Panel Discussion Set on Addiction Treatment Services

Routes to Recovery, a panel discussion of local treatment options for substance misuse, will take place on Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30pm at the Kachemak Bay Campus on Pioneer Avenue.

This event will feature panelists from Homer Medical Center’s Medication for Addiction Treatment program, Set Free residential program, Ninilchik Traditional Council’s treatment and peer support program, Cook Inlet Counseling and SPH Serene Waters Mental Health Services. Panelists will discuss local options for residential and outpatient treatment, counseling services and peer support programs.

This event is free and open to the public, and designed for anyone interested in learning more about local substance misuse treatment for themselves, friends, family or anyone impacted by addiction. Individuals working the field of recovery are encouraged to attend as well.

This event is co-sponsored by South Peninsula Hospital and All Things Recovery.  Call Annie Garay, SPH Health & Wellness nurse educator, at (907) 235-0285 for additional information.

Homer Steps Up Awards Party!

Come celebrate the end of the event at the Karen Hornaday Park Pavilion on Tuesday, June 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  All are welcome (walkers and non-walkers, alike) at this free event which features awards, door prizes, food, music and fun!

General Surgery Clinic and Seaworthy Functional Medicine Have Moved

SPH General Surgery Clinic and Seaworthy Functional Medicine have moved into the lower level of the main hospital building. The clinics are now co-located near the cafeteria and coffee shop. Patients should park in the lot at the top of Bartlett Street and use the sliding glass doors marked “Conference Rooms” (B) found near the sky bridge. Home Health has moved to the lower level of the SPH Specialty Clinic building at 4201 Bartlett Street (K). 

Chaos Compass: Mindfulness for Teens

Join Homer Medical Center’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Devry Garity, for this 6-week mindfulness course.  Open to teens ages 14-18. FREE.

Email wellness@sphosp.org if interested. 

Join us for Wellness Wednesdays in March

Join us for March’s line up of Wellness Wednesday talks and yoga! March is “Meet Your Neighbor Month” Bring a friend… or come alone and meet someone new!

  • March 6 – Blue Zones: Secrets to a Long Life with Renae Blanton, MSN, FNP-BC, FAIHM, NTC
  • March 13 – Contemplative Practices Across Traditions with Reverend Lisa Talbott
  • March 20 – When Love Met Resilience with Kate Henry
  • March 27 – Wellness & Community with Jill Burnham

Community Pathways Survey

Seeking caregivers, families, or professionals who have or work with kids ages 7-17, or young adults ages 18-24 to take a survey to help understand the impacts of COVID-19 and identify ways that our kids need support.

You get $5 for your time with a chance to win $500!
Survey Deadline, February 28.

Take survey here: https://agnewbeck.com/kpbsurvey

FREE Covid Tests at www.covid.gov

Did you know it’s easy to get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests through the mail? Take advantage of this program that entitles every U.S. household to receive four free COVID-⁠19 rapid tests delivered directly to your home. After you’ve tested, report your result – whether it’s positive or negative! Report at-home test results to public health agencies at 

Wellness Wednesday: From Conflict to Connection with Donna Duncan, LCSW

Join us for an evening with Donna Duncan, LCSW and Clinical Director at South Peninsula Behavioral Healthy Services. She will discuss strategies for transforming conflict to connection. A great skill to have in any relationship.
Yoga this month is led by Joolee Aurand. Joolee has taught Restorative, Acro, AcroFit, Sampoorna, Vinyasa and Five Elements yoga classes from Antarctica to Puerto Rico to Alaska and Pennsylvania.
The focus for this evening’s acro yoga is “Therapeutic Flying.” It’s accessible to all, and a lovely way to commune with others.
We’ll also have hot soup and delicious bread! This is a FREE event; everyone is welcome! Come for a part or stay for all!

Wellness Wednesdays

Join South Peninsula Hospital’s Health and Wellness for the first Wellness Wednesday of 2024 on January 3rd from 5:00-7:00pm at Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer.

In this workshop, Angie McDermott Schreier will share the power of the breath and how it can be used to improve your mental and physical health. Through a series of guided breathing exercises and meditation techniques, you’ll learn how to tap into the healing power of your breath and use it to reduce stress and anxiety, improve your focus and clarity, and promote feelings of relaxation and calm.

Then, we’ll flow into a gentle, Hatha-based yoga class led by Britt Huffman. This class focuses on traditional postures while incorporating mindful movements at a slower pace. Using our breath to complement each alignment-based posture will help bring awareness to where we are in each moment. Some poses may be held longer to help ease the nervous system while providing deep stretch. This class is great for all humans of all ages, those new to yoga and seasoned yogis looking to enrich their practice.

Britt is certified in Hatha yoga, Meditation, Yoga for the Special Child and is an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. You will find that her classes will blend together what she has learned into a unique experience. When she is not in yogi mode, Britt enjoys snowboarding, hiking, live music, dancing, gardening and will be welcoming her first child this spring!

We’ll also have hot soup and delicious bread! This is a FREE event, everyone is welcome! Come for a part or stay for all!