Craig briefs for Jan. 6

Aging Well receives $14,000 donation

The Aging Well Program, a division of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, received a $14,000 charitable contribution from proceeds of the Colorado Grand Car Rally, the VNA reported in a news release Monday.

The Grand Car Rally, which tours Colorado with sports and racing cars built before 1961, makes donations to Colorado charities. This year, the rally has raised more than $2.7 million, according to the news release.

"We are very grateful for the generous donation from the Colorado Grand Car Rally," said Dace Kramer, director of Wellness and Aging Services for the Aging Well program, in the release. "We have been working with this group for several years now and are impressed with their very real commitment to providing help where it is most needed in rural Colorado."

Aging Well is a collaborative and sustainable community-based model that combines existing home care and public health services with wellness and prevention programming, cross-generation educational and cultural activities and community design that emphasizes senior wellness and quality of life ultimately benefiting local older adult and rural communities.

Wellness Day offered Wednesdays in Hayden

Aging Well is offering a new, all-day program for adults ages 50 and older called Wellness Day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the new Haven Community Center in Hayden. Activities offered include exercise class, writing class, wellness checks with a registered nurse and foot care by appointment.

Lunch will be served for $2.50, along with this week's lunchtime presentation: "An introduction to the services offered by the Aging Well program, CNCC and the Routt County CSU Extension Office."

For more information, call Johanna Hall at the Aging Well Information Line at 871-7676.

Seedling trees for sale through April 15

The Colorado First Conservation District is now taking orders for seedling trees. The deadline to order is April 15.

Order forms can be picked up at the Colorado County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St., the Bureau of Land Management office, 455 Emerson, or the Colorado First Conservation District office, 145 Commerce St.

Trees will be available for pick up in early May. For more information, call 824-3476, ext. 101.

Library's Winter Reading Program

2009 Winter Reading Program began this week and ends March 27 at Moffat County Public Libraries. The program is available to all ages, and people may come in any time between those dates to register and pick up a reading log and packet.

During the three months of the Winter Reading Program, craft activities will be offered geared toward fifth-graders and older as well as family game nights. The craft activities are scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 12 and March 12 at the Craig branch. Family game nights will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 and March 23, also at the Craig library branch.

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