Steamboat briefs: Heeling Friends is seeking pets, owners for program

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Heeling Friends, Routt County’s animal-assisted therapy program, is holding spring recruitment March 6 to 8. If you and your pet are friendly, sociable and available to make a two-year commitment to the program, call Lynette Weaver at 970-871-0021 by Thursday.

Northwest Colorado VNA is offering vaccinations

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering DTaP and Tdap vaccinations to protect against whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria for $14. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory infection. The best way to prevent it is through vaccination. DTaP is for children ages 6 and younger, and Tdap, the whooping cough booster vaccine, is for people ages 7 and older. To make an appointment, call 970-879-1632 in Routt County or 970-824-8233 in Moffat County.

Steamboat Art Museum shop seeks local pieces

The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop is seeking work by local artists and craftspeople. The shop sells artist work on a consignment basis. Proceeds help support the museum. Unframed paintings, prints, drawings or photography as well as hand-crafted works such as jewelry, pottery, textiles and high-quality craft items are welcome. The shop is looking to include more offerings that appeal to children and young adults. Interested artists can bring their work in for consideration. Call 970-870-1755 or email sam@steamboatartmuseum.com.

Cultural integration group seeks bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

Bank account established for Jim Dailey’s expenses

Friends and family of Routt County resident Jim Dailey have established an account in his name at Yampa Valley Bank to help with the ongoing cost of medical care and living expenses. Dailey was hurt in late October when he fell from a roof he was building. He crushed a heel and a wrist in the accident. To donate to the Jim Dailey Recovery Fund, stop by Yampa Valley Bank or Healthy Solutions market.

Aging Well has calendars available for winter classes

Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, has winter class calendars available. Fitness classes for older adults are offered in Steamboat, Hayden, Oak Creek and Yampa. The winter schedule includes beginner tai chi for health, Arthritis Foundation Exercise and healthier living, a chronic disease self-management workshop. There is a $3 requested donation per class unless otherwise noted. Stop by the VNA, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101, to pick up a calendar or visit www.nwcovna.org to view a class schedule. For more information, call 970-871-7676.

VNA to offer meningitis vaccinations for students

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for youths ages 11 to 18, as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a meningococcal vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster. For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

Newborn Network offering free resources for parents

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children as old as 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 age 3 or younger can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

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