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Above and Beyond Dentistry

Above Dental has been working on our new building for over two years now, after outgrowing our small and dated building known as Apple Dental.

All of the latest dental technology has been built in to this new building, giving us the opportunity to perform most procedures right here in our office, without the need to refer you out. We have low radiation digital x-ray machines, a CT scanner and offer a variety of sedation options, including IV sedation for dental anxiety.

In addition to our comfortable waiting area with computers and Wi-Fi, we have a kids' area complete with an Xbox One and a warm, relaxing TV room for a little more privacy.

Our new building has sixteen operatoties and we offer appointments six days a week, giving us the opportunity to accommodate everyone. Our enthusiastic team is welcoming and understanding of dental fears and have a gentle approach.

At Above dental We do our best to make your visit enjoyable. we care about our patients and our community. one way we give back is through Dentistry From The Heart. We have dedicated the second Friday in August each year to help the people in our area by offering free dental services from cleaning to filling or an extraction.

Dr. Brice, Dr. Martins and Dr. Richardson look forward to meeting you and your family!


It's More Than Just Bingo!

Are you looking for something new and exciting?

Look no further that the North Bend Senior Center, we are not just for seniors, we are open to anyone in the community. We offer low cost activity classes such as Tai Chi, Line Dancing and Zumba Gold. 

We serve lunches Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for only $6.00 which includes entree, salad bar, dessert and beverage. We also have Bunko, a pool table and offer ukulele lessons from beginner to advanced, and Tuesday is dime bingo from 12:45 to 2:00, Friday is high stakes bingo; doors open at 4:30, games start at 6:00, up to $1000 progressive pay out, Saturday doors open at 12:00, games begin at 1:00.  The second Saturday of the month is a potluck during bingo and the last Saturday of the month is birthday bingo.

Come join the fun there is always something exciting going on at the North Bend Senior Center.

Membership is just $15.00 a year which includes A Birthday Meal and Christmas Dinner. Join Today!

If you have any questions please call 541-756-7622

In other news....

We at the North Bend Senior Center would like to wish Gladys Johnson a Happy 100th Birthday.

Gladys celebrated with us on Tuesday May 29th, surrounded by friends, family and even the fire department to oversee the 100 candles on her cake.

Gladys still lives on her own, plays bunco twice a week and all of us at the center love her sense of humor.


Earn & Learn In New Medical Apprenticeship Program

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board (SOWIB) is pleased to partner with local healthcare employers and Southwestern Oregon Community College to launch the first Registered Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program in the state of Oregon.  This unique “earn and learn” model includes paid on-the-job training (2000 hours or roughly one year of full time work) coupled with related instruction (156 hours, mostly on-line and after hours).  The Oregon State Apprenticeship & Training Council approved the program in April of 2018, offering an additional avenue for workers to become trained and eligible to sit for national certification.  This nationally-recognized credential is portable, and can be used anywhere in the United States to qualify for Medical Assistant openings.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, “Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.  Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.”  Currently there are five training sites registered within Coos County, with plans to expand to Curry and Douglas Counties in the next year.

To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must be 18 years or older, and have a high school diploma, GED, or certificate of high school equivalency.  Employers require that applicants pass a pre-employment drug screening, undergo a criminal background check, and are also subject to other employer related policies specific to each training site.  For more information please contact: Alane Jennings, Apprenticeship Coordinator; ajennings@socc.edu ; 541-888-1612.

Lions Launch New Assistance Clinic

The Coos Bay Lions Club Sight Program is changing the way we accept applications. Before we were depending on our club members to get us names and telephone numbers, then we would mail out applications and certificates. This whole process could take 6 weeks or more.

We will now be hosting a Sight Clinic on the 4th Saturday of every month at the Coos Bay Library from 1pm to 4pm. At this clinic we will be processing applications and giving certificates on site.

Anyone seeking our assistance with eye exams and glasses will need to come in person and bring proof of income, proof of residency and a picture ID. For emergency situations (ie. glasses broken but needed for work or school) we can expedite the process over the phone.

If you have any questions you can reach the Lions club by phone or e-mail: 541-252-9930, cblionsightprogram@gmail.com. Or you can contact Laura Goode, sight chairman, at 541-297-6336

Health Events

Relay For Life Coos County Events:  June 16th: Team for Family and Friends - Christmas in June Bunco, 9th annual Relay for Life Bunco Fundraiser, proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society - Join us for a fun filled For updates and more information on these and other events please like us on our Facebook page: Relay for Coos County. Feel free to contact via email or phone at 541-260-2273. Relay For Life Coos County will be on Saturday, June 23rd from noon-6pm. This event will take place at the public parking lot at 4th & Bennett in Coos Bay, (located behind the Egyptian Theatre and in front of 7 Devil’s Brewing). Activities, vendors, live music and entertainment, fundraising competitions, Superhero costume contest and more! A Survivor & Caregiver celebration will be taking place at the same location beginning at 10am, details to come. Survivor Spirit of Hope nominations or survivor questions to: mccloskeysharon@yahoo.com If you would like to sign up as a fundraising team, visit RelayForLife.org/CoosCountyOR for more info. You do not need to be registered to attend.

Choosing an Assisted Living Home with Care: Wednesday, June 27 at 2pm-3pm at the Langlois Public Library. Join author Alisa Green to learn more about her new book “The ABCs of Assisted Living, A practical guide to choosing your home with care”. This talk is for those considering Assisted Living for themselves or their loved ones. Lisa will share why she has written this helpful guide, and she’ll be answering your questions!
Southern Coos Hospital Forum - Come See the CAT Scan:  Hosted by Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center.  Wednesday, June 20 at 6pm. Come down to our first ever forum and learn about our state of the art Computed Tomography (CT or CAT Scan) equipment. We will be showing off the equipment, educating the public on the amazing technology we have available and better understand how this machine is helping to save lives right here in Coos County. There will be a short presentation by one of our expericened Radiologic Technologists, snacks and refreshments from our amazing dietary department, and tours of our recently updated Medical Imaging department.


Community

Bandon Farmer’s Market: Fridays and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Old Town Bandon.

Coos Bay Farmers Market: Wednesdays on Central Ave. from 9am-2pm.

Coquille Food Bank:The Coquille Food Bank is located at Holy Name Catholic Church and is open Mondays and Fridays from 2pm-4pm. If you are living in the Coquille area (zip code 97423) and require emergency food please drop in and we will provide 3 meals for 3 days to help you through the month. Any questions please call 541-396-1603.

Coos Bay Lions Club Sight Clinic: Every 4th Saturday of the month at the Coos Bay Public Library, 1pm-4pm. Eye Exams and Glasses for low income applicants; bring proof of income, residency and a picture I.D. 541-252-9930, or 541-297-6336. Email cblionsightprogram@gmail.com

Community Meal: Weekly Community Meal at Harmony United Methodist Church, Saturdays, 11am-1pm, 123 Ocean Blvd SE, Coos Bay. Free or chosen donation. 541-267-4410.

Diabetes Resources & Donations: Community members needing assistance with diabetes supplies or medications, or have diabetes supplies or medications to donate (we can’t accept used glucometers or lancets), or to be involved in the South Coast Diabetes Association group; please call 541-756-9054 and leave a message. www.southcoastdiabetes.org

Free Lunch & Learn: Lower Umpqua Hospital, 600 Ranch Rd., Reedsport. Come join us for a free lunch and learn about health and wellness issues.  A light lunch will be served in the large conference room, lower level of the hospital. Doctor Richard Jany will discuss hand, wrist and elbow pain. 541-271-2171.

For YOUTH By YOUTH  Coalition Meeting: The For Youth By Youth (FYBY) Coalition is an opportunity for youth in Coos County to have their voice heard, empower their ideas, and make change for the better. Young adults ages 14 to 25 years old are invited to come to our coalition meetings the 2nd Monday of every Month at 6:00 pm at the Coos Drop located in North Bend.There is FREE food and fun! The Coos Drop, 1960 Sherman Ave, North Bend

Gold Beach Farmers & Makers Market: Saturdays 10am-2pm on Hwy 101.

Having Difficulty Affording Prescription Eye Glasses?  New Eyes for the Needy: New Eyes purchases new prescription eyeglasses for low-income individuals in the U.S. through a voucher program. To be eligible for our program, applicants must: 1. Meet household requirements for low-income. 2. Have had a recent eye exam with a pupillary distance measurement. New Eyes does not pay for eye exams. Contact Us if you need assistance in locating a source of free or low-cost eye exams. 3. Have no other resources available to them to pay for glasses, including federal or state programs or assistance from local charitable organizations. A New Eyes voucher provides a basic pair of single or lined bifocal eyeglasses. Individuals cannot apply for themselves. The online application is only accessible to social service agencies who apply on their clients behalf. OHP/WOAH clients: Contact Lovena Flaherty at 541-269-7400. North Bend Medical Center clients: Contact your provider.

Help for Homeless Veterans:  1st Tuesdays of the month. Tuesday July 3, 2018, from 1pm-3pm at the Project Blessing Food Pantry, 150 S. 20th St, Reedsport. First Tuesday of every month. Douglas County HUD-VASH and UCAN representatives will be on site to provide assistance to all homeless veterans.

Langlois Hotel Sunday Market: Farmer’s Market, Sundays 10am-2pm, May through October. Floras Creek Coffee Co. 48384 Hwy 101.

North Bend Senior Center: Activities weekly include: bingo, tai chi, ukulele classes, bunco, pinochle, line dancing, zumbo. Come for lunch M-F at 11:30am-12:30pm. Annual membership oonly $15/year. 1470 Airport Ln, 541-756-7622, www.northbendseniorcenter.org

Safe Disposal Of Sharps Container: Please do not put sharps into your regular garbage or attempt to empty the needles out, as this is very unsafe. Also, there may be a fine for any sharps found in regular household trash. You can purchase a biohazard sharps container at the locations listed and other pharmacies in the community. When the container is full, dispose of the sharps container at the designated disposal sites listed on this page.
BAY AREA HOSPITAL DOES NOT COLLECT OR DISPOSE SHARPS FROM THE PUBLIC.Official biohazard containers only. Availability & prices are subject to change. Coquille Valley Hospital 541-396-3101 • 940 E 5th Coquille • $5.00 disposal fee and receive a new container. Curry General Hospital 541-247-6621 • 94220 4th St. Gold Beach • Free disposal in the lab. Curry Transfer & Recycling 541-469-2425 • 17498 Carpenterville Rd. Brookings • $25.95 for disposal and new container. Fred Meyer 541-269-4033 • 1020 S. 1st Coos Bay • $3.00 to $5.00 for disposal fee and $5.00 to $10.00 for new container. Lower Umpqua Hospital • 541-271-2171 • 600 Ranch Rd. Reedsport • No program. North Bend Sanitation  (Les’ Sanitary Service) 541-756-5211 • 3432 Cedar St. North Bend • $10.00 for disposal and $15.00 for a 2 gallon new container. Semperts Rexall Drug Store 541-572-5010 • 735 Spruce St. Myrtle Point • Free disposal, may buy a container. Southern Coos Hospital 541-347-2426 • 900 11th St. SE Bandon •$5.00 disposal fee and receive a new container

Saturday Market in Brookings: Hand crafted items, produce, beer, live entertainment and food is now at the boardwalk at the Port of Brookings Harbor on Saturdays from 10am-4pm, starting June 2nd through October 13th (except during festivals). For more info go online to www.chetcobrew.com/saturday-market-at-the-port or check search for ‘Saturday Market at the Port of Brookings Harbor’ on Facebook.

Volunteer to Help Families: South Coast Family Harbor needs your help! We are in need of volunteers for our program. If you like to work with children we have a place for you.  We can also use help with answering phones, fund raising, washing donations and sorting them. We also need Board Members. If you can’t volunteer maybe you can help with a donation to the baby closet.  We are in need of diapers and pull ups size 4-6  and wipes.  We take gently used items so if you are looking for a place to donate your items we would love to have them. We take just about anything that a baby or child under 5 might use. Call 541-982-3090 or visit the website at www.southcoastfamilyharbor.org.


Exercise • Outdoor Recreation

Arm Chair Yoga Class: Mondays, 10am-11am at the Holly Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 Sixteenth Street, North Bend. You don’t have to be a member of the church to attend. 541-756-0633.

Body Awareness Class: by Kim Lieurance. Mondays and Thursdays at 10am-11am. 541-756-1038. Gentle exercises focusing on breath, balance and posture. Community Health & Education Center (CHEC), 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.

Chair Yoga Classes: Thursdays, 10am-11am at Evergreen Court Exercise Room: 451 O’Connell, North Bend. 541-756-4466.

Chair & Mat Yoga by Dorothy Tharsing: Please note there is no classes on third week. “Love offering” or donations accepted. Sundays at Oceanway Center in Gold Beach: 1:30pm Mat, 3pm Chair. Mondays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10am Chair, 11am Mat. Tuesdays  at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Wednesday at Unity of Bandon: 8:30am Mat, 9:45 Chair. Thursdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Thursdays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10:30am Chair, 11:30 Mat.  Contact: d.tharsing@gmail.com

Circles in the Sand: Circles in the Sand is dedicated to the path of the labyrinth as a means of meditation, transformation and healing. Face Rock viewpoint, Bandon. Draw starts about 2 hours before walk time. Dates and walk times listed on line at www.circlesinthesand.us/Calendar.html

Line Dancing Lessons: Mondays 9am-10am, Free, North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Ln, 541-756-7622.

Out Our Back Door: Explore the great outdoors on the South Coast. Featured weekly in the South Coast Shopper by Author Tom Baake. Look for this week’s article here.

South Coast Striders:  June 16, 10am Eel Lake--Meet at Day Use Area in Lakeside. June 30, 7:30am Kentucky Falls--Meet at Dunes Information Ctr in Reedsport. July 8, 10am Blacklock Point/Floras Lake --Meet at Boice-Cope County Park in Langlois. Visit website for details on length of walk & preparation info. www.coostrails.com.

Tai Chi for Better Balance:  A 12-week class available in Coos Bay, North Bend, Lakeside, Coquille, Bandon, Myrtle Point, Powers & Gold Beach. For more information & registration call Melissa,1-850-207-1469.


Education • Classes Workshops

Alzheimer’s Education Program: Thursday July 5, 2018 10:30am-11:30am. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts.  This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Lower Umpqua Senior Center, 460 Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Please register by calling 1-800-272-3900 

Caregiver Classes: Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help unpaid caregivers take care of themselves while caring for an older relative or friend. Free six-week series, 90 minutes long. Afternoon or evening classes available. Registration is required. Contact Char 541-297-9256 or ckluther@hotmail.com.

Chronic Pain Solutions: Learn proven methods of pain relief other than pain pills. Register online @ www.bayareahospital.org/Calendar_events.aspx

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children: Identify, minimize opportunity, recognize the signs, and react responsibly to suspicions of child sexual abuse. Training is recommended for anyone who has, works with, or knows children. Training not  recommended for anyone under 16 years of age. Space is limited and registration is required, call 541-269-4196.

Didgeridoo Club For Better Breathing: Every 2nd Thursday of the  month. 4-4:30pm. FREE classes and practice that strengthens breathing ability, and lessens snoring and sleep apnea. 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. 541-267-5221.

Stop Tobacco: Instruction & support can help you quit for good. Free four-class series.  Call WOAH Customer Service 541-269-7400 for more info.

Train Your Brain: Do you suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, stress, or depression? Learn cognitive behavioral techniques and the “mindfulness” approach. 1st four Tuesdays, every other month: Jan, May and Sept, 2-4 pm; March, July and Nov, 6-8pm. Space is limited, Register online @ www.bayareahospital.org. 541-269-8076.


Parenting

MOMS Program: Learn all the basics of becoming a mother. Labor Education, Breastfeeding, Infant Safety/CPR, and Newborn Care Basics. Bay Area Hospital. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org. 541-269-8258.


Screening

Blood Pressure Screening: Thursdays 9am-11:30am. Free. Bay Area Hospital, 1st floor new lobby.

Blood Pressure Clinics in Reedsport: Contact Sylvia 541-271-2119.

Diabetes Screening: Every 4th Thursday 9am-10am. 6–8 hour fasting required including no coffee or tea, or 2 hours after the start of breakfast. 541-269-8076.


Support Groups

Al-Anon & Alateen: Al-Anon is a support group for friends and families of problem drinkers. Fridays at 7:30-8:30pm at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.

Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Education & Support Group: Caregivers only. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm. Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-290-7508.

Anxiety & Depression Support Group: Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay. 541-888-3202.

Better Breathers Club - Florence: This group meets monthly to provide support, education, and socialization to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or other chronic lung disease and to their family members and caregivers. For more info call 541-902-6300 ext. 5635

Cancer Treatment Support Group: For those who have, or have had cancer & those who care for them. Mondays, 9-11am, Counseling & Bereavement Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. 541-269-2986.

Compassionate Friends Support Group: For family and friends grieving the death of a child. 1st Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm. Contact Pam at 541-266-0282. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: 4th Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8pm, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave. 541-294-3690.

National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Family To Family Support Group: NAMI* is offering a free 12-week program on living with mental illness. Call 541-888-3202 to register, class size is limited. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay/Empire.

Parkinson’s Support Group: 2nd Mondays of the month, 2-3pm at Baycrest Village, 3959 Sheridan Ave., North Bend. 1-850-207-1469.

Bandon Grief Support Group: 2nd and 4th Mondays from 10:30am-12pm. Groups are held at the Southern Coos Hospital Conference Room. Contact Michelle at 541-269-2986.

Coquille Grief Support Group: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3pm. Groups are held at the St. James Episcopal Church, 210 E 3rd St. Coquille. Contact John at 541-269-2986.

Reedsport Grief Support Group: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10:30am-12pm. Groups are held at the Family Resource Center, 5 St. Johns Way, Reedsport. Call 541-269-2986 to pre-register.

Stroke Support Group: Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:30-4pm. Patients, family & friends welcome. 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. 541-297-5221.

S.O.S. Survivors Of Suicide - Grief Support Group: For those who have lost a loved one due to suicide. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:45pm. Contact Mia at 541-269-2986. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.

S.O.U.L Sudden Or Unexpected Loss: Grief Support Group. 1st and 3rd Thursdays 3pm-4:30pm. Contact Toni at 541-269-2986. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.

Suicide Help Line - Help is Available: If you or a friend are struggling with depression, feeling hopeless, or having thoughts of harming yourself please reach out to those around you and ask for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Coos Health & Wellness Crisis Line are available 24/7 for free, confidential support for people in distress; call: Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 • Crisis Line 541-751-2550

Thursday Night Grief Support Group: 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm. Contact Michelle at 541-269-2986. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.

Trauma Recovery Support Group (TREM) TREM stands for Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model and is a trauma-education support group focused on overcoming the effects of physical, emotional, and/or sexual trauma that clients have experienced in their lives. Classes include questions and exercises designed to help clients build skills for healthy relationships in all aspects of their lives. All course content, records of those attending, etc. is 100% confidential. TREM is a 24 week support group. Clients can join the current group schedule up to week 4, if they are joining after week 4 they will need to wait for the next available group. TREM currently offers the following Weekly times Available Until May 16, 2018: Tuesday Morning: 10:00-11:00am; Wednesday Afternoon: 1:-00-2:00pm; Thursday Evening: 5:30-6:30pm.
TREM is offered to all clients free of charge. If you have questions about the curriculum or any other concerns please contact one of the support group facilitators listed below: 
Amber Van Meel—Court Advocate, 541-888-1048 ext. 105; amber@stopabusecoos.org
Rachael Espy—Executive Director, 541-888-1048 ext. 104; respy@stopabusecoos.org
Stephanie Reyes—Sexual Assault Advocate, 541-888-1048 ext. 102; stephanie@stopabusecoos.org
For more detailed information on support group schedule, times, etc. Please contact our agency at 541-756-7000.


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