Health Briefs, Jan. 15, 2013

Hospice seeks 100 volunteers

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado is looking for 100 new volunteers in 2013. Those interested in volunteering for the organization can attend a volunteer information session from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 22 in Conference Room 101 at Hospice Care Center, 3090 N. 12th St., Unit B.

Patient and family support volunteers can help by visiting with patients, sharing hobbies and stories, reading to a patient, running errands, providing transportation, or relieving a caregiver for a short time. Volunteers receive training and scheduling is flexible.

Contact Diane Dickey at 257-2378 to learn more about volunteering.

Dental screenings offered Jan. 23, 30


Oral Health Care Partners, 2552 F Road, will perform free fillings and crowns for uninsured children in the Grand Valley during this year’s Give Kids a Smile Day.

The day is a national event sponsored by the American Dental Association on Feb. 1. Participating children will first receive X-rays, an exam and a dental cleaning on one of two screening days, Jan. 23 and 30, then they can come back for restoration work on Feb. 1. Any overflow work may be done on Feb. 8.

No local, uninsured child up to age 18 will be turned away, but the office would prefer to focus on children between the ages of 8 and 14.

Good Samaritan Clinic needs volunteers


Volunteers are needed for the next Good Samaritan Clinic of Western Colorado on Jan. 26.

Health care providers, nurses, licensed mental health providers, and a person to help with front desk duties are needed and specialists are requested.

The clinic is free and open monthly to uninsured Mesa County residents who have trouble accessing medical and mental health services. The clinic is located at 2470 Patterson Road, Unit 1B.

New chiropractor joins Rimrock office


Rimrock Chiropractic, 1133 Patterson Road, has added a new person to their practice: Dr. Mike Tennant. Tennant has more than 22 years of chiropractic experience and is accepting patients. Call 243-1388 to schedule an appointment with him.


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