Health

Zentangle® Basics Classes taught at Resurrect Art Coffee House on August 1st!

Resurrect Art Coffee House will be hosting two Zentangle® Classes on August 1st. What is Zentangle®? Zentangle® is a mindful and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike. Often referred to as ‘Yoga for the brain’, Zentangle® is taught one stroke at a time and anyone can learn this unique drawing method. Spend 2 relaxing hours learning how to draw […]

July 28, 2015 ·

The Myth of Herbicide Safety in Alaska: How Herbicides Threaten the Health of Fish, Wildlife and People

Statewide teleconference 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Many people believe that if the EPA has approved a particular herbicide then it must be “safe.” Unfortunately, this is far from true. Join this free statewide teleconference for an update on herbicide spraying issues in Alaska and a discussion of the environmental impacts and health effects of herbicides. […]

July 27, 2015 ·
Volunteer home hospice moving forward

Volunteer home hospice moving forward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – People with a terminal illness shouldn’t have to leave their own home, community, family, friends and pets in order to receive quality hospice care. Their loved ones shouldn’t have to struggle to care for them entirely on their own. That’s the feeling of many in the community who would like to change that. Unfortunately, […]

July 7, 2015 ·
New Crisis Line Number for the Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Program in Seward

New Crisis Line Number for the Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Program in Seward

As part of our efforts to grow and expand the domestic violence / sexual assault program in Seward, we have implemented a new crisis line specifically for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and survivors. This crisis line is available 24 hours a day to those in need of assistance, support or in a crisis situation.  IF YOU ARE IN […]

July 7, 2015 ·
Council reconsiders federal application for health facility

Council reconsiders federal application for health facility

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News- Seward City Council agreed Tuesday, June 30th in a special work-session, to take more time and careful deliberation when considering the needs of the year-old, rapidly growing Seward Community Health Clinic and increasingly cramped hospital, which Providence Alaska manages on the city’s behalf. They were meeting to discuss whether to move forward with a […]

July 2, 2015 ·
17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run to be held August 1

  The Alaska SeaLife Center is hosting its 17th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run/Walk on Saturday, August 1. This fundraiser supports the rescue and rehabilitation mission of the Center’s Wildlife Response Program. The race route follows a generally flat course along the scenic Seward waterfront.  Pre-register at www.alaskasealife.org  Race Day Schedule Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 am. Walkers start […]

June 30, 2015 ·
Lack of quorum cancels important council worksession

Lack of quorum cancels important council worksession

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – What was to have been an important Seward City Council work session to explore in depth the pros and cons of expanding the Providence Seward Medical Center and Seward Community Health Center building Thursday afternoon, was cancelled after attendees discovered that they couldn’t get a quorum of council members to attend. It was a […]

June 19, 2015 ·
Aurora Charters can continue under the Hughes family ownership for another 13, plus 33, plus 33 years. Heidi Zemach photo.

Council approves another lease extension and will extend electric to SMIC

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council last night awarded a liquor license to The Cookery, a new downtown eating establishment that offers fresh Alaskan oysters and small portions of  “hand-crafted” food prepared by award-winning chef Kevin Lane and his wife Stacy. Council also approved a city lease extension of 13 years on the lot upon which […]

June 10, 2015 ·
Volunteer Hospice Holds Informational Meeting

Volunteer Hospice Holds Informational Meeting

June 3, 2015 ·

Information for upcoming Council Work Session on June 18

From the Seward City Clerk – The Seward City Council will have a work session with city administration and the Seward Community Health Center to discuss questions submitted by the SCHC regarding a capital grant and potential hospital project.  This information can be found on the city’s main webpage, or by clicking the link below. http://www.cityofseward.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=236 The work session will […]

May 28, 2015 ·
Council’s say on community health clinic expansion to be affirmed

Council’s say on community health clinic expansion to be affirmed

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Seward City Council is likely to easily pass a resolution at tonight’s (Tuesday, May 26th) meeting affirming that it must authorize an application by the Seward Community Health Center for a $1 million federal infrastructure improvement grant. That’s important legal protection for the city, giving the council the ability to opt-out of plans to […]

May 26, 2015 ·
Extra dose of fruits and veggies lowers students’ cholesterol

Extra dose of fruits and veggies lowers students’ cholesterol

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Forty Seward Middle School students have been making themselves healthy smoothies at school every day for the past three months. They’re chock-filled with fresh fruits and vegetables that the students choose to include such as bananas, pears, strawberries, kiwis, pineapples, pears, walnuts, seeds, chia, hemp, spinach, kale, mixed with coconut water and silk or […]

May 18, 2015 ·
Take the Survey ONLINE and enter into a raffle for prizes!

Take the Survey ONLINE and enter into a raffle for prizes!

Please take the Seward Community Health Needs Assessment Survey! When you’ve completed the survey, forward this to your family and friends in the Seward to Moose Pass area. This survey is conducted every three years and the information has been used by many local organizations to address health and wellness needs in the community.

May 14, 2015 ·

A Message from Allen Sagoonick

Former Seward Resident Allen Sagoonick wanted SCN to post this.  Their youngest child Thomas was diagnosed with leukemia.  More information can be found here: http://anchoragepress.com/news/long-road-healing

May 1, 2015 ·

Community Health Fair This Saturday May 2nd from 8 am – 2 pm at AVTEC Gym

The Seward Health Fair will be on Saturday, May 2nd , 2015 at the AVTEC gym from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The AVTEC gym is located at 519 4th Ave. Seward, AK. Click Here for the Flyer

May 1, 2015 ·
SeaLife Summer Festival

SeaLife Summer Festival

Join the Alaska SeaLife Center for the first ever SeaLife Summer Festival and Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration! The Center will be hosting daytime activities on the ASLC plaza and adjoining property, featuring free live music and arts and crafts vendors. Our ticketed fundraising event starts at 6:30 pm with a Sustainable Seafood Appetizer Showdown, exclusive access to the new exhibit, meet-and-greet […]

April 23, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·

Opinion: Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense For Alaska

By Mike Navarre, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor – Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense For Alaska Why does it make sense to take on Medicaid expansion in these times of fiscal challenges and diminished budgets?  Aren’t we supposed to be tightening our belts right about now, boring new holes for the buckle so we can draw them even tighter in years to […]

April 10, 2015 ·
Therapeutic & Adaptive Recreation Conference May 15 & 16

Therapeutic & Adaptive Recreation Conference May 15 & 16

April 10, 2015 ·
CHC/Providence Seward hospital expansion considered

CHC/Providence Seward hospital expansion considered

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- A divided Seward City Council held a detailed work session to weigh the risks and benefits of proceeding with a $1 million application for federal funding toward the creation of an $8.5 million expansion of the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center/Seward Community Health Clinic building. A resolution to proceed with the application will be […]

April 8, 2015 ·
Seward Community Health Fair

Seward Community Health Fair

Seward Community Health Fair- The Seward Health Fair will be on Saturday, May 2nd , 2015 at the AVTEC gym from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The AVTEC gym is located at 519 4th Ave. Seward, AK. If you are interested in having a health and wellness education exhibit or safety exhibit (no solicitors) please call Alaska Health Fair Inc. at […]

April 6, 2015 ·
Pet First Aid Classes this Month

Pet First Aid Classes this Month

SOS Pets is hosting two Pet First Aid Classes this month.  Learn how to safely deal with some of the accidents and illnesses your dog or cat may encounter. Tuesday, April 21 OR Wednesday, April 29th 6:00—7:30 pm at the Seward Library Community Room $10 donation per person For ages 12 years and up. Please, do not bring your pets to […]

April 4, 2015 ·
Choose Respect 2015 March heads down 4th Avenue Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

“Choose Respect” and domestic violence march on

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Participants listened to a speech, bowed their heads in tribute to poem “Remember My Name,” by Kimberly A. Collins, and then marched down the middle of 4th Avenue to draw attention to domestic violence and sexual abuse Saturday afternoon. They included a state trooper, clergy, Spring Creek prison employees and superintendent, SeaView Community Services staff […]

March 31, 2015 ·
Alaska House Hears Testimony on Medicaid

Alaska House Hears Testimony on Medicaid

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — The Alaska House of Representatives Health and Social Services Committee listened to almost three hours of statewide public testimony on House Bill 148, Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal related to expanding Medicaid health insurance coverage in Alaska. One Sewardite testified in favor at the Seward Legislative Information Office. Over three dozen persons statewide testified. Five […]

March 30, 2015 ·
Meet the clinic’s two new physicians

Meet the clinic’s two new physicians

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Seward Community Health Center has finally hired two permanent physicians, and they’ve been on the job for a few weeks seeing patients. With a statewide, and nationwide shortage of primary care physicians, and tens of thousands of openings, Providence Seward Medical & Care Center SCHC executive director Patrick Linton feels “very blessed” to have […]

March 29, 2015 ·

Testify on Medicaid Expansion on March 28

From the Seward Legislative Information Office – Testify on Medicaid Expansion on March 28   Saturday, March 28; 3 to 6 pm, The House Health and Social Services Committee will be taking public testimony on the Governor’s Medicaid Expansion Bill HB 148.      The Seward Legislative Information Office will be open to accommodate you. Three ways to make your thoughts known: 1) […]

March 27, 2015 ·