Classes and Events This Week

Events for September 24 – 30
Sun
Sep 24
Love’s Travel Stop’s CampaignAug. 25 – Sep. 30
Visit a participating Love’s Travel Stop to purchase a CMNH iCon balloon and donate to the CMNH program at Memorial. Participating locations are:

1512 UA-97
Ellensburg, WA 98926

700 Wine Country…

Walmart’s CampaignAug. 28 – Oct. 1
Visit a participating Walmart to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Participating Walmart locations are:

East Valley Yakima
West Valley Yakima
Sunnyside
Richland

Mon
Sep 25
Love’s Travel Stop’s CampaignAug. 25 – Sep. 30
Visit a participating Love’s Travel Stop to purchase a CMNH iCon balloon and donate to the CMNH program at Memorial. Participating locations are:

1512 UA-97
Ellensburg, WA 98926

700 Wine Country…

Walmart’s CampaignAug. 28 – Oct. 1
Visit a participating Walmart to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Participating Walmart locations are:

East Valley Yakima
West Valley Yakima
Sunnyside
Richland

9:00 am Diagnostic Cardiac Testing (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
Diagnostic Cardiac Testing- This class explores different cardiac tests to include nuclear imaging with radiographic tracers and scanners.  An expert will also discuss echocardiograms, angioplasty, st…
11:00 am Diagnostic Cardiac Testing (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
Diagnostic Cardiac Testing- This class explores different cardiac tests to include nuclear imaging with radiographic tracers and scanners.  An expert will also discuss echocardiograms, angioplasty, st…
12:00 pm Food for Life: Foods for Weight Management
Memorial Cornerstone Medicine -Diabetes Education Classroom
Ends @
1:00
Food for Life: Foods for Weight Management
Learn how to prepare affordable, low fat foods during this 4 week course taught by Ineke Ojanen, Registered Dietitian. She will demonstrate 3 delicious and…
1:30 pm Scrapbooking
North Star Lodge
Ends @
3:30
Enjoy fellowship and creativity as you learn new techniques for scrapbooking, cards and decorations.  All scrapbooking materials are provided at no charge, just bring your own photos.
3:00 pm Diagnostic Cardiac Testing (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
Diagnostic Cardiac Testing- This class explores different cardiac tests to include nuclear imaging with radiographic tracers and scanners.  An expert will also discuss echocardiograms, angioplasty, st…
4:00 pm Diabetes Prevention Program orientation
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
4:30
This 30 minute information session about Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention program will explain the research behind this evidence based program and why it is proven to slow the progression to type 2 diab…
5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
¿Listo para actuar ahora?
Para inscribirse se requiere la referencia de un proveedor de salud
(puede ser doctor, enfermera registrada (enfermera de la escuela),
nutricionista registrada o cualquier…
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga
Memorial 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 everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
Valley Parents -Sunnyside support group -ON HOLD Ends @
8:00
Valley Parents Sunnyside Support group is on hold until 2017
If you have questions, please contact  elizabethcruz@yvmh.org
Tue
Sep 26
Love’s Travel Stop’s CampaignAug. 25 – Sep. 30
Visit a participating Love’s Travel Stop to purchase a CMNH iCon balloon and donate to the CMNH program at Memorial. Participating locations are:

1512 UA-97
Ellensburg, WA 98926

700 Wine Country…

Walmart’s CampaignAug. 28 – Oct. 1
Visit a participating Walmart to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Participating Walmart locations are:

East Valley Yakima
West Valley Yakima
Sunnyside
Richland

9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Memorial walking group -NEW TIME
Kissel Park
Ends @
10:00
Welcome to the Memorial walking group.  Our goal is to provide a weekly opportunity for physical activity and socialization. The walking session will be supervised by a certified trainer from Memorial…
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…
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
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 Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
Wed
Sep 27
Love’s Travel Stop’s CampaignAug. 25 – Sep. 30
Visit a participating Love’s Travel Stop to purchase a CMNH iCon balloon and donate to the CMNH program at Memorial. Participating locations are:

1512 UA-97
Ellensburg, WA 98926

700 Wine Country…

Walmart’s CampaignAug. 28 – Oct. 1
Visit a participating Walmart to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Participating Walmart locations are:

East Valley Yakima
West Valley Yakima
Sunnyside
Richland

12:00 pm 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…
Cancer support for Men, Women and families
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the first day of cancer diagnosis and for the rest of your life- you are a survivor!  Find hope, encouragement and connection with other survivors.
Food for Life: Weight Management
Memorial Cornerstone Medicine
Ends @
1:00
During this weekly course Ineke Ojanen, Registered Dietitian, will demonstrate 3 different recipes each week that are affordable, low fat, plant based and are delicious and satisfying. You will have a…
Living with Loss Support group
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
An 4-week discussion based course and support group. Each individual can share as much or as little as they wish. Leader will provide discussion topics and support related materials throughout the cou…
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
Ready for a healthy change? Looking for ways to help your child eat well and
be more active? ACT is a 12 week healthy lifestyle program for overweight
children/teens 8-14 years of age and their…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
6:30 pm Baby Basics
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
9:00
Diapering, bathing, feeding; there’s so much involved with in caring for a newborn! Learn all the infant basics, what you can do to be organized and gain insight into recognizing baby’s “cues.”

Thu
Sep 28
Love’s Travel Stop’s CampaignAug. 25 – Sep. 30
Visit a participating Love’s Travel Stop to purchase a CMNH iCon balloon and donate to the CMNH program at Memorial. Participating locations are:

1512 UA-97
Ellensburg, WA 98926

700 Wine Country…

Walmart’s CampaignAug. 28 – Oct. 1
Visit a participating Walmart to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Participating Walmart locations are:

East Valley Yakima
West Valley Yakima
Sunnyside
Richland

9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
11:00 am Family & Friends Cancer education/support
Wellness House
Ends @
12:00
Education, support and resources for men and women who are facing cancer as well as their support network.  2nd and 4th Tuesdays Monthly
12:00 pm Grief Recovery Workshop
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
This 8-week course is centered in personal discovery and homework-style exercises designed to help you focus on grief recovery.
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…

12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
6:30 pm Childbirth Education 4-Week Series (Thursdays 2 of 4)
Memorial 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:…
Fri
Sep 29
Love’s Travel Stop’s CampaignAug. 25 – Sep. 30
Visit a participating Love’s Travel Stop to purchase a CMNH iCon balloon and donate to the CMNH program at Memorial. Participating locations are:

1512 UA-97
Ellensburg, WA 98926

700 Wine Country…

Walmart’s CampaignAug. 28 – Oct. 1
Visit a participating Walmart to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Participating Walmart locations are:

East Valley Yakima
West Valley Yakima
Sunnyside
Richland

9:00 am Appetite Control (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
Appetite Control – Be in control of what you eat! Learn to identify “the triggers” that contribute to an increase or decrease in your appetite.  In this course, we will learn to distinguish between hu…
11:00 am Appetite Control (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
Appetite Control – Be in control of what you eat! Learn to identify “the triggers” that contribute to an increase or decrease in your appetite.  In this course, we will learn to distinguish between hu…
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 receiv…
3:00 pm Appetite Control (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
Appetite Control – Be in control of what you eat! Learn to identify “the triggers” that contribute to an increase or decrease in your appetite.  In this course, we will learn to distinguish between hu…
Sat
Sep 30
Love’s Travel Stop’s CampaignAug. 25 – Sep. 30
Visit a participating Love’s Travel Stop to purchase a CMNH iCon balloon and donate to the CMNH program at Memorial. Participating locations are:

1512 UA-97
Ellensburg, WA 98926

700 Wine Country…

Walmart’s CampaignAug. 28 – Oct. 1
Visit a participating Walmart to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Participating Walmart locations are:

East Valley Yakima
West Valley Yakima
Sunnyside
Richland

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Upcoming Events for October 1 – 7
Sun Oct 1 12:00 am Walmart’s Campaign
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
Mon Oct 2 11:30 am Lamplight Bible Study/Support Group (North Star Lodge)
12:00 pm Food for Life: Foods for Weight Management (Memorial Cornerstone Medicine -Diabetes Education Classroom)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
1:30 pm Scrapbooking (North Star Lodge)
5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable (Yakima YMCA)
Apoyo para el Cancer -Las mujeres (Wellness House)
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga (Memorial Education Center)
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Tue Oct 3 9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
Memorial walking group -NEW TIME (Kissel Park)
12:00 pm North Star Knitters (North Star Lodge)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Southeast Community Center)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
7:00 pm Diabetes Dialog Support Group – Evening Session (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
Wed Oct 4 11:00 am Healing Hearts -Cardiac support group (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
12:00 pm Advanced Care Planning, 5 Wishes Seminar (Memorial Hospital Auditorium)
Breastfeeding Support (Memorial Maternal Health)
Living with Loss Support group (Cottage in the Meadow)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids (Yakima YMCA)
Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español -Sunnyside
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
NSL Food for Life-Cancer Prevention (North Star Lodge)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Thu Oct 5 9:00 am Diabetes Wellness Session 1 of 4 (Classes at 9 am or 1 pm) (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
12:00 pm Better Breathers Club (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
Cancer support -Women supporting women (Wellness House)
Grief Recovery Workshop (Cottage in the Meadow)
Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session (North Star Lodge)
Women Supporting Women Through Cancer (Wellness House)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Southeast Community Center)
1:00 pm Diabetes Wellness Session 1 of 4 (Classes at 9 am or 1 pm) (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
6:30 pm Childbirth Education 4-Week Series (Thursdays 3 of 4) (Memorial Education Center)
Fri Oct 6 11:00 am Eat for Change at Chipotle New!
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos. (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
5:30 pm Selah Chamber event : Cowgirl up for a Cure (Selah Civic Center)
Sat Oct 7 1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)

View the entire calendar online

Virginia Mason Memorial offers no-cost cooking class for local chefs

Calling all Yakima Valley restaurant chefs for a no-cost, plant-based
cooking workshop at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital

YAKIMA — Virginia Mason Memorial is inviting local restaurant chefs to a no-cost, hands-on workshop that focuses on plant-based cooking. This workshop is being held in conjunction with Food Day, a day set aside each year to inspire Americans to make healthy changes to their diets and food policies.
The workshop will be held Monday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. until noon. Chefs are requested to come only with an open mind and willingness to adapt a plant-based menu item.

The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems that are prevalent nationally and here in the Yakima Valley. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year.
Evidence shows that eating a plant-based diet has health benefits. This impacts professional cooks as customers with special requests are now seeking establishments where they can obtain a whole-food, plant-based option on a regular basis or on a catering menu. Virginia Mason Memorial’s workshop aims to offer chefs the tools to bring these customers into their dining establishments.

The workshop will be held at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital. To register, contact Virginia Mason Memorial’s Executive Chef Jason Patel by Oct. 6 by calling 509-249-5357 or via email at jasonpatel@yvmh.org. Space is limited.

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 to their organization’s improvement.

When: July 25-26
Where: Virginia Mason Memorial’s 16th Avenue Campus, 1470 N 16th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
Cost: $300

Join us and become leader in service to your organization, your community and your country.

For information on the 2017 Examiner Training Schedule and to register visit performanceexcellencenw.org

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About Performance Excellence NW
PENW educates organizations in performance excellence management and administers the only state awards and recognition program for performance excellence in the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID). We partner with Pacific Northwest organizations dedicated to improving their performance. Our main areas of focus are:

• Helping organizations achieve best-in-class levels of performance,
• Identifying and recognizing role-model organizations, and,
• Identifying and sharing best management practices, principles, and strategies.

PENW recognizes and awards organizations that have demonstrated exceptional performance excellence. These organizations are seen as models for organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest and the nation who seek outstanding results.

About the Baldrige Program
The Baldrige Program is the nation’s public-private partnership dedicated to performance excellence.

The Baldrige Program
• Raises awareness about the importance of performance excellence in driving the U.S. and global economy
• Provides organizational assessment tools and criteria
• Educates leaders in businesses, schools, health care organizations, and government and nonprofit agencies about the practices of best-in-class organizations
• Recognizes national role models and honors them with the only Presidential Award for performance excellence

Learn more at nist.gov/Baldrige

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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 ways you can cope better.  You are invited to join Betsy Medrano RN-C, nurse navigator at ‘Ohana Mammography Center and guest Douglas T. Gray MSW, LICSW for discussion from 5:30-6:30pm.

This support group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month from and is free of charge.

Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR, Sept. 7

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebecca Teagarden, Memorial Communications, 509-577-5051

Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR
Sept. 7, 2016

Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under 1 year of age. Being prepared for such an emergency can make all the difference.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an opportunity for parents and caregivers of infants to learn when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to start CPR and how to care for an infant who’s choking. The class is Sept. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memorial’s Community Education Center, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. No registration is needed. The cost is $5 per person.

This is not a CPR certification class. But knowing how to respond in the first few minutes of an emergency – before professional help arrives – can mean the difference between life and death. If you are the parent or caregiver of an infant, learn infant CPR!

For more information, call 509-248-7322 or visit the Classes and Events page at yakimamemorial.org.

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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

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.

Johnson Orchards and Yakima artists to raise funds for Children’s Village

On Saturday, August 29th local artists will set up shop among the trees at Johnson Orchards to raise money for Children’s Village.

All donations and 20% of sales go to support programs and services for children with special healthcare needs in our community.

Buy some art and support Children’s Village!

When: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10am – 4pm

Where: Johnson Orchards, 4906 Summitview Avenue

For more information please contact Mary Lynne Brewington at 509-574-3257 or email at marylynnebrewington@yvmh.org or artintheorchardyakima@gmail.com

142576 Art in the Orchard Poster 2015

 

Fun for the whole family! 2015 Fiesta de Salud Health Fair

Heads up! The annual Fiesta de Salud Health Fair is just around the corner, and we want to give everyone advance notice to free up their schedules and be there for great events and health information. Juanita Silva of Memorial’s Community  Health Education and Yesica Arciga Garcia of Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic talk more about Fiesta de Salud.

What is it?

This is the eighth year for Fiesta de Salud, an annual health and wellness fair presented by Memorial Family of Services, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and Fiesta Foods. This event is offered at no charge to attendees.

The purpose of Fiesta de Salud is to promote health services that are available to all in our community and to connect the people to the services.

When and where?

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25

Modern Living Building, Yakima State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave.

What can people expect?

There will be 35 different community outreach agencies and vendors ranging from health care to education.  It’s the perfect time to get information, ask questions and learn more about the services they offer.

We’ll have live music and fun activities, including the obstacle course, for the kids. Bike helmets also will be provided free of charge to the first 500 kids, thanks to a generous donation from Kohl’s Department Stores. And Seattle Children’s Hospital will be back again this year to ensure those helmets are properly fitted for each child.

Will there be health screenings?

Yes. There will be cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings. The Farm Workers clinic staff will offer a mobile dental clinic for the kids.

How do I sign up?

You don’t need to sign up.  Just show up!  Last year, we had more than 5,000 people in attendance. There’s no fee to attend.

The event is sponsored by Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and Fiesta Foods, and is supported in part by Seattle Children’s Hospital, The Memorial Foundation and Kohl’s.

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