Craig Briefs: Honor Flight seeks veterans for trip
The Western Slope Honor Flight is actively seeking World War II veterans and guardians for their fourth flight to Washington, D.C., on May 4 and 5, 2011.
Applications for both veterans and guardians can be accessed at http://www.westernslopehonorflight.com, or by calling Kris Baugh at 434-2916.
Applications can be mailed to Western Slope Honor Flight, P.O. Box 3950, Grand Junction, CO 81502. The trip is free to veterans, but guardians are asked to pay $950 to accompany a veteran and provide care.
The mission of the Honor Flight is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials dedicated in their honor.
“The goal of the Honor Flight is to make the dream a reality for the members of the ‘The Greatest Generation,’ who have waited for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” according to a news release. “The program’s top priority is to transport our nation’s most senior heroes and terminally ill veterans of all conflicts.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Medicare updates presented today
Local organizations are presenting a free workshop for seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D.
The workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the second-floor computer lab I at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 50 College Drive.
It will cover the Medicare Part D (Prescription) Plan and Medicare Health Plan updates.
Participants can make changes to their current plans through Dec. 21.
Attendees should take their Medicare card and prescriptions.
The event is sponsored by the Moffat and Routt counties Council on Aging, Colorado Northwestern Community College, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Aging Well Program.
For more information, call Cathy at 826-0807.
“Sound of Music” performance today
The Moffat County High School Theatre Department presents “The Sound of Music” at 7 p.m. today at the school’s auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.
The musical features local youths ages 5 to 18.
Additional performances are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
The cost is $5 per person.
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