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Junior Achievement in search of volunteers for local schools

Junior Achievement, an organization committed to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in today's economy, is looking for volunteers to work with local students.

JA makes volunteering easy by providing fun, engaging curriculum that helps to teach the importance of financial responsibility, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Volunteers share their own life lessons to bring relevancy to the activities. 

Volunteers are needed at Soda Creek Elementary School and Strawberry Park School Elementary this spring for a short-term commitment of five sessions. Contact Sally Messinger at smessinger@jacolorado.org for more information.

"Is that Home Healthy?" workshop slated for April 18

Area professionals who work with individuals in clients' homes are invited to the educational community workshop, "Is that Home Healthy?", set for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 in the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors training room, next door to Freshies restaurant.

The workshop, taught by a certified healthy homes evaluator from the nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado in Denver, is open to professionals such as social workers, housing managers, visiting nurses, inspectors and home remodelers who visit modest- to lower-income clients. The class will explain how to respond when encountering such issues as asbestos, radon, ventilation, pests, mold and moisture and home maintenance concerns. The workshop is sponsored by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Routt County Environmental Health Department. RSVPs are requested to suzie@yvsc.org

Program expands eligibility for cervical cancer screenings

Northwest Colorado Health is now offering free cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to women ages 21 to 64 through the Women's Wellness Connection. Eligibility for these services previously began at age 40.

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To qualify, women must meet financial qualifications, be in the U.S. legally and have limited or no health insurance. Women's Wellness Connection is a program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/wwc or call 970-879-1632 for more information.

Agency offers free, confidential Medicare assistance, counseling

The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado has established a new local office to provide free, confidential counseling to anyone with questions about Medicare.

For more information, contact Betsy Packer at 970-819-6401 or medicareship@gmail.com.