Craig health briefs for June 6, 2015: The Memorial Hospital hosts Women’s Health Series
Craig — A second installment of The Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Series called “Small Talk, Big Topics” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Downtown Books.
Dr. Ellis, OB/GYN, will present solutions to abnormal bleeding. He will outline treatment options and help women explore what approach to heavy bleeding is best for them.
For more information or to RSVP, call Jennifer Riley at 970-826-3109.
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 Ave. and Cornerstone Realty 508 Yampa Ave. 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.
VNA reminds residents to take precautions on ATVs
Ninety-two percent of ATV-related deaths are the result of warned-against risks, such as youth riding adult-sized ATVs. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and the ATV Safety Institute remind residents to follow the Golden Rules for ATV Safety:
· Always wear a helmet and protective gear.
· Never ride on public roads.
· Never carry a passenger on a single-rider vehicle.
· Ride an ATV appropriate for your age and readiness.
· Supervise riders younger than 16.
· Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
For a young rider readiness checklist and other safety tips, go to http://www.atvsafety.org/YoungRiders.aspx.
Haven Barbecue and Silent Auction fundraiser is June 19
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.
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.
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.
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