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    SHIBA 2016

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    May 11, 2016
    12 noon

    News Release
    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Kate Burke, Marketing Manager, (360) 385-2200 ext. 2014 Jefferson Healthcare Community Forum and Ground Breaking Ceremony for the New Port Ludlow Clinic

    Jefferson Healthcare invites the community to join Jefferson Healthcare's CEO Mike Glenn and Hospital Commissioners to a community forum and ground breaking ceremony for the new Port Ludlow Clinic on May 11, 2016 at 12 noon at the Port Ludlow Bay Club on Spinnaker Road. Doors open for the community forum at noon with a presentation by Mike Glenn, CEO. After the conclusion of the community forum, everyone is invited to join Mike, the Hospital Commissioners, representatives from Port Ludlow Associates, and Steven Rice, Principal in Charge from Rice Fergus Miller Architects at the clinic site for the ground breaking ceremony. The ceremony is expected to begin about 1:30 pm at the construction site located at the corner of Paradise Road and Breaker Lane, across the street from Kitsap Bank in the Port Ludlow Village.

    The forum will be an opportunity for the community to hear details about the new Port Ludlow Clinic, an update on the Emergency and Specialty Services building project, and other Jefferson Healthcare news. Light refreshments will be served.

    The Port Ludlow Clinic is designed by Rice Fergus Miller Architects of Bremerton, and the construction will be completed by Port Ludlow Associates.

    Jan 9
    Jan 16
    Jan 23
    Jan 30, 2016


    JHC Port Ludlow
    Clinic (Oak Bay Rd)

    Details Forthcoming

    "How to Organize your Personal Health Records (PHR) and How to Incorporate (incl. Sign-up for) 'MyChart'" (tentative) One-on-One Appointments with Experts from Jefferson Healthcare
    Contact and Sign up: Kate Burke (kburke@jgh.org)0
    Feb 5, 2016

    Jefferson Healthcare Foundation

    This February 5, 2016, Jefferson Healthcare Foundation is hosting our first WellHearts, REaDy for Action, educational event to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke with women. The event will be held at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The WellHearts event will encourage women to understand their health risks by knowing the vital numbers used to diagnose heart disease. There will be education and resources available to help them make informed decisions on lifestyle changes to reduce their risk.

    The event will be filled with speakers, raffles, give aways and educational resources.

    As we all know, clinically 80% of heart disease and stroke events can be prevented if only we could have reached out more through education and awareness. There are plenty of facts and research concerning women’s heart disease and we want and need to share this with our community. This luncheon will be filled with a cardiologist guest speaker, risk reduction information, and educational resources for all of the attendees. We embrace that February is National Heart Disease Awareness month and the national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.


    Click for the full EVENT POSTER

    November 14
    1 - 3:30 p.m.
    Beach Club

    Patient Advocacy in Turbulent Post-Hospital Environments

    Topics to be covered:

    Patient Advocacy;

    Post-Hospital Complications in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs);

    Infections Acquired in Facilities;

    What to Look for when Selecting SNFs

    The Role of Personal Health Records & "MyChart" for Patient Advocacy

    Medicare 2016: Update

    The next Village Council Health Forum is on Saturday November 14th from 1-3:30 pm at the Beach Club. We will address "Patient Advocacy in Complex and Changing Healthcare Environments," with emphasis on being proactive when receiving post-hospital care at a Rehab or Skilled Nursing Facility or at home.

    There will be displays with information reflecting Forum themes and an opportunity for blood pressure checks. Invite your friends and neighbors who wish to become better informed patients, caregivers and advocates. Educational resources at www.plhealth.org/events. Questions? gukrumme@gmail.com or 206-605-1957.

    RESOURCES: Stay tuned!


    9/14 in Port Townsend
    1:00 to 3:00
    at the Community Center

    9/17 in Chimacum
    10:00 to 12:00
    at the Tri Area Community Center

    The Jefferson County Shiba Volunteers are planning "Welcome to Medicare" Seminars/Workshops during the month of September. The format is usually a presentation followed by a Q & A period . There will be opportunities for someone who wants to speak privately with a volunteer as well. Materials will be available for attendees.
    August 5, 2015
    Advance Planning Seminar
    1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
    Where: The Bay Club
    120 Spinnaker Pl.,
    Port Ludlow, WA 98365

    Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
    Have you had “that” conversation with your grown children? You know, the one where you talk about the reality of your dying? The one where you want them to understand what you want done or don’t want done when you are at the end of your life? The one where you ask them to support your end of life wishes, even when they are not ready to let you go?

    If you saw yourself in this description, then this is the event for you!

    In the first half of the program you will learn about all your end-of-life options and have a chance to ask and get your questions answered. You will learn about how to communicate your end-of-life wishes to your loved ones. You will be given tools to talk to your physicians about your end-of-life care. All too often these discussions and decisions don’t get addressed until the very end, if at all, preventing you from having the kind of care that will maximize your quality of life in your final days. This subject is not easy to talk about but by attending this seminar, you will know how to navigate through these crucial conversations.

    The second half of the program will guide you step-by-step through the Compassion & Choices of Washington Advance Directive. This document is the result of a number of years of research and development by legal and medical experts. It has been widely praised by health care professionals, advance planning advocates and attorneys who specialize in elder and estate planning. It combines the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare as well as a Living Will into one document. You will be able to leave the seminar with an essentially completed document as well as have a chance to ask and have your questions answered about the choices offered in this important document.

    The Advance Planning Seminar is co-sponsored by the Community Enrichment Alliance of Port Ludlow, Compassion & Choices of Washington, and the Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare.

    Space is limited to 100. RSVP by August 3rd to either:

    End of Life Choices and Conversations (Resources)

    Karen Griffith, kgriffith45@gmail.com or
    Judy McCay, jmmccay@cablespeed.com, 360.437.2156
    Or sign up at the Beach or Bay Club

    You are encouraged to bring your adult children to participate with you in this seminar, thus assuring that you all hear the same information and can then more openly talk about this difficult subject.

    Karen Griffith & Judy McCay

    Cost of this seminar: FREE

    View the seminar flyer HERE!

    April 11, 2015
    Bay Club, 1-3:30 p.m.

    Free and open to the public

    Click for Event Poster!

    Click for more detailed Event Poster

    C A N C E R

    Port Ludlow's Health & Wellness Committee (PLVC) presents its Spring Forum:

    High-Incidence Cancers: Navigating Options and Resources from Diagnosis to Survivorship


    PLHealth.org (This Website)

    1. Online Cancer Resources (Providers & Cancer Information)
    2. Cancer Videos
    3. Diagnostic Imaging (Providers)



    Feb 6, 12:00 p.m. Beach Club
    Dr. David Tinker

    Feb 10, 12:00 p.m. Bay Club

    Feb 17, 12:00 p.m. Bay Club

    Feb 27, 11:30 p.m. Beach Club

    Women make up more than half of our community, but did you know that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year? Studies show that just one in five women believes heart disease is her greatest health threat. These are the facts and ones that can be changed through effective prevention programs and education on healthy eating, exercise and other lifestyle changes. The WellHearts education series informs women about their heart health numbers - numbers vital to understanding why making lifestyle changings will reduce their risks of heart disease.

    Cardiac Resources (PLHealth.org)

    C L I C K !


    February 4, 2015

    1 p.m. at Beach Club



    DEMENTIA: Once More!!

    PL's Health & Wellness Committee invites you:

    to a Showing of the excellent Video of the much acclaimed Dementia Forum in April 2014 in Port Ludlow.

    Whether you missed this Forum or you would like to hear and see it again, here is your chance! (additional educational materials from the Stroke Forum will be distributed!)

    by Kathleen Traci

    If you missed the 2014 Dementia Forum presented by the Port Ludlow Village Council’s Health and Wellness Committee, you will want to attend the DVD presentation of the Dementia Forum scheduled for 1:00 PM at the Beach Club on Wednesday February 4th in the Bayview Room of the Beach Club. This is your chance to hear the latest research on dementia and caregivers will receive tips to better cope with stress. Gail Bosch of Harrison Hospital and Jenny Eidsmoe of the Alzheimer’s Association are forum speakers highlighted in the video. One of the most important messages that I took away from last year’s WA state Alzheimer’s Conference was that people with dementia and Alzheimer’s are “ordinary” people with a memory problem. Early diagnosis of dementia allows for families to make necessary financial and legal plans for the future. Following the video presentation, attendees will have a chance to dialogue with each other in small groups and ask questions of senior care experts, including Sandy Boughner of Home Instead. Free handouts distributed at the original Dementia Forum will be available. Cookies and coffee will be served. Sign-up sheets for the DVD presentation will be available at both the Bay Club and the Beach Club. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Kathy Traci at 437-7874.
    See online resources from the April 2014 Forum (below, Click!)
    Jan 17, 2015
    9am - 5pm
    Fort Worden Commons
    200 Battery Way
    Port Townsend

    A Time for End-of-Life Planning

    "Nuts and Boltsof Hospice and Home Health
    "Preparing your own Advance Directives"

    Sponsored by Jefferson Healthcare &
    Compassion & Choices of Washington & Hospice Foundation (of JHC)

    Speakers (among others):

    (From Left to Right:
    Lisa Holt, Judy McCay and Karen Griffith; Photos: Peggy Flentie)


    January 14, 2015
    4-6 pm at the Bay Club.
    Refreshments will be served.
    Beach Club members are welcome!

    "Benefits of Exercise by Active Life Physical Therapy

    Join us for an exciting presentation on the many benefits of exercise. Port Ludlow is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Haberpointner, PT, DPT and Jessica Monroe, PTA with Active Life Physical Therapy, to the Bay Club. When done correctly, exercise can be the magic pill for a healthy life. As many of us know, walking into a weight room can be quite intimidating. Performing exercises and using equipment without proper instruction can lead to injury. The presenters will guide you down the right path by teaching how to correctly set-up and execute an exercise program. At the end of the discussion, there will be a field trip to the Bay Club gym demonstrating proper use of the equipment.

    Dr. Haberpointner is owner of Active Life Physical Therapy in Port Ludlow and holds a doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jessica Monroe is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Active Life PT and has two personal training certifications. Come join the fun!"

    Additional Resources:

    • Dean’s Guide to Exercises and Equipment (in the Bay Club Fitness Room) "... is a compilation of over 400 exercises and directions for the use of the equipment for those of you who are new to strength training and also for the experienced weightlifter who may be looking for alternative exercises. It also has a section of information for those who need better balance and who need a strong “core” to help their back and balance issues." from: Why Strength Train if We Are Over 50? PLVOICE, June 2013 p.31, by Dean A. Rosenthal DDS, FAGD

    • Exercise Resources (plhealth.org/nutrition.html#exercise)


    January 7, 2015
    2:30 - 5p.m. at Bay Club
    (Conference Room)

    STROKE: Once More!!

    PL's Health & Wellness Committee invites you:

    to a Showing of the excellent Video of the much acclaimed Stroke Forum in May 2014 in Port Ludlow.

    Whether you missed this Forum or you would like to hear and see it again, here is your chance! (additional educational materials from the Stroke Forum will be distributed!)

    See online resources from the May 2014 Forum (below, Click!)

    December 15, 2014
    3:30 - 5 p.m.
    Bay Club

    Jefferson Healthcare to host a Community Forum Dec. 15 in Port Ludlow (Bay Club)

    Jefferson Healthcare hosts a community forum in Port Ludlow from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15 at the Port Ludlow Bay Club, located on Spinnaker Road. Jefferson Healthcare’s CEO Mike Glenn and CMO Joe Mattern, M.D., plan to speak on the future of primary care in Port Ludlow. Attendees have the opportunity to hear about Jefferson Healthcare’s hospital expansion project in Port Townsend as well as what is being planned for Port Ludlow in 2015. At the conclusion of the forum, time has been allocated for questions and answers. Refreshments are served afterward. Registration is not required for this forum.

  • PLHEALTH.ORG Resources

  • Jefferson Healthcare Website (Home Page)

  • Fall of 2014

    One-on-one Counseling

    at the Bay Club:
    Wed. December 3rd

    Between 1 and 4 p.m.

    Individual Health Insurance Counseling (SHIBA)
    Online Health Information Access Sessions

    POSTER (Click!)

    Questions? please contact Kathy Traci, 360-301-5378, tracipk(at)aol.com or Ursel Krumme, 206-605-1957

    see November 16th 2013 Forum Resources (Click!)


    for Online Health Information Sessions: (Click here!)

    Nov 15th, 2014
    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Beach Club

    F O R U M:

    "Understanding Medicare Benefits:
    Building your Survival Skills
    for a disjointed Healthcare System"

    Emphasis on Medicare & related health insurance updates and, more specifically, on coverage issues related to
    (a) preventive services and
    (b) the transition from hospital to home and/or skilled nursing/ rehab facility

    Event Poster

    Marjorie Stewart, Olympic Area Agency on Aging; Regional Coordinator of SHIBA Volunteer Advisors (SHIBA = Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors),
    Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

    Terri Osborne,
    Washington State Insurance Commissioner’s Office

    Jane Meyer,
    Ombudsman, Longterm Care,
    Jefferson & Clallam counties

    Lisa Holt,
    Jefferson Healthcare:
    Home Health & Hospice

    Lauren Newcomer,
    Harrison Medical Center:
    Quality and Patient Safety

    May 10, 2014
    1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with break)
    in Bay Club

    Parking is limited
    Please consider CARPOOLING!

    Stroke: Prevention, Management Protocols & Rehabilitation

    with David Tirschwell M.D.
    Co-Director, Harborview Stroke Ctr
    and representatives of local hospitals
    and Emergency Medical Services
    Including Airlift N.W.

    See Poster

    Contacts: (Participating Organizations)

    PRIOR READINGS & FOLLOW-UP RESOURCES: [stay tuned for more]
    April 5, 2014
    1- 3:30 p.m. (with break)
    in Beach Club

    Understanding Dementia and Early Intervention

    See Poster


    Gail Bosch RPh, CGP
    (Cert. Geriatric Pharm.)


    Jenny Eidsmoe B.S. (Psych.)
    "Early Stage Memory Loss Coordinator
    from the Alzheimer's Association



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