Coast Community Health Center is proud to support National Health Center Week, August 9 through 15, 2015, with free public health and nutrition events in Bandon and Port Orford.

Get tips on healthy, budget-friendly meals and snacks for youngsters, adults and seniors. Experts from Oregon State University Extension Coos and Curry offices will share recipes and tasty food samples. Meet your Coast Community Health Center outreach workers, and feel free to ask questions about wellness resources in our area.

National Health Center Week is a celebration of community health center success in expanding access to quality and affordable primary and preventive health care services nationwide. The event is organized by the National Association of Community Health Centers, celebrating 50 years in 2015.

Contact Coast Community Health Center for more information, on the web at In Bandon, call 541-347-2529; in Port Orford, call 541-332-1114.

Here’s what’s happening in your neighborhood.


In Bandon


Monday, August 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ray’s Food Place, 66 Michigan Avenue, Bandon

Allison Harris, SNAP Educator Coos County OSU Extension

Healthy Snacks for kids, recipes and tasty samples


Wednesday, August 12, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Price N’ Pride, 65 10th St SE, Bandon

Stephanie Polizzi, Nutritionist Coos County OSU Extension

Seniors and Nutrition, the link between poor nutrition and illness


In Port Orford


Tuesday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Coast Community Health Outreach Office, 1320 Oregon St. Suite D, Port Orford

Tracy Wallace, Curry County Extension Office

Healthy Meals on a Budget, free recipes


Wednesday, August 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Port of Port Orford office, 300 Dock Rd.

Coast Community Health Center health team

Low cost/no cost TDAP vaccines; health insurance enrollment information for Port of Port Orford fishing community

photo outreach workers

Coast Community Health Center outreach workers Monica Alexander, Ginger Pearson, and Helen Thompson.

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