End of Life Care – Discussion at Homer Public Library

As part of this year’s Big Read Events, please join us for a community conversation about end of life care at the Homer Public Library on Friday, February 15th at 6:00pm.

The panel includes Dr. Giulia Tortora, Chief of Staff, South Peninsula Hospital; Ivy Stuart, RN, Director, South Peninsula Hospital Home Health; Rev. Lisa Talbott, Homer United Methodist Church; Cathy Stingley, family caregiver; Pam Hooker, MSW, Court Visitor for Adult Guardianships; Janice Downing, Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska; and Kathy Carssow, MS, LPA and will be facilitated by Bonita Banks, RN, Health & Wellness Educator, South Peninsula Hospital and Jessica Golden, Executive Director, Hospice of Homer.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

February is Heart Health Month!

Don’t let it happen to you or your loved ones. Learn how to be heart healthy with these specials, offered throughout February in honor of Heart Health Month.

Heart Health Blood Screening ($199)

A specialized panel of blood tests to assess cardiac health which screens for cholesterol, cardiac and diabetes risk. Includes Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Cardiac and Cholesterol Lipid Panel, and High Sensitivity CRP. A $427 value, for only $199 during the month of February! No referral or appointment is necessary. Check in at hospital’s front desk to register. Payment due at time of service by cash or check only.

Walk with a Doc: Saturday, February 16 (and every first and third Saturdays, monthly)

9am – 10 am @ SPARC (600 Sterling Hwy)

Led by Dr. Rob Downey! Learn about the anti-inflammatory properties of “Golden Milk” (also known as turmeric milk). Indoor Walking! Improve your heart health with an hour of walking in a well-lit, accessible, heated space. Blood Pressure Checks! Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk for heart attacks and stroke, yet most people have no symptoms. Get it checked for free.

Walk with a Doc! February 16th: Anti-Inflammatory “Golden Milk”

Join South Peninsula Hospital and Functional Medicine Clinic Director Rob Downey, MD, IFMCP at SPARC (600 Sterling Hwy next to Homer Middle School) for our next “Walk with a Doc”! All are welcome Saturday, February 16th from 9:00 am-10:00 am for Dr. Downey’s brief talk on anti-inflammatory “Golden Milk” and spend the rest of the hour walking at your own pace, chatting & asking any questions. This is a free event, open to all ages and abilities! There is parking up at the SPARC and down below in the Homer Middle School Parking lot.

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