Big Sur Health Center Fair


And Phillip Geiger of Legal Services for Seniors wanted me to add this: ” LSS we will offer general, non-client confidential, information (free advise) at the health fair. We will also talk about our no-cost legal representation for seniors (age 60 years and older), how seniors can make an appointment to see us and our plans, if funded to help all fire victims.” (Ed. Note – That last is regardless of age, but will depend on obtaining grant funding.)

Big Sur Health Center Health Fair

From Big Sur Health Center

Big Sur Health Center Announces Its Annual Health Fair and Celebrates its 35th Anniversary!
Tuesday, October 14th Noon – 5:00 p.m.

BIG SUR, CA — As the only medical facility between the Monterey Peninsula and Cambria, the Big Sur Health Center is critical to the wellness of its community. The Big Sur Health Center wants you to save the date for its 2014 Health Fair 2014 – Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, noon – 5:00 pm.

Open to the public, this health fair offers the following complimentary activities:

· Health screening opportunities
· Flu shots
· Blood sugar and cholesterol screens (provided by CHOMP)
· Blood pressure
· Dental checkups
· Nutrition counseling
· Weight management

· This year the Big Sur Health Center will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary as part of the health fair with a “healthy barbecue,” and fun activities for all!

The 2014 health fair will take place at the Big Sur Health Center located at 46896 Highway 1, Big Sur. For more information call (831) 667-2580.

Big Sur Health Center Celebrates 35 Years!

• 1979 The Big Sur Health Center (BSHC) was founded in September 1979, through a local, grassroots effort, to meet the needs of the rural community of Big Sur —its mission, to provide quality comprehensive medical care to all, regardless of ability to pay.

• 1985 The Big Sur Health Center became a 501(c)(3) corporation with a volunteer board of directors.

• 1985 The Health Center relocated from the Big Sur Grange Hall to its current location on the grounds of the All Saints Episcopal Church of Carmel, 1/8 mile south of the Big Sur River Inn.

• 2004 Through a community-wide fundraising and devel­opment effort by BSHC and volunteer members of the Big Sur community, along with financial support from the California Endowment, Community Foun­dation for Monterey County, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Harden Foundation, and Monterey Peninsula Foundation, BSHC opened a new 2,100-square-foot medical facility in November 2004 to replace an aging building that the center had outgrown.

• Today the presence of Big Sur Health Center is crucial to the welfare of the Big Sur community. As the only medical facility between the Monterey Peninsula (30 miles to the north) and Cambria (70 miles to the south), BSHC plays a vital role in the local communi­ty, serving the health care needs of the population by providing high-quality local, culturally and linguisti­cally appropriate, affordable, medical care Background on The Big Sur Health Center:

As a nonprofit health-care facility since 1979, the Big Sur Health Center provides quality acute and preventive health care services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, and cost-effective. It is the Health Center’s quest to be a lifelong healthcare partner and provide care when needed.

The Big Sur Health Center provides:
• comprehensive, personalized services through conventional and holistic approaches that focus on patient needs;
• both preventive and urgent care, minor surgical procedures and basic laboratory and pharmaceutical services;
• assistance during emergencies, such as fires, storms and road closures that isolate Big Sur
• a bilingual staff that is committed to building strong, personal patient/provider relationships that empower individuals to reach their highest levels of well-being;
• a team that understands and embraces the diverse cultures and age groups that contribute to the richness of the Big Sur community;

The BSHC believes that health care should be available to everyone … and that is why they accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medical, and participate in a variety of subsidized and sliding-scale programs.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Phone: 831-667-2580
46896 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Community Holiday Party honoring the Health Center


Community Holiday Celebration at the River Inn!
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Help us ring in the holidays by supporting the Big Sur Health Center!

Join us for a Community holiday party at the Big Sur River Inn on Friday, December 6th from 6pm-9pm.

Come enjoy an evening with friends at the historic Big Sur River Inn as we show our appreciation to the Heath Center staff for their hard work throughout the year and for the many ways the Health Center cares for all of us in the Big Sur community.

Dinner! Dessert! Entertainment! Gifts!

Menu: Prime Rib, Pasta Bar and Salad
Apple Strudel and Ice Cream – Coffee, Tea or Soda

All proceeds benefit the Big Sur Health Center.

Adults $25 | Children 3 to 18 $10

Reserve your tickets today (831) 667-2700

Big Sur River Run

A quick reminder that tomorrow morning is the Big Sur River Run

Race day registration is from 8:00 to 9:30 am and we still have room for plenty of runners and walkers. Bring cash or check and the fees are 10k adult- $45 5k adult- $35 and children under 12 are $20 for either. See you there- gonna be a super nice day!

Join us on October 26th, 2013 for the 33nd Annual Big Sur River Run! This 5K/10K race follows a beautiful loop course alongside the Big Sur River through towering redwood trees and oak groves. Register online: (online registration is now closed but there is plenty room and you can register on race day)

October 26, 2013 at 10:00 am sharp
Start line is in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

This race has been a fun community-oriented fundraiser for the Big Sur Volunteer Brigade and Health Center for 32 years. The 5K/10K is limited to 1,000 participants, so register online early.

Registration fee includes a long-sleeve t-shirt.

See website for additional race information and description of prizes.

Foragers Festival


This next weekend would be a great weekend to plan a trip to Big Sur, spend a few nights, check out the locals event on Thursday, January 10th, Oceans Fronteirs by B-SAGE, and stay on for the Foragers Festival events on Friday and Saturday, January 11-12! Join us for some wonderful winter events!

January 11 – 12, 2013

Enjoy A Culinary Exploration into the World of Wild Foods

A celebration of the amazing array of wild foods will be the centerpiece for a Big Sur weekend of gourmet food, world-class wine and beer, entertainment, expert-led foraging hikes, a chef competition and a very special dinner with Kory Stewart, a chef who Forages! All events are for the benefit of the Big Sur Health Center.

Friday night will feature dinners at local restaurants. The Big Sur Bakery will host “Forage with Friends” dinner. The River Inn will partner with Firestone Brewery for a “Foragers Beer Dinner” And many exciting dinners/specials venues.

Saturday morning kicks off with Wild Mushroom Walks and Talks led by expert foragers. These will be informative and entertaining strolls through Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

The Restaurant at Ventana will host two events on Saturday beginning with a chef competition featuring wild mushrooms. Titled “Fungus Face-Off”, the event will put participating chefs in friendly competition for “best” in numerous categories by noted judges, culminating in “People’s Choice”. The food and wine tastings also features a silent auction with many unique offerings. The Fungus Face-Off takes place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Saturday evening, Truman Jones, executive chef at the Restaurant at Ventana and Kory Stewart, executive chef at Americano Restaurant located in San Francisco’s Hotel Vitale, will prepare the grand dinner beginning at 6:00 pm at the Restaurant at Ventana. The multi-course dinner, destined to be a memorable feast, will be paired with incredible wine selections.

Please visit our site: Big Sur Foragers Festival for more information including schedule, prices and ticket sales.
*The Chanterelle Festival has been discontinued.

Birdhouse Benefit

I have been trying to get these photos of River Inn‘s Birdhouse Benefit up for a week, but it has been a busy news week for the coast. Here they are at long last. Enjoy.

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Last night it took two hours to upload two photographs. Today, it took one hour to upload five photos. That is just the way internet works for me with cellular wifi. I am very portable, so during emergencies, if I have to, I go find a better signal.

Speaking of benefits, there is a benefit for Jeffrey “Wildman” Downs Saturday, March 24th, 2012 from 1 to 4 PM at Ripplewood. Jeffrey is the tenant from the Long House who got out with nothing but his dogs and the clothes he was wearing. Also, Jeffrey REALLY needs low-cost housing in Big Sur.