Health briefs: Learn to make homemade granola
Steamboat Springs — Learn to make homemade granola
Zachary Lepore will host a demonstration on how to make homemade granola from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave. Learn the tips and tricks for making granola at home. A basic granola recipe can be adapted into many variations, including mint lime, chocolate almond butter or maple bacon. The event will include a cooking demonstration.
Gluten-free tasting expo, seminar planned
Natural Grocers will sponsor a gluten-free tasting expo and health fair beginning at 3 p.m. June 17 at the store, 335 Lincoln Ave. Win door prizes and sample gluten-free products, including food, vitamins, body care products and more, from 3 to 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., a seminar on gluten-free living will begin. Learn shopping tips and meal planning for successful gluten-free living. Learn basics, cooking tips and hear advice on dietary supplements for nutritional support.
Parkinson’s Support Group helps patients, caregivers
The Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support Network meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Casey’s Pond. All patients, caregivers and family members are welcome. Discussions often include guest speakers and focus on quality-of-life issues, research updates and living well with Parkinson’s Disease. For more information, contact Adrienne Hearne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-630-1373.
Understanding infants’ hunger cues
Babies use their bodies and make noises to communicate when they need to eat, learn, play or rest. Newborns’ cues can be difficult to read, because they are still learning to control their bodies. Watching an infant can help one learn what he or she needs. When a baby is hungry, he or she may suck on his hand or wrist, bend his arms and legs, make sucking noises, move the mouth or tongue, search for the nipple or appear more alert.
When baby is full, he or she may suck more slowly or stop sucking, relax hands and arms, turn away from the nipple or push away. These tips are from the Northwest Colorado Health, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program. Breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling and supplemental healthy foods are available for qualified families through NWC’s Women, Infants and Children program. Call 970-871-7653.
Variety of ongoing support groups meet this week
• A bereavement support group meets 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 970-871-7629 prior to attending the first meeting.
• A Christian support group for parents of children who have been called home by God meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 27441 Brandon Circle. For more information, call 970-870-7879.
• A domestic violence support group for women meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. Call Diane at 970-879-2034 before attending.
• A depression, anxiety and bipolar support group meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room 2 at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive. The group provides support, education and tools to help with everyday life. Family and friends are welcome. Call 970-819-6751 for more information.
• The Steamboat Meditation Recovery Group meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs, 2250 Copper Frontage Road, No. 202. The group also has a recovery-based yoga beforehand 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.
• The Heartbeat of Steamboat support group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. The group is for those who have lost a loved one or friend.
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