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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 273 New Cases, Totaling 208,243 With 2 New Deaths And 196,373 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials Thursday announced 273 additional COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases so the total remains 546 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 2 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 71 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 10 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 7 new cases in Curry

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Final 2021 Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Talk: ‘The History Of Vaccines And The Christian Response To Vaccination’ By Glenn Magelssen July 28

LAFSF News:

The final lecture in the 2021 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) summer series is “The History of Vaccines and the Christian Response to Vaccination” by Glenn Magelssen.

Magelssen’s Zoom talk is 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 28.

Abstract: Vaccines have been important to human history for at least 200 years. For some of you reading this abstract you may remember getting a smallpox and/or a polio vaccine. I have included a picture of a person with smallpox as a reference to how lethal this disease was. In this talk I’ll describe the different types of vaccines. The histories


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‘Alliance Cafe’ At Unitarian Church In Santa Fe July 30

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to join the Memory Care Alliance for its July “Alliance Cafe”, 2-3 p.m. Friday, July 30 at the Unitarian Church, 107 W. Barcelona in Santa Fe.

The Memory Care Alliance monthly “Alliance Cafe” is now held the LAST Friday of every month. This is to avoid confusion that the last Friday can either be a fourth or fifth Friday.

Alliance Cafe’s are monthly social opportunities for those living with Alzheimer’s or any other related illness (including Parkinson’s), their caregivers and family members, friends, volunteers, or anyone who wishes to show support.


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 271 New Cases, Totaling 207,972 With 5 New Deaths And 196,277 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials Wednesday announced 271 additional COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases so the total remains 546 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 5 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 77 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 7 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Colfax

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 137 New Cases, Totaling 207,701 With 4 New Deaths And 196,254 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials Tuesday announced 137 additional COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases so the total remains 546 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 4 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 57 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 5 new cases in Curry County
  • 6 new cases in Doña Ana County

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David Davis: Remembering Paula Roybal Sanchez

By DAVID DAVIS 
The Memory Care Alliance

I first met Paula and her husband, Gary, when they were participants in the very first caregiving class I taught while employed at the Alzheimer’s Association.

Paula’s mother, Ruby, lived with Alzheimer’s and had passed away from the disease several years before.

Both she and Gary provided for her care until her death. After taking that caregiving course, they actively taught the same program to other caregivers in Los Alamos, Española and in their home town of Nambé.

After getting to know them both, I realized I was not alone. There were other past


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C’YA Reaches $600 In ‘Fill The Needle’ Campaign

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has reached the $600 mark, in donations received for its ‘Fill the Needle’ campaign to raise $1,000 to recognize Nambe Pharmacy in the COVID-19 Heroes project. The campaign is striving to collect $1 donations for every vaccination shot given in the community. If C’YA exceeds its $1,000 goal (to purchase an inscribed  paver at the American Pharmacy Foundation, additional donations will supply resources to those in need. Learn more at www.aphafoundation.org or call C’YA 505.695.9139. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Letters with donations received for


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 188 New Cases, Totaling 207,189 With 7 New Deaths And 195,954 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 188 additional COVID-19 cases Friday.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases so the total remains 546 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 7 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 

  • 45 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Colfax County

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LAVNS Hosts Free Talk On Hospice ‘Comfort Care’ Monday

Sherry Destromp and James Hogue of LAVNS present free talk Monday on ‘Comfort Care’. Photo by Wendi Wolfe

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director

LARSO

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc., (LAVNS) is hosting a presentation by Sherry Destromp and James Hogue on Hospice Services available in the community called, “Comfort Care”.

The hour-long event is 1 p.m. Monday, July 19 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row, and includes a question and answer period.

LAVNS Executive Director Wendi Wolfe, RN, LNCC, is coordinating the event and welcomes seniors, caregivers and loved


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 155 New Cases, Totaling 206,846 With 9 New Deaths And 195,881 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 155 additional COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases so the total remains 546 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 9 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 23 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 25 new cases in Doña

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Community Invited To Share Fitness Passion As Y Instructor

The Y needs TRX and LesMills instructors, may be able to help new instructors with certification expenses. Courtesy/Y

Y News:

Are you fit, enthusiastic and love helping the community?

Would you like to take your fitness journey to the next level?

Then we are looking for you! The Y needs more TRX and LesMills instructors. We may be able to help you with your certification expenses.

For more information, contact Y Wellness Manager Sylvie Johnson at 505.570.4208.


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 180 New Cases, Totaling 206,846 With 3 New Deaths And 195,789 Recovered

  • 62 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 7 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 5 new cases in Curry

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Newly Expanded First Born Program Of Los Alamos Has Space For Pregnant Mothers And Families With Children 0-5

A young boy relaxes on his family couch as his baby sibling sleeps peacefully on his chest. Courtesy/FBPLA

A toddler enjoys playtime recently with a blue plastic colander. Courtesy/FBPLA

FBPLA News:

First Born Program of Los Alamos (FBPLA) has expanded its support of families prenatally now up to the child’s 5th birthday.

Families may request free home visitation services prenatally or until the baby is two months old. In addition, families who are adopting or serving as foster parents may also request services. As space allows, services can be provided outside of these parameters.

Regular


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Emotional Healing: Disruption During Loss

By Dr. Ted Wiard
Golden Willow Retreat

Most people have certain routines in how they conduct their day and lives from an independent point of view, as well as how they interact with the world around them.

Routines such as waking up, taking a shower, eating and getting the day going become rituals where there is less chaos and a similar cadence to the morning.

This also happens with people around them within the family, work and communities. There are collective social agreements that derive from cultural, familial, and community norms that help each person find a way to navigate the world around


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NMDOH/NMPED: Back-To-School Pharmacy Partnership

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and Public Education Department (NMPED) today announced a partnership with local pharmacies to provide back-to-school COVID-19 vaccinations for students 12 years and older. 

Participating pharmacies have committed to giving free COVID vaccines without appointments from July 15 to Aug. 15. 

“New Mexico schools are eager to welcome students back for a safe, healthy new school year. To that end, it’s critical that children get all their required and recommended immunizations well ahead of time, and that includes the


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Triad National Security Donates Truck For Contest To Thank LANL Employees For Getting Fully Vaccinated By Sept. 3

LANL employees and eligible contractors vaccinated by Sept. 3 can sign up to win this Triad-funded Ford F-150. Courtesy/LANL

TRIAD News:

Employees and eligible contractors who are fully vaccinated by Sept. 3, 2021, will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck sponsored and funded privately by Los Alamos National Laboratory’s operator, Triad National Security. No taxpayer dollars were used to purchase the truck.

Triad purchased the truck for the contest as a thank you to employees who are helping protect their families and fellow workers by getting the COVID-19


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