Steamboat briefs: Healthier Living Colorado workshop offered Tuesdays

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Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, offers Healthier Living Colorado, a self-management workshop for adults 18 and older coping with chronic illnesses or health problems. The workshop is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 7 to March 13 in Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Conference Room 3. The cost is $20 for materials. Caregivers or partners are welcome to attend. The workshop is being held in partnership with Yampa Valley Integrated Health. Registration is required. Call 970-871-7676.

January designated by EPA as national radon month

The Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month.

Radon — a colorless, odorless gas that seeps from the ground — is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year, according to the EPA.

To protect yourself, the EPA suggests testing your home for radon.

Radon test kits are available for $5 from the Routt County Extension office in the Routt County Courthouse annex on Sixth Street.

Learn more about the national effort to take action against radon at www.epa.gov/radon/nram/index.html.

Aging Well offers tai chi classes for older adults

Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, offers beginning tai chi classes for older adults in Steamboat Springs and Hayden. Tai Chi for Health 1 is from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. An additional class is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Haven Community Center in Hayden. There is a $3 requested donation per class. Call 970-871-7676.

Christmas tree recycling offered at Howelsen lot

Christmas trees can be recycled through the end of January in the northeast corner of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot. All tinsel, lights, nails, decorations and ribbons must be removed. Wreaths will not be accepted. The resulting mulch is given to residents and used in city parks. For more information, call Ernie at 970-879-4300, ext. 325.

Adult day services offered at The Haven in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering adult day services at The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden, for any disabled individual older than 18 or 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 970-875-1891.

Northwest Colorado VNA offers vaccines for MMR

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine for $14 for a limited time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended two MMR vaccinations for anyone planning to travel to Europe, including children as young as 6 months old. For more information or to make an appointment, call the VNA in Steamboat Springs at 970-879-1632.

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