Steamboat briefs: VNA offers meningitis vaccines for students

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— High school seniors, now is the time to get your Menactra vaccine to protect you against meningitis. College freshman living in dormitories are at increased risk for meningococcal disease and should be vaccinated with Menactra before entering college. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers drop-in clinics for adolescents from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs. Vaccinations also are available by appointment. For more information, call the VNA at 879-1632.

Steamboat Ski Area seeks ambassadors for 2010-11

Ambassador spring hiring clinics for the 2010-11 season are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 and 13. Ambassadors must have a good working knowledge of the community and the resort, and they must be strong skiers or riders. Sign up at the Information Center in Gondola Square.

Aging Well starts tai chi class at community center

Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, is offering a new Tai Chi for Health Class, level one. The first class is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The class is for anyone starting tai chi or for those looking to refresh their tai chi skills. The health benefits of tai chi include better fitness and balance, increased flexibility and muscle strength and an integration of body, mind and spirit. For information or to sign up for class, call Aging Well at 871-7676.

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Caroline Petrie 2 years, 11 months ago

The Meningitis Foundation of America (MFA), a national organization, would like the public & media to know that information is available regarding the diagnosis, treatment & prevention of meningitis. MFA was founded in 1997 by parents whose children were affected by meningitis. In addition to supporting vaccination & preventing meningitis, the MFA provides information to educate the public & medical professionals so that the early diagnosis, treatment &, most important, prevention of meningitis, will save lives. Meningitis is a dangerous & often times fatal inflammation of the brain &/or spinal cord that can leave survivors with serious life-long physical problems MFA would like to be considered as a news resource for the disease. For further information, visit the MFA website at www musa org.

Thank you, MFA Box 1818 El Mirage AZ 85335 480 270 2652 World Meningitis Day 24 April 2011 www comoonline org Educate~Vaccinate~Eradicate

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