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21st annual Older Americans Conference 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 9 Kitsap Pavilion at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Bremerton

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Lifestyle expert Joe Piscatella is guest speaker at this year’s event

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he Older Americans Conference is Wednesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton. The event is free and includes a catered box lunch provided by the Suquamish Clearwater Casino, entertainment by the Foggy Bottom Jazz Band, and a presentation and booksigning by lifestyle expert Joe Piscatella. New this year is Door Prize Bingo Dash. Reservations are required. Call (360) 337-5700. An array of businesses and services will participate in the conference as exhibitors. Six hundred people are expected to attend, and warranting the event be

held at a facility the size of the Pavilion. “The Older Americans Month Conference started out at the Silverdale Senior Center with 20 attendees and has since taken on a life of its own,” said Sigrid Howard, a director of the Long Term Care Alliance and administrator of Liberty Shores and Harbor House. About 65 to 70 exhibitors are expected. Seniors looking to find out what benefits and services they qualify for will find many answers at Benefits Alley, where various organizations will be on hand to answer questions. A lot of these services senior citizens may not need now, but they’ll need them in the future, Howard said. Kitsap Computing Seniors will introduce attendees to technology such as email

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and texting. With their hands-on and interactive booth, they give seniors an opportunity to learn or increase computer communication skills. “This conference, with the support of sponsors and exhibitors, has been offered to the public free for 21

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schools in Washington state. Piscatella knows the science of healthy living, but he understands the practical application as well. He underwent bypass surgery at age 32, and since then has utilized lifestyle habits to successfully manage his health. Today, Piscatella is one of the longest-lived survivors of bypass surgery in the world — 34 years and counting. Time magazine calls him “a force for positive change.”

Conference Agenda 9 a.m.: Doors open. 10 a.m.: Welcome from Barry Johnson, administrator, Kitsap County Division

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itsap County Aging and Long Term Care, or ALTC, is a division of Kitsap County government and is the state-designated Area Agency on Aging for Kitsap County. ALTC has more than 30 subcontracts with local providers for various services and another six programs that are provided directly by ALTC staff and volunteers. Administrator Barry

Johnson said that in addition to the programs, ALTC is available to answer questions and help people make decisions that will positively affect their lives. Johnson said it is all too common for people to make insufficiently informed choices which may lead to unfavorable health outcomes and to unnecessary expense. There are often relatively simple and low-cost options available to help people remain living in their own homes

and communities. “We’re here as a way for people to get the information they need as they make very important life decisions,” he said. ALTC’s Senior Information & Assistance Program is budgeted to assist more than 1,200 people in 2012. Other in-house programs include the Family Caregiver Support Program, which helps individuals taking care of family or friends and is expected to

serve at least 450 caregivers this year; Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors, which provides free unbiased health insurance benefits advice to more than 900 people; LongTerm Care Ombudsman, which expects to assist 2,500 people; Medicaid Long-Term Care Case Management Services; and the Title V Senior Community Services Employment & Training Program.

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n the West Sound area, many health care providers — offering a wide array of services — compete for the business of local seniors. But at least once a year they’re also allies, working with health care provid-

of Aging & Long Term Care. Acknowledgement of sponsors. Pledge of Allegiance, Bremerton High School Jr. ROTC students. 10:10 a.m.: County Commissioner Robert Gelder, reading of Older Americans Day Resolution. 10:25 a.m.: Introduction of keynote speaker. 10:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker Joe Piscatella, “Make Your Health Last as Long as Your Life.” 11:30 a.m.: Lunch. Box lunches catered by Suquamish Clearwater Casino. Noon: Foggy Bottom Jazz Band. 12:30 p.m.: Joe Piscatella book signing. 1:15 a.m.: Door Prize Bingo Dash. Guests must be present to win. 2:30 p.m.: Adjourn.

ers from across the county to solve systemic issues in long-term care. The Long Term Care Alliance of Kitsap County is a nonprofit group with about 40 members representing every facet of long-term care, from hospitals to pharmacies to in-home care. In its 21 years, the Alliance has worked to streamline services and improve the quality of care. Long-term care involves services for people with disabilities or chronic ailments who need care, whether at home or in a facility. Often

people requiring long-term care are elderly, but they can be of any age. When the Long Term Care Alliance began it was primarily to smooth communication between hospitals and nursing homes. As Kitsap’s health care market grew and expanded, so did the Alliance. When you look around the table now, it’s mostly companies that are community-based, said Chad Solvie, CEO of Martha & Mary and president of the Alliance. Being on a peninsula has helped the group remain

unified. “Because we have defined borders, it’s probably a little easier to get your arms around the county and say, ‘These are the people in our community,’ ” Solvie said. Most of the Alliance’s work is done behind the scenes, using the shared resources of its members. The Alliance discusses best practices and shares training. Much of its energy is focused on smoothing transitions for patients who rely on multiple providers. For example, an elderly person might have surgery, See ALLIANCE, Page 6

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Aging and Long-Term Care programs Numbers expected to be served in 2012 Facilitated or provided by division staff ■ Information and Assistance: 1,235 individuals served. ■ Family Caregiver Support Program: 450 caregivers served; 4,000+ hours of respite care provided. ■ Long-Term Care Ombudsman: 500 investigations or interventions; 2,500 individuals served. ■ Medicaid LongTerm Care Case Management Services: 950 individuals served. ■ Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA): 900 direct consumer contacts for assistance. ■ Title V Senior Community Service Employment & Training Program: Provides training and employment opportunities for at least 16 eligible participants. Subcontracted with local providers ■ Congregate Meals: 38,524 meals for 963 individuals. ■ Home-Delivered Meals: 44,000 meals for 406 individuals. ■ Kinship Caregivers Support Program: Support for 60 caregivers raising other family members’ children. ■ Mental Health/ Substance Abuse Counseling: 385 hours of counseling for 85 individuals. ■ Senior Drug Education: Four to eight community events providing expert information regarding the safe use of prescribed medications for older adults and their caregivers. ■ Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program: 483 individuals receiving about $19,000 worth of fresh food and produce.


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e would all like to live as long as we can and to be the healthiest we can be in the process. When we think of living a long time, we often think of eating well and exercising as main contributors to a long life. However, there are many aspects of growing older that can either enhance or inhibit our enjoyment of a long life. In his book “The Blue Zones,” author Dan Buettner and his colleagues found that, throughout the world, people who lived the longest had close communication with family, friends and their community. Staying in daily contact with family and friends was very impor-

tant in almost every blue zone in the world and was found to be a key element of staying healthy and living long and meaningful lives. Of course, hearing well is essential for communicating with loved ones. Hearing loss, which now affects 11 percent of the U.S. population (about 34 million people), is a major stumbling block to good communication. Even the hearing loss that starts as the result of aging can significantly reduce the quality and quantity of interactions with family, friends and neighbors. Untreated hearing loss often results in embarrassing communication mishaps which, over time, leads the person with a hearing loss to retreat

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from social situations. Do you have a friend or family member who often chooses not to participate in group gatherings? New research from Johns Hopkins University found that an older person with untreated hearing loss is at higher risk for developing depression and short-term memory loss because of the increased effort and frustration in communication. This can also lead to a higher risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia than in the normal-hearing older population. Just as new research finds links to serious conditions and untreated hearing loss, new research in hearing help has led to

incredible new hearing instruments that increase the ability to hear well, even in noise. In busy, industrialized countries such as ours, we often communicate in the midst of other noise. People with good hearing sensitivity can have problems hearing well in noise, but when one has even a mild hearing loss, communicating in noise can be next to impossible. New hearing instruments now allow even the seriously hearing impaired to hear speech through background noise. Individual results can vary, however, depending on the type and severity of hearing loss. The satisfaction rate with new hearing devices

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The group is working to make those handoffs smoother, Solvie said. Since its inception, the Alliance has organized a long-term care conference each year. The conferences help the Alliance broaden the conversation on longterm care and educate the public on what resources are available. Recent conferences have

drawn hundreds of people from around the region. Some come to learn how the Alliance has made competitors into collaborators, Solvie said. People from King County will attend the May 9 Older Americans Conference because they’ve heard about the Alliance “and they can’t believe it works,” he said.

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magine walking into Anderson Denture and Dental Center with missing or problem teeth, and leaving later that day with a brand new, full smile. The scenario plays out frequently at the dental office located at 19410 8th Ave. in Poulsbo. “We see patients who have major problems with their teeth, and even though every attempt is made to help them maintain their natural teeth, that is often not possible and a denture is necessary,” said Wanda Anderson, office manager and wife of denturist Bruce Anderson. “Once they receive their new teeth, they look into the mirror and you can practically see them glow.”

Bruce has helped people smile with confidence for over 40 years. Each patient is unique. Bruce designs custom dentures, paying close attention to how a patient smiles and speaks, the shape of the face, etc., and uses a natural complimentary color to match the original shade. It’s often impossible to tell denture teeth from natural teeth. “Bruce is truly an artist,” Wanda said. Bruce said the dentures are so realistic that “we have patients whose spouse or family members have no idea they wear dentures.”

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friend’s house to make a social call. The classy and comfortable furniture seems like what you’d find in a living room, not a waiting room. The homey decor was thoughtfully designed to enhance the atmosphere and to help patients feel comfortable. “A lot of people’s first experiences with dental offices are not as positive as they should be,” Wanda said. To this day, Wanda remembers her first trip to the dentist as a child. She was so frightened that she kicked her leg and accidentally knocked over the dental supply tray. “This was definitely not a good experience and generated a longtime fear,” she said. “Today, things are very different and I’m now comfortable with my dental care, but many people have similar fears which we understand.” Anderson Denture and Dental Center provides a positive experience. Every effort is made to keep the patient as comfortable as possible. “We know that getting major dental work is a big occurrence,” Wanda said. “We feel that concern and realize it’s a big step both psychology and aesthetically.” Patient care is the No. 1 priority for the staff. They strive to set a welcoming and relaxing tone from the moment you walk in the door. Dr. Monica Berninghaus helps round out the care offered at the center. Before going into private practice, she served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps for 21 years. As a trained licensed pharmacist as well as a dentist, and with her extensive experience as a dental officer in the Navy, Berninghaus contributes greatly to the office and offers her patients exemplary care. “Patients absolutely love her. She fits right in with us because she is patientoriented,” Wanda said of

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It’s also critically important to educate denture patients on how to use their new dental appliance, making the transition as seamless as possible. It is imperative to keep denture teeth, as well as gums and natural teeth, immaculately clean by brushing after every meal and at bedtime. To keep abreast on the latest in dental care, Bruce and Monica are attending clinics later this month to stay on the cutting edge of their field. And when not seeing patients or crafting dentures, Bruce helps other professionals by sitting on the executive board as president-elect of the National Denturist Association USA (Wanda is the association’s executive director). Besides being an expert in his field, Bruce develops a wonderful rapport with his patients. The special mementos and baked goods Bruce receives from his patients are a testament to the strong relationships he builds. His respect and esteem for his older patients, especially war veterans, is evident and he cherishes the mementos he receives from them. “I should write a book,” See ANDERSON, Page 11


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hat began as an idea in 2005 has materialized into an expanded wood working space and more power equipment for long-term care residents at Martha & Mary. “Because most Long Term Care Centers have a much larger proportion of female residents than male, more activities tend to be geared toward woman,” said Tracie Walthall, director of resident life. “Our chaplain, Ernie McCluskey, knew we needed to do something more action-oriented for our male residents.” McCluskey has a divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a degree in sculpture from University of Washington. He has taught beginning sculpture and wood classes. At Martha & Mary, he has the opportunity to see both passions combined. In 2005, residents responded enthusiastically

MARTHA & MARY RESIDENTS hone their wood-craft skills in the CONTRIBUTED residential center’s wood shop. to the opportunity to craft bird houses, walking sticks and other small projects. Seasoned wood workers volunteered to help residents learn new skills. In 2009, more space was offered in the Martha & Mary facility workshop. Residents have entered wood projects in the Kitsap County Fair, yielding a host of ribbons. “The finished project is very important. But the process is of greater value

rooms. The Bay Liberty Shores activity Room offers a relaxing set-

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medical appointments are provided to aid in residents’ convenience and improve their quality of life. A walking trail winds through the property, encouraging residents to exercise and walk their pets. The Liberty Shores Assisted Living and Harbor House Memory Care communities, assesses its residents on the level of care needed to ensure a safe, secure environment with 24hour nursing services … so you can be as independent or as dependent as need be. Periodic assessments occur to ensure resident’s health needs are met. Liberty Shores has three

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Continued from page 8 Bruce said. “Many of my older patients are little

ting with views of Mount Rainier and the Poulsbo Marina; here, residents can participate in activities and get a snack in between meals. The other two community gathering places are the Fireside Room and the Multipurpose Room where residents can go for socializing and recreational activities. Harbor House has three floors, which sets it apart from most memory care facilities and enables it to provide a small home-like setting. On the first floor, residents can step back in time as they visit an in-house viewing room, complete with a big-screen television and theater-style seating. vignettes out of history. My daily highlight is when patients share their experiences. They are my heroes.” But it’s evident from the smiles seen in the dental

because it is an encouraging and nurturing therapy for impacted spirits,” McCluskey said. Martha & Mary is one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers in Kitsap County. Its services include Home Care, Care Management, Short Term Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Senior Housing and Children’s Programs.

Adorning the walls are movie posters from the “Casablanca”-era of Hollywood. Activities including board games, Bible studies, group exercise classes, day trips, and other special outings are scheduled seven days a week. Harbor House Memory Care community combines secure housing and health care to aid in residents’ comfort and ensure their health and safety. Its design is focused on comfort and familiarity to allow residents to maintain their independence and privacy. Personal rooms are outfitted with photos of family and friends, while common areas and “memory stations” encourage individual and group activities.

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Olympic Peninsula Kidney Centers What Everyone Should Know About Kidneys and Kidney Diseases! The Kidneys are 2 of Your Most Important Organs

Glomerulonephritis - inflammation of the blood vessels in the kidneys. This is usually caused by strep infections of the skin or throat.

Kidneys perform many vital functions they help remove waste, and excess fluid, they filter the blood, removing others, and they help regulate blood pressure, red blood cells, and the amount of certain nutrients in the body, such as calcium and potassium.

Kidney Stones - Are deposits formed in the kidneys, which can block drainage. They may be caused by excess calcium in the urine. Risk factors include. Dehydration, urinary tract infections, excess vitamin D, family history of kidney stones.

How They Work

Nephrotic Syndrome - Is the result of excess protein in the urine, causing tissue to swell. This is most common in children. In adults, it may be a complication of diabetes, lupus or other illnesses.

1. Blood enters the kidneys through an artery from the heart. 2. Blood is cleaned by passing through about a million tiny filters. 3. Waste material passes through the ureter and is stored in the bladder as urine 4. Newly cleaned blood returns to the bloodstream via veins. 5. After bladder becomes full, urine passes out of the body through the urethra.

Why Learn About Kidney Diseases? Kidney Disease can effect anyone at any age! Kidney diseases are common and serious, they can even be fatal. Kidneys can become so damaged from disease or injury that they can no longer clean waste products from the blood. This can lead to Acute kidney failure - a sudden, usually short term loss of kidney function Chronic kidney failure - a gradual, long-term loss of kidney function that may become irrepressible. End-stage renel disease - permanent, damage to both kidneys Fortunately if one kidney is lost, or both are partly damaged, the remaining tissue is usually strong enough to do the job.

Types and Causes of Kidney Diseases Pyelonephritis - Occurs when infections in other parts of the body can spread to the kidneys. Risk Factors include, Diabetes, obstructions of the urinary tract and long term use of catheters.

Cysts - are fluid filled sacs. Having some cysts is harmless. But, having many cysts (polycystic kidney disease) may replace the matter within the organ and cause the kidney to fail. This condition is inherited. High Blood Pressure - can damage small arteries in the kidneys. A vicious cycle begins - damage to kidneys causes more serious high blood pressure, which damages the kidneys. Diabetes - can also damage the blood vessels in the kidneys. one of the leading causes of kidney problems.

Diabetes is

Early Detection is The Key Many kidney diseases can be treated in the early stages. Specific Signs of Kidney Disease high blood pressure • swelling or puffiness in the body shortness of breath • a need to urinate more or less often blood and/or protein in the urine • difficult, painful or burning urination • increased levels of waste in your blood. Non-Specific Signs of Kidney Disease fatigue or weakness • a lack of memory problems sleeping • cramps or itchiness See your health care provider right away if you have one or more of the above symptoms.Your health care provider may order tests to find out what’s causing your symptoms.

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Commemorating the Past �

Celebrating the Present �

Embracing the Future Some Kidney Conditions Can be Cured In other cases, treatment can relieve pain, slow the disease, and prolong life. Treatment may include: • A Special Diet • Medication • Surgery • Shock waves Artificial Kidney Treatment ( dialysis) It is used for people whose kidneys have failed. There are 2 types of Dialysis HEMODIALYSIS - The persons blood is pumped through a tube to an artificial kidney machine. This machine removes excess fluid, waste, and returns the clean blood through a second tube. During treatment, the person can read, watch TV or sleep. Treatment is usually done 3 times a week for 3 or more hours at a time. PERITONEAL DIALYSIS - A Solution called dialysate flows from a bag through a tube into the preitoneum (the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity). Waste products and excessive fluids pass from the blood into the dialysate. The used solution is then removed from the body through a tube- by gravity or a machine. If done by a machine, peritoneal dialysis is performed each night. The person connects the tube to the machine before going to be, and disconnects in the morning. If done by gravity, the person usually changes the bag of solution 4 times a day. Each exchange takes about ½ an hour.

A Kidney Transplant May be Needed in Some Cases The donated kidney may come from a close relative or unrelated donor. Finding a Match - The donated kidney must match the recipient’s blood and tissue type. There are 2 sources for kidney transplants – living donors and people who have agreed to donate their organs after death. Close relatives are best. Tissue typing centers help match donors, and recipients The Threat of Rejection - The main reason risk of kidney transplant is the body may attack the new kidney, treating it like a foreign substance. When donors and recipients are well matched, the chances of rejection are lower. Drugs are used to help kidney rejection. Take Steps to Prevent Kidney Disease Drink Plenty of water this is especially important for preventing kidney stones. Prevent or Treat Diabetes, and High blood Pressure, Eat a healthy Balanced Diet, Treat Wounds and infections, Limit exposure to Heavy Metals, and Toxic Chemicals

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In 1986 The Kidney Center built a facility at 2740 Clare Avenue near Harrison Medical Center. In April 2001 it opened a satellite office in Port Orchard and another in 2006 in Poulsbo. Most recently the Bremerton facility relocated to it’s current location at 2613 Wheaton Way, and in June of last year the fourth facility was opened in Port Townsend. Currently OPKC serves approximately 200 patients at the four locations, and also provides inpatient dialysis services at Harrison Medical Center under a contractual agreement. Dialysis is a life – saving and life – extending measure for patients who undergo the process. It becomes necessary when the kidneys, which removes waste, salt and extra water from the body and keep a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood, such as potassium, sodium and bicarbonate, no longer function properly. The most common causes of kidney failure are diabetes, & high blood pressure. In hemodialysis, the most frequently used form of dialysis., the patient’s blood is pumped through the blood compartment of an external dialyzer, or artificial kidney. The cleansed blood is then returned to the patient’s body. Two needles must be inserted into the

patients body, usually in a vascular access located in the arm. In the early years, it was more common for kidney patients to receive their treatment at home. Later, treatment in a dialysis facility became more common, but there is now a trend back to more home treatment for greater patient convenience. Some newer technology allows two – to three hour dialysis sessions at home which are given four to six times a week, which more closely mimicking actual kidney functioning. Current estimates see more than 26 million people in the U.S. With some form of chronic kidney disease, which can be very mild or progress to the point where dialysis is needed. There are presently nearly 500,000 patients receiving dialysis in the United States. Kidney disease has a mortality rate from 18 to 25 percent. Olympic Peninsula Kidney Centers strive to make the dialysis experience as comfortable as possible by providing recliners, individual televisions,a nd internet access for patients to use while receiving dialysis treatments.


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Contact the Caregiver Support Center, a program of Kitsap County Aging & Long Term Care. Information about these programs and other services of Kitsap County Aging & Long Term Care is available by calling (360) 337-5700 or 1-800-562-6418 or visit us online at www.agingkitsap.com or contact us via email at tweintra@co.kitsap.wa.us

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& Long Term Care We want to share this message about safe Medication Management Elders and Medication

People age 65 and older consume more prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines than any other age group. Older people tend to have more long-term, chronic illnesses – such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease – than do younger people. Because they may have a number of diseases or disabilities at the same time, it is common for older people to take many different drugs. This may be riskier for older adults, especially when several medicines are used at one time. Taking different medicines is not always easy to do right. It may be hard to remember what each medicine is for, how you should take it and when you should take it. Working with your pharmacist and healthcare provider in addition to taking charge of your own understanding or ensuring a caregiver assists you as needed can help provide a safe and effective means to ensure compliance with a medicine routine and avoid many of the complications from taking multiple medications. • Develop a medication management form to keep track of both prescription and over the counter (OTC) medicines. Be sure to include the physicians name, dosage and times of day to take it. A copy is also given to the family caregiver. • Check labels and all written information to make sure it is for the correct person and the correct directions. • Check expiration dates and properly dispose of expired medications.

• Notify physician immediately if any problems occur. • Watch for any interaction and notify physician if any occur. • Ensure physicians and your phamacist reviews medication and the medication management form regularly. • Establish reminders to ensure all dosages are taken appropriately and in compliance with physicians’ orders. When patients, caregivers, doctors and pharmacists function as a team, medication-related problems can be avoided, contributing to better outcomes and improved daily functioning. Here are some tips for managing medication use:

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Find out as much as possible about every medication: the name, dosage, frequency and side effects. Understand why it has been prescribed, and ask the doctor to write down instructions for its use.

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NK Family Practice & Urgent Care offers “One Stop” Primary Care • 7 day a week availability (open 8-8 Monday-Friday, 9-6 Saturday, 10-5 Sunday) • Onsite comprehensive lab testing • Onsite Xray through InHealth Imaging • Complete Occupational Medicine care including pre-employment physicals, CDL exams, second opinion exams and on the job injury care

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MARINE COURTE AT BAY POINTE RETIREMENT, ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE 966 Oyster Bay Court Bremerton , WA 98312 (360) 362-0792 www.marinecourte.com

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Marine Courte at Bay Pointe: ‘We’re like a big family’

By JOHNNY WALKER

MARINE COURTE AT BAY POINTE is a busy place: Activities, day trips, gardening, singing groups, and a topshelf culinary program.

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emonstrating commitment matters. So when you’re looking for an assisted living or retirement community that offers the level of care you want your loved ones to experience, it’s important to know what sets one community apart from another. Located in a beautifully maintained residential neighborhood near Bremerton’s picturesque Oyster Bay, Marine Courte at Bay Pointe Retirement, Assisted Living and Memory Care offer personalized care and healthy community living that are highly acclaimed by residents and their families, and clearly distinguishes them in the industry. It’s the feeling you get when you walk through the door. “We’re like a big family,” said Renee Setterlund, director of marketing. “We are very integrated and in a home like atmosphere. This is the first thing you see when you walk in the door.” Using a philosophy of personal touch and programs that promote choice, dignity, privacy and independence, trained staff foster a family environment — one that begins with mutual understanding, comfort and love. Resident Mary Drouin has nothing but praise for Bay Pointe staff. She and her husband, Phil, moved to the Bay Pointe Retirement Community over a year ago. “My husband was in assisted living and passed away in February,” Drouin said. “The staff treated us with great understanding, respect and kindness. They were like family to me.” Drouin’s grandson, Nick Keough, regularly visits his grandmother. “The moment I walk through the front door, I notice everything is very

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relaxed,” Keough said. “They are very attentive and I legitimately feel that this staff cares — it is very personal to them.” Ann McElwee visits her father regularly, a World War II Army veteran who now lives at Marine Courte. “It’s important to me that the staff really cares for him, and I believe they really do,” McElwee said. “He’s watched over and that gives me the peace of mind that lets me live my life.” Whether short-term following an illness or injury, or a more permanent stay, Marine Courte at Bay Pointe uses experienced health care professionals to design care plans best suited for individual needs. This approach maximizes independence while providing supportive health services if and when residents need them. Opportunities for lifestyle and activity programs are a crucial part of daily living. Activity directors work closely with individual residents to help enhance their quality of life. “One of our goals is to help residents have fun with their time here,” activity director Shirley Rojo said. “Morning exercise is one of our most popular activities, along with trivia and game shows but other activities

also include day trips and group outings that explore the beautiful Northwest.” Activity director Vicki Valley emphasizes activities

that include movement and exercise but also pays attention to individual needs. “We take the time to get to know each resident and

get to know each other,” Valley said. “We have a strong sense of community here and make sure everyone has a chance to get involved.” Unique activities at Bay Pointe include the Silver Songsters, a singing group that performs regularly in the community. Vegetable and ornamental gardening on the grounds encourage residents to work together to plant, water, and care for their gardens in a way that suits them best. A healthy living community See COURTE, Page 22

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Rehabilitative services Rehabilitative services help people get back to work and play – in short, an active lifestyle. Practitioners include trained physical and occupational therapists, who use state-of-the-art tools that support recovery from surgery, injury, or illness.

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e don’t need to see the evening news stories to know that America’s waistlines are getting bigger. Yet, what can we do to make sure our New Year’s resolutions take hold and last for a lifetime? Harrison Medical Center and the Haselwood Family YMCA in Silverdale have teamed up to get us out of the doctor’s office, into the gym and on the path to great health that we will enjoy for years.

About Harrison Health & Wellness at Haselwood Family YMCA

The new partnership is based on promoting the best health resources in one convenient location to the Kitsap community and encourages more active lifestyles. Together, we can reverse the trend of obesity and slow the rise of chronic disease in our community that comes from being overweight. The Harrison Health & Wellness suite is conveniently located on the second floor of Haselwood Family YMCA in Silverdale and services include : ■ Outpatient Adult Reha-

Nutritional counseling

HARRISON PHYSICAL THERAPIST Gary McFarland coaches Jon Daly on the Pilates Reformer. After suffering a neck injury, Daly’s treatment has decreased pain and spasms, as well as improved his ability to do everyday tasks. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO bilitation. ■ CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation. ■ Nutritional Counseling. ■ Massage Therapy. Harrison Health & Wellness services are open to Y members and the general public. Six treatment rooms include one for nutritional counseling, three for physical and occupational therapy and two for massage. Massage therapy can be both doctor-ordered (and covered by insurance) or cash-based. There is also a range of equipment available including a Pilates Reformer, used for occupational therapy or injury rehabilitation (as

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well as performance training by exercise studios). The Pilates Reformer improves strength in functional movement patterns, which requires good core stabilization. Use of the Reformer adds another dimension to the whole functional strengthening process with a platform that moves along with the extremity being strengthened. Rehabilitation is a whole body workout, which is how we move, work and play in real life. Additionally, Harrison has access to a community room, which includes a teaching kitchen. DOC-

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talk seminars and cooking demonstrations are being developed for heart-healthy living and other health related topics.

Why ‘wellness’ care?

Think of wellness as a prescription to manage health and healthcare costs. It is made up of complementary and alternative treatments that supplement standard medical care. Wellness therapies reduce pain, relieve stress and create a sense of overall well-being.

that is highly attentive to resident preferences. According to Brown, other food programs may have a lot of rules about when and what residents can eat but on any given day in the Marine Courte at Bay Pointe kitchens, the culinary team could take 20 or more special requests. “The only rule in our rule book is to make the residents happy and comfortable,” Brown said. “If someone wants a waffle at 3 in the afternoon, then we make one. If another

Whether our eating and lifestyle habits need a gentle boost or a major overhaul, nutrition experts can help. Registered dietitians translate the science of nutrition and medicine into practice. Skilled in education and motivation techniques, they teach new behavior to promote fitness and improve health.

Massage therapy

Moving all those muscles can lead to a few aches and pains. Massage offers benefits beyond simple relaxation. It promotes muscle relaxation, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, reduces pain, enhances cancer treatment and improves quality of sleep. Talk to a doctor about how massage therapy can fit into an overall health care regimen. Talk to the massage therapist about current health conditions and massage session goals.

resident wants beets with dinner instead of another vegetable, then we get them. There is no greater and satisfying thing than being able to care for someone who needs us to be there for them.” Marine Courte at Bay Point Retirement, Assisted Living, and Memory Care is more than a great place to live — it is a community where the people who live and work there are filled with warmth, family, friends and a sense of pride.


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Enccore Communities

Senior living

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ENCORE COMMUNITIES

12169 Country Meadows Lane Northwest, Silverdale (360) 692-1228 or (360) 692-4480 www.encorecommunities.com.

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ncore Communities is a 13-acre comprehensive retirement living and health care community located in a rural, yet convenient, location in Silverdale. Silverdale Encore Communities offers various levels of senior living — independent cottages at Country Meadows, assisted-living apartments at Clearbrook Inn, and a short-term rehabilitation center, Northwoods Lodge. Encore Communities was designed and developed by local health care professionals who have been providing quality services to seniors for more than two generations. Northwoods Lodge, Encore’s health care and rehabilitation center, and the Country Meadows Retirement Cottages have seen recent renovations and changes to components of their structures and operations. Northwoods Lodge has a spacious occupational therapy kitchen, complete with all of the appliances and features of a personal residential kitchen. This was done to better address the challenges an individual faces when his or her life has been compromised from illness or injury, making daily activities difficult and cumbersome. Often strength, endurance, and balance are key issues that must be conquered to overcome the obstacles of “just getting along” in one’s home.

Northwoods Lodge

To enhance and maximize one’s recovery, Northwoods Lodge occupational therapists work diligently to assist patients to maneuver safely and competently in this residential setting. They can practice those chores many of us take for granted: loading the dishwasher, meal preparation, moving clothing from the washer to the dryer and using numerous kitchen appliances.

THE RED BARN is a hotspot for recreational activity at Encore Communities. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Reaching, bending, twisting and turning need practice with guidance from the therapists. Many times this also includes new aids such as walkers and canes, and trying to adapt to their use. The Northwoods Lodge therapy team works intensely with patients to practice these moves, with and without adaptive equipment. If you or a family member could benefit from this type of service, please contact Therapy Services at (360) 337-7422. Northwoods Lodge is located at 2321 Schold Place NW in Silverdale. Patients at Northwoods Lodge are able to receive inpatient and outpatient services and benefit from the heated therapy pool located at Country Meadows.

Country Meadows Country Meadows, Kitsap County’s only retirement cottages, have added a lunch dining option and are also putting on a fresh new face. Built in 1995, these spacious one- and two-bedroom country cottages have

been home to many local seniors. This component of the community includes a Barn Clubhouse for entertainment, recreation, swimming, and dining. Previously, residents have gathered to enjoy the evening meal in The Barn and now they are given the option to join one another for lunch at the Red Barn Café as well. The café is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is available to residents, staff, family members and visiting guests. Residents are also able to receive the meal of their choice delivered to their cottage at no extra cost.

The cottages are undergoing beautifully updated transformations. New natural cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, custom fireplace surrounds, stainless steel appliances, lighting fixtures, carpet and flooring incorporate a handsome and refined look. Bathrooms have new tile floors and showers, and the two-bedroom units now include a barrier-free ADA-accessible shower in the second bathroom. With luxury and safety in mind, these renovated cottages are a charming new addition to the residents’ options on the 13-acre Silverdale Campus. All units include personal carports and outdoor locked storage, and two of the newly renovated cottages include private garages with remote openers. The cottages are now available through either a monthly rental program or an entry-fee program. An additional amenity offered at Country Meadows is a personal chauffeured service, at no charge via our own shuttle van. For a private tour and an opportunity to see the cottages, call (360) 692-1228 or (360) 692-4480. To view the entire spectrum of Encore Communities facilities and see the comprehensive services offered, go to www.encorecommunities.com.


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How to stay young, healthy at any age A

endurance, emotional resilccording to the ience, and illness control. U.S. Census data, For stamina and endurin 1900 the average ance, remember the basics: U.S. life expectancy was 47. good food, good exercise, By 1950, it had risen to 68 and good sleep. and now average Good food life expectancy When people has risen to alsee me in my most 80. office, I often Coupled with remind them that this has been a natural-foods a remarkable diet has an excelshift in wellness, lent track record, with older adults having kept retaining more humanity alive Dr. Donald Novey mobility and for millennia. I function than in heartily recomyears past. mend a varied What keeps diet rich in whole grains, lea person young until their gumes (beans), lots of fresh last breath? Obviously, it (not canned or frozen) is more than their body, fruits and vegetables, and as that will eventually give a variety of lean proteins, out. Keeping the body as either animal or vegetable healthy as possible will based. prolong function and the The most remarkable opportunity to do enjoyable activities. Keeping the mind part of a natural-foods diet is that nature has figured healthy will do the rest. it all out. High-fiber foods Here are a few ways how. lower blood sugar and Longevity and good cholesterol. Fruits and health are promoted in vegetables provide vitathree ways: stamina and By DR. DONALD NOVEY

mins and minerals. And nature’s packaging keeps the nutrients fresh and in balance. If cans, cardboard boxes, and frozen food packaging are filling your garbage can, you may wish to rethink your diet. The body is an elegant machine which needs high-quality fuel. Please, give it what it wants. It will reward you with good health.

Good exercise

Two hundred years ago, most people lived in small villages. They walked long distances to the market, socialized along the way, and carried back heavy loads. Like a natural-foods diet, exercise was built into life. Now, our society is different but our bodies have not changed. The exercise that was automatic now needs to be added back in. Studies have shown that exercise benefits people of all ages. If mobility is a problem, start with slow walking or stationary bicycling. If you can do more,

exercise five days a week for at least 30 minutes. Include some careful weight-training for strength and tone. If exercise were a drug, it would have more positive effects on more parts of the body than any other prescription. Add exercise back into your life.

Good sleep

Our bodies live in cycles of activity and rest. Sleep is required for the body to repair and regenerate. It takes time to wash out the residues of food, stress and fatigue. The mind also needs time to process the events of the day, and it does this during sleep. Turn off your washing machine too soon and your clothing will be half-cleaned. Sleep too little and the same will happen to you. In a busy world, adequate sleep is often the first thing to go. Insufficient sleep ages the body and worsens aches and pains. Take time to sleep. Emotional resilience is

strengthened by a healthy attitude and by stress-reduction exercises. A healthy attitude can be summed up as “fight the good fight and accept the rest.” Make your best effort in life. From effort comes integrity. From integrity comes selfesteem. From self-esteem comes confidence. You can’t change others, but you sure can change yourself. Stress-reduction training is a new concept for Americans. Stress accumulates every day and has serious effects on general health and on immune function. In other words, how stressed we are can affect how well we are able to prevent or fight off illness. We brush our teeth and bathe or shower daily, but we often spend little time actively relieving stress. Stress-reduction techniques can be easily learned and are an invaluable addition to maintaining good health. Make them a daily routine. Resilience also occurs through having meaning

Volunteer: You can make a big difference By REBECCA PIRTLE Kitsap County Volunteer Coordinator

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ome retirees who’ve spent the last several decades working in an office to provide for their families are eager for the experience to get out in county parks and use their carpentry skills to build kiosks and benches, serve as docents at Point No Point Lighthouse or blaze trails to be enjoyed by generations to come. Others miss the camaraderie of a close-knit business environment and seek to keep their clerical and computer skills sharp or want to contribute specialized knowledge in engineering, planning and education. Opportunities for all these experiences are offered through Kitsap County Volunteer Services

and other local organizations. Here is a brief listing to kindle interest. Many more can be found at www. kitsapgov.com/volunteer. For help finding the right opportunity for you, call Volunteer Services directly, (360) 337-4650. ■ Citizens on Patrol and Community Resource Volunteers: Working with the Kitsap County Sheriff ’s Office, volunteers are offered training that readies them to educate and interact with the public, and serve as the eyes and ears of law enforcement. They assist with traffic control, handicapped-parking enforcement, vacation checks and Neighborhood Watch programs. ■ Court-Appointed Special Advocates: Volunteers speak up for abused and neglected children within the court system and submit recommendations

for a child’s best interest. Volunteers are also needed in the Juvenile Department to serve on diversion and truancy boards to help atrisk youth with alternatives to court hearings. ■ Mentoring: The Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium offers a variety of opportunities with schools, non-profit and faith-based programs, to provide young people with support, guidance, friendship and positive role models. ■ Long-Term Care Ombudsmen: Volunteers serve as advocates for residents of nursing homes, assisting-living facilities and adult family homes to ensure high quality of care and respect. Ombudsmen regularly visit facilities, investigating and resolving concerns by working with families and facility staff. ■ State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors: Volun-

teers are trained through the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner to educate, assist and advocate for consumers about their rights and options with health care benefits and insurance, so they can make informed decisions and navigate new regulations. ■ Get outdoors: Kitsap County parks, forests, shorelines, streams and user groups rely on volunteers to help maintain and improve amenities. Serve as an educator, naturalist, or environmental monitor. Visit www.kitsapgov.com/parks/ to learn about stewardship opportunities. For more information on the popular Master Gardeners, Beach Watchers, Stream Stewards, Beach Naturalists and 4-H Leaders, visit http://county. wsu.edu/kitsap/Pages/default.aspx . ■ Emergency responders: The Kitsap Department

of Emergency Management is supported by more than 500 volunteers who can be mobilized in the event of disaster. Serving as ham radio operators, in a searchand-rescue capacity, as public information officers, emergency preparedness educators, severe weather shelter volunteers or critical incident responders, volunteers play a vital role in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters. Visit www.kitsapdem.org/ volunteer-opportunities. aspx . ■ Boards, Commissions and Councils: Citizens of all ages and backgrounds can promote effective, efficient service by participating on one of 30 advisory boards, commissions and councils. Members are essential to Kitsap County governance, ensuring it is not only for the people, but by the

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in one’s life. What matters to you? What inspires you? Whatever it is, as long as it does not hurt other people, do more of it! Illness control is also vital for maintaining good health. Problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity place a tremendous stress on the body; as does smoking and excessive alcohol use. We don’t get to choose our illnesses; many of them are passed on by family traits or by upbringing. But we can still forge ahead and try our best to control them. Don’t let them erode your good health. Your health care provider can assist you with managing your chronic illnesses. The body is a remarkable machine. It is designed for many decades of outstanding performance. Clear a path for it to do what it does best, and it will. — Donald W. Novey, MD, is a physician at North Kitsap Family Practice. He blogs on NorthKitsapHerald. com. His books include “Clinician’s Complete Reference to Complementary & Alternative Medicine” (Mosby, Inc., 2000).

people. Open positions are regularly posted on the Volunteer Services Web site. ■ United Way of Kitsap County: Interested in serving as a tour guide on historic Bremerton ships or as a research assistant for the Kitsap Historical Society? These opportunities and many more are posted at www.unitedwaykitsap.org/ volunteer.html. Call (360) 377-8505 for more information. ■ Retired Senior Volunteer Program: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers residents 55 and older a variety of volunteer opportunities, from gardening, tutoring and serving the homeless to welcoming new military families. Call Inga Jennings at (360) 377-5511 or (800) 378-5771. — Contact Rebecca Pirtle at (360) 337-4650 or rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us to find a volunteer position that’s right for you. Applications and list of opportunities are available at www.kitsapgov. com/volunteer.


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Our unique memory care community was designed with the residents in mind, providing an atmosphere that is inviting and comfortable for both your loved one and you. Upon visiting Marine Courte Memory Care at Bay Pointe you will feel right at home. We are pleased to offer an enhanced menu of social, recreational, health and well-being programs, along with a caring staff, dedicated to providing the lifestyle that is just right for you. With an invigorated management team and renewed spirit, we’re out to make the journey that much more rewarding.

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C A R D I O P U L M O N A RY R E H A B I L I TAT I O N

— Jeff Crawford

Jeff Crawford, and his CPRehab team: Aaron Norton and Kellie Greenhill

L A S T J U LY, W H I L E M E N D I N G A F E N C E J E F F C R AW F O R D WA S OV E RW H E L M E D W I T H E X H AU S T I O N . At only 45 years old, this Suquamish resident didn’t know he was at risk. His young son said ‘call mom’ but, thankfully, Jeff dialed 911 instead. By the time his ambulance reached Harrison Medical Center, Jeff was just moments away from a hear t attack. With the help of Harrison’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program, Jeff is now on the road to a healthy future. “I learned that there’s no magic pill. It just takes consistent diet and exercise. The cardiac rehab team keeps me on track. I didn’t know how for tunate I was to have such a world-class hear t program in my own backyard. I appreciate it now! I am living, walking proof that Harrison’s cardiac care works.” Harrison Medical Center’s CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation (CPRehab) is a key par t of our full line of cardiovascular services. Our team will customize a monitored exercise plan that is just right for you. Whether at Harrison Medical Center for Phase 2 rehabilitation or at any one of the convenient Phase 3 CPRehab locations, let Harrison help write your prescription for a lifetime of good hear t health. Learn more at harrisonmedical.org/heart.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES Crisis Line (available 24 hours/day) .......................800-843-4793................ 479-3033 Emergency Department: Harrison Bremerton ............................................. 744-6710 Emergency Department: Harrison Silverdale ............................................... 744-8975 Emergency Department: Navy Hospital ....................................................... 475-4286 Housing Emergency (after 5 P.M.).........................800-843-4793................ 479-3033 Police, Fire or serious Medical emergency .............................................................. 911

INFORMATION & REFERRAL Elder Care Locator (www.eldercare.gov) ............................................... 800-677-1116 Peninsulas’ 2-1-1 (www.win211.org) ....................866-736-9634......................... 211 Senior Information & Assistance ...........................800-562-6418.................337-5700

HEALTH & WELLNESS HOSPITALS Harrison Medical Centers (www.harrisonmedical.org): Harrison Bremerton.......................................866-844-WELL.................744-3911 Harrison Silverdale .................................................................................744-8800 Harrison Medical Center Social Work-Bremerton .................................744-6584 Harrison Medical Center Social Work-Silverdale ................................... 744-8959 Navy Hospital ......................................................... 800-422-1383................475-4000 VA Puget Sound Health Care System American Lake Division .................................................................. 800-329-8387 Seattle............................................................................................. 800-329-8387

CLINICS & REFERRAL Advanced Medical Imaging ...................................800-972-9264................ 337-6500 Bremerton Kitsap County Health District (www.kitsapcountyhealth.com) ............................................................337-5235 Dental Access (Outreach) Program: reduced price dentistry ..................................800-562-6418.................337-5700 Eye Care America Senior Eye Care Program: All referrals are done online (www.eyecareamerica.org) Harrison Belfair Urgent Care ..........................................................................277-2975 Harrison Belfair Primary Care .........................................................................277-2950 Harrison Port Orchard Urgent Care ............................................................... 744-6275 Harrison Port Orchard Primary Care..............................................................744-6250 Harrison Port Orchard Rehabilitation...........................................................744-6220 Harrison Bremerton Rehabilitation...............................................................744-6480 Harrison Silverdale Adult Rehabilitation.......................................................744-8980 Harrison Silverdale Pediatric Rehabilitation .................................................744-6080 Hospice of Kitsap County (www.hospiceofkc.org) ....................................... 698-4611

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Kitsap County Medical Society-Physician Referral ....................................... 689-2928 Peninsula Community Health Services Centers (www.pchsweb.org): Bremerton ...............................................................................................377-3776 Port Orchard ............................................................................................876-7215 Poulsbo ................................................................................................... 779-1963

EDUCATION AARP 55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program ...................................................888-227-7669 Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue CPR Classes .......................................................447-3550 Red Cross (www.seattleredcross.org)............................................................377-3761 Kitsap Regional Library (www.krl.org) .................877-883-9900................405-9100 Bainbridge Island ............................................................................206-842-4162 Downtown Bremerton ............................................................................377-3955 Kingston...................................................................................................297-3330 Little Boston ............................................................................................297-2670 Manchester ..............................................................................................871-3921 Outreach Bookmobile ............................................................................ 405-9123 Port Orchard ............................................................................................876-2224 Poulsbo ....................................................................................................779-2915 Silverdale .................................................................................................692-2779 Sylvan Way (E. Bremerton) ....................................................................405-9100

FOOD & NUTRITION RESOURCES Food Assistance (DSHS) Community Service Office......800-338-7410......... 473-2200

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Bremerton Services Association Nutrition Programs: 888-877-8511 ...........377-8511 Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meal Sites, 50-60 Meals on Wheels, Caregiver Support Meals, Senior Farmers’ Market (www.chuckwagonseniornutrition.org)

FOOD BANKS

Bainbridge Island Helpline House (www.helplinehouse.org) ..............206-842-7621 Bremerton Food Line (www.bremertonfoodline.org) ................................. 479-6188 Central Kitsap Food Bank ...............................................................................692-9818 God’s Kitchen (Bremerton Mondays 12-2pm)................................................692-7729 Harper Church (South Kitsap).........................................................................871-1230 Life Care Community Food Bank ................................................................... 876-9244 North Kitsap Fishline (www.nkfishline.org) ................................................ 779-5190 Salvation Army .............................................................................................. 373-5550 Senior Information & Assistance (Listing) ............800-562-6418.................337-5700 Share Net Food Bank (Eglon, Hansville, Indianola, Kingston, Port Gamble, Suquamish) .......................................................................297-2266 South Kitsap Helpline (www.helplinefoodbank.org) ..................................876-4089 St. Vincent DePaul-Assistance Office .............................................................479-7017

HEARING RESOURCES Audiologists Northwest (www.help2hear.com)...800-770-1605................479-4065 AVADA Hearing Care Center (www.avada.com) .......................................... 415-0421 Harbor Audiology....................................................................................253-851-3932 Hear For Life Audiology LLC (www.hearforlifeaudiology.com) ...........206-842-6374 Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County ...................................................871-0997 Hearing Solutions ..........................................................................................692-6650 Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center Tacoma Voice/TTY ........................................................866-698-1748.........253-475-0782 Kitsap Audiology.............................................................................................373-1250 Miracle Ear ..................................................................................................... 307-8570 NW Lions Foundation for Sight/Hearing (Not for Eyeglasses) .............206-682-8500 Local Lions Club (For eyeglasses) ...................................................................377-5181 Office of Deaf & Hard of Hearing–Video Phone: ...................................360-339-7382 Voice/TTY: 800-422-7930 ..............................................................360-902-8000 Peninsula Hearing................................................. 800-540-8698.................697-3061 Washington Relay Services (www.washingtonrelay.com) Information....................................................................................... 711 or 800-676-3777

HOME HEALTH & SUPPORTIVE CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES Care Plus Home Health (www.mycareplus.com) ......................................... 373-8016 Gentiva Health Services (www.gentiva.com).......800-531-0825................373-6966 Harrison Home Health (www.harrisonmedical.org)888-813-5392 .............744-6699 Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (Navy Visiting Nurse) (www.nmcrs.org) ................................................627-2187 Bangor ....................................................................................................396-6704

CAREGIVER SUPPORT RESOURCES

Caregiver Support Program...................................800-562-6418.................337-5700 Kinship Caregiver Support Program, Kitsap Community Resources ................................................................ 377-0053

CHORE & PERSONAL CARE SERVICES

A Helping Hand ...................................................................................... 888-591-0882 Care Plus Home Health (www.mycareplus.com) ......................................... 373-8016 Catholic Community Services (www.ccsww.org).800-642-8019................ 792-2066 Comfort Keepers (kitsap@comfortkeepers.com) .877-885-4663................ 373-5678 Compassion Care In Home Service ........................................................ 206-300-9787 (www.compassioncareinhomeservice.com) Home Instead Senior Care (www.homeinstead.com) Kitsap County ................................................................................. 360-782-4663 Gig Harbor........................................................................................253-514-9201


Page 2  Home Helpers@Lutheran Community Services NW (www.lcsnw.org) . ..........................................800-378-5771..................377-5511 Kitsap Home Care Services (www.kitsaphomecare.com)......................... 888-449-9048..................377-7307 Marth & Mary at Home........................................... 877-266-2856.................871-4425 The Personal Touch, LLC (www.thepersonaltouch4u.com).......................... 895-3980

medicaid Services

(Assited Living/Copes/Adult Family Homes/In Home) (DSHS) Home & Community Services . ..................800-786-3799................. 473-2299 All other Medicaid Services (DSHS) Community Services Office..............................800-338-7410................. 473-2200

Volunteer Services

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Bainbridge Island............................206-842-4441 Lutheran Community Services NW Senior Companion Program...................................800-378-5771..................377-5511 Volunteer Chore Services........................................866-246-3642.................405-0072

Hospice

Fransican Hospice (www.hospice.FHShealth.org)........................800-338-8305..........253-534-7000 Group Health Hospice Program Referral.................................................800-332-5735 Hospice of Kitsap County (Office) (www.hospicekc.org).............................................................................. 698-4611 Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center (www.hospicekc.org)...............................................................................377-0172

Adult Day Care Services

Ashley Gardens of Bremerton (www.cascadeliving.org).............................. 478-7277 Bay Pointe (www.baypointeretirement.com)...............................................373-9904 Canterbury Care Adult Day Services Center (www.cccadultday.org).............479-3267 Elder & Adult Day Services......................................206-859-5750 ................377-9810 Harbor House (www.harborhouseatlibertyshores.com).............................. 779-5533 Staying Connected @ Lutheran Community Services NW (www.lcsnw.org).............................................800-378-5771..................377-5511 Marine Courte (www.marinecourte.com)..................................................... 373-8551 Orchard Pointe.................................................................................................874-7400 Washington Adult Day Services Association (www.adultday.org)....... 888-609-2372

Medical Equipment Resources

Airgas Sales & Service . ..........................................800-626-1380................. 373-2579 Apria Healthcare (www.apria.com).......................800-446-1447.................479-6786 Farrell’s Home Health (www.farrellshomehealth.com) ....................800-233-6265................. 377-0164 Hanger Prosthetics (www.hanger.com) ...............888-880-6976................. 478-2087 Lincare.................................................................... 800-925-6404..................792-9414 MedEquip................................................................800-542-5775................. 479-8811 Option Care (www.optioncare.com) .....................800-277-5805..................377-3813 Tim’s Home Medical Supplies (www.timshomemedicalsupplies.com) ........877-455-8543..................782-1922 The Scooter Store....................................................866-835-8967..........206-200-3750 Wheelchair Library (Call between 8:00 A.M. & 2:00 P.M.)............................ 479-4535

Personal Safety

Medic Alert Bracelet (www.medicalert.org)................... 800-432-5378

Older Americans 2012 Phillips Lifeline (www.lifelinesys.com)............................. 800-543-3546 Phillips Medication Dispensing Service............................... 800-543-3546 ResponseLink ...........................................................................866-809-4063 Safety Choice Medication Management SystemComfort Keepers....................................... 877-885-4663................373-5678 Safe Return (ID Bracelet/necklace) Alzheimer’s Association................ 800-848-7097 VoiceCare ® (www.marthaandmary.org.).877-266-2856...........692-6929

Financial & Consumer Resources Attorney General Consumer Protection................................................. 800-551-4636 Consumer Counseling Northwest...........................................................800-244-1183 DSHS - Community Service Office...........................800-338-7410 . .............. 473-2200 Office of Insurance Commissioner – Consumer Protection Hotline (www.insurance.wa.gov) ...............................................................800-562-6900 Social Security Administration/Supplemental Security Income (www.ssa.gov)................................................................................. 800-772-1213 Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs (www.dva.wa.gov)...........800-562-2308

Taxes

AARP Tax Aide Program...........................................................................888-227-7669 Internal Revenue Service........................................800-829-1040................. 698-5861 Property Tax Exemptions Kitsap County Assessor’s Office............................ 337-4904 from Bainbridge Island....................................................................206-842-2061

Insurance

Medicare Claims Information Hotline.................................................... 800-633-4227 Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)........................800-562-6900 (www.insurance.wa.gov) Washington State Insurance Commissioner & Fraud............................800-562-6900

Home Repairs & Modification

Bremerton Rehabilitation Loan Program –Housing Rehab. Program..........473-5375 Independent Living Program (Bainbridge Island only)..........................206-842-2041 Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority (www.kccha.org)..................................................................................... 535-6100 Rebuilding Together Kitsap with Christmas in April.....................................308-8783 (www.rebuildingtogetherkitsap.org) USDA Service Center (loans and grants) (Port Angeles Office)..........1-360-452-8994 Volunteer Chore Services (minor modification).....866-246-3642 ext 26......405-0072

Home Weatherization & Energy Assistance

Housing Solutions Center of Kitsap County ....................................................423-2035 Kitsap Community Resources (www.kcr.org)................................................ 377-0053 Energy Assistance Program.............................................................................479-1507 Weatherization Program................................................................................ 377-0053 Puget Sound Energy Efficiency Hotline..................................................800-562-1482

Living Situations Housing Referral Service Kitsap Community Resources Housing Information..................................... 377-0053 Peninsulas 2-1-1 (www.win211.org)......................866-736-9634.......................... 211 Senior Information & Assistance............................800-562-6418..................337-5700

Shelters ALIVE House 24-hr Hotline ....................................800-500-5513..................479-1980 ALIVE House (Bainbridge Island) 24-hr Hotline ....800-500-5513..........206-780-2931 Bainbridge Helpline House (referrals) (www.helplinehouse.org).........206-842-7621 Benedict House (Male)...................................................................................405-9486 Crisis Line (referrals to shelters) (www.crisisclinicofthepeninsulas.org)...........800-843-4793................. 479-3033 Salvation Army (Assistance)........................................................................... 373-5550 St. Vincent DePaul (Female)............................................................................479-7017

Subsidized Housing

Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton (www.bremertonhousing.org) .............................................................. 479-3694 Tara Heights, Bay Vista Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority (www.kccha.org)..................................................................................... 535-6100 Austurbruin (Poulsbo), Coventry Park (Bremerton), Fairview Apartments (Bremerton), Golden Tides I, II, & III (Silverdale), Madrona Manor (Port Orchard), Nollwood Duplex (Bremerton), Port Orchard Vista (Port Orchard)

Alternative Subsidized Housing BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

Finch Place.............................................................................................. 206-842-0724 Island Terrace...........................................................................................206-842-1280 Rhododendron Apartments................................................................... 206-842-8144 Virginia Villa............................................................................................ 206-842-5482 Winslow Arms..........................................................................................206-842-3611

BREMERTON

Charter House.................................................................................................377-0808 Eastwynd Apartments...................................................................................479-3444 Frank Chopp Place...........................................................................................377-7744 Marion Court Apartments.............................................................................. 377-8806 Max Hale Center...............................................................................................792-2117 Pinewood Manor............................................................................................ 377-4977 Tamarack Apartments.................................................................................... 377-0232 The Firs .......................................................................................................... 373-8479 The Vintage.....................................................................................................479-8300

KINGSTON

Robinswood.................................................................................................... 297-4144 Time Square Apartments................................................................................297-7188

PORT ORCHARD

Cedar Heights.................................................................................................. 876-5320 Conifer Ridge...................................................................................................871-2869 Heritage/Viewmont East Apartments............................................................895-1454 Village Green...................................................................................................871-4883

POULSBO

Hostmark Apartments I, II, III.........................................................................779-4687 Windsong........................................................................................................779-6244 Winton Wood Apartments............................................................................. 779-3763 Wood Creek Apartments.................................................................................697-1824

SILVERDALE

Danwood Apartments.....................................................................................662-1100 Silvercrest Apartments................................................................................... 692-4233 The Vintage – Silverdale (vintageatsilverdale@hsccommunities.com).......308-9600


Older Americans 2012 Retirement Apartments BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Madison Avenue Retirement Center (www.assistedlivingnw.com) .... 206-842-3694 Winslow Manor........................................................................................206-842-3722

BREMERTON

Bay Pointe Retirement (www.baypointeretirement.com)...........................373-9904 Canterbury Manor (www.episcopalretirement.org)......................................377-0113 Claremont Senior Living ( www.MeridianSenior.com) ...................... .......377-1717 The Vintage . ..................................................................................................479-8300 The Willows (www.thewillowsbremerton.com)........................................... 479-8522

Gig Harbor

The Lodge at Mallard’s Landing (www.mallardslandinglodge.com)... 253-858-4990

PORT ORCHARD Park Vista Retirement and Assisted Living.....................................................871-2323 Stafford Healthcare at Ridgemont (www.Staffordcare.com)..................................876-44 61 Stafford Suites (www.staffordcare.com)........................................................874-1212 Washington Veterans Home.................................. 877-838-7787.................895-4700

POULSBO

Liberty Shores (www.libertyshores.com)...................................................... 779-5533 Martha & Mary Retirement Apartments – The Ebenezer (www.MarthaAndMary.org)................................................................... 598-4357

SILVERDALE

Country Meadows (www.encorecommunities.com)....................................692-4480 Clearbrook Inn.................................................................................................692-1228 Crista Shores (www.cristaseniors.com)................. 800-722-4135..................613-3502 The Vintage.....................................................................................................308-9600

Assisted Living BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

Page 3 Sydney House..................................................................................................876-0980 Washington Veterans Home (www.dva.wa.gov).. 877-838-7787.................895-4700

POULSBO

Harbor House (Memory Care) (www.harborhouseatlibertyshores.com)..... 779-5533 Haven Crest (Memory Care) at Montclair Park (Assisted Living)....................697-2223 Liberty Shores Assisted Living (www.libertyshores.com)............................ 779-5533 Montclair Park (www.emeritus.com).............................................................697-2223

SILVERDALE

Clearbrook Inn (www.encorecommunities.com)...........................................692-1228 Crista Shores (www.cristaseniors.com).........................................................613-3502 Emeritus at Silverdale Oaks (Memory Care)(www.emeritus.com)............................... ......................................................................... 800-722-4135.................697-4488

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Kitsap County Long Term Care Ombudsman.........800-562-6418..................337-5714 Nursing Home Residents Neglect Hotline............................................. 800-562-6078

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

Island Health & Rehabilitation Center....................................................206-842-4765 Messenger House Care Center.................................................................206-842-2654

BREMERTON

Bremerton Health & Rehabilitation Center....................................................377-3951 Forest Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center..................................................479-4747 Stafford Healthcare at Belmont (www.staffordcare.com)...........................749-1515

PORT ORCHARD

Life Care Center of Port Orchard .................................................................... 876-8035 Stafford Healthcare at Ridgemont (www.staffordcare.com)......................876-4461 Washington Veterans Home (www.dva.wa.gov).. 877-838-7787.................895-4700

Dial – A – Ride (limited service).............................................................800-422-2877

Volunteer Transportation

Angel Flight West (www.angelflight.org)........................................ 888-4-AN-ANGEL Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Bainbridge Island.................. ..........206-842-4441 Volunteer Chore Services........................................866-246-3642.................405-0072

Counseling Resources Catholic Community Services.........................................................................405-9486 Counseling Referral (Crisis Line).............................800-843-4793................. 479-3033 Evergreen Counseling (www.evergreencounselingclinic.com).....................779-3125 Helpline House of Bainbridge Island (www.helplinehouse.org)...........206-842-7621 Kitsap Mental Health Services – Access Line.................................................405-4010 Senior Information & Assistance (referral)............800-562-6418..................337-5700

Substance Abuse Counseling

ADATSA Information (Bremerton Community Services Office).................................................877-501-2233................. 473-2200 Alcohol & Drug Helpline (24-hr)..............................................................800-562-1240 Alcoholics Anonymous............................................................................800-562-7455 Cascade Outpatient Chemical Dependency Recovery Program.................... 698-7267 Crisis Triage Services at Kitsap Recovery Center............................................ 337-4625 Kitsap Recovery Center....................................................................................337-5725 Senior Information & Assistance (referral)............800-562-6418..................337-5700 Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (US Navy Retirees & Family)........315-3901

Support Group Resources

POULSBO

Alzheimer & Caregiver Support

Madison Avenue Retirement Center (www.assistedlivingnw.com)..... 206-842-3694 Wyatt House........................................................................................... 206-780-3646

Martha & Mary Health Services (www.MarthaAndMary.org)...................... 779-7500

Albright House................................................................................................ 373-0553 Ashley Gardens at Bremerton (Memory Care) .............................................. 478-7277 Bay Pointe (www.baypointeretirement.com)...............................................373-9904 Bay Vista Commons (www.bayvistacommons.com).................................... 377-8300 Claremont Senior Living ( www.meridiansenior.com)...................................377-1717 Cypress Gardens.............................................................................................. 479-4130 Marine Courte (Memory Care) (www.marinecourte.com) . ......................... 373-8551

Adult Family Homes

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central WA Chapter..................... 800-848-7097 Bremerton-Day; Harrison Medical Center Annex.......................................... 792-9363 Bremerton-Evening; Harrison Medical Center Annex.........................206-842-0113 Poulsbo-Martha and Mary Health Center......................................................649-6793 Silverdale.................................................................................................. 779-9064 Toll-Free Telephone Support Group....................................................... 800-848-7097 Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group (Harrison Medical Center)...............744-6920 Ashley Gardens of Bremerton........................................................................ 478-7277 Bainbridge: Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center.....................206-842-1616 Bainbridge: Elder and Adult Day Services.............................................. 206-402-9857 Bremerton: Canterbury Manor....................................................................... 286-3542 Bremerton: Marine Courte at Bay Pointe (www.marinecourte.com) ..........373-9904 Bremerton: Memory Connection @ Lutheran Community Services NW (www.lcsnw.org)......................................................................................377-5511 Port Orchard: Life Care Center of Port Orchard.............................................. 876-8035 Port Orchard: Orchard Pointe Memory Care...................................................874-7400 Poulsbo: Harbor House (www.harborhouseatlibertyshores.com)............... 779-5533 Poulsbo: Martha & Mary Health Services (www.MarthaAndMary.org)...... 779-7500 Silverdale: Group Health Cooperative.............................................................613-3537

BREMERTON

GIG HARBOR

Clare Bridge at Shoreline View (Memory Care) (www.brookdaleseniorliving.com)..................................................253-858-7790 Merrill Gardens (Independent and Assisted Living) (www.merrillgardens.com)............................800-379-8831......... 253-858-5300 Olympic Alzheimer’s Residence (www.prestigecare.com)....................253-851-5306 The Lodge at Mallard’s Landing (www.mallardslandinglodge.com)... 253-858-4990

PORT ORCHARD Orchard Pointe Memory Care Community (Dementia Care)..........................874-7400 Park Vista Retirement and Assisted Living.....................................................871-2323 Stafford Suites (www.staffordsuites.com).....................................................874-1212

SILVERDALE

Northwoods Lodge (www.encorecommunities.com)................................... 698-3930 Adult Family Home List (www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov) Home & Community Services (DSHS).................... 800-422-7114................. 473-2299 Senior Information & Assistance (Call for a list)....800-562-6418..................337-5700

Transportation Resources Ambulance Services Air Lift Northwest....................................................................................800-426-2430 Bainbridge Island: Bainbridge Island Ambulance, Inc............................206-842-2676 Olympic Ambulance................................................800-445-2257..................377-7777

Cabulance Services

Around the Sound Transportation (dispatch@around-the-sound.net)...............800-600-8043..........253-828-7088 Northwest Transport Inc.........................................................................800-600-9225

ParaTransit Services

ParaTransit Services................................................800-756-5438..................377-7007

Transit Services

Kitsap Transit...........................................................800-501-7433................. 373-2877 Kitsap ACCESS (reservation line)............................800-422-2877................. 479-7272

Bereavement

Hospice of Kitsap County Bereavement Services (www.hospiceofkc.org).......................................................................... 698-4611


Page 4  Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers – Grief Support Group....................... 206-842-3539 Understanding Grief...................................................................................744-5618 Survivors of Suicide.....................................................................................265-1110 Compassionate Friends . ............................................................................692-0217

Cancer Support

American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)...........................................800-729-3880..........800-298-2345 Cancer Caregiver Support – Bremerton......................................................710-2861 Bainbridge Island: Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church (Women)..............206-842-3539 Discovery Shop.................................................................................................613-4139 Harrison Med. Center Cancer Support (cancersupport@harrisonmedical.org)..........................................866-844-WELL Look Good, Feel Better (Breast Cancer Support)....................................800-227-2345 Men’s Cancer Caregiver Support Group.........................................................204-6399 Port Orchard: Christian Life Center..................................................................876-3313 Poulsbo: Christ Memorial Church................................................................... 981-2264 Silverdale: Cancer Caregiver Support Group.................................................. 698-4611 Support One Another..................................................................................... 792-6555 Y-ME National Breast Cancer Hotline (24-hrs) (www.y-me.org) .......... 800-221-2141

Additional Support Groups/Resources

Adult Children of Elders (ACE)................................................................206-842-4441 Adult Dyslexia Support Group........................................................................ 479-0592 AIDS Hotline.............................................................................................800-272-2437 Alcohol & Drug 24-Hour Hotline.............................................................800-562-1240 Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline (www.dist10.org).................................800-562-7455 ALIVE: Battered Women & Children................................................................479-5118 American Diabetes Association Support Groups (www.diabetes.org).. 888-342-2383 American Lung Association....................................................................800-586-4872 Amputee Support Group................................................................................830-4432 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) (www.alsa.org).800-782-4747 Arc of Kitsap & Jefferson Counties – Parent to Parent...................................377-3473 Arthritis Foundation............................................................................... 800-542-0295 AWAKE-Apnea Support.................................................................................. 792-6812 Better Breathers.............................................................................................792-6885 Brain, Head Injury Support (Harrison Green Mountain Rehab)....................475-6480 Bremerton: Diabetes Support Group............................................................. 692-4900 Caregiver Support Center.......................................800-562-6418..................337-5700 Caregiver Support Group: First Lutheran Church........................................... 876-3901 CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder)......................................779-5362..................697-3922 Common Grounds Kinship Care...................................................................... 373-9710 Compassionate Friends (Relatives dealing with grief) (www.compassionatefriends.org)...................................................877-969-0010 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – NW......................................425-451-8455 Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling Center.................................................... 744-6910 Diabetes Support Group-Port Orchard............................................................871-8174 Diabetes Support Group – Poulsbo................................................................ 692-4900 Emeritus at Silverdale (Dementia/Alzheimer’s/Caregiver Support).............697-4488 Epilepsy Online Support Group........................800-752-3509.................206-547-4551 Gamblers Anonymous Support Group....................................................888-424-3577 Grandparents Support Group.........................................................................478-6889 Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County....................................................871-0997 Hepatitis Support Group..................................................................................337-5235 Kinship Care (Kitsap Community Resources)................................................. 337-0053 Kitsap Recovery Center................................................................................... 337-4625 Kitsap Sexual Assault Center Women’s Support Group..................................479-1788

Older Americans 2012 Lupus Support Group...............................................877-774-2992 . .............. 698-0186 Lupus Support Group (Harrison Medical Center)........................................... 443-2086 Multiple Sclerosis Society Hotline (www.nmss.org).............................800-344-4867 Bainbridge Island............................................................................ 206-780-4459 Bremerton................................................................................................479-1324 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)....................................................377-2910 Northwest Kidney Foundation/Center................... 206-292-2771..........206-292-5351 Parkinson’s Disease Association............................. 800-223-2732 Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (Harrison Port Orchard)........................744-6220 Bainbridge Island............................................................................ 206-842-0226 Bremerton...............................................................................................895-6220 Polio Support Group for Kitsap County...........................................................692-1381 SOS (Survivors of Suicide of a loved one)........................................................265-1110 Stafford Suites Diabetic Support.....................................................................874-1212 Stroke Support Group (Harrison Silverdale Rehab)....................................... 337-8980 Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) (www.tops.org).800-932-8677.................275-2179 Veteran’s Support Group Hotline............................................................ 855-260-3274

Senior Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program................. 888-877-8511..................377-8511 Elder and Adult Day Services..................................206-859-5750................. 377-9810 Friend to Friend (Visitor Program)..........................................................888-383-7818 Harrison Medical Center Volunteer Services..................................................744-6570 Hospice of Kitsap County (www.hospicekc.org) . ........................................ 698-4611 Island Health & Rehabilitation................................................................206-842-4765 Kitsap County Volunteer Services Coordinator (www.kitsapgov.com/volunteer)........................................................... 337-4650 Long Term Care Ombudsman.................................800-562-6418..................337-5714 Lutheran Community Services NW Senior Companion Program............................800-378-5771..................377-5511 Stay Connected................................................800-378-5771..................377-5511 Martha & Mary Health Services (www.MarthaAndMary.org) ..................... 779-7500 Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).............800-378-5771..................377-5511 Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA).............................................................800-562-6418..................337-5700 United Way (www.unitedwaykitsap.org) . ................................................... 377-8505 Volunteer Chore Services........................................866-246-3642.................405-0072

Education

Kitsap Computing Seniors (www.ffogynews.org) .......692-2488................. 698-4412 Kitsap Regional Library (www.krl.org) .................877-883-9900.................405-9100 Literacy Council of Kitsap County (www.kitsapliteracy.org).........................373-1539

Employment

Bremerton Employment Security Division.....................................................337-4759 Foster Grandparents (Catholic Community Services).......................866-246-3642.................405-0072 Kitsap Community Resources......................................................................... 377-0053 Unemployment Benefits........................................................................ 800-318-6022 Veteran’s Employment Services......................................................................337-4759 Vocational Rehabilitation Port Orchard.................................................................................... 253-983-6500

Silverdale.........................................................800-548-1406.................698-4360 Washington State Senior Employment Program...........................................337-4756 WorkSource Kitsap County..............................................................................337-4810

Senior Organizations & Centers Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center . .......................................206-842-1616 Bremerton Senior Recreation Center (www.ci.bremerton.wa.us) . ............. 473-5357 Givens Senior Center (South Kitsap)...............................................................337-5734 Kingston Super Seniors / Kingston Community Center..................................297-2150 Kitsap County School Retirees Association..................................871-2415 or 871-2263 NARFE (Retired Federal Employees) (www.narfe.org/).........................800-627-3394 North Kitsap Senior Center............................................................................. 779-5702 Port Gamble S’Klallam Elders’ Center............................................................ 297-6291 Puget Sound Senior Center............................................................................ 377-5905 Silverdale Community Center..........................................................................337-5350 Suquamish Tribe Elders’ Lodge......................................................................598-6883 Westsound Senior Center............................................................................... 479-5588

Legal & Protective Resources Look in your local yellow pages under “Associations”, “Attorneys”, “Lawyers”, “Elder Law”, or “Estate Planning”

Adult Protective Services (Home & Community Services).................... 888-833-4925 Dispute Resolution Center......................................800-377-6583.................698-0968 Guardianship Services – WA State Courts (www.courts.wa.gov).......1-360-753-3365 Kitsap County Long Term Care Ombudsman.........800-562-6418..................337-5714 Kitsap County Volunteer Attorney Services................................................... 479-6125 Northwest Justice Project (CLEAR).......................................................... 888-201-1014 CLEAR*Sr. (60 and older, regardless of income).............................. 888-387-7111 Nursing Home Complaint Line............................................................... 800-562-6078 Senior Legal Services...................................................................................... 876-9221 Washington Disability Rights (www.wpas-rights.org)..........................800-562-2702 Washington State Bar Attorney Referral........................................................373-2426

This directory is a limited listing of resources and services. If you cannot locate what you need, further information may be available. Call Senior Information & Assistance at 360-337-5700 or 1-800-562-6418. The information contained herein is provided as a public service with the understanding that Kitsap County Government, Senior Information & Assistance and the Long Term Care Alliance makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information or the suitability of any listing for any purpose. Kitsap County Government, Senior Information & Assistance and the Long Term Care Alliance do not endorse any commercial providers or their products.

Time of Your Life North Kitsap - Spring 2012  

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Time of Your Life North Kitsap - Spring 2012  

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