Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and The Methodist Manor House, will hold a Parkinson’s education and support group on Thursday, June 16 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford, Delaware. This support group is FREE and open to the public.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease that affects the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. A Parkinson’s disease diagnosis can bring out many difficult emotions—fear, anger, resentment, hopelessness, and more. It is a challenge to learn how to cope with these feelings along with the stress of diagnosis and treatment.
Participating in education/support groups is essential for coping with an illness such as PD or other disorders that impair bodily movement. This support group is not only helpful for the individual diagnosed with PD, but also for caregivers, friends and family. Group members welcome guest speakers on a variety of subjects related to PD and provide support to each other through other small group discussions.
Each individual may experience different symptoms, such as tremors, rigidity, poor balance, and a list of others. Studies show that the information, training, and counseling that participants receive while attending support group sessions enhances the quality of life, help to alleviate stress, and may even boost the immune system.
Tara Trout, LPN at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, co-facilitates the group with Kathy Landis, Care Giver Resource Coordinator at CHEER in Sussex County, Delaware.
For more information, contact Tara Trout at 302-629-6611 x 3838.
Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and the Nanticoke Physician Network. Nanticoke Health Services has been named one of the Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review for five years in a row. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital holds a Level III Trauma Center certification and is the only hospital on the Delmarva Peninsula to receive a 4-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nanticoke is nationally certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Services holds Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 155\ active and community affiliate health care providers practicing in 40 different specialties.