Health and Wellness Briefs, May 28, 2103

Alzheimer’s class today at Bozarth

The Alzheimer’s Association will host a class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the community room at Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, 2595 U.S. Highway 6&50.

The class will focus on legal and financial planning related to a person with Alzheimer’s. RSVP to 256-1274 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Open houses Wednesday at Strive sites


Strive, formerly Mesa Developmental Services, will host open houses at three of their locations between 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The sites are Strive headquarters at 950 Grand Ave., Uniquely Yours at 433 Main St., and Western Colorado Botanical Gardens at Riverside Parkway and South Seventh Street.

Diabetes class Wednesday at St. Mary’s


St. Mary’s Hospital will host a free class today that will explain insulin pump therapy and discuss the newest in diabetes care technology from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The class will take place in the Grand Mesa Room on the second floor of St. Mary’s Life Center, 2686 Patterson Road. The class is for people with diabetes who are on insulin and their friends, family members and caregivers. A certified diabetes educator from St. Mary’s Diabetes Education Program will lead the class.

Call 298-2582 to register or for more information. Space in the class is limited.

Birth Story Circle this Saturday


Birth Smart will host a Birth Story Circle from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hampton Inn, 205 Main St.

Psychologist Gen Morris will host the event, where girls and women age 15 and older can gather to share or hear birth stories. Participants do not have to be mothers to attend.

Birth Smart is a local volunteer organization that connects families with information about goods, services and resources in the Grand Valley for pregnant women and new mothers. Visit for more information.

Comfort Keepers owners awarded


Benjamin and Ora Lee, owners of Comfort Keepers of Colorado, Western Slope, were given the President’s Club Award during the Comfort Keepers Leadership Conference April 11-13 in Boca Raton, Fla.

Twenty-five Comfort Keepers franchise offices received the award this year. The award is given to branches of the in-home care company that generated the highest revenue within one territory over the previous 12 months.

Comfort Keepers offers in-home care services for seniors and other adults. Services include nursing, companionship, meal preparation, light cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry and some transportation.


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