2014 Geriatric Health Internet Series for Health Care Professionals

Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center is proud to host the 2014 Geriatric Health Internet Series for Health Care Professionals January 7 – March 11, 2014.  The series will be held every Tuesday from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.

Please click on the link below for more information:

Health Internet Series

To register, please contact Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center at 307-789-5742.

We hope to see you there!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Recap

As we start into November, here is a look back at some breast cancer facts we learned in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

    • Every two minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis.
    • Every fourteen minutes, a life is lost to the disease.
    • Over 40,000 people will die this year; about 400 of them will be men.
    • Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50.  These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
    • Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40 and 55.
    • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
    • Eighty-five percent of all diagnoses have no family history.
    • Men can develop breast cancer.
    • Smoking may increase chances of developing breast cancer.
    • At this time, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
    • The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%).

Reduce Cancer Risk

  • Make Lifestyle changes:
    • Get at least four hours of exercise a week.
    • Keep a healthy weight, especially after menopause.
    • Limit alcoholic drinks to one per day.

The two biggest risk factors for developing breast cancer are being a woman and getting older.  Other factors include having children after the age of thirty-six or never having children, not breastfeeding your babies, or taking hormone replacement therapy.

When a woman turns forty, she should have a discussion with her physician about having a mammogram and how often to have one.  New guidelines can be confusing and being educated and informed is your best tool in decision making.

November is a month to work on men’s health initiatives.  Join in with Movember to see what you can do.

For any questions or concerns regarding cancer please contact the Cancer Resource office located at Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center.  

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The Weight of the Nation

Three years in the making, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a four-part documentary series, featuring case studies and interviews with leading experts and with individuals and families struggling with obesity. The series spotlights the facts and myths of this urgent public health issue, showing how obesity affects the health of the nation and cripples the health care system – and what individuals and communities can do.

Please join us for a screening!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6—8 pm*                   Part 1: Consequences

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6-8 pm                    Part 2: Choices

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6—8 pm                Part 3: Children in Crisis

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6—8 pm              Part 4: Challenges   

*Dr. Joe Grandpre, manager of Chronic Disease/MCH Epidemiology at the Wyoming Department of Health, will open the series with his presentation of obesity in America.  After the presentation on October 9, there will be an opportunity for discussion.

We hope you join us to learn more about this pressing health issue, and how you can help support our efforts to combat obesity in our community.

THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM),in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

Taking That First Step

How many times have you thought about returning to school?  Would you like to learn something new, raise your self-esteem, or get a more rewarding job?  Going to college, even one class at a time, can be life-changing.  It doesn’t matter how long you have been out of school, or how old you are, a college class or degree is waiting for you!  You do not have to leave Evanston to make your educational dreams come true.  Come meet others just like you, and find out how easy it is to take those first steps.  We can show you how to get started, talk about financial aid, and answer all of your questions at no charge.  We’ll even provide refreshments for you to enjoy while you meet with academic advisors, find out how to apply for scholarships, and hear about the many programs and classes offered right here at the Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center.

Please join us August 22, 2013, from 5:00-7:00 PM in room 322.

Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center Recognizes Hosts of Graduates at Commencement

by Matt Roberts, Uinta County Herald

Several area students were recognized for their completion of a variety of educational programs during the Uinta County BOCES No. 1 commencement ceremony at Davis Middle School auditorium on May 18.

Following comments from programs administrators, brief speeches were offered by graduates Brendee Lee Dean, Kathleen Clarissa White, Margarita Harvey and Simone P. Sepulveda.

Those upon whom certificates or degrees were conferred included:

  • Wyoming Certificate of High School Equivalency:  Luis Carlos Orona Cruz; Adrian De Santiago (salutatorian, National Honor Roll); Brendee Lee Dean (valedictorian, National Honor Roll); Sulma Veronica Fierro; Shawn A. Ramsey; Lizbeth Saenz; Charles W. Walk; Erick Lynn Walk; and Kathleen Clarissa White.
  • BOOST program:  Erick Walk
  • Western Wyoming Community College: Wesley Caldwell; Melissa Faddis; Margarita Harvey; and Alyssa Richins.
  • University of Wyoming: Simone P. Sepulveda.
  • Western Governor’s University:  Mary Lisa Silcox.