Health briefs: Longtime local psychologist moving office |

Health briefs: Longtime local psychologist moving office

Longtime local psychologist moving office

Licensed psychologist Chris Young, Ph.D., a longtime resident of Steamboat Springs, is moving her office. Beginning Nov. 1, her office will be located at 1560 Pine Grove Road, Suite A, within Dr. Russ Sanford’s office suite. Young can be reached at 970-291-9259.

Working as a psychologist in Steamboat Springs since 1979, Young offers psychotherapy, psychological testing and is a certified addictions counselor. While focusing on recovery from trauma, including child abuse and domestic violence, Chris also helps children, especially younger ones, caught up in high-conflict divorces, using play therapy and EMDR as tools for recovery. She is a preferred provider for Medicaid, Medicare and most other major health insurance policies.

Monday’s Health Perspectives session focuses on dementia

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free Health Perspective talk focusing on dementia at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 in Library Hall. Peggy Watson, an expert in non-pharmacological behavior management for dementia and author of two books on dementia, including “Dementia: Loving Care with a Therapeutic Benefit,” will give a presentation for caregivers, friends, medical professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about dementia. The evening includes a question-and-answer session, and Watson’s books will be available for purchase. Visit for more information.

Residents encouraged to take health needs survey, last two forums this week

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Yampa Valley Medical Center are seeking input about health needs in local 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 participants eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to City Market. To take the online survey, visit Paper surveys are available at the Steamboat Springs VNA, 940 Central Park Drive, 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.

The community forums are scheduled as follows:

• 6 p.m., Nov. 2, at The Haven Community Center

• 6 p.m. Nov. 3, at South Routt Community Center

Blood drive planned for Nov. 12

Bonfils Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in the conference room at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Bonfils Appointment Center at 800-365-0006, ext. 2 or visit

Support groups meeting 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 970-871-7628 before attending your first meeting.

• A Christian support group for parents of children who have been called home by God is at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 27441 Brandon Circle. For more information, call 970-870-7879.

• 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.

• 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 will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs, 2250 Copper Frontage Road, No. 202. The group also hosts 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. Thursday at Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. The group is for those who have lost a loved one or friend.

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