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34 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 6 - November 12, 1998 AIDSentr,00 Epidemic may have slowed blJt gri,t: still an issue Mallinson to speak at Nov. 7 AIDS workshop The Sussex County AIDS Com- mittee will sponsor a three-hour workshop titled, "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables: Addressing AIDS- Related Multiple Losses," at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in Fellow- ship Hall, Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach. The presentation and workshop is appropriate for both HIV-posi- tire and HIV-negative people, health-care providers and those with limited knowledge of AIDS. The workshop will provide con- stmctive ways to deal with grief and loss, especially how it relates to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Kevin Mallinson, M.S.N., R.N., A.C.R.N., earned his bachelor's degree in nursing from the Uni- versity Of Miami and his master of science degree in nursing, with a specialty in AIDS, from Johns Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set for May 7 The Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will be held at Sussex Pines Coun- try Club May 7. Golfers are now reserving their spots, because last year's tourna- ment was sold out in January. The tournament features better ball of two and has prizes for, net and gross winners. Tickets for golfers are $60 each; luncheon tickets are available for those who do not want to golf. For more informa- tion or to make a reservation, call Dolores Springer at 945-8652. The event, sponsored by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, donates all pro- ceeds to Mammography of Delaware; 100 percent of the funds are used for fighting breast cancer. FREE HIV TESTING SITES Cancer in Common meets Tuesday, Nov. 10 Kim Westcott, registered dieti- cian at Beebe Medical Center, will Know your terms The term aerobic means "with oxygen," as opposed to anaerobic, which means "without oxygen." Aerobic exercise is any activity that. creates an increased demand for oxygen over an extended peri- od of time, such as walking, jog- ging, cycling, cross-country ski- ing or aerobic exercise. Submitted by Robert Cairo, licensed physical therapist, Tidewater Physical Therapy, 945-511 I. Hopkins University in Baltimore. His thesis focused on the experi- ence of AIDS-related, multiple losses. Currently he is a full-time student in a nursing doctoral pro- gram at Johns Hopkins. "Throughout the HIV epidemic in the United States, gay men have suffered untold losses of ac- quaintances, friends and lovers," said Mallinson. "Research to date suggests that if not addressed, the grief respons- es may become complicated; the overlapping bereavements unre- solved. "The effected individuals and communities are exhibiting esca- lating substance use, irrational risk-taking and a deepening sense of despair. Few services ade- quately address these unique problems and fewer still are de- veloped for uninfected survivors," said Mallirrson. The Sussex County AIDS Com- mittee (SCAC) presentation and interactive workshop will explore present information about nutri- tion at the next meeting of Cancer in Common, a spiritually based support group. The group, which gathers the second Tuesday of each month, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave., Re- hoboth Beach. The group's purpose is to pro- vide a Christian environment for people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Meetings are open to anyone who is a cancer survivor or cur- rently fighting cancer, and people close to them. For more informa- tion, call the group's coordinator, Kaye Webb at 645-9711. November Monday, Nov. 9 ,. Public Health, Georgetown 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 856-5135 Tuesday, Nov. 10 Public Health, Milford 9 a.m.-3 p.m,, appt. only, 856-5135 KCCS, Dover l l a.m.-7 p.m., 302-69%4494 Wednesday, Nov. 11 Shipley State Service Center 9 a.m.-3 p.m., appt. only 628-2000 Laurel State Service Center 10 a.m.-Noon. 875-2289 Thursday, Nov. 12 Children and Families First Noon-2 p.m., 856-2388 Sussex County AIDS Committee 4-6 p.m., 644-1090 Friday, Nov. 13 Public Health, Lewes 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., appt. only 856-5 t35 the real-life meaning of an epi- demic and guide the participants to identify practical and effective ways that they may maintain their health and well-being. The im- pact upon prevention strategies will also be explored. "The workshop will not" be as academic as it may sound,' ............ said Glenn Pruitt, SCAC executive di- rector. "It will have many practi- cal applica- tions." Pruitt also PRUITT stressed the importance of the subject matter, especially at this point of the HIV epidemic. "Early in the epidemic, we all were in 'crisis mode.' We strug- gled to keep up with the care of our family members and friends with AIDS. We were attending far too many funerals. "With the advances in medical treatments and the decline in the death rat due to AIDS, some peo- ple think that grief workshops are no longer necessary," said Pruitt. "I disagree. Now we finally have the time to deal with some of those emotional issues that were forced to the back burner before." Though the presentation will fo- cus on the experience of the gay community with the HIV epidem- ic, the material is appropriate for many individuals and groups. Although the workshop is free, preregistration is required by call- ing the SCAC office at 644-1090. A light luncheon will be served following the workshop. Editor's dote: This article reprinted as a courtesy of "SCAC News." BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY PHYSICIAN Steven H. Berkowitz, D.O. An Independent, Private Practitioner. Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily * Accepting patients ages 2 and up. Participating with most insurance companies. Long Nck Professional Center, Suite B Long Neck Road, Millsboro, Delaware By Appointment Only 302-945-7200 WE HAVE MOVED! , (NEXT TO HAIR DIMENSIONS) Hospital to home: FREE DELIVERY & CONSULTATIONS 18 PEDDLERS VILLAGE, ROUTE 24, LEWES, DE 302-645-7500 Information courtesy of SCAC