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Tribe commits to caring for elders Pick up blood
sugar meter
Food brings people individuals ages 55 and older without substantial human
together. And communal and: assistance, they are eligible for The Diabetes Program
meals are especially important home-delivered meals. for the Chehalis Tribal
because they provide n Those who meet Wellness Center is giving
socialization for elders and the homebound and frail n Bathing out free True Metrix blood
allow staff and other elders to qualifications (see below) n Transferring glucose meters to all clinic
interact with them. n Eating patients diagnosed with
n Spouses regardless of age n Toileting diabetes. The True Metrix
Elder meals are served n Dependent children with n Walking meter is being supplied
at the elder’s center from disabilities n Grooming to replace the True Result
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday n Caregiver of elders n Dressing meter.
through Thursday and 9 a.m.- receiving a meal n Continence
10 a.m. Friday. Those who are interested If individuals do not need Patients can come to the
need to fill out an application assistance for two of these clinic between 8:30 a.m.-
They are for individuals packet and have an annual activities, the person does not 3:30 p.m. on the following
ages 55 and older and: assessment (home visit) of qualify for lunch deliveries. dates to receive a meter:
nutritional well-being. The Assessments are completed by
n Their spouse, regardless packet and assessment must a medical provider. n Wednesday, Aug. 24
of age be filled out and completed Home lunches are delivered n Thursday, Sept. 8
before lunches are delivered. starting at 11:30 a.m. Monday n Tuesday, Sept. 13
n Their dependent children If someone cannot do two through Friday. Ask for Diabetes
with disabilities living with of the following daily activities If you would like a packet Educator Pat Odiorne or
them for an elder who might Diabetes Nurse Sandra
qualify for home-delivered Dickenson.
There is no application lunches, we follow the grant They will give
for eating lunch at the elder’s requirements. Please contact instructions on operating
center – just show up and sign Pat Odiorne or Christina the meter and provide a
in. Hicks at the Chehalis Tribal prescription for the strips.
Wellness Center at 360-273- Call Pat or Sandra at
Home-delivered meals 5504 for a packet. 360-273-5504 to arrange to
come in another time.
Giving elders access to
nutritious meals is essential
for their well-being.

Home delivery is for

Senior swimming classes

The Special Diabetes n Reduce risk of coronary CHEHALIS TRIBAL
Program for Indians’ program heart disease and of developing HEALTH FAIR
Swimming/Exercising with the high blood pressure,
Elders aims to help Chehalis colon cancer and diabetes. 10 A.M.-3 P.M. TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 AT THE
tribal seniors increase activity, CHEHALIS TRIBAL COMMUNITY CENTER GYM
stamina and balance. Staff n Reduce symptoms of
member Gloria Jones leads anxiety and depression, foster Event features:
the group from 9-10 a.m. improvements in mood. n Tribal, state
Tuesdays at the Chehalis Tribal program vendors
Community Center pool. n Maintain healthy bones, n Information
muscles, joints. n Lunch at noon
According to the Centers for
Disease Control, senior fitness n Control joint swelling,
can: pain from arthritis.

n Help maintain ability to For more information, call
live independently. Gloria Jones at 360-709-1810
or email gjones@chehalistribe.

Christina Hicks at 360-709-1741,
The 2016 Intertribal Breast Cancer
Awareness Walk is Oct. 15 at the
Squaxin Island Community Kitchen
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