Briefs for March 17: Aging Well at The Journey
March 17, 2012
Aging Well at The Journey
Aging Well, a Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association program, hosts Wellness Wednesday for older adults every Wednesday at The Journey at First Baptist, 1150 W. Ninth St.
A Colorado Northwestern Community College memoir writing class takes place at 8:30 a.m., Arthritis Foundation exercise is at 10:30 a.m., and lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
The meal costs $3.
The weekly event also includes presentations by guest speakers.. The March schedule of speakers is as follows:
• Noon, March 21: VNA dietician Roberta Gill will talk about eating for healthy weight loss.
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• 12:15 p.m. March 28: Dr. Mark Hermacinski will speak about the importance of colon cancer screenings.
Senior wellness and foot checks also are available.
For more information, call 871-7676.
Infant eye assessments
Eyecare Specialties—1111 W. Victory Way, suite 110— is offering free InfantSEE eye assessments for children 6 to 12 months old in March, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reported in a news release.
The program is offered in conjunction with National Vision Month.
"Many eye conditions have no symptoms that can be identified by a parent or in a well-baby exam," according to the release.
The following optometrists in Steamboat Springs also are participating in the program:
• EyeCare Specialties, 365 Anglers Drive, Ste. A, 879-2020
• Mountain Eyeworks, 1755 Central Park Drive, 879-2595
• Steamboat Vision Clinic, Ninth and Oak streets, 879-4266
For more information, call Beth Watson at 871-7619.
Auto expo Monday in Steamboat
A free automotive expo will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. March 19 in the parking lot of The Depot, 1001 13th St., Steamboat Springs.
The event showcases alternatives fuels and gas-saving technologies.
A free screening of "Revenge of the Electric Car" takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.
A question-and-answer session with representatives of the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf will follow the screening.
For more information, call the library at 879-0240 or visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.
Horizons offers free developmental screenings
Horizons Specialized Services, 439 Breeze St., is offering free developmental screenings for children from birth to age 3.
The screenings will address questions about when children should be walking and speaking as well as concerns about hearing and vision.
To make an appointment for a screening, call Judy at 824-7381.