Craig health briefs for Nov. 14, 2015: VNA will host holiday grief support event | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig health briefs for Nov. 14, 2015: VNA will host holiday grief support event

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host Getting through the Holidays, a grief education and support event, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell Street.

Light refreshments will be served. The evening will include information, tips and support on coping with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. For more information, call 970-871-7682.

Residents encouraged to take health needs survey

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Yampa Valley Medical Center are seeking input about health needs in our communities. Residents can share their feedback by taking an online surveyonline survey or attending community forums being held in Moffat and Routt counties. or attending community forums being held in Moffat and Routt counties.

online survey or attending community forums being held in Moffat and Routt counties.

Information from the Community Health Needs Assessment will be used to design programs and solutions to improve residents' well-being.

The survey takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is available until Nov. 15. Completing the survey makes you eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to City Market. To take the online survey, go to nwcovna.org/events.phpnwcovna.org/events.php. Paper surveys are available at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell Street. All answers are confidential. . Paper surveys are available at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell Street. All answers are confidential.

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nwcovna.org/events.php. Paper surveys are available at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell Street. All answers are confidential.

Residents can also share their input during the following community forums. The first 10 people to arrive at each forum will receive $25 gift certificates.

• Noon Nov. 4 at Wellness Wednesday at The Journey

• 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Clarion Inn & Suites. For Spanish speakers.

• 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at Craig Community Leaders Forum at The Memorial Hospital

VNA offers Hayden grief support group Wednesdays

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a grief education and support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 South Shelton Lane.

The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a friend or a loved one. For more information or to RSVP, please call 970-871-7682.

VNA offers drop-in flu clinics

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers the following weekly flu immunization clinics. All ages are welcome.

• 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday at 745 Russell St. in Craig

• 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 19 at Sunset Elementary School.

For all clinics, bring Medicaid, Medicare or other insurance card. Low cost immunizations are available for uninsured individuals, and cash or checks are accepted. For more information, call 970-871-7624.

TMH Clinic offers flu immunizations

The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic offers flu shots on a walk-in basis every day during regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Payment is due at the time of service. If a patient has insurance and would like it to be billed through insurance, they can call to schedule an appointment with their provider.

MADD announces National Day of Remembrance

Mothers Against Drunk Driving announced the first-ever National Day of Remembrance on Dec. 3 to honor those who have been killed or injured in drunk driving crashes and their loved ones.

“Over 10,000 people every year are killed and another 290,000 are injured as a result of drunk driving," said MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church in a press release, whose 18-year-old son Dustin was killed in an underage drunk and drugged driving crash. "Countless loved ones are left behind to cope with these tragedies and rebuild their lives."

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and the deadliest month of the year for drunk driving crashes, according to the release, with New Year's Day ranking as the deadliest single day of the year for drunk driving.

Leading up to the event, drunk and drugged driving victims are invited to post an image of their loved ones using the hashtag "#MADDremembers" on social media or on the MADD Facebook page. For more information about MADD's National Day of Remembrance, or to find a local event, visit madd.org/dayofremembrance.

Pregnancy Center offers perishable foods, new fundraiser

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center now offers Earn While You Learn participants up to $25 in perishable foods — such as produce, meat and dairy — for those who earn 12 Baby Bucks.

The center also now participates in AmazonSmileAmazonSmile, a fundraising program that donates a portion of individual Amazon.com purchases to the Pregnancy Center. , a fundraising program that donates a portion of individual Amazon.com purchases to the Pregnancy Center.

AmazonSmile, a fundraising program that donates a portion of individual Amazon.com purchases to the Pregnancy Center.

Anyone who shops on Amazon.com can support the center by making purchases through smile.amazon.comsmile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon website, and select Yampa Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center, Inc., as the charitable organization you want to support. instead of the regular Amazon website, and select Yampa Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center, Inc., as the charitable organization you want to support.

smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon website, and select Yampa Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center, Inc., as the charitable organization you want to support.

No separate or additional Amazon account is necessary. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry and other account settings will remain the same.

The Pregnancy Center is also experiencing a shortage of high chairs and strollers and is looking for donations of those items in good condition.

For more information, visit the Pregnancy Center at 25 W. Victory Way or call 970-824-5204.

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