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Health briefs: Thai Chi classes offered for older adults

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Tai Chi classes offered for older adults

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Aging Well program hosts Tai Chi classes for older adults Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Beginning Tai Chi is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Advanced Tai Chi is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. There is a $3 suggested donation. For more information, call 970-871-7676.

Grief support group held in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association hosts a grief education and support group from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 South Shelton Lane. The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a friend or a loved one. For more information or to RSVP, call 970-846-8319.

Hospice Daffodils available March 15

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser will be March 15. Daffodils can be pre-ordered online at nwcovna.org/daffodils, and delivery is available. Daffodils also can be purchased on sales day at the Northwest Colorado VNA, City Market, Ace at the Curve, Hayden Mercantile, Bonfiglio Drug and the Clark Store. Daffodils are $5 per bunch, $24 for five bunches and $46 for 10 bunches. Online ordering is available through March 11; there is a 10-bunch minimum for online orders. Funds raised by Hospice Daffodils help ensure the VNA can continue caring for and supporting patients nearing end of life in Routt and Moffat counties. For more information about Hospice Daffodils, call Mindy Marriott, VNA volunteer and special events coordinator, at 970-871-7609.

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Series about dangers of pain killers ongoing

The Rx Task Force, a collaboration of community organizations, is hosting a four-part lunch and learn community education series about the prevalence and dangers of heroin and painkiller use. The series continues with events from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 9, 16 and 23 at Bud Werner Library Hall. For more information, call 970-871-7647.

Cleanse discussion at Natural Grocers March 10

Natural Grocers will hold a “Cleanse Your Self” talk from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave. Dr. Kristen Van De Carr, DC, will discuss how and when to cleanse. Cleansing is one of the most effective ways to recharge. Van De Carr will discuss the best time to cleanse and which organ systems to target, as well as present an overall cleanse and examples of the many products available.

Several ongoing support groups meet this week

• A bereavement support group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Rollingstone Respite House. The group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 970-871-7629 before attending your first meeting.

• A Christian support group for parents of children who have been called home by God is at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 27441 Brandon Circle. For more information, call 970-870-7879.

• A domestic violence support group for women is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. Call Diane at 970-879-2034 before attending.

• A depression, anxiety and bipolar support group meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room 2 at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive. The group provides support, education and tools to help with everyday life. Family and friends are welcome. Call 970-819-6751 for more information.

• The Steamboat Meditation Recovery Group meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs, 2250 Copper Frontage Road, No. 202. The group also has a recovery-based yoga beforehand at 4:30 p.m. The group will explore recovery through meditation, book study and open discussion. Meetings are open to all faiths and addictions. For more information, call 720-670-8642.

• The Heartbeat of Steamboat support group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. The group is for those who have lost a loved one or friend.