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Coffee for a Cure nets $4,000 for Tuality

The annual Coffee for a Cure event on Oct. 23 raised $4,070 to benefit breast health programs supported by the Tuality Healthcare Foundation.

The event was sponsored by The Human Bean coffee shops in Hillsboro and Cornelius.

“Kudos to the staff and executives at The Human Bean for spearheading this great event,” said Cece Clitheroe, Tuality Healthcare Foundation Director. “We appreciate The Human Bean’s partnership because the funds raised benefit our local clinics and directly support women in our communities facing breast cancer.”

Coffee for a Cure involves all 57 Human Bean locations in eight states and has raised a total of $852,000 in the event’s 10 years.

Tuality has two facilities for breast health patients. Tuality’s Breast Health Center has the latest in digital mammography technology.

The Tuality mobile mammography van brings breast health services to locations like businesses, care homes and other facilities.

Hillsboro deemed one of best places to retire

Livability.com named Hillsboro one of the ten best places in the nation to retire.

Hillsboro is ranked number six of the top ten cities that offer access to affordable and quality health care, a practical cost of living, retiree-friendly businesses and services, and amenities to help keep residents active.

To narrow the list to 10, editors at Livability.com examined criteria retirees indicate are most important, including the presence of other seniors, ways to become or stay involved in the community, low crime rates, moderate climates and access to golf courses and other outdoor amenities. Using the data as a guide, editors chose cities and towns with a range of populations, climates and locales.

Hillsboro ranks among some pretty nice places, including Santa Barbara, Calif. (number 1), Scottsdale, Ariz. (number 10) and some somewhat surprising places like Plano, Texas (number 3) and Rapid City, South Dakota (number 9).

Livability.com is owned and operated by Journal Communications, based in Franklin, Tenn., a publisher over 100 custom magazines for chambers of commerce, economic development agencies and corporations. The website’s corporate sponsor is Unigroup Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower movers.

Join the ‘coffee and conversation’

Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Family Caregiver Support Program is sponsoring a free “coffee and conversation” for seniors in the LGBT community. Friends, family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend.

The informal gathering will take place on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd., in Beaverton.

Registration is not required. Call 503-846-3083 for more information.

Give the gift of blood this holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the winter season.

Because people are busy with holiday travel and festivities, blood donations often drop this time of year.

There are four opportunities in Hillsboro this month to donate blood:

- Nov. 17: Umpqua Bank, 20085 N.W. Tanasbourne Dr. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- Nov. 20: Tuality Community Hospital, Health Education Center 335 S.E. Eighth Ave. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- Nov. 24: Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Nov. 30: ASML, 7451 N.W. Evergreen Road 6 to 11 a.m.

For more blood donation locations, visit redcross.org/blood