Building Friendships Creating Community

Children’s Village Support: Building Friendships Creating Community By Melinda Davis The day the doctor suggested our daughter Wapasha may have Down Syndrome was a day full of many mixed emotions.  I went from feeling complete happiness of meeting our daughter to feeling surprised, sad, and then followed by guilt and fear.  I was scared of Read more about Building Friendships Creating Community[…]

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 Read more about 7 Steps To Prevent Stroke[…]

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 Read more about Health and Fitness Event Celebrates Women’s Health Month[…]

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 Read more about Get fit, have fun at Spring Fling in Franklin Park[…]

Prom at Children’s Village, A Mother’s Story

Prom at Children’s Village is an annual event that occurs each spring. It’s organized by the Parent to Parent team and teen volunteers. Teen Club Prom provides an inclusive Prom experience in a safe, comfortable environment.  Program staff and teen volunteers provide that extra support and structure some teens need to help them have a Read more about Prom at Children’s Village, A Mother’s Story[…]

Community of Practice: What is it? What does it mean?

The Community of Practice workshop is an opportunity to bring people together to focus on the bigger picture:  What is a meaningful life for an individual with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities?  What is the vision? What is your community’s on-going commitment? Ed Holen, Executive Director of The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, and/or Betsy McAlister, Read more about Community of Practice: What is it? What does it mean?[…]

Meet Max: Learning and Growing at the Village

At first, local mother Brooke Hamilton-Neufeld assumed her son Max was just a late crawler. Max was still not crawling by one year, so Brooke became concerned as most children her son’s age would at least start walking and moving around. Brooke went to the Children’s Village website for its online referral. The self-referral team, Read more about Meet Max: Learning and Growing at the Village[…]

Upcoming Events at the Village!

  Lunch and Learn: Parent Panel Monday, April 25th 12 -1 PM  Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road, Yakima RSVP: (509) 574-3209; marylynnebrewington@yvmh.org Three local parents will share how Children’s Village has made such an impact in helping their family and child. Come hear why Children’s Village is so critically important for local families.     Read more about Upcoming Events at the Village![…]