Health Briefs, July 17, 2012

Seminar in health care law at The Atrium

The Atrium of the Grand Valley, 3260 North 12th St., will host a free seminar about the Affordable Care Act at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The seminar will focus on the act’s impact on senior citizens. Maura Firth, a local nonprofit health care organization member, will lead the seminar.

To RSVP or learn more about the seminar, contact The Atrium at 256-0006.

Sexual development class at planned

The Western Slope Center for Children will offer a free workshop about helping parents and caregivers nurture healthy sexual development in children from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the center, 259 Grand Ave.

The presentation will focus on how adults can respond to children’s sexual behaviors and questions in a way that fosters healthy behaviors. Participants also will learn about the scope of sexual abuse and how to protect children from sexual abuse.

Call 245-3788 to reserve a spot at the workshop. Childcare services will not be provided during the session.


End-of-life planning presentation set

Breast cancer survivor and author Jo Myers will present a seminar, Good to Go? Leave a Legacy, Not a Mess, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 25 at Java City Cafe inside St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., through Entrance 26.

Myers’ presentation will help people and their family members plan for end-of-life care and other issues. The presentation is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital cancer center support group Men Against Cancer Helping Others (MACHO).

The free session is open to the public and reservations are not required. Call 298-2351 with questions.


Camp Good Grief! for kids, teens slated

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado will host the annual Camp Good Grief! July 27-29 at Camp Cedaredge in Cedaredge.

Youth in grades three through nine who have lost a loved one are invited to attend the camp. Camp Good Grief! helps young people develop healthy coping skills, understand their emotions and deal with loss. Activities include art, music, story time and hiking. The camp is run by Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado staff and trained volunteers.

The camp costs $35 per person, which covers room and board, activities and transportation. Scholarships are available. Go to or call 245-5377 for information.


Diabetes classes at Community Hospital

Community Hospital is hosting diabetes education program classes each Wednesday this month.

The classes help people with diabetes learn how to cope with the chronic condition. A physician’s order is required to attend. The cost of the program may be covered by insurance. Call 256-6303 to schedule an appointment or learn more about the program.

The American Diabetes Association-recognized program is offered over four days each month.


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