Craig health briefs for Jan. 3, 2015: VNA Aging Well class resumes in 2015 with new schedule | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig health briefs for Jan. 3, 2015: VNA Aging Well class resumes in 2015 with new schedule

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Aging Well program — including all fitness classes, Senior Wellness and Foot Care clinics — will resume Monday with a new schedule.

To view a full schedule of programs in 2015, go to http://www.nwcovna.org. For more information, call 970-871-7676.

Advanced Movement and Exercise class offered Mondays, Fridays

The VNA hosts an Advanced Movement and Exercise Class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Journey Baptist Church. This class focuses on a total body workout including cardio, weights and stretching.

Suggested donation $3 per class. Call 970-871-7676 for more information.

Aquatic Exercise class offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

The VNA hosts an Aquatic Exercise class from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Hampton Inn Pool. This class provides gentle movement and stretching in warm water, making it the perfect class for those new to exercise or those coming back from injury.

Drop-in fee is $6 per class. Call 970-871-7676 for more information.

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Memoir writing, foot care, exercise classes available at Wellness Wednesdays

The VNA hosts Wellness Wednesday at The Journey Baptist Church.

A Colorado Northwestern Community College Memoir Writing class is from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m., followed by Foot Care from 8:30 to 11 a.m. (appointment required) and Senior Wellness Clinic from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Exercise classes for all levels are offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and a presentation begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by Pinochle.

Donations appreciated. Fees apply for Foot Care Clinic and lunch. Call 970-871-7676 for more information.

TMH donates $1,855 to Moffat County Cancer Society

The Memorial Hospital at Craig donated $1,855 to the Moffat County Cancer Society from the proceeds raised during TMH's first annual 5k Glow Run/Walk held on Oct. 18, 2014, according to a press release from the hospital.

Proceeds from the event were split between TMH's Digital Mammography Services and the Moffat County Cancer Society, according to TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley.

Money donated to the Cancer Society is distributed locally to those living with cancer to help offset travel expenses, food costs, or medication costs.

People who are in need and want to request funds from the Cancer Society can contact Kelly Smith, 970-824-3735 for an application.

VNA offers free Tobacco Free Program

The Tobacco Free Program provides peer support and help overcoming nicotine addiction and quitting smoking or using smokeless tobacco.

A new series of classes will run from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays starting Jan. 15 through Feb. 19 at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig, 745 Russell St.

Participation is free. It is recommended participants attend all six classes, but drop-ins also are welcome.

To sign up or speak to a Tobacco Cessation Counselor, call 970-871-7696.

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