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38 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 14 - August 20, 1998 Briefly Better Breathing to meet Aug. 18 at MMH Milford Memorial Hospital hosts a free monthly Better Breath- ing support group on the third Tuesday of each month in the Re- gional R6habilitation Center's ed- ucational classroom located on the first floor. The next class will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18 Better Breathing is a community lung education and support group sponsored by Milford Memorial Hospital and the American Lung Association of Delaware for peo- ple with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and adult asthma. The program benefits anyone who has difficulty breathing, lung problems, or who just wants to ex- ercise to help improve breathing and maintain flexibility. Preregis- tration for the free program is re- quired. For more information or to preregister, call the rehabilitation and wellness department at 302- 424-5703. AmeriHealth offers free screenings AmeriHealth is promoting health, wellness and safety in Delaware by offering free blood pressure and Dermascan (sun dam- age) screening and a bike licensing program for Hickory Tree Bike Safety Day. Through its mobile van, AmeriHealth will conduct the screenings and licensings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17, at 1 Hickory Tree Lane, Selbyville. For more information on Ameri- Health or on screenings and bike licensing, or to arrange to have the AmeriHealth mobile health van for an event, call Barbara Brown at 302-777-1313. Red Cross offers training for volunteers The American Red Cross will provide disaster services training for volunteers, Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at its southern office, 1973 Bay Rofid, Milford, on the following dates: Aug. 18, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. All disaster services training is free, but preregistration is required. Options are also avail- able for self-study programs. To. register, call 302-6620, Ext. 228, or 800-777-6620, Ext. 228. Every year fire, floods, torna- does and other natural disasters randomly strike thousands of fam- ilies, such as some Sussex Coun- tians experienced during the 1998 winter storms. Lives are changed forever when families lose homes; the American Red Cross disaster volunteers assist victims in coping with their losses. "It's not a :job for amateurs," said Jeff Channeli, manager of emergency services. "It takes commitment and training. People who are willing to help and are in good health can make a real differ- ence when disaster strikes." Arthritis support group to meet at MMH Aug. 19 Milford Memorial Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation, Delaware chapter, will host an arthritis meet- ing every third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., Room 207, Grier Building, located on Sussex Avenue in Milford. The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 19. The free program is for people with arthritis and for their family and friends. For more informa- tion, call 800-292-9599. CHEER to host workshop on depression Aug. 31 The Georgetown CHEER Senior Center will sponsor a free commu- nity workshop on depression in older adults on Monday, Aug. 31. The program was developed by the National Council on the Aging and Pfizer Inc. Discussion topics will include recognizing symptoms and signs of depression vs. normal ag- ing; talking with a doctor about de- pression; depression and other chronic medical conditions; de- pression and personal loss; and treatment options. For more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 856-5187. EMT courses offered at Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital will offer two courses in emergency medical treatment; both begin in Septem- ber. A basic emergency medical technician (EMT), six-month course for national registration will begin Monday, Sept. 14. Classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, at the Georgetown Fire School, until Feb. 13. Preregistration and a deposit are required. The cost is $425 for members of a fire company or am- bulance squad, or who have active military status; the fee. is $525 for other students. Tuition includes the cost of the text and national registry examina- tion. Bayhealth Medical Center will also offer a bridge course to those who are already ambulance atten- dants or who have EMT status but who wish to upgrade their skills and become nationally registered. Following successful comple- tion of a written and practical ex- amination Thursday, Sept. 10, par- ticipants may take Classes from 7 to 10 p.m., Tuesdays and Thurs- days, Sept. 15 to Nov. 26, at the Lewes fire hall. Preregistration and a deposit are required for the bridge classes. The cost is $225 for members of a fire company or ambulance squad or who are active in the military; the tee is $325 for other students. Tuition includes the cost of the text and national registry exam. Checks should be made payable to Bayhealth Medical Center, which will also accept several ma- jor credit cards for payment. Payments may be mailed to Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital, EMT Training Center, 531 S. Governor's Ave., Dover, DE 19901. For more information, call 302- 674-7972. Delivered to the Privacy of Your Home/Office Via Fax Consultation Phone: 1-800-586-1715 or Web Addresss: www.cymedic.com Coastal Psychiatric Group The Source For Comprehensive Mental Health Care In Southern Delaware 1532 Savannah Road Suite B Lewes, DE 644-2770 FREE ANONYMOUS HIV TESTING Sussex County AIDS Committee, Inc. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY Hearing Aids are now a part of the Digital Revolution. Siemenv, the world " largest heating aid manufacturer and global leader in (h'gitd sound ptesMng te'hnoiog, introduces" PRLSMA%/ts fidly digital hearing aid designed to help improre the way you hear. 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