Community anniversary extravaganza celebration Saturday

Cascade Comprehensive Care and Cascade Health Alliance will celebrate the company’s 25-year dedication to the Klamath Basin community with an anniversary celebration Saturday, according to a news release.

The 25th Anniversary Extravaganza will feature water slides and other inflatables, games, snacks and giveaways at Veterans Memorial Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. In addition to the fun and games, attendees will get the chance to learn more about Cascade Comprehensive Care (CCC), Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), and other community organizations. This is a free event, open to the public.

Read more at the Herald and News.

The nature of play

An interactive nature play area made of natural elements — rock, wood, and sand — is under construction at Kit Carson Park, located near the Pacific Terrace neighborhood and along Crater Lake Parkway in Klamath Falls.

Plans are to open it to the public Sept. 1.

The 2-acre play area, which broke ground in May, includes a moving log bridge, a saucer-style “zipline,” a rock wall, a more than 5 1/2-feet tall climbing log made up of Sugar Pine salvaged from Northern California; an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible sandbox, stairs, and a spider web-like structure made of rope.

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Cascade Health Alliance partners with KCC

Cascade Health Alliance (CHA) has donated $50,000 to sponsor a workforce training room in Klamath Community College’s new Work Skills Technology Center (WSTC).

CHA sponsored the classroom as part of KCC’s “Completing the Transformation” campaign, to raise $650,000 to purchase equipment for the new WSTC.

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Cascade Health Alliance donates to KLCAS housing project to support homeless families

A $100,000 donation from Cascade Health Alliance to Klamath & Lake Community Action Services could soon help improve homelessness rates in Klamath County.

Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), in honor of the 25th anniversary for its parent company Cascade Comprehensive Care, Inc., made $1.2 million in community donations earlier this year. Those donations included a contribution to the KLCAS housing project.

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Don’t repeal Affordable Care Act

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 22 million more people have health insurance. The replacements that are being discussed in Congress will leave millions of people without affordable, quality health care.

I hope our local U.S. district Rep. Greg Walden, as well as Oregon’s other U.S. legislators, including Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader will only support proposals that would ensure access to the same kind of care that the ACA provides.

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Health care for the masses

As people made their way through Sky Lakes Medical Center’s Living Well Community Health Fair on Saturday, they were eager to sign up for free health screenings, learn about healthy habits and clean eating and stock up on an abundance of healthy giveaways.

Over 2,500 people attended the nineteenth-annual admission free event at the Klamath County Fairgrounds, which catered to people of all ages and ailments, in the hope of creating a healthy community and encouraging people to make better health choices, Sky Lake Public Information Officer Tom Hottman said.

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Sobering station fully funded

Cascade Health Alliance (CHA) made a $250,000 donation this week for the construction of a new sobering station in Klamath Falls. “The primary purpose of a sobering station is to provide individual people with a safe place to sleep off the effects of alcohol. In the absence of a sobering station, such individuals are picked up by law enforcement for public intoxication or end up in the hospital emergency department,” said CHA President and CEO Tayo Akins…

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After a hospital stay: Two health groups partner for home visits

Cascade Health Alliance recently launched a new program to help ensure patients released from the hospital receive necessary follow-up care.

Through the new gap care project, Cascade Health Alliance (CHA) continues its partnership with Oregon Mobile Healthcare (OMH) to offer in-home, follow-up service for people recently discharged from the hospital.

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Klamath Falls Gospel Mission Prepares to Break Ground

The Klamath Falls Gospel Mission is preparing to break ground on the Klamath Works campus.

The new mission will house about 45 men and 16 women. It will be three different buildings off 6th avenue near the viaduct.

The entire project costs about $2.6 million dollars, and so far, the mission has raised about $2.4 million dollars. About 50 percent of those donations have come frmo community members.