To Your Health!
Okay, it’s not pumpkin spice, but CAMP Rehoboth is still providing some fabulous health and wellness programs for fall.
So bring your own pumpkin spice delectable and enjoy all that’s on offer. And hey—bring along a cupful or morsel for Sal Seeley, Health & Wellness Program Director, who spent a lot of his summer organizing the fall calendar. (Thank you, Sal!)
And what a line-up! We’ve got offerings for your body, mind, and spirit. Whether you want to make some new connections, travel, explore your creative side, or learn more about some aspect of your physical health—we’re here for you. Unless a listing says otherwise, contact Sal (302-227-5620) for more information or to register.
You Can Make It If You Try
Don’t think you’re the creative type or looking to try something new? We are here to help by offering creative classes and workshops including Acting 101/102 and a new book discussion group!
Acting 101/102: This series of six classes meets on consecutive Wednesdays, starting September 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Taught by Kay Cummings, newcomers will have a chance to explore their inner actor; those returning from last year will be able to build on their prior experience. Classes include warm-ups, exercises, and improvisations; also may include monologues and scene work. All classes will be held at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Cost: $42 for the six-session series.
Reigniting Your Life—Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond: This book club for up to 10 women uses Julia Cameron’s book, It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again, to jumpstart 12 weeks of reflection and sharing. Meets on Mondays, beginning October 21, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center; group is closed to new members after the first meeting. Cost: $10; includes book.
Let’s Get Physical!
Tai Chi: Fall classes in this ancient Chinese system of mind-body-spirit health start Wednesday, October 16, and meet weekly at 1:00 p.m. at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. All ages and fitness levels are welcome; classes are FREE, but free-will giving is encouraged.
Chronic Pain Workshop: This FREE six-week program, developed at Stanford University, is offered by Beebe Healthcare in partnership with the Delaware Division of Public Health. Both those living with chronic pain and adults caring for someone living with chronic pain are welcome. Class meets Wednesdays, beginning September 25, from 10:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.
Flu Shot Clinic: Stop by CAMP Rehoboth Community Center on Wednesday, October 9, 1:30-6:00 p.m., to get your FREE ‘flu shot. CAMP Rehoboth is again partnering with Beebe Healthcare to make this clinic possible; anyone age 18+ can just stop by—no appointment needed.
Dinner with the Doctor: This one-time event, focusing on LGBTQ health and wellness, will be held Thursday, October 10, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Christine Degnon, MD, MPH will lead a discussion about LGBTQ health trends and issues. An after-dinner Q&A will follow.
Two pop-up sexual health clinics—one for men; one for women—are being offered on consecutive weekends. Attendees must be age 18+. Scholarships may be available to cover registration costs ($5.00 per person); to ask about those, contact Sal Seeley (firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-227-5620).
Men: Sunday, November 10 at 1:30 p.m. Taught by Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, it’s “the sex ed class never taught in high school.”
Women: November 16, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. Led by Lena Queen, LCSW, MEd; topics will include reconnecting with your body and exploring sexual energy.
On the Road Again!
On October 9, the bus heads for New York City from CAMP Rehoboth at 7:00 a.m. Drop-off is in the theatre district; the day is yours to plan as you like. Departure from the theatre district is at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $60 per person and includes round-trip transportation, driver tip, and snacks.
Who’s Gonna Drive You Home, Tonight?
If you’re not on that bus, you might be driving yourself! To help assure you do that safely, CAMP Rehoboth’s partnered with AARP to offer the AARP’s Defensive Driving Course, created especially for drivers age 50+. Extra incentive: Successful completion of the one-day course can qualify you for discounts on your insurance premiums and allow you to “bank” a few extra points with the DMV. The course will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (includes half-hour lunch break). Cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.
Ghost Riders in…Rehoboth?!
At this one-time event (October 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m.), Dr. Carol Pollio will present the findings resulting from her investigations of paranormal activity in many Sussex County historic sites. Ghosts of Delaware is not just a retelling of ghost stories; Dr. Pollio will share evidence she has collected and detail her experiences as a psychic medium specializing in earthbound spirit communication.
I Don’t Want to Talk, about Things (I’ve) Gone Through….
But you know what? Maybe that’s just what you need to do. Or maybe it’d help to hear what’s working for others. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Caregivers Group: This group, which meets the second Wednesday of each month, is for those who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. The group meets at 6:30 p.m.; the September meeting is at the Metropolitan Community Church, with subsequent meetings at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Questions or to register: contact Ruth Pryor.
Grief Group: Meeting at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center the third Thursday of each month, 3:00-4:00 p.m., this group is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Gain support; learn to cope; find a way forward.
Just Talk to Me
Maybe you’re looking for a group where you can just hang out, chat, find—and offer—a little support, and perhaps get to know some new folks? We can help with that, too!
Women’s Coffee Talk: Held the first and third Saturday of each month at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome—join this positive topic group, make new friends, and become part of the community.
Gay Men’s Discussion Group: Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Epworth United Methodist Church, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The group provides a place for gay, bisexual, and transgender men to network, offer support to one another, and share important experiences.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Reach out to Health & Wellness Program Director Sal Seeley (302-227-5620)—we’re always interested in hearing new ideas.▼
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