Posts Categorized: Health and Wellness

3 Board members sought for HRRMC

The Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) has 3 openings for its Board of Directors. Self-Nomination/Acceptance forms are available now and must be submitted by February 28th, 2014. Contact Juanita Ward at 719-530-2231 for forms and more information.

In 2012, 1,114 voters chose 2 new directors from a hotly contested field of 8 candidates. Term limits voters imposed last May (and one seat that will be vacating) have opened up the running this year. Marilyn Bouldin and Charles J. [...]

Salida Schools Earns State Distinction Thanks to Healthy School Food Collaboration

In December, the State Board of Education named Salida Schools as a District of Distinction. Typically this recognition is awarded to less than 10% of districts in the state, and is based on academic achievements, graduation rates, test scores, and attendance.

Salida School District Superintendent Darryl Webb believes that a complete culinary overhaul of school meals has played an essential role in gaining the District of Distinction accreditation.

Salida Blood Drive


Salida Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 21
11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Masonic Lodge – 140 W. Third St., Salida
To schedule an appointment, call 800-365-0006,
Ext. 2, or sign up at , enter site
code No.

New Infectious Disease Clinic

The Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is opening an infectious disease clinic two days per month beginning on Jan. 6. Clinic patients will be seen at two locations, the Salida Hospital’s Specialty Clinic and the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center.

The clinic will be conducted by Daniel Perlman, M.D., an infectious disease specialist who also serves as a hospitalist and internal medicine primary care provider at HRRMC.

As an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Perlman sees patients with infections that are difficult to [...]

Dine Out for Healthy Meals 4 Kids Today through Sunday

With close to half of the children in Chaffee County on free and reduced lunches and over 4,000 lunches served through the summer food program this summer, Amica’s and LiveWell Chaffee County are partnering with local restaurants and coffee shops to raise the funds needed to cover the addition of Friday lunches and assist with the Mountain Lion backpack program in Salida.

Dine Out to Support Friday Meals and Backpack Program for Students October 24-27th

The Healthy Meals for Kids (HM4K) Chaffee County Program will help ensure that all children in Chaffee County have access to healthy meals when school is not in session.

Amica’s, the Salida Boys & Girls Club and LiveWell Chaffee County have partnered over the past two years to provide healthy meals to Chaffee County children over the summer, and they anticipate reaching over 10,000 meals served by the end of next summer.

Shifting to a four day school week in Salida resulted [...]

Dine Out Event for Healthy Meals 4 Kids Announces Supporting Restaurants

Restaurants that are donating a portion of their sales to the Healthy Meals 4 Kids Program during this “dine out” event October 24-27th include Amica’s, The Fritz, Benson’s and Rivers Edge. In addition, Moonlight Pizza’s Moonlight Monday on Monday, October 28th will benefit HM4K. Salida area coffee shops and bakeries are also showing their support by having donation jars where you can donate your change to a worthy cause. You can donate at Sacred Ground Coffee, Rise and Shine Bakery and Café Dawn who will also donate a portion of their sales on Thursday, October 24th.

HRRMC joint replacement prep class

The one-hour class will be held the second Wednesday of every month at the Salida hospital. It is designed for community members who are considering a hip, knee or shoulder replacement, or for patients who are already scheduled for a joint replacement at HRRMC.

Submitting Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Forms Can Help Make Healthy Schools Meals Available to More Students

The Salida School District, Buena Vista School District Food Service and LiveWell Chaffee County are asking parents to submit free and reduced meal benefit forms for the 2013-2014 school year regardless of whether or not they think they will qualify and even if they choose not to participate in the program. Schools receive state and federal reimbursement based on the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunches rather than the number that actually participate. This funding not only benefits the children that receive free or reduced meal benefits, but all students by providing additional funds to food service, Title 1 programs and e-Rate discounts for technology.

Buena Vista and Salida Join the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign

LiveWell Chaffee County announced today that the Salida City Council and the Buena Vista Trustees passed resolutions over the past few weeks to join the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign of Colorado, which champions local government policies that improve access to healthy foods and physical activity in both small and large communities throughout the state.

The Salida School Gardens Open House

The Salida School Gardens are holding an Open House on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 1:00-4:00pm to present the current garden production plan as well as our expansion plan for Phase II of this project. As neighbors and part of our community, we welcome you to come by, meet the garden manager and project partners, and provide input to the next exciting phase of growing healthy, fresh food for our schools and community.

Join the partners and participants at the Salida Middle School Garden [...]