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Yoga Classes

Free yoga classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Pacific Arts Gallery on Third St. in Raymond. Donations gladly accepted.

Army 2nd Infantry search

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 98th annual reunion in Tucson, Arizona from September 18-22, 2019; contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or call 224-225-1202.

WHHH open

Willapa Harbor Helping Hands office is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The office is located at 115 W. Robert Bush Dr. in South Bend. WHHH provides financial assistance to North Pacific County cancer patients. Assistance may include help with utility bills, rent/mortgage payments, prescription drugs, gas money for medical appointments, food, and other needs. Call 360-875-5550 for further information.

SB Food Bank

The Legacy Community Outreach Food Bank, 227 E. Water St. in South Bend is open every Wednesday from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Veterans assist

Pacific County has established a webpage intended for assisting the veterans of Pacific County. This site is to help provide information that benefits veterans and family members facing financial hardship. You may also contact a local post or the board of county commissioners' office. For more information please see the Pacific County homepage at http://www.co.pacific.wa.us or call 360-875-9334. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon meetings will be held every Tuesday at noon in the Social Services Building behind the Community Center in Tokeland.

Food Bank Info

The North Pacific County Food Bank, located on the corner of Larch Street and Park Avenue in Raymond, is generally open to serve those in need every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Commodities are issued beginning the first Thursday of each month until supplies last.

Quilters meeting

The "Willapa Harbor Quilters meet every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church at 913 Duryea in Raymond. Come and join us. Learn a new skill or teach us some of yours.

VFW meetings

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pacific Post 968 will meet on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m. at 308 Commercial St., Raymond.

NWH Grange meeting

The North Willapa Harbor Grange #947 will meet Wednesday, July 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the grange hall, corner of Hwy. 105 and Jacobson Rd.

MOPS meeting

Join us for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) on Wednesday, July 10 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Raymond First Baptist Church, 913 Duryea. MOPS is for moms with kids from birth to five.

Bay Center Assn. meeting

The monthly Bay Center Association meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church on Second Street in Bay Center. Everyone is welcome.

ABC meeting

Alliance for a Better Community will meet on Wednesday, July 10th at 12:00 noon in the Raymond Community Center on Third St. (next to the Raymond Theatre) in Raymond. All public input is valuable and welcome.

Friends of Fair meeting

The Pacific County Friends of the Fair will meet Wednesday, July 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Pacific County Fair office at the Menlo fairgrounds. The meeting is open to the public.

Star Maps

Raymond Timberland Library presents Star Maps, 11:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 11 for children. Learn about the myths and legends of the night sky and make a star map to your favorite constellation with WSU Extension Educator Toni Gwin.

Universe of Movies

Raymond Timberland Library presents Universe of Movies, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 12 for all ages. Relax and enjoy popcorn and watch a movie with friends. For movie information, please call the library at 360-942-2408.

Teen After Hours

South Bend Timberland Library presents Teen After Hours, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 12 for teens. Game, craft, watch, or hang out and eat snacks. The library is all yours!

Audubon board meeting

The Discovery Coast Audubon Society of Pacific County monthly board meeting will be held Friday, July 12th, at 10:30 a.m. in the P.U.D. auditorium on Sandridge Road, North Long Beach. All are welcome!

Chinook meeting

The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding its monthly council meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13th in the Chinook Nation Tribal Office at 3 E. Park Street, in Bay Center. Please arrive on time. The meeting is open to all tribal members, and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. Contact the Tribal Office at 360-875-6670 if you have any questions.

HAVA Fundraiser

HAVA is having their annual Spay-getti Dinner and silent auction fundraising event. It will be held on Saturday, July 13 in the Raymond Elks, 326 Third St. starting at 5:00 p.m. Spaghetti (gluten free and vegetarian options), salad, bread and dessert will be served. Reservations are respectfully requested but not required. Call 360-942-4716 to let the cooks know you're coming. For more inforamtion go to HAVA's website at www.hava-heart.org or email hava@hava-heart.org.

Free Concert

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission presents Beltaine playing Celtic music on Saturday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. on the lawn at Waikiki Beach, Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Dr., Ilwaco. This is a free concert located along Jetty Road near the south end of the park. Bring your own seating, blankets, and insect repellent.

Emotional support

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer's Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. The next meeting will be held Monday, July 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Ocean Park Timberland Library, 1308 256th Place.

Elks meeting

Raymond Elks Lodge #1292 will meet Tuesday, July 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond Elks Lodge, 326 Third St., Raymond.

Ladies Elks meeting

Ladies of the Elks #1292 will meet on Wednesday, July 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the Raymond Elks Lodge in downtown Raymond on Third Street.

Space Dog

Raymond Timberland Library presents Space Dog from Planet K-9, 11:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 18 for children. Can musician/author Eric Ode and Benjamin D. Dog find the solution to getting a wayward alien back home to Planet K-9?

Tie-Dye

South Bend Timberland Library presents Tie-Dye, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 19 for all ages. It's summer, let's tie-dye! Bring your own cotton t-shirt or socks. Wear something that can get messy. We will have some shirts available for kids who can't bring their own.

Baseball meeting

Willapa Harbor Baseball Association's monthly board meeting will be held Monday, July 22nd in the Raymond PUD building at 6:00 p.m.

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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor's Visit
How to Make the Most of Your Doctor's Visit

Dear Savvy Senior,

I manage a large health clinic that treats thousands of seniors each year, and we've have found that patients that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive. Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctor's appointments?

Healthcare Helper

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Sheaffer: Involvement vs. Isolation
Sheaffer: Involvement vs. Isolation

It's just me now, and since I've retired there's not much to do. Never was much on hobbies and a lot of times those I had were, at least partially, an escape from all the busy-ness around me.

I kind of miss some of the busy-ness.

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Can a Debt Collector Take My Social Security Benefits?
Can a Debt Collector Take My Social Security Benefits?

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can my Social Security benefits be garnished if I have some outstanding debts? I just turned 62 and would like to start collecting my retirement benefits, but want to find this out before I apply.

Worried Retiree

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What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?
What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?

Dear Savvy Senior,

What's the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia? My aunt has dementia, but they don't know if she has Alzheimer's disease, which is very confusing to me.

Trying To Understand

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Simple Gadgets That Can Help Older Drivers
Simple Gadgets That Can Help Older Drivers

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are there any specific auto gadgets you can recommend that can help senior drivers? Both of my parents are in their eighties and still pretty good drivers, but due to arthritis and age they're very stiff, which causes them some driving problems.

Researching Daughter

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Tips for Living with Low Vision
Tips for Living with Low Vision

Dear Savvy Senior,

What resources can you recommend to help seniors with vision loss? My husband, who's 76, has macular degeneration that has progressed to the point that he can't do a lot of his routine activities anymore, and has become very discouraged.

Looking for Help

Dear Looking,

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Sheaffer: Connecting Clients and Caregivers
Sheaffer: Connecting Clients and Caregivers

Let's talk about finding a caregiver.

I know we've talked a lot about caregivers in this space, and will continue to do so because sometimes people need help getting through the day, and the need is not decreasing.

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How to Make a Living Will
How to Make a Living Will

Dear Savvy Senior,

What's the best way to go about making a living will? I recently retired and would like to start getting my affairs in order, just in case.

Approaching 70

Dear Approaching,

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Sheaffer: Family Support Groups
Sheaffer: Family Support Groups

People are talking. Talking to each other..in a relaxed setting. Stories about family members are shared, along with helpful hints about what's happening at home and how each one deals with unforeseen events.

No, it's not a family reunion. It's usually referred to as a support group, but don't let any preconceived ideas about what that might be or should be prevent you from reading on.

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How to Find Retiree Travel Perks
How to Find Retiree Travel Perks

Dear Savvy Senior,

What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60.

Ready To Go

Dear Ready,

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Harbor Happenings

June 20, Raymond Timberland Library presents Wonder Works: Art for children. Explore activities that develop science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

Raymond Timberland Library presents Creature Teachers from 11:00 a.m. to noon on June 21 for all ages. Creature Teachers brings an assortment of exotic animals to educate prople on the wonders of nature, and spark a passion for wildlife. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

Family Movie at the Raymond Timberland Library is Friday, June 22, Jun 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a movie with popcorn! This event is part of the Summer Library Program. For more information calll (360) 942-2408.

South Bend Timberland Library presents Jeff Evans Magic Show from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 22 for all ages. Every book is a magic book when you read it! Jeff Evans' magic show celebrates the fun things that happen when you open a book. This event is part of the Summer Library Program. For more information call (360) 875-5532.

Hawaiian Chieftain Visits Westport on Friday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Float 10, 326 Lamb St., Westport.

South Bend Timberland Library present Container Gardening Workshop with Master Gardeners from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on June 23 for all ages. Discover the advatages of growing plants and vegetables in containers, and how to maximize you container conditions to help plants thrive with just a little planning and some care. Learn about suitable containers and how to address common problems. Make your own self-watering garden container from a water bottle. For more information call (360) 875-5532.

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Harbor Happenings

Mission Creek Cherries from Yakima are back again just in time for summer. Available starting June 7 & 8 at Dennis Company and in the lot across from Chen's $3 lb. for Bing and $3.75 lb. for Rainiers.

June 9, Saturday, Waikiki Beach Concert: Wamba at 7:00 p.m at Cape Disappointment State Park. Musicians from the US and Ghana (West Africa) improvise traditional African music, jazz, funk, calypso, reggae, and more. Thanks to the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway, and other sponsors, for their support of the Waikiki Beach Concert Series. A Washington State Parks Discover Pass is REQUIRED. Call (360) 642-3029 for more information.

June 12, Raymond Timberland Library presents Lifestory Writing Workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for adults. "Everyone can write stories," insists Charley Kempthorne, a writer and teacher. Join him and his wife June in a writing workshop to learn how to tell your family's story. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

The pool is getting ready. Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the pool is open to sign-up for swim lessons, swim team and water aerobics. Monday, June 18 is Opening Day for the pool.

Summer Kick Off presented by Raymond Timberland Library is on June 14 for all ages from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come start your summer off right at the library. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, which is a district-wide program. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding it Annual General Meeting on June 16 at the South Bend High School Cafeteria. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the meeting at 11:00 a.m. The meeting is open to all tribal members and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. Contact the Tribal Office at (360) 875-6670 if you have questions.

On June 16, the Bay Center Women's Club and the Bay Center Association are hosting the first Bay Center Fire Department brunch/breakfast to help raise funds for the Bay Center Fire Department. We will have sausage and gravy over biscuits, pancakes and bacon and fruit cups plus coffee and orange juice. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Bay Center Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Harrison Road off the Bay Center Road in Bay Center. The cost is $5 a plate or $18 for families of four to six. All profits will go to our fire department. So, come and kick off Father's Day Weekend with a delicious breakfast. See you there.

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Sheaffer: Community Fair
Sheaffer: Community Fair

Community forums, events, fairs...whatever form they take, they usually provide at least a couple things:

  • Information about resources and services

  • A chance to meet people face to face, and to ask questions
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How to Choose a Good Estate Sale Company
How to Choose a Good Estate Sale Company

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you provide some tips on how to choose a good estate sale company who can sell all the leftover items in my mother's house?

Inquiring Daughter

Dear Inquiring,

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Sheaffer: Aging Culture
Sheaffer: Aging Culture

We live in and among a myriad of groups in this country. Groups based on ethnicity, heritage, culture, etc.

While being a fairly typical kind of guy (I don't have a huge majority of any specific ethnicity), I happen to belong to one of the largest cultural groups in the nation--Aging Individuals.

And, frankly, so do you.

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'Extra Help' Program Helps Seniors With Their Medication Costs
'Extra Help' Program Helps Seniors With Their Medication Costs

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are there any special Medicare programs that help seniors with their medication costs? My 74-year-old mother, who lives primarily on her Social Security, takes several high-priced drugs that sap her income even with her Medicare drug plan.

Looking for Assistance

Dear Looking,

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Volunteers needed for the public market

The Willapa Bay Public Market is looking for volunteers to help maintain the market.

High School Students who need community service hours are welcomed to help out.

Contact Mickey at mickey@kelwen.com for more information.

The market still has space available for vendors for the summer.

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What You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages
What You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about reverse mortgages for retirees? My wife and I are contemplating getting one but want to make sure we know what we're getting into.

Running Short

Dear Running,

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New Shingles Vaccine Provides Better Protection for Seniors
New Shingles Vaccine Provides Better Protection for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,

A good friend of mine got a bad case of shingles last year and has been urging me to get vaccinated. Should I?

Suspicious Susan

Dear Susan,

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TAC holds Community Town Hall

The Teen Advocacy Coalition invites you to a Community Town Hall. This free event will take place Thursday, April 12 at the South Bend Community Center. Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and the event begins at 6:00 p.m.

Topic of discussion: DEMYSTIFY VAPING

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