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BTMed offers free medical screening program to former Hanford construction workers The Building Trade 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 provide 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 Kris Todd or Drew Percival at 509-202-4327 or email at KTodd@ windsongmemorycare.com. WindSong at Southridge is located at 4000 W 24th Ave. in Kennewick. Additional information can be found on our website: windsongmemorycare.com.
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Vendor Directory American Red Cross 7202 W. Deschutes Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336 509-783-6195 / redcross.org/local/washington The Red Cross helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don’t have them, and by educating people about home fire safety.
Ben Franklin Transit 1000 Columbia Park Trail Richland, WA 99352 509-571-0711 / 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.
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Haven Home Health 750 Swift Blvd., Suite 1 Richland, WA 99352 509-202-4292 / havenhhc.com Haven Home Health is focused on providing superior in-home health services for those individuals with illness contracted in the nuclear programs (Hanford). 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.
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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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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.
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Sunday travel just got easier! Let BFT handle your Sunday driving... on the bus, with Dial-A-Ride or BFT CONNECT! Sunday services operate from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enhanced bus routes with more frequent service
BFT operates a network of 18 bus routes serving Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland, Benton City, and Prosser. We’ve worked hard to increase connectivity and meet community demand with the addition of new high-frequency
METRO routes and our new Sunday service.
Our Dial-A-Ride service offers door-to-door transportation, seven days a week, to eligible individuals whose disabilities limit their ability to use the bus system. BFT Dial-ARide drivers are some of the friendliest, most helpful folks you’ll meet.
If you don’t live near a bus route, BFT CONNECT has you covered! CONNECT is our on-demand ride service that connects riders to the BFT bus network within a designated zone. It’s as simple as giving them a call or using their mobile app to request a ride.
BFT will continue to offer our community no-cost transportation to local Covid-19 vaccination sites through December 31, 2021. This
includes expanded access for seniors and those with mobility challenges, regardless of ADA eligibility.
Commitment to safety
The safety of our employees and riders remains BFT’s top priority. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, BFT has implemented safety measures to protect our front-line employees and passengers. We continue to closely monitor recommendations from state and local officials to ensure all necessary measures are taken to operate safely.
Return to fare collection
BFT services are currently fare-
free until November 1, 2021.
Visit our website at bft.org or contact Customer Service at 509735-5100.
1000 Columbia Park Trail Richland, WA 99352 509-735-5100 bft.org
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We are honored to care for those who have sacrificed their health for our country. We provide care to the following patient groups: I’m Erin Steinert and I’m excited to be running for Kennewick School Board position 2! I am a science educator & leader with a passion for igniting curiosity in students. For over 17 years I have taught in museums, planetariums, observatories, and classrooms. Since coming to the area, I have hosted, taught, and tutored thousands of children in all areas of science and the arts.
• Uranium Miners, Millers and Transporters • Nuclear Weapons Plant Employees or Contractors • Workers’ Compensation Claims • Veterans of the United States Armed Services
As director, I want to see: ✔ Quality, accurate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math instruction
Do you qualify for this card?
✔ Boundless, high-caliber Arts education
Former Hanford Workers may be eligible for benefits and FREE in-home care. Call for more information.
Education that is equitable and accessible to ALL ✔ A supportive, fact-based learning environment for all of our students ✔ More transparent communication between the board and the community
295 Bradley Blvd. Suite 101 Richland, WA 99352
Paid for by Erin Steinert for KSD 8524 W. Gage Blvd., Ste. A200 Kennewick, WA 99336 • 509.676.6217
THANK YOU! TO OUR SPONSORS
2021 FREE Drive-thru
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Nuclear Care Partners serves former Hanford workers
For nearly a decade, Nuclear Care Partners has helped former Hanford workers obtain their EEOICPA benefits and receive the highest level of specialized in-home care.
Your local Community Outreach Manager Tomalin Bailie can help you wherever you’re at in your journey of applying for, receiving, or maximizing your EEOICPA benefits. As a former Hanford worker, you may qualify for the following through the U.S. Department of Labor’s EEOICPA, which stands for Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: • Up to $400,000 in financial compensation. • No-cost medical benefits. We can help you determine if you qualify and get the most out of your benefits!
Managing your benefits
Our teams can help you get the most out of your EEOICPA benefits, from home delivery for prescriptions to durable medical equipment. Your benefits cover a variety of services. Consequential illnesses: We can help you understand if you have a qualifying consequential illness that can be added to your card and can help you navigate the process of adding it. Impairment ratings: You could qualify for additional compensation through the EEOICPA with impairment ratings. Our clinical teams can help schedule doctor’s appointments and guide you through the process of receiving an impairment rating.
Our skilled care teams create a custom plan of care, unique to your needs, and provide the highest quality in-home care. We provide
EMPOWER YOUR FUTURE Support every step of the way towards your life’s journey
Life Insurance with benefits, LTC rider Long term care – linked benefits Annuity Disability insurance Final expense
Winnie and Rongie Magdangal
8350 W. Grandridge Blvd., Ste 200 • Kennewick
a variety of in-home care services including: • Skilled nursing • Medication management • Meal preparation • And much more As a commitment to quality care, Nuclear Care Partners was the first licensed medical provider – exclusively serving former atomic workers – to receive accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Health Care. We can help you manage your
chronic illness and receive the quality care you deserve. Call 509-420-5330 or visit nuclearcarepartners.com to learn more.
660 Jadwin Ave., Suite E Richland, WA 99352 509-380-1147 nuclearcarepartners.com
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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 guests. With four venues open, there is a variety to choose from. Even though our Legends Buffet isn’t serving up the traditional buffet-style menu, they do offer a “to-go” menu that will delight any appetite. Our famous “Seafood Thursdays” carries on the tradition of great taste in the “crab boil to-go,” available from 11 a.m. to closing Thursday through Sunday. Packed with Dungeness crab, shrimp, mussels, clams, potatoes and corn on the cob, it’s sure to please the heartiest appetite. Legends Casino Hotel offers spa-
cious, comfortable rooms, including 18 luxurious suites. Our Deluxe Mountain View rooms, weather permitting, offer a full view of our local gem, Mt. Adams. With more than 450 square feet, there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy your stay. Our Huckleberry, Cedar and Celilo two-room suites offer elegant dining areas, seating areas, relaxing soaking tubs, walk-in showers and plush bathrobes and slippers. We offer indoor pool and hot tub during your stay; pool reservations are re-
quired for your safety and enjoyment. Come visit us at 580 Fort Road in Toppenish, Washington. Legends Casino Hotel, welcome to luxury.
580 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98948 (509) 865-8800 legendscasino.com