On Tuesday, March 21, the Valley Wellness Centers of Glenwood and Basalt, will offer a free health presentation, titled “The Benefits of Raw Food.” The presentation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mid Valley Office, which is located at 24451 Highway 82 in Basalt. The featured speakers will be Aaron Nickamin and David Nickamin.Aaron Nickamin studied Special Physical Education and Rehabilitation at the University of Arizona and worked as an Elementary Adaptive Physical Education Specialist in Amphitheatre Public Schools in Tucson, Ariz. He is a graduate of Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, Calif., and China Beijing International Training Center in Beijing, with a focus on Tuina (Chinese massage/manipulation), pulse reading and acupuncture technique.David Nickamin completed his B.A. in psychology from Northern Arizona University in 1990, then attended Boulder School of Massage and became nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork. He has been pursuing a career in balanced methods of alternative health for the past 12 years. His experience includes development of health and rehabilitative programs for people of all ages, health facilities management, and over 1,000 hours of accredited training in massage.Information: http://www.drdavedc. com; http://www.wininstititute.org; Larry Heinrichs, 947-1701.
Two AARP Driver Safety programs will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 22 and 23 and April 26 and 27 at Colorado Mountain College Senior Center, 1402 Blake Ave. There is a $10 fee, which includes the workbook and handouts. The program is a completely revised AARP Driver Safety course directed toward drivers 50 and older. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.Information and registration: Linda, 947-8461
The New Castle senior lunch meal site changed last week and will be held at the Castle Valley Ranch Senior Housing community room at noon every Monday. The facility is located at 201 Castle Valley Blvd. Please call 984-9565 for meal reservations by Friday noon to attend the Monday lunch.
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