We make many friends throughout our lifetime. While some stick with us through thick and thin, others are in our life just for a season. Whatever the reason, friends come and go over the years. Sometimes friends are found in unexpected places; do yourself a favor and remember some of your best pals: your feet! They carry you when you are tired, they have taken you on adventures, and if cared for properly — can take you on many more.
Supporting the health and wellness of Elders is important to Southcentral Foundation. To ensure there are many opportunities available to Elders, each clinic does their part in providing services that focus on Elder fitness and wellness. One example is the Elder activities offered in Wasilla and Sutton that focus on fitness and overall health.
Wasilla is one of the fastest growing communities in Alaska. Along with that growth comes an increasing need for medical services. To help address this fact Southcentral Foundation built the Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center which has been providing services to the area’s Alaska Native community since 2012.
Southcentral Foundation welcomed many distinguished guests as the summer drew to a close, ranging from grantmakers, to a federal commissioner, and the nation’s top doctor.
In August, SCF, Knik, and Chikaloon, which is the Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center Joint Operating Board, welcomed a new audiologist to its team of providers and to Alaska.
Ashley Schroeder is a health educator at Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center. Women’s health is a passion for her and a subject close to her heart.
Commissioned Corps officer Kim Pitts was a SCF dental hygienist from 2005 until she passed away from a pulmonary embolism in January 2006. During her short time at SCF Dental, Kim became interested in the SCF Elder Program food drive, which collects food donations from employees across the organization and distributes to Elders during the Thanksgiving holiday.