Beebe Medical Center Reaches Out to the Community
Beebe Medical Center, focused on improving health in the communities it serves, regularly offers educational programs, free health screenings, and forums for support groups. The goal is to support people in their effort to improve and maintain their health and quality of life.
FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Every Wednesday at Three Locations
1 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m.
Free, finger-stick, glucose screenings are offered every Wednesday at three locations. No appointments are necessary. The results of these screenings can indicate whether a patient needs to see a physician for evaluation for diabetes. They are not intended for diabetes management.
Beebe Lab Express: (302) 645-3568
Beebe Medical Center, 1st Floor, East entrance
Beebe Lab Express: (302) 645-3010 ext. 2444
The Beebe Health Campus, Route 24
Beebe Lab Express-Milton: (302) 684-8579
611 Federal Street, Milton
CAPE SENIOR CENTER
11 Christian Street
Second Tuesday of Each Month
" Blood pressure screenings every month
" Glucose/cholesterol screenings offered periodically: Bone density screenings offered periodically
Contact Bernita at (302) 227-2055.
Beebe's Community Health Department supports our charitable mission to encourage healthy living and prevent illness among residents and visitors to our community. Beebe provides a range of free health screenings throughout our community, including blood pressure, cholesterol, osteoporosis, and skin and prostate cancer screenings. To schedule screenings for your group or event, please contact Beebe Medical Center's Community Health Department at 645-3337.
CAREGIVERS' SUPPORT GROUP
Third Thursday of Each Month
A support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related diseases meets at The Gull House (Bay Mart Shopping Center, opposite Spring Lake, Rehoboth). For further information, please
call Kathleen Graham Frey at (302) 226-2160.FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP
For further information please contact Beebe Medical Center's Integrative Health Department
at (302) 645-3528.
DIABETES INSULIN PUMP SUPPORT GROUP
If you wear an insulin pump or are interested in learning about wearing a pump, come join us. A support group provides an opportunity to meet others who also live with diabetes and share concerns. Beebe Medical Center's Certified Diabetes Educators will be available to answer questions. For further information, please call (302) 947-2500.
MENDED HEARTS SUPPORT GROUP
Third Tuesday of Each Month at 2 p.m.
McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building, next to the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24.
January 20: Guest speaker John Achey, exercise specialist, will be presenting a program entitled Exercises for Foul Winter Weather.
Beebe Medical Center offers CPR, ACLS (advanced cardiac life support), and PALS (pediatric advanced life support) classes. For further information and to sign up please call the Education Department at (302) 645-3248.
Diabetes educational programs are offered three times each month for persons newly diagnosed and those who need a refresher course for managing their disease. An 8-hour diabetes self-management education series is presented as four 2-hour classes or as two 4-hour classes each month. Both provide the ADA standard curriculum for healthy eating, increasing activity, monitoring blood glucose, taking medications, healthy coping, problem solving, and preventing complications. Programs also are offered in the Spanish language, and Certified Diabetes Educators teach all classes. Contact: Wound Care Services/Diabetes Management Department at the Beebe Long Neck Health Center, 32060 Long Neck Road; telephone (302) 947-2500.
THESE FREE CLASSES, SPONSORED BY BEEBE'S INTEGRATIVE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WILL BE HELD AT THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY AT THE MEDICAL ARTS BUILDING, RT. 24 CAMPUS. TO REGISTER CALL (302) 645-9150.
MEDITATION AND HAND DRUMMING
Cheyenne Luzader, MS
Tuesday, January 20: 3 p.m. -- 4 p.m.
Learn the ancient art of drumming to relieve stress and increase energy. Drums available or bring your own.
Phyllis Kelly, Trained Laughter Leader
Wednesday, January 28: 3 p.m. -- 4 p.m.
Laughter is fun, contagious, and creates a natural state of euphoria. This series of simple laughter
exercises and gentle yoga breathing has grown into an international health phenomenon.
ACUPRESSURE SELF-CARE FOR STRESS & PAIN
Cheyenne Luzader, MS
Tuesday, February 10: 3 p.m. -- 4 p.m.
Acupressure is based on the same principles as acupuncture but uses the fingers to stimulate key
points on the skin which activate the body's natural self-healing process.
HEALING THROUGH LISTENING: ATTENDING TO THE SPIRIT
Rev. Keith Goheen, Chaplain, Beebe Medical Center
Tuesday, February 17: 3 p.m. -- 4 p.m.
Attentive, non-judgmental listening helps to open our spiritual ears to those around us. This program offers an introduction to the skills used in creating openhearted spaces for spiritual and emotional healing.
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Mark Your Calendars: Saturday, March 21
More information to come on this event that was so popular last year.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org