Social & Care Calendar

What is it Like to Have Dementia? @ Warm Beach Post Acute Care & Rehab
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Medicare 101 Class @ Skagit Valley Hospital -- San Juan Conference Room
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by calling 360-814-2424. 

Do you need help comparing or choosing a Medicare plan? Skagit Regional Health, along with MedicareCompareUSA®, will offer a series of upcoming Medicare 101 sessions.

Fall Hearing Special @ All About Hearing
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day
Fall Hearing Special

This event is complete with our special guest and awesome Starkey Representative Tim West.

33rd Annual Caregiver Conference @ Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Teepa Snow will be speaking at this year’s conference about managing the balancing act that caregivers and family members must perform.
CEU’s available

Thanksgiving to Better Pricing @ All About Hearing
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day
Thanksgiving to Better Pricing

With Jason Fradette of Unitron

Visit or call All About Hearing,
218 E Rio Vista Ave, Burlington, WA 98233

Phone: 360-419-5843

Health Screening Event @ Island Hospital Health Resource Center
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Health Screening Event

Cost: Cholesterol & Glucose, $15* ~ Vitamin D, $40 ~ Both Screenings, $55
*Insurance may cover the cost of your screening.
Questions: 360-299-1309

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Hospice 101: Myths & Truths @ Stilly Valley Health Connections
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dispelling the Myths

Join Outreach and Communications Manager, Dana Brothers from Hospice of the Northwest as she clarifies the benefits of hospice care and dispels the myths surrounding this Medicare benefit. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please call 360-386-9918 to reserve your space.

This event is free and open to anyone in the community.

Sex After 60 @ Island Hospital, Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms,
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Island Hospital Physician, Kathleen Garde (OB/GYN), for a candid discussion on what to expect with sex as we age. For seniors who are physically active and healthy, having sex is perfectly normal. Dr. Garde will address common barriers to sex often faced by senior women including comfort, how to be ready for sex if it has been a while, decreased sexual desire, basic anatomy and more.  This class will address women’s questions and options.

Instructor: Kathleen Garde MD, OB/GYN

Registration: 360-299-4204

Health & Wellness Fair @ Warm Beach Post Acute Care & Rehab
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cooking and Nutrition: Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Fall Favorites @ Stilly Valley Health Connections
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fall is a busy time of year and is a great season to dust off your slow cooker or instant pot and put them to good use. This interactive cooking demonstration will be led by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Participants will learn some best practices for slow cookers and instant pots and how to cook healthy, delicious meals.

What to Expect:
In this adult cooking demonstration class, participants learn different ideas and techniques on how to incorporate healthy choices into their meals.

Class is 90 minutes long

You will be seated, learning various recipes to make food choices that are good for your health

Recipes and food samples will be shared

AARP Driver Safety Program @ Skagit Valley Hospital -- San Juan Conference Room
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Pre-Registration required by calling 360-814-2424


This one-day program for people older than 50 is designed to enhance the driving skills of the mature adult. Insurance companies are required to give a discount on auto insurance for those over age 55 who complete the course.

Course Fee

Course fee is $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.

Stop the Bleed @ Skagit Valley Hospital, Sahale Conference Room
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Control Life-Threatening Bleeding

During this free, hands-on training you will learn various ways to control life-threatening bleeding after an individual has sustained an injury from an everyday emergency, man-made or from a natural disaster. You will be given a list of items to create your own Stop the Bleed® emergency kit. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrollable bleeding in emergency situations. Tyler Dalton, Trauma Coordinator at Skagit Valley Hospital and Tiffany Jayne, Trauma Coordinator at Cascade Valley Hospital will be teaching this one-hour training. Please note this is not a first aid class.

There is no cost, but pre-registration is required by calling 360-814-2424.

Clinical Breast Exams @ Merle Cancer Care Center, Island Hospital
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

During this screening, Sharon Brown, AGPCNP-AC will examine your breasts to detect any abnormalities that may require further diagnosis.

Appointments are required.

Registration: 360-299-4204

Pulmonary Function Screening @ Island Hospital Health Resource Center
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you get short of breath while getting dressed, climbing stairs or walking with a friend, or if you have smoked for 10 years or more, this screening can help determine your lung function. You and your doctor can then decide on a treatment plan to improve the quality of your life.

Appointments are required.

Registration: 360-299-4204

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