Health and Wellness

Our Community: A Hospital in Brookings, Part 2

Catherine Wiley

Could we actually have a hospital here in Brookings? And what would need to happen to make that dream a reality?

In this edition of Our Community, host Candice Michel discusses with Catherine Wiley the results of the public forum hosted by the South Curry Health Care Alliance at Southwestern Oregon Community College on August 17, 2017 about a proposed satellite hospital for Brookings-Harbor.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Our Community: A Hospital in Brookings with Catherine Wiley

Catherine Wiley

Catherine Wiley believes healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and has spent her entire adult life championing healthcare for the under-served and underprivileged populations.

Since moving to our area almost 20 years ago, she continues to advocate for good healthcare for our rural communities. Could we actually have a hospital here in Brookings? And what would need to happen to make that dream a reality?

In this edition of Our Community join your host Candice Michel as she chats with the one person who might have the answers.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Chetco Activity Center – Your Gathering Place: Tai Chi for Everyone with Tom Argyle

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In this episode of Chetco Activity Center, Your Gathering Place, host Scott Clapson meets with local Tai Chi instructor Tom Argyle to talk about the Chetco Activity Center, his love of Tai Chi, and the positive impacts both have had on his life.

Tom began his journey with Tai Chi by taking classes at the Chetco Activity Center, and now regularly leads the classes along with three other instructors. Tom came from a background in martial arts and uses Tai Chi to improve mobility and maintain his joint health. Tai Chi provides a low-impact, strengthening workout, which can improve the balance and posture, and is open to people of all ages and ranges of mobility.

Tom and Scott also spend time discussing the many options the Chetco Activity Center gives members to have fun and keep active, including pickle ball and a new yoga class. These classes are free to all Activity Center members!

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson; Sound Editor: Peter Schreiber; Writer and Copy Editor: Katlyn Temple


The information provided here is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health care professional before changing your healthcare treatment, diet, or lifestyle.


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Perspectives in Healthcare: Blue Zones Project Oregon

In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Jordan Carr and Aaron Patnode of Blue Zones Project Oregon sit down with Scott Clapson to talk about their organization and what it means to our community.

Brookings-Harbor Aerial Photo

Brookings-Harbor, Oregon

Jordan helped his home community back in Iowa become a Blue Zone before he moved to Oregon to become a full-time Blue Zone advocate. He describes Blue Zones as getting back to basics. The Blue Zones project meets communities where they are and helps them expand the things that they are already doing right. They work with communities, focusing on small, easy ways to improve the health of community members.

Jordan, Aaron, and Scott discuss the importance of being connected to one another and how the theme of connectivity permeates the Blue Zones Project.

The Chetco Public Library large meeting room was full to capacity with 80 people in attendance on the night Jordan and Aaron talked about Blue Zones Project Oregon in a open meeting for community members. The Brookings Harbor Blue Zone Exploratory Coalition thanks Jordan and Aaron for a great evening.

You can learn more at https://oregon.bluezonesproject.com.

Take the Blue Zones pledge at https://oregon.bluezonesproject.com/pledge.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Perspectives in Healthcare: Blue Zone Exploratory Coalition

Volunteer Social Blue Zone Exploratory Coalition

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In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Community Organizer Scott Clapson shares with our listeners information about the Brookings-Harbor Blue Zones Exploratory Coalition.

The Blue Zones Project Oregon is a community-wide wellbeing improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for Oregonians. The Blue Zone Exploratory Coalition is expanding everyday with community members who are interested in spreading the word and creating a common language around Blue Zones. The goal is for Brookings-Harbor to become a Blue Zones Project Oregon Demonstration Community.

Here is a video link explaining more about Blue Zones Project Oregon: https://youtu.be/0V4uooM4lBQ.

Take the Blue Zone Pledge at oregon.bluezonesproject.com/pledge.

Two important Brookings-Harbor Blue Zones Exploratory Coalition meetings will take place during the week of July 24, 2016.

Blue Zone Project

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The first meeting is an excellent opportunity to find out more about the Brookings-Harbor Blue Zones Exploratory Coalition and to get involved in this important initiative. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 26, at 6:00 PM in the Chetco Public Library Large Meeting Room.

The second meeting is an opportunity to meet Blue Zones Project Oregon leaders Jordan Carr and Aaron Patnode. This meeting will take place on Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 PM in the Chetco Public Library Large Meeting Room.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to help make Brookings-Harbor a better place to live for everyone in our community.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Perspectives in Healthcare: Blue Zones with Stephanie Polizzi

In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Stephanie Polizzi of Oregon State University Extension sits down with Scott Clapson to talk about the Blue Zones Project Oregon and the social determinants of health.

Longevity and Health

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Stephanie and Scott discuss the Blue Zones project and how our environment and personal relationship with family, friends, and faith communities can really make a difference in our lives in regard to health and longevity.

Stephanie will deliver a presentation on Blue Zones and Longevity and Health on Wednesday, July 13th, at 6:00 PM at the Chetco Public Library Large Meeting Room. Stephanie teaches a wonderful series of classes at the Chetco Activity Center where she first presented this class to residents of Brookings Harbor.

To register call 541-469-6822.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Perspectives in Healthcare: ACES Interface

In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Kathy Adams and Laura Porter from ACE Interface sit down with Scott Clapson to talk about the ACES Study and the Self-Healing Communities Initiative.

ACES InterfaceThe ACES Study found correlations between early childhood trauma and poor physically health outcomes and shorter life expectancy. Their work helps gather the collective wisdom of the community to create positive social change through the people themselves coming together around common goals.

The Self-Healing Communities Initiative is excited to include Curry County and our people in this important project.

Thank you to AllCare Health and Jackson Care Connect for funding the Self-Healing Communities Initiative.

You can co-host a TED Talk video on ACES for your church, nonprofit, volunteer group, or friends and family.

For more information and to get involved, contact Scott Clapson 541-254-1958 or scottclapson@yahoo.com.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Perspectives in Healthcare: Curry Community Health Survey

In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Sara Crowell from Curry Community Health sits down with Scott Clapson to talk about the Community Health Survey. Sara shares about the importance of this healthcare survey and how we have the chance to impact services and healthcare systems by filing out this survey.

Curry Community HealthSara and Scott also talk about the social determinants of health: where we live, work, and play matters.

During the month of June Curry Community Health is asking residents of our county to fill out the Community Health Survey on-line at the link provided below*, or pick a paper copy up at Curry Community Health in Gold Beach, the Co-op in Port Orford, or the Chetco Activity Center in Brookings.

Then attend one of the following meetings to find out the results of the Community Health Survey.

* Fill out the Community Health Survey on-line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curryhealthassessment2016.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Perspectives in Healthcare: Sharing the Wisdom of Healthy Aging Communities

In this episode of Perspectives in Healthcare, Nanaymie Godfrey of Coos Health and Wellness, sits down with Scott Clapson to talk about sharing the wisdom of healthy aging communities and the Blue Zones Project. Nanaymie discusses with Scott  ways we can positively share the wisdom of the elders in our community. The largest aspects of this wisdom sharing are listening, participating, and engaging with each other in our communities.

Nanaymie Godfrey

Nanaymie Godfrey

Community members have a right to speak up about the needs in their area and what works well in one place maybe need to adapted to fit the needs of another community. We need to find what we have in common and come together in a unified voice. The people who have been most disenfranchised often have the most creative solutions. We need to be looking outside the current systems or we are going to replicate more of the same.

Seeing the glass as half full and the opportunities for positive change is the key to resiliency. We can transform our systems of care by people caring for people.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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Chetco Activity Center – Your Gathering Place: Morning Tai Chi Class at the Chetco Activity Center

In this episode of the Chetco Activity Center, Your Gathering Place, Donna Rodoni shares with Scott Clapson about the Tai Chi class she volunteers to lead at the Chetco Activity Center.

Chetco Activity Center

Chetco Activity Center

Donna talks with Scott about how she discovered Tai Chi and her own practice of 18 years. Donna and Scott discuss the connections that are made in the Tai Chi class with other people and how Tai Chi can make you a nicer, happier person.

Volunteering at the Chetco Activity Center has helped Donna connect with the Brookings Harbor Community.

Donna’s Tai Chi class meets Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30 AM at the Chetco Activity Center. There are two other Tai Chi classes offered at the Chetco Activity Center: Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 AM; and an new class, added since this program was recorded, on Friday afternoons at 1:00 PM.

The Chetco Activity Center is located at 550 Chetco Lane (behind Subway) in Brookings. For more information or a schedule of weekly and upcoming events, call 541-469-6822 or visit their web site at ChectoAC.org.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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