In Memoriam ~ Ninalei Bader Poore
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Ninalei Bader Poore peacefully passed away on November 13th, 2022, surrounded by her family and her beloved cat, Tita. Her life spanned a transformative time for women, and in her 92 years she devoted herself to the ever-growing demands of education, career, family, community, and to thousands of people in need. The end result: a life shaped by love and punctuated by interludes of adventure, service, and drama worthy of a screenplay.
She frequently boasted that her greatest joy in life was being the mother of seven children; Beth, Matt, Amy, Mary Jo, Meg, Sara and Sam and the grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandson Blake Henry Herman and her husband Dr. Henry Wayne Poore. Nina leaves an immense legacy of love, family, and service.
Maureen Pisano Receives NAZOHC’s Oral Health Hero Award
Congratulations to Maureen Pisano, director of dental services at Sid Davis Memorial Dental Clinic, for being awarded the 2023 Oral Health Hero Award from the Northern Arizona Oral Health Coalition (NAZOHC)! Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation was honored to present this award to Maureen, who has dedicated her career to helping change lives throughout northern Arizona with countless volunteer hours addressing oral health needs.
Male citizen of the year David Spence: a lifetime of service
Plan Ahead for the 2022 tax credit!
Plan ahead for your tax credit donation for your 2022 Arizona State tax return. While you may be familiar with the school tax credit in Arizona, you may not know that in addition to a school tax credit donation, you may also make a tax credit contribution to a Qualifying Charitable Organization in the same year. The Poore Medical & Dental Clinics are a Qualifying Charitable Organization. You can start making tax credit contributions for your 2022 tax return now.
Q: How much can you donate?
A: A married couple filing jointly can receive a maximum tax credit of $800. If you are single, or an unmarried head of household, or married filing separately, you may receive a maximum tax credit amount of $400.
Q: How do you qualify?
A: To qualify for the tax credit, you simply need to claim the contribution on your 2022 Arizona tax return. This tax credit may be claimed in addition to other Arizona tax credits, such as those for public schools or school tuition organizations.
Q: How do you donate?
A: It’s simple. Just write a check made out to the Poore Medical Clinic and mail it in the envelope provided. We’ll send you a receipt. For more information visit flagstafftaxcredit.org or https://www.azdor.gov/about/faqs/charitabletaxcredit.aspx
Does your Flagstaff dentist volunteer at our Sid Davis, DDS Memorial Dental Clinic?
We currently have a backlog of six months for our patients waiting to see a dentist for primary dental care. There are 72 dentists in Flagstaff and eight of these wonderful professionals volunteer to see patients at our dental clinic.
Please ask your dentist whether she/he also volunteers to see patients at our dental clinic. If the answer is yes, please say Thank You on behalf of our grateful patients. If the answer is no, please ask them Why Not? A dentist volunteering even one half of one day in a month will help us provide professional dental care to people in need.
If you have questions about your eligibility for our services or to schedule an appointment, please do not send email, but call us at 928-213-5543.
So long as a spark remains, a fire can start.
At 80 years old, when most people sit back to watch the world go by, Dr. Henry Wayne Poore and his wife Nina stood up and organized Flagstaff’s first wholly free Medical Clinic. The opening of the clinic in 2011 culminated a life of service and community—one that touched the lives of thousands of Arizonans and took him and Nina to Kenya, Honduras, Alaska, Mexico, the Navajo Nation, and the shattered aftermath of Katrina.
Some people derive joy from their work. Henry Wayne Poore did more than that—he wove joy into his work every day. For thousands of patients and hundreds of friends, a visit with Dr. Poore included humor, music, or stories. He healed bodies and uplifted souls.
The spark is not extinguished. It is merely passed on—to you. We hope you will continue Dr. Poore’s efforts to deliver the care that’s needed, woven with the joys life requires.
The Poore Medical Clinic is a non-profit, volunteer-run
FREE Medical and Dental Clinic
for the low-income, uninsured people of Coconino County.
Screening for Eligibility
All by appointment only
Call (928) 213-5543 to schedule an appointment