Steamboat briefs: VNA offers tools to help residents quit nicotine

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— The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Colorado Quit Line can help residents quit their nicotine habit. Call Liz at the VNA at 875-1882. Free counseling, patches and gum are available through the Colorado Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW, or www.coquitlne.org.

Newborn Network offers parenting support resources

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children from birth to age 3. Newborn Network's free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child as old as 3 can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

Registration open for Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge

Registration is open for the fourth annual Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge, Sept. 6 at Eighth and Oak streets in downtown Steamboat Springs. Participants can enter recipes in red chili, green chili, firehouse, salsa and cornbread categories. The competition is open to all. The event includes live music, dancing, craft vendors and children's activities. Visit www.mainstreetsteamboatsprings.com, or call 846-3352 for details.

Adult day services offered from VNA at The Haven

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, or VNA, is offering adult day services at The Haven Assisted Living in Hayden, for any disabled individual older than 18 or for elderly individual who is looking for daily activities where oversight is provided. Services are provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Meals, medication administration, activities, assistance with bathing and wellness assessments are available. For more information and to register, Call Diane Girty at 875-1891.

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