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May 2019


REDDING RANCHERIA TRINITY HEALTH CENTER In 2019 Trinity Health Center was awarded an EyePACS Retinal Camera and equipment package through Partnership Heath Plan’s Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by chronic, uncontrolled diabetes. Without intervention or treatment, retinopathy can lead to vision impairment and blindness. Regular screening exams increase early detection of retinopathy and can significantly limit disease progression. Because early stages of the disease are often asymptomatic, an annual screening is generally recommended for all Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients. All of our patients will have the convenience of getting diabetic retinopathy screenings at Trinity Health Center starting in June 2019.


The Community Health hosts many events throughout the year geared towards small healthy lifestyle changes focused on improving your health and wellness. Eligible patients of the Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center are invited to attend our diabetes education workshops, weight loss classes, focus group and talking circles, kid’s camp and quarterly cooking classes. We also provide one on one nutrition and diabetes education with our Registered Dietitian and Diabetes educator. Recently, we started a new Community Walk program. We meet every 1st Friday and 3rd Wednesday of the month to enjoy community with each other while getting our bodies moving. Now that the weather is warming up we have started holding those walks at the Sundial Bridge. Each person is encouraged to walk at their own pace and only go the distance they are comfortable with. If you are wanting to get outside and get moving, but aren’t quite sure when or where to start, please give me a call. We are excited to work with patients of different activity levels to start taking steps to a healthier and happier you. Shayla Reyes Community Health 530-226-1787




We had a fun time celebrating the 26th Anniversary of Win-River Resort & Casino in Elements during the first week of May. Happy Anniversary Win-River Resort & Casino.




The Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center hosted the Annual Mildred Rhoades Diabetes Prevention Walk on Friday. It was a great way for everyone to enjoy a relaxing walk, remember those who have passed with diabetes and support those living with diabetes. It was a chance to learn about the importance of diabetes prevention and care.



Kayla Long

Human Resources Specialist

Congratulations to our own Kayla Long, Human Resources Specialist, as the April 2019 Employee of the Month! The following are the reasons Kayla received this award: She has grown so much over the last year professionally. She is constantly creating more helpful tools for the new members in our department. She is quick to complete tasks and eager to help out. We are very grateful and lucky to have her in our department. Congratulations Kayla Long! We are proud of you.

Congratulations Kayla Long!!!



The Win-River Resort & Casino Team Member Relations Department and the Redding Rancheria Human Resources Department held the Win-fit Competition for all employees to compete. We are committed to reward our team members for regular exercise, good nutrition, and other healthy lifestyle choices to improve the overall wellness of team members. Here are the team members competing, walking or encouraging other team members. Congratulations to all who participated and placed.






THE MONTH OF MAY IS “OLDER AMERICANS MONTH” History of Older Americans Month When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens led to designating May as “Senior Citizens Month,” the prelude to “Older Americans Month.”

Older Americans Month 2019 Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to: • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment. • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others. Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives.

Congregate Meal Programs

a value proposition Congregate meal programs Serve adults 60+ (and in some cases, caregivers, spouses, and/or younger people with disabilities)

Population of Americans 60+

Offer healthy meals, social engagement, access to community resources, volunteer roles

Demand on the health care system will grow with the population

2016: 69 Million

Projected 2020: 77 Million Projected 2040: 102 Million

Nutrition/malnutrition have a tremendous impact on overall health and health care utilization

How the health care system benefits Participants vs non-participants Fewer ER visits leading to admissions

% 5.4 vs 10.4%

% 8.5 vs 13.7%

Fewer hospital admissions

How meal program participants benefit Higher quality diet

A healthy diet is essential to overall wellness

1 out of 2 older adults is at risk or is malnourished

80% of participants say a congregate meal program improved their health

Greater food security

Access to food is a social determinant of health

4.9 million seniors do not have reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food

54% of participants say a congregate meal supplies 50% or more of total food for the day

Increased socialization Staying connected is an important part of healthy aging


Provide meals in senior centers, schools, churches, farmers markets, and other community settings

Social isolation is linked to higher blood pressure, earlier onset of dementia, and other serious illnesses

54% of participants say their social opportunities have increased because of a meal program

Sources: ACL’s 2018 Evaluation of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Services Program Outcomes Report – Part II; U.S. Census Bureau Population Data; The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger and Feeding America’s “The State of Senior Hunger in America 2016.”


VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS REDDING RANCHERIA The medical department now has two Oculus Go virtual reality headsets. Combined with Dermic Vaccination VR, a virtual reality vaccination program, we are able to reduce the fear, anxiety, and pain of vaccinations in children aged 4-9. We have already had many of our young patients benefiting from this experience. Parents have also been impressed with the program.


REDDING RANCHERIA TRINITY HEALTH CENTER Trinity Healthcare was invited to exhibit at the Human Response Network’s 28th Annual Children’s Festival. It was a rain or shine event that was very well attended. Here are some pictures from the Children’s festival held in Weaverville. We had an awesome booth and the kids loved it.



Happy Anniversary to WinRiver Resort & Casino. Here’s too many more exciting and fun years to come. We appreciate all that you provide to our Community.


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Redding Rancheria May 2019 Newsletter  

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