Health Briefs, Jan. 17, 2012

Montrose County to host radon classes

Montrose County Health & Human Services will host free radon awareness and prevention classes this month.

This week, the department will host a class from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Health & Human Services boardroom, 1845 S. Townsend Ave., and noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Montrose Regional Library, 320 S. Second St. Next week, classes will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Health & Human Services boardroom and from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at Montrose Regional Library.

Free radon test kits will be available for those who attend one of the classes. January is Radon Awareness Month, and the classes will provide information about the odorless, colorless gas that can reach unsafe levels in homes, particularly in the winter when windows are likely shut.

The Commons opens new wing

On Monday, The Commons of Hilltop, 625 27 1/2 Road, opened a memory care wing for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s on the ground floor of the facility.

The wing is secured, which means it is locked from the inside to prevent people from leaving and becoming lost. A door to an outdoor walking path will remain unlocked, and common dining and living areas are included in the wing.


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