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12th Annual Samish Diabetes Healthy Heart Conference and Wellness Gathering

by Mitch Markovich | Mar 23, 2018

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The Samish Diabetes Program is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Samish Diabetes Healthy Heart Conference and Wellness Gathering.  This year’s event will take place at the Fidalgo Bay Resort Convention Center in Anacortes on Saturday May 5, 2018.  The focal point of this well attended annual health and wellness gathering is the Samish Diabetes and Healthy Heart Conference.  The theme of this year’s educational program is “Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease.”  This year’s conference hosts a distinguished array of medical professionals.  Acclaimed professor, Dr. Dace Trence, MD, FACE, Department of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition at the University of Washington’s Diabetes Medical Center will be presenting as our keynote speaker on the topic “Know Your Numbers: How to Achieve Targets for a Healthy Lifestyle.”  Kelly Van Horn, RD, CD, CDE, from Swedish Diabetes Education, will follow Dr. Trence with an innovative nutritional approach entitled “Tips and Advice for Making Healthy Food Choices.”  In the afternoon, Kim Arends, RN, BSN who heads up Whidbey Health’s Pulmonary Rehab Program will address fitness with a motivating presentation entitled “The Surprising Benefits of Exercise.”

Free health screenings will be offered.  No fasting or reservations required.  Get your A1C read an reviewed, your blood pressure and cholesterol checked.  Vision, foot and hearing screenings are available as well as bone density screenings for women.  Get a health screening for a chance to win a new pair of Nike walking shoes!  Sign up for a chair or table massage.  Stop by to see this year’s health exhibitors and pick up free samples including free seeds and plant starts to grow you own home garden!

Enter the raffle for a chance to win awesome door prizes including one of ten $50 cash cards and one of four $100 gas gift cards.  Enjoy a complimentary wild salmon catered buffet lunch and take home a free conference tote bag filled with health and wellness products (one per household).     

This annual wellness event is free and open to Samish Tribal Members, their families and friends.  It’s a great opportunity to gather together with the Samish family.  Hope to see you on Saturday May 5th at the Fidalgo Bay Resort Convention Center!

Samish Diabetes Conference and Wellness Gathering

Anacortes, Washington, 98221

Join us on May 4th from 9am to 3pm for the Annual Samish Diabetes Conference and Wellness Gathering. This year's theme is “Keep Your Eyes Healthy: Protect Vision and Prevent Eye Disorders”

Dates: 04 – 04 May, 2019

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Elders Program: Making Giveaways - Trauma Balm Class

Anacortes, WA

We need your help making giveaways for Samish events.

Dates: 09 – 09 May, 2019

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Paddle Workshop Part 4

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle!

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

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Paddle Workshop Part 5

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle!

Dates: 18 – 18 May, 2019

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Youth Rock Climbing

Burlington, WA 98233

Youth ages 8 - 18 are going indoor rock climbing!

Dates: 18 – 18 May, 2019

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Elders Program Health Lecture Series: Medication Management

Anacortes, WA

Concerned about managing medication, not sure of the best options, come to our presentation from the Samish Health Department to learn more.

Dates: 23 – 23 May, 2019

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Samish Youth Trip to Cypress Island: Culture and Land Stewardship

Anacortes, WA

Overnight camping trip to Cypress Island for youth ages 8 - 18. RSVP by May 4.

Dates: 01 – 02 Jun, 2019

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Teaching of Cedar Part 3

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar series, the third of three classes. Please RSVP to save your spot!

Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2019

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Elders Luncheon Planning Meeting

Anacortes, WA

It's our final week of preparations! Samish Elders Program Luncheon planning, organization and set-up will be happening all week.

Dates: 24 – 28 Jun, 2019

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Annual Samish Elders Luncheon

Anacortes, WA

Please RSVP to Katy with a count of Tribal Elders planning to attend. Open to regional Tribes of the Salish Sea.

Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2019

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2nd Annual Samish Film Festival

Anacortes, WA, 98221

Two evenings of films and documentaries focused on native stories.

Dates: 28 – 29 Jun, 2019

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Cultural Boat Trip - June

Anacortes, WA 98221

Join us for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

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June Cultural Day

Anacortes, WA 98221

A day of cultural activities and lunch.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

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Birch Bay Waterslides

Blaine, WA 98230

You are invited for a day of fun at Birch Bay Waterslides!

Dates: 13 – 13 Jul, 2019

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Canoe Journey Landing at Samish

Anacortes, WA

Tribal Canoe Journey lands at Samish!

Dates: 23 – 24 Jul, 2019

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Youth Backpacking

Anacortes, WA, 98221

Youth Backpacking for ages 8 - 18. RSVP by July 8.

Dates: 02 – 04 Aug, 2019

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Cultural Boat Trip - August

Anacortes, WA 98221

Join us for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory.

Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

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Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Cattail

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

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Wild Waves

Federal Way, WA 98003

Join us for day of fun in the water!

Dates: 18 – 18 Aug, 2019

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Camp Samish

Bow, WA, 98232

We will have cultural crafts, language learning, storytelling, and more!

Dates: 22 – 25 Aug, 2019

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