Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center.
For more than five years, Orcas Senior Center has partnered with Assured Imaging to make mammograms for breast cancer screening available on Orcas Island.
Last week, we provided mammograms to 109 patients during our annual Mammogram Van visit, reflecting a steady annual increase from the 49 served in 2018.
Patients screened included traditional seniors as well as “aspiring seniors” who have not yet reached age 65. This reflects OSC’s intention to be of value to all members of the community including seniors, their families, and friends.
Although OSC is not a provider of medical services, the nonprofit is pleased to help facilitate access to health promotion services to island residents, especially when access and travel may be limited by pandemic health issues.
OSC is grateful for islanders’ ongoing support and strives to be an active partner to the health and human service providers throughout the community. Thank you!