Briefs for February 22: Hospice volunteer trainings

Hospice volunteer trainings

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is looking for volunteers for its hospice program.

Volunteer trainings will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road, in Steamboat Springs.

Participants must complete an application before registering for the training. Applications are available at the VNA’s Craig office, 745 Russell St., or its Steamboat Springs office, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101.

For more information or to register, call Shannon Winegarner at 871-7626.

Adult activity, care in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering new adult programs in Hayden.

An activity and care program takes place Tuesdays from March 6 through 27, as well as on March 9 and 16, at The Haven, 300 S. Shelton Lane.

Programs take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include music, exercise, art and social events, the VNA reported in a news release.

The program costs $60 per day.

Free van transportation will be provided from Craig to Hayden. Pick-up takes place at 8:15 a.m. at the parking lot of the VNA’s Craig office, 745 Russell St. Participants will be dropped off at 3:30 p.m. at the Craig VNA’s parking lot.

The agency also is offering activities for clients with memory care needs from noon to 4 p.m. March 23 and 30 at The Haven.

The program costs $50 per day.

Participants will receive free van transportation, with pick-up at 11:15 a.m. and drop-off at 4:30 p.m. The van departs from and returns to the VNA’s Craig office.

“This program can be a win-win situation for older adults and their caregivers,” Haven Director Karen Burley said in the release. “Participants receive much-needed stimulation and socialization outside the home while caregivers take a breath and fulfill other responsibilities.”

For more information or to register, contact Burley at 875-1888 or kburley@havenseniorliving.com.

Line dancing at The Center of Craig

The Craig Parks and Recreation Department will put on line dancing lessons from noon to 12:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 6 at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

The fee is $40.

Classes run for eight weeks. The deadline to register is March 2.

Participants can register online at www.ci.craig.co.us or from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 826-2004.

Teacher of the Year nominations sought

The Craig Daily Press is seeking nominations for its 2011-12 Teacher of the Year.

This is the seventh year the Daily Press will honor an area teacher for his or her commitment to students and for encouraging them to think outside the box.

Past recipients are Amy Pottinger, Rosie Crosthwaite, Sylvia Duncan, Deb Frazier, John Bolton and Cheryl Arnett.

To nominate a teacher, visit www.craigdailypress.com/submit/teacher/.

The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. April 27.

For more information, call Bridget Manley at (970) 875-1793 or email her at bmanley@craigdailypress.com.

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