Briefs, Feb. 6, 2010

Hilltop opens new programs for seniors

Hilltop has opened two new programs as part of its Senior Life Options service.

Handy Helpers is designed to help seniors manage time-consuming and overwhelming daily tasks. Generational Solutions provides elders and their families with information and support for the challenges of aging.

For information, calling 241-3184.

County programs seeks senior volunteers

Mesa County RSVP Inc. has numerous volunteer positions for ages 55 and older for:

Program coordinators at the Community Food Bank.

Senior scholar tutors. Training is Feb. 25.

A variety of positions for Mosaic.

Butterfly baby sitters at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens.

Meal-site volunteers and drivers for Gray Gourmet.

Greeters at the Western Colorado Math and Science Center.

RSVP’s one-time projects, which require no long-term commitment.

Call 243-9839 or visit http://www.rsvpgrandjunction.org for more opportunities and information.

Group seeks donations for wounded vets

The Mount Garfield Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking donations for U.S. soldiers who are recovering from wounds in Germany.

Personal and clothing items will replenish the Landstuhl Warrior Ministry Center Clothes Closet.”

For a list of items needed and information, call Teri Dunn at 314-6286 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Donors raise $1,800 for Haitian relief

Community members helped Healing Horizons raise more than $1,800 to benefit the relief effort for Haiti during its fundraising event Jan. 23. Call 256-8449 for information.

Scholarship offered to Mesa student

PEO Chapter N of Grand Junction will award its annual Community Scholarship of $1,000 to a junior or senior woman at Mesa State College for the 2010-11 school year.

Qualifications for the scholarship include a minimum GPA of 2.5, a resident of Mesa County, and financial need as demonstrated through a current FAFSA application.

Deadline to apply is March 1. An application form and details can be found at http://www.mesastate.edu under “general scholarships” or at Mesa State College’s Financial Aid office.

Call Bev Dwire at 261-6130 for information.

Travel lecture series begins Tuesday

The Herb Bacon Travel Lecture Series will begin Tuesday at the Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St.

Bacon will share his journeys to foreign lands at noon Feb. 9 (Scotland); Feb. 16 (Alaska); March 16 (Chile, Easter Island, Bolivia and Peru); March 23 (Patagonia); and March 30 (Brazil and the Amazon River).

The series is free to the public and donations are welcome.

Call Miffie Blozvich at 242-0971, ext. 214 for information.


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