Briefs: Health workshop begins April 26 |

Briefs: Health workshop begins April 26

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE ” Do you live with arthritis, chronic pain, heart disease, Parkinson’s or another chronic illness?

Eagle County Adult Services is offering “Healthier Living: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions,” a free, six-week workshop for people 60 and older. Nutrition and exercise will be major topics and participants also will be taught ways to cope with pain, depression, fatigue and stress.

The workshop takes place on six consecutive Thursday evenings beginning on April 26 at the Golden Eagle Community Center in Eagle from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For registration or more information, call 328-1005.

The workshop will be taught by Doreen Constantine, Eagle County adult services caseworker, and Karen Hoeger, senior site coordinator.

Eagle County Adult Services also is offering a refresher class for drivers over the age of 50. The purpose of the class is to help drivers avoid tickets and accidents. Participants may also received discounts on their car insurance.

Don Olsen, Eagle County’s adult services program assistant, has been trained by the American Association of Retired Persons to run the program.

The class will be held on May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Golden Eagle Community Center, 715 Broadway, Eagle. Cost is $10 per person. To register call 328-1121.

BEAVER CREEK ” More than 1,000 energy efficient light bulbs will be given away at Beaver Creek’s annual Green Day celebration from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday.

The light bulbs will be given out in front of Beaver Creek’s lift ticket office. Skiers and snowboarders will be encouraged to conserve energy by replacing at least one light bulb in their homes as part of the ENERGY STAR Change a Light Pledge.

The resort’s goal is to receive 1,500 pledges to change at least one light at home,” said Zach Tibodeau, environmental coordinator for Beaver Creek.

Changing 1,500 light bulbs would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 669,000 pounds and save 423,000 kilowatt-hours of energy ” equivalent to taking 54 cars off the road or not powering 36 homes from coal for one year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The resort will replace about 100 light bulbs with energy efficient fluorescent bulbs, Tibodeau said.

VAIL ” Camp Vail will be held this summer at Red Sandstone Elementary School from early June to late August. The Vail Recreation District camp is open to kids age 5 to 12 and has room for 100 campers each day.

Registration for all Vail rec district summer camps ” including Camp Vail, Pre Kamp Vail, Camp Eco Fun and skateboarding clinics at the Lionshead garage skatepark ” begins April 2nd on a first-come first-served basis.

Visit for more information and to download registration forms, which can be faxed to 479-2835.; or visit rec district’s Youth Services office in the Lionshead parking garage.

Youth Services Director Chad Young can also be reached for more information at or 479-2292.

VAIL ” Residents of Vail and surrounding areas can attend the Jewish Resource Center-Chabad’s Community Seder on the first night of Passover at 7 p.m. April 2 at the Antlers at Vail in Lionshead Village. Rabbi Dovid Mintz will lead the Seder.

The Jewish Resource Center also will host a matzo bakery on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at 927 Red Sandstone Road, Unit 14D, in Vail.

Mintz will lead a workshop, “Passover for Dummies,” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 28 at the Inn at Riverwalk in Edwards.

For more information or to make reservations, call Chabad at 476-7887 or visit

SUMMIT COUNTY ” A late start to winter in New England and high demand for summer recreation has spurred the U.S. Forest Service to think about streamlining its review process for alpine slides, mountain bike parks and other summertime activities on ski mountains.

The change in policy could be similar to when the agency a few years ago relaxed its ban on outdoor advertising to permit trail maps on chairlift safety bars.

The National Ski Areas Association asked for the change.

“From a Forest Service perspective, we’re realizing that ski areas need to become four-season resorts to survive,” said Beth LeClair of the U.S. Forest Service’s winter sports program.

For example, mountain bike parks could be located in the same places as terrain parks in order to concentrate activity, LeClair said.

” Bob Berwyn

BEAVER CREEK ” Beaver Creek Ski Patrol will test candidates who want to join its ranks Saturday and March 31.

The ski test consists of two to three runs in variable conditions. Test results will be announced right after the ski test.

Those who pass the test will be invited to fill out an application for the patrol, which hires new members in the fall.

Ski patrollers open and close the slopes each day, provide emergency medical care and enforce the mountain’s rules.

Anyone interested in joining either test day should call Beaver Creek Ski Patrol at 845-6610. Reservations are required and should be made in advance of either test date. Participants meet at 9:30 a.m. at Patrol Headquarters at the top of the Cinch Express Lift.

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