Hospital Foundation funds veggie prescriptions for patients
Grays Harbor Community Hospital Foundation has partnered with the Aberdeen Famer’s Market, Randall Street Community Garden and Sky Island Farms to provide a weekly basket of fresh produce — or the opportunity to grow your own garden — to a select number of patients.
In 2018 an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were considered food insecure or lacking consistent access to enough food for an active healthy lifestyle. This project hopes to change the way patients eat, focusing on health and wellness.
Patients will be chosen by their provider and be asked if they would like produce delivered if they are homebound, picked up at the Aberdeen Famer’s Market on Sundays or if they would like to plant their own garden and grow vegetables throughout the summer. These food “prescriptions” will be given to local families based on health and financial need.
“We are thrilled to be able to give our patients the foods they need to be healthy, “said Dr. Anne Marie Wong, CMO and internal medicine physician at GHCH. “By starting small we can focus on making this a program that can be replicated for other organizations to participate and directly impact the lives of our patients.”
Liz Ellis of Randall Street Garden and Kate Thorn of Sky Island Farm will be providing the gardening expertise and produce for this program.
“Liz and Kate are truly doing the heavy lifting on this project,” said Nancee Long, director of marketing and PR for GHCH. “they have amazed us with their generosity and dedication to helping as many families as possible experience organic produce.”
If you would like to donate to this project or any project funded by Grays Harbor Community Hospital Foundation, please call or email Nancee Long at email@example.com or call 360-537-5136 for more information.
Warning on scammers from PUD
Scammers are at it again.
Multiple local businesses have reported calls from a local number or 1-800-515-9495, saying you are in danger of having your power disconnected and asking for your address and reference number. When you call the 1-800 number, an acquired recording of our communications director saying “You’ve reached your Grays Harbor Public Utility District…” answers, and a person comes on the line asking you for your personal information, saying they work for your Grays Harbor PUD.
This is a scam. Do not give out personal information over the phone. Hang up and call the PUD if you have any questions about your account.
GGHI Business After Hours
Greater Grays Harbor Inc.’s May 2019 Business After Hours event will be hosted by Honda of Grays Harbor.
Owners John and Lynn Csernotta, along with the staff, will showcase the updated facility from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at 1720 Simpson Ave. in Aberdeen.
Tractor Supply Market Day highlights local artisans
Aberdeen is full of skilled makers, bakers and producers, and the Aberdeen Tractor Supply store is bringing these talented individuals and businesses together for a communitywide, family-friendly event. On Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., the store will host its annual Market Day event featuring local vendors and their homemade and homegrown goods.
Market Day is a free event, featuring items such as crafts, candles, produce, baked goods and more in tents outside the Tractor Supply store, located at 1213 E Wishkah St.
Local artisans, farmers and craft makers interested in selling their goods are invited to register at TSCeventpartners.com or visit the local Aberdeen Tractor Supply store before May 15. While participation is free, all vendors are responsible for complying with state and local ordinances. Contact the Aberdeen Tractor Supply store at 360-533-8888 for more details or information.
Timberland Bancorp taking part in D. A. Davidson conference
Michael R. Sand, President and CEO of Timberland Bancorp, will participate in the 21st Annual D.A.Davidson Financial Institutions Conference from May 6 through May 8, at the Omni InterlockenResort in Broomfield, CO.
Timberland has 24 branches and operations in Grays Harbor, Thurston, Pierce, King, Kitsap andLewis counties. Its main office is in Hoquiam.
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