Everyone’s invited to the Coast Community Health Center Open House Saturday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come celebrate at our Bandon health center location at 1010 First Street SE, just off Highway 101. The event is free and open to the public.

Join the Fun

Activities include health center tours, refreshments and live music. The Bandon Chamber of Commerce will present an anniversary ribbon cutting. And, the health center will give away three bikes—sign up for free to win a youth, women’s or men’s bike from South Coast Bicycles.

“We are very excited to have these bicycles to give away, thanks to South Coast Bicycles’ generosity,” said newly elected chairwoman Beth Wood. “Preventative health is so important, and riding a bicycle is a great way to exercise. Please come by to see our great facility and sign up to win a bike.”

2014 Bandon ribbon cutting

2014 Bandon ribbon cutting

Executive Director Linda Maxon began leading operations growth in 2010 when the health center started serving patients as a not-for-profit Rural Health Center. The health center earned a Federally Qualified Health Center grant in 2013 to expand primary care services in South Coos and North Curry counties.

“It’s always rewarding for our team to welcome the community to the center and share what it means to be a federally funded health center,” said Maxon.

New staff members joined the administrative and health team in 2014 and 2015. This summer, the health center opened a Community Health Outreach office in downtown Port Orford, so residents of North Curry County can find year-round health and wellness resources closer to home.

Drop by the Bandon open house to see your local community health center in action. Meet the entire health team, including Dr. Hank Holmes and Family Nurse Practitioners Laura Bye and Debra Guzman, and counselor Richard Standiford, LCSW.

Musical guests Bob Shaffar, Kenny Croes and Rob Hamilton will share their talents at the 2015 open house in Bandon.

Musical guests Bob Shaffar, Kenny Croes and Rob Hamilton will share their talents at the 2015 open house in Bandon.

Our musical guests, Kenny, Bob & Rob, will share folk music with a country flavor. The Bandon-based trio is a well-known addition to the restaurant and community event circuit. Guitarist Kenny Croes has worked in the music and broadcast business and now builds ventriloquist dummies. Bob Shaffar is a lineman for the City of Bandon and member of the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association. Bass player Rob Hamilton is a cabinet maker and community volunteer. He’s thinking of adding percussion to his instrumental repertoire.

Catch a Ride

Catch the free shuttle bus from Port Orford.

Call to reserve your seat: Port Orford 541-332-1114, or Bandon 541-347-2529.

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