Susanne Alexander, author of “Empowered Healing, Creating Quality of Life While Journeying through Cancer,” will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Yampa Valley Medical Center conference rooms. The advice and knowledge in “Empowered Healing” comes from Alexander’s experience taking care of her late husband, Craig Farnsworth, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007. She will discuss how cancer changes relationships with families and friends and how people can integrate the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional elements of healing. Attendees will receive lunch and a complimentary copy of her book.
Also Tuesday, Dr. Maryann Wall will present a Taking Care of Me program about melanoma at 6 p.m. in the conference rooms. Melanoma is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Colorado. The discussion, “Melanoma: Know the Signs, Save Your Own Life,” will provide important information about this serious skin cancer.
The free programs are sponsored by YVMC’s Cancer Care Services and the 4 Yellow Foundation.
Aging Well summer class calendars now available
Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, has summer class calendars available featuring fitness classes for older adults. Classes are offered in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Oak Creek and Yampa. The summer schedule includes tai chi, Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Healthier Living, a chronic disease self-management workshop. Most classes are ongoing, and drop-ins are welcome. There is a $3 requested donation per class unless otherwise noted. Stop by the VNA, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, to pick up a calendar, or visit www.nwcovna.org to view a class schedule. For more information, call 970-871-7676.
Pig-Out for Partners event is May 24 at the Tap House
Pig-Out for Partners, an annual fundraiser for Partners in Routt County, is all day May 24 at The Tap House Sports Grill, 729 Lincoln Ave. The Tap House will donate 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to Partners, and Partners staff members will be at the restaurant from 5 to 7 p.m. Partners has been serving Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek for more than 15 years by matching at-risk youths with responsible adults who serve as role models, advocates and friends, according to a news release. To make a tax-deductible donation in lieu of attending the event, contact Executive Director Libby Foster at 970-879-6141 or email@example.com. Find more information about Partners at www.partnersrouttcounty.org.
Service Learning Institute is accepting applications
The Service Learning Institute is accepting applications for students entering sixth through ninth grades in the fall. Youths participate in local volunteer projects and gain civic pride and self-development while having fun on a crew. Orientation is June 8. Choose from four two-week summer sessions from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The $25 cost includes a water bottle and a T-shirt. Call 970-879-2135 or visit www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org for more information and an application.
Aging Well offers fitness walking class on Mondays
Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, is offering a fitness walking class from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays from May 7 to June 25 at the Haven Community Center. The class is for new and seasoned fitness walkers interested in tracking progress and walking with a group. There is a $3 requested donation per class. Call 970-871-7676.
Water conservation rebate program launches Monday
Mount Werner Water and the city of Steamboat Springs will launch a commercial and residential water conservation rebate program Monday to replace old toilets, dishwashers, washing machines and irrigation components. Funds are limited and offered on first-come, first-served basis. Visit www.mwwater.com for more information.
Volunteers sought to teach English, help with program
Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to teach English. The in-home tutoring program trains and matches volunteers with limited English speaking community members. Get to know residents from other cultures while helping them learn English. For more information, call Roddy at 970-620-1513.
Integrated Community also is looking for volunteers to help with its resource and referral program. Practice your Spanish skills while assisting community members from other cultures. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.