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HEALTH & WELLNESS

EnhanceWellness

Enhance Wellness is a free, award winning, health management program designed to use you as the expert on changes you choose to make in your life. While working with a registered nurse or social worker, you will learn strategies for making positive choices to improve your physical well-being. We have received a grant from the Verdant Health Commission that enables us to have a part-time nurse and full-time social worker here at the Center. The nurse and social worker work with seniors to define an individual personal wellness plan and then monitor their progress. Please call Michelle Reitan, MSW, or Sue Shearer, RN, BSN, to get started or for more information at 425-774-5555 ext 105 for Michelle R. and ext 113 for Sue.
Download the Health and Wellness Information Brochure.

 

PEARLS for Older Adults

The PEARLS Program is a highly effective method designed to reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life in older adults. During six to eight in-home sessions that take place in the client's home and focus on brief behavioral techniques, PEARLS Program counselors empower individuals to take action and to make lasting changes so
that they can lead more active and rewarding lives. Please call Michelle Reitan, MSW for more information at 425-774-5555 ext 105.
Enhance Wellness and PEARLS for Older Adults is made possible by a generous grant from the Verdant Health Commission.

 

Bastyr Center for Natural Health on-site clinic

We are excited to be able to provide the Bastyr Center for Natural Health clinic on-site at our Center. The clinic provides naturopathic medicine to seniors and is open to people of all ages. Treatments may include dietary and lifestyle counseling and education, hands-on physical therapies, and herbal and nutritional supplements.

Download the Bastyr New Patient Packet.


Our clinic is open one day a week, and involves 4 senior Bastyr University students along with with a Faculty Advisor and Resident for each shift. Our current faculty advisors are Dr. Laurie Cullen, MS, ND. Generally each student is able to see up to 3 patients per day, in consultation with the faculty advisor. First office visits are scheduled for 90 minutes and will involve obtaining a full history of the patient. All follow up visits are 60 minutes in length.
The clinic is open on Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00am to 12 noon and 1:30pm to 4:30pm. You MUST schedule an appointment to to be seen. Please call 425.774.5555 to schedule an appointment. The cost is $15 for each visit and is paid to the Edmonds Senior Center to help offset the costs associated with offering this program. This fee can be waived if it presents a financial hardship for the patient.

 

Natural Approach
The Bastyr Center for Natural Health providers explore issues such
as lifestyle, history and diet from a holistic perspective. Experts on prevention and the self-healing process, they blend centuries-old knowledge of natural therapies with current research on health and human systems. Natural health care is particularly effective for the prevention of, and relief from, chronic and degenerative health conditions.

 

Commonly Treated Conditions Include:
Fatigue
Colds and the flu
Stress-related conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Digestive problems

Depression

 

Menopausal symptoms
Allergies and asthma
High blood pressure
Ulcers
HIV/AIDS
 
Working with Medical Doctors
Most importantly, practitioners help patients become partners in their own health care, teaching them how to gain control of their health and encouraging them to actively make decisions regarding their care.

Graduate students studying naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and nutrition provide hands-on patient care experience at the clinic through our Team Care model. Patients in Team Care see a licensed practitioner and two to three advanced student clinicians who ensure individualized treatments and generous practitioner time.

Treatments can include cranial sacral and visceral manipulation.
Each First Office Call visit is 90 minutes in length and a full medical history will be taken. Each follow-up visit is 60 minutes in length.
Please call 425.774.5555 to make an appointment.