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42 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 27 - December 3, 1998 Video offers Medicare infer nation In an ongoing effort to assist Medicare beneficiaries affected by the Medicare HMO withdraw- al, Delaware Insurance Commis- sioner Donna Lee Williams an- nounced this week that she is making additional information available. "To date, we have conducted 13 public information meetings, four call-in radio talk shows, numerous interviews and mailed close to 4,000 information packets to callers to meet the informational needs of the affected Medicare beneficiaries," Williams said. "Starting today, we are bringing 'the information into people's homes via television." Williams collaborated with the federal government on a video program production titled "Medicare in Delaware." Pro- duced by the Federal Health Care Financing Administration, "Medicare in Delaware" gives an in-depth yet easy to understand CPR recertification class starts Thursday, Dec. 3 Beebe Medical Center is offer- ing a cardiopulmonary resuscita- tion (CPR) recertification course, from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Dec. 3. The cost is $25 and is open only to those currently certi- fied in CPR. For more information or to register, call 645-3248. Holiday of Lights set at Beebe Dec. 7 Beebe Medical Center will hold its third annual Holiday of Lights Celebration at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, on the front lawn of the hospital. The tree will be decorated with multicolored lights and will re- main lighted throughout the holi- day season. Funds raised this year overview of Medicare ben- eficiaries' op- tions. "This is a great effort on the part of the federal govern- ment to help Delaware Medicare ben- WILLIAMS eficiaries make the decisions that are right for them," Williams said. The program will air on local cable television stations through- out the state for the next few weeks. "I highly commend Subur- ban Cable, WITN, Comcast Cable and Tristate Cablecom for helping us bring this program to the pub- lic, and in turn, urge the newspa- pers, television and radio stations to announce the air times," she added. Also, a copy of the video will be sent to all Elderinfo coun- seling sites and will be available to other senior centers upon re- will benefit the nursery at Beebe Medical Center. Refreshments will be served and there will be carolling by the Beebe Medical Center Chorus. To purchase a light in honor of or in memory of friends or family, call Beebe Medical Foundation at 644-2900 or stop in at its office, 902 Savannah Road, Lewes. quest as well. The program will run on Media- corn Cabletime in Millsboro, Dagsboro, Frankford, Selbyville, Roxana, Omar, Bayard, Clarksville, Millville, Ocean View, Bethany, Middlesex and Rehoboth areas in Sussex County on Channel 36 every weekday at 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 11. The program will also be aired at 6 p.m., Mondays, and at 7 p.m., Thursdays, Nov. 30 to Dec. 31, on Comcast Cable, Channel 4. Across the country, HMO com- panies have canceled their con- tracts with the federal government to deliver Medicare to" seniors, ef- fective Jan. 1. In Delaware, 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries are affected. When Medicare is not in its ju- risdiction, the insurance depart- ment can provide information and counseling through its Elderinfo program. 9 p.m. The'next program is Dec. 3. Certified childbirth instructors conduct classes for the program designed to assist the expectant family who has experienced a pre- vious cesarean birth. For more in- formation, call 645-3726. Alzheimer's group meets Dec. 3 An Alzheimer's support group is offered at Lewes Convalescent Center at 2 p.m., on the first Thursday Of every month. For . more information, call 645-6606. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean set Dec. 3 Beebe Medical Center offers a new childbirth program, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, the first Thursday of each month from 7 to e world of business is ruthless, cruel and cut-throat. Do you the heart for it? t/u've to have what it takes to suc- got - /ced. Aad part of that is good, lid health. Thafs what we're all about. We provide you with a highly personalized program dat wdl help imp .... your fit ..... l] Nov/ and nutrition. In fact, we'll even ]l You Can Pa: give you two free sessions with a [ M0nth y quahfied personal trainer. Now L-------- that ought to make your heart race. 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