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Food Bank of Delaware

Drive-thru Mobile Pantry • New Castle County

When: Friday, December 17 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Delaware Tech, 400 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark

Register in advance »

Please bring proof that you live in Delaware!

  • On-site registration will also be available!
  • Service will be first-come, first-served.
  • Assistance is limited to one per household.
  • The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to serve up to 1,000 households at each pantry.
  • Public restrooms will not be available.
  • Please make sure your trunk or backseat is clear for easy loading.
  • If you are not able to attend the distribution, please dial 2-1-1 to be connected to other community food pantries!
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Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition

Zoom Webinar: Connections Between Tai Chi and Veteran Health & Wellbeing

You are invited to a Zoom Webinar.

When: Dec 21, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: The Home Stretch Series: LET THE TRAIN CARRY YOUR BAGS – Connections between Tai Chi and Veteran Health & Wellbeing

Register in advance »

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Race to End COVID

Join the ‘Race to End COVID’ Event – Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway

Those who sign up and get vaccinated can drive two laps on The Monster Mile.

The first 250 to sign up and get vaccinated will receive tickets to spring race at Dover.

Saturday, Oct. 16  •  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 17  •  8 a.m. –5 p.m.

As a special incentive, the Race to End COVID offers people, ages 16 and older who get vaccinated, the chance to drive their own car or truck on the famous one-mile track, known as The Monster Mile, with pre-registration.

Up to 800 drivers, with valid driver’s licenses, and their passengers will take two laps behind the track’s pace car, including on the 24-degree turns of the Speedway. Drivers will go on the track in groups of up to 25 vehicles over the two days.

Free vaccinations will be available to thousands of people during the event, as well as free testing. The first 250 people to register to be vaccinated – with or without driving the track – during the event will receive two tickets to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Sign-ups for the driving spots and for vaccination-only and testing-only appointments will open at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 6:

REGISTER NOW »

The event is sponsored by the Dover International Speedway, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the CDC Foundation. It is the secondRace to End COVID event in which participants can take their personal vehicles for a drive on the fast tracks in exchange for getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

All three types of COVID-19 vaccines – Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen – will be offered for first or second doses, as well as the additional doses now being recommended for some groups.

More details on who should get additional doses after being fully vaccinated »

“Dover International Speedway has been such a great partner in our vaccination efforts this year and this takes it to a whole new level,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, DPH director. “For anyone holding out or hesitant to be vaccinated, vaccination is safe, effective and now can get you a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience.”

“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourselves and others, and race fans in and around Delaware now have the added incentive of enjoying this unique opportunity to experience The Monster Mile from your own vehicle or getting free tickets to one of our NASCAR races,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO, Dover International Speedway.

  • Track driving without an advance appointment will only be available if the driving slots do not fill ahead of time, so registration for a day and time is strongly recommended. Walk-ups for vaccination-only and testing will be accepted, but appointments are recommended.
  • Participants who wish to drive the track alone must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, car registration in their name, and vehicle insurance. Participants who are 16 or 17 years old with a valid driver’s license must have a parent or legal guardian in the vehicle to sign a minor release form.
  • The entrance to Dover International Speedway for this event will be via the Leipsic Road entrance, not the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino entrance from Route 13.
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American Red Cross

American Red Cross Stress Solutions Workshop

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
5:00-6:30 PM

Stress Solutions

This module is designed to help service members, veterans and military families learn the benefits of healthy stress, recognize when stress is unhealthy and know what steps to take to effectively manage stress over the long term.

This workshop is presented via Zoom. Registration is via Eventbrite–link below. After you have registered, I will send the Zoom link to join on the day of the workshop.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP »

POC:
Judy Reabe
SAF Regional Manager
American Red Cross National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region
7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(443) 608-6742 (c)
judy.reabe3@redcross.org

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The Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter Programs

Build your knowledge and awareness with an education program in October with the Alzheimer’s Association and local partners. Find the programs that best meet your needs and register today.

See flyers and visit the website for complete information.

To schedule an FREE in-person or virtual Community Education Program for your constituents, please contact:

Elizabeth Phillips
Coordinator of Programs, Kent/Sussex Counties, DE
Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter
office: 215.399.9207
ecphillips@alz.org
alz.org/delval

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Wilmington VA Medical Center Offering COVID-19 Booster Shots

Wilmington VA Medical Center and affiliated Community Based Outpatient Clinics have begun offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots under Emergency Use Authorization. This decision follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC recommendation for a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risk
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks

“Our facility knows that fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is truly a team effort and we will continue to make sure we are doing all we can to protect Veterans, Veteran caregivers, staff and the Delaware and South Jersey communities against COVID-19,” said Vince Kane, Medical Center Director. “Our staff are currently offering Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots to those at highest risk, following the FDA and CDC recommendations.” The safety and care of Veterans is VA’s top priority, as well as ensuring the health and welfare of its workforce. Wilmington VA Medical Center and affiliated CBOCs have begun offering the Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccines via drive-thru clinic, September 27 to Veterans and employees, first prioritizing those persons who are 65 years and older, residents of long-term care facilities, and people aged 50-64 years with underlying conditions. VA will also offer the booster to Veterans, their spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA recipients under the authority of the SAVE LIVES Act, as supply and capacity permits. The Save Lives Act which was signed into law in March 2021 expanded VA’s authority to offer vaccine to include Veterans not traditionally eligible for VHA care, and others including spouses and caregivers of Veterans.

Veterans who receive care in VA and are due for booster shots will be identified through primary care teams, then contacted and advised of the recommended booster shots, which may be offered at scheduled appointments or on a walk-in/drive-thru basis. Veterans who received aPfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine outside of VA, as well as persons who received a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in VA for whom we don’t have records of their high-risk condition, will need to contact 1-302-994-2511 x5200. Those who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine under authorization of the SAVE LIVES Act and are due for a booster shot, may consult with their physician if they have questions about whether they should receive a booster, and contact us at 1-302-994-2511 x5200 for an appointment or information about walk-in hours.CDC advises that people can get both the COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine at the same time. Veterans receiving care at VA who wish to get a booster shot can get both shots together during the same visit. Currently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been authorized as a booster shot. FDA and CDC continue to review data to determine whether and when a booster might be recommended for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine(s). Wilmington VA Medical Center and affiliated CBOCs will plan to offer boosters of these vaccines if authorized and recommended.

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Wilmington VA Medical Center Update

Wilmington VA Medical Center Update

Important information for Veterans who served in Afghanistan

Veterans Health Administration sent this bulletin at 08/17/2021 04:10 PM EDT

Afghanistan: Let’s Talk About It:

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The news from Afghanistan is triggering a complicated view and flood of emotions for many. Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban.

You are not alone.

View Full Update »

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Brain Injury Educational Webinar Series

Educate Delaware 2021: An Educational Webinar Series for Delaware’s Brain Injury Community

This Brain Injury Association of Delaware (BIADE) webinar series provides life skills, resources and useful information on current trends and topics related to brain injury. Brain Injury can cause many kinds of physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional impairments that are sometimes temporary and sometimes permanent depending on the individual and the severity of the brain injury. Impairments can range from subtle to severe. The BIADE Webinar Series will provide useful information for survivors, family members, caregivers, and members of the brain injury community.

QUESTIONS, CALL:
Cheryl Doucette
302-423-1119

2021 BIADE Webinar Series - Public View (v3) - Final Draft
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