Alaska Airlines Experience

Last summer, the Parent to Parent program at Children’s Village offered an opportunity for our daughter, Priscilla to go to the Yakima Airport. We hadn’t flown before and wondered what it would be like as our daughter is a wheelchair user. We went thru TSA screening and waited to board the plane. We were loaded Read more about Alaska Airlines Experience[…]

July is UV awareness month.

Central Washington is known for an abundance of sunshine that lifts the spirit and encourages outdoor activity.  Research shows that daily exposure to sunlight is important for proper absorption of vitamin D. However, overexposure to damaging Ultra Violet rays from the sun can put you at risk for multiple health concerns from skin damage in Read more about July is UV awareness month.[…]

‘Homies with Extra Chromies’ BBQ… for families raising children with Down syndrome!

Feeling alone is a very common feeling shared by many parents that are raising children with special needs. Some don’t know how to reach out for support, or even that support is available.  The Parent to Parent program at Children’s Village provides support for families in many different ways. Last night our Homies with Extra Read more about ‘Homies with Extra Chromies’ BBQ… for families raising children with Down syndrome![…]

Virginia Mason Memorial hosts Baldrige Examiner Training Class in 2017

YAKIMA— In partnership with local leaders, Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) offers Examiner Training in communities across the Pacific Northwest to bring information, resources, knowledge, and best practices to organizations, communities and the region. Participants in this training class will experience a one-of-a-kind professional development and networking opportunity, and the chance to make a meaningful contribution Read more about Virginia Mason Memorial hosts Baldrige Examiner Training Class in 2017[…]

Are you struggling to cope with breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery?

Are you struggling to cope with breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery?  Do you wish you could talk to experts about your challenges and share with others who may feel the same way?  The June 14th Breast Cancer Support Group meeting will focus on options and successful strategies that may help you learn to find Read more about Are you struggling to cope with breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery?[…]

A path for kids to reach their highest potential

Families who don’t know much about disorders like autism or ADHD may not seek treatment. When they do, families are amazed at how much support and education is available at Children’s Village to help their children achieve their highest potential.  And did you know? Children’s Village staff make an average of 350 in-home visits for Read more about A path for kids to reach their highest potential[…]

No one should have to manage their health care alone.

“…I feel less alone with this program.  I am an only child, so dealing with my mom’s disease has been overwhelming, but you’ve been a tremendous helping ‘friend’.”  — a thankful daughter Your generous donations to The Memorial Foundation help support programs throughout the Compass Care Initiative – home health, palliative care, hospice and bereavement Read more about No one should have to manage their health care alone.[…]

Program for Seniors

Generous Kohl’s Care grant funding supports a Gentle Chair Fitness Class, designed for people with limited mobility and seniors, ages 60 and over. Attendees will learn to stretch and tone muscles without strain.  Every Tuesday, 12:30 -1:30 pm., at the Henry Beauchamp Community Center, 1211 S. 7th St. Yakima, WA. “Thank you for providing the Read more about Program for Seniors[…]

Cancer Survivorship care

Survivorship care “Thanks for who you are and what you do.  It’s wonderful not being alone in this experience.” —a grateful cancer patient Especially for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families:  Douglas T Gray MSW, LICSW will be joining Betsy Medrano RN-C Nurse Navigator at ‘Ohana for the June 14, 2017 breast cancer support Read more about Cancer Survivorship care[…]