Flu vaccinations are encouraged for persons over the age of 65, people with heart or lung disorders, immunosuppressant diseases or diabetes.  Participants are encouraged to wear a short sleeved shirt that will provide easy access to the upper arm.

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Worcester County Health Department & Town of Snow Hill to Sponsor Fun Walk

Worcester County Health Department and Town of Snow Hill

Partner to Sponsor Fun Walk

Snow Hill, MD- Fall into fitness this October and participate in the 3rd Annual Making Strides for Awareness Fun Walk to be held on Wednesday, October 7th at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, Market Street. This is a free event co-sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Snow Hill. The first 50 registrants will receive a HOPE water bottle.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while getting some physical activity with friends, family, and other community residents. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and the 1.1 mile walk will start at 5:45 p.m. This year’s Fun Walk will focus on Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. Prior to the walk, a “Five Minutes to Save a Life” CPR training will be provided by Tom Kane, Worcester County Emergency Services.

There will be a Tai Chi demonstration at 5:30 p.m. provided by James Yamakawa of Parks Martial Arts and World Taiji Boxing Association. Participants are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Health Department will be available to register individuals for the Just Walk program and provide free blood pressure screening.

Just Walk is a free, self-directed, self-reported, incentive-based physical activity program that rewards participants for mileage of physical activity accumulated. Just Walk members can earn sweatshirts, t-shirts, step counters, and more.

Pre-registration for the 3rd Annual Making Strides for Awareness Fun Walk is encouraged and participants can register by calling 410-632-0056.

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Delmarva Power Prepares for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Delmarva Power Prepares for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Storm Season Means Customers Should Review Plans, Check Supplies

OCEAN CITY, Md./ REHOBOTH, Del.  – With the start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season just a few days away, officials from Delmarva Power, area municipalities and emergency services agencies held joint news conferences in Ocean City, Md., and Rehoboth, Del., today to remind the public that it’s time to prepare for the possibility that destructive tropical weather could hit the region any time between June 1 and Nov. 30.

Meteorologists are predicting a “well-below-average” hurricane season with seven tropical storms (sustained winds of 39 mph or higher) of which three could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher).

“Despite the early prediction of a less active season, it is essential that all of us remain vigilant and be prepared for hurricane season. We want our customers to know that we are committed to an emergency response system that makes safety a priority, restores power as quickly as possible and provides customers with information on how to prepare for and deal with weather-related outages.  said Jim Smith, Delmarva Power senior public affairs manager. “We’ll be prepared to add more personnel and resources as needed and work with local governments through our Emergency Services Partnership Program to activate emergency procedures.”

Delmarva Power employees prepare for the possibility of storm-related power outages by participating in emergency drills on a regular basis. In addition, the company maintains an adequate supply of essential equipment, such as poles, wires and transformers, and stays in contact with other utilities to quickly arrange for mutual assistance in case of a natural disaster.

“We also believe that preventive maintenance is essential in reducing the potential for service interruptions caused by stormy weather,” said Smith. “We plan to invest more than $1 billion over the next several years to upgrade our electric infrastructure. We’ll also spend several million dollars this year on tree trimming near power lines to help avoid outages that can be caused by trees and limbs that fall during storms.”

Delmarva Power suggests that customers assemble an emergency kit that can be used at home and, if necessary, taken with them if they’re ordered to evacuate. Each kit should include a flashlight, battery-powered clock and radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, manual can opener, bottled water and a list of important phone numbers. All items can be placed into a large cooler which is easy to grab if a person has to leave home quickly.

Delmarva Power also provides a “Storm Preparation Handbook” that can be downloaded from its website (www.delmarva.com) or you can call Customer Care at 800-375-7117 to request a copy via mail.

Smith was joined at today’s events by Clay Stamp, Executive Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency; Joe Theobald, Ocean City’s Emergency Services Director; Fred Webster, Director of Worcester County Emergency Services; Joe Thomas, Director of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center; Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service; Sharon Lynn, City Manager of Rehoboth Beach; and Patrick Delaney, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Delmarva.

“While the last two hurricane seasons have been relatively quiet, we all remember the devastation from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, especially in the New York City area and on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore,” said Stamp. “It’s important for us to always be prepared because even in a quiet hurricane season, just one hurricane making landfall in our area can be devastating.”

“Whatever the forecast, residents and property owners should never be lulled into a sense of complacency because it only takes one storm to destroy property and threaten lives,” said Thomas. “One step residents can take ahead of hurricane season is to create a Safety Profile for their household with Sussex County’s free Smart911.com service to provide potentially critical, life-saving information up front to first responders. Profiles can contain as much or as little information as users want, including details about their properties, special medical conditions and family contacts.”

“Regardless of the seasonal hurricane forecast, it only takes one storm to cause a disaster on the Delmarva Peninsula,” said Sammler. “We should prepare as if every year will be the year of a disaster.”

Find additional information by visiting www.delmarva.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.

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