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National Health Center Week – August 12-18, 2018

National Health Center Week (August 12th- 18th) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. SVHC organized a week of activities and giveaways including a bike raffle where we awarded two lucky children with new bicycles. On the last day of Health Center Week we welcomed the community for a spaghetti dinner, which was a great success. Thank you to everyone who joined us throughout the week!

Ossipee Valley Fair Parade – July 13, 2018

It is an annual tradition that the health center creates a float for the Ossipee Valley Fair parade. This year’s theme was 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! We handed out goody bags as we walked along the route from Neal & York Funeral Home in Porter, all the way to the fair and throughout it. We had a blast!

Opioid Community Presentation “Hope for Families: Seeking Support in all the Right Places” – May 31, 2018

The health center held a presentation for the community that followed up on the opioid discussion that took place in October 2016 at SVHS. There was an expert panel of individuals which included Dr. Mark Publicker who is an addiction medicine specialist, Maine State Trooper Brian Hink, and several community members who have personally dealt with addiction throughout their own lives or the lives of their children. This was a well attended event that offered insight, education and resources around this controversial topic.

Red Cross Blood Drive – May 21, 2018

The health center sponsored the first of two blood drives that will take place this year, along with the Riverside United Methodist Church. There were many members of the community who came to donate. We were able to collect 15 pints of blood for the American Red Cross, which will be used to save 45 lives around the United States.

The Local Gear – Healthy Community Resources Event – April 28, 2018

SVHC was pleased to be a part of this event at the The Local Gear on Main Street in Cornish. We are always excited when we have the opportunity to remind the community of the many services and resources the health center has to offer. We also started to advertise for our 5th Annual 5k Run/Walk this year and offered an early bird special for anyone who registered at this event.

Annual Coloring Contest 2018

Every year in the spring, the Community Outreach and Marketing Committee holds a coloring contest for children within the community who are in kindergarten through third grade.

On Friday, April 27th there was an assembly at the Sacopee Valley Elementary School where the children whose drawings were chosen were surprised with the announcement that they won, and presented with their framed picture and a bag filled with prizes to encourage healthy activities at home.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – March 2018

On Friday, March 9th we were joined by Anne Graham with the American Cancer Society who sat in our lobby to discuss the importance of Colorectal Cancer screening and answer questions about getting screened. The staff of SVHC supported Colorectal Cancer Awareness by wearing blue on this day. Screening Saves Lives! You can follow the cause at #80by2018 #CRCcoast2coast


Red Cross Blood Drive – November 28, 2017

On Tuesday night the health center sponsored a blood drive along with the Riverside United Methodist Church. There were many members of the community who came to donate. We were able to collect 16 pints of blood for the American Red Cross, which will be used to save lives all over the United States.

Thanksgiving Dinner – November 23, 2017

On Thanksgiving day a few dedicated staff of the health center cooked and served a free feast for members of our community. There were many smiling faces and full stomachs at SVHC on Thursday.

Alzheimer’s Community Presentation – November 8, 2017

A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter held an informational workshop on Alzheimer’s disease at SVHC called “Know the 10 Signs Early Detection Matters.” We had a great discussion around this very important topic.

Halloween Party – October 29, 2017

This is an annual event that SVHC coordinates with the Riverside Methodist Church here in Porter. Unfortunately the weather prevented us from having the parade this year but the party was enjoyed by all!

Scarecrows on Parade – October 21, 2017

SVHC is encouraging families to venture outside, enjoy the fresh air, get some physical activity and have some fun!