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II 111| !1,, i   i L WIL i j  , flU|l|llllll! , .till IlllJllllmRiijllJlllmlll bww. ............ wl|l  .......... 1, t ........  .....  ...................... 44 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 10 - October 16, 1997 October designated "ain Injury Awareness Montl'00 Gov. Thomas R. Carper and Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner have des- ignated October as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Delaware. Gov. Carper. who last month signed the proclamation before a gathering of Delaware's traumatic brain injury (TBI) community, praised the Brain Injury Associa- tion of Delaware (BIAD) for its work as an advocate for people with brain injuries, its efforts to obtain community-based services for TBI survivors and their fami- lies,, and its efforts to promote prevention of brain injury through public awareness, education and legislation. "'Traumatic brain injury is the fastest growing cause of disabili- ties in the nation," Carper said. "As emerging medicine and neu- rosurgical tech- niques have improved for severe injuries, more people are living with a wide range of disabilities. The obvious next step is to ensure CARPER that survivors have the best quali- ty of life possible. Delaware's TBI survivors are fortunate to have" an organization such as BIAD work- ing on their behalf." Carper also presented BIAD president Seymour "Sy" London- er of Hockessin with the associa- tion's third annual "Citizen of the Year" award. Londoner was hon- ored for his commitment to improving the daily lives of Delaware's brain-injured citizens. He was instrumental in the found- ing of the Delaware chapter of the national Brain Injury Association in 1985 and has served as its pres- ident since the beginning. Londoner announced he was stepping down from his position as BIAD president to devote his time to raising funds to build a nonprofit, long-term care facility for brain and spinal cord injury survivors at Peach Tree Acres near Lewes. In Delaware, 150 citizens will have a head injury this year. It is the leading cause of death for Americans under 45 years of age and about 373,000 people are hos- pitalized each year as a result of brain injury. Of these, 99,000 individuals sustain moderate to severe brain injuries resulting in lifelong disabling conditions. Vehicle crashes, violence, falls and sports are the leading causes of brain injury. Brain tumors, strokes and aneurysms may also cause brain injuries. It can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age." According to Londoner, the only cure for brain injury is pre- vention. The proper use of a hel- met while biking, in-line skating, or skateboarding reduces the inci- dence of brain injury by more than 75 percent. The proper use of seat- belts, airbags, pedestrian cross- ings and sidewalks also reduces the instances of brain injury. The Delaware association is attempting to bring attention to the needs of this growing popula- tion. For more information, con- tact Eve Tolley at 539-5770. Women's cardiac risk topic of Oct. seminar Beebe Medical Center will pro- vide a free "Focus on Health" seminar at Beebe Medical Cen- ter's Adult Day Care Center, Gull House, in Rehoboth Beach, on Thursday, Oct. 30. Pravin Gohel, M.D., will facilitate "Wo- men and Car- GOHEL diac Disease" from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information about the seminar or to register, call 645- 3332. Oct. 16 meningitis will remain 644-1595. The new office will open on seminar canceled Oct. 13. Patients are asked to call Beebe Medical Center's free and verify their appointments. seminar, "Meningitis and Other , Infections," slated for Thursday, Oct. 16, at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, is can- celed. Sussex Chiropractic Center to relocate Allen Foster announced the relocation of Sussex Chiropractic Center from 1201 C Savannah Road to Kingsway Professional Center, Suite 102, 750 King's Highway, near Queen Anne's rail- road station. The new office will be equipped with chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, nutritional counsel- ing and state-of-the-art x-ray equipment. The telephone number SAVE 0% MEN'S, LADLES' & CHILDREN'S SHOES FIRST QUALITY FOOTWEAR AT A DISCOUNT Healing Arts Expo slated Oct. 11 Star Bright is presenting the Healing Arts Expo at the Univer- sity of Delaware's Virden Center in Lewes on Saturday, Oct. l I, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be an array of practi- tioners from massage, reflexolo- gy, Reiki, therapeutic touch, her- bology and more. For more information, call Agnes Brennan at 302-761-9682. Featuring: Sebago Docksides Keds * Trotters Sperry Top-Sider Tretorn * Etonic New Balance Clarks of England Wigwam Reebok * Rockport * Grasshoppers Best selection from over 15,000 pairs in stock. Men's sizes: N 9-14, M 6 I/2-15, W 6 1/2-14. WW 8-14. Women's sizes: N 6-10. M 5-1 I, W 6-10 Children's 10-3 and Boy's sizes 3 1/2-6 -- LOCATIONS -- Route 1, Ames Plaza, Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-5828 Route 1 at West Virginia Ave. (4 streets north of MD llne on ocean side) Fenwick Island, DE 302-539-4599  save ....... save FAMILY PHYSICIAN Steven H. Berkowitz, D.O. Long Neck Professional Center Suite B, Long Neck Road Millsboro, Delaware ~ Accepting New Patients ~ By Appointment Only 302-945-7200 I 9r Saturday, October 11, 1997 * 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the * University of Delaware Virden Center in Lewes, Delaware $5.00 Donation at Door (Part proceeds donated to Delaware Wellness Community) OPENING DRUMMING CEREMONY 10:00 A.M. Guest Speaker: Agnes M. Brennan Bachelor of Arts Degree - Behav. 8. 2 Years Nursing Volunteer Rape Crisis, Child, Inc. Board of Directors Animal Humane Society Delaware Task Force Against Aids Delaware Tech Instructor SERVICES OFFERED -- MOST UNDER $20. Aura Photography Foot Reflexology Massage Holistic Health Practitioners Native American Herbs Reiki Intuitive Readings Therapeutic Touch Astrology P/us: Herbs, Crysta/s, Art, Jewe/ry, Ange/s, Books and much, much more. DOOR PRIZES AND DRAWINGS