Health Briefs, Sept. 4, 2012

Walk to Cure Diabetes planned Sunday

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Counts and the Atchley Family will sponsor a Walk to Cure Diabetes this Sunday at Long Park.

The goal of the walk is to raise $100,000 to help the research foundation cure Type 1 diabetes. If the fundraising goal is met, a professional will speak to families with children who have diabetes for free at a new, Community Hospital- and Diabetes Counts-hosted Type 1 Diabetes Family Camp next July on Grand Mesa.

The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Mount Garfield shelter. Check-in starts at 7:45 a.m. Online registration is available at

Monthly hearing loss meeting Saturday


The monthly meeting of the Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave.

The free meeting will feature a presentation by Jay Tinglum of ADCO Hearing Products Inc. Tinglum will speak about creating a communication toolbox complete with technology and techniques for people with hearing loss. He will display equipment and demonstrate it upon request.

Call or email Amy Becktell at 241-2592 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information or to request a specific equipment demonstration at the meeting.

B4 Babies & Beyond receives $35,000


Hilltop prenatal and new parent program B4 Babies & Beyond recently received a $35,000 grant from the Caring for Colorado Foundation.

B4 Babies helps women and children access affordable health care and nutrition, growth and development, and healthy lifestyle advice. The service also offers translation and transportation services and provides assistance with doctor’s appointments.

The Caring for Colorado Foundation provides grants to health programs and organizations that help link Coloradans to health care, grow health care capacity, and make existing health care systems stronger.

Home care business has moved


Nightingale’s Home Care has moved to 2352 N. Seventh St., 
Suite C.

The home care business, formerly located at 660 Rood Ave., Suite 101, will maintain its phone number, 208-3985. Nightingale’s provides companionship, meal preparation and home cleaning services. Nightingale’s provides medication reminders but does not administer health care services.

Ethics workshop for mental health pros


The Counseling and Education Center and Community Hospital are sponsoring an ethics workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive.

“Practical Ethics: From Theory to Reality,” will focus on how counselors, therapists, social workers, case managers, psychologists, and school or mental health administrators can balance ethics with legal requirements, create a risk management plan, and comprehend the Colorado Mental Health statute and the work of lawyers and the courts system. Certificates of attendance will be given to workshop participants for Department of Regulatory Agencies professional development hours.

Michelle J. Stevens, an adjunct professor at Argosy University in Denver who has a private counseling practice in Centennial, will speak at the workshop. Contact Wynne Bouley at 216-0648 or visit for information.

Discussion slated on living with ALS


The Grand Valley ALS Support Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., in the lower level conference room.

The group meets informally to discuss living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Patients, caregivers, family and friends are welcome. Call 245-1189 or 242-5783 for information.


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