Health briefs: Aging Well exercise classes offered
February 5, 2017
Aging Well exercise classes available for older adults
Northwest Colorado Health hosts Aging Well fitness classes in Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek and Yampa. Gentle, intermediate and advanced exercise and Tai Chi classes are available to help older adults improve strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. A $3 donation per class is appreciated. For a full schedule of classes and other Aging Well programs, visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/agingwell or call 970-871-7676.
Rx Task Force holding discussion
Routt County’s Rx Task Force will host a follow-up conversation recapping a recent presentation about normal teen development and mental health concerns at noon Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Olympian Hall, 845 Howelsen Parkway.
The group plans to discuss how to support children and parents, while questioning issues of teen development and mental health.
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Free breast exams available for qualified women
Women age 40 to 64 who have limited or no health insurance may qualify for free breast exams and cervical cancer screenings. In addition to meeting age and income requirements, women must live in Colorado, be legal residents (or legally present) in the U.S. and have not had a mammogram or Pap test in the past 12 months. Women's Wellness Connection is a program at Northwest Colorado Health. For more information, visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/wwc or call 970-879-1632.
Program expands eligibility for cervical cancer screenings
Northwest Colorado Health is offering free cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to women age 21 to 64 through the Women's Wellness Connection. Eligibility for these services previously began at age 40. 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. For more information, visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/wwc or call 970-879-1632.