Health briefs: Blood drive Nov. 12 |

Health briefs: Blood drive Nov. 12

Blood drive planned for Nov. 12

Bonfils Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 inside the conference room at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive.

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

Residents encouraged to take health needs survey

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Yampa Valley Medical Center are seeking input about health needs in our communities. Residents can share their feedback by taking an online survey or attending community forums being held in Routt and Moffat counties.

Information from the Community Health Needs Assessment will be used to design programs and solutions to improve residents’ wellbeing. 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 Paper surveys are available at the Steamboat Springs VNA, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101. All answers are confidential.

Residents can also share their input during community forums. The first 10 people to arrive at each forum will receive $25 gift certificates.

· 6 p.m. Tuesday at Yampa Valley Medical Center

· 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center, for Spanish speakers

· 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Haven Community Center

· 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at South Routt Community Center

Grief support group will start in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a grief education and support group from 6 to 7:30 pm Wednesdays beginning Nov. 4 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.

Parkinson’s exercise class offered twice weekly

Parkinson’s exercise classes are held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. The class consists of exercises developed by neuroscientist Becky Farley ( and Gary Sobol (who has Parkinson’s and is the founder of GZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network: to specifically address Parkinson’s symptoms, including dexterity, rigidity, balance, bradykinesia and voice softness. Class participants warm up their muscles, focus on big, powerful movements and loud voices and work together as a group to encourage each other, share tips and revel in good humor.

Classes are free. Contact Jacqueline Teuscher at 303-829-2869 or or Eva Gibbon at 970-846-9887 for more information.

Support groups meeting this week:

• A bereavement support group will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Rollingstone Respite House. The group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 970-871-7628 before attending your first meeting.

• A domestic violence support group for women is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. Call Diane at 970-879-2034 before attending.

• The Steamboat Meditation Recovery Group meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs, 2250 Copper Frontage Road, No. 202. The group also has a recovery-based yoga before at 4:30 p.m. The group will explore recovery through meditation, book study and open discussion. Meetings are open to all faiths and addictions. For more information, call 720-670-8642.

• A Caregiver Cancer Support Group is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the community room at Natural Grocers, 355 Lincoln Ave. For more information, call 970-846-4717.

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