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Craig health briefs for Oct. 31, 2015: Residents encouraged to take health needs survey

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is 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.

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.

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The Memorial Hospital Foundation wins pediatric grant

The Rocky Mountain Children's Foundation of Denver awarded The Memorial Hospital Foundation a $4,000 grant towards pediatric needs.

The grant provided entertainment carts for pediatric in-patients and pediatric emergency visits. The entertainment carts include TV, movies, Xbox, tablets, games, music and books for pediatric patients.

The Rocky Mountain Children's Health Foundation's mission is to "enhance the quality of life for pediatric patients."

"This project will improve the quality of life for pediatric patients and their families," said Eva Peroulis, TMH Foundation Director. "The entertainment carts will enhance the child's experience and aid in the healing of children during their time in the hospital."

Hayden grief support group kicks off Wednesday

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.

Pregnancy Center to host chili supper fundraiser

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center's annual chili supper and silent auction will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Center of Craig. This year's theme is Celebrating New Beginnings.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, and cost $8 per person, $12 per couple, $20 for a family of 4 (additional children $2 each). Tickets are available at the Pregnancy Center and at the door. Call 824-5204 to reserve your tickets or for more information.

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.

A one-time drop in flu clinic will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College for adults age 18 and older only. Flu, pneumonia and Tdap/tetanus will be available.

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.

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.

Craig to host community blood drive

A community blood drive will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, ext. 2, or visit bonfils.org.

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