Bayhealth plans community wellness programs

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Bayhealth will offer free community blood pressure screenings (Photo courtesy of Mockup Graphics, Unsplash Media)

Bayhealth strives to provide programs designed to promote a healthy community. One of the ways they achieve this goal is through their Community Wellness Programs in the area. The Bayhealth Community Wellness Programs are for anyone who wants to live a healthier life.

On September 7, from 11:30 to 1:30 PM, Bayhealth will offer free blood pressure screenings at Avenue Methodist Church, located at 20 North Church Street in Milford. Another screening will be held September 20 from 9 to 11 AM at Slaughter Neck Community Center, located at 22942 Slaughter Neck Road in Lincoln.

One important aspect of living a healthier lifestyle is consistent blood pressure monitoring as high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, may be linked to heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Those who attend the free health screening will have their blood pressure checked by a registered nurse and receive individualized counseling based on the results, their medications and other health issues. Registration is not required for these events.

In addition to community health screenings, Bayhealth will offer Cancer Support Groups in partnership with the Cancer Support Community of Delaware every other Thursday from 6 to 7 PM at Bayhealth Hospital Sussex Campus, Community Room 1001, located at 100 Wellness Way in Milford.

The support groups are designed for cancer patients to meet and connect with others on the same journey. Group discussions are led by a licensed mental health professional who will provide valuable information that can help those dealing with a cancer diagnosis navigate the journey. There is evidence that support groups can help cancer patients cope with the feelings of isolation, hopelessness and loss of control that are common during and after treatment.

The support groups are held both in person or virtually through Zoom. The next support group is planned for August 31 and registration is required. Visit the Cancer Support Community of Delaware website to register.

For more information about the various community health programs offered at Bayhealth, visit their Community Health and Wellness page.

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