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Caregiver support group formed

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Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE ” A monthly support group for people caring for loved ones suffering from dementia will have its first meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 16, at the Golden Eagle Community Center in Eagle.

The group will meet the third Tuesday of every month at the center, located at 715 Broadway in Eagle.

The meetings are meant for caregivers to share their experiences, and information on legal, financial and medical resources will be provided by occasional speakers. Each month’s meeting will have a specific topic.

The group will be facilitated by Doreen Constantine, adult services case worker for the county. Registration is not required, but Constantine can be reached at 328-1483 for more information.

EDWARDS ” Colorado Mountain College’s spring semester to begins Jan. 12, and there is still time to register for classes at the Edwards campus

The Vail-Eagle Valley campus offers noncredit courses in retirement planning, exercise, computer programs such as Outlook and Photoshop, and other subjects. Students can also earn their associate degree or a certificate in early-childhood education or fire science.

Developmental education, citizenship and GED preparation courses also are available. A The Intensive Academic Language Skills program, which began last fall, is for English as a Second Language students moving to classes taught in English.

Classes are listed online at http://www.coloradomtn.edu/register and in the CMC catalogue, which is available at the Edwards campus, the Vail and Avon libraries, and Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley high schools.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Mike Marolt will climb up and ski down the slopes of Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs for 24 hours on Feb. 3 and 4 to raise money for Edwards-based The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

Marolt’s effort will be part of the 24 Hours of Sunlight, a winter endurance race. Last year, winners Greg Hill and Jimmy Faust climbed and skied 50,100 vertical feet in the race.

The Heuga Center’s programs are designed to keep people suffering from multiple sclerosis active.

“Last year the winners essentially climbed the equivalent of two Mt. Everests,” Marolt said.


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