Steamboat briefs: Registration open for golf tournament at Haymaker
August 24, 2012
Registration is open for the Fall Classic golf tournament Sept. 15 and 16 at Haymaker Golf Course. The costs is $130 per player or $95 for pass holders. Tee times begin at 9 a.m. Register at Haymaker or by calling 970-870-1846.
Weigh and Win available at school until Thursday
Weigh and Win, a free community program that pays you to achieve a healthy weight is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at South Routt Elementary School. Visit http://www.weighandwin.com or search LiveWellNWCO on Facebook for more information. Call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.
Northwest Colorado VNA offers adult immunizations
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $14 adult immunizations for a limited time for measles, mumps, rubella, HPV, chicken pox, pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, and hepatitis A and B.
The VNA also is offering a vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply for the program by scheduling an appointment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend being vaccinated against meningitis 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 vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster.
To schedule an appointment, call 970-879-1632.
The Haven Assisted Living Center offers respite care
The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden offers daytime and overnight respite care for older adults who need supervision. The Adult Activity and Care program is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The program includes lunch, activities and help with personal care needs. The cost is $75 per day or $50 for a half-day. Temporary overnight care is available for as many as 30 days for qualified individuals. Clients with memory care needs are welcome at a cost of $100 per day.
The Haven, which does not provide skilled nursing care, also has private and shared rooms available for qualified older adults. The Haven accepts Medicaid. For more information, go to http://www.havenseniorliving.com or call Karen Burley at 970-875-1888.
Atmos Energy warning of possible utility credit scam
Atmos Energy issued a news release warning Colorado residents of a scam telling customers that President Barack Obama is offering to provide credits for or directly pay utility bills. Customers are then asked to provide their Social Security numbers to apply for the bogus credits or payments.
Atmos Energy reports that potential victims have been approached in person, via flyers and by social media and texting. Atmos Energy says its employees never contact customers asking for personal information.
Call Atmost Energy at 1-888-286-6700. Potential victims are asked to contact local law enforcement agencies.
Horizons Specialized Services seeks volunteers
Horizons Specialized Services is seeking caring, committed volunteers for individual mentors as well as people who enjoy group activities such as gardening, swimming, dancing and community events. For more information, call Tommy Larson at 970-879-4466, ext. 115. Horizons works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Solandt Memorial Hospital provides services for area
The Solandt Memorial Hospital aims to continually pay tribute to the memory of pioneer physician John Solandt by maintaining, preserving and using the community building for health and well-being services that provide for the needs of the community.
Dr. Louise Thielen, of Steamboat Medical Group, is available from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Thielen can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-0203. Dr. Brian Harrington, of Yampa Valley Medical Associates, is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Harrington can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-3327. Bear River Dental services are offered starting at 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evening appointments are available by calling 970-276-3123. Mental health services are available through Jody Ginger, M.A., by calling 970-213-5418.