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Train to volunteer for Hospice in December

Yampa Valley Health

Hospice volunteer training offered Dec. 8 and 9

Northwest Colorado Health will host a hospice certification training for individuals interested in volunteering their time to support hospice patients and families in Routt, Moffat or Grand counties. The training will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 South Shelton Lane. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. The two-day training and a one-year commitment are required to be a hospice volunteer. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, including helping hospice patients and families with errands, meal preparation and light household tasks or simply sharing hobbies and interests. For more information or to register, call Mindy Marriott at 970-871-7609.

Casey’s Pond holds winter preparedness seminar series

Casey’s Pond Distinctive Senior Living is holding a seminar series to help local residents prepare for winter. All events take place at Casey’s Pond, 2855 Owl Hoot Trail. A joint protection, balance and fall precaution seminar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. A seminar about taking care of ones body for winter activities is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Interested persons can also make an appointment with a Casey’s Pond team member to help establish a winter preparation plan.

For more information, email or call 970-879-8855.

Free diabetes screenings offered on World Diabetes Day

Northwest Colorado Health is recognizing World Diabetes Day by offering free, drop-in cardiovascular and diabetes screenings from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Screenings include blood glucose test, cholesterol panel, blood pressure, body mass index and personalized education to help individuals prevent diabetes and heart disease. Free screenings also are available by appointment. For more information, call 970-879-1632.

Program for moms now using eWIC card

The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children has switched from paper checks to a debit-style eWIC card. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant women, mothers and children who qualify. Allocations for WIC-approved foods are added to participants’ eWIC cards. The card eliminates confusion and check-out time in the grocery store. Research has found WIC increases duration of pregnancies, reduces infant mortality and low birthweight and helps prevent nutrition deficiencies in children. Woman and children in WIC also are more likely to receive prenatal care and/or have a regular source of medical care. WIC is offered at Northwest Colorado Health in Steamboat Springs and Craig. For more information, visit or call 970-871-7677.

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