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
This event is complete with our special guest and awesome Starkey Representative Tim West.
Teepa Snow will be speaking at this year’s conference about managing the balancing act that caregivers and family members must perform.
Thanksgiving to Better Pricing
With Jason Fradette of Unitron
Visit or call All About Hearing,
218 E Rio Vista Ave, Burlington, WA 98233
Health Screening Event
*Insurance may cover the cost of your screening.
Island Hospital will be offering a health screening event. No appointment required. Please do not arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. Participants may choose to have their blood tested for:
Cholesterol & Glucose: This blood test determines your total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and glucose levels, which can be indicators of cardiovascular disease or diabetic tendencies. A 12-hour fast is required with water and needed medications only.
Vitamin D: This screening will determine the level of vitamin D in your blood. Studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D may contribute to the possibility of developing osteoporosis, cancer and other health conditions.
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.
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
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
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 is $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.
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.
During this screening, Sharon Brown, AGPCNP-AC will examine your breasts to detect any abnormalities that may require further diagnosis.
Appointments are required.
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.