Briefs, March 29, 2012

Shop with a Doc at 24 Road City Market

Dr. Ryan Gunyan of Roman Family Chiropractic will show shoppers where to find healthy food options Saturday at City Market, 630 24 Road.

The Shop with a Doc event will take place at 3 p.m. Gunyan will offer health tips and show people where to find items such as gluten-free and organic food in the store.

The event is free, and anyone who attends can enter a drawing to win the healthy ingredients they pick that day.

Call 243-8896 for information.

Veterans benefits events this weekend


Two area senior communities are hosting April Fool’s weekend events:

■ Mesa View, 601 Horizon Place, will have a Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance benefits program, followed by a three-course supper, at 4 p.m. Friday; a complimentary dinner followed by live accordion music from Ula is at 2 p.m. Saturday; and an ice cream sundae social is at 3 p.m. Sunday. To RSVP or for information, call 241-0772.

■ The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 North 12th St., will host a Aid and Attendance benefit program followed by a three-course dinner at 11:30 a.m. Friday; live Celtic music with appetizers and refreshments at 1:45 p.m. Saturday; and an ice cream sundae social at 3 p.m. Sunday. To RSVP or for information, call 256-0006.

Restaurant fundraiser for Larimer House


Every Tuesday in April a percentage of restaurant sales at Pantuso’s Ristorante will be donated to Hilltop’s Latimer House, a nonprofit that works with individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

The restaurant at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, specializes in Italian cuisine.

Call Karla Kitzman, program coordinator at Latimer House, at 241-0324 for more information.

Safety grant to help 2 Montrose schools


Safer routes for children to walk or bicycle to Pomona Elementary and Columbine Middle Schools in Montrose will become a reality because of a $250,000 grant from the Colorado Safe Routes to School program. 

The project will consolidate and realign the entrance and exit from the Columbine Middle School parking lot at the intersection of South 12th Street and Park Avenue and add bulb-outs and 10-foot-wide sidewalks at the intersection. The project will construct bulb-outs at the bike-path crossing of South 12th Street at Rotary Park, sidewalks along South Ninth Street and South 10th Street near the Pomona School, and pedestrian-activated flashing lights at the bike-path crossing of Park Avenue.

The grant contract will be finalized later this year, followed by in-house design and construction in 2014. For more information on the Safe Routes to School Program, visit

Session for new Medicare recipients


Are you becoming eligible for Medicare and confused about your health care choices?

The Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program will have a two-hour educational session at 10 a.m. April 4, specifically for new Medicare beneficiaries, at RSVP, 422 White Ave., in the lower level of the US Bank Building.

Seating is limited. Call 243-9839 to reserve a seat.

Program needs senior volunteers


St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent Program, which pairs limited-income adult volunteers ages 55 and older with special-needs and at-risk children in Mesa and Delta county schools, is seeking volunteers to help tutor and mentor children.

Volunteers serve in the classrooms of nonprofit day care centers, preschools and public schools, under the supervision of a certified teacher. Volunteers may be eligible to receive a nontaxable hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement, an annual wellness exam and other benefits.

Call Tanya at 263-9091, Ext. 6 for information.


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