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CAPE , Friday, April 25- May I, 1997 - 32 ! / Manor House wellness center breaks ground April 29 The Methodist Manor House, a Seaford continuing care retire- ment community, will break ground for its new wellness center and Henlopen Wing of apartments Tuesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. The new wing, slated for com- pletion in mid-1998, is a part of the retirement community's multi- million dollar renovation and ex- pansion program begun in 1990. This $1.5 million capital project will include $300,000 for renova- tions to the present health center and $1.2 million for a wellness center for Manor House residents, as well as for seniors in the Sussex County community. Plans for community use also include programs coordinated with local and national organiza- tions focusing on arthritis, heart disease, mental health and related issues which affect the health and well-being of seniors. With wellness as a priority at Manor House, the center will house a new heated therapy and activities pool, exercise equip- ment, and a hydrotherapy tub in a Hearts and flowers Washington Hospital cardiolo- gists suggest a gift for the heart on Mother's Day - a Women's Heart Health Kit. The information and special items in the kit could help to save the life of someone spe- cial. Although most Americans think that heart disease affects primarily men, women are also at risk. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, and more than 30 million women are riving with the effects of heart disease, high blood pres- sure and stroke, In women, heart disease gener- ally develops after menopause when the protective effect of es- trogen is gone. But while most people are familiar with the typi- therapies center. In addition to providing its users the opportunity for independent exercise, the well- ness center will offer physician prescribed "dry-land" therapy un- der the supervision of licensed professional physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists, in an environ- ment designed and equipped to enhance rehabilitation. An adult day care will be avail- able to serve the local community. An exercise room, furnished with appropriate workout equipment, will be located adjacent to a thera- py suite. The heated pool will be accessi- ble to the handicapped. The hy- drotherapy tub will be large enough to accommodate both pa- tient and therapist, or a group seat- ed around the perimeter. Separate locker rooms with rest rooms, showers, and individual lockers will be available for men and women, encouraging use by seniors in the Sussex County com- munity, as well as by Manor House residents. To be located on the western side of the Manor House property, immediately adjacent to Nanti- coke Memorial Hospital, the new wing will be connected to the ex- isting Manor House building on three floors, with the wellness fa- cility housed in the first floor and a total of 20 apartments on the up- per two floors. The apartments will be avail- able in three different configura- tions: a one-bedroom-with den apartment with 910 sq. ft.; a two- bedroom unit with 1,015 sq. ft. and a two-bedroom with den unit with 1,265 sq. ft. Residency counselor Karen Kil- lian advises, "Although most units have already been reserved, just the apartment you've been look- ing for still may be available!" All apartments include a screened-in balcony, two bath- rooms, walk-in closets, complete- ly equipped kitchens, and spa- cious laundry and storage areas. At the groundbrealdng, coun- selors will answer questions, share floor plans, and give tours of the on Mother's Day may be the gift of life cal warning sign of a heart attack in men - crushing chest pain that moves down the left arm - the signs of heart disease in women are more subtle and develop over a longer period of time. Women often experience extreme fatigue and shortness of breath rather than crushing pain. Yet they ignore these symptoms for days, months, even years because they do not recognize them as important symptoms of heart disease. The Women's Heart Health Kit includes a heart assessment quiz; an information booklet about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease; heart healthy recipes; coupons; and a bookmark with an important reminder about woad of business is ruthless, cruel and cut-throat. Do you have the heart for it? ealth 'w 't t lmve wlmt it tak t "ue" . A=i ,dm . SoM,,ohd 'I1'. ,, .,.'r. all ,d,out. W. pid. you ith, hiOlly p.,n ",li pro-,m t6t will hdp improve your fitnw nutrltiaa. In fact, we'll a | N0w | giw you two fr .ionJ with The Firm Health Club, inc. One On One Personalized Training Cardiovascular Conditioning Diet Counseling Camelot Sbop# Center- (302) 227-83 women's warning signs: This Mother's Day, give a gift that could last a lifetime. Call (202) 877-DOCS for a free Women's Heart Health KiL campus, located on 40 acres along the Nanticoke River. The Methodist Manor House is a nationally accredited continuing care retirement communi%. FREE Health Seminar from Beebe Medical Center SPEAKER: Dr. Hugo Davalos Orthopedic Surgeon LOCATION: The Sussex FamilyYMCA Rehoboth Beach TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Beebe Medical Center This is a free seminar. Please call 645-3332 to register. 424 Savannah Rd,, Lewes, DE THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997 For more information of the groundbrealdng and the new Hen- lopen Wing apartments and well- ness center, call the Manor House J at 629-4593. 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