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Classes and Events This Week

The Memorial Calendar

Events for May 29 – June 4
Mon
May 30
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.
6:00 pm No Class/Holiday: 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 31
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…
7:15 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
Jun 1
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…
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 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
Jun 2
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…
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
Jun 3
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 June 5 – 11
Mon Jun 6 9:00 am Lipid Panel (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness)
11:00 am Lipid Panel (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness)
3:00 pm Lipid Panel (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness)
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 Jun 7 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)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
6:30 pm Childbirth Education 4-Week Series (Tuesdays, 1 of 4) (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
7:00 pm Diabetes Dialog Support Group – Evening Session (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
7:15 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Gentle Yoga (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Wed Jun 8 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 Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Bilingual Family Fitness and Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
6:30 pm Successful Breastfeeding (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
7:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Gentle Yoga (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Thu Jun 9 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 Jun 10 9:00 am Power of Attorney / Living Wills (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness)
11:00 am Power of Attorney / Living Wills (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness)
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos. (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
3:00 pm Power of Attorney / Living Wills (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness)
Sat Jun 11 10:00 am Walk with a Doc- Franklin Park (Franklin Park)

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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.

 

Mom and Baby Support Group Tonight!

Young Mother Kissing Infant
Young Mother Kissing Infant

Mom and Baby Support Group

5pm-6:15pm every Wednesday

Bring your baby (up to 12 months old)

and join other moms to discuss

parenting topics, postpartum health,

breastfeeding, safety and much more.

 

Memorial Education Center | 2506 Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima

(Located in Rainier Square)

No Charge. No registration required.

Call 509-248-7322 for more information.

The National Bike Challenge

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event to challenge people to ride bicycles more often to create a healthier workplace and get people excited about bicycling. Now entering its fourth year nationally, the event is a free, easy way to challenge yourself, your colleagues and your community to ride more while competing on a local, state and national level.

More than 45,000 riders logged 23 million miles nationally last year. In 2015, the challenge is aiming for 75,000 riders between May 1 and Sept. 30. The goal in Washington state is to see 1,000 participants this year. Memorial has signed on to the National Bike Challenge and is encouraging others to do so as well. Randy Brown of Memorial’s Information Systems Department appeared on KIT 1280 on April 28, 2015, to talk more about it.

Why is Memorial participating?

Memorial recognizes that having a Healthy Yakima means having a healthy population and a healthy environment, and the National Bike Challenge is a fun way to work toward that goal.

  • This is a fun, team-building experience that will help build camaraderie in the workplace as participants work toward a common goal and compete against other businesses in the region, state and country.
  • Encouraging participation will help to make our community healthier.
  • Participants can reduce car maintenance, fuel and parking expenses. Businesses whose employees participate will benefit from reduced health care and transportation-related costs.
  • Bicycling reduces emissions and greenhouse gases. Nearly 50 percent of all trips in metropolitan areas are 3 miles or less and 28 percent are one mile or less – distances easily covered by bicycle.
  • Joining the National Bike Challenge is a great way to kick off National Bike Month in May!

Why do you participate?

Health: In the past 12 months, I’ve ridden over 1,200 miles, and I have more energy and feel healthier than I ever have. I ride about 8 miles round trip Monday through Friday.

Economics: About a year ago, my wife and I took a financial course that taught us solid principles for getting and staying out of debt. Since then, we’ve made several changes in our lives to insure that we are financially stable, saving money and being good stewards of what God has given us. In the past 12 months, I’ve saved 60 gallons of gas and about $447 by riding to work and other places around Yakima.

Environment: We kept about 1,186 pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the environment because I rode in the past 12 months.

Prizes: I love entering (and winning) contests! The National Bike Challenge offers monthly prizes based on the number of miles that you’ve ridden. The more you ride, the greater the chance of winning. Memorial also is offering employees MyWellness points for joining the challenge and riding at least 20 miles, and they have an opportunity to enter to win prizes based on the points they’ve earned.

How do you track your miles?

The “Moves” app automatically tracks walking, running and cycling miles, and it knows when you’re exercising without having to tell it. There are similar apps in the marketplace, and the National Bike Challenge website connects with these apps so your miles are recorded to the site. It’s really cool and easy!

For more information, visit nationalbikechallenge.org.

Learn at Lunch at NSL – Healthy Habits for Life Starts February 18

 

NSL Nutrition Services wants to let you know of an opportunity to learn and apply lifelong habits to increase your health and fitness. We are hosting a Learn at Lunch and will discuss Healthy Habits for Life. The first in the 4-part series starts tomorrow, February 18th, from 12-1PM at NSL. The program was developed by the WA State Dairy Council and is designed to help you make gradual, but permanent, changes that will improve your overall health. Isn’t that what we all want?

Please call our department to register 509- 574-3408. There is no charge (donations always appreciated), and a light lunch will be provided.

Do you know a child who is grieving the loss of a parent or other close loved one?

Do you know a child who is grieving the loss of a parent or other close loved one? Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a hands-on workshop to help guide children ages 4-17 and their parents or guardians through the grief associated with death. Memorial Chaplain Laurie Oswalt appeared on KIT 1280 on Jan. 27, 2015, to talk more about the upcoming workshop.

 

The workshop will provide an opportunity for children to express their feelings and thoughts through creative activities and meet others who have experienced a similar loss. While children are participating in activities to assist their recovery, parents and guardians will be involved in their own grief recovery program geared for adults.

 

Key points about grieving children:

  • Every kid grieves differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.
  • Can be feelings of anger, sadness, worry, relief, fear or numbness.

 

How a child or teen grieves varies depending on a number of factors:

  • what social support systems are available – family or friends
  • the circumstances of the death – how, when and where the person died
  • the nature of the relationship with the person who died – harmonious or conflicted
  • the child or teen’s involvement in the dying process
  • previous experiences with death

 

This workshop is intended to help children and teens work through these feelings and safely share them in a safe environment. Activities include writing, drawing, team-building and art.

 

This workshop will be held:

 

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road, Yakima

 

Lunch will be provided for every family, and parents are encouraged to enjoy lunch with the children before the activities begin. This workshop is provided at no charge to participants.

 

For more information or to register, contact Denise Mitzel at 577-5062 or DeniseMitzel@yvmh.org.

 

Registrations will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 6.