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Health briefs: Presentation reaches out to grieving fathers

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Presentation reaches out to grieving fathers

Author Kelly Farley will discuss his book, “Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back Again,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. The event is an opportunity for fathers grieving the loss of a child to find support and share stories with other parents experiencing similar loss. RSVP to Jo Anne Grace, at 970-871-7629. For more information, visit grievingdads.com.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s meeting planned



A committee meeting for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Casey’s Pond, 2855 Owl Hoot Trail. For more information, visit alz.org/co or call the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern Colorado at 970-472-9798. The walk in Steamboat Springs is scheduled for Sept. 3.

Mountain Madness run/walk to benefit Northwest Colorado Health



The Mountain Madness half-marathon and 10-kilometer run/walk will be held July 2. Proceeds from the event, hosted by the Steamboat Springs Running Series, will benefit health and wellness programs at Northwest Colorado Health (formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association). It will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Parking lot, 245 Howelsen Parkway. Entries are $25 to $40 and include post-race food, prizes for winners and a raffle entry. Walkers are welcome in the 10K. Registration is available at steamboatrunningseries.com.

Yellow fever vaccine shortage

The yellow fever vaccine, recommended or required for travel to some international destinations, is in short supply. Anyone planning travel to a yellow fever risk area should contact the travel clinic at Northwest Colorado Health (formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association) to verify the vaccine is available. If possible, travelers should do this at least five weeks prior to departure. For more information, call 970-871-7336. A list of all Colorado clinics providing the yellow fever vaccine is available at colorado.gov/cdphe/international-travel.

Variety of 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.

• 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.

• 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 hosts a recovery-based yoga 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 meets 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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