Ribbon cutting Wednesday for Bastyr University naturopathic clinic at Edmonds Senior Center

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling and other dignitaries will be attending a ribbon cutting Wednesday for a new Bastyr University Naturopathic Clinic that will be housed at Edmonds Senior Center.

“We are overjoyed that we will have the opportunity to bring natural health services to our seniors,” said Edmonds Senior Center Executive Director Farrell Fleming. “Whether due to health or transportation issues, getting around can sometimes be a challenge for our clients, so to give them this kind of easy accessibility for whatever ails them is extremely helpful.”

According to a Bastyr press release, the new clinic is the latest in a long line of Bastyr University off-site health facilities that cater to under-served communities.  In fact, there are more than a dozen different community care and natural health clinics throughout the greater Seattle area. This one is different, though, since the Edmonds Senior Center is investing $55,000 of its own money over three years to help the program get started. The money will be raised through individual donations and special grants.

“Like all of our off-site clinics, this one will be catered specifically to meet the needs of the patients we serve – in this case, seniors,” said Bastyr University Dean of Naturopathic Medicine Jane Guiltinan, ND. “It is a win-win situation because not only will the seniors get individualized care to help them lead happier and healthier lives in their golden years, but the student practitioners will gain valuable experience in a real-world setting, which will only enhance their training.”

The open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, on the second floor ballroom at Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Parking is available in the senior center lot and at the fishing pier (first parking lot on Railroad Avenue after you turn off Dayton Street.)

For more information on the opening of this new off-site clinic, please contact Edmonds Senior Center Executive Director Farrell Fleming at execdirector@scscedmonds.org or 425.774.555, ext. 103; or Derek Wing, associate director of Bastyr University Media and Public Relations, at media@Bastyr.edu or 425.602.3107.

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