***All events in this calendar are tentative. Please check the links within the event listing you are interested in.***
Diabetes Support Group
If you or a loved one has diabetes, the Diabetes Support Group is a chance to share and learn about how to manage diabetes. This group opportunity offers the chance to talk through daily challenges, share feelings and exchange nutrition tips. The Diabetes Support Group is open to people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and their family members. Diabetes Support Group facilitated by Karen Frost meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Skagit Valley Hospital in the Shuksan Room.
This group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Shuksan room at Skagit Valley Hospital. Call 360-588-4142 or 360-814-8329 for more information.
Do you need help understanding Medicare and how Medicare supplement plans work? Skagit Regional Health along with MedicareCompareUSA® is offering free Medicare 101 sessions. No charge, but pre-registration is required by calling 360-814-2424.
Our support groups offer a safe and supportive environment to share and learn from other caregivers.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month
Calvary Baptist Church
324 Avon Avenue Burlington, WA 98233 | (360) 755-1235
Join us for our Lunch & Learn on the 4th Monday of each month in Burlington and the 1st Tuesday of each month in Anacortes.
Our Lunch & Learn meetings are very popular amongst our caregivers. We invite local experts to share knowledge and insights over a light home-made lunch. Guest speakers cover a broad range of caregiver-related topics spanning medical, legal and social issues.
4th Monday of the Month
Burlington Senior Center
1011 Greenleaf Avenue Burlington, WA 98233 | (360) 755-1235
RSVP to Leigh Ann at 360-755-1235 for our Burlington Lunch & Learn
1st Tuesday of the Month
Christ Episcopal Church
1216 7th Street Anacortes, WA 98221 | (360) 293-4466
RSVP to Gavin at 360-293-4466 for our Anacortes Lunch & Learn
There is no cost to these events, though donations to help with our food costs are accepted.
Stop the Bleed®: What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury@ Skagit Valley Hospital – Sahale Conference Room
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 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 a vital initial response to stop uncontrollable bleeding in emergencies. Tyler Dalton, Trauma Coordinator at Skagit Valley Hospital and Tiffany Jayne, Trauma Coordinator at Cascade Valley Hospital will teach this one-hour training. Please note this is not a first aid class.
No charge, but pre-registration is required by calling 360-814-2424.
Caregiver Support Group for Adult Children of Parents with Dementia:
4th Monday of the Month
The Bradford House
116 N. Skagit Street Burlington, WA 98233 | (360) 755-1235
This caring support group for stroke survivors, their loved ones and caretakers provides up-to-date education and information. Provided by Skagit Regional Health neurologists and rehabilitation therapists. Meets the last Friday of each month from noon – 1 p.m. at Skagit Valley Hospital in the San Juan Conference Room. No charge. For more information call 360-814-8394 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.