Senior Center Hosts Forum on Services for Veterans & Spouses

The Economic and Security committee at the Anacortes Senior Center is hosting a panel of speakers on veterans programs on ThursdayNovember 21 at 2:30.

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Randi Bowman a Veterans representative from Worksource, Vernon Hunter, a Veterans service case manager, Nathan Sutton from the HUD Vash program and or Bill Adamek, a local Veterans Employment representative will attend.

This meeting is being advertised for veterans, spouses, and interested individuals to learn of priority access to services to help find a job, launch a new career and to learn about the housing voucher program.

Island Hospital Update 8 Oct 19

Island Hospital offers free clinical breast exams

Clinical breast exams will be offered at a free screening on Tues., Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Merle Cancer Care Center at Island Hospital, Medical Arts Pavilion 1015 25th St., Anacortes.

This screening is provided by Sharon Brown, AGPCNP-BC of Fidalgo Medical Associates. Appointments are required, 360-299-4204

Anacortes Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues

A note from Kirk Kennedy & Sylvia Cooper:

Exciting news for people with disabilities in Anacortes, their family & friends and those serving this community. 

Please consider attending this information meeting of Anacortes’ newly forming ACAC committee, whose mission is, “To improve the quality of life for residents and visitors with disabilities by eliminating or modifying barriers burdening them.”  To be effective, our ACAC needs input from people with a wide range of disabilities and those who support people with disabilities (spouses, caregivers, professionals, etc.).    Click here to visit ACAC webpage on City’s site.

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Cheques to the Motel Voucher Program

Please send all checks for the Motel Voucher Program directly to the Anacortes Family Center [1011 27th St, Anacortes WA 98221] with the annotation, “Motel Voucher Program’).

The Anacortes Family Center has been very successful in taking on the role as the clearing house for motel voucher requests to the community, and now that the program is so well-established,  the Anacortes Community Health Council no longer needs to be the clearing house for receiving funds this program.

Thanks to all the churches and others who have helped make the consolidated motel voucher program a great success. No other city in Skagit County (nor Whatcom County, to my knowledge) has a program like this,  and the Health Council takes great pride in its role in helping ensure that we, as a community, can provide the most assistance to the most needy in the most efficient way.

And thanks to the staff at the Anacortes Family Center for receiving all the calls from those seeking assistance and for their oversight of the program. As we all know, helping someone who is in a time of crisis is often a time-consuming but rewarding effort, and we thank the Family Center for the long hours they contribute to the program.