Health briefs: Free drop in cardiovascular diabetes screenings Sept. 29
Steamboat Springs — Free drop-in cardiovascular diabetes screenings on Sept. 29
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is recognizing World Heart Day with free drop-in cardiovascular and diabetes screenings 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Steamboat Springs VNA, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Screenings include BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol panel, blood glucose and personalized education. Screenings also are available by appointment. Call 970-871-7696.
Food boxes available for low-income seniors
Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LIFT-UP of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LIFT-UP Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.
Casey’s Pond Senior Living in need of bingo prizes
Donations are being accepted for jewelry, small stuffed animals or similar items to be used as bingo prizes at the Doak Walker House at Casey’s Pond Senior Living in Steamboat Springs.
Drop them off at the concierge desk or call Celia with questions at 970-457-4883.
Parkinson’s exercise class meets Fridays
The Parkinson’s exercise class consists of exercises developed by neuroscientist Becky Farley (pwr4life.org) and Gary Sobol (who has Parkinson’s and is the founder of GZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network (parkinsonsnetwork.org) to specifically address Parkinson’s symptoms — e.g., dexterity, rigidity, balance, bradykinesia, voice softness). The class participants warm up their muscles, focus on big, powerful movements and loud voices, and work together as a group to encourage one another, share tips and revel in good humor.
The classes are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. Use the alley entrance. Occasionally, the classes will be held at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.
The first class is no charge, and after that, it’s $10 for drop in and $80 for a 10-punch card. Care partners are no charge. Contact Jacqueline Teuscher at 303-829-2869 or firstname.lastname@example.org or call Eva Gibbon at 970-846-9887.
Planned Parenthood can help with annual exam costs
Planned Parenthood can cover the cost of an annual exam for women who are uninsured or underinsured, according to a news release. Call 970-879-2212 for information or to make an appointment, or stop by the health center on 11th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.
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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