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The Sussex County A Quarterly Educational Resource for the Women of Sussex, Wicomico and Worcester Counties Dr. Michelle Parsons discusses CoolSculpting & Ultherapy


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Should a child require an ophthalmologist, Dr. Ralph Milner, Delmarva’s most experienced pediatric ophthalmologist, is a member of our medical staff. Dr. Milner trained in pediatrics, ophthalmology and performed a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship. He is recognized by his peers throughout our region for both his compassionate approach to his patients and their families, and his outstanding clinical and surgical skills.

New patients are always welcome at the Delaware Eye Institute. To make an appointment, please call (302)645-2300. For more information visit

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Sunglass Optics

By: Glenn Courtney, A.B.o.C. of DelAwAre eye optiCAl

better vision, protection, and ease of wear in sunglass lenses. The digital revolution has been a key to enabling these compensation factors, broadening the availability in many frames and prescriptions, as well as treatments and materials. The fitting of sunglasses still requires prescription analysis to steer the patient to frames more suitable to their prescription but the choices have increased dramatically over the last five years. Currently Delaware Eye Optical is fitting many sunglasses with very few rejections due to the inability of transitions from every day to higher base curve sunglasses. These personalized progressive or single vision lenses designed for wrap frames come in many materials, can be treated with polarization, tinted, backside anti-glare (keeps reflections off back side of lens), transitions; just about any treatments that are available. These personalized designs take into account they fit closer to the face and the extreme panoramic angle most sunglasses have when wrapped. These lenses allow a wider field of vision with less peripheral distortion and fewer errors across the lens due to the high curve. Lenses are decentered as well which allows people with a small P.D. (pupillary distance) to wear larger frames than were available in the past. Back surfaced free form lenses adding the aspheric design provide the highest level of optical resolution available in a larger wrapped frames.

Having been in the industry for over 35 years, I have witnessed the evolution of lens designs to enable

We have been fitting these lenses very successfully and

frame dimensions and the person’s prescription as the computer drives the ultimate customized prescription for the wearer. It is an exciting time in eyewear design both from available lens choices as well as frame selection. If you ride a bicycle, play golf or just go to the beach, we can help design a lens for you and select the frame that best suits your personalized needs.

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With sunglass season upon us, eyeglass wearers have more options than ever when choosing sunglasses for protection and visual comfort. Over the years we have had many requests for prescription sunglasses as well as contact lens wearers choosing Plano (nonprescription) sunglasses to wear over their contacts. Our inventory of sunglasses reflects those requests ranging from sport lines such as Kaenon, Maui Jim, Costa Del Mar and Oakley to fashion lines such as Tiffany, Tom Ford, Kate Spade, Barton Perreira, Porsche, Ray Ban and many others inventoried in most of our three locations. For the most part the fashion lines can carry a prescription digital polarized lens without any need for compensation due to curve. Sport, active and even some high fashion lines require compensation for the prescription to enable wearer’s easy transition from their everyday eyewear to the larger higher base curves found today in many sunglass lines. Those larger lenses with higher base curves or steeper curves of the lens enables the wraparound effect of fashion but more importantly protection from harmful UV and infrared light.

are pleased with the reaction and outcomes many of our clients have experienced. Currently we are using traditional fitting techniques by using a pupilometer and taking vertical heights with a P.D. ruler allowing the personalization lenses to be designed based on averages. As-worn technology measurements are the next evolution in fitting eyewear and we will be implementing this procedure soon. This takes into account vertex distance, pantoscopic tilt and panoramic angle along with

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Health & Medicine Keep Your Teeth Safe This Summer: Avoid Dental Injuries When Playing Sports upping the odds for mouth and face injuries. Softball, basketball and pick-up games of touch football involve similar risks. In addition to causing injuries during contact, these sports also may be costly for people who have had extensive dental work, especially people who wear braces.

Diving Scuba diving, a sport enjoyed by more than 4 million people in the U.S., can lead to jaw joint pain, gum tissue problems or “tooth squeeze” – pain in the center of the tooth.

Presented by richard J. Mccann, d.M.d., P.a. Summer is the time for enjoying the great outdoors. However, some popular summer sports – such as swimming and softball – can expose your teeth to danger. Here are several seasonal activities that could lead to dental injuries and ways to keep your smile safe: Swimming Frequent swimmers may be at risk for developing yellowish-brown or dark brown stains on their teeth. Those who swim more than six hours a week continually expose their teeth to chemically treated water. Pool water contains chemical additives, which give the water a higher pH than saliva. As a result, salivary proteins break down quickly and form organic deposits on teeth. These hard, brown deposits, known as “swimmers’ calculus,” appear most frequently on the front teeth. Swimmers’ calculus can normally be removed by a professional dental cleaning.

All of these symptoms add up to what’s called “diver’s mouth syndrome” (also called barodontalgia), a condition caused by the air pressure change involved in scuba diving and by divers biting too hard on their scuba air regulators. Tooth squeeze is caused by the change in air pressure, particularly if a diver has a big cavity, a temporary filling, gum disease, periodontal abscess or incomplete root canal therapy.

When participating in such sports, a mouthguard is your best ally. The AGD estimates that mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 injuries each year. Using a mouthguard can prevent damage to braces or other orthodontic work, as well as prevent mouth cuts, jaw injuries and tooth damage.

The best way to avoid these problems is to visit your dentist before scuba diving and make sure your dental health is tip-top. Ask your dentist’s advice about fitting the mouthpiece of an air regulator. Sometimes dentures can be inadvertently swallowed during a dive, so denture-wearers should consult with dentists before diving to discuss any potential problems.

There are several types of mouthguards. Ask your dentist for advice about which mouthguard solution is best for you. • Stock mouthguard: The lowest cost option is an item that can be bought “off the shelf” from a drug or sporting goods store. This type of mouthguard offers the least protection because the fit adjustment is limited. While better than nothing, a stock mouthguard is not considered acceptable as a facial protective device. • Mouth-formed protectors: These mouthguards come as a shell-liner and

Contact sports (soccer, softball, basketball, etc.) According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), soccer players are more likely than football players to sustain a dental-related injury – and these statistics do not include people playing pick-up games with friends. Soccer is a sport where mouthguards and face masks are not mandatory,

“boil-and-bite” product from sporting goods stores. The shell is lined with acrylic or rubber. When placed in an athlete’s mouth, the protector’s lining material molds to the teeth and is allowed to set. • Custom-made mouth protectors: The best choice is a customized mouthguard made by your dentist. This is the most expensive option (and may not be covered by your dental plan – check your Evidence of Coverage booklet), but a custom mouthguard offers the best protection, fit and comfort level because it is made from a cast to fit your teeth.

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CoolSculpting Non-Surgical Fat Removal fat. This non-invasive procedure represents an alternative to surgical liposuction by using a novel cooling technology that permanently removes fat cells from treated areas.

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is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia and received her residency training from the State University of New York in General Surgery, and Christiana Medical Center in Emergency Medicine. She also served as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force. Dr. Parsons specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and treatment of Thyroid disorders as well as Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Medicine. The biggest trend in cosmetic surgery for 2013 is the expansion of non-invasive body countouring technology, the best of which is CoolSculpting, which is now available at ReNove Medical in Rehoboth Beach. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical device that uses precisely controlled cooling to destroy fat cells, thereby eliminating unwanted love handles, bra rolls, and stomach fat. Arms and legs can be treated as well. Unlike some other non-surgical technologies that release fat from fat cells, such as Vasershape and I-Lipo, Coolsculpting destroys the fat cells thereby eliminating treated fat permanently, as our body does not make new fat cells. Coolsculpting is a unique non-surgical treatment for removal of fat from localized pockets of excess

How does CoolSculpting Work? The technology behind CoolSculpting was developed by Harvard scientists who noted that fat was destroyed by cold under certain conditions. CoolSculpting is a result of their efforts to harness and refine this application of cold to selectively remove unwanted fat deposits in a safe manner. During a treatment, your unwanted fatty area will be pressed and chilled to a temperature 12 degrees above freezing. At this temperature the fat within fat cells crystallizes. When the fat within the cells crystallizes, it damages and kills the fat cell. Skin and other tissue is not damaged as the water in other cells is not crystallized, only fat. The body will then eliminate the killed fat cells over time. The best news is that we do not make new fat cells. Fat cells merely get bigger or smaller as they store more fat or lose fat. So in essence the fat removal from CoolSculpting is permanent. And we have seen instances of patients who if they gain weight, the weight will not return to the treated areas. What are the most common areas to be treated? Many people on a weight loss program continue to have stubborn hard to lose areas, no matter how much dieting, sit ups or weight they lose. Such stubborn areas are typically around the abdomen, the love handles and inner thighs. Once you are over forty, losing fat in these areas is extremely difficult. These are the areas that CoolSculpt can address. Basically if there is an area you can pinch several inches, that area can be treated and eliminated

by CoolSculpt. Most of our patients are interested in losing fatty areas in the upper and lower abdomen, the muffin top, waist, brat fat, back fat, love handles, and “mommy pooches.” We can also treat arms, thighs and saddle bags.

Are there any side effects from CoolSculpting? The side effects from a CoolSculpting treatment are minimal. It is possible Before to have bruising after the treatment, which resolves in a week. It is common to have numbness or decreased sensitivity in the treated area lasting 1 to 2 weeks. In some instances patients will develop a burning tingling sensation 5 days after the treatment which can be controlled with a Lidoderm patch. There are virtually no long term negative side effects. What does CoolSculpting feel like? Our treatment room is very comfortable where you will relax on a padded recliner. When the CoolSculpting is applied to the fatty area to be treated there is a sensation of pulling that feels slightly uncomfortable for the first 5 to 10 minutes. Gradually this sensation lessens to the point during the treatment any uncomfortable sensation is minimal. There seems to be a natural endorphin release during the treatment so patients are very relaxed during the treatment, which takes an hour. Some people have fallen asleep during the treatment! A typical treatment session lasts between 1 and 3 hours, depending on how many areas are treated. During the treatment, we have Netflix available so you can watch a movie or catch

After up on your favorite television program. Busy moms find this time to themselves a real treat! We also have Wi-Fi.

How quickly do people see results? After a CoolSculpting treatment, the fat cells are actually killed and will be eliminated by the body over time. Many report seeing changes in as little as 3 to 4 weeks. The full benefit will take as long as 60 to 90 days. How long to results last? Once the fat cells are frozen, killed and naturally eliminated by your body, the results are permanent. You can still gain weight in other areas if you over eat and don’t continue to try to remain fit. If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting and would like to see if you are a good candidate for this effective treatment to lose unwanted fatty areas, please call us today to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Michelle Parsons at ReNove Medical, Health Rejuvenating Spa, in Rehoboth Beach, 302227-1079. We will be offering an introductory Special this season, so please inquire.

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The Silent Killer gastrointestinal diseases. There is a specialized test called a bone mineral density (BMD) available at Bayside Health that is performed by a central DXA machine which stands for dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. This test can tell if a person is losing or staying the same when the test is repeated at intervals of one year There are multiple risk factors or more. It helps to provide the associated with osteoporosis to patient and the health care provider include female gender, family to decide if treatment is needed. history, small and thin body frame, Currently there is no cure for and certain ethnicities such as osteoporosis, but treatment is Caucasian, Asian and Hispanics. available. There are several drugs Also included are if you have that have been approved by the a history of broken bones, low FDA. Besides getting your daily sex hormones and diet (low recommended dose of calcium calcium and vitamin D levels and vitamin D one can engage in or increased intake of protein, regular weight-bearing and musclesodium and caffeine). An inactive strengthening exercises. Avoid lifestyle can be a factor, smoking, smoking and excessive alcohol and excessive alcohol intake, certain talk to your health care provider medications and certain diseases about a bone density test, taking such as rheumatoid arthritis and medication when it is necessary.

daily dose of calcium in a person less than 50 years old is 1000 mg a day. In people age 50 and older, 1200 mg a day is advised. Vitamin D daily recommended dosages in adults less than age 50 is 400-800 IU per day and 800-1000 IU for anyone age 50 and older.

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Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones can become weak and break. It is a silent disease meaning there are no signs or symptoms until the bone actually breaks and causes a fall. Osteoporosis is a major public health risk for an estimated 55 percent of the population age 50 and older. One out of every two women and one out of every four men will suffer an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.

Getting the daily recommended amount of calcium and vitamin D can help slow the disease. Calcium and vitamin D deficiency is widespread throughout the world, as well as in the United States, particularly in adults age 50 and older. The recommended

Calcium, whether through diet such as dairy products, broccoli and some leafy green vegetables, supplements or a combination is essential in maintaining bone strength and can play a vital role in preventing osteoporosis. Vitamin D plays a major role in the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D is manufactured in the skin after direct sunlight exposure; however, there are many different factors that affect a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to make adequate amounts of vitamin D.

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Dr. Ramon Alberto Rosa is a graduate of the University of Santo Domingo in his native Dominican Republic. He completed his post-graduate medical education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia with a residency in internal medicine (1991-1994), Chief Medical Resident (1994-1995), and cardiology fellowship (1995-1998). Dr. Rosa has practiced cardiology in Sussex County since July 1998. He has served as Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and as Chief of the Department of Cardiology at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. Dr. Rosa is trained in non-invasive cardiology, Nuclear Transesopageal Echocardiograms, as well as invasive diagnostic procedures and pacemaker implantations. Dr. Rosa is board certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is also a Certified Aviation Medical Examiner and is Board Certified in Nuclear Medicine.

Is a “broken heart” a true medical condition or is it just a figure of speech to describe someone’s emotional state after some great personal loss or stressful situation? It may come as a surprise to many people but the answer is both. This condition is also known as “stressinduced cardiomyopathy”, a rapid and severe heart muscle weakness, typically as a consequence of sudden emotional or physical stress: unexpected illness, injury or loss of a loved one. It can also be from a severe medical condition, surgery, an accident, intense fear, domestic violence, severe pain, financial loss, even public speaking or a surprise party.

The exact cause is unknown, but it is clear that most of the affected individuals are postmenopausal women between the ages of 58 and 75 years, in about 90 percent of cases. The symptoms are very similar to those of a heart attack, with chest pain or pressure and shortness of breath being the most frequent ones. It is not completely understood why this condition affects mainly women, but most investigators believe that after menopause the decline in estrogen levels renders patients more susceptible.

patients, the coronary vessels are open and the blood flow is usually normal. It is the “stunning” of the heart muscle cells by adrenaline and other hormones that creates the muscle weakness and this process is, for the most part reversible. Another interesting finding in this broken heart syndrome is that it does not tend to recur in the same patient. In other words, once somebody experiences this syndrome, even if other stressful events come along in their lives, the same phenomenon doesn’t tend to happen again. Learning to cope better with life stresses can prevent it in the first place.

It was first observed in Japanese women in the early 1990’s and the name of takotsubo cardiomyopathy was used originally. This name describes the characteristic appearance of the left ventricle (heart’s main pumping chamber) as seen in cardiac studies that resembles the traditional Japanese octopus trap. There is ample evidence to suggest that the massive release of certain hormones in the bloodstream, such as adrenaline and noradrenaline, as a natural response to stress, under certain conditions causes the heart muscle cells to stop working properly, especially in the lower part and the “tip” of the left ventricle.

The management of this medical condition is similar to the treatment of congestive heart failure with medications

such as diuretics, beta-blockers and ace-inhibitors as well as aspirin and in some cases blood thinners on a temporary basis. So yes, it is quite possible to have a “broken heart” literally, as a true medical illness that is brought about by a heightened physiological response to stress, especially in women. The good news is that in almost every case it is a temporary condition and full recovery is the expected outcome. There is no way to differentiate this situation from a heart attack, before hand. Therefore, it is very important to seek immediate medical attention for symptoms of sudden chest pain or pressure and shortness of breath. It might be the case that your heart doctor could tell you, in the end: “Just a broken heart, already on the mend”.

Stress-induced cardiomyopathy can be serious medical condition because it involves the sudden onset of congestive heart failure due to the heart muscle weakness, low blood pressure and potential shock or life threatening heart rhythm problems; it is, however, rarely a fatal illness. Furthermore, it is almost always reversible with most patients recovering completely within 2 to 4 weeks. The main differences between a heart attack and “broken heart syndrome” is that heart attacks occur as a consequence of blockages or blood clots in the coronary vessels (heart vessels that supply blood flow and oxygen/ nutrients) to the heart muscle cells that cause those cells to die or to suffer permanent damage. In the stress cardiomyopathy

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What is Ultherapy? is a face and neck treatment that improves skin laxity in a meaningful way but completelynon–surgically.

more awake, rested and more youthful. This may be subtle change but this small difference can have a significant effect! Our clients really love this part of the Ultherapy results.


Michelle Parsons, MD

is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia and received her residency training from the State University of New York in General Surgery, and Christiana Medical Center in Emergency Medicine. She also served as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force. Dr. Parsons specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and treatment of Thyroid disorders as well as Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Medicine. Here at ReNove Medical, Dr. Parsons offers Ultherapy, a state of the art medical procedure utilizing focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten sagging skin. No scalpel or anesthesia is needed. Ultherapy is great for people who would like tightening and lifting of facial skin without have a surigcal facelift. The Ulthera sound energy passes right through the skin and targets the areas you want lifted. During a typical 30-60 minute Ultherapy treatment session, an ultrasound applicator is passed over each region of the face. The sound waves emitted deliver small, controlled amounts of energy into the deep layers of skin and soft tissue. The beauty of Ultherapy ‘uplifting ultrasound’ is that it

Ultherapy works great for sagging jowls, where the skin is fatty, heavy and drooping. Ultherapy is able to reduce this fatty heaviness, tapering the jaw line, for a more youthful look. Ultherapy can restore a more youthful shape to the face from a square to the inverted triangle.

Overall Ultherapy works wonders to taper, redefine your facial contours, while eliminating fatty, droopy areas, and lift and tightening skin around the eyes and underneath the chin, for a more youthful sculpted look. The stars in Hollywood do this treatment, and now you have access to this age defying procedure right here in Delaware at the beach. Dr. Parsons is pleased to bring this cutting edge highly sought after technology to you to help you look your best. If you think you may be candidate for Ultherapy, please give us a call to set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Michelle Parsons. 302227-1079.

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Ultherapy also works well to minimize the drooping of excess skin that we get along each side of the nose, or lower cheeks. You may think that you need to fill in these areas with a filler, but the real problem may be that fat and loose skin is just falling down due to the effects of gravity. With ultherapy we can target this area and minimize the fattiness and tighten up that skin. Again this will restore the more youthful balance of the face with the center of gravity higher in the cheek areas.


Ultherapy can tighten up that loose skin underneath our necks as well. The area that Ultherapy works the best is that area just underneath the chin and extending into that curve of the neck. Ultherapy won’t duplicate the results of a surgical neck lift. But if you have somewhat loose and fatty skin in your upper neck, hanging just beneath your chin, Ultherapy can improve this area, and improve your profile.

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After just one treatment with no downtime, your skin will gradually shift back into a more youthful position. Improvements include a sleeker, more defined jawline and tighter skin on the neck under the chin. Sagging skin on the cheeks can be tightened and lifted, which in turn can

Perhaps one the most dramatic areas that Ultherapy can improve on without surgery is the eye area and creating a brow lift, helping to lift heavy drooping eyelids. Ultherapy can make the eyes appear more open,


improve folds from the nose to mouth, folds from the mouth to jaw, and drooping corners of the mouth. Tightening of skin on the forehead can reduce the sagging skin on the eyelids and promote a more open, refreshed look in general. The results of Ultherapy are permanent, just as the results of a face-lift are permanent, 0f course, your skin will continue its natural aging process. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for surgery, it is an inviting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery but looking for meaningful results.

TESTIMONIAL One week after my Ultherapy Treatment, my husband, after being out of town for a couple of days asked me “what’s different about you,” he was staring at my face! Not having told him about my treatment I innocently said “what do you mean?” His response was “I am not sure but your face looks different.” I asked “different good or different bad?” He replied “different good, looks stretched.” I was surprised that the results were noticed that quickly. I found the treatment to be bearable, certainly wasn’t pain free, but tolerable. I was very happy when it was over! For the past 2 weeks following the treatment my face has been tender which is a reminder that the treatment is continuing to work! I would highly recommend it to all! K.M. – Ocean City, MD.

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Many women are pleasantly surprised at how much their lives improve after they give up diet sodas and artificial sweeteners. Some women drink fewer fluids in an attempt to control leaking. In fact, that can make the situation worse because their urine becomes more concentrated and that can irritate the bladder. Instead, drink water in smaller amounts during the day to make sure you are getting enough water and your urine is diluted. Cut back on fluids a few hours before bedtime to minimize trips to the bathroom during the night. Another alternative is physical therapy. Essentially, you will work with a therapist who acts as a personal trainer and will teach you exercises to strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel so that you are less likely to leak.

There are also a number of medications that relax the bladder and reduce involuntary leaking. In the past, some of these medications had unpleasant side effects, including dry eyes, dry mouth and constipation. Happily, there are now drugs on the market that work just as well and are much easier to tolerate.

A Pacemaker For The Bladder

In a small percentage of cases, overactive bladder persists despite medications, physical therapy, and changes in behavior. Another option is a pacemaker of sorts for the bladder. It was approved by the Federal Drug Administration to treat urge incontinence in 1997. Still, many people haven’t yet heard of it. The treatment is called sacral neuromodulation and involves a tiny device that is implanted just above the buttocks in an outpatient procedure that takes less than 30

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minutes. It works by sending mild electrical stimulation to the nerves of the bladder. This procedure results in improved control over urge incontinence. It’s important to evaluate both your options and your lifestyle to make the best choices for yourself. It’s perfectly okay for a woman who doesn’t have the time or inclination to work with a physical therapist to opt for medication. A woman who wants to avoid medication might decide to give up spicy foods and diet sodas and to lose weight. The process starts with a visit to your urogynecologist. Together, we can come up with a solution for your overactive bladder. You should always consult with your doctor before making important medical decisions. For an appointment call the Christiana Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery 302-623-4055. Howard Goldstein,


D.O., Babak Vakili, M.D., and Emily Saks, M.D. are the only urogynecologists in Delaware who are board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

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Routine Gynecological and Obstetrical Care

As a leading provider of health care services in Sussex County, Delaware, La Red Health Center, (LRHC) offers comprehensive Women’s Health Services. Our services include, Routine Gynecological and Obstetrical Care, Reproductive Health Services, Prenatal & Perinatal Services, Post-Partum Services, Breast Feeding Support & Education, and Nutrition Counseling.

LRHC’s gynecological services include:

“We are committed to making sure you have all the resources you need. Many of our women’s health services are provided at LRHC while others such as deliveries and gynecological procedures are performed by contracted physicians at Nanticoke Hospital and other medical facilities,” said Fabricio Alarcon, MD, FACP and LRHC’s Chief Medical Officer since its inception 13 years ago.

Prenatal & Perinatal Services

For women, an important part of maintaining good health is getting regular gynecological care, and the women who choose LRHC can count on our staff to provide personalized patient-centered health care in a friendly, and supportive environment

• Annual gynecologic exams • Pap smears • Well-woman care • Adolescent gynecology • Family planning and contraception • Breast exams • Gynecological cancer screening • Evaluation and management of menstrual irregularities • Evaluation and treatment of PMS/PMDD • Preconception counseling • Management of symptoms of menopause

thousands of women for many years. Each woman is cared for as an individual, and care is tailored to her and her family. Before pregnancy and well after childbearing, LRHC provides the comprehensive care that each woman and her family need to be well.”

Reproductive Health Services

LRHC is an approved State Title X Family Planning Program participant, and offers oral and intramuscular contraception methods, Paragard and Mirena intrauterine device placement and removal, as well as Nexplanon insertions.

At LRHC, we also care for a full range of conditions including pelvic and vaginal infections, sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and pelvic pain. According to Coleen Brogan, LRHC’s Certified Nurse Midwife, “LRHC has been providing comprehensive pregnancy and postpartum care to

Anna Vargas, RN explained LRHC’s approach this way, “LRHC strives to improve access to quality family planning and other reproductive health services.” At LRHC, we ensure our patients have access to: • Reproductive health education • Gynecological exams • Sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment • HIV counseling and testing • Pap screening • Breast examinations and mammogram referrals • Pregnancy testing

LRHC’s Prenatal and Perinatal program provides vital services and strives to increase the rate of care offered to pregnant women in their first trimester of pregnancy. This approach helps lower the rate of gestational diabetes, low birth weight infants, and infant mortality. Our services include on-site nutrition counseling, parenting classes, and gestational diabetes education and management. As LRHC’s CEO Brian Olson explained, “La Red Health Center’s prenatal program contracts with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for two hospital-employed physicians to provide onsite prenatal care as well as labor and delivery services. Our nurse midwife conducts routine prenatal visits through a collaborative agreement with the contracted OB/GYNs.” LRHC also enjoys numerous partnerships and collaborations that contribute to the success of the Prenatal & Perinatal Care Program. Specifically, LRHC is active in the Delaware Healthy Mothers and Infants Consortium, and partners with Nanticoke continued on next page

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Bringing a new baby home is one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but it can also present both physical and emotional challenges.

from preceding page Health Services, Beebe Medical Center, La Esperanza, and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence to effectively deliver prenatal & perinatal services. Most importantly, LRHC’s Prenatal Program is affordable. We have a sliding fee scale based on income and family size for uninsured women, and accept Medicaid and most insurance plans. LRHC accepts all plans available through the Delaware Marketplace and even though the open enrollment period has ended, anyone who experiences a life changing event such as marriage, change in income, birth of a child or divorce can still obtain coverage. At LRHC, patients can receive help to fill out Medicaid applications, obtain free or discounted prescription drugs, and under certain circumstances obtain transportation assistance if it is available. We also partner with a program called “Cribs for Kids” that provides cribs for families in need to ensure that every child has a safe and secure place to sleep.

At LRHC, we offer: • A support group for new mothers and their partners • Infant and child safety • Adverse childhood experience screening • Postpartum informational presentations • Information on postpartum mood disorders • Postpartum depression counseling

According to Annie Caswell, CNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, “It is important to get as much rest as possible. You may find that all you can do is eat, sleep, and care for your baby. And that is perfectly okay. You need to take care of the caregiver!”

Breast Feeding Support & Education

Breastfeeding is a learned skill with proven benefits to the mother and baby. Some of the benefits include: • Helps prevent excessive bleeding after delivery • Helps restore the uterus to prepregnancy size • Reduces incidence of breast cancer, uterine cancer and osteoporosis • Helps in protecting the infant against bacteria and viruses • Helps in the development of tooth and jaw alignment

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• Helps with digestion and reduces the incidence of constipation • Decreases allergic reactions • Reduces frequency of respiratory illness, and gastrointestinal related disease and ear infections in infants

At LRHC, we partner with Beebe Healthcare to promote and advocate breastfeeding, and help families who choose to breastfeed enjoy a satisfying and successful experience. Breastfeeding Support & Education includes: • On-site patient lactation services • Breastfeeding mother’s support group

in Sussex County, Delaware, LRHC has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Nutrition Counseling

Our service delivery model ensures that each patient has a direct relationship with a medical provider who coordinates a cooperative team of healthcare professionals. The team takes collective responsibility for patient’s care and arranges for additional medical services with other qualified providers as needed. This model leads to improved health outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Many of our patients are adults with prediabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes who want to learn diabetes management skills to improve blood glucose levels.

So whether you have lived in Sussex County your whole life, recently moved here, or are just visiting the area, LRHC with convenient locations in Georgetown and Seaford can help meet your medical needs, and become a network of quality care centered around you and your family.

LRHC’s Nutrition Counseling program helps patients make healthy choices for an improved lifestyle. At LRHC, a certified nutritionist offers sound medical nutrition therapy to address patients’ personal goals as they relate to all stages of life and various medical conditions. Also, a diabetes educator provides counseling for women who have gestational diabetes.

Some patients have weight management goals, desiring to gain or lose weight. Other patients want advice on fatcontrolled, low-cholesterol meal plans to reduce their risk of heart disease. Medical nutrition therapies are also available for cancer, kidney disease as well as stomach and intestinal disorders.

LRHC’s medical services are available to all individuals regardless of gender, age, race, ethnic origin, religion, language, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.

At LRHC, our patients seek nutritional counseling for a variety of reasons, yet each patient has the same goal: to learn to make healthy food choices that will help enrich his/her lives. As a leading provider of medical, dental and mental health services


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The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is making an Impact in Sussex County BY BETH KRALLIS, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

To help ease anxiety for those starting out on their breast cancer journey, DBCC organizes “Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey” classes at Nanticoke Hospital on the third Thursday of each month. We also provide support to those being treated at Tunnell Cancer Center. We offer resources, answer questions, help with transportation issues, and provide council.

In Sussex County, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is helping men and women by offering support and programs to those who are facing breast cancer. We are also helping ensure folks in need receive breast health screenings and receive proper treatment. Our vision is to create a community where every person diagnosed with breast cancer becomes a survivor, If you or someone you know is and fear and doubt are replaced diagnosed with breast cancer, we hope you will contact us for with knowledge and hope. support. If you would like to get Just this April, twelve ladies involved and join our cause, we joined DBCC for a “Nurture with hope to see you at an upcoming Nature” photography excursion at community event. Prime Hook in Milton. “Nurture with Nature” is a program that We have an office located in Sussex allows breast cancer survivors County at 16529 Coastal Highway, to come together and experience Suite 116, in Lewes. Please give nature by hiking, kayaking, biking, us a call at 302-644-6844 or learn horseback riding or simply walking more by visiting our website, www. through a forest or alongside a beach. The nature photography session featured a tutorial and opportunity to take photographs in the outdoors. All the attendees had a great time!

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10 Reasons Parents Take Healthy Children To Chiropractors Some adults may wonder why more and more children are starting to see chiropractors. That’s a good question and the answer is simple: whether we have a large spine or a tiny little spine, if that spine is creating nerve distress then our magnificent bodies may not operate smoothly…

The nervous system is the ‘Master Controller’

Dr. Tracy Hudson Dr. Hudson is a ’95 Cape Henlopen High School graduate and continued her educational career at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. While attending UNCW, Dr. Hudson suffered an injury playing softball and she sought treatment with a local chiropractor. After a few adjustments, Dr. Hudson was back on the field. Now being a true believer, she decided to further her education in the natural healing art. She attended Life University in Atlanta, GA for 3 years, and then transferred to Texas Chiropractic College in Houston. After graduating in 2004, she moved to Clearwater, FL, where she was in private practice for 8 years. During that time, she also became a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She has now moved back to her home town to share her love of chiropractic with our community.

The nervous system is the master controller of our body and if its communication channels become fuzzy, distorted or damaged then we experience all sorts of communication errors. For babies and children, this ineffective communication may play out as colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed, poor sleep, developmental delays, digestion issues, asthma, behavioral problems, low energy, inability to concentrate, headaches, etc – the list is endless. In fact, regardless of what the end result or symptom may be, all roads to ‘optimal health’ lead back to the body’s ability to self-regulate and function at a peak level. While chiropractic may be able to help with a number of health issues, our focus is not treating or curing ailments; our focus is ensuring the nervous system has every opportunity to work efficiently and effectively.

Can you cook at night with the lights out?

For example, imagine your nervous system is like the lighting system in your

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home. If the lights start to dim, you might not be able to cook dinner very well, you may start banging into furniture, you may trip and hurt yourself, you may feel frightened. How the dim lights influence you precisely will vary but the issue is still the same – there is a communication problem between the wiring and the light bulb which needs detecting and fixing. In the same way, chiropractors spend years studying the nervous system to be able to detect and correct these ‘communication errors’ in the body.

has been shown to be gentle, safe and effective. Babies can be checked by chiropractors very soon after birth and special techniques have been developed to carefully correct any subluxated areas. When we appreciate how the nervous system may be hindered and impaired it makes sense why more parents are having their child’s spine and nervous system assessed.

Another question you may ask is…

1. To encourage good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development). 2. To support their child’s overall health and wellbeing. 3. To help strengthen their child’s immunity and potentially reduce the incidence of colds, earaches and general illness. 4. To assist with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome. 5. To help with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies. 6. To encourage good spinal posture. 7. To help improve their child’s ability to concentrate. 8. To assist with behavioral disorders. 9. To help alleviate digestive problems. 10. To assist with bed-wetting and sleep issues. Your child’s health is their greatest asset. I urge you to explore all possibilities you have to improve it.

“How do little kids get nerve irritation?”

Nerve irritations (or vertebral subluxations) occur as a part of normal daily life. They may result from physical, chemical and emotional stressors or ‘insults’ to our health, such as bad posture, prolonged postures, sleeping on our stomachs, knocks and falls, poor food choices, dehydration, exposure to chemicals and toxins, and stress and anxiety. Some research suggests that even before these lifestyle stressors have an impact, nerve irritation may occur in the uterus from awkward positioning, restriction of movement, and exposure to toxins. Subluxations or nerve irritation may also occur from birth complications such as long labors, very fast labors, or forceps or caesarean delivery. While more research into the benefits of chiropractic for babies and children is needed, chiropractic for little people


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Viscosupplements for OA of the Knee: What You Need to Know

cases, the cartilage can disappear entirely. This results in a very painful form of OA that typically can only be treated with total knee replacement.

What are Viscosupplements? Jack Byrd, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant who graduated from SUNY Stony Brook. He has extensive experience in both orthopedic and emergency medicine and has assisted in multiple orthopedic procedures and surgical interventions. He has an excellent success rate in performing joint injections, including ORTHOVISC, under ultrasound guidance. Jack is introducing a new form of therapy called PRP (platelet rich plasma) in which excess growth factors are injected into the joint to stimulate healing of longterm injuries that may contribute to chronic pain conditions. He is a Maryland native who values an active lifestyle and is a member of three competitive men’s softball teams.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It affects more than 27 million people in the United States. (2) OA is sometimes called degenerative joint disease because it is caused by the wear-and-tear of a joint’s cartilage, the tissue that covers the ends of bones and provides a cushion over many years of use. OA can also be caused by an injury to the joint, obesity, or genetics. Healthy cartilage acts as a “shock absorber” and prevents your bones from taking the full impact of everyday walking, running, twists, and falls. A healthy knee also contains sufficient synovial fluid, a thick, gel-like liquid that reduces friction in the joint. A substance in the synovial fluid called hyaluronic acid acts as the joint’s “grease” and provides lubrication between bones and cartilage. (1) As cartilage begins to wear away and the amount of synovial fluid in the joint decreases, you may begin experiencing symptoms of OA. Common signs of OA of the knee include pain at the joint, tenderness, stiffness, and loss of flexibility. Over time and without treatment, the symptoms can become more severe, and the OA may cause loss of motion and bone spurs (bone growths around the affected joint). In the most severe

OA of the knee has no cure, but several treatment options may ease the symptoms and possibly slow down the condition’s progression. Doctors may begin treatment with a very conservative approach, asking patients to first try exercise, physical therapy, and even weight loss to reduce the pain and inflammation. If these treatments prove ineffective or are no longer effective in the face of worsening OA, doctors may need to consider more aggressive treatments. In the search for less-invasive treatments that provide greater relief, doctors and researchers discovered the benefits of lubrication injections, or viscosupplementation. Viscosupplements are doses of hyaluronic acid that are injected into the knee and into the synovial fluid. This is a relatively new form of treatment for knee OA. In recent years, it has become more popular and more widely accepted, and is being used to treat symptoms of mild to moderate OA of the knee. (Fig. 1) The different brand names of hyaluranoic joint injections available are Euflexxa, Hyalgan, Orthovisc, Supartz, and Synvisc.

How Viscosupplements Work

For each dose of a viscosupplement, a doctor injects hyaluronic acid into the knee joint’s synovial fluid. Patients with OA of the knee have lower levels of hyaluronic acid in their synovial fluid which is often thinner and less effective than fluid in healthy joints. It is not able to protect the cartilage and bone from grinding and damage as well as it once

could. The additional hyaluronic acid fills the joint area and increases lubrication in the joint, making joint movement much easier. Research indicates that these injections may stimulate the body to produce more of its own hyaluronic acid. (2)

Who Benefits from Viscosupplementation?

It is ideal for patients with mild to moderate OA of the knee. It may be especially useful for patients who have not responded to other OA treatments, such as physical therapy, weight loss, pain relievers (NSAIDs), and corticosteroid injections. The benefits of viscosupplementation injections are not immediate. Because the injections are given over time, you may begin to feel some benefit after the first injection, but the greatest benefit may not be felt until several weeks after your first injection.

We perform our knee injections under ultrasound guidance which confers considerable benefits to the patient. It is a safe and painless procedure which does not use radiation and so has none of the associated risks. (Fig.1) Additionally, it is much more accurate because it provides real-time imaging rather than performing an injection blindly.

What Sussex Pain Relief Center (SPRC) can offer you? Patients who experience the At SPRC, we offer ORTHOVISC as our following should consult preferred viscosupplementation injection. SPRC about Orthovisc: To qualify for ORTHOVISC, a patient must have imaging studies verifying the presence of OA of the knee. The patient will have already tried quad strengthening exercises, use of NSAIDs when not contraindicated and have failed to achieve satisfactory relief and longevity from intra-articular steroid injections. Once approved as a candidate, the patient will be scheduled for one injection per week for three consecutive weeks. During each visit, one injection will be performed using aseptic technique where 2 ml of ORTHOVISC is injected intra-articularly. Patients may experience pain and swelling at the injection site which usually resolves itself with rest and the application of ice. Most patients report the greatest decrease in discomfort occurs 6 to 12 weeks after the initial injection. Results vary from patient to patient, however ORTHOVISC has been shown to provide significant relief over a six month period. The injections should be repeated every six months for greatest relief.

• If you have X-ray or MRI findings confirming osteoarthritis • Osteoarthritis was visualized during a procedure under arthroscopy • If physical therapy did not provide pain relief • If NSAIDS did not relieve knee pain • If heat or ice did not help • If steroid injections failed to give the desired benefit Arthritic knee pain is one of the most common conditions successfully treated at SPRC. Members of the SPRC team are extensively trained to diagnose and treat patients in a comprehensive manner. We use an integrative approach closely coordinated with the latest advancements in medical technology and techniques so that our patients can resume their lives once again. Article Sources: 1. Treatments & Procedures: Viscosupplementation. 30 Nov 2009. Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 2. Osteoarthritis. Feb 2012. American College of Rheumatology. Retrieved April 21, 2013, from http://www. conditions/osteoarthritis.asp

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OWNER, WHITE MANOR FARM Leslie Lynn Umstetter is owner of White Manor Farm located in Greenwood, Delaware. The property was purchased with her husband, Frank in 2010 through the foreclosure process. From the very beginning, Leslie saw the vision of this unique house to become a place to share with others. The house and land, after being vacant for 3 years, definitely needed some TLC. This has been an ongoing process for Leslie with her end-vision of sharing this beautiful space as well as the planned gardens with others. Leslie is a native of South Jersey who moved with her husband and two daughters to Greenwood, Delaware in 1992, after her parents retired to Seaford from New Jersey. This new business is Leslie’s “Encore Career” having been a stay-at-home mom and business owner with her husband in the HVAC field. Leslie is genuinely grateful that all of her passions are now coming together in her new venture of White Manor Farm. Leslie is a graduate of Wilmington University and the Western School of Feng Shui, as well as a Sussex County Master Gardener, and a member of the Seaford Spade and Trowel Garden Club. Leslie and her husband Frank have been married for 40 years. She is the mother of two daughters, grandmother of three grandchildren.

Delaware has many country roads to travel and enjoy. The brush and tumble of plants on the side may look like weeds to the untrained eye, but, trust me, there are jewels in those ditches, native species…just waiting for you and me to care enough to look twice and learn. This time of year one can see a very special plant in bloom NOW! Kalmia or ‘Mountain Laurel’ grows so prolifically in our area that it inspired the name of a town in Sussex County. This is one or our superb native species and is worth getting to know, maybe even transplanting a few to a home garden. Kalmia Latifolia is a showy shrub found in wooded areas on the east coast from Maine to Northern Florida and as far west as Indiana or Louisiana. Right now and thru some of June, you will be able to see the pink and white show of blossoms bursting in large clumps. When the blooms are gone, the shrub is an evergreen that bears dark shiny leaves all year. It’s closely related to rhododendrons yet is much more drought tolerant and worth a little study to see if it should be cultivated in your garden. Native Kalmia might be perfect for your needs. It will attract butterflies, bees, and songbirds and is great for partially shaded sites. You can learn about Laurel in a great book by Richard Jaynes: Kalmia-Mountain Laurel and Related Species. To learn more about Native Plants and upcoming workshops, please visit our website and sign up for our newsletter.

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Walgreens Loves the Skin You’re In BY ERIN THOMPSON, WALGREENS COMMUNITY LEADER Finally, after months of bitter cold, the never ending polar vortex of winter is behind us, welcome to summer. As you prepare for some long deserved fun in the sun, it is important to take the appropriate precautions. While the sun is a good source of Vitamin D, it can also lead to burnt and irritated skin. “People often ask for advice after they have already been in the sun looking for relief with sunburn and skin irritation,” said Elizabeth Dattoli, Walgreens pharmacist in Bethany Beach, DE. The key is to protect your skin before prolonged exposure.” When protecting your skin select a sunscreen that relates to your skin type. For someone who typically starts to burn within 30 minutes of sun exposure they would want to choose a factor that puts them close to an hour of protection. An SPF 30 would be a good starting point (30 minutes plus SPF 30 = 60 minutes). If you start to burn in 15 minutes then you would choose an SPF 45 to get to the 60 minute mark (15 minutes plus SPF 45 = 60 minutes).

Once you have your SPF number be sure and apply it once every 1 to 2 hours especially if you are going in and out of the water. With locations on street corners around the country, Walgreens has all the sun care and other products you need for a safe and happy summer. “Part of being a pharmacist is providing counsel, we are happy to help you find the right sunscreen for you and your family,” Dattoli said. “Our pharmacists play on important role on your health care team, as we are accessible in every neighborhood to answer your questions. If you do have too much fun in the sun Walgreens beauty advisors are on hand to help you find a cosmetic solution that with input from the pharmacist can ensure it will not cause added irritation.

the Bethany Beach Walgreens in DE. Dickerson and other members of the Walgreens team work to keep beauty sections well stocked with products to help you look good. “When you look good, you feel good,” Dickerson added. Walgreens is also fortunate enough to have dedicated cosmetic coverage. This allows the patients the ability to seek not only over the counter solutions to sunburn but also assistance in locating the right product to protect their skin from the sun.

“Zinc Oxide is a popular product for my customers in the summer months. I’ve found that kids like the colored zinc we carry and parents like the fact that we offer products that protect and appeal to keep skin safe,” said Heather Dickerson, senior Beauty Advisor at

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Zumbathon To Fight Ovarian Cancer Saturday, September 6, 2014 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

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Kelly Serpico • Henrietta Belcher-Stack Kelly has a passion for living healthy and helping others do the same. She is a licensed Zumba instructor and teaches at the Coastal Dance Academy. Kelly gives back to the local community and promotes health by offering complimentary classes at the Children’s Learning Garden and Canalfront Park in Lewes, DE. Henrietta Belcher-Stack is a leader and visionary who works to positively impact women facing obstacles from domestic violence to cancer. She is currently president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs (DSFWC), a statewide federation of 23 community women’s clubs. In 2011 Henrietta was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and after 19 weeks of chemotherapy and two surgeries, decided it was her second chance to be fit AND have fun. She started taking Zumba classes in 2012 and realized what fun it was to jump and shake. She lost over 70 lbs! Henrietta is now a Licensed Zumba Fitness, Step, Core and Gluts Instructor and has completed the Zumba Fitness Pro-Skill and B2 Advances Rhythm training. Henri’s motto is Live, Love, Laugh and Always Dance



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Don and Jessie Brown Found Their Journey Easier With Help From Delaware Hospiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Transitions Program

Dr. Donald Brown was an extraordinary person, and he and his wife, Jessie Brown, had an extraordinary love for each other. Sometimes you wonder at the fate that works to bring two souls together. Donald was living in Washington DC and Jessie in Virginia Beach when a mutual friend introduced them. Jessie thought she had never met a man who had so muchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;looks, personality, intelligence and manners. They ended up sharing the next 36 years of their lives. Donald served on the faculty of several universities and was a lifelong practitioner of theatre arts. Jessie said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Delaware State University offered a faculty position to Donald in 1997. Jessie and Donald adjusted well to the Dover area, raised their son, and enjoyed their Church and the community around them. Donald became a very popular professor. Jessie said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young people know when a professor really cares about them, and he did.â&#x20AC;? Eleven years ago, Jessie decided that they both needed to schedule physical exams. Jessieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nagging ďŹ nally forced Donald to have a routine colonoscopy. Results revealed cancerous polyps, which marked the beginning of a long journey. During the ensuing years, Donald received various treatments; went in and out of remission and in and out of the hospitals. As Donald became weaker, Jessieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anxieties grew, as did her need for help. Fate acted again in their favor, Jessie believes, when a friend told her to call Delaware Hospice for help from their Transitions Program. Neither Donald nor Jessie were prepared to forego curative treatments, and therefore were not ready for hospice care.

Transitions Program was established by Delaware Hospice to be supportive to patients and family members who were coping with a serious illness through visits, advice on where to ďŹ nd practical assistance, volunteer help, and phone calls. Kristy Handley, Transitions Program Coordinator, remembers her ďŹ rst visit to the Browns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I met with the family and talked to them for quite a while. They thought about it and called a few days later and asked me to sign them up.â&#x20AC;? Jessie said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kristy somehow brought light into our lives. She would check on us regularly, and Donald always seemed stronger after talking with her. She gave us hope for tomorrow and helped ďŹ nd solutions to practical things. She arranged for a volunteer to help transport him to the doctor. I remember one day Don left his appointment saying he also needed to get to a lab for blood work. That wonderful volunteer offered to come back the same day, after another engagement, to take him!â&#x20AC;? No longer able to get himself around, Donald expressed a wish for an electric wheelchair. Jessie said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kristy not only managed to ďŹ nd someone who was selling one, she and her entire family went to pick it up and deliver it to Don. To see his face, you might have thought he had won a million dollars!â&#x20AC;? Eventually, the Browns realized it was time for hospice care and chose Delaware Hospice. Jessie said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;They took good care of both of us, prepared me well, and have kept in touch and offered help dealing with my loss.â&#x20AC;? Above all, Jessie says she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have survived without Kristyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After Don passed, I was still calling Kristy to talk, and she always made me feel that she was glad to hear from me. I got lucky when I found out about the Transitions Program. We managed so much better with her to lean on. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have done it without this wonderful support.â&#x20AC;?

Delaware Hospiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique programs such as Transitions and New Hope for grieving children are offered at no charge to the community thanks to the generosity and faithful support of donors and volunteers. Learn more about how Delaware Hospice can help you cope with a serious illness or how you can support its programs by calling 800-838-9800 or visiting


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Since 1982, Delaware Hospice has provided exceptional care and support to 44,000 patients and their families. Its mission is to help each patient, each day, live the fullest, most comfortable life possible. Delaware Hospice is the largest and only licensed, nonproďŹ t, community-based hospice serving Delaware and Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania. Delaware Hospice is honored to be accredited by the Joint Commission, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading health care standards-setting and accrediting organization. For more information about Delaware Hospiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs and services, upcoming events, or employment opportunities, call 800-838-9800 or visit our website at

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When Memories Are Measured in Moments, CHEER’s Adult Day Program Makes Every Minute Count BY KENNETH S. BOCK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR Dementia, in its many forms, is the disease that keeps on taking. For those who suffer from dementia each day brings a loss of another precious memory. For those who care for an individual with dementia, each day brings the realization that another part of the person you care for is gone forever. There is no reversing the process you can never recover the lost moment. You can’t even discuss the feelings because by the time the memory loss occurs, the ability to reason or even understand is gone. As difficult as this is for those left behind, there is one opportunity for you the caregiver and the person you care for. Live in the moment and make every one of them as special as you can. The person you care about may not remember your kindness 10 minutes from now, but in that moment, they will know happiness, they will smile and feel good and you can remember for the both of you. That’s the best you

can hope for and you need to treasure each of those moments because as time goes on, they become fewer and fewer. CHEER’s Sand Hill Adult Day Program is all about those happy moments. Offering as many opportunities in as many forms as possible for the person you care about to experience happiness. Each day the dedicated Sand Hill Adult Day Program staff battles the memory thief and creates those moments for joy out of the fog of dementia. They bring moments of happiness to people who will not remember them by the time lunch is served, but who will smile in the moment and have a good day. Each day, participants in the Sand Hill Adult Day Program get to play games, draw pictures, build puzzles, exercise and have fun. They will not be able to tell you what they did that day, but they do know they had fun and they had a good day. For the day they spent in the Sand Hill Adult Day program they were safe and they had fun. For a person suffering from dementia and for the families that care for them, that is the very best that can be done.

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dementia and genuinely care about them. They create happiness and make a difference. Their goal is to insure that each day care participant finds fulfillment in each moment they spend each day in the program whether the person comes one day a week or every day through the week. Each moment is important to each participant and member of the staff. For the caregiver, each moment their friend or family member spends in the Sand Hill Adult Day program is a

moment when the caregiver can relax, knowing that the person they care for is being well cared for, stimulated and having a good day also. While it is true that you cannot reverse the effects of dementia, with physical exercise and mental stimulation you can slow the progression of the disease. With CHEER’s Sand Hill Adult Day Program we create those happy moments for our participants and their care givers.

Care giving for someone with dementia does place a burden on the caregiver and family, no matter how much the person means to you. The constant attention and need to protect and interact is an unending demand. Having a resource like the Sand Hill Adult Day Program provides opportunities for the your loved one to experience a different environment and activities with people who are trained to serve people with


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Healing Touch

CLAUDIA ALESI, HTPA Reiki Master/Instructor Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice

Our immune system is the cornerstone to keeping us fit and healthy. If it is not functioning properly, we can easily become infected with viruses and bacteria; which, can lead to chronic illness, infections, and colds. Pollution, drug overload, toxins, parasites, poor eating habits, fatigue, and continued emotional or physical stress can compromise the immune system. Prolonged stress can wear down the body’s defense, leading to changes in our immune function. This causes delays to the way the body heals and increases our risk of illness.

Healing Touch techniques provide a solid energetic foundation to maintain a healthy and effective immune system. The following illustrates the body’s reaction to energy medicine: 1. The relaxation response releases endorphins in the brain. 2. The endorphins relax the muscles. 3. Relaxed muscles create more space between cells providing increased circulation. 4. The increased blood flow elevates oxygen levels throughout the body. 5. Accelerated blood flow allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently. 6. Enzymes build for proper digestion. 7. Hormones regulate to strengthen the body’s constitution.

8. Toxins release from the body. 9. Healthy cells begin to regenerate. 10. A sense of well-being is established, which promotes healing. 11. When the body has a stable physiology, the immune system is regulated. The resulting stability within the immune system affects the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual facets of the body’s energy field supporting self-healing.


The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, placing the client in a position to selfheal. Healing Touch is a complementary, integrative energy therapy that can be used in conjunction with traditional medicine; and, is safe for all ages and conditions.

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What do the experts say about Melissa, Bethany Beach, DE When I started with Claudia Alesi and her healHealing Touch? ing touch work, I had severe joint pain in my neck and shoulders, lymphatic drain“In a few decades scientists have gone from a conviction that there is no such thing as energy fields in and around the human body to an absolute certainty that they exist.” -James Oschman Ph.D. Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis, 2000. Essential Oils can also support the immune system. Research shows that microbes and pathogens have a hard time developing resistance to essential oils. According to Dr. Terry Friedman, M.D., 40% of the immune system function is found in the intestinal tract. Another 40% is accounted for by the thymus gland--a gland that produces immune-stimulating cells.

age issues, sleep problems and extremely low energy. I was also dealing with liver, kidney and thyroid problems, among other things. Healing touch not only increased my sense of well being and energy levels, but decreased my neck pain, my liver and kidneys are functioning normally, my lymphatic system is well on its way to being fully recovered and I feel like a new person. I was skeptical at first, but after my first treatment, the mental clarity and more restful sleep were enough to keep me going back again. But it’s helped me heal from the inside. Claudia Alesi is a healer and I would recommend anyone with acute or chronic health issues to give healing touch a try. It played a big part in turning my health completely around.

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Join BBD for the 12th Annual Summer Blood Challenge With a healthy uneventful pregnancy, Kelly expected the birth of her second child to be free of complications. But after 24 hours of labor, Kelly began to hemorrhage and lost 40 percent of her blood volume. She was rushed to the operating room and received four blood transfusions.


a vacation during the summer Last year, a record 241 companies months, a time when blood participated in the Summer Blood donations are typically slower. Challenge. This resulted in 14,308 blood donations. This summer, Blood Bank of Delmarva will hold the 12th “We had another record-breaking Annual Summer Blood Challenge year last year,” Roper said. “We from now to September 13. It anticipate tremendous support from was created to help sustain the our dedicated donors who help blood supply during the summer save local lives and have been vital “The blood transfusions saved months. to ensuring a stable blood supply my life,” said Kelly. “Thanks to in our community for 60 years. We the blood donors and Blood Bank “The Summer Blood Challenge are grateful to everyone who takes of Delmarva, my two beautiful is a friendly, competition among the time to give of themselves.” children still have their mom!” employers and community organizations,” said Roy Roper, Blood Bank of Delmarva is a Unfortunately, stories like Kelly’s Blood Bank of Delmarva President non-profit community service are not uncommon and don’t take & CEO. “The summer months organization that provides blood are typically slower for blood and blood products to 16 hospitals donations and the competitive in the Delmarva region. More spirit and prizes help motivate than 83,000 blood donations were existing donors as well as attract needed last year for about 20,000 first-time donors.” patients across the Delmarva Peninsula. Registered organizations will earn points based on blood donations, For more information or to first-time donors and more. This schedule an appointment, visit year’s grand prize is a $5,000 or call TD Bank Visa Gift Card, along 1 888 8-BLOOD-8. with $2,000 and $1,000 TD Bank Visa Gift Cards as second and third prizes. Two $50 gift cards will also be awarded to lucky participants each week throughout the Challenge. All donors must fill out a Hero Card when donating to ensure accumulation of points and eligibility for prizes.

Kelly, a blood recipient, is pictured with her two children, Sybil and Leo.

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Yes, You Can Improve Your Memory! 3. Adopt Healthy Habits

Drinking too much alcohol can cause short-term and long-term issues with memory. Limiting drinking to educate.HQULFKempower. one glass of wine with dinner can help avoid this damage. Smoking causes numerous health problems, including increasing the risk of developing memory disorders. Quitting smoking occurring antioxidants from is one of the healthy best things you including can do for sources, blueberries, strawberries your body and your memory.

9. Limit Harmful Medications

learn more about how we can help or to make an appointment. You do not need a referral from your primary care physician.

Some commonly prescribed medicines have potential side effects of confusion or memory problems. Discuss your current medication list You should always consult with with your primary care doctor. Be sure your doctor before making important to review both prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Sleep medical decisions. aids that contain diphenhydramine also and limiting caffeine late in over-the-counter medicines. we can help or to make an have been known to cause confusion appointment. You do not Sleep aids that contain the day. need a referral from your diphenhydramine also in older adults.


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4. Control Your Blood Pressure 3. Adopt healthy habits

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        By Chris Dispoto           for It is ďŹ nally warm out again! Though the winters here are mild,

       a Jersey boy, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still great to see them go. Besides my seasonal al worse every 

  lergies, which do seem to  be getting year, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a much

       happier person when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warm and stays light out later. Everyone 

      seems to have more energy. Something else that seems to get worse ! 


each year is the amount of bugs we see on the cars we wash. They        show up earlier and earlier, and in greater quantity. The snowbirds   !       returning from Florida and  other  warm places bring extra bugs, of       all species, even big giant ones. 

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a snowbird, you know    what I mean. When a car  comes in that is not regularly washed,    "     we see damage from the    bugâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;remainsâ&#x20AC;? on front bumpers      and grilles. Even plastic headlamps and side view mirrors can be dam      aged from whatever the bugs leave behind. If you are concerned        about your carâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nish, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s critical that you remove the â&#x20AC;&#x153;remainsâ&#x20AC;? regularly.At Rehoboth Car Wash we pre-treat the vehicles that are #     riddled with bugs by soaking them with soap and water 

and scrub$      bing them before the car  is washed. It takes a bit  longer   than a   wintertime wash, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what % it takes.Another warm weather   &  '

  woe for the car is the sand   that comes home from!

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 and infests the rugs and seats, and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not also  forget  the dog who

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       sand, hair, and whatever else we encounter.Something we recently    Armour        added to our menu is a product made by All, called Body    Shield. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a spray on polymer sealant

 wax that does an amazing  )    job! The car actually feels( as though it was waxed by  hand. The     

    shine is apparent on the paint, the chrome; even the black plastic  surfaces are blacker. It is available in a new full service wash pack or     If you age called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Whole Enchiladaâ&#x20AC;?, as an a la carte item.       

havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tried it yet, you should treat yourself. Another new item         installed only a week ago is a new foaming wheel and tire cleaner   

   that is applied before the car enters our tire brushes. It does a much         more thorough job than the previous system.I want to say thank *         you to all who have patronized our business since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve opened.  

     We just celebrated our 6th   year in business and we obviously could not have done any of it without$   the support of the community    and those who visit the resort area. Again, thank you very you     $ much.If + have any questions at all, please give  us a call 227-6177. We are

  at$   located on the Route One Service Road  at Rehoboth Ave.  Hours of )  

operation are Monday-Saturday from and from 8-5 on Sunday. ,  8-6 -   Hours are always weather permitting.Please see our *  coupons in

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People in Profile Fabricio Alarcon, MD, FACP

Susan D. Lloyd, MSN, RN,

Chief Medical Officer

President and CEO of Delaware Hospice

Dr. Alarcon holds his Doctor of Medicine degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. He completed his residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in the Primary Care/Internal Medicine Program. Dr. Alarcon is Board certified in Internal Medicine, a Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor and Provider and a member of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Dr. Alarcon is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine and serves on numerous committees. He has authored, published and presented over a dozen research papers. Dr. Alarcon has been La Red Health Center’s Chief Medical Officer since its inception. Hobbies include Tennis and Skydiving.

For over two decades, Susan Lloyd has provided national and regional leadership and support within the hospice community. As President and CEO of Delaware Hospice, she has upheld the organization’s mission and expanded its services, including establishing the Delaware Hospice Center, which offers patients 24-hour specialized care in an alternative setting to a hospital facility. Lloyd also serves on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Board of Directors as the Northeast Geographic Area Director, and is a member of the NHPCO Hospice Action Network. Susan is an advocate to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality care at the end-of-life. Lloyd secured her undergraduate Nursing Degree from Bloomsburg University, holds her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Villanova University.

Arlene S. Littleton

Phil Anderson

Arlene’s career in non-profit management has spanned almost 30 years beginning in 1985 when she was hired as Controller of Sussex County Senior Services which later changed to CHEER, Inc. She has served as Executive Director since 1986. Under her leadership, CHEER has grown from an annual budget of about $800,000 to $6.8M and assets of over $10M.

Phil Anderson graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in Pharmacy. He moved to Delaware in 1989 and started his career as a Pharmacist with Happy Harry’s Pharmacy. In 1994 he became the Pharmacy Supervisor for the Happy Harry’s Institutional Pharmacy where he managed 4000 Nursing Home beds in Delaware. After 5 years he returned to Retail as Pharmacy Manager of the Happy Harrys in Hockessin and Milltown. Mr. Anderson became a Pharmacy Supervisor for Walgreens in 2007 and in June will celebrate his 25th year with Walgreens/Happy Harrys. He is currently the Pharmacy Supervisor for the 33 Walgreens stores from Smyrna to Salisbury, MD. He has been a member of the Delaware Drug Utilization Review Board for 10 years; Immunization Coalition of Delaware for 7 years; and an active member of the Delaware Pharmaceutical Society. He is married with 2 daughters living in Wilmington.

CHEER employs approximately 150 employees, has over 500 volunteers and serves thousands of senior citizens throughout Sussex County through a wide array of programs and services. Over the last 15 years, successful capital campaigns have raised money for new centers in Georgetown, Lewes, Long Neck, Ocean View, Greenwood, and currently in Milton. CHEER also has a Community Center and two senior apartment complexes. In 1996, she received the “Who’s Who Among Top Executives” from Salisbury University and in 2000 was inducted into the “Alumni Walk of Success” at DT&CC. Arlene is one of only two Nationally Certified Community Transit Managers in Delaware. Arlene is married and resides in Laurel, Delaware. She has two children, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Her family, friends and CHEER are her passion.

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People in Profile Jack N. Berberian

Terri Pippin

Jack Berberian’s background, talent and training share a common theme: an entrepreneurial propensity coupled with the vision to identify opportunities to establish and grow companies over the last 20 years.

Terri was introduced to Holistic Healing 28 years ago, but it took another 10 years for her to step into the role of healer. Through Shamanic Healing, Energy Work and Massage she has helped people heal their mind, body and soul.

Jack Co-Founded SecureNetMD, the first 100% Healthcare Information Technology Company in the region to offer HIPAA compliant services with good friend Drew Laroche. Current clients include hospitals, medical facilities, MRI centers, hospice, and all medical specialties servicing DE, MD, PA and NJ. Please visit us at to learn more and request a free evaluation.

As a Shaman, Energy Healer and Teacher she offers many classes on self-healing. The newest addition to her teaching is Continuing Education Studies for other Massage Practitioners, allowing them to learn new services while earning CEU certification. Terri’s business, The Medicine Woman, LLC, is located in The Plantations Clubhouse, 18464 Plantations Blvd., Lewes, Delaware.

Claudia Alesi

Drew Laroche

Claudia Alesi, the owner of Oasis Wellness Spa, is happily married to her husband, Carl; and, has 2 beautiful, grown children who have made them very proud parents. She is a Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice and a Reiki Master/Teacher. She is very passionate about energy therapy because it treats the entire person--physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally—and supports selfhealing.

Co-founder of SecureNetMD, LLC, Drew Laroche’s entrepreneurial talent was evident from an early age. He attended the University of Delaware, and his post college work experience included Aberdeen Proving Grounds and Northrop Grumman Corporation where he specialized in radar and software engineering. SecureNetMD, LLC was started as a full service Information Technology company focused exclusively on healthcare. Over the years SecureNetMD has developed HIPAA compliant services that meet the demanding and changing requirements of the medical industry. Drew’s ongoing passion, drive and dedication have helped catapult his career and business to the next level. These characteristics coupled with his diverse computer and software engineering background give him the tools to tackle any project methodically and succeed beyond expectations.

In addition to private sessions, Claudia is expanding her practice by offering professional and personal enrichment workshops. She also offers organic airbrush spray tans and ionic foot detox sessions as part of her holistic health practice. Additionally, she is a distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, Juice Plus and Nerium.AD. Claudia is consistently expanding her knowledge and looks forward to helping her clients with their healing journey--while empowering and educating them.

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Green Your Home, Literally & Figuratively

By Regan Roberts Deck, CMI

You may associate that lemony or piney scent with a clean kitchen or clean clothes. But synthetic fragrances in laundry products and air fresheners emit dozens of different chemicals into the air. Conventional laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets and air fresheners in solid, spray and oil form may all emit such gasses. Many of these toxins may be trapped inside your home and could lead to health problems. Luckily,

there are a few approaches you can take towards cleaner air in your home, including using household plants as air purifiers. Plants that act as air purifiers: • Spider plants remove poisonous gases, as well as formaldehyde and xylene. These are best in the kitchen or near fireplaces where carbon monoxide can accumulate. • Boston ferns are natural humidifiers. By releasing moisture into the air, they act as air purifiers, removing pollutants. • English ivy makes a great houseplant for people with asthma and allergies. Along with benzene and formaldehyde, they also remove various chemicals released by synthetics. • Areca palm is a humidifying plant that removes formaldehyde and xylene. • Golden pothos remove gases but are also toxic to small animals and children. • Aloe vera works as a natural air purifier, while it’s gel is used to help treat burns.

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• Chinese evergreen remove benzene and formaldehyde. • Snake plants have the ability to absorb nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde and a variety of other airborne chemicals from the air, as discovered by NASA scientists. • Marginata removes formaldehyde, benzene and other toxins from the air. They can also be poisonous to dogs. • Peace lilies reduce harmful indoor pollutants that may cause cancer. This great pollution fighter and air purifier also absorbs excess carbon dioxide. As always, at Custom Mechanical we are happy to answer any questions you may have about indoor air quality, electrical, heating, cooling carpentry, plumbing and home performance related issues - on the phone, in person, via e-mail … even on Facebook! Our Retail Store offers parts and supplies as well as answers to your product or pricing queries. Our Comfort Advisors are available for free estimates and information about financing and manufacturer


rebates. Finally, our brand-new, redesigned for 2014 website offers more homeowner tips like these as well as on-line scheduling and more detailed information about Custom Mechanical, the people that make us great and the services we offer.

Contact us anytime! Locally, 302-539-5177. Toll free, 800-233-5177. Or on the web,

So, keep in touch and take comfort, CUSTOM is here to help!

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Quartz Countertops, the Next Big Thing? By: Mark Gandy

of a to quartz is made using a mixWelcome Bath,countertop Kitchen & Tile Center

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also requires polishing or reconditioning Testimonials Stephanie Snyder attended Moore College of years after installation as the shine of a “We recently had our bathroom remodeled by your Harbeson office.Design The management of the PA majoring Art and in Philadelphia, new granite countertop wears over time, Interior Design. She graduated from project by Mark Gandy was excellent, as was the quality ofinwork by all your subcontactors. all quartz manufactures advertise that the University in the Kutztown, Mark was always present when a subcontractor arrived forKutztown the first time to ensure scope PA in 2011 only cleaning material you will ever need with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She work was welland understood. theup, workers always showed up when they were isofwarm water soap. Subsequently To back this began her career in the electrical and lighting supposed to and left thecountertops work area neat cleanatclean when they were finished. We would some of the quartz weand offer division of design. Since moving to the area be happy to use Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center South for our nextMaryland, project.” - she Robert andaVicki Bath Kitchen and Tile Center are sold with from held Retail Marketing H., Lewes, DE and Space Planning Position, and was then a limited lifetime warranty. brought on board the sales and design team Our Bath Kitchen and Tile Center showat Bath,upon Kitchen Tile as the “My wife and I own a residence in Lewes, Delaware and decided a major& renovation of Retail Sales rooms are always well stocked with all of Design Assistant. She is now our master bedroom. After inquiries with and proposals from several companies, we decided to the Retail the latest offering from multiple quartz Sales/Designer at the company’s contract with Bath,and Kitchen and is Tilemore due inaffordlarge part to the professional manner in which we Harbeson manufactures, quartz location. Stephanie plans to continue her able before! expert were than handledever by Mark Gandy Our and the sense ofsales knowledge that he projected. Throughout the career as a Kitchen & Bath Designer and to staff always prepared to better familiarentireisproject, Mark kept us well informed and consistently demonstrated honesty. Of course receive her certifi cations in both divisions. ize quartz countertops. his yourself professionalwith opinion and expertise were invaluable...Based on our experience, we will not

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Welcome to the largest appliance selection in the shore area.

Featuring over 50 brands from all over the world all here nestled into our quaint country location. We have just relocated in the recent months from the busy Highway one location that we started and operated at since 1969. The move was so bitter sweet for the staff and I but sweet from the aspect that we are out in the country just three miles west of Route one in the Coolspring area. The new location features a bright well stocked showroom that is just charming most consumers say when they come in to shop for their new appliances. The showroom features hundreds of pieces of the markets best appliances under a well lit copper colored ceiling and is further complimented by old country plank pine flooring that is marveled at constantly and remarked upon by many.

Why should you consider shopping at Millman’s Appliances is the question we like to answer above all others. When shopping locally for your appliances we ask for you to consider our appliance store as we support over two dozen local charities each year. Shopping locally means that your money stays local in our community and is spent within the community according to our local bank over six times before it finds its way out of our community. When dollars are spent at box stores the money is picked by amoured truck and goes directly to a location far away from here doing absolutely nothing for our local citizens. We also hire and employ local associates for our business and I am proud to say our associates and their family members are integral part of our business, all 53 of them rely on us each day for employment and their financial well being.

We service what we sell with factory trained service technicians and also offer you our consumer a free ten year major component warranty on every new unit that we sell to you and your family. Our prices are very competitive and often are lower than the National competition with all the value added services and rebates that we have to offer which are exclusive to our business. We also have a used appliance donation program that we proudly started about twelve years ago which helps truly deserving members of community with a free used appliance delivered and installed in their homes. Such members who have received them in the past have been, but not limited to: Deployed military families, Disabled Veterans, Hospice and Cancer patients, Widows on very limited income, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easter Seals, Burned out families, Single mother homes, Rehabilitation centers, Shelters, and the list goes on and on. We care about our community at Millman’s Appliances! Our showroom never closes at Millman’s Appliances with what is classified as a state of the art showroom on line @ featuring 92,000 different items that updates to market trends every nineteen minutes. This site is so progressive it offers you dimensions, owners manuals, and even rebates all at your fingertips while you are in the leisure of your home. Come and shop for your families new appliances at Millman’s Appliances, we appreciate your business and we will work hard to meet or exceed your needs everyday. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Saturday 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and closed on Sunday.

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Global warming, rising energy bills, and energy dependence. Who among us is not concerned about these things? Who does not want to become part of the solution? We know Delawarians are--it has been named a top state for solar energy by Environment America Research & Policy Center (7th in nation for solar power and 5th for solar installations 2012). Why Solar? It benefits you, it benefits the environment, and it builds a sustainable future! But solar is still new for a lot of people. To address that, we’re offering answers to the most frequent and important questions we get as a Delaware solar provider. Solar energy is still one of the best ways to make a real contribution to sustainability. How does solar work? PV “modules,” the smallest PV component sold commercially, are made up of solar PV cells. PV modules are combined to build a PV system that converts sunlight directly to electricity. The cells produce electricity any time the sun is shining, but produce more electricity when the sunlight is more intense and strikes the PV modules directly. This is not a byproduct of heat as is the case with solar thermal systems for heating water. Instead, electrons freed by the interaction of sunlight with semiconductor materials in PV cells are captured in an electric current. PV allows you to produce electricity

— without noise or air pollution— from a clean, renewable resource. Who wouldn’t love a system that never runs out of fuel, and it won’t increase U.S. oil imports! PV system components (connected or “tied” to the utility grid): • PV Modules-- One or more, connected to an inverter • Inverter--converts direct-current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) • Batteries--(optional) to provide energy storage or backup power in case of a power interruption or outage on the grid.

is less than half of what it was in 2008, with significant drops in solar equipment prices in the past year. 3. State grants are still extremely generous! Delaware’s Green Energy Fund rebates offset the initial cost of a new solar electric system, in many cases up to 25% of the total price of the system. 4. Federal incentives at all-time highs! A generous Federal incen-

This conversion produces AC electricity, the kind that powers our lights, appliances, computers, and televisions, and is compatible with the utility grid. Incentives? Subsidies and rebate programs available to Delaware residents make solar the smart choice – financially as well as environmentally. Here are the five key incentives for homeowners and businesses right now! 1. Income from Solar Renewable Energy Credits. Delaware legislation allows owners of solar electric systems to receive guaranteed checks in the mail (in addition to electrical savings) from sale of these credits. 2. Dramatic price decreases! The cost of a new solar electric system

tive provides tax credits for solar electric system homeowners. This translates into the federal government paying for 30% of the total price of the system! For business owners, 2013 allows 60% depreciation for the price of your system in one year! 5. Energy prices continue to climb! With oil prices climbing, it does not take a crystal ball to see large jumps in our electricity rates in the near future. The more solar energy they produce, the less solar system owners are

affected by power rate increases. The 25-year warranty on panels effectively protects owners against rate increases. So, why are Clean Energy USA (CEUSA) customers purchasing solar electric systems? 1. To save money on their electric bills. 2. As an “insurance” policy against rising electricity rates. 3. To add an asset to their house while there are great incentives in place. 4. To make additional revenue from the Delaware program that gives money to people on an ongoing basis just for having solar. 5. To limit the environmental footprint they have on their area. Are you considering solar for home or business? Let CEUSA show you how solar will save you money for years to come. CEUSA is based in Rehoboth Beach and has installed over 400 solar electric systems in Sussex County alone. We take pride in having an expert staff of solar professionals to ensure excellence in assessment of your power needs, system design and perfection in installation. Our professional staff will take care of all of the grant applications, local and state paperwork, permits and utility company requirements. In addition to all that, we provide exemplary customer service after your system installation.

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High Crawlspace Humidity? By Mike Benson

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Christina’s Corner By Christina Lessard

Christina began working with Lessard Builders at a young age helping clean the office and run errands as well as other receptionist duties. As she grew older and more familiar with the business, she took on more responsibility and worked with her father, Brian on the day to day activities. Upon graduating from Wilmington University with a BS in Finance, she assumed the role of Comptroller and gained a more comprehensive understanding of the industry from the financial aspect. Today, you can find her working in the office with the administrative team, with clients at the model home or on the construction site. In addition to her father, Christina works alongside her mother Kathy, sister Michelle and brother Brian. Since the 1940’s, the Lessard family has built custom homes with a passion for quality craftsmanship and superior design. As the fourth generation, Christina looks forwards to carrying on the business with the same values and dedication.

Home Design: Thinking “Inside the Box” At some point in our lives, we have all been told that the best way to creatively solve a challenge or craft a successful plan is to think “outside the box”. In most cases, this is true but when it comes to building a new home, the most valuable way to plan ahead is to use a method that helps you think “inside the box”. Take a look at the different floor plans pictured below. What most people do not realize is that every floor plan you view is fundamentally “a box”.

The amount of space you need within that box will vary based on your family’s current and future needs. The goal is to really think about the function and purpose of each room. To help you do this, I’ve put together a list of items to think about when planning for your next home. You can use it as a quick reference guide or as an in-depth worksheet to understand how the way you live defines the ideal home design for you and your family.

1. Calculate How Much Space You’ll Need. Take a look at your current home and think about the size of each room. Does the amount of space work comfortably for your family’s needs? Do you need more or less space? It is important to consider if you will actually utilize every room in your new home. For instance, do you use a formal dining room, finished basement or those additional bedrooms? What purpose do they serve? 2. The key is to maximize the space within “the box”. Once you understand how you live and the approximate amount of space you would need, keep in mind that there are practical ways to re-design a floor plan. For instance, floor plans designed and built in the 1990’s to early 2000’s focused primarily on room count. By eliminating hallways and having a more open floor plan design, you can save up to 200 square foot in an average home. 3. Prioritizing the shapes within the box. It is essential to determine which areas are most important to you in your new home. Rank each location by order of importance and evaluate ways to make the best use out of the space. • Bedroom Count. Think about the amount of people that permanently live in your home now. Is there potential to add or reduce that amount in the future? • The Master Bedroom. The idea of a sitting area in the master bedroom is a cozy one, but if watching TV or reading in your bedroom is not a current habit, you might want to utilize the space somewhere else in your plan. • The Kitchen. If you truly enjoy the art of cooking, you’ll want everything in working distance and might consider a galley kitchen for convenience. If you like to entertain, you may prefer an angled island that can accommodate for more seating. • The Garage is one of the most underutilized rooms in a home and tends to be a place where people overbuild. Make the most out of your plan by thinking about the current size of your garage and the amount of cars you have. What function does your garage serve and how frequent do you use it? If you have a hobby or profession that requires extra space like a woodworker or mechanic, you might want an oversized garage. Otherwise, if you are just looking for storage space, you might want to save by utilizing the crawl space for storage. • Outside Living. When you sit outside, do you prefer to bask in the direct sunlight or enjoy the warmth indirectly with a nice breeze? Keep in mind that a deck is going to be significantly hotter than a screened in porch. • The Sunroom carries a variety of different meanings. The best way to define your version is to ask yourself why you want a sunroom. Functionally, do you just want a room with extra sunlight year round? If this is the case, then you would require a regular room with larger or additional windows. If the purpose of your sunroom is sit inside but enjoy the outside weather then you might be looking for a three season room which can have the option to be temperature controlled. • The Bathrooms: How many times a year do you use the soaking tub? If you only take a few baths per year, you might want to place the soaking tub in the secondary bathroom instead of the master bathroom. This set up allows for more space in your master suite to put towards a larger shower or walk in closet. In most cases, you will also save cost because a soaking tub is a standard feature in a secondary full bathroom. • Closets. The key is to understand how much closet space you actually need. If you are a minimalist, then you can redistribute the space from the big closet somewhere else like the living area, bedroom or kitchen. If you’re like me and have a ton of shoes, clothes & accessories, you might want the dream closet that borrows some space from the size of the bedroom. • Porches. Front porches on homes are beautiful and can influence the look of your home dramatically. However, a porch can considerably increase the price of the home. So, if you are not going to use it often, you can re-consider the porch option and save significantly on your bottom line. Thank you so much for reading today! I hope this article has helped you understand the importance to thinking “inside the box” while planning for your next home. If you have any questions or comments about this article, please stop by our model home in Lewes, Delaware or email me at I look forward to hearing from you!

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SEASONAL SEASONAL SOLUTIONS: SOLUTIONS: Benefits to hydrotherapy relief: Cost analysis and energy efficiency

The idea of a relaxing soak in hot water is by no means a new one. Throughout history people from many cultures have enjoyed this practice. From naturally occurring thermal springs to elaborately constructed bath houses, the benefits of hydrotherapy are well established. Once you experience Jacuzzi Hot Tubs brand of hydrotherapy, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it. When you slip into the hot massaging waters, your muscles will relax, and your mind will clear. Jacuzzi, truly water that moves you. Energy efficient hot tubs are the standard today for the hot tub industry and much research goes into improving the energy consumption rates for hot tubs. Jacuzzi Hot Tubs are the most efficient available with monthly

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electric usage rates below $11.00 per month for a hot tub holding 350 gallons. Larger models usage rates are below $20.00 per month. Full foamed maintenance free cabinets and energy efficient motors all contribute to a hot tubs energy usage. This is less than your typical water heater for your house. Maintenance of a hot tub is easier than most people think. There have been vast improvements in filtration and chemical care as well as other means of sanitation. Jacuuzzi Hot Tubs utilize an ultra violet system that improves and simplifies the maintenance process. This treats 99.9% of waterborne pathogens and up to 50% reduction in sanitizing chemical usage. And most of all no harmful odors or by products

produced. This makes hot tub care easy and hassle free. Affordability and financing have also become commonplace in the hot tub industry with consumer financing companies like GE Capital and Wells Fargo. All offer special deals and rate plans based on the consumers needs. This line of unsecured credit is readily available to customers. Monthly payments are as low as $65.00 per month with unlimited payoff time periods. Bank financing and credit card purchases are the most common forms of financing a Jacuzzi Hot Tub purchase. Warranty and service are Seasonal Solutions main priority after the sale. All technical service is provided by our factory trained technicians in a fast and courte-


ous method. The dependability has been improved with warranty coverage out to 14 years on the electronics and 5 year minimum labor and parts coverage on the entire hot tub. This makes your first five years of ownership a secure investment. Jacuzzi has become the world’s most recognized and largest selling brand of Hot Tubs. Always looking to improve the Jacuzzi experience, the addition of waterfalls, stereos, and easy care synthetics keep Jacuzzi on the cutting edge. This ongoing commitment to innovative product development ensures Jacuzzi’s and Seasonal Solutions leadership position in the industry, and sets standards the world over.

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The Earning Power Of Education By Nora riehl Zelluk aNd Tara WhiTe kee ProfessioNal aNd CoNTiNuiNg sTudies, uNiversiTy of delaWare The value of education in the workplace is well documented. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that earnings consistently increase with the level of education. On average, workers over 25 years old with bachelor’s degrees earn an astonishing 70% more than their counterparts with high school diplomas. Education beyond a bachelor’s degree increases earnings even further. Presidential initiatives underscore the importance of higher education for individuals to succeed and compete. As emphasized in White House statements on education, “Earning a post-secondary degree or credential is no longer just a pathway to opportunity for a talented few; rather, it is a prerequisite for the growing jobs of the new economy.” For many individuals, completing a college degree they may have started earlier in life is an option well worth pursuing, and researchers project dramatic growth in the number of individuals enrolling in college after the age of 25. In addition, people are turning to certificate programs to boost their earnings, add competencies to their professional toolboxes and improve their career prospects. Certificates are nondegree programs that offer practical, concentrated study in a particular professional area. They provide a way to earn a credential in a relatively short time—generally between four months and a year. A recent study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce called certificate programs a gateway to gainful employment and college degrees. “In the context of concerns about rising college costs and student loan debt, certificates,

which are cheaper and take less time to complete than college degrees, have become of increasing interest to researchers, institutions, and other stakeholders in higher education,” explained the researchers. “Certificates are a homegrown American invention and are expanding rapidly in response to a wide range of educational and labor market demands,” reported the Georgetown researchers. A major finding of the study is that the postsecondary certificate has become a cost-effective tool for increasing educational attainment and gainful employment . The University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies offers a range of certificates in the health care, legal and business fields: Analytics--Optimizing Big Data, Business Analyst, Clinical Trials Management, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Paralegal, Advanced Paralegal, Project Management and Social Media Marketing Strategy. Certificates meet at the UD Downtown Center at 8th and King Streets in Wilmington starting in September, and are scheduled to suit people who are already working. An information session is scheduled for July 17 at the Doubletree Hotel in Wilmington. For more information, call 302-831-7600, visit or write to For those considering a return to college, whether for a degree or certificate program, the University of Delaware ACCESS Center provides free academic advisement. Advisors can help identify career and educational goals, develop educational plans, implement decisions and build learning skills. The ACCESS Center can be reached at 302-831-7600.

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Summer Styles at Pineapple Princess!

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NOT FOR THE SUMMER ANYMORE service is huge, especially when you are dealing with such the sensitive issue as a women’s body being exposed to the general population, not fully clothed. This past Thanksgiving I had received a card in the mail. I would like to share it with you all because it sums up why I love what I do and why I love my all my royal customers and truly appreciate each and everyone of them. I know Miss Carol won’t mind me sharing...

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Dear Donna, This note is extremely belated, but since this is the season for giving thanks I really wanted to write you. Thank you so much for the time you took with Susan and me back in the beginning oft the summer. Buying a bathing suit was almost impossible for both of us, and for the first time, you made it both productive and fun. Then you added alterations and door-to-door delivery, we couldn’t have asked for more. In addition to the service, it was so nice to have such a selection of suits. We have recommended your shop to a number of people from this area who vacation at the Delaware beaches. Thanks again for your help, Happy Thanksgiving! -Carol

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Our goal at Pineapple Princess is to make every customer feel the way Carol and her daughter did when they left our store that day. So, if you haven’t visited our store, pleas1it’ so and spread the word. With winter vacations upon us and summer just around the corner, come in a view all the beautiful swimwear and accessories pieces the industry has to offer. We carry over thirty different brands and

designers, from Tommy Bahama, Gottex, Betsy Johnson, Roxanne, Anne Cole, Tara Grinna , Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand and many more. As you can see we carry a wide variety of lines to cater to a wide variety of age groups and personal styles. Please call us at 302-2278705 for more information and store hours.

The winter weather seems to have finally come to an end! Yay! Now it is time to get excited for summer meaning fun in the sun, beaches and pools. Come visit Pineapple Princess Swimwear in downtown Rehoboth to prepare you for the warm months ahead. Pineapple Princess is a full service swimwear boutique located under the Cultured Pearl restaurant on Rehoboth Avenue. We are a one stop shop for women, missy, and introducing little girl swim by Cabana Life for our “pineapple princesses”. We have an extensive inventory of swimwear, clothing, and coverups to fit all shapes and sizes from 4-24 and offer “cup” sizing and alterations right in store. Our staff values ourselves on customer service and we will make help for any gal to make their shopping trip enjoyable since swimwear we all know can be a daunting task... Arriving daily are collections from Tommy Bahama, Sea Folly, Lucky, Sunsets, Swim Systems, Miracle Suit, Kenneth Cole, Anne Cole, Alison Sheri and many more... So when you are ready to look and feel amazing in a swimsuit come visit us and let us find the perfect one. We are open 7 days a week 9am-8pm. Hope everyone had a fun and got summer!!:)

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We continue to make our wedding couples’ special day through our images to last a lifetime of love. Each wedding is captured, catering to their suggestions, desires and personalities. C.M.Baker Photography is still one of the few that print 8x10’s at the reception for all to view and for the couple to take home with them. Check us out and ask us about our “photobooth” style pictures. Full weddings, from start to finish, available to view.

Events One of our favorites have been Event Photography for at least 15 years. We print immediately! We can do many different sizes with photo folders. Many backdrops to select from. One of the popular methods is Greenscreen Photography. Select a backdrop, stand in front of the green backdrop and the photo puts you there in your selected backdrop. Gala Events, Father-Daughter Dances, Prom/Spring Dances, Charity Events, Conventions, Conferences, Military Events, Holiday Events, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Family Reunions, and the list goes on.


Portraits/ Headshots

We do Residential and Commercial Aerials on the Delmarva Peninsula. Progressive construction sights starting from the bare property and ending with the building finished and in use. Or even someone’s home, farm or estate to make a nice Christmas gift ! We will get your aerial done. With the selection digital images on a disc - to a framed 30x40 print. You choose !

Make an appointment with us to update your portrait or promo headshots for the web site. Setting up to do a company shoot is getting popular. Whether it is a radio station or a hospital, it is always needed for promo purposes.

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Using Trusts In Estate Planning

Amber B. Woodland, Esquire Michele Procino-Wells, Esquire Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC By: Michele Procino-Wells, esquire

Trusts, like Wills, are tools used in estate planning. Trusts are typically used in addition to Wills and provide many features Wills do not. Trusts, unlike Wills, may be effective during a person’s lifetime. Such a Trust is generally called a “Living Trust.” If a Trust doesn’t become effective until after a person’s death, it is called a “Testamentary Trust.” A Living Trust may be compared to a relationship, created during the lifetime of a grantor (the person creating the Trust), in which one party (the trustee) holds property for the benefit of another (the beneficiary). A Trust is usually created by a written Trust agreement setting forth all the terms of the Trust and identifying the trustee and the Trust beneficiaries. A Trust is made up of four basic elements. First, the Trust is created by a “grantor.” The grantor generally owns some type of property that he wishes to transfer to a Trust. The grantor is also sometimes referred to as “trustor” or “settlor.” The second element is the “trustee.” The trustee may be anyone the grantor chooses, including herself in most situations. The trustee manages the

Trust property and distributes the property as the Trust agreement directs. The duties and powers of the trustee are defined by the Trust agreement and state law. When the grantor is the trustee of the Trust, the grantor generally retains all control over the Trust assets. The third element is the Trust “beneficiary.” The beneficiary is the party for whose benefit the Trust is created and who will receive the benefit of the Trust income and/or principal. The beneficiary or beneficiaries may be anyone the grantor chooses, including herself. The forth Trust element is the “property” to be transferred to the Trust. Any type of property may be placed in Trust. The grantor may not only transfer property to the Trust during her lifetime, but may also direct in her Will that property pass to the Trust following her death.

value of a person’s net probate assets. Assets transferred to Trust during a person’s lifetime avoid probate and, accordingly, the probate fees and the time and paperwork required by probate. Another advantage Trusts provide is to be used as a beneficiary for assets like life insurance without subjecting those assets to probate. Designating a Trust as beneficiary allows such funds to come into the Trust after the grantor’s death and be available for payment of debts and expenses; then, what remains can be distributed back out of the Trust to the Trust’s named beneficiaries. In order for a person to determine whether a Trust is right for her, she should meet with a knowledgeable estate planning professional who can analyze her assets and property, help her refine her planning goals, and explain how a Trust would achieve or complement those specific goals.

Because every individual’s assets and goals are different, a qualified planner can also identify and explain any potential pitfalls or disadvantages that a Trust may pose.

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Living Trusts can assure continuity of management and income flow for a grantor in the event the grantor  becomes disabled or  for the grantor’s family  after the grantor’s  death. Unlike a Will,  neither a Trust nor   any inventory of Trust  assets is required to be filed in public records   after the grantor’s death,  thereby offering privacy unavailable with just a  Will. 

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Jeffrey Puglia, CFPÂŽ , AIFÂŽ Member of Financial Planners Association Jeff has spent his entire career helping individuals with their financial planning needs since graduating from Susquehanna University in 1994 with a BS in Finance. He is a Certified Financial Plannerâ&#x201E;˘ practitioner as well as an Accredited Investment FiduciaryÂŽ, helping retirement plan fiduciaries mitigate risks by instructing them in practices that cover pertinent legislation and best practices. He is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Jeff works with non-profits, business owners, professionals, retirees and pre-retirees to develop comprehensive financial plans that include retirement and estate planning strategies, portfolio construction and risk management. Jeff currently resides in Milford, DE with his wife Andrea and two children, Laci and Roman. He is an avid baseball memorabilia collector. His philanthropic works include being the Founder and President of Salute Our Soldiers, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide relief for wounded soldiers and their families. Recently he co-founded the Southern DE Base Ball Club, a non-profit formed to bring a 1900s era stadium to the Milford area to stimulate commerce and remember baseballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s originâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

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Much has been written about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations and charities. Aside from these blunders, there are also some classic financial missteps that plague retirees. Calling them â&#x20AC;&#x153;mistakesâ&#x20AC;? may be a bit harsh, as not all of them represent errors in judgment. Yet whether they result from ignorance or fate, we need to be aware of them as we plan for and enter retirement. Leaving work too early. The full retirement age for many baby boomers is 66. As Social Security benefits rise about 8% for every year you delay receiving them, waiting a few years to apply for benefits can position you for greater retirement income.1 Some of us are forced to make this â&#x20AC;&#x153;mistakeâ&#x20AC;?. Roughly 40% of us retire earlier than we want to; about half of us apply for Social Security before full retirement age. Still, any way that you can postpone applying for benefits will leave you with more SSI.1 Underestimating medical expenses. Fidelity Investments says that the typical couple retiring at 65 today will need $240,000 to pay for their future health care costs (assuming one spouse lives to 82 and the other to 85). The Employee Benefit Research Institute says $231,000 might suffice for 75% of retirements, $287,000 for 90% of retirements. Prudent retirees explore ways to cover these costs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they do exist.2 Taking the potential for longevity too lightly. Are you 65? If you are a man, you have a 40% chance of living to age 85; if you are a woman, a 53% chance. Those numbers are from the Social Security Administration. Planning for a 20- or 30year retirement isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t absurd; it may be wise. The Society of Actuaries recently published a report in which about half of the 1,600 respondents (aged 45-

60) underestimated their projected life expectancy. We still have a lingering cultural assumption that our retirements might duplicate the relatively brief ones of our parents.3 Withdrawing too much each year. You may have heard of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;4% ruleâ&#x20AC;?, a popular guideline stating that you should withdraw only about 4% of your retirement savings annually. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;4% ruleâ&#x20AC;? isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a rule, but many cautious retirees do try to abide by it. So why do some retirees withdraw 7% or 8% a year? In the first phase of retirement, people tend to live it up; more free time naturally promotes new ventures and adventures, and an inclination to live a bit more lavishly. Ignoring tax efficiency & fees. It can be a good idea to have both taxable and tax-advantaged accounts in retirement. Assuming that your retirement will be long, you may want to assign that or that investment to it â&#x20AC;&#x153;preferred domainâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that is, the taxable or tax-advantaged account that may be most appropriate for that investment in pursuit of the entire portfolioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s optimal after-tax return. Many younger investors chase the return. Some retirees, however, find a shortfall when they try to live on portfolio income. In response, they move money into stocks offering significant dividends or high-yield bonds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which may be bad moves in the long run. Taking retirement income off both the principal and interest of a portfolio may give you a way to reduce ordinary income and income taxes. Account fees must also be watched. The Department of Labor notes that a 401(k) plan with a 1.5% annual account fee would leave a plan participant with 28% less money than a 401(k) with a 0.5% annual fee.4 Avoiding market risk. The return on many fixedrate investments might seem pitiful in comparison to other options these days. Equity investment does invite risk, but the reward may be worth it. Retiring with big debts. It is pretty hard to

preserve (or accumulate) wealth when you are handing chunks of it to assorted creditors. Putting college costs before retirement costs. There is no â&#x20AC;&#x153;financial aidâ&#x20AC;? program for retirement. There are no â&#x20AC;&#x153;retirement loansâ&#x20AC;?. Your children have their whole financial lives ahead of them. Try to refrain from touching your home equity or your IRA to pay for their education expenses. Retiring with no plan or investment strategy. Some people do this â&#x20AC;&#x201C; too many. An unplanned retirement may bring terrible financial surprises; retiring without an investment strategy leaves some people prone to market timing and day trading.4 These are some of the classic retirement planning mistakes. Why not plan to avoid them? Take a little time to review and refine your retirement strategy in the company of the financial professional you know and trust. Jeffrey Puglia, CFPÂŽ, AIFÂŽ may be reached at (302) 265-2236 or or High yield/junk bonds (grade BB or below) are not investment grade securities, and are subject to higher interest rate, credit, and liquidity risks than those graded BBB and above. They generally should be part of a diversified portfolio for sophisticated investors. The payment of stick dividends is not guaranteed. Companies may reduce or eliminate the payment of dividends at any given time. Citations. [4/17/12] [5/10/12] americans-clueless-about-life-expectancy-bunglingretirement-planning/ [8/10/12] shop-smart-avoid-seven-common-errors-in-retirementplans-635633/ [5/13/12]




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Community June 13 - 15, 2014 Free Festival @ Epworth Church Saturday June 14 11am - 5pm

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G&E Supermarket and Hocker’s Super Center G & E Hardware 302-539-1448 We are a full service grocery supermarket featuring Fresh Cut Meats, USDA Choice and Certified Angus Beef, Full Service Delicatessen featuring Boars Head Brand, Fresh Seafood, Fresh Baked Goods Daily, Full Line of Gourmet Foods and Cheeses, Natural and Organic Foods, and Fresh Produce. We purchase locally grown produce when in season. Also, we offer a Hardware Store and Gas Pumps at both locations.

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