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    Dec 18, 2012
    Life Line Screening Comes to Ludlow.
    Port Ludlow Conference Center is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on Tuesday December 18. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package with Heart Rhythm for $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 for more information or to pre-register.
    Oct 15 - Dec 7, 2012
    Medicare: Open Enrollment Period
    for PART D (Prescription Drugs) & Medicare Advantage
    For more information:

    November 14, 2012
    10 a.m. - Noon
    Bay Club

    Event Flyer (pdf)

    Health Care Coverage (Medicare etc) What’s New and What’s Coming

    Wellness Forum ---- Forum Page (Click!)
    There’s been a lot of talk about health care coverage. It hasn’t been easy to sort truth from fiction. Find out what you need to know now during the current Medicare open enrollment period, and how changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act will affect you and your health care. Please join us for a Wellness Forum on health care coverage sponsored by the Port Ludlow Village Council, Wednesday, November 14th, 10 am to noon at the Bay Club.

    Our three presenters will be:

    --- Marjorie Stewart, SHIBA Coordinator (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) with the Olympic Area Agency on Aging;

    ---Chewon Lee, Strategic Partnership Development Specialist with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner for Washington State; and

    --- Lauren Newcomer, RN, BSN, Director of Quality and Operational Improvement for Harrison Medical Center.
    We will learn from these experts what both the state and hospitals are doing to meet the new requirements. Bring your friends and your questions. Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information and 'Forum Resources', please see right column.`

    Resources from Presentations:
    1. Handout rel to Chewon Lee's presentation (Click!)

    2. Lauren Newcomer's PowerPoint presentation
      1. "Medicare Cost Saving Initiatives: The Impact of Health Care Reform" (as pdf)
      2. Heart Zones: Heart Failure Discharge Instructions
  • Affordable Care Act Is Topic of Forum, by B Browne, PLVoice (pdf), Dec 2012, scroll to p.14. "Winding one’s way through the intricacies of the new Affordable Health Care Act is no easy task. Those who attended the Port Ludlow Village Council Wellness Committee’s recent forum will have an advantage over those who stayed home...."
  • MEDICARE RESOURCES for November 14 Wellness Forum || Forum Page (Click!)

    • Medicare Resources
    • SHIBA: State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
    • Value-Based Purchasing: Excellent Care Boosts the Bottom Line by Charles F. Bombard, RN, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE, in: ... The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 gave the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services the power to base a portion of hospital reimbursement payments on how well hospitals perform in 20 core measures.1 The law requires CMS to establish a VBP program that rewards hospitals for quality of care based on their “achievement” or “improvement” on measures of care quality. Starting October 2012, CMS will reward hospitals that provide high-quality care through the VBP program (called “pay for performance”)....
    • Medicare Begins Latest Pay-For-Performance Effort; Hospital Readmissions Among Program Targets Kaiser Health News, Oct 1, 2012.
    • Medicare Fines Over Hospitals' Readmitted Patients By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON September 30, 2012 (AP) ... As of Monday (Oct 1), Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge due to complications. The penalties are part of a broader push under President Barack Obama's health care law to improve quality while also trying to save taxpayers money....
      ....for now, hospitals are only being measured on three medical conditions: heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. Under the health care law, the penalties gradually will rise until 3 percent of Medicare payments to hospitals are at risk. Medicare is considering holding hospitals accountable on four more measures: joint replacements, stenting, heart bypass and treatment of stroke...
    October 3
    at 11:00 a.m.
    at the Beach Club.
    First Wednesday Lunch
    Chief Brad Martin of Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue will discuss details of 911 calls. He will let us know what we should do and what they will do if we are having a stroke or heart attack and what determines how and where we would be transported. Encourage all your friends and neighbors to join us. Make your reservations by signing up at either the Bay Club or Beach Club by Monday, October 1. Resources:
    Mo Sept 24th
    Beach Club

    Wellness Forum - Return to an Active Life! The Importance of Exercise as We Age
    This month we kick off our second year of wellness forums sponsored by the Port Ludlow Village Council. We begin with one of our most popular speakers from last year: Michael Haberpointner, PT, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy), owner of Port Ludlow’s Active Life Physical Therapy and a Certified Clinical Instructor. This year he focuses on exercise and its importance as we age. Michael will be joined by two members of his team: Kari Van Schyndel, MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of the spine; and Jessica Monroe, PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant), who is also a Certified Personal Trainer and teaches an exercise class at Active Life Physical Therapy. The forum will be held at the Beach Club on Monday, September 24th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
    We hope you can join us. No reservations are necessary.

    Contact: Tom Boughner, 437-9884

    Mo, Sept 10,
    Bay Club

    "Port Ludlow DigitalLife is inviting everyone to the Monday night presentation at the Bay Club. Ty Walker of the Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton will speak on How Technology Impacts Your Care and will show how a major medical center's patient services are being improved by this digital age. Learn how electronic medical records and mobile devices are being used in healthcare and in health information exchange in the medical community. The social time begins at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6:00."

    Aug 24, 2012
    PLA Health & Safety Fair, Friday, August 24th from 10-2 under the tent at the Marina,

    For details, see the August VOICE, scroll to p.9

    July 27-29, 2012
    PL Festival by the Bay with numerous health oriented booths (tents) & events. The Wellness Group will have displays under the tent of PLVC (Village Council). See you there!
    June 13, 2012
    5 p.m.
    Beach Club
    Wellness for Port Ludlow: (13 June 2012)
    "What has been accomplished?" and "Quo Vadis?"

    PORT LUDLOW's Health & Wellness Advocates meet to review the Wellness Committee's 2011-2012 activities and to discuss plans for the coming year

    Chair: Tom Stone (Chair of the PLVC Wellness Committee)


    Summary of June 13 meeting (Ursel Krumme)

    Please review: Letter of Invitation for Health Advocates from Wellness Chair Tom Stone (May 2012)

    Web Site of the Wellness Committee (

    June 6, 2012
    6-8 p.m.
    Bay Club

    June 6th, 6 p.m. in the Bay Club!
    "Age in Place with a Senior-Friendly Home Remodel" (Flyer, Click!)
    5th Wellness Forum
    Organizer: Tom Boughner

    We have three speakers:
    1. Marvin Segar, Fall Prevention Program Coordinator for the Boeing Bluebills, (
    2. Jac Osborn, Owner, by Design Group Inc. (, General Contractor, Sequim,
    3. Aaron Murphy, Architect, ADM Architecture, Poulsbo, (
      CAPS certified (Certified Aging in Place Specialist).

    Remodel and Fall Prevention Resources!
    Wed, May 2 thru Wed, June 6, Bay Club, Conference Rm
    Cost: Free!
    Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop (Click!) Two trained leaders will facilitate the workshops
    Contact: Paulette 360.538.2457
    All materials being used were developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program; in Wash State:
    More info:
  • Voice, Sept 2011, p.17,
  • Improve your Health/ Living with Chronic Conditions (NCOA)
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management: Fact Sheet (NCOA)
  • or call 1-866-582-1487 or 360-538-2457.
  • May 14 & 28
    4-5pm in Bay Club


    By Kathleen Traci
    The Wellness Committee’s Brain and the Aging Study Group is meeting on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Bay Club from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meetings are devoted to viewing and discussing the lectures from a Great Courses DVD about how to keep the brain active. Learn about age-related changes in how the brain functions. Members are encouraged to share journal articles about healthy activities for the brain with fellow members.
    There are no fees for group membership and the Bay Club’s non-member use fee is waived. Attendees should sign in at the Bay Club reception desk and select the Committee’s Brain and Aging event. Currently members are meeting in the Bay Club’s Conference Room.
    If you are interested in attending these Brain and Aging Study Group meetings, please contact Kathy Traci, 360-301-5378, or 437-7874 or

    Source: The Voice, May 2012, p. 10 & Voice, June 2012

    Resources: Brain & Aging []
    May 12
    9-5 in PT
    Symposium on Women’s Health: Jefferson Healthcare’s third annual symposium will focus on women’s health. Join us at the Northwest Maritime Center on Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meet local medical experts on women’s health and receive a complimentary gift bag filled with goodies from local businesses. Take advantage of free blood sugar and cholesterol screenings and other health and wellness screenings.
    1. Event Details (short)
    2. Actual Program (PDF)
    3. Resources:
    April 11th
    10-11 am
    at the Beach Club.

    Coffee with the CEOs
    of Jefferson Healthcare and Harrison Medical Center

    Scott Bosch of Harrison
    Mike Glenn of Jefferson

    will discuss current developments at their respective facilities,
    including the challenges they see ahead.
    (4th Wellness Forum)

    Organizer & Contact: Peggy Schafran (Tel: 437.9935)

    Mo, March 26, 2012; 5:30 – 7pm
    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! 
    Join us for a free educational workshop!
    Smart Start for Colon Health
    Harrison Silverdale, Garden Room (1st Floor)
    1800 NW Myhre Road
    Silverdale Colon Cancer Resources
    March 24, 2012
    11am - 3pm
    Wellness & Safety Fair

    Fort Worden State Park,
    Port Townsend
    The Commons
    Building 210

    Chair: Sandy Boughner
  • Program Details
  • Handouts of Wellness Committee at Fair
  • Final Packet
  • Exhibitors/Vendors
  • Speakers (stay tuned!)
  • Fort Worden -- Events
  • Facebook
  • Jefferson County Wellness & Safety Fair 2012 (incl.vendors)
  • March 24:Visit the Wellness Committee table at the Wellness @ Safety Fair. Call 360.981.3002 if you have questions.
    Program Details
    March 7, 2012
    6 p.m.

    At Beach Club:
    Health & Wellness Forums (PL Wellness Committee)
    Wellness Forum on Palliative Care:
    "Improving Quality of Life in the Face of Life-threatening Illness"

    Beverly JeffsSteele, Doctor of Osteopathy, Medical Director Palliative Care Services, Harrison Medical Center;
    Joe Mattern III, MD, Chief Med Officer & Med Director for Hospice & Golda Posey, RN, both of Jefferson Healthcare Home Health & Hospice.

    Organizer & Contact: Tom Boughner

    Announcement Flyer & PowerPoint Presentations

    Resources (PLHealth):

    Feb 29th to
    March 28, 2012
    Computer Classes (to exercise your brain and to improve your access to Internet based Health & Wellness information!) Click for details!
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    Jan 14, 2012

    Staying Independent Fair Olycap Tri Area Community Center (Chimacum)
    [As of Jan 11, 2012, the Calendar on the Website still showed December 2011]
    For more information contact: James Jenkins; Tri Area Community Center; 10 W Valley Rd; Chimacum, WA 983256; Tel: 360-732-4822
    Jan 11, 2012 6pm, Bay Club

    Sandy Boughner
    Tom Boughner
    Heaven Gregg
    Keri Johns, RN, MS
    "How to Survive as a Family Caregiver"
    "Caregiver Stress"
    "How to find a Caregiver"
    (32 attendees)


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