Healthy Family Show


April 6th, 11am-4pm
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Where Healthy Habits Collide with Style

Bring the family to enjoy a free day learning about what is new for keeping your family healthy. This one day event is an opportunity for families to check out hot trends, health information and learn about camps, classes and services! Families can also enter their child in the  Cutest Child Contest.  Plus the first 250 families who attend receive a FREE gift bag.

Interested in entering the (fun and not serious)  Cutest Child Contest and having your cute child walk the cat walk? Register at the welcome table the day of the event at noon.  This is a low-key and fun contest! Winners photo’s will be featured in on social media for ShowCase Magazine.

For further information contact info@showcasemedialive.com

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Cascade School

Caring for families impacted by age or illness

It can be hard to see our parents struggle as they get older. It can be difficult to take the time to be there for their needs. This is why a home care agency, such as Synergy HomeCare, has become an essential part of daily lives for many seniors.

When their own home is made into a safe place, the seniors themselves can be in charge. They believe their opinion is heard and their preferences are recognized. There is an easier transition to accepting and understanding why in-home care is the best option for them. They need to feel and agree that they need a little support, but they are “the boss.”

When it’s time for this topic to be addressed with your parents, it’s important to remember that first, you may need to plant the idea or seed and then revisit the topic a number of times. Do not give up. Change takes time to adjust to and is harder for seniors in particular. Follow these three steps:

  1. Decide the care your loved one needs.

Whether the need is for a few hours a week or constant care, it’s important to understand the need and establish this expectation with the individual.

  1. Use a soft approach to bring up the idea.

Gently tell your loved one how this care will enhance their life and that you are their advocate, that you desire their independence. Synergy HomeCare can also provide a safety home assessment to help you and your loved one to better understand their needs for safety devices.

  1. Give it a try.

There are no contracts with Synergy HomeCare, so trying the service and support is a perfectly workable plan. Perhaps your loved one would agree to try home care for a few weeks or a month. To stop service, you simply call the office.

Change can be difficult, so Synergy HomeCare is available to talk if you need help. Call 360-338-0837 to find out about all of the services available, including help with bringing up the subject with your loved one. Synergy HomeCare can give you peace of mind and the tools you need to help your parents. Kate Redmond

 

Summer Synergy: Run/Walk + Yoga

People doing yoga outdoors

Have you been interested in launching your meditation practice, but don’t know quite how to get started? Have you been curious about group meditation? These topics have been on the cover of Newsweek and Time magazines, so come see why they’re trending! Join us for the South Sound’s biggest group mediation in a beautiful outdoor setting.

This is a chance for our own community to come together around peace, compassion and healing in a group setting to positively influence the community in which we live. On a personal level, the practice of mindfulness and meditation helps you manage stress and bring about positive outcomes in your life. Experts in the field of mindfulness and mediation will guide you every step of the way.

Start the morning with coffee from our coffee truck or frozen yogurt drinks from JoeFroyo, and then go for a peaceful walk or run around Waughop Lake. Robyn Beckman, an expert in mindfulness, will lead a trail walk for those interested in “mindfulness in nature.” Those interested in staying at the main stage will experience aerial yoga demonstrations, Buti Yoga, MixxedFit and Zumba.

Then hop on your mat for a 75-minute yoga flow class set to upbeat music and led by Alicia Barrett from Tuladhara Yoga Studio. This is for all levels, so don’t worry if it is your first time or your hundredth.

At this point you will be ready for the relaxing 25 minutes of soul-reviving meditation led by Erin Josse from Source Yoga. Register today—the cost is $20 all-inclusive!

July 15, 8:30am – 12:30pm

Fort Steilacoom Park 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood WA 98499

Register today: http://www.tuladharayoga.com/event/summersynergy/

Schedule:
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Check In, Drop Your Bag & Grab Coffee
Arrive early to sign in, drop your bag. Set up your yoga mat, and head to the  1.5 mile run/walk starting line. Or stay at the main stage for some upbeat MixxedFit and Demos!
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Pre-Run Stretch at the Main Stage
Start with a dynamic warm-up at the main stage led by our enthusiastic run leader Marc Chung.
8:45 AM – 10:00 AM OR Stay at the Main Stage for MixxedFit, as well as other FUN activities to move your body!
1.5 mile run or walk
Start with a dynamic warm-up lead by our run leader.
10:00 AM – 11:15 PM
Yoga:
Hop on your mat for a yoga flow class led by amazing Alicia from Tuladhara Yoga set to upbeat music.
11:15am – 11:45 pm
Meditation:
25 minutes of soul reviving meditation led by professional instructors to teach you the fundamentals of a great meditation practice and to lead you through a guided meditation
11:45 PM – 12:30 PM
Drop Grab Lunch or Chill. Dance at the main stage, get a massage, explore vendors.
Cost for the event is $20 if you register by July 13!
Cost for the event after July 13th is $25

Summer Synergy At Fort Steilacoom Park

Questions contact: Sally Martinez smartinez@cityoflakewood.us

Meet Clarus Eye Centre’s Executive Director

When you meet Marta De La Torre, the new executive director at Clarus Eye Centre, you will be impressed by how genuine, courteous, collected and engaging she is. She says with a smile that she has been interested in health care “since she was almost 2”! The New England native has traveled around the world and now calls Tumwater home.

De La Torre says one of the most interesting positions she has held in her career was as a third-party health care administrator for the government of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Health care in that country, she says, was different because of gender inequality. “A male doctor can only work on males and female doctors only on females,” De La Torre explains. She said they also have different entrances to medical facilities.

Perhaps inspired by that experience, De La Torre, a mother of three and grandmother of eight, is interested in mentoring young women. She thinks it is important to build up all people to foster strong community.

What attracted De La Torre to Clarus Eye were the long-term employees at the location. She says employees of such long tenure provide an unparalleled level of expertise. She was also impressed that the practice is celebrating its 50th anniversary. “There is a lot to celebrate!” she says.

One of De La Torre’s working goals is to offer a tuition program for employees who want to go back to school. She also wants to cultivate an optical training program at the local colleges. She aims to help Clarus engage with schools and continue to build its relationship with families and the community.

“This job comes as a welcome challenge and a responsibility,” says De La Torre. She looks forward to giving back to the community and carrying into the next 50 years the legacy of compassionate service that Clarus Eye Centre has become known for.

Clarus Eye Centre

345 College St SE, Lacey, WA 98503

360.456.3200

claruseye.com

 

Synergy HomeCare: Independence for Aging

Kind one. Smiling senior woman with her home caregiver

“I work with people because I love people and it brings me joy,” says John, a caregiver at Synergy HomeCare.

Synergy HomeCare offers in-home care to help seniors maintain their independence and give their family members peace of mind. Synergy has flexible options such as around-the-clock care for seniors who need it, or just a few hours a week for minor needs.

When a client is first interested in Synergy HomeCare services, an office member greets potential clients and their family members for a free in-home assessment. The staff takes the time to learn about the senior’s routine and individual needs, and analyzes the home to identify potential solutions to make the senior’s life easier.

If the client’s family decides that Synergy HomeCare is the right fit for them, the staff works to match the personality of the client to a caregiver. With a full background check having been done, a Synergy care coordinator introduces the two parties to each other.

Synergy offers more than just nursing care inside the home. As Samantha, a Synergy caregiver, notes, “We are not there just as a certified nursing assistant. We offer cooking, cleaning, companionship, running errands, and taking clients to the doctor. We don’t tell them what to do, as expected in a nursing home. I always ask, ‘How can I help you?’”

Maintaining independence can be very important to seniors, and Synergy wants to help make that possible. Moving into an unfamiliar facility with lots of different caregivers can be overwhelming. Synergy HomeCare offers peace of mind, independence and personal relationships with each client.

For more information or a free home assessment, call the Olympia office of Synergy HomeCare at 360-338-0837.

Katie Redmond

synergyhomecare.com

 

At one-year anniversary, Aurora LASIK

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In June, Rhodes had LASIK eye surgery at Aurora LASIK in Lacey.  “My vision is now 20/15. Even as a teenager my vision was never this good. I can actually see the textures on trees.”

As Aurora LASIK has it’s first anniversary in November, its founder, Dr. Jay Rudd, has been impressed by the results seen by his patients over the past year.

“We were the first LASIK surgery center in Washington to invest in the WaveLight Refractive Suite, and it has paid huge dividends to our patients,” said Rudd. “Over 95% are seeing 20/20 vision or better. And more than half are seeing 20/15 or better.”

Rudd said the outcomes of today’s LASIK exceed what many people enjoy with contact lens correction, without the ongoing costs and inconvenience.  “I’ve performed more than 3,700 LASIK procedures,” notes Rudd. “But I’ve never tired of seeing the excitement in people’s faces when they are able to see so clearly without glasses or contacts. It’s a very rewarding procedure for both me and the patient.”

“The WaveLight Refractive Suite bladeless technology provides the most precise mapping and quickest recovery possible, says Rudd. “The entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes. And most patients are able to return to work the following day, with much clearer vision.”

A fellowship-trained cornea, cataract, and refractive surgeon, Dr. Rudd has performed more than 15,000 vision correction surgeries since 2000. “Because of our experience with vision correction, we feel confident in also backing our LASIK procedure with our signature Lifetime Enhancement Policy. It’s extra peace of mind for our patients.”

Visit AuroraLASIK.com to learn more about LASIK eye surgery.

 

blade-free laser cataract surgery in lacey

 

Cataracts are the leading cause of reversible vision loss in the United States.  Over three million cataract procedures are performed each year in this country.  While the surgery has come a long way, new technologies continue to make the procedure more precise, with even better outcomes.

Until recently, surgeons have been limited to handheld instruments and blades to access the cataract and correct astigmatism.  With the traditional bladed cataract surgery, we are able to improve vision and often help patients see more clearly.  However, less than 50% of patients with traditional surgery see well enough to retire their glasses.

Clarus Eye Centre, announce the arrival of the femtosecond laser designed to enhance an already successful cataract procedure. The Catalys Precision Laser System helps reduce the need for the hand-held instruments.  With unparalleled precision, the laser can create very accurate incisions in the cornea, correcting astigmatism to a degree not seen with hand-held instruments.  In addition, the laser can open the cataract and then pre-soften the lens prior to its removal.  The softening allows for a more gentle removal of the cataract, speeding recovery and enhancing the patient experience and outcomes.

To learn more, please visit: ClarusLaserCataractSurgery.com Rudd

Puget Sound Women’s Show

Puget Sound Women’s Show Goes Red

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Tacoma Mall’s Macy’s Court

Tacoma Mall and ShowCase Magazine and the American Heart Association co-host the Puget Sound Women’s Show. This heart felt event focuses on having fun and loving yourself!

Imagine the bliss evoked while having a free chair massage and hand aroma therapy…ohhhh la la! Discovering cutting edge health knowledge, great wellness and beauty advice and new fashion ideas. The American Heart Association will share a story of heart felt challenge and change.

The first two hundred and fifty ladies to register receive a FREE gift bag and are entered to win an overnight stay and dinner at the award-winning Alderbrook Resort and Spa. The resort was selected as the best resort by Evening Magazine in 2009 and was awarded four crowns by Northstar Media Travel.

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