Bid now! Support Children’s Village and watch Seahawks/Sounders in style from private  suites at CenturyLink Field

 

This year, the community has an opportunity to support Children’s Village and enjoy a Seahawks or Sounders game from a luxury suite at CenturyLink Field in Seattle by being the highest bidder for the two items in a new online auction.

The football-lover’s package includes a luxury suite at either the Seahawks-Minnesota Vikings game Aug. 18 or the Seahawks-Dallas Cowboys matchup Aug. 25 for themselves and 19 friends, complete with snacks. The suite includes hosted light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and eight parking passes for the game. The starting bid is $10,000.

The soccer-lover’s package includes a luxury suite for the Sounders-Real Salt Lake match on Oct. 23, the Sounders’ final game of the season, for the highest bidder and 19 friends. The suite also includes hosted light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and eight parking passes. The starting bid is $3,000.

Online auction bidding begins Monday, April 25, and concludes the evening of May 21, the night of the annual YouthWorks Council fundraiser Passion for the Village at Children’s Village.

To bid on either package go to: memfound.org/cvauction.

The luxury suites were donated by Virginia Mason Health System, a partner with Memorial Family of Services.

Children’s Village is a regional integrated center for children with special health care needs and their families, with multiple service providers all under one roof. The comprehensive family-centered organization aims to meet each child’s need for individualized care with over 30 different kinds of specialized services. There are medical specialty clinics, developmental evaluations and collaborative diagnostic clinics, dental services, occupational, physical and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, behavioral intervention and nurse home visiting programs. The Village also offers a comprehensive parent and family support group called the Parent to Parent program. Find out more at yakimachildresnvillage.org.

The Memorial Foundation is a 501c(3) organization that raises funds for innovative health care programs in the Yakima Valley (www.memfound.org).

 

Golf Evaluation and Training

“There is not one most efficient way to swing a golf club, it’s dependent on the limitation of the body for each individual. If you can take steps to improve your power, efficiency and reduce injuries, you can improve your golf game overall.” Joel Buffum , MS, ATC AT-L Titleist Performance Institute certified.

Good News! Our recent advertisement for Memorial’s Golf Evaluation and Training incorrectly listed the program cost as $375.  The price of our TPI 1.5 hour screening and follow up corrective session is only $250.  Learn how you can take advantage of this program and improve your golf swing at https://www.yakimamemorial.org/medical-services-orthopedic-services-sports-medicine.asp

Classes and Events This Week

Events for May 1 – 7
Mon
May 2
11:30 am Lamplight Bible Study/support group
North Star Lodge
Ends @
1:00
Lamplight Bible Study is designed for cancer patients and their caregivers/family members. You will see how the Bible can help navigate through their cancer journey. Classes held every other Monday.
5:00 pm Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español -Sunnyside Ends @
6:30
El Programa de Padre a Padre ofrece apoyo emocional e información a familias criando a niños con necesidades especiales de salud o atrasos en el desarrollo. Los Eventos y las clases patrocinadas por P…
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga
Memorial’s Community Education Center
Ends @
7:00
Pre-natal Yoga helps decrease tension, improve flexibility and
strength, prepare for the birthing process, and cultivate a connection
between mother and child. No Yoga experience necessary!  If you…
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
Tue
May 3
12:00 pm North Star Knitters
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
Cast on to this active, fun-loving group of knitters (many survivors) and learn to knit, crochet and teach others. All the yarn is provided and the laughs are free. Ask your oncologist or nurse about…
2:00 pm My Health, My Life (Orientation and 6 Classes)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness
Ends @
4:30
My Health, My Life is designed to help individuals who suffer from chronic illness learn simple techniques on how to live a healthy life
by managing their symptoms. This six-week program will help you…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
7:00 pm Diabetes Dialog Support Group – Evening Session
Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness
Ends @
8:00
Diabetes Dialog Support Group Classes are offered twice per month except June, July and August.  Please call to register for March and December programs. (509) 249-5243

Goal Setting & Preventing…

7:15 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Gentle Yoga
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
8:15
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
Wed
May 4
11:00 am North Star Lodge Oncology walking group
Kissel Park
Ends @
12:00
Welcome to the NSL walking group.  Our goal is to provide a weekly opportunity for patients to get together in a casual atmosphere for some physical activity and socialization. The walking session wil…
12:00 pm Advanced Care Planning, 5 Wishes Seminar
Memorial Hospital Auditorium
Ends @
1:00
Advance Directives Training: Does your physician know what medical treatment you want – and don’t want – in the event that you’re in an accident or diagnosed with a terminal illness? Does your family…
Breastfeeding Support
Memorial Maternal Health
Ends @
1:30
Do you ever ask?
“Will I be able to breastfeed after my baby is born”?
“Am I doing this right?”
“Is this supposed to hurt like this?”
“Is my baby getting enough to eat?”
You are not alone. All…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Bilingual Family Fitness and Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
7:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Gentle Yoga
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
8:30
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
Thu
May 5
9:00 am Diabetes Wellness – (Classes at 9 am and 1 pm)
Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness
Ends @
12:00
This Diabetes Wellness program is for patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, or those seeking to gain additional education to self manage their diabetes.  The class is delivered in 4 sessions…
12:00 pm Better Breathers Club
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness
Ends @
1:00
Better Breathers Club is a support group for anyone with COPD. Families are welcome.
Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
A cancer diagnosis can cause anxiety, stress and sometimes
depression for patients and their caregivers. There are natural
ways to combat these side effects and it’s something anyone
can learn.
An…
Women Supporting Women Through Cancer
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the moment of diagnosis and for the rest of your life you are a survivor!  Within the Support Group find Hope, Encouragement and a Connection with other women just like you!  It does not matter w…
1:00 pm Diabetes Wellness – (Classes at 9 am and 1 pm)
Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness
Ends @
4:00
This Diabetes Wellness program is for patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, or those seeking to gain additional education to self manage their diabetes.  The class is delivered in 4 sessions…
3:00 pm Cottage in the Meadow tours
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
4:00
Tour Cottage in the Meadow and receive up to date information regarding the Hospice, Transitions and Cottage programs
6:00 pm Tomando Contro de su Salud/My Health, My Life (Orientacion y 6 clases)
Memorial’s Community Education Center
Ends @
8:30
¡Lo Encontramos! El Secreto para Vivir Mejor
Acompáñenos y adquiera técnicas más sencillas para alcanzar una salud Física, Mental y Espiritual más optima.
• Para comunicarse más efectivamente con su…
6:30 pm Childbirth Education 4-Week Series (Thursdays 4 of 4)
Memorial’s Community Education Center
Ends @
8:30
Class covers: what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and discuss medication options for delivery. Please note:…
7:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Gentle Yoga
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
8:30
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
Fri
May 6
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos.
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
4:30
Cuide de lo que verdaderamente es importante – su Salud.

¿No tiene cobertura médica?
‘Ohana tiene información de programas que ayudan a cubrir el costo de este importante examen.
Llame para más…

Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
5:30
`Ohana, Memorials Mammography center, offers a walk-in clinic for screening mammograms, Fridays, 2:30–5:30 p.m.  No appointment is necessary and interpreters are available. The name of the doctor who…

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Upcoming Events for May 8 – 14
Mon May 9 1:00 pm Diabetes Prevention Monthly Support Program (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
5:30 pm Gathering at Powerhouse* (The Powerhouse Grill)
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Tue May 10 12:00 pm North Star Knitters (North Star Lodge)
2:00 pm My Health, My Life (Orientation and 6 Classes) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness)
3:00 pm Look Good-Feel Better (Wellness House)
5:30 pm Varicose Vein Seminar (Yakima Vascular Associates)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
6:30 pm Successful Breastfeeding (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
7:15 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Gentle Yoga (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Wed May 11 11:00 am North Star Lodge Oncology walking group (Walk location varies -call 509 574-5875 for current location)
12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support (Memorial Maternal Health)
Cancer Support for Men, Women and Families (Wellness House)
1:00 pm Better Breathers Club (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness)
5:30 pm Breast Cancer Support Group NEW! (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
6:00 pm Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health for Pregnancy and Beyond (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Bilingual Family Fitness and Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
7:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Gentle Yoga (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Thu May 12 9:00 am Diabetes Wellness – (Classes at 9 am and 1 pm) (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
12:00 pm Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session (North Star Lodge)
1:00 pm Diabetes Wellness – (Classes at 9 am and 1 pm) (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
6:00 pm Tomando Contro de su Salud/My Health, My Life (Orientacion y 6 clases) (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
7:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Gentle Yoga (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Fri May 13 2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos. (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Sat May 14 9:00 am Clases de Preparación para el Parto en Español (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
10:00 am Young and Pregnant Teen Childbirth Program (Memorial’s Classroom (A, B, or C))

View the entire calendar online

7 Steps To Prevent Stroke

You don’t have to make big changes to reduce your heart attack and stroke risk. Here are 7 healthy habits that could save your life:

Live smoke-free. If you smoke, quit.

Monitor your blood pressure. Keep your numbers below 120/80 mm Hg.

Maintain a healthy weight. Target a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25.

Watch your cholesterol. Strive for a total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL.

Control your blood sugar. Aim for a fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL.

Get active. Log 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity – like brisk walking – per week ( or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity).

Eat a heart-healthy diet. Make vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and fish mealtime staples. Limit sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar.

Source: American Heart Association

Health and Fitness Event Celebrates Women’s Health Month

 

One in two women age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. 60,000 deaths each year can be directly attributed to complications from osteoporosis, which claims more lives than breast, prostate and cervical cancer each year.

In honor of Women’s Health Month, women in the Yakima Valley can learn more about their own bone health and about women’s health overall with no-cost osteoporosis screenings, bone density scan information and more at Healthy Women – Informed & Empowered, a women’s health event Wednesday evening, May 4, at Cornerstone Medicine, 4003 Creekside Loop.

That evening, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a panel of medical experts will speak on a variety of women’s health topics. Also offered is a free 30-minute yoga class, 5:30 to 6 p.m.

There will be door prizes and other fun events. The event is no cost to the public.

For more information contact Juanita Silva at 509-225-3178 or juanitasilva@yvmh.org.

Get fit, have fun at Spring Fling in Franklin Park

Family-friendly event April 30 includes obstacle course, health information

Spring is here, and it’s time to get your family outside and moving again!

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital will ensure your family is active at its Spring Fling into Fitness and Wellness event on Saturday, April 30. It’s a fun, family-friendly event intended to teach you some health and fitness tips.

Parents are encouraged to participate and work together with their children to complete the ultimate obstacle course, with over 20 obstacles of physical challenges. There also will be nutrition and fitness information, so come prepared to pick up some wellness tips and leave with plans for improving your lifestyle.

There’s no charge and no registration required, but please wear appropriate clothing – no sandals or flip-flops. The event is sponsored by Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Yakima’s Franklin Park, 2101 Tieton Dr.

For more information, visit yakimamemorial.org or call Juanita Silva at 225-3178.

Eggstravaganza at Children’s Village

By Liz Cruz, Parent to Parent Coordinator at Children’s Village

 cv-eggEggstravaganza is for Children’s Village families. The parent to parent program register 200 children with special needs and their siblings to participate in the different activities. There is an egg hunt, petting zoo, cake/treat walk, face painting, Bunny bean bag toss, fishing booth.

 “We had a little girl, maybe two years old with Down Syndrome. I was watching her do the cake walk. She was having so much fun, smiling and laughing that she couldn’t keep her balance. She had a parent on either side of her to help and when the music started, she grinned from ear to ear and started walking. She enjoyed herself so much so that it was infectious!  Amazing what one smile can do . . . “

Virginia Mason, Memorial Appoint Board Representatives as Affiliation Gets Underway

YAKIMA – (March 14, 2016) – As part of the recent affiliation of Yakima-based Memorial Family of Services with Virginia Mason Health System, the two organizations have appointed members to each other’s governing boards.

• Duane Rossman, a former member of the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Association Board of Trustees and a retired Weyerhaeuser Co. area general manager, has joined the Virginia Mason Health System Board of Directors.

• Jim Young, a retired accountant and chair of the Virginia Mason board, has joined the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

• Richard Martinez, a senior executive in the banking industry who recently completed a term on the Virginia Mason board, has been appointed to the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

• Rich Spiegel, MD, a member of the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Association Board of Trustees and a practicing physician in Yakima, is scheduled to join the Virginia Mason board later this year.
The affiliation of the nonprofit Memorial organization, which includes 226-bed Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, with nonprofit Virginia Mason became official in January.

Teams from Virginia Mason and Memorial are developing plans that will guide the integration and enhancement of services over the next several months. Clinical areas designated for integration and/or enhancement first include the primary care, digestive diseases, heart, cancer, neurosciences and orthopedics service lines.

About Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is a 226-bed, acute-care, nonprofit, community hospital serving Central Washington’s Yakima Valley. Memorial Family of Services includes primary care practices and specialty care services including high-quality cardiac care; cancer care through North Star Lodge; breast health at `Ohana Mammography Center; acute hospice and respite care at Cottage in the Meadow, winner of the Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association for innovative palliative and end-of-life care; pain management at Water’s Edge; an advanced NICU unit, the only place in Central Washington that offers specialty care for at-risk infants; advanced services for children with special health care needs at Children’s Village; and The Memorial Foundation, a separate 501c(3) organization that raises funds for innovative health care programs in the Yakima Valley (www.memfound.org).

Visit Memorial online at www.yakimamemorial.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yakimavalleymemorialhospital), Twitter (www.twitter.com/Yakima_Memorial) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/yvmh).

Media Contact:
Rebecca Teagarden
Memorial Family of Services
(509) 577-5051
rebeccateagarden@yvmh.org

3 things that may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month.  Here are 3 things to consider that may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer:

  • Your body weight. Avoid excess weight gain, especially around the midsection. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of colorectal cancer in both men and women.
  • Your physical activity. Are you getting enough physical activity? Work towards a goal of at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five days of the week, or 20 minutes of vigorous physical activity, on three days a week. Haven’t worked out in a while?  Check with your provider first.
  • Your diet. To help lower your colorectal cancer risk, choose meals that are high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and low in red and processed meats. Increasing fiber, especially from whole grains, may also lower your risk.

See the American Cancer Society Guidelines for Cancer Prevention at www.cancer.org