Briefs Feb. 9-12, 2008 |

Briefs Feb. 9-12, 2008


Summit County Transportation offers rides for seniors

For Summit County residents who know someone in need of transportation assistance to medical appointments, prescription pick ups or grocery shopping, the Summit County Senior Transportation Program can help.

Summit County’s specialized program is designed to assist people over 60 years old who lack transportation resources.

Rides are provided Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Rides must be scheduled at least one week in advance. Special dates and times will be considered. For North Summit seniors, a bus is provided to Park City for pharmacy and shopping on the first Thursday of every month.

For South Summit seniors, a bus is provided to Park City for pharmacy and shopping on the second Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Summit County Transportation coordinator Susan Ovard at (435) 336-3025 or 783-4351 ext. 3025.

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Recycle Utah will hold two evenings of free consultation for residents who want to incorporate green building techniques into their new construction and renovations.

The Green Building Consultation evenings with experts will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, March 12, beginning at 5 p.m. at Recycle Utah, 1951 Woodbine Way in Park City.

Residents can bring their building plans and receive customized consultations for questions about alternative heating and cooling systems, passive solar, air quality techniques, ecological building materials, water saving devices, environmentally sound water softening systems and other green building techniques.

Consultation is by appointment only and appointments are available at 30-minute intervals. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Recycle Utah at 649-9698.

Applegate HomeCare and Hospice announces new branch manager

Applegate HomeCare and Hospice has announced the promotion of a new professional in its Park City branch. Natalie Yellis-Kraus has been promoted to branch manager. She most recently served as the community relations manager.

Yellis-Kraus has a bachelor’s degree in social work and 10 years of experience working in skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies. Natalie is active in the Park City community and has volunteered in various local agencies.