Archive for March, 2011

Support for Families wtih Mesothelioma

March 26th, 2011 by Lee Yahnke

It is the exposure to asbestos, a substance used widely during and after World War II that is the primary cause for Mesothelioma.  No known level of exposure to asbestos is attributed to the disease.  Mesothelioma may be related to brief, low level or indirect exposures to asbestos.
One of the cruel aspects of the disease is that the effect is latent and symptoms virtually never show earlier than15 years after initial exposure. Symptoms peak at 30-40 years post exposure.

Families today are facing the effects of a disease they had no idea existed 30-40 years ago.  The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance provides information and support for families dealing with this disease. Go to to obtain details and find resources.

Caregiver Pampering Day

March 13th, 2011 by Lee Yahnke

Saturday, April 16, 2011 a Caregiver Pampering Day is scheduled from 8:30am to 1:30pm.  The special day of enjoyment, relaxation, and pampering will be at Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO.  Activities include Aromatherapy, Chair Massage, Manicures, Reflexology/Foot Massage, and Healing Touch. Interactive Classes include Creative Healing, Humor and Caregiving, Mindful Stress Reduction, and Simple Healthy Eating. Drop-in Activities include Listening and Caring Conversations, Human-Animal Bond in Colorado (HABIC), and Round table Chat Group.  Registration must be received by Friday, April 1, 2011.  Please contact Lynette McGowan, Family Caregiver Support Coordinator, at 970-498-7758 or email at