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BTMed offers free medical screening program to former Hanford construction workers The Building Trades National Medical Screening Program (BTMed) offers free medical screening exams to construction workers previously employed at Hanford, who may be at increased risk for occupational illnesses as a result of their work on a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site. Since, 1996 BTMed has completed: • 6,495 occupational medical exams for former Hanford workers. • 1,685 early lung cancer CT scans for former Hanford workers. BTMed screens workers from 35 different DOE sites through a network of more than 225 credentialed health clinics across the county. Workers at these sites may have
been exposed to hazardous conditions which can cause cancer, chronic lung diseases and other serious, even fatal, health problems. Here are what two BTMed participants had to say about the program: “BTMed will be well worth the time. It is to a person’s advantage to know about their health,” said Courtland Smith, UA Local 598, former Hanford worker, BTMed participant. “Thank you BTMed for looking after us,” said Mark Parsons, cement ﬁnisher, former Hanford worker, BTMed participant. When you enroll in BTMed, you will complete a work history interview and a medical screening exam to identify work-related health
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WindSong offers Montessori-style dementia care in Kennewick WindSong at Southridge is a memory care community that has adopted the Montessori-inspired lifestyle as its signature method for delivering exceptionally high quality of life for residents. The programs focus on activities and everyday interactions to reconnect persons with dementia to the outside world. The components of the Montessori environment include signage and cue cards that display schedules and directions. The goal is to create an environment that supports independence and functioning at the highest possible level. The staff at WindSong at Southridge in Kennewick provides purposeful experiences where these individuals are able to use their hands and their ﬁve senses to engage and stimulate their minds. This community has been created in a manner that is reﬂective of the people who live within it. This is done through group activities that residents design, plan and implement. This is also done through individualized, resident-speciﬁc self-care activities. Residents receive the opportunity to actively participate in what happens in their own lives. It is often assumed that a person with a dementia diagnosis is unable to have new experiences, maintain relationships, or to care for themselves at all. This is simply untrue. They have been told that they “can’t” and have been deﬁned by their limitations. The staff at WindSong at Southridge work to defy these misconceptions by enabling their
residents, rather than further disabling them. They ensure the person with dementia is able to actively participate in experiences and enjoy their successes, so their self-esteem increases and they enjoy a sense of accomplishment. This allows residents to reconnect with a world they’re losing access to and is a source of comfort to them and their loved ones. Please follow WindSong at Southridge on Facebook for information on virtual learning experiences to learn more about this innovative and exciting approach to caring for those with dementia. Sessions will be held via Zoom. We also are happy to provide virtual tours of our community, in keeping with social distancing guidelines. For more information and to RSVP for our “Montessori is our Why Virtual Lunch and Learns,” please contact Becky Lepinski or Drew Percival at 509-202-4327 or email at email@example.com. WindSong at Southridge is located at 4000 W 24th Ave. in Kennewick. Additional information can be found on our website: www.windsongmemorycare.com.
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Columbia Basin Denture Care’s digital dentures offer many advantages There is nothing worse than going without your smile. It’s uncomfortable in social settings and difficult to eat. We would never think of only having one set of shoes because the cost of shoes is affordable. With dentures, the cost of handmade dentures has prevented people from having a backup denture or a second set. To make a second denture using today’s process, it would cost just as much as the first set. So it’s no surprise that very few patients have a backup denture. If you lose your denture today,
we basically have to start from scratch with new impressions and new records. But all of this is about to change. With advanced technology, we can now scan existing dentures and design dentures digitally. Industrial-grade milling machines then create dentures using the exact material we use today, just in a faster and more accurate way. We can create multiple copies of dentures for an affordable price. With a scan of your denture, we can ship you a denture anywhere in the world, anytime, without a single appointment.
This is something that was previously impossible without digital records. Many of our patients are now choosing to get a backup denture because they work in the public eye or travel frequently. We’ve also made second dentures in brighter shades if patients want a smile that stands out a little more for certain events like weddings. We also can scan existing teeth and perfectly match them in a digital environment. The possibilities are endless. Come in for a free consultation to learn more about digital dentures
and see the impact that advanced digital technology can have on your smile. Now more than ever, we can truly deliver the smile patients have always wanted.
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Vendor Directory Atomic Health 509-728-9594 / atomichomehealth.com Locally-owned DOL home health provider to Hanford workers that ensures maximization of “white card” benefits. Offering free consultations for denied claims.
Ben Franklin Transit 1000 Columbia Park Trail Richland, WA 99352 509-735-5100 / bft.org Ben Franklin Transit offers a variety of public transportation services throughout the Tri-Cities area including bus, Dial-A-Ride paratransit, BFT CONNECT on-demand service and more. Benton PUD 2721 W. 10th Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336 509-582-2175 / bentonpud.org Benton PUD is a local public power utility that takes pride in being “your trusted energy partner” and providing customers with low-cost service, reliable electricity, low-income payment assistance programs and excellent customer service.
SPONSOR Building Trades National Medical Screening Program PO Box 900960 Seattle, WA 98109 1-800-866-9663 / BTMed.org The Building Trades National Medical Screening Program provides free medical screening exams to construction workers previously employed at Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons sites. Callaway Gardens 5505 W. Skagit Court Kennewick, WA 99336 509-783-5433 / jeaseniorliving.com Callaway Gardens: specialized memory care serving the Tri-Cities for over 20 years. We focus on giving our residents purpose and creating meaningful moments every day.
Chaplaincy Health Care 1480 Fowler St. Richland, WA 99352 509-783-7416 / chaplaincyhealthcare.org Chaplaincy Health Care focuses on the entire person—their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We offer hospice care, grief care for adults and children, behavioral health and spiritual care.
Columbia Basin Denture Care 7233 W. Deschutes Ave., Ste. E Kennewick, WA 99336 509-586-4350 / personaldentures.com We’ve gone digital! All our dentures are designed digitally then printed or milled to your custom smile with our in-office laboratory. Critical Nurse Staffing LLC 295 Bradley Blvd., Ste. 101 Richland, WA 99352 509-735-6440 / cnscares.com Providing free in-home healthcare for current and former nuclear workers, uranium millers, haulers, EEOICPA/RECA beneficiaries, U.S. Armed Forces veterans and current workers compensation claimants. Energy Employees Home Health Services 5219 W. Clearwater Ave., #C7 Kennewick, WA 99336 509-800-0300 / eehhs.com We offer no out-of-pocket cost for in-home care and offer help getting compensated for working out at the area.
Guardian Angel Homes 245 Van Giesen St. Richland, WA 99354 509-943-2100 / guardianangelhomes.com Our award-winning community has a solution for every senior to thrive—from independent living to memory care. Come talk to us today! HAPO Community Credit Union 601 Williams Blvd. Richland, WA 99354 509-943-5676 / hapo.org With eight locations in the Tri-Cities to serve you, we make it easy to access your accounts! We also offer financial coaching to help you navigate through all stages of your life. Hawthorne Court 524 N. Ely St. Kennewick, WA 99336 509-783-8313 leisurecare.com/our-communities/hawthorne-court When it comes to senior living, no one does it like Hawthorne Court. Now, Kennewick’s best senior living community just got even more beautiful. Home Care Solutions 7401 W. Hood Place, Ste. 204 Kennewick, WA 99336 509-627-8575 / yourhomecaresolutions.com Home Care Solutions is “the premier home-care agency” in Tri-Cities, providing in-home services to residents in Benton and Franklin counties.
Fieldstone Memory Care 7255 W. Grandridge Blvd. Kennewick, WA 99336 509-491-3946 / fieldstonecommunities.com We offer independent/assisted living and memory care. We believe that vibrant living is all about options. With a variety of activities, events and amenities at Fieldstone, you decide how you’d like to spend your day. This is a place where family gathers and new friendships are formed.
Legends Casino & Hotel 580 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98948 (509) 865-8800 / legendscasino.com We offer 1,500 slot machines, 19 table games, Keno, poker room and over 200 guest rooms so you can play and stay in an alcohol-free environment!
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Life Care Center of Kennewick 1508 W. Seventh Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336 509-586-9185 / lcca.com Providing optimal skilled nursing services and excellent therapy services. Genuine, caring staff able to provide long-term care or short-term rehabilitation.
SPONSOR Life Care Center of Richland 44 Goethals Drive Richland, WA 99352 509-943-1117 / lcca.com Providing optimal skilled nursing services and excellent therapy services. Genuine, caring staff able to provide long-term care or short-term rehabilitation.
Lourdes Health 520 N. Fourth Ave. Pasco, WA 99301 509-547-7704 / yourlourdes.com Lourdes and Trios are making communities healthier with services at Trios Southridge Hospital, Trios Family Birthing Center, Lourdes Medical Center, Lourdes Counseling Center and several community practices. Mueller’s Funeral Homes 1401 S. Union St. Kennewick, WA 99338 509-783-9532 / muellersfuneralhomes.com We take great pride in our service to our community and in the level of personalized attention we are able to offer all of our families. Northwest Cancer Clinic, part of GenesisCare Network 7379 W. Deschutes Ave., Ste. 100 Kennewick, WA 99336 509-987-1800 / nwcancerclinic.com At GenesisCare our goal is to deliver exceptional treatment and care in a way that enhances every aspect of your cancer journey.
Nuclear Care Partners 660 Jadwin Ave., Ste. E Richland, WA 99352 509-380-1147 / nuclearcarepartners.com Nuclear Care Partners is a nationally accredited Department of Labor provider for in-home health care services for former and retired nuclear workers. Protran East 7 N. 11th Ave. Yakima, WA 98902 509-426-2190 / protraneast.com Protran East provides long distance, non-emergent medical transportation to elderly, disabled and/or low-income clients who have no access to important medical appointments. Senior Times Mailing: 8524 W. Gage Blvd., #A1-300 Kennewick, WA 99336 509-737-8778 / srtimes.com Monthly publication providing news and information to active and retired seniors. Fall ’21 Expo tentatively scheduled for Oct. 19 at Southridge Sports and Events complex, Kennewick. Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business Mailing: 8524 W. Gage Blvd., #A1-300 Kennewick, WA 99336 509-737-8778 / tcjournal.biz Monthly publication providing comprehensive coverage of Mid-Columbia business news. No paywall at tcjournal.biz, or sign up for paid subscription to be mailed to your home or business. Tri-Cities Cancer Center 7350 W. Deschutes Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336 509-737-3422 / tccancer.org Providing the Tri-Cities region with world-class cancer care, prevention education and survivorship services.
SPONSOR Trios Health 810 W. Plaza Way Kennewick, WA 99338 trioshealth.org Lourdes and Trios are making communities healthier with services at Trios Southridge Hospital, Trios Family Birthing Center, Lourdes Medical Center, Lourdes Counseling Center and several community practices. Tri-Cities Community Health PO Box 1452 Pasco, WA 99301 509-547-2204 / mytcch.org Tri-Cities Community Health provides quality medical, dental, behavioral health, eye care and pharmacy services with free prescription delivery. Call for an appointment. United Healthcare Community 901 Crystal Ave. Moxee, WA 98936 509-866-5188 TTY 771 / uhccommunityplan.com United Healthcare Dual Complete Plan—designed for those who are Medicaid and Medicare eligible. Our plan offers additional benefits not covered by traditional Medicare.
SPONSOR WindSong at Southridge 4000 W. 24th Ave. Kennewick, WA 99338 509-202-4327 / windsongmemorycare.com Memory care community dedicated to providing a meaningful, purposeful life to those with Alzheimer’s and other age-related dementias through a Montessori-inspired lifestyle model of care.
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Find care you can count on at Life Care Center of Kennewick and Life Care Center Richland As skilled nursing care facilities, Life Care Center of Kennewick and Life Care Center of Richland offer skilled nursing, long-term care and short-term therapy services designed to improve and enhance the lives of seniors and their families. The skilled nursing and therapy staff at these facilities attend to patients and residents with an understanding that each person’s needs are unique. The care centers serve as not only a residence for those who can no longer care for themselves, but also a bridge between hospital and home for those recovering from illness or injury. The services Life Care Centers of Kennewick and Richland offer are broad, going beyond standard skilled nursing and short-term therapy—from post-surgical care to medication management and social services. Along with personalized care and rehabilitation, the care facilities boast amenities intended to give residents
and visitors a pleasant experience. These features help foster an environment that is caring and supportive but also fun, relaxing and homelike. On each Life Care campus, you can enjoy nutritious and savory meals in a lovely dining room, scenic and tasteful surroundings, a library, a beauty salon and much more. Private and semiprivate suites are available during short-stay rehabilitation for anyone who wants to maximize their comfort during recovery. Life Care Centers of Kennewick and Richland are where comfort and community are central. With their ﬂexible visiting hours, the campus’ pleasing attributes are available to friends and families, lending the campuses a community atmosphere. And the facilities often put on many exciting events that are open to the public. Though the current health climate temporarily has put a hold on visita-
tion and events, families and friends always will be welcome once conditions are right! During these unique and challenging times, the associates at Life Care Center of Kennewick and Life Care Center of Richland are taking careful and proactive precaution to protect the health and safety of residents and patients. It’s another extension of their devotion to quality care, but when these difﬁcult times are past that devotion will remain strong. Life Care Centers of Kennewick and Richland have been and continue to be premier providers of quality skilled care and rehabilitation for Kennewick, Richland and the surrounding
communities. Their goal is to help others reach and maintain a higher quality of life. To learn more, call 509-586-9185 for Life Care Center of Kennewick, and 509-943-1117 for Life Care Center of Richland.
44 Goethals Drive, Richland 509-943-1117 1508 W. Seventh Ave., Kennewick 509-586-9185 lcca.com
Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy Life Care facilities are designed with the patient in mind. Each Life Care facility maintains a unique personality and offers amenities that represent the needs and interests of the local population.
Life Care Center of Richland 44 Goethals Drive, Richland (509) 943-1117 LifeCareCenterofRichland.com
Life Care Center of Kennewick 1508 W. 7th Ave., Kennewick (509) 586-9185 LifeCareCenterofKennewick.com
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Senior living, health, finance and local interest stories geared specifically toward those 60+, their families and caregivers. ORS MBIA SENI
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Riding Ben Franklin Transit is more convenient than ever Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) delivers safe, exceptional and cost-effective public transportation services in Benton and Franklin counties. We are proud to offer a variety of services that provide connectivity throughout our community including in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland, Benton City, Prosser and Finley. BFT operates a network of 18 bus routes serving Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland, Benton City and Prosser. To improve connectivity and meet rider demand, BFT plans to increase frequency on select routes in June 2021 and add Sunday services in August 2021. Riding BFT buses is becoming more convenient than ever. Dial-A-Ride (DAR) is a specialized door-to-door transportation service for people whose disabilities limit their ability to use the bus system. Riders must meet the eligibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to qualify for Dial-A-Ride service. All Dial-A-Ride vehicles are equipped with a lift to accommodate the boarding of disabled individuals using wheelchairs or ambulatory riders
unable to use the stairs, and those using Dial-A-Ride may be accompanied by a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) if needed. BFT CONNECT is our new on-demand ride service, operated by service partner Via, which connects riders to the BFT bus network within a designated zone. For riders not beginning or ending their bus trip within convenient walking distance to bus stops, BFT CONNECT allows you to request a ride when you need it and be picked up just minutes later, to connect you to designated Transit Connections within the BFT bus network. Vanpools can reduce the cost, stress and environmental impacts of commuting alone. Ben Franklin Transit owns, maintains, manages, insures and licenses 6-, 12-, and 15-passenger vans. If your commute starts or ends within BFT’s service area, Vanpooling could work for you. Locations currently being served by the Vanpool program include Pendleton, Walla Walla, Connell, Paterson and the Hanford site. The Vanpool team can help match interested participants with existing groups or
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Head to Legends Casino Hotel and stay for games, food, fun Legends Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Yakama Nation. Legends Casino opened in May 1998 where it originally offered Class III table games and Keno, along with Class II gaming such as poker, pull tabs and Class II machines. The hotel and expanded gaming ﬂoor opened in March 2017. Currently, we offer over 1,500 slot machines, 19 table games, Keno, a poker room and over 200 guest rooms so you can play and stay in an alcohol-free environment! In addition to all the entertainment, Legends Casino Hotel also has delicious food options to offer our
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