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20 - CAPE GAZETTE, Tuesday, Jan. 4 - Jan. 6, 2005 / Lifeline offers stroke screenings in Lewes Jan. 11 Life Line Screening will offer stroke screenings beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Lewes Senior Center. A stroke, also known as a brain attack, is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women. Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke canbe greatly reduced. Screenings are fast, painless and low cost. They involve ultra- sound technology and scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries that can lead to a stroke; aortic aneurysms that can lead to a ruptured aorta; and Priscilla Jones named in medic Priscilla Jones BS, RN, was re- centl listed in the 2004-05 "Who's Who in Medicine and Health- care." The "Who's Who" pro- vides information on more than 25,000 of the most accomplished men and women whose achieve- ments place them in the forefront of health-care systems across the United States. Jones is .the profes- sional and community outreach nurse liaison for Compassionate Care Hospice in Sussex County. Jones was recognized for out- standing ad- ministrative planning and clinical experi- ence in Delaware working with Delmarva Rur- al Ministries, Beebe Medical JONES Center and Sussex Counseling Services as well as with Compassionate Care Hospice. hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered for men and women, is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis. Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening ::tl 'Who's Who' Jones holds her professional It- censure in Delaware and Mary- land. Additionally, she served on a number of successful health-re- lated advisory committees that help change the landscape of health-care delivery in Delaware and in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Jones was also listed in the 2002-03 and 2003-04 "Who's Who in America," the 2000-01 "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare," and the 1993 "Who's Who in American Nursing." Body Works Sussex County Council supports local Easter Seals Sussex County Councilrecently presented Easter Seals of Delaware and Maryland's Easter Shore with a check for $250,000 to help fund the construction of a new facility in Georgetown. The new facility, set for completion in 2006, will consolidate and expand the services Easter Seals currently provides to its community in Sus- sex County. The total cost of the new construction project will ex- ceed $7 million. Easter Seals offers day services, rehabilitation therapies and assis- tire technology to nearly 900 resi- dents of Sussex County in five fa- cilities. An additional 2,000 resi- dents receive indirect services such as information and refierral services, equipment loans, and professional and public education activities. The construction of this facility will help Easter Seals meet its goal of doubling the number of individuals v/ith disabilities it cur- rently serves. "The true measure of any orga- nization's worth is demonstrated in how it impacts the community in which it operates, thanks the Sussex County Council for their support," said Sandy Tuttle, presi- dent and CEO of Easter Seals of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Easter Seals. "We must have the support of the community if Easter Seals is to meet the growing needs of Sussex Countians with disabilities," Tut- fie said. "With council's generous gift, our vision is one step closer to reality." According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2000 census, 22 percent of the residents of Sussex County have a disability, compared to 18.2 percent of Delaware as a whole. Sussex County's population, which grew by an astounding 38 percent in the 1990s, continues to rapidly increase with much of that growth in the 65 years and older category. With this older popula- tion comes an increased incidence of disability and greater need for services. The construction of the new facility will allow Easter Seals to adequately accommodate Sussex County's ever-rising popu- lation; it will employ approxi- mately 80 people at the new site. package, including the stroke/carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm and ankle brachial index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is $109. Sign-up for a complete vascular package, including the osteOporo- sis screening and pay only $129. Life Line Screening was estab- lished in 1993, and has since be- come the nation's leading provider of vascular screenings. The noninvasive, inexpensive and painless ultrasound tests help peo- ple identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physician to begin preventive procedures. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 800-697-9721. 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