Page 6 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - August 2017
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Medical transportation Resilience Dinner reminds
us of crucial connections
The Chehalis Tribal CONTACT US
Wellness Clinic has one Contributed by Ranessa when there is a funeral or
staff member – Community If you would like to Goddard, Tsapowum Prevention celebration. Help is needed
Outreach Coordinator know more about the Outreach Specialist when somebody is having
Mary Secena – who is transportation guidelines or difficulty with their children
available to provide medical need help calling Paratransit This year’s Tsapowum or difficulty with using drugs
transportation to eligible services, please come into Resilience Dinner at or alcohol. A community can
patients of the CTWC. To the clinic or call Community the Community Center all come together and help
request a ride to a medical Wellness Manager Christina Gathering Room on those in need. We should
appointment, you must Hicks at 360-709-1741 July 26 was another great care for and love each other
call the clinic or come into or Community Outreach success. and not put each other
the clinic and fill out a Coordinator Mary Secena at down.”
transportation request slip, 360-709-1758. Guest speaker Rudy
give it to Community Wellness Nix discussed how to use Tsapowum is a
Manager Christina Hicks n Patients must have a culture to help heal our rehabilitation center in
for approval and also read pre-scheduled appointment community. Oakville that specializes
and sign the Transportation with date and time approved in the treatment of mental
Guidelines Acknowledgement by Contract Health Services. A He encouraged taking health, substance, drug and
form. referral from CTWC must be part in weaving, beading, alcohol abuse.
included. painting, carving, talking
Here are some of the circles, gathering and Thank you
requirements: n Transportation hunting.
appointments will be This dinner would not
n If there is an available scheduled between 8 a.m.-1 These are tools we are all have been so successful with
vehicle in the home or p.m. Monday through Friday gifted with and should share the help of many people.
someone eligible to drive, and are based on availability of with each other.
transportation services will the transport schedule. I would like to thank
not be approved. Rudy is a Haida native Derwin Goddard for
n Even though a direct and former professional cooking the fish; Melody
n If you are on Washington referral is provided, it does boxer. Dady, CD Counselor, for
State Medicaid, you need to not guarantee the community making banana pudding
request a ride from Paratransit outreach coordinator will He now works with cups and baked beans; Jake
services at 800-846-5438. be available to provide native youth in juvenile Dickerson and his wife for
They pick you up from your transportation. rehabilitation centers. helping prepare and serve
house and take you to your food as well as clean up;
appointment and back to n Transportation will not He discussed how to find Caytee Cline, Youth Services
your house. Please call the be provided for any other type ways to bounce back from Manager, for helping prep,
Paratransit office from 7 of medical appointments or hardships. serve and clean; Orinda
a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through procedures. Goddard for making potato
Friday at least two business “We need to strive toward salad; and Penny Gleason for
days before your medical n Transportation will be returning to what we have helping to set up and clean
appointment. provided off the reservation to been taught by our elders. up.
Olympia, Lacey, Centralia or These are core values and
n The community outreach Chehalis. our families should share Most of all, I would like
coordinator will be available stories with our children to thank those who attended
for transports to routine and also teach them how the dinner.
medical appointments only. to clean and cook fish,”
Rudy said. “Let’s all come I really appreciate your
together and help each other support.
because everyone struggles
with what life throws at us.
Don’t limit yourself to just

USDA food program ready to serve

Many people have Debra Shortman at the GET FIT FOR FREE
misconceptions about the food Chehalis Tribal Wellness
offered by the South Puget Center. TRAINER RIKKI SUTTERLICT is
Intertribal Planning Agency’s offering group strength training and
USDA Food Distribution To sign up, call the conditioning classes Monday-Friday
Program. warehouse at 360-438-4216 n 6-7 a.m., 7-8 a.m., 3-4 p.m.,
from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday 4-5 p.m., 5-6 p.m. at the Community
It’s not just about the through Friday. Center gym
cheese nowadays, though we n 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Elders
do still offer that! Upcoming distribution Center (elders only)
dates: n 12-1:30 p.m. open gym
There are more frozen
meats such as bison, pork n Sept. 14 Contact Rikki at 360-464-0664
chops and ham and delicious n Oct. 11
in-season fruits being offered n Nov. 13
now than ever before. n Dec. 12
Pickup is at the Chehalis
Tribal community members Tribal Community Center
can get an application from from 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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