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Health Briefs

Valley View Hospital is hosting two community health fairs in April. The first event takes place from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Riverside Middle School in New Castle. The second health fair is from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Valley View Medical Office Building, 1830 Blake Ave. Both fairs offer free health screenings and information. Optional blood chemistry analysis, prostate specific antigen and colorectal kits will be available. Those attending should not eat for 12 hours before having blood drawn, but should drink water and continue to take prescribed medications as directed. Diabetics should not fast. Participants must be 18 years of age. For information, call 384-6651 or visit and fundraiserThe third annual Mountains and Moonlight fundraiser for Roaring Fork Hospice takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Glenwood Caverns banquet room. Tickets are $25, which includes: a tram ride, dinner, live music and silent auction. Call Sean Jueng at 384-7531 for tickets.Help with Medicare Part DSeniors who still need help with Medicare Part D can call Senior Programs/RSVP to make an appointment for assistance. Senior Programs will provide each senior with personal assistance to find the plan that best meets their prescription needs. Seniors must enroll in a plan by May 15. There is a penalty attached to the plans if they do not, and there may be issues with prescriptions. Enrollment is not necessary for those who have a plan with PERA or with the Veteran’s Administration, are a retired federal employee, or have health insurance through Pacificare Horizons, Kaiser Permanente, or Humana. Call 945-9117 for an appointment.Western Slope Brain Day 2006Valley View Hospital hosts the “Holistic Approach to Community Reconnection” symposium for individuals and families affected by brain injury or disease from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Cost is $25 and registration is by April 22. To register or for more information, call the Valley View Hospital Human Resources Department at 384–6923.

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