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The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) assists Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers to make informed health care choices. High Country RSVP has a group of trained volunteers which provide this free service in Garfield County.To request an appointment, please call 384-8744.To volunteer to be a SHIP counselor please, call 947-8462

Join the seniors at Valley Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday for a delicious luncheon. Enjoy conversation with neighbors, meet new friends and learn what’s happening in the Parachute community. The food is prepared by Rifle Senior Center and is very nutritious and tasty. Valley Senior Center is located at 540 N. Parachute Ave. in North Parachute. For reservations, call 285-7216 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays. Everyone is welcome for bingo at 7 p.m. every Saturday, with soft drinks and snacks.

Helping Hands for Seniors may be able to help Glenwood Springs area senior citizens (or disabled) who need assistance with basic yard and household maintenance.This new service program sponsored by High Country RSVP can help with basic yard work, basic maintenance, and basic home repair.Please call 384-8746. Someone will call you back and try to match you up with skilled volunteers and other community resources and get your job done.

Valley View offers free yoga sessions to those affected by cancer.Restorative yoga for patients currently in treatment, will be held from 4-5 p.m. Mondays. Call 384-6954 for more information.Vibrant Health yoga for patients who are not currently in treatment, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.Contact Nova Loverro-Sprick, yoga therapist and cancer survivor, at 945-9515 for more information. For more information on continuing classes, call the Integrated Therapies Department at 384-6954.

Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts is participating in the Knit for the Cure by offering pre-made kits for donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.Knitters and crocheters can also donate finished products to be sold at the Race for the Cure in this July in Aspen. Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts is a nonprofit retail store operating under Mountain Valley Development Services. For more information about the events or to register for a class, please call 928-0774.

Applications for the Glenwood Community Gardens are now available at Good Health Grocery, the Glenwood Springs Community Center and in the lobby of the Glenwood Springs Library. Please do not disturb librarians with questions.Please call Jennifer at 945-9266 with questions.

The July 1 meeting of the Western Colorado Chapter, National Railway Historical Society will feature a rare video entitled “Cumbres!” It traces the history of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad from its Rio Grande roots through 1990 and features interviews with such railroad historians as Bob Richardson and Jackson Thode. The 7 p.m. meeting at the Glenwood Railroad Museum (413 7th St.) is free and open to the public: since the Amtrak station is closed at that hour, use the west stairs down to the passenger platform, then proceed east to the museum door. Questions can be directed to

Art and Allison Daily, authors of “Out of the Canyon: A True Story of Loss and Love,” will have a book signing from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Pour House restaurant, 351 Main St., Carbondale.”Out of the Canyon” is the story of the tragic accident a number of years ago when a boulder tumbled from the cliffs in Glenwood Canyon, smashing into the Daily family’s car, killing Art Daily’s wife, Kathy, and two sons, Tanner and Shea, but sparing him. The book is about the reawakening of love and healing of two broken lives. More about their story can be found at

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