Briefs: Local Health January 13, 2009

Tickets to Black Tie & Boots now on sale

• Tickets are on sale for Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado’s annual Black Tie & Boots Gala.
Seating is limited for the event Saturday at Two Rivers Convention Center.
A champagne reception and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Dancing follows at 9 p.m. to the music of Boogie Machine.
The event also features a live auction. The theme to Hospice’s gala this year is “Paradise Found, an Evening in the Islands.”
All proceeds from the event support Hospice. Tickets are $125 per person.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Lori Morgan at 683-4934.

Seminar explores fat-loss mistakes

• James Wilson, owner of Elite Training Solutions, is having a free seminar Thursday with educational information about fat loss and mistakes to avoid when trying to cut fat.
The seminar is titled “The Top 3 Fat Loss Mistakes.” It will cover the most common ways people unknowingly sabotage their efforts to shed fat, Wilson said.
Wilson plans to talk about fat loss strategies from top trainers across the country.
Seating is limited. To register, contact Wilson at 589-6418.
Elite Training Solutions is at 2470 F Road, No. 3, near Mauch Photography.
For questions, contact 210-5980 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). com.

Business offers free weight classes

• Curves of Grand Junction and Clifton is offering free weight management classes for women.
The classes will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Curves of Grand Junction and again at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Curves in Clifton. The classes are open to members and non-members.
The first class will be a 90-minute start-up class.
Classes will be taught by registered dietician Nadia Rodman and facilitated by weight management coaches at Curves.
For more information and to reserve a spot, call 245-7318 or 434-7331.
Women who participate in the free classes will be required to purchase a book to follow the plan. The book is $10.

Hospital schedules weight loss workshop

• A free workshop titled “5 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss” will be presented by Dr. Wes Sheader at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Hospital’s Lower Level Conference Room.
The conference will be presented again at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Goodwill Community Room, 630 24 1/2 Road.
Call 201-8790 to reserve a seat.
Sheader is with the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.

Midwifery expanding into Grand Valley

• Mountain Birth Midwifery is expanding services to include Grand Junction.
The business operates out of Rico.
Services offered by Mountain Birth are prenatal and postpartum care, home birth, lab testing for pregnancy, pre-conception and infertility, doula services in the home or hospital, childbirth education classes, breastfeeding classes, parenting classes, birth control/family planning, breast pump rental/supplies, pregnancy massage, prenatal yoga, grief counseling after pregnancy loss and vaginal birth after Cesarean birth.
Mountain Birth Midwifery Services is offering free pregnancy tests and free initial consultations in honor of its expansion.
Rebecca Pugh, registered midwife and certified professional midwife, and Marlene Bergman, midwife assistant/doula, operate Mountain Birth Midwifery.
Appointments are available by calling 970-708-1298.


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