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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, MAY 13 - MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 6S I 2011 Del The Kids Count in Delaware- Families Count in Delaware 2011 Fact Book was released May 9 at the Chase Center on the River- front in Wilmington. This issue represents the 16th year for the Kids Count-Families Count project to monitor the well-being of children and fami- lies in Delaware. Trend data within Delaware in the past year has remained steady or shown improvement in seven of 10 national indicators. While still well above the U.S. average, Delaware's percentage of low-birth-weight babies de- creased this year for the second time since the mid-1980s. Also, the infant mortality rate for Delaware dropped for a third year in a row. While the 2011 Fact Book uses illustrate a number of en- couraging changes, it also high- lights areas of concern.. This year's Fact Book features a special-focus section on Chil- dren, Poverty, and America's Re- cession to examine how the lives of children and their families have been impacted by recent economic changes. Lasting effects of the recent re- cession increased the number of Delaware children living in poverty to a rate of 15.2 percent for the 2008-10 time period, an increase of 2.1 percent from the last reporting period (2007-09). Children are classified as living in poverty based on federal threshold figures which are up- dated annually. Other indicators which demonstrate an increased and ongoing need among Delaware children include alarge rise in utilization of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (57,294 households served to date in 2011) and the Free and Re- duced School Lunch Program (an-all time high of 47 percent of Senior center offers. fitness, fundraiser The Cape Henlopen Senior Center will hold Monday after- noon Zumba fitness classes from 3 to 4 p.m., starting May 9.. Members' cost for the six- week dass is $30, while non- members wiU pay $60. The in- structor is Margo Faircloth. A Bob Evans Community Fundraiser to benefit the Cape Henlopen Senior Center will take place from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 12. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales when patrons present a coupon. Stop by the senior center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth, to pick up a coupon. For more information, call 302- 227-2055. May 9 students). One of 53 similar projects throughout the United States and the U.S. land territories funded by the Annie E. Casey Founda- tion, Kids Count in Delaware is l oused in the Center for Com- munity Research and Service at the University of Delaware and led by a board of committed and concerned child and family ad- vocates from the public and pri- vate sectors. Since 1995, Kids Count in Delaware has been reporting on the status of children in Delaware and, working with the state of Delaware since 1998, has been monitoring the health and well-being of children and their families. Copies of the 2011 Fact Book are available by calling 302-831- 4966, emailing kidscount@ udeLedu or visiting www.dekid- FURNITURE List $1,055 FREE local delivery!" 12-month speciaT, , , :financing is availatne: We have your lift chair in stock and ready for fast delivery! FREE Heat &Massage with a special order! Expires 5/31/11 FREE Guardsman Fabric Protection on any lift recliner! Expires 5/31/11 Ask for a CASH DISCOUNT, plus get a FREE gift with any lift chair test drivel High way 9, 4 miles east of Georgetown, DE .302. 856. 6365 www. beschefurniture, corn "Free delivery of any lift chair purchased in May 2011, within Delaware and up !o 25 miles from our store. _[r ee removal of a displa ,~d chairw~nen we delivery a new lift chair. Fast delivery usually with n a coup e of days of any m stock lift chair purchaseo in May Z01"l, WlO'lln uelaware aee up to zo miles 1tom our store, Free offers are not applicab e to prior or pendin~ orders and cannot be cornblhed with any other discounts or special offers. Sale prices are not - applicable to prior or bending orders. Dmit one free gift per household. *See store for details, subject to credit approval