Third Annual Vets and Their Pets Event
Umpqua Community Heath Center (Aviva)
Friday, November 8, 2019 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM) (PST)
Aviva Health is hosting the Third Annual Vets and Their Pets event honoring Douglas County veterans for their service in the armed forces Friday, November 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the health center's Roseburg location, 150 Kenneth Ford Drive near Costco. The day's festivities, supported in part by a generous donation from the Roseburg Walmart, include a free barbecue for veterans and their families, raffle, free haircuts from Angels Dreams Salon for people who have served, and a health information booth staffed by Aviva Health. For dogs in attendance, free grooming is offered by Sutherlin Grooming and Good Dog Bakery will serve up tasty treats for veterans' four-legged friends. For the Love of Paws Veterinary Clinic will also be on hand to provide vaccinations for dogs while supplies last. Additionally, representatives from Blue Zones Project, American Red Cross, NeighborWorks Umpqua, Umpqua Valley Disabilities Network, United Community Action Network, Douglas Public Health Network, Douglas County Employment Department, and Adapt will also join in the festivities to provide information on a variety of resources available throughout Douglas County for veterans and their families. Organizers say last year's celebration was a resounding success and an opportunity for Aviva Health to show its gratitude to individuals who served the country in the armed services. The event is also an important outreach vehicle to introduce veterans to the medical, dental and behavioral health services Aviva Health provides. "Our Vets and Their Pets event is an important outreach vehicle for Aviva Health," says KC Bolton, CEO of Aviva Health. "Not only does it allow us the privilege of honoring members of our community who bravely and selflessly served our country, it gives us the opportunity to introduce the variety of clinical services and programs we offer to a vulnerable population who deserves the very best care." In addition to honoring veterans in the community, it's also the organization's way of recognizing employees who have served. Among its close to 170 staff members, Aviva Health employs many military veterans. More information on the event is available on Aviva Health's Facebook page. ABOUT AVIVA HEALTH Founded in 1992, Aviva Health is an independent, board-governed, not-for-profit organization that cares for the people of Douglas County by providing high-quality, patient-centered, accessible and affordable medical, dental and behavioral healthcare, regardless of their ability to pay. As Douglas County's only Oregon Health Authority recognized Tier 5 Patient-centered Primary Care Home, Aviva Health offers integrated services from seven clinic sites in Roseburg, Myrtle Creek, Sutherlin, Glide and North Douglas County (Drain), including a Teen Health Center located on the campus of Roseburg High School. In 2020, Aviva Health, in partnership with Mercy Medical Center, will launch the Roseburg Family Medicine Residency Program where physicians will train over a three-year period to provide exceptional clinical care to children and adults living in rural locations.
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