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A new program, LIFESTEPS, offered by Glenwood Medical Associates helps you emphasize what you are doing right to help lose weight.The LIFESTEPS Weight Management Program teaches small groups of adults to successfully take gradual steps toward changing their eating and physical activity behaviors. Participants learn about nutrient needs, portion sizes, the benefits of moderate physical activity, and how to manage high-risk eating situations. The leader, a trained health professional, assists the participants in designing eating and physical activity plans they can live with. In addition to the weekly group sessions, each participant receives a workbook and other materials.The program is designed for individuals who are committed to taking positive steps toward better health and weight management based on sound nutrition principles.For more information on the LIFESTEPS Weight Management Program at GMA, contact Jeanne Luetke at 309-0784. An orientation session for the next class will be held at GMA at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29, and again at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Classes start Jan. 12.

JVA Consulting has been awarded a continuation grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services compassion Capital Fund to provide monetary grants, training and technical assistance to grassroots faith-based and community organizations across Colorado which serve baby boomers and older adults.JVA is now accepting applications for the Colorado Compassion Initiative (CCI) funding cycle of Feb. 20 through Sept. 30. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 30.To find out more about the CCI grants, how to register for a Jan. 7 or Jan. 8 pre-application workshop (mandatory for new applicants) and to download documents, go to

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