Briefs for April 16: Medicare counseling in Craig |

Briefs for April 16: Medicare counseling in Craig

Medicare counseling in Craig

Medicare consultations will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in room 106 of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Bell Tower Building, 50 College Drive.

Betsy Packer, with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, is available the first and third Tuesdays of every month to offer one-on-one help to residents with Medicare and their families.

The consultations are free and confidential, and they are open to residents who receive Medicare, which is for people 65 and older, or who will be receiving Medicare services in the near future.

For more information, call Packer at 819-6937 or call 1-888-696-7213.

American Cancer Society seeks Relay volunteers, teams

Moffat County’s 2012 Relay for Life will take place July 20 and 21 at Moffat County High School.

The annual event is designed to celebrate cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their lives to cancer, and raise funds and awareness for the ongoing fight against cancer.

Committee positions are available and registration is open for teams and sponsors. Contact Sarah Blakeslee at or 276-4770 to find out more information on volunteering or how you can get involved.

9Health Fair set for Saturday

The annual 9Health Fair is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop.

The event includes blood draws, breast cancer screenings, diabetes information and blood pressure.

Basic blood chemistry screenings are $30, blood counts are $15, prostate screenings are $25 and colon-rectal kits are available for $20.

Residents 65 and older can get an early blood draw from 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Meadows II, 595 Ledford St.

Anyone who will have blood drawn should drink plenty of water and, with the exception of diabetics, fast for 12 hours before the test.

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