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Published: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Bastyr opens naturopathic clinic at Edmonds Senior Center

Natural medicine -- acupuncture, herbal remedies and whole-food nutrition -- is now closer to where seniors need it.
At the senior center.
Bastyr University, based in Kenmore, has opened a new clinic at the Edmonds Senior Center.
This naturopathic clinic is the newest in community care services offered by Bastyr, internationally recognized as the largest university in the country to specialize in natural medicine.
"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."
The clinic opened March 28 and is the newest among the dozen or so satellite health offices in the greater Seattle area that Bastyr has opened to cater to communities that might be underserved.
This clinic has been made possible with help from the Edmonds Senior Center, which is investing $55,000 of its own money over the next three years to help launch the program. The money will be raised through 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.
"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 clinic
The new Bastyr clinic is at 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. 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 call the senior center at 425-774-5555 or go to www.edmondssc.org.
Story tags » EdmondsHealth organizationsHospitals & ClinicsNutrition

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