Community Briefs 6/10/21 | Cape Gazette | #insurance | #seniors | #elderly
Long Neck UMC free lunch June 12
Long Neck United Methodist Church will serve a free lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers with sides from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 12. Everyone is welcome. Long Neck UMC is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro.
Leap Frog 50K/100K bike tour set June 12
The Downstate Delaware Striders & Riders will host the Leap Frog 50K/100K Bicycle Tour beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 12.
The non-competitive cycling event offers a unique look at the beautiful ponds of central and lower Delaware with both 32-mile and 63-mile course options starting and ending at Lake Forest High School in Felton.
Registration is $25. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. the day of the event and same-day registration will be available. The registration fee includes a cue sheet, marked course, food and drink stops, and tech shirts for the first 100 cyclists to sign up.
Support vehicles will patrol the course through 2 p.m. Helmets are required and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.
For more information visit the website at www.ddsr.org/delaware-leap-frog-bicycle-tour or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SoDel Cares 5K set June 12 in Rehoboth
The third annual SoDel Cares 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Thompson Island Brewery, 30133 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach Saturday, June 12. The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m.
The event is sponsored by the SoDel Concepts restaurant group with proceeds going to SoDel Cares, which donates money to local organizations that assist children, at-risk youth and the elderly.
The primary goal is to contribute in a positive way to the local communities where SoDel has its restaurants.
Registration is open at www.races2run.com. Runners and walkers will be treated to food and a Thompson Island beer after the race, for those who are 21 or older. They also will receive an event T-shirt.
Awards are all based on chip time and include overall male and female and masters and top three in 10-year age groups.
For more information about the race, contact Barb@races2run.com.
UUSD to meet June 13
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an online worship service at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 13, celebrating the music of UUSD. All are welcome to view the service on UUSD’s Facebook Page. For more information, go to uussd.org.
Welcome to Medicare webinars set June 14
Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau will host Welcome to Medicare seminars at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday, June 14. Many people who join Medicare have questions and concerns about their new, different type of health insurance. Important deadlines are in place for certain benefits.
New and soon-to-be beneficiaries can meet with professional staff and learn about Medicare benefits, supplemental insurance policies, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug coverage. Space is limited.
To register, go to de.gov/dmabcalendar or call 302-674-7364.
Antique Tractor Club to meet June 15
The First State Antique Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, at the Greenwood VFW on the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street in Greenwood. Plans for the 20th annual show will be finalized for Friday to Sunday, June 25 to 27, at the Laurel Farmers Auction Market, Laurel. New club business will also be discussed. Light refreshments will be served. The club always welcomes new members. For more information, go to firststateantiquetractorclub.com or contact Maralene Givens at 302-228-2674 or email@example.com.
Recovery program meetings info available
As government restrictions and continuing concerns about the spread of coronavirus begin to ease, many area facilities that host recovery program meetings are starting to reopen, but not all. Those who are dealing with alcohol-related substance use issues and need support can find up-to-date information and resources at sussexaa.org.
Greenwood CHEER to resume Memory Café June 17
CHEER Inc. announced it will resume Memory Café at the Greenwood CHEER Center from 1 to 3 p.m, Thursday, June 17.
Sessions are for the elderly who are suffering with memory loss. Christie Shirey, CHEER caregiver resource coordinator, will moderate the meetings assisted by Vickie Adkins.
Memory Café at Milton and Long Neck will begin soon, and exact dates will be published. Sessions at Georgetown and Lewes Harbour Lights CHEER centers are on hold until those centers fully reopen.
Participants at the Memory Café are those experiencing mild memory loss, cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia, and their caregivers, family or friends. Participants are not asked their diagnoses but are encouraged to discuss things that bring joy into their lives and stimulate brain activity from life memories. They are encouraged to socialize and have fun.
Memory Café at CHEER activity centers is not a drop-off day program, is not a structured support group, and does not provide medical services.
For more information, call 302-515-3040.
Safe Harbor UCC to host Juneteenth celebration June 20
Safe Harbor United Church of Christ will host an event in observance of Juneteenth, one of America’s most significant celebrations of freedom.
The free potluck event will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 20, at Gordons Pond Pavilion in Rehoboth Beach.
Commemorating the true ending of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth dates back to 1865, when Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended.
Safe Harbor UCC organizers see this as a time to reaffirm the commitment to the work remaining to be done to achieve a society devoid of prejudice and inequality. A good way to start is by taking the time to understand and support one another. Safe Harbor UCC is an all-inclusive congregation and the event is open to all. The program will include worship, food, fellowship, live music from Georgie Jessup, and a brief history of Juneteenth.
For more information, go to safeharborucc.org.
Unitarian Universalists to meet June 20
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an online service at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 20. For the second and last time, the Rev. Paula Maiorano will bid adieu to her transitional ministry at UUSD. The outdoor service will include volunteer recognition. All are welcome to view the service on UUSD’s Facebook Page. For more information, go to uussd.org.
Trainings for Beebe Patient Care Assistant Program to begin June 21
Beebe Healthcare will offer additional 5-week trainings for its Patient Care Assistant Program this summer. This program is for candidates interested in a career in healthcare. A high school diploma or GED is required to apply.
Start dates for this program are Monday, June 21 or Monday, July 19.
Patient care assistants at Beebe will participate in a 5-week training program which educates participants in basic clinical skills and computer skills required in either the inpatient or physician office settings.
General technical skills include patient hygiene, patient safety, documentation, specimen collecting and handling, supplies organization, room preparation and more.
Training will take place at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing for the first two weeks and then in the department or location of assignment for the following three weeks.
The program is open to current employees or new hires. To learn more, call 302-645-3336 or email Kelley Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stefanie Stratton at email@example.com.
Lokken Investment to host midyear economy review June 23
Lokken Investment Group LLC, a local and independent investment firm in Lewes, will hold a discussion from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, in the large meeting room at the Lewes Public Library. Experienced investment advisor Jonathan Lokken, CIMA, draws from over 25 years of investment management experience in his discussions. Lokken and his team will review the current state of the U.S. economy, inflation expectations, taxes and policy changes in Washington, D.C., and how investors should be positioned in the current environment. Ample time will be available for questions. This will be an interactive learning environment. To register, go to lokkeninvest.com or call 302-645-6650. While the discussion is open to the public, registration is required.
Marine Corps League seeks new members June 24
The members of Marine Corps League Diamond State Detachment 704 are looking for a few good men, women and FMF Navy Corpsmen to join them for meetings at 7 p.m., the fourth Thursday of the month at American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. The next meeting is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, June 24.
The detachment’s objectives are to continue to preserve the history and traditions of the Marine Corps, specifically the camaraderie all Marines and FMF Corpsmen have experienced during their careers, and to ensure the adage, Once a Marine, Always a Marine, lives on.
For more information, go to mcldet704.com or the detachment’s Facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday mass obligation for Catholics to be reinstated June 26
The Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop emeritus and apostolic administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has lifted the pandemic dispensation, thereby reinstating the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation for Catholics in the Diocese of Wilmington, effective Sunday, June 26. The dispensation that went into effect March 13, 2020, was put in place to help limit the spread of coronavirus and allow the Diocese of Wilmington to conform to guidelines and regulations adopted by the states of Delaware and Maryland.
To read the statement in its entirety, go to cdow.org/coronavirus.