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Depression Is Not A Normal Part Of Aging

on May 25, 2017 - 4:06pm

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SUBMITTED BY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL 

Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. However older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one, offer to go with him or her to see a health care provider to be diagnosed and treated.

Depression is not just having “the blues” or the emotions we feel when grieving the loss of a loved one. It is a true medical condition that is treatable, like diabetes or hypertension.

How do I know if it is depression?
Someone who is depressed has

First Students Graduate From New PCA And CNA Certificate Programs At UNM-Los Alamos

on May 25, 2017 - 8:10am

Los Alamos Medical Center Environmental Services employee Maria Victoria Rygh earned her Certified Nursing Assistant and Personal Care Attendant certificates. LAMC CEO John Whiteside, left, Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace and Chief Financial Officer Steve Winegeart attended her graduation May 12 and congratulated her on her achievements. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC's Maria Victoria Rygh, right, with other CNA and PCA graduates at the May 12 ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The first students enrolled in the

Los Alamos County Council Proclaims May 21-27, 2017 'Emergency Medical Services Week'

on May 23, 2017 - 11:13am

County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, right, presents a proclamation declaring the Week of May 21-27, 2017 as 'Emergency Medical Services Week' in Los Alamos County to, from left, LAFD Safety Division Chief Wendy Swervey, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and LAFD EMS Division Chief Ben Stone. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

 

The Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation at its May 16 meeting, declaring the Week of May 21-27, 2017 as "Emergency Medical Services Week" in Los Alamos County.

 

County Councilor Antonio Maggiore presented the proclamation on behalf of the

Call For Pets To Visit Los Alamos Teen Center

on May 23, 2017 - 9:28am

Courtesy/LATC

Courtesy/LATC

LATC News:

Los Alamos Teen Center is hosting de-stress activities for teens over the next couple weeks as Los Alamos High School heads into finals week and wraps up the school year.

The Teen Center is seeking puppies, kittens and any other cute, socialized animals to visit the Teen Center May 23, May 25, May 30 and June 1. Pet owners are asked to accompany their pets for the entire visit.

The Teen Center is looking for animal visits 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. on the dates listed above.

What better way to support local teens through this time of

National Senior Health & Fitness Day May 31

on May 23, 2017 - 7:04am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is partnering with Los Alamos Senior Centers and Los Alamos Retirement Community to celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May 31,  “With Movement… There’s Improvement!”

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is all about showcasing what local groups are doing to help keep seniors healthy and fit. Why not try out a dance, music, and physical fitness class at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, White Rock Senior Center, or the Aquatic Center?

William O'Donnell Of Los Alamos Receives MD Degree

on May 22, 2017 - 6:08pm

Northern New Mexico College Nursing Student Soraida Sanchez Awarded 2017 Nightingale Scholarship

on May 22, 2017 - 8:01am
Ellen Trabka, Dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, presents 2017 Nightingale Nursing Scholarship recipient Soraida Sanchez with a $1,000 check. Courtesy/NNMC
 
NNMC News:
 
ESPANOLA  Northern New Mexico College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) student, Soraida Sanchez, was one of five associate degree nursing program students in the state to be awarded this year’s $1,000 Nightingale Scholarship. 
 
Nightingale scholarships are funded through a grant from the Nurse Excellence Fund of the New Mexico Board of Nursing, and are based on academic achievement, professional

Column: Your New Reality

on May 21, 2017 - 7:21am

By Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service

How do you start a new life after the loss of a significant person? Your life is changed forever. You have lost the experience of spending time with your loved one.  

Your loved one’s presence in your life is now based on memories, photos, writings and shared experiences. Pictures, letters, cards, videos and dreams keep that person alive in a secondary fashion, but how do you fill the space that was occupied by that person in real time? Does this mean letting go of some of your activities that were shared exclusively with that person?

Children’s Grief Center Hosts Free Summer Activities For Grieving Youth And Families

on May 21, 2017 - 6:06am
COMMUNITY News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico, which offers free support groups during the school year, is providing free summer activities for children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
  • Good Grief Day Camp: June 17 – The Children’s Grief Center is hosting a six hour day camp for children aged seven to high school senior who have had someone they love die. Good Grief Day Camp offers fun and healing through outdoor activities/challenges, sharing circles/crafts, a closing presentation and butterfly release.

Smith’s In Los Alamos Hosts Frito Pie Fundraiser Today

on May 20, 2017 - 9:36am
Smith’s in Los Alamos is hosting a Frito pie fundraiser 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to benefit the UNM Children's Hospital in Albuquerque. A drink and Frito pie will be available for $6 and a silent auction will be held, too. Both Los Alamos and White Rock Smith’s will be taking donations at the registers.

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