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Free Event Health Screenings Notable Speakers 50+ Vendors Door Prizes Much, Much, More!

Saturday, March 24th 11:00am - 3:00pm The commons, Building 210 Fort Worden State Park Port Townsend, WA Brought to you by:

Supplement to the March 14, 2012 issue of the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

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The Jefferson County Wellness & Safety Fair is proud to be celebrating 5 years of bringing together local, health-focused groups and individuals to provide medical screening and health promotion activities for the benefit of residents living on the Olympic Peninsula. This year’s event will provide a wide variety of screenings, demonstrations, activities, distribution of educational material and other information to promote wellness, health and safety awareness, as well as increase visibility of local and regional health services and resources. Some of the services included this year include: Blood pressure screenings

Dental & oral health care

Hearing screenings

Emergency preparedness

Home safety

Eyeglass repair

Table/chair massages

Back health

First aid

Prenatal care

Balance/Fall prevention

Fire safety

Pulmonary screenings

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Handwashing demonstrations

Memory tests

Bicycle and pedestrian safety

Healthcare directives

CPR & first aid demonstrations

Healthy cooking demonstrations

Blood glucose screening

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Active Life Physical Therapy City of Port Townsend Family Birth Center Jefferson Healthcare Jefferson County Transit Peninsula Legal Secretarial Services The Lodge | 5th Avenue | Sherwood Assisted Living

Fruit Tree Raffle

Health risk assessments

Music and wellness Nutrition assessments Recreation for wellness Tobacco use prevention

For more information on the Fair be sure to find us online: Facebook, keywords: Jefferson County Wellness Fair” email:

Donations provided by:

Henry’s Garden Center Costco

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Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are already taking. This includes prescription medicines and the medicines you buy without a prescription, such as aspirin, laxatives, vitamin supplements, and home remedies. It’s helpful to take along a written list.

getting to the Fair Port Townsend & Tri-Area For residents living in Port Ludlow & the Tri-City area who want to attend the Fair but do not have transportation, there will be a passenger bus with a wheelchair lift making two trips to Fort Worden for the Fair. Pre-registration is required.

Patients are vulnerable to accidental poisonings when their medication regimien involves medications prescribed by several physicians.

Prescription for Preventing Disaster

Pickup locations: • Beach Club, Port Ludlow • Bay Club, Port Ludlow • QFC, Port Hadlock Please call (360) 981-3002 for registration information Transit’s #2 Mountain View and approximate times for Connector runs directly to each location. Fort Worden. Public Transportation If you’re wanting to park If you’d like to ride & ride there are trips leaving public transportation to the every hour on the our (see Wellness Fair, Jefferson full schedule above.

According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), older patients are vulnerable to accidental poisonings when their medication regimien involves multiple medications prescribed by several physicians. That possibility for error makes physician and patient communication vital.

To better increase communication, reduce errors, and take your medications as prescribed follow these simple recommendations:

Tell your doctor what is important to you about your medicines. You may want a medicine with fewest side effects, or fewest doses to take each day. If you have trouble swallowing, you may want a liquid form of medicine or you may care most about cost (there may be a generic drug or another lower-cost medicine you can take) . Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to medications or if you have had any troubling side effects from medicines. Tell your doctor if you have any illnesses or problems for which another doctor or health professional is treating you. Tell your doctor if you are not taking your medicine as directed. For example, some people may stop taking their medicine, take a lower dose, or skip doses if they are having side effects. Your doctor needs to know about any changes in your treatment plan. Following these simple steps will help ensure you are receiving the most appropriate and safest medication for your situation.

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2012 participants

Active Life Physical Therapy

Family Birth Center Jefferson Healthcare

Advanced Medical Imaging

Food Co-op of Port Townsend

Ann R. Emineth, LMHC

Assured Hospice of Clallam & Jefferson Counties Avamere Olympic Rehab of Sequim Boeing Bluebills

Bon Appetit at Fort Worden

Home Instead Senior Care

Sarah McMonigle, RDH


Jefferson County Transit

Senior Information & Assistance

Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management

Prosper Natural Health

Jefferson Healthcare

Karen Barrows, MS

Discovery Memory Care

Discovery View Retirement Apartments

Kitsap Cardiology Consultants

Dungeness Courte Alzheimer’s Community

Mobile Nutrition Services

Monroe Street Medical Clinic Olympic Medical Center

11:00pm Menopause Basics

Smiles for Life

12:00pm Diabetes Prevention & Maintenance

The Leader

The Lodge | 5th Avenue | Sherwood Assisted Living Ventus Medical

1:00pm Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness

Washington State ParksFort Worden

2:00pm Fresh, Local and Seasonal Food

Townsend Letter

Life Care Center of Port Townsend

Dove House Advocacy Center

Seaport Landing

Sound Oxygen

Jefferson County Public Health

Crossroads Music

East Jefferson Fire Rescue

Peninsula Legal Secretarial Services

FAIR OPEN: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Head Start


Peninsula Hearing

Port Ludlow Wellness Committee

Fountain Chiropractic

City of Port Townsend Mountain View Pool

Schedule of Events

Victoria House

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Part of the charm of cooking a great meal is the sound of each chop and sizzle. And it gets even better with the conversation and laughs from your dinner guests–followed by compliments to the chef of course. But these simple pleasures can be lost if you suffer from hearing loss. Limited Time Offer:


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Slow Your Clock Down Author: Reichman, Judith ISBN: 0060527277 Jefferson County Library Nf 613 REICHMA

Menopause Basics: The Best Treatment for Menopause is Information Jane Albee, ARNP Certified Menopause Practitioner with the North American Menopause Society

Jane has been a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for 30 years. Prior to moving to the Olympic Peninsula in 1991, Jane worked in College Health. Jane was the clinic manager for the Hall Health Women’s Clinic at the University of Washington in the 1980’s. She also started the college health service for the University of Alaska, Juneau. Jane is a member of the North American Menopause Society and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

Since coming to the Peninsula, Jane has worked with Dr. Palmer in a private gynecology practice. Her interests include mid-life health, menopause, hormone therapy, diagnosing and treating difficult vagina conditions, sexual concerns and contraceptive issues.

The Menopause Bible : The Complete Practical Guide To Managing Your Menopause Publisher: Firefly Books, 2005 ISBN: 1554070678� Jefferson County Library NF 618.1 MENOPAU Hot Times : Eat Well, Live Healthy, Feel Sexy During The Change Author: Gittleman, Ann Louise ISBN: 1583332146 Jefferson County Library Nf 618.1 GITTLEM

Revitalize Your Hormones : Dr. Dale’s 7 Steps To A Happier, Healthier, And Sexier You Author: Dale, Theresa ISBN: 0471655554 Jefferson County Library NF 618.1 DALE Our Bodies, Ourselves : Menopause Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2006 ISBN: 0743274873 Jefferson County Library NF 618.1 OUR BOD My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet) Author: Devens, Toby ISBN: 1402207476 Jefferson County Library Fic F DEVENS The No-Nonsense Guide To Menopause Author: Seaman, Barbara ISBN: 9780743276788 Jefferson County Library NF 618.1 SEAMAN

women’s health resources PORT TOWNSEND WOMEN’S CLINIC (360) 344-3700 Jefferson Healthcare Women’s Health Services offers a comprehensive array of high quality women’s primary health care services, including digital mammography, bone-density, evaluations, massage services, gynecology and urology/pelvic floor services.

BREAST & CERVICAL HEALTH PROGRAM (BCHP) Website: www. Provides breast and cervical health screening for women ages 40-64 with limited income. For enrollment, eligibility and education materials: contact Julia Danskin (360) 385-9420 or (360) 385-9400 and ask for the BCHP Program.

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TEAM SURVIVOR NORTHWEST (206) 732-8350 A unique non profit organization providing physical activities and sports-centered adventures for women cancer survivors.

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Waxing, Exfoliation, Body Wraps, Lash & Brow Tinting, Local Organic Products

Offering Preventive & Primary Health Care for Adults, Children and Infants

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAM (360) 385-5291 Providing a 24-hour crisis line, advocacy- based counseling, support groups, information, referral, emergency shelter, public education and lending library.


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LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER (800) ACS-2345 A support group sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it provides assistance with skin, hair, nutrition, wigs and head wraps. First Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Jefferson Healthcare Hospital Auditorium.

Christine Burnell MN, ARNP Family Nurse Practitioner 1136 Water Street, Suite 110 Port Townsend, WA 98368 Accepting new patients & most insurance plans

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12:00 PM Diabetes: Understanding Tools for Prevention & Maintenance Wes Schott, MSN, ARNP NP-C, Jefferson County Healthcare

Wes Schott has been helping individuals optimize their own health since 1991 emphasizing prevention, wellness, fitness, patient education, medical screening, and individualized care. Wes was trained at the University of San Diego and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, recently specializing in Endocrinology at the prominent Advanced Metabolic Care + Research specialty clinic in San Diego, CA. Wes spent 5 years as a registered nurse as well as 14 years as a physiologist and counselor at the Scripps Center for Executive Health in La Jolla, CA. He came to Port Townsend in 2011 after spending many summer vacations in his extended family’s hometown. Wes is excited to return to his family practice primary care roots and bring expanded practice expertise to his new Northwest community home. Wes’ core philosophy centers on individualized medical care. He specializes in coaching diabetic and continuing care patients through effective patient education, holistic care, an emphasis in prevention, encourages them to participate fully in decisions central to their medical life.

How To Prevent, Control & Cure Diabetes : Minimize The Impact Diabetes Has On Your Life Author: Alterman, Seymour L. ISBN: 0883911116 Jefferson County Library NF 616.462 ALTERMA The Healing Power Of Exercise : Your Guide To Preventing And Treating Diabetes, Depression, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis, And More Author: Goldberg, Linn ISBN: 0471348007 Jefferson County Library NF 615.82 GOLDBER Atkins Diabetes Revolution : The Groundbreaking Approach To Preventing And Controlling Type 2 Diabetes Author: Vernon, Mary C. ISBN: 0060540087 Jefferson County Library NF 616.4 VER

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study Of Nutrition Ever Conducted And The Startling Implications For Diet, Weight Loss And Long-Term Health Author: Campbell, T. Colin ISBN: 1932100385 Port Townsend Library NF 613.2 CAMPBEL Diabetes Rising : How A Rare Disease Became A Modern Pandemic, And What To Do About It Author: Hurley, Dan ISBN: 9781607144588 Port Townsend Library NF 362.196 HURLEY

DIABETES resources

DIABETES FOOTCARE PROGRAM Cost is $15; call for appointment Brinnon (360) 796-4350 Quilcene (360) 765-3321 Port Townsend (360) 385-9007 Tri-Area (360) 732-4822

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP BROWN BAG LUNCH (360) 385-2200, ext. 1240 4th Tuesday of every month 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Jefferson Healthcare Hospital Auditorium

Jane Albee

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCATION ALERT DAY March 27th, 2012 American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day “wakeup call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.


30 years of experience specializing in women’s health

“Jane spends the time necessary to understand a woman’s health concerns.” – Robert Palmer, MD

Jane Albee, ARNP

Annual Exams Paps

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1136 Water St., Ste 105 (360) 344-3700

PUGET SOUND TOUR DE CURE May 12th, 2012 King County’s Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA Offers five different routes to accommodate all cyclists and abilities. Rides available are from 15, 25, 45, 70, and 100 miles. Cyclists are sure to enjoy this unique day of fun, fitnes�s, new friendships and the personal satisfaction of completing a ride to help STOP DIABETES. Contact: Pamela Forrester, (206) 282 - 4616 ext 7203

NATIONAL DIABETES INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE 1 (800) 860–8747 Established in 1978, the Clearinghouse provides information about diabetes to people with diabetes and to their families, health care professionals, and the public.

Free initial consultation Now accepting Medicaid & some insurance

Ann Emineth,


“Live a fuller life”

Mental Health Counselor Treating depression, anxiety & trauma 360-301-6318 1233 Lawrence Street, Suite 301, Port Townsend The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader



1:00 PM Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness: What is it and why should we care? Deborah Stinson , Community Preparedness Co-coordinator 20/20 Emergency Preparedness Action Group

Deborah Stinson’s career in information technology spanned more than thirty years in a variety of public, education and business settings. She managed complex computer networks as well as large and diverse groups of talented people. The broad systems perspective, interpersonal skills and persistence she developed over that career became the basis of her contribution to many local volunteer efforts since arriving in Port Townsend in 2003. Deborah has led Local 20/20’s Emergency Preparedness Action Group since its inception in 2006 and initiated what has become an effective partnership with the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to strengthen Community Preparedness. With the guidance of the DEM and the help of many dedicated volunteers, the Jefferson County network of identified neighborhood preparedness groups has grown from half a dozen to more than a hundred.

Disaster Preparedness for Dummies [DVD] Publisher: Melee Entertainment Home Video, 2005 Jefferson County Library DVD NF 551 DIS Your Survival: The Complete Resource for Disaster Planning And Recovery Author: Arnot, Robert Burns ISBN: 9781578262625 Jefferson County Library NF 613.6 ARNOT Run To High Ground [DVD] Publisher: The Program, 2004 Jefferson County Library JDVD RUN TO American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care Publisher: Random House, 2000 ISBN: 0375754865 Port Townsend Library NF 616.02 AMERICA

When There Is No Doctor: Preventive and Emergency Home Healthcare In Challenging Times Author: Doyle, Gerard S. ISBN: 9781934170113 Port Townsend Library NF 616.024 DOYLE The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why Author: Ripley, Amanda ISBN: 9780307352897 Jefferson County Library NF 155.9 RIPLEY Port Townsend Library NF 155.9 RIPLEY More Than a Cookbook: Emergency Food Storage, Preparation and Safety Publisher: Jefferson County (WA) Emergency Management Jefferson County Library NF 641.5 MORT TH Port Townsend Library NF 64

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS resources GET EMERGENCY PREPARED ONLINE Offers a FREE comprehensive, online “Step by Step Personal Emergency Preparedness Course” to help you prepare your household to meet the challenges presented by a wide variety of emergencies.

JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (360) 385-9368 Sign up for NIXLE (Emergency Alert for this area)

RED CROSS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY (360) 385-2737 (Offering First Aid classes, CPR classes, Disaster Volunteer training)

LOCAL 20/20 The emergency preparedness download center has a variety of resources available to the public for use at home or at work in order to prepare them to deal with emergencies, disasters and their aftermath. Some of the topics include water treatment, grab and go bag checklist, creating neighborhood maps and disaster first aid for pets.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS East Jefferson County (360) 3852626 Port Ludlow (360) 437-2236 Quilcene (360) 765-3333 Brinnon (360) 796-4450

Small Independent Office, Personalized Attention I take the time to listen & explain. Discuss your goals and collaborate on a healthcare plan.

Quimper Family Medicine

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You deserve a happy retirement. Katherine Ottaway, MD

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2:00 PM Menu for Our Healthy Future: Fresh, Local and Seasonal Food Judith Alexander, MSW

Judith has been self-employed in a private counseling practice in Jefferson County for 30 years, where her particular passion involves bringing groups of people together for common purpose, creativity support, healing, learning about sustainable living, etc.

She has lived in Port Townsend for 33 years and particularly in the past decade has been inspired to grow most of the produce she eats around her house in town, including membership in a neighborhood community garden. With 14 fruit trees, and her own raised garden beds exceeding 75’x40’, when combined with freezing, canning, and drying the foods she grows, Judith is able to feed herself year round fruits and vegetables. Through her volunteerism in Local 2020’s Food Resiliency Action Group, she has, with others, assisted the instigation of over 25 community gardens throughout Jefferson County, bringing many people who would not otherwise have access to the experience, to the wonders and empowerment of feeding themselves healthy, fresh, local, and seasonal food.

Coming Home To Eat: The Pleasures And Politics Of Local Foods Author: Nabhan, Gary Paul ISBN: 0393020177 Jefferson County Library NF 641.013 NABHAN Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients Author: Cool, Jesse Ziff ISBN: 9780811860444 Jefferson County Library NF 641.563 COOL Edible Heirlooms : Heritage Vegetables For The Maritime Garden Author: Thorness, Bill ISBN: 9781594851421 Jefferson County Library NF 635.0979 THORNES

The Food of A Younger Land ISBN: 9781594488658 Port Townsend Library NF 394.1 KURLANS Eating Close To Home: A Guide to Local Seasonal Sustenance in the Pacific Northwest Author: England, Elin Kristina ISBN: 9780578000695 Port Townsend Library NF 641.31 ENGLAND Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket Author: Halweil, Brian ISBN: 0393326640 Port Townsend Library NF 338.1 HALWEIL Growing Roots: The New Generation Of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, And Food Activists: Stories And Recipes Author: Leiner, Katherine ISBN: 9781603582889 Port Townsend Library NF 630 LEINER

LOCAL FOOD resources WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY GARDENING IN WESTERN WASHINGTON calen.htm Supporting a vibrant and visionary food and farming sector in Jefferson County this online resource library provides information on planting calendars, lists of suitable plantings, local topic specific resources for common problems seen in the garden like erosion control and pests.

WSU MASTER GARDENER’S PLANT SALE May 12th, 2012, 9:00AM – 12:00PM WSU Ext. Parking Lot, HWY 19, Port Hadlock

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LOCAL 20/20 COMMUNITY GARDEN LOCATOR php?page=community-gardens-2 A comprehensive list of community gardens in Jefferson County providing the name, location and garden profile for 16 local gardens. For additional information contact Dan Post,

AMERICAN COMMUNITY GARDENING ASSOCIATION starting-a-community-garden.php This organization has a vast array of information from best practices to resources, from how to start a community garden to funding opportunities and much more

FOOD CO-OP PORT TOWNSEND RESOURCES PAGE Use this website to find links to information on organic gardening, genetically modified organisms, farming and the environment.

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Recognizing Danger You may not realize just how much you rely on hearing to keep yourself out of danger’s way. You hear the car often before you see it, giving you a few seconds notice that a car is coming around the curve as you prepare to pull out of your driveway. At work, if you can’t hear the forklift moving down the aisle, you’re a walking target. It only beeps when it’s backing up, remember? A warning from a coworker or your spouse, a shoutout from a neighbor or the floor manager, if you can’t hear these warnings you put yourself and others at a higher risk at home, at work and out and about in the community. Hearing loss is a common problem, and a recent survey reveals the loss of hearing for


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a loved one can cause stress for caregivers as well. In fact, eight of 10 caregivers surveyed expressed concern about hearing loss in the person for whom they care, and 86 percent of that group feels that a person’s inability to hear clearly can affect the daily care they receive. The National Caregivers Survey of professional and family caregivers, released by Songbird Hearing, Inc., also found that one of four professional caregivers believes that a patient’s hearing loss may have led to medical misunderstandings and mistakes. The survey also confirmed that it is often the caregiver who first notices a person’s hearing problem, citing signs such as needing people to repeat themselves, turning up the volume on the TV or radio, responding inappropriately to questions and avoiding social situations.



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If you can’t hear the forklift moving down the aisle, you’re a walking target.

Despite these signs, 72 percent of those showing signs of hearing loss are not addressing the problem. Reasons these people chose not to wear a hearing aid included cost, discomfort, inconvenience and vanity. If you suspect your loved one is having hearing difficulties or if you are noticing the signs of hearing loss yourself, you’ll

want to take advantage of the free hearing screenings being performed at the Wellness Fair by Costco and Peninsula Hearing. Do your part to protect yourself and your loved ones by taking this non-evasive screening. For more about the study mentioned above, view www. resources/hearingloss.cfm

Steven Reiner,

DPM Disorders of the Foot & Ankle Specializing in Diabetic Foot Care Board-certified in foot surgery and Certified Pedorthist

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“Julie has a gift. It is so much more than a facial.” –Pat Griffin, Port Townsend • Preventative & corrective skin care • European facials • Microdermabrasion • Oxygen treatments • Manual lymphatic drainage • Jan Marini Skin Research julie hoffman esthetician • owner Int’l cert • 18 years

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The Therapeutic value of Music

Music brings delight to people of all ages and philosophies. In many cultures music is a central part of the curative ritual, lyrics and music combining to beckon beneficial spirits or expel malevolent ones. Songs were said to be the gift of an animal or spirit established by the medicine man in an apparition or dream according to folklore in some North American Indian tribes. According to the American Music Therapy Association, Inc. (AMTA) music is, in fact, valuable as a therapy. Music therapy can be used to effect positive changes in the psychological, physical, cognitive or social functioning.

Music has been studied and proven to alleviate anxiety, soothe restlessness, and distract from pain. Music is the bedfellow of delight and the therapeutic value of joy is immeasurable in the healing process.

In addition to emotional and cognitive benefits some physio-therapists have acknowledged the improved muscle strength and enhanced dexterity that result from playing an instrument, sometimes recommending schooling on a particular instrument as a form of exercise.

Left to right: Richard Perez PT; Kim Gordon, Billing; Elizabeth Perez, MSN; Sharon Kuznetsov, OTR/L CHT; Lisa Benshoof, Front Office; Sarah Grossman MSPT; Jessy Schroeder, PTA; Charlene Sherwood PT.

Specializing in: Ortho, Neuro, Foot & Hand Rehab, Athletic, Auto & Work Injury, Pediatric and Senior Rehab, Manual Therapy, Orthotics, TMJ

1215 Lawrence St. #101, PORT TOWNSEND 360-385-1035

Because of the expansive wellness benefits provided by music, the Wellness and Safety Fair has invited Crossroads Music to provide an instrument petting zoo of sorts. If you’ve ever wanted to play the violin, strum the guitar or beat on the drums but never had the exposure now is your chance to give it a whirl. If you want to learn more about the therapeutic values of music, visit the association’s website at

Ride the bus!

Use Jefferson Transit to travel locally or to make connections. We offer door-to-door Dial-A-Ride services. To determine eligibility, or look up routes, visit our website.


Call for information or check our website for maps and schedules.

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Have you ever had a massage by a professional masseuse?

Massage fosters a feeling of well-being, creates body awareness, reduces levels of anxiety, and increases awareness of the mind-body connection. Emotional benefits also include an enhanced, positive self-image, and a feeling of increased energy flow.

Massage therapy has a primary According to the American benefit of being non-invasive Massage Therapy and drug-free. Association Based on the Take some time after vis iting the the therapeutic body’s natural vendor tables or listening to one of benefits of healing processes the guest speakers to unwind and massage continue massage benefits experience some of the be nefits to be researched not only different of massage. Free chair and table and studied. types of health massages will be available during Recent research conditions but the Wellness & Safety Fai r courtesy has shown the also works on of Beth O’Neal, LMP, Lee Freetham, effectiveness multiple levels LMP and Christa Pierson, LMP. of massage for simultaneously; the following benefits are conditions: physical, mental and emotional. Cancer-related fatigue Massage also increases the release of endorphins, the body’s Low back pain natural painkiller. Because Osteoarthritis of the knee of this, massage therapy is Reducing post-operative pain being incorporated into more Boosting the body’s immune humanistic treatments of chronic system functioning illness. It also assists in relieving Decreasing the symptoms of muscle spasms and tensioncarpal tunnel syndrome related headaches. Lowering blood pressure Mental benefits of massage Reducing headache frequency include relaxed state of mental awareness, capacity for creativity Easing alcohol withdrawal and calm thinking, ability to symptoms monitor stress signals and Decreasing pain in cancer respond appropriately, increased patients ability for clearer thinking, Find out more about the and reduction of mental stress. Massage also greatly benefits the therapeutic benefits of massage by visiting www.amtamassage. ability to concentrate for longer org. periods of time.

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“I had a quick recovery, thanks to Life Care Center!” Kathy Smith was admitted to Life Care Center of Port Townsend after falling at home and fracturing her back. She was admitted to Swedish Hospital where she was diagnosed with having suffered a stroke, which most likely was the cause of her fall. In Kathy’s words: “My experience at Life Care has been just marvelous. Everyone is so kind and wonderful to me. Anything I’ve asked for they do their best to do it right away. I have done a lot of rehab on my arms and legs to get stronger and on my balance. I can now walk on my own using a walker. The therapists have made me realize how important it is for me to do my exercises and walk, especially after I go home. If you have to go to rehab I definitely recommend Life Care Center of Port Townsend for everyone! I’m just amazed at the good care and great people working there.”

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