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Briefly Sexual abuse support group to begin in January Terri Pierce, a licensed clinical social worker and Coastal Psychi- atric Group team member, is now interviewing clients for the Sur- vivors of Sexual Abuse Group Therapy Program. This program is for adult females who have sur- vived childhood sexual abuse. Sessions will take place Tuesday evenings starting in January. The group will meet weekly at 6 p.m. at 1532 Savannah Rd., Lewes. The program is designed to pro- vide survivors with a safe, struc- tures and therapeutic experience. There are four weeks of education, followed by group therapy ses- sions where one learns the coping skills necessary to begin the heal- ing process. The program consists of 36 weekly sessions lasting approxi- mately 75 minutes each. Upon completion of the program, gradu= ates are eligible to participate in an aftercare support group at no cost. For more information, call Coastal Psychiatric Group at 644- 2770. Arthritis Foundation elects officer, directors The Arthritis Foundation, Delaware chapter, recently held its annual meeting at the DuPont Country Club at which officers and directors for 1998 were elect- ed. Serving the chapter for a one- year term are: Robert G. Hackett, Jr., president of J.A. Montgomery as board chairman; Judy McKin- ney-Cherry of InfoSystems as executive vice chairman; Robin Fisher of First State Community Action Agency as Sussex County vice chairman; Patricia Rodriguez as Kent County vice chairman; Dr. Peter Rocca as medical vice chair- man and Phillip Carter of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware as treasurer. New directors were also elected to serve a three-year term. The directors are: Fritz Ackerman of Wilmington Trust Co.; John Curtis of J.A. Montgomery; Virginia Fedele and John Kleitz of Brighton Suites; Jim Lloyd of Universal Outdoor; Vince Stellini of InfoSystems; Dr. David Sowa and Robert Turner from State Farm Insurance. To volunteer for the foundation, raising money for research and helping people affected by arthritis live more comfortably, call 1-800- 292-9599. Millsboro center hosting Dec. 30 open house The staff of the Beebe Medical Center Health Center in Miilsboro will hold a holiday open house on Ttiesday, Dec. 30. Drs. Joseph Black and Paul Gor- tin, nurse practitioner Jane Gov- atos, and the entire staff of the health center will offer tours of the facility from 4 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will also be avail- able. The staff at the heath center has been seeing patients at its new location at 232 Mitchell St., suite 301, in Millsboro, since May 12. Bayhealth welcomes new surgeons Bayhealth Medical Center-Mib ford Memorial Hospital has added to its staff surgeons Sandra L. Miller, M.D. and Stephen M. Gemmett, M.D. Both doctors will see patients at Delaware Bay Surgical Services in Milford and Lewes. Miller, specializing in general surgery, com- pleted her resi- dency at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She is a graduate of the University of North Caroli- na at Chapel Hill, and re- MILLER ceived her graduate degree from North Carolina State University. Gemmett completed a fellow- ship in vascular surgery at the Uni- versity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his intern- ship and residency at Brown Uni- versity in Rhode Island, and he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. Gemmett was the executive chief resident in General Surgery HELPING HANDS Helping Hands is a new Respite Care Program from the Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and DHSS Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. Helping Hands offers an occasional respite opportunity for caregivers of persons between the ages of 18 and' 59 living with physical disabilities. Some of these services include: Personal care Light household duties Education/Instruction Companionship you or someone you know  CHRI CARE If qualifies for "Helping Hands,"  VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION call us at 1-888-862-0001. GAZETTE, Friday, December 26 - January 1, 1998 - 35 at Brown Uni- versity and was awarded the Thompson Award-Best Chief" Resident at Brown Uni- versity in 1996. To make an appointment with Miller or GEMMETT Gemmet, call 645-3712 or 424- 7781. Diabetes paying for your supplies. Test Strips-Monitors, t Lancets- Lancing Devices Call Express-Med now... 1-800-678-5733 *Medicare recipients must be on injectable insul{n to qualify. We Specialize in New Year's Resolutions/ Take control of your health and appearance in 1998... you can change your life with a little help from Rick's! Lose those holiday pounds with a safe, sane, and fun-filled exercise program conducted by a certified personal trainer. Stop by anytime for a no-pressure consultation. 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