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Aging And Long-Term Services Department Offers Support For Medicare Open Enrollment

on October 19, 2018 - 9:28am
NMALSD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is reminding New Mexicans that Medicare Open Enrollment began this week and runs through Dec. 7.
 
Changes made during this period will take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
 
Medicare is federal health care coverage for those 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease.
 
During open enrollment, participants can:
  • Adjust Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage.
  • Change from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan (or vice versa).
  • Switch between

Heinrich Releases Resource Guide On Federal Funding Opportunities To Address Opioid Crisis

on October 19, 2018 - 9:24am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released a Resource Guide on Federal Funding Opportunities to Address the Opioid Crisis to offer helpful information and guidance to local governments, tribes and service providers.
 
In addition to providing a clearinghouse of resources, Heinrich also encouraged eligible grant seekers in New Mexico to contact his office for assistance in identifying and competing for available funding opportunities.
 
"The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest public

PEEC Hosts Wilderness First Aid Course Nov. 3 & 4

on October 18, 2018 - 4:15pm

Earn Wilderness First Aid certifications at a two-day course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-4 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The class 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. Participants will receive their WFA certification, which is good for two years. Register now at peecnature.org or by visiting or calling the Los Alamos Nature Center at 505.662.0460.

Jeff DeBellis from SOLO Wilderness Medical School will teach this class.

Udall, Heinrich, Klobuchar Introduce Care Corps Demonstration Act

on October 18, 2018 - 6:08am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N. M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced the Care Corps Demonstration Act to build and strengthen America’s caregiving workforce, and help meet the growing demand for caregivers working with seniors and people living with disabilities.  
 
Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.).
 
By 2030, older Americans are expected to make up nearly 20 percent of the population and over the next ten years, the United States is expected

Los Alamos Task Force Paints White Rock ‘Rock’ In Support Of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

on October 16, 2018 - 1:47pm

Members of the Los Alamos Domestic Violence Task Force Paint the ‘Rock’ this afternoon at the corner of Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 in White Rock in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to show support for victims and survivors. LADVTF members from left, Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, Cpl. Adele McKenzie, Sgt. Chris Ross, Deni Fell, Maura Taylor, Kim Ferguson and Cmdr. Preston Ballew. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Members of the LADVTF also paint the side of the rock this afternoon in White Rock in support of the #SurvivorSpeaks movement. Photo by Carol A.

SFCC: Caregiver Education Day Nov. 3

on October 14, 2018 - 4:57am

DOH: Opioid Prescribing Measures Show Improvement

on October 14, 2018 - 4:57am
NMDOH News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has announced continued progress in addressing prescription drug overdose in New Mexico with its latest state quarterly prescribing report showing improved prescribing practices for opioids.
 
Opioid prescriptions dropped nearly 12 percent compared to the second quarter of last year. This reduction in prescribing comes after Governor Susana Martinez enacted legislation making it mandatory for healthcare providers to check a patient’s prescription history in the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)database when

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month ... Local Task Force Supports #SurvivorSpeaks Movement

on October 9, 2018 - 3:14pm

Los Alamos Police Officers, John Hughes of Metzger's in White Rock and Chamisa Guidance Councilor Michelangelo Loboto painted the rock Oct. 15, 2014 in White Rock in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

ADVTF News:

In conjunction with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Los Alamos Domestic Violence Task Force (LADVTF) looks forward to bringing awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October by showing support of the #SurvivorSpeaks movement. 

They also are painting the “Rock” in White Rock noon to 1 p.m. Oct.

JJAB Appreciates Generosity Surrounding Health Fair

on October 6, 2018 - 4:39am

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) Chair Alan Kirk presents Nicole Fellers with a gift backet filled with donated items. JJAB would like to thank its very special donors from this year’s Health Fair. First, thanks much to Phil Gursky and the Heart Council for the excellent job they do in putting on the fair every year. JJAB also thanks them for their donation of bike helmets to the JJAB school distribution program. In addition, JJAB thanks the generous donors for a gift basket that was raffled off during the Fair: CB FOX, Pig and Fig, RubyK’s and Smiths.

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