Craig health briefs for June 13, 2015: REPS holds monthly volunteer meeting Thursday
Craig — Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will hold its monthly Moffat County volunteer meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s academic building in Craig. All are welcome to attend.
Volunteer meetings are held every third Thursday of the month.
VNA offers monthly grief support group
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice program will host a grief education and support group at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St. The group meets the third Thursday of every month.
Anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call Sandy Beran at 970-871-7682.
Haven Barbecue and Silent Auction fundraiser is Friday
The Haven Assisted Living Center’s annual Barbecue and Barn Dance fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. June 19 at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 South Shelton Lane. The event will include kids activities, live music with Loose Change and a Silent Auction.
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.
Tickets are $8 for students, $15 for adults, $25 for couples and $40 for families. Children 5 and younger are free. All proceeds will go toward repairs at The Haven.
Tickets can be purchased from Karen Burley at 970-875-1888 and also will be available at the door. To view a list of silent auction items, go to http://www.havenseniorliving.com/fundraiser.
Pregnancy Center Begins Printer Cartridge Recycling Program
Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center would like to help you help the environment and raise funds for the center by recycling your used inkjet and laser cartridges.
Individuals may drop off their cartridges at the Pregnancy Center at 25 W. Victory Way from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Pick-up boxes will also be available at the Community Budget Center 555 Yampa Avenue and Cornerstone Realty 508 Yampa Avenue during their normal business hours.
The center can also arrange mutually convenient times to pick up used cartridges for businesses, churches and other organizations. If interested, please call Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center, 970-824-5204.
Movement and Exercise class starts in Hayden
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association hosts a Movement and Exercise class from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays at The Haven Community Center. The gentle exercise class for older adults helps improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance, endurance and the risk of falls.
There is a $3 suggested donation per class. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 970-871-7676.
VNA offers immunization clinics
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides low-cost immunizations to adults and children.
These include vaccines for flu, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), chicken pox, shingles, pneumonia, HPV, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria & whooping cough (Tdap) and hepatitis A and B.
Immunizations are available by appointment or during drop in clinic hours, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell Street.
For more information, call 970-824-8233.
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