Yakima Hospice Transitions Program

“I don’t know what I don’t know” is a common thought when someone is first diagnosed with a terminal illness. Currently, the Transitions program offers practical help to those struggling with a life limiting illness. When clients and caregivers feel isolated and overwhelmed the trained volunteers give the caregiver a much needed reprieve and companionship Read more about Yakima Hospice Transitions Program[…]

Friends of the Village Lunch & Learn

Friends of the Village Lunch & Learn meetings are held three times each year, presenting a different service offered through Children’s Village, and explores opportunities for community advocacy of the Village and children with special needs.  To learn more or to be part of this dynamic group of supporters contact marylynnebrewington@yvmh.org.

Priscilla Forney, Fairy Godmother      

 Volunteer extraordinaire Priscilla Forney is often referred to as the “fairy godmother” at Children’s Village.  She magically appears on the clinic days when she is most needed. Flitting around taking care of clerical tasks, getting toys, cleaning, or greeting families and escorting them in and out of the therapy room, Priscilla is a happy, calming presence Read more about Priscilla Forney, Fairy Godmother      […]

Providing Support Where It’s Needed

Patient quote “I love this place…. Because of ‘Ohana and North Star Lodge I’m a 7 year and counting breast cancer survivor. They gave back my hopes and dreams but mostly they gave me my family and friends back. I love you guys….”  Every year, Memorial’s ‘Ohana Mammography Center provides comprehensive breast health care to Read more about Providing Support Where It’s Needed[…]

Healthy Minds

The Memorial Foundation is once again leading the effort to meet community need in healthcare.  The demand for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease education is growing more urgent. It is predicted that these dreaded and misunderstood conditions will affect up to 16 million Americans by 2050*.    Memorial Hospital and The Memorial Foundation are partnering with Read more about Healthy Minds[…]

Study: For social anxiety disorder, talk therapy beats meds

Oct. 9, 2014—About 15 million Americans live with social anxiety disorder, a phobia characterized by avoidance of social situations. And though antidepressants are a common form of treatment, the results of a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggest that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may be the better choice—especially in the long term. About the Read more about Study: For social anxiety disorder, talk therapy beats meds[…]

Register now for Mateo’s Mighty Warriors Basketball Camp!

Yakima Campus – Yakima Valley Community College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams have partnered with Children’s Village Parent to Parent program to host Mateo’s Mighty Warriors Basketball Camp. The camp will be held November 1, 2014 from 10:00am-11:30am and is open to Children’s Village kids and their siblings, ages 5 and over. Cost is $5 Read more about Register now for Mateo’s Mighty Warriors Basketball Camp![…]

3rd Healthy Now clinic opens in West Valley

Convenient care clinic treats minor illnesses quickly, comfortably YAKIMA – Memorial Physicians is pleased to announce that a new Healthy Now clinic has opened in West Valley to meet the demand for convenient care for minor illnesses. Healthy Now treats a variety of non-urgent illnesses and injuries that might not be serious enough for a Read more about 3rd Healthy Now clinic opens in West Valley[…]

Celebrate National Breast Cancer Month with Pumpkin!

By Lena Gill, RD, CSO, CD – North Star Lodge Fall has definitely arrived in the Yakima Valley!  One of my favorite vegetables in abundance this time of year is pumpkin.  There are countless varieties of this fun squash, each with a different purpose in mind: •    Sugar – excellent for baking •    Jack O’Lantern Read more about Celebrate National Breast Cancer Month with Pumpkin![…]