Check it out…If you are a nurse, you can snag a couple yummy freebies this week in honor of Nurse’s Week!
Starting today through May 12th, Cinnabon is celebrating Nurse’s week and offering up a FREE Cinnabon Classic Roll or Mini Roll to all nurses when you show their healthcare badge. Note that there is a limit one offer per nursing professional per visit during promotion while supplies last; and no purchase is necessary.
Nurses can also head over to Buca di Beppo this week (May 6th-10th) and snag a FREE Buca-Taster Bowl of Macaroni & Cheese with the coupon found here. Note that this offer is for dine-in only and you will need to show your hospital or Nurse’s ID.
And to all those Hip Nurses out there, I thank you for working such long hours and taking great care of all of us. We love our nurses!
Although stroke can happen to anyone, certain risk factors can increase your chances of having a “brain attack”. Studies show up to 80 percent of brain attacks can be prevented by working with a healthcare professional to reduce personal risk. Come hear Abhineet Chowdhary, MD, Neurosurgery Program Director, discuss what symptoms to watch for and what you can do to decrease your chances of a brain attack.
SnoValley Senior Center Steak Dinner & Pie Auction!
Saturday, November 10, at 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a delicious dinner with friends and a riotously fun chance to bid on fabulous pies baked by some of the best cooks in the Valley and auctioned off by local farmer George Magnochi. One of the Valley’s favorite fundraisers for one of the Valley’s favorite causes, our local seniors.
Steak, Chicken or Salmon with sides, dessert: Just $15. Pie that you bid on….priceless! Buy your tickets or make reservations at the Center or over the phone (425-333-4152), or buy tickets online to skip the cashiering line and go straight to your seats.
A Benefit Luncheon for Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care Program
Thursday, November 15, 2012
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Lynnwood Convention Center
Support the Evergreen Healthcare Foundation for the Fourth Annual Seasons of Hope Luncheon, benefiting Evergreen’s Hospice and Palliative Care Programs and Services. These services provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people suffering from chronic and life-limiting illnesses as well as those who love them, regardless of one’s ability to pay. Hospice and Palliative Care isn’t about giving up – it’s about providing hope to people facing life-limiting illness – hope of living their lives free from pain, without fear, and in the comforting circle of family and friends.
To carry out this mission, Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care Programs rely on your generosity. Please join them for a very special luncheon in support of these valuable services to our community.
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Lynnwood Convention Center
Cost: $45 per person; $450 for a table of ten
Sharing and Sending Words of Comfort at a Time of Loss
[An excerpt from the Hive Strategies article by Jean Kelso Sandlin, EdD, "A Personal Reflection on How Hospital Social Media Can Make Meaning from Death" ]
A nurse’s kind words on a social media website
She wrote, “I wanted to thank you for allowing me to share in a part of [your dad’s] life if even for a short period. I could certainly tell the love and support you as a family had for him. My prayers, and thoughts are with all of you at this time. Please let us know if there is anything I can do for you. Many blessings to all of you.” Her words were so affirming during a very difficult time. I think so many families experience some doubt after losing a loved one – did we do all we could? That she recognized the love we had for him made a difference to me. She made a difference by making a choice to engage in social media and share her sentiments.
Often when we have had a loss, it is difficult to remember the width and breadth of an impact our loved one has made. From social workers, doctors and hospice nurses, to neighbors, co-workers, and friends of the family, a loss is felt by many. Click to read ”A Personal Reflection on How Hospital Social Media Can Make Meaning from Death” by Jean Kelso Sandlin, EdD, on one experience that made a difference.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This is exciting progress, but there are still women who do not take advantage of early detection at all and others who do not get screening mammograms and clinical breast exams at regular intervals.
Women age 65 and older are less likely to get mammograms than younger women, even though breast cancer risk increases with age.
Hispanic women have fewer mammograms than Caucasian women and African American women.
Women below poverty level are less likely than women at higher incomes to have had a mammogram within the past two years.
Mammography use has increased for all groups except American Indians and Alaska Natives.
If all women age 40 and older took advantage of early detection methods – mammography plus clinical breast exam – breast cancer death rates would drop much further, up to 30 percent.
The key to mammography screening is that it be done routinely – once is not enough.
For more information about NBCAM, please visit www.nbcam.org. For additional information, please call one of the following toll-free numbers: American Cancer Society,
(800) 227-2345, National Cancer Institute (NCI), (800) 4-CANCER, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, (800) 221-2141.
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month program is dedicated to increasing public knowledge about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Fifteen national public service organizations, professional associations, and government agencies comprise the Board of Sponsors, who work together to ensure that the NBCAM message is heard by thousands of women and their families. For more information, please visit their website.
We all need immunizations (also called vaccines or shots) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our local community safe, Cascade Memorial is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.
August is the perfect time to promote immunizations and remind family, friends, and coworkers to get caught up on their shots. Immunizations (or vaccinations) aren’t just for babies and young kids. We all need shots to help protect us from serious diseases and illness. Everyone over age 6 months needs a seasonal flu shot every year.
Children under age 6 get a series of shots to protect against measles, polio, chicken pox, and hepatitis.
All 11- and 12-year-olds need shots to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, and meningitis.
Doctors recommend girls also get the HPV vaccine to protect against the most common cause of cervical cancer.
All adults need a tetanus shot every 10 years.
People age 65 need a one-time pneumonia shot.
Talk to your doctor or nurse about which shots you and your family need.
Take action to raise awareness of immunizations:
Organize a free or low-cost immunization clinic at a local community or health center.
Create and distribute an immunization tracking card. Include space for people to record the names and dates of their shots along with helpful facts and phone numbers.
Partner with a school nurse to host an immunization education event for parents at a local school.
Create and distribute an immunization reminder flyer to all the members of your organization.
Work with local summer camps to provide tips on the immunizations children need before they attend camp.
“My life has been profoundly enriched
by my experience as a hospice volunteer:
by the amazing people I’ve met,
by the connections we’ve shared,
and by the personal growth I’ve experienced
through this work.
I truly receive so much more than I give.”
-Providence Hospice of Seattle volunteer
Volunteers are critical to the work done at Providence Hospice of Seattle.
Providence Hospice of Seattle volunteers serve patients and families throughout King County. As members of the hospice team, volunteers play a key role in helping patients and families cope with practical, emotional, and spiritual challenges at the end of life.
Being a hospice volunteer can be a deeply rewarding, even life-changing, experience. Volunteers gain satisfaction from knowing that they make a very real difference in the lives of those they serve. And volunteering with hospice can also foster increased self-awareness, as well as a greater appreciation of what truly matters in life.
Some of the volunteer opportunities available:
• Fundraising, booths, and expos
• Office Assistance
• Monthly Phone Companion
• Reconditioning of Lifeline Units
• Phone Call Follow-up
• Camp Erin
• Beautician or Barber
• Handyman or Handywoman
• Landscaper/Yard work
• “Tuck-in” Program Delivery Team
• Patient Volunteer
• Pet Visitor
• Life Stories
*To learn more about volunteering with Providence Hospice of Seattle, call 425-261-4808.*
Aegis Living of Bothell10605 NE 185th Street
Bothell, WA 98011
Friday at 12pm, June 22, 2012
And EVERY Friday through September
Enjoy the best barbecue and summertime refreshments in our Aegis of Bothell Park. Entertainment provided by the long time 17-piece swing band The Tempos. Grandmas, Grandpas, Moms, Dads, Kids, Pets, ALL are welcome!